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Balmoral to Manly

As far as family homes go, this one is at the upper end of impressive. The contemporary home, located in the Sydney suburb of Mosman, has been designed by Tanner Kibble Denton is set across two blocks of land and three levels. The width gained from building across two titles has been the house sweeping views across Balmoral...

Modernist Masterpiece

With Mies van der Rohe, Luis Barragaìn and Tadao Ando forming the bedrock of inspiration, how could these stables (yes, stables!) be anything other than incredible. Located near Buenos Aires, the stables are home to forty-four horses and was the brainchild of owner and polo legend Nacho Figueras and architect Juan Ignacio Ramos. Conceived as a building...

Masculine Style

“Bold and elegantly masculine” is how Flack Studio describe this project, located in the leafy Melbourne suburb of Armadale, and for me it is also plain sexy. It is the richness of materials and finishes – dark timbers, bronze, and marble – that gives this home a confident personality, and combined with the crisp white architecture of...

Sundial House – Santa Fe

Two board-formed concrete walls anchor this ridgetop home in New Mexico’s Santa Fe by Specht Architects.  Using this anchor point, the architects have developed a program for the house that emphasises the views over the valley as well as creating a sense of protection. Internally, the concrete walls provide texture and form giving the interiors an earthy palate that...

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...

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