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  • clear distinction – Brisbane

    Sorrel is a progressive extension and alteration to a small cottage on a sloping site in Paddington, Brisbane Australia. The project explores the juxtaposition between historical context and contemporary architecture. In a somewhat controversial decision, the call was made to make a clear distinction between the small, original cottage and the new work, keeping their respective personalities distinct. The materials...
  • Lara Scolari – abstract expressionist

    Designer Rugs has long been a supporter of Australian artists through their unique rug collaborations, and there is now a new partnership to add to the list – Sydney artist Lara Scolari. Touted as one of Australia’s most exciting emerging contemporary visual artists, Lara Scolari’s gestural paintings have made a serious splash on the international art scene. Lara has developed...
  • Melbourne Design Week 2019

    Australia’s leading annual international design event, Melbourne Design Week, will present its largest program to date, with more than 200 events including 47 exhibitions, 14 film screenings, 77 talks, 22 tours and 18 workshops across Melbourne and – for the very first time – Geelong  from 14 – 24 March 2019. Celebrating the best of local, national and international design,...
  • a true minimalist

    Located here the Allschwil Forest, Switerland ends and the city of Basel begins, Buchner Bründler Architekten has completed the minimalist, if not brutalist concrete residence, ‘Kirschgarten House’. Set on a sloping site in the countryside neighborhood of Binningen, the two storey home is hidden from view by a tall black fence that skirts the periphery of the property. The oppressive...
  • outward-looking Melbourne

    Step out of your caravan into the shade and fresh air, protected by a canvas annexe which frames a view of the lush landscape beyond. This experience was the inspiration behind BENT Annexe, an addition for a family of four and their two Dachshunds. Because every day should feel like a breath of fresh air, surrounded by nature. BENT Annexe...
  • Responding to Lorne

    The Skyline House is located in a bush-fire prone area in seaside Lorne, Victoria and responds to the potential direct fire threat in that location. This approach of the home led to the creation of an insular, sheltered courtyard zone, which has the added benefit of allowing access to north winter sun in the living zones. Designed by Lachlan Shepherd...
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