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  • An Investigative Designer – revisited

    The Connecticut home of Victoria’s Secret model Hana Soukupová and her business magnate husband Drew Aaron is the stuff of designer legend – a showcase for the duo’s extensive collection of contemporary art, which includes works by Andy Warhol, Damien Hirst, and Jean-Michel Basquiat, not to mention an array of extraordinary midcentury furnishings by such masters as Jean Royère and...
  • Ahmedabad house India

    Located in Ahmedabad, Mumbai India, the architecture deploys strategies to mitigate the intense heat. Designed by SPASM Architects, an organic plan bound by massive rammed earth walls with high thermal mass, and courtyards with vertical pivoting wooden louvers, top hung windows with mesh inserts keeps out mosquitoes and allows natural cooling. Apart from these measures, sprinklers activate on timers to...
  • Sri Lankan response – revisited

    Combining an office and residence of an architect, located by a marsh in Rajagiriya Sri Lanka, the property sits on an urban fringe near a series of high-rise buildings close to the main road. In response the building is designed like a fortress sealed from the Colombo heat with specially designed double screens to limit western and southern exposure, traffic...
  • An Updated English Manor – revisited

    Marshcourt, hidden in the  Hampshire landscape to the southwest of London, is nothing if not eccentric. To begin with, it is built of chalk, a material that had not been in regular use for two centuries at the time of its construction—in the early 1900s—and certainly not for a 12-bedroom country house. A mix of Tudor and Jacobean features (panelled rooms,...
  • Sydney Twin Peaks – revisited

    A Queen Anne style residence reveals its hidden character and history in the late night lights.  Two crisp zinc roof gables, observing the shadows on the narrow footpath, guard the new entry door. The early 1900s bricks, shingles and Elizabethan windows have been a theatre for three generations of the same family. Following a failed total rebuild design by a different...
  • the hidden house – Sydney revisited

    Park Street is a simple and robust dwelling located in Sydney Australia built to accommodate a young family and their evolving needs. Natural material choices, a limited palette and inter-linked garden spaces engaging living experience in the daily lives of the occupants. A former tennis court site, shaped like a ‘battle-axe’, presented a unique opportunity for Jackson Clements Burrows. The...
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