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Bondi Icon

Bondi rates as one of the most iconic places in Australia. It conjures up images of summer days, surfers, sun, sand and the best of Australian lifestyle. This project, completed by Tobias Partners and located a literal stone’s throw from Bondi Beach, is the perfect modern interpretation of this relaxed lifestyle. Starting with a 1980s home, Tobias Partners were tasked with transforming the...

Back to School

Taking on the loft conversion in this former school, Dutch firm Eklund Terbeek have infused a contemporary interior within the existing heritage elements to create a home that is both modern while at the same time telling the story of this historic building. Reorganising the program of the building to maximise space and flow, the firm combined two former classrooms to make a...

A Luxe Bachelor’s Pad – revisited

After spending his days making the world's most famous faces beautiful, it makes sense that the owner of this New York apartment would want the same for his home. Make-up artist to the stars, Mario Dedivanovic, enlisted young design super-star Ryan Korban (famed for designing the interiors for Balenciaga, Alexander Wang and more) to completely renovated his penthouse...

The Farm – Revisited

Set high on the rolling hills of the New South Wales south coast, this dramatic home finds itself perfectly placed in the landscape to capture the sweeping views and give the owners the lifestyle of their dreams. The house is composed of four pavilions that sit around a central courtyard with deck and pool. Constructed using a combination of concrete and rammed earth, the house has...

Wide Open Land – Wyoming

As we hurtle towards the end of the year, my mind always turns to thoughts of escaping the city and heading out into the wide open land for a few weeks of rest and relaxation and this year if I could teleport myself anywhere it would be to this stunning contemporary mountain home designed by British firm McLean Quinlan and located near...

Master Class

Venerable French interior designer Pierre Yovanovitch was called upon by the owners of this Belgian home to transform what was once a converted office building into the stunning home they enjoy today. Starting with a 1900s home that had been converted and bastardised beyond recognition, Yovanovitch left no surface and no room untouched, and set about creating an interior that catered to the...

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...

The Light & the Land

In a laid back, yet exclusive corner of California, Clint Eastwood has built a town around a golf course called Tehama. The name Tehama is Native American and means “abundance of nature,” a term which could not be better suited to this recently designed house by Studio Schicketanz. The architects describe their design as  ‘producing a deep exploration into the ways in...

With Open Arms

Citing his mentor, Romaldo Giurgola’s (architect of Canberra’s Parliament House) ethos of designing a building with open arms to welcome visitors, Luigi Rosselli has designed this triplex apartment building to draw people in and has in the process creates a series of serene oases in the middle of Sydney’s leafy eastern suburbs. The concave façade details are the open arms in this building,...

All in the Family

Choosing an architect is a great risk – will we get along? Will they understand my needs? Will I like the result? Perhaps then the pairing of client and architect on this project, located in Houston, Texas, was completely risk free (or an even greater risk!). In charging their son with the design of this home, the owners put complete faith that the result would...

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