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The Icon – St Kilda

This 17-storey apartment building design by JCB is located in a prominent position at St Kilda Junction Melbourne, at a busy intersection. Skirted by an eclectic mix of medium and high-rise buildings, street signs and billboards, the site is best described as an area to “drive through”, a gateway to St Kilda and Melbourne’s bayside suburbs. While the formal composition of The Icon...

Desert Paradise

Set against the rugged, sun bleached hillsides of Chino Canyon in Coachella valley, California, outside of Palm Springs, the private enclave of Desert Palisades offers modern residences stunning views of the surrounding desert landscape. Designed by Los Angeles based Studio AR+D Architects, the Desert Palisades Guardhouse encapsulates the mid-century modernism of the development while creating a dynamic dialogue between the man-made and...

light house

Lighting designers from Philips Lighting, have collaborated with automotive company Renault on a unique concept car and smart home unveiled at the 2017 Frankfurt Motor Show. The SYMBIOZ autonomous electric car is not just a car, it’s an extension of the home. The vehicle’s onboard digital technology makes it an interactive and personalized space, connecting its passengers to other cars, people and technologies in the...

geometric lines

Black Drop, which is located in the center of Kavala, a city in northern Greece. Designed and by Ark4lab of Architecture is loaded with geometric lines and unexpected elements that simply keep on giving! As a "coffee experience," the space merges urban contemporary touches with industrial aesthetics, offering patrons a fresh option through many zones that engage the patrons. Before even entering, one...

approaching nature

Architecture approaches nature by rearranging its elements. In Casa Chaaltun, this conformation was an attempt to evoke and interpret the natural and cultural context of the Yucatan Peninsula, in Mexico, challenging the mainstream perception and common use of its natural materials. Yucatán Peninsula is known for its peculiar landscapes, which include large trees with tabular roots and natural ponds of crystalline water called cenotes (sounds terrible!);...

The Rimrock house

The Rimrock private residence in Spokane, Washington sits on the edge of a cliff which forms a natural boundary with the plateau fronting it, and perfectly describes this very comfortable, livable work of art. Designed by Olson Kundig Architects the T shaped house is not an intrusion upon the pine covered land as the eons-old, animal trail over which the house is located was included...

hidden house

Don’t you just love architecture that approaches a site differently. That said, this house would never pass council approval in Australia, we would be forced to clear the land and build with distance between the dwelling and bush. This family weekend house is located in Amacueca, Mexico is set inside a bush garden of walnuts and coffee plantations where more than being able to look at...

Re-imagined preservation

Initially built as a small storage space by the previous owner, who was a lumberman, the building set in Sutton, Canada has been rearranged into a forest refuge by its new owner. La Colombière (Dovery) represents the completion and third phase of this simple one-story construction into a true retreat expanding over three floors with no handrails or ballarstraites! In an attempt to preserve the surrounding...

dual history

Croatia-based architecture studio TOBIS Engineering recently finished Villa Martinuzzi, a gorgeous Mediterranean villa located in Pula Croatia.The house was dates back to 1890 however the new owner had one simple request for his villa – to create livable spaces that is a combination of the past and modern design. The ground floor with 45 cm thick stone walls was imagined as a traditional...

The New Work Project

The New Work Project in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, NY, opened its doors on July 1st 2017 and has become the workspace to be for freelancers, solopreneurs and business teams working in the creative industries. Housed in a former foundry, it is a ground-breaking undertaking from the Brooklyn based interior design studio, The New Design Project and the brainchild of husband and wife team, James Davison and Fanny...

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