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The New Venice

I have posted about Venice previously, so it’s no secret that I love it. Its home to some extraordinary architecture and engineering steeped in tradition from an age of a gilded empire. It’s a place that truly peaks my sense of wonder. So for me, this latest project by Andrea Marcante and Adelaide Testa set in this amazing...

Chromatic tension

Situated on Boston’s famous Beacon Street this stately apartment is an exploration of colour and balance by Dee Elms of Elms Interior Design. Traditional in it proportions and architectural detailing the home is an eclectic mix of contemporary, mid-century and classical decorative elements. Australian made lighting from Christopher Boots sits alongside New York’s Apparatus Studio and vintage Serge Mouille...

Holland Park, sweetie!

Holland Park is arguably the best part of London and is where this six bedroom Victoria townhouse sits. Formerly owned by John Cleese, this impressive building is now home to a young couple and their children. Scott Maddux in conjunction with his British design partner, Jo leGleud, collaborated with the London architect Nathaniel Gee on this project of generous proportions....

Among the gumtrees, Victoria

Extending on an existing 90s structure, the Tree Pavilion located on Victoria's Mornington Peninsula. As it is described by the aptly named architects Branch Studio incorporates the landscape into its design. The new addition serves as a master suite made up of three pavilions at varying heights. The first level houses the master bathroom featuring an indoor/outdoor shower...

A new apartment of yester year

At the top of a classic Art Deco building on the Upper East Side is a home designed by Billy Cotton and his exploration of contradictions in a coveted Classic Six building by Emery Roth who was one of the Manhattans definitive early-­20th-century architects. Cotton pays homage to the classic apartments of previous times, as well as being...

Kips Bay Show House

Instead of competing amongst themselves for a coveted project, the crème de la crème of the New York design world come together under one exceptionally chic roof for the benefit of the Kips Bay Boys and Girls Club. In its 45 years, the Kips Bay show house has become a must-see for the design community, a launching pad for young talent, and an expressive canvas...

Crisp white box

David Mann, founder of MR Architecture + Decor, completely reimagined this typical pre-war apartment in Manhattan’s Carnegie Hill neighbourhood. The clients: discerning art collectors and their young daughters. The brief: to showcase their extensive art collection in spaces where the kids can have sleepovers and movie nights all in a crisp white box! No small...

To the Bat Cave!

This immense 1350 square metre home in Itu, Sao Paulo Brazil is home to a family of six who had some rather strict design constraints. On a sloping site the building had to essentially be single storey and meet accessibility standards. The ramping throughout is Villa Savou-esq in its interjection. Slow and processional, perhaps even conversational. The main functions of the house - social, leisure and...

Winds of Wine

Like a pewter ribbon ripped from a perfectly wrapped present, the roofline of the Viña Vik Hotel in Millahue, Chile barrels down the landscape as if it were writhing in the winds of the valley in which it sits. Clad in titanium this space age material punctuates and gleams atop perfectly rusted iron, copper and steel. Perhaps an uneasy juxtaposition in what is such a...

TWA Terminal living

Loft Panzerhalle came about after Vienna based Studio Smartvoll won a 2013 competition to design the space, which is no surprise after seeing the finished results. Located in the Maxglan district in Salzburg, Austria, the loft spans 350 square meters of open space over two floors. The space was originally used to repair tanks but is now a...

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