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  • not so suburban Sydney

    Sydney firm Tribe Studio has recently refurbished and extended this 1930s bungalow in suburban Sydney with a garden pavilion and a series of decorative flourishes, reducing its footprint and accommodating the new program in an extended gable roof form.The reworked house is studiously compact, and yet it delivers on a big suburban brief multiple bedrooms, bathrooms, and living spaces. Its clever...
  • breathtaking beauty

    Perched over 2,000 metres above sea level on the curving rim of a great canyon in Jabal Akhdar, the highest five star resort, the Anantara Jabal Akhdar, was designed by Lotfi Sidirahal from Atelier Pod. The long inaccessible Jabal Akhdar, Arabic for “The Green Mountain”, is a towering escarpment. The luxury resort is located on a 66,000 sqm cliff edge plot, with a...
  • beautifully imperfect

    AnnaVasily; a handmade glass tableware brand has officially hit Australian shores with the launch of its Autumn/Winter collection. Designed by international designer from Greece Anna Papaharisi, the AnnaVasily range is available online and unlike traditional tableware is not mass-produced, with each piece carefully crafted from high-quality glass made to withstand a modern kitchen. ‘Everything in nature – the sea, hills,...
  • The Forecast earthy tones

    With Autumn here, there’s no better time to start warming up our homes with colour and texture. The hue on everyone’s home-decorating radar this year is Terracotta – favoured for its down-to-earth feel yet sophisticated aesthetic. Tierras Industrial tile collection by Mutina and Patricia Urquiola consists of different kind of lavas, of terracotta and of clays, chromaticaly matching with each...
  • Santa Monica Sanctuary

    In designing a new home in Santa Monica for photographer Tatiana Botton, architectural designer Charles Ward and interior designer Leanne Ford worked to create a space that could be as much about entertaining as it was a sanctuary, yet also a space that provided the perfect backdrop to hang Botton’s work. Starting with the architecture, Ward placed emphasis on simple...
  • lagoon house

    Backwater a new detached home designed by Platform 5 Architects replaces an outdated bungalow on a secluded lagoon in the Norfolk broads, providing practice director, Patrick Michell with a family home. Designing a new building for the plot provided the opportunity to enhance the setting by establishing a stylish counterpoint to more traditionally designed neighbouring houses, while respecting the peaceful location....
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