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Lyon’s Den

Jenna Lyons love of acid-bright hues is one of the reasons her interiors, specifically her previous Park Slope townhouse was one of the most liked and repined images on Pinterest. Lyons’s style has been copied down to its smallest detail. That’s due in part to her innate skill at mixing unexpected elements to achieve a look that feels fanciful if not quite fancy. Her newly renovated...

Labyrinth by Steve Cordony

With a signature style that juxtaposes contemporary with a refined, traditional classicism, Steve Cordony has created a range, which imbues his aesthetic, and also allows the designs to seamlessly work within a myriad of different environments. “I am constantly observing shapes and patterns around me. Whether I am working on any of my projects or travelling, everything from a window grate in...

A Sympathetic Renovation

It can be a tricky business remodelling an existing home whose pedigree is without question, as is the case with this home located in Sea Ranch the rugged Californian coast north of San Francisco and original designed forty years ago by Ralph Matheson whose home are seromucous with the region. A sympathetic renovation occurred in the 90s by William Turnbull & Associates, however it was...

Port Melbourne spatial drama

Located in the bayside suburb of Port Melbourne and within the confines of a long narrow site with strict heritage and planning controls, the aim of this project was to create a family home with an abundant sense of space and light which was delivered in spades! The front section of the existing century-old terrace house was carefully restored and the new addition sited so as...

Surry Hills respect

This sublime warehouse conversion led by Josephine Hurley Architecture is in one of Sydney’s most recognised local heritage buildings, the distinctive Edwards & Co. building. The building is wedged into a narrow street in the fast regenerating inner-city suburb of Surry Hills. Formerly a tea factory in the 1920s and more recently an advertising agency, the brief was to breathe new life...

The Jet Set

The Costa do Sol or the Portuguese Riviera is famous with the jet set elite and royalty alike, so its no surprise then that such a chic apartment presides over a slice of this dynamic coastline. Cristina Jorge de Carvalho’s aesthetic could be described as a monolithic massing of materiality meets mid-century eclecticism. There is a real sense of confidence in the way...

child & adult friendly

A family in Ealing UK, with three children, commissioned Office S&M to refurbish their house and extend to create a generous living space on the ground floor and a new bedroom in the loft, so that each child had their own space in the house. S&M created a “child-friendly” house in the broadest sense of the word, adding curves to the walls, a...

micro living

Spanish practice ELII Architects has refurbished this micro-apartment in Madrid  adopting a series of smart solution for storage spaces. A dual strategy has been applied to this project based on an L-shaped band that integrates the access, wet areas, storage areas and leisure spaces. This frees up the main area, which opens up to the windows and balconies to create...

A relaxed approach – Portsea

The latest coastal project designed by David Hicks brings a whole new meaning to the classic Australian beach house. Drawing on inspiration from its immediate surroundings, this Portsea project seamlessly integrates juxtaposed materials such as rough and honed stone, distressed timber and satin lacquer. David’s design encompasses a relaxed approach, to embody Portsea’s serenity, while ensuring a certain level of sophistication which Hicks...

The book house Sydney

A Calligrapher handed three books to his wife, she placed them in a random stack on the table… “We want The Books House”… they said. The Architect Luigi Rosselli understood that the books were not only a reference to a home he had previously designed named The Six Degrees of Separation, but also to the ledges and shelves of Sydney-Hawkesbury...