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delicious San Sebastián

If the town of San Sebastián sounds delicious, its because is literally is! With a total of 17 Michelin stars (the highest concentration in the world in relation to the number of inhabitants), San Sebastián has become an international gastronomic destination making the Akelarre Hotel a definitive port of call for gourmands and jetsetters alike. Perched on the hillside of Monte...

Waterfront Retreat – Sydney

The Waterfront Retreat is worthy of house envy and beach house goals , adorned with a private beach, garden and open-plan living. The house designed by Koichi Takada Architects responds the clients’ brief - a house offering sanctuary and entertainment, the Waterfront Retreat is designed to allow nature to lead, offering maximum seclusion and connection to its surrounds and outlook. Located on a steeply...

Twin Houses

Built on an old industrial site in Oughtibridge in the north of Sheffield, UK, where a 200-year-old corn mill used to operate, the fittingly named ‘Corn Yard’ was designed for low maintenance living based on the use of untreated materials, exposed services and energy efficiency. Designed by CODA Bespoke with the help of their clients, gallery owners, designers and identical twins Nik...

Melbourne Blue-stone

A modern blue-stone clad family home on a corner site in bay-side Melbourne suburb, Brighton, Australia. Designed by Finnis Architects the Quarry house balances strong exterior form with seamlessly integrated interiors that promote shared spaces in the heart of the home and a connection with its context. By utilizing a refined palette of blue-stone, powder coated steel and timber clad soffits, exterior...

The Lake House

The guiding design principle of Villa on the lake was to create a house that combines transparency with sustainability, forging a strong relationship between the villa and the landscape. Located in Lechlade-on-Thames, UK, the harmony between landscape and interior, architecture and nature, was a key design. The house was designed from inside out by Mecanoo , creating uninterrupted...

Between Two Worlds – NGV

There is always something worth exploring at the Melbourne NGV, and the latest exhibition is set to engage all your sensors. Nendo Recreates The Impossible World Of MC Escher In Immersive Exhibition which opened last week. Escher X nendo – Between Two Worlds is the first exhibition in the world to feature the extraordinary work of Dutch graphic artist M. C. Escher in dialogue...

amalgamation of past – Tel Aviv

Located in central Jaffa in Tel Aviv, Israel, this two bedroom apartment was recently renovated by innovative Studio ETN in order to create a thoroughly modern, light-filled home in tune with the lifestyle of its owners, a professional couple with a young daughter. Occupying a standard Tel Aviv, Jaffa building, architect Eitan Cohen channeled the neighbourhood's amalgamation of past and present...

Family Village – Tel-Aviv

Two separate buildings combined into one house which was inspired as a small family village in the middle of the beautiful area of Neve Tzedek, in the heart of Tel-Aviv. Through a separate entrance, the parents enter via a glass covered patio transiting to the kitchen, a small dining, living space and a private balcony, encased by a white rose pergola. The adult...

Bottega Veneta – “Masters of Craft”

Last Friday evening, Bottega Veneta presented the “Masters of Craft” Event at the Australian Centre for Contemporary Art in Melbourne. The event took myself and guests on an immersive and interactive journey through Bottega Veneta’s heritage of craftsmanship and its Venetian provenance. Three installations in the gallery space were dedicated to tableaux of Bottega Veneta’s products, both iconic and new,...

The Box House – São Paulo

The Box house, located in a residential neighbourhood of low rise houses in the city of São Paulo, was designed for a young architect, for himself. The size of the ground (20 x 10m) corner, directed where all the openings are located in two of the four facades. Zenith openings and the inner patio illuminate the environments that are located on the other two sides...

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