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  • three separate views

    Three locally known land formations can be seen from the site of Moose Rd House: “Eagle Rock”, a mountain ridge, and the valley of vineyards below. Designed by Mork-Ulnes Architects the main challenge was to frame all three separate views while at the same time, preserving each existing oak tree on site. Located in Ukiah, California, the three fingers extend...
  • Living a Double Life – Sydney

    Double Life house keeps the outside world guessing with its aged street frontage, but the moment you enter, there is a softening of the outside world. The acoustic walls and ceiling linings welcome you into a calmer, quieter realm. A moment to pause. You face a library of black joinery, again a disguise for what lies beyond, a hidden room...
  • The art of living

    The brasserie is known as one of the symbols of the French ‘art de vivre ‘(art of living). These one-hundred-year-old establishments are remarkably decorated and often listed, but have in the past few decades suffered at the hands of ‘modernisation’. 34-year-old British designer and founder of The Guild of Saint Luke, John Whelan, has spent the past two years bringing...
  • Captivating Imperfections

    Hand-knotted rugs, also referred to as Oriental rugs, are rugs made by hand on a specialised loom. To create the foundation of the rug, each weft is woven in and out of the warp threads over the loom. The wool or silk strands are then individually hand tied to each warp thread to create a design. Each strand is then...
  • Terrarium House Brisbane

    Terrarium House exemplifies innovative Australian architecture – created by bringing together layers of memories from the owners’ childhoods and their travels through adult life. Designed by John Ellway Architects the project began as an exercise in managing problematic site conditions and a 100-year-old cottage crumbling into an overgrown backyard jungle. Sitting halfway up the ridge of the inner-city Brisbane, the...
  • A simple house – Mexico

    Immersed in the wild landscape of southeastern Mexico, Montre House serves as a holiday home for a young couple. Taller de Arquitectura Contextual (TACO) was asked to create a functional and welcome house that would foster reflection and contemplation while connecting its inhabitants with the surrounding wild landscape. An intuitive, functional and simple experience of living, but with great spatial...
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