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Abstracts of Bernabei Freeman

Working with dexterity on projects from ceramics to outdoor furniture, bernabeifreeman display a highly sophisticated use of colour in their new Designer Rugs collection. Four, irregular-shaped, hand tufted wool rugs comprise the range, with suffuse designs that have inspired names like; Ocean, Plateau, Spring and Crossing. In collaboration with Designer Rugs in-house designer Christine McDonald this collection builds...

The Village House – Sydney

Earth is one of the oldest construction materials known to man; it can be fired, as with bricks and tiles, or used in its raw state as with adobe or rammed earth.  Earth is a malleable material that can become strong and weight bearing, while maintaining a breathable skin. With ‘The Village House’, rammed earth provides the catalyst to bring together history, nature, malleability and softness...

preserving humanity

This mesmerising art installation was created and presented as part of the Jerusalem Design Week 2018 at Hansen House - Center for Design, Media and Technology which simply blows my mind for all the right reasons. The thought provoking installation, “Goren” aims to provide a glimpse into the conservation efforts underway to preserve a piece of humanities DNA - through the case study...

isolated villa

The AA house is a holiday’s house situated at the center of a small village in Barcelona, Spain, where the common houses are made of stone and bricks. Designed by Alventosa Morell Architects the project aim was to re-design the house integrated with the landscape and to create private spaces isolated from the noise outside. The stone wall runs parallel with the road,...

white washed

The design of the Carmen House by Carles Faus Architects is led by focusing on the style of traditional Ibizan country houses, simple clear lines, controlled light and white in colour. Located in Dénia, Spain, upon entering, the Carmen house you are greeted by a large opening overlooking the pool, towards the Dénia castle in the distance. This large opening,...

Alpine style – Italy

Located in the UNESCO heritage-protected village of Castelrotto, in the heart of the Dolomites, Italy, the Hotel Schgaguler has reopened its doors after a full refurbishment lead by Milan-based Peter Pichler Architecture. The small village of Castelrotto in Alto Adige / North Italy is known for his folkloric culture and the relationship with its nature and surrounding mountains. A simple and timeless architectural design is...

Brisbane Queenslander

The original pre-1946 Queenslander house located in Brisbane, Australia, that occupied the site had previously been used as a boarding house. It had been raised and all verandahs were enclosed. The living spaces were internalised and segregated and there was little connection between outside and inside. The renovation works sought to bring light, tactility and connectivity to an otherwise dreary and rundown house. Re- imagined by...

enhanced past – Brighton

Located bay-side Brighton, Melbourne, the brief was to transform this brick Victorian home, situated on a main road, into a tranquil family residence capable of accommodating the lifestyle of the family for many years to come. The features of the original home were to be retained wherever possible, however the challenge was to introduce an abundance of natural light, and create a more livable environment...

Mirage Detroit

American artist and filmmaker Doug Aitken created a large-scale installation made entirely out of mirrors that takes the form of an American suburban home. ‘Mirage Detroit’ exists inside the former State Savings Bank, an architectural building in downtown Detroit, Michigan. The project follows Aitken’s earlier Mirarge House — a site-specific mirrored sculpture of a home set in the middle of...

industrial Fitzroy

Built in 1920, the brick building at 153 George Street located in Fitzroy, Melbourne is a modest, one-storey structure that used to house the Federal Trolley and Truck Company, a manufacturing facility for axles and undercarriages for the city’s trams. Recently renovated into a family residence Hong Kong and Melbourne-based architectural studio HOLA PROJECTS they have managed to transform the factory into...