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  • Impeccable Provenance – Melbourne

    History is something that fascinates me greatly and historical references attached to a home or place instantly adds an intangible and magic value. In the case of this townhouse, located in East Melbourne Australia, the short roll call of owners reads like the provenance of a great painting. The first owner was Eugene von Guerard, the famed landscape painter responsible...
  • The Icon – St Kilda

    This 17-storey apartment building design by JCB is located in a prominent position at St Kilda Junction Melbourne, at a busy intersection. Skirted by an eclectic mix of medium and high-rise buildings, street signs and billboards, the site is best described as an area to “drive through”, a gateway to St Kilda and Melbourne’s bayside suburbs. While the formal composition...
  • Desert Paradise

    Set against the rugged, sun bleached hillsides of Chino Canyon in Coachella valley, California, outside of Palm Springs, the private enclave of Desert Palisades offers modern residences stunning views of the surrounding desert landscape. Designed by Los Angeles based Studio AR+D Architects, the Desert Palisades Guardhouse encapsulates the mid-century modernism of the development while creating a dynamic dialogue between the...
  • light house

    Lighting designers from Philips Lighting, have collaborated with automotive company Renault on a unique concept car and smart home unveiled at the 2017 Frankfurt Motor Show. The SYMBIOZ autonomous electric car is not just a car, it’s an extension of the home. The vehicle’s onboard digital technology makes it an interactive and personalized space, connecting its passengers to other cars,...
  • From up on Princes Hill

    The inner city suburb of Princes Hill in Melbourne Australia is home to some beautiful Victorian Architecture. The challenge here: to juxtapose what is a contemporary renovation while championing the heritage of the building. Charged with the task to bridge this historical language was Christopher Elliott – and what a conversation! This family home seems to draw design motifs from...
  • geometric lines

    Black Drop, which is located in the center of Kavala, a city in northern Greece. Designed and by Ark4lab of Architecture is loaded with geometric lines and unexpected elements that simply keep on giving! As a “coffee experience,” the space merges urban contemporary touches with industrial aesthetics, offering patrons a fresh option through many zones that engage the patrons. Before...
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