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Santa Monica Sanctuary

In designing a new home in Santa Monica for photographer Tatiana Botton, architectural designer Charles Ward and interior designer Leanne Ford worked to create a space that could be as much about entertaining as it was a sanctuary, yet also a space that provided the perfect backdrop to hang Botton’s work. Starting with the architecture, Ward placed emphasis...

Klein House – Sydney

Nestled on a narrow site with difficult access and a huge boulder blocking the entry, Sydney-based MHN Design Union had their work cut out for them when designing this five-bedroom home located in the lush Sydney suburb of Vaucluse. Working with the long and challenging site, MHN’s first task was to improve access. This they achieved by sawing off...

On Cloud Nine

The hours spent detailing a project, working out how to hide what ought to be hidden and highlight would should be celebrated, creating the right sense of harmony and proportion obvious to a designer and subconsciously enjoyed by the layman – are what make a project special. This project, located in the exclusive Paris suburb of Saint Cloud and completed by No Comments Read more

Small Space, Big Personality

Being an inner-city dweller, I fully appreciate the constant battle to reconcile the need for a beautiful space with the need for practicality and liveability. This project, a tiny loft apartment in Lublin, Poland and completed by Interiors Home and Wood, achieves just that in spades. By reworking the program of the original apartment (only 30 square metres in...

Pattern Repeat

Acting almost as a signature of their work, this home in Tel Aviv by Pitsou Kedem, typifies the contemporary, bold and inviting design the firm is known for. As with many of their projects, large airy volumes, concrete and a considered use of light define the home. However it is the use and repetition of metal screens...

L shaped residence

Nestled amongst old growth oak trees in California’s Carmel Valley, this home by Sagan Piechota Architecture seeks to capture the surrounding valley and create a sense of harmony between house and nature. Entering the house via a set of stairs that pass under the house, the materials palate of concrete, cedar and weathered steel carry on the tones...

Restraint and Luxury – Melbourne

Located in the leafy Melbourne suburb of Toorak, this home has been given a fresh update through a careful and considered renovation by B.E Architects. The original portion of the house has been left intact as an anchor with the focus instead being on the addition of a roof that wraps around the building housing three pavilions –...

Jungle Jewel

Singapore is one of those wonderful magical places where extreme wealth produces some of the world’s best design and certainly this is never more evident than in the homes they build. Homes of this scale are not uncommon on the island city, what is uncommon however, is the dedication to the relationship between the residence and nature is. Through this relationship, the house, home to a...

French Fairy Tale

This 19th century house, nestled in a leafy suburb of Paris, looks like it has come straight from the pages of a story book. The shingled roof, timber beam exterior and chimneys all add to the romantic character of the home and through a careful renovation, the team at 05 AM Arqitectura have ensured that the interiors...

H10 CASA MIMOSA – Barcelona

In creating a new hotel in Barcelona, Tarruella Trenchs have delivered a project that celebrates the historic character of the building while weaving a modern narrative that not only works to provide a comfortable and inviting space but brings a harmony between old and new. With the original architectural elements retained, Tarruella Trenchs have designed bespoke furniture and joinery...

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