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where art lives

The breathtaking sprawling estate of the Inhotim Museum in Brazil is populated by architectural pavilions, art and botanical gardens housing one of the largest foundations of contemporary art in Brazil. Sao Paulo-based studio Tacoa Arquitetos recently completed the Adriana Varejão Gallery which in itself is a work of contemporary art. Located just beyond the town of Brumandinho in Minas Gerais,...

accommodating the Z generation

The Student Hotel Firenze Lavagnini is a hybrid hospitality concept like no other, catering to students who can stay here for a maximum of two years, as well as tourists, professionals on the go, globetrotters, and neo-wanderers who are invited to stay from two nights to twelve months. Identifying itself as a creative hub, TSH also offers shared working spaces and extended social meeting points. Created...

1950’s charisma

This original 1950’s suburban home was is in good condition, had great charm, and charisma. Located in Murrumbeena, Victoria, the fully detached house with its gabled slate roof, red brick walls, white fenestration and features stepped corbel details. It was decided to retain as much of the original as possible and to honour its virtues with a contemporary interpretation. Re-imagined by Architecture Architecture...

Remote Western Australian Community

The Punmu and Parnngurr Aboriginal Health Clinics in the Western Australian Desert, 1800km from Perth and 500 / 400km respectively from the nearest towns are some of the remotest communities in Australia. The project was delivered by award winning architecture firm, Kaunitz Yeung Architecture. These buildings make up two of the four remote communities of the Martu who have lived on their country...

Part 2 – Dulux Colour Awards finalists!

Part 2 our feature story of this years finalists for Dulux Colour Awards, we'll be previewing some hospitality and commercial Interiors that have been recently announced following a record-breaking entries from Australian and New Zealand design professionals. After viewing the finalists there seems to be many common shades across residential, however the commercial and hospitality sector seems to be fabulously adventurous! The judging panel will select...

The Cuckoo House

The Cuckoo House is a house for a family of 4 combined with a coffee shop located in Da Nang, Vietnam. Built from local clay bricks the house is reminiscent of the shape of a Cuckoo Clock. Designed by Tropical Space the house contains 4 blocks which are all interconnected, each block is place on another rectangular block with the...

The Long House – Victoria

Nestled atop the Great Dividing Range 100km north of Melbourne, Australia in Trentham, a slow-paced country town is the Long House which is a delicately balanced moment between old-fashioned simplicity and the conveniences of contemporary life. Located within a recent semi-rural development on the periphery of the town, the project brief was to design an energy efficient, low maintenance single dwelling on a large, north-facing...

Purist Escape

"Island Friends”is located near a reservoir in the suburban area of Wuhan, China on a small peninsula, off the beaten track surrounded by pristine scenery and tranquil waters. Designed by Advanced Architecture Lab[AaL] + WIKI the project is an exploration of community-based natural life. The intention of the project is with the minimal existence of the buildings to make the occupants closer and deeper...

2019 DULUX Residential Interiors finalists

This years finalists for Dulux Colour Awards, Residential Interiors have been announced following a record-breaking entries from Australian and New Zealand design professionals. After viewing the finalists there seems to be many shades of blue and greens that are dominating this sector, from azure through to dark navy – seen in cabinetry, trims through to feature walls. Meanwhile, greens ranging from soft sage to emerald...

Hand-crafted and sleek

Pompen & Verlouw is a new, all-day restaurant located in Den Bosch, a picturesque Dutch town in the south, that takes its name from the 1930s garage that used to occupy the spot. Inspired by the building’s past incarnation as a garage back in the days when cars were still a product of both industrialization and craftsmanship, Amsterdam-based...