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Sculptural living – India

The Badari residence is a house designed on a typical urban plot Bengaluru, India which is the tech capitol of India. The client required a house that would be distinguished into two types of spaces. Creating spaces that could be personal and intimate verses spaces that are congregational in nature which encouraged interaction among family and friends. The building’s exterior and interiors was conceptualised by

Sub-tropical living Brisbane

Amaroo House is a contemporary new build that is giving off serious Brazilian architectural vibes in Brisbane's inner west suburb of Bardon, Australia. Situated on a wide fronted, sloping block in the leafy river city suburb, the design provides for the ultimate sub-tropical living that maximises vast open connection to highly considered private outdoor spaces in which Designed by local practice No Comments Read more

ADIDAS – Charitable Coronavirus Response

Adidas introduces the Face Cover, which is a reusable face mask made from a breathable recycled material for people to wear as coronavirus lock down ease. Adidas said in a statement,“Whilst not medically graded, it’s designed to help prevent the spread of transmissible viruses and germs, to help protect those around you.” The Adidas Face Cover is available to purchase in Europe, North America and China, with...

Determined by location – Sardinia

Set within the elements of the Sardinian landscape and rugged terrain of countless rocks and the wild inlet the original house took advantage of only one orientation. Architect Stefania Stera set her goal to create a house whose volumes would not alter the site but would serve to magnify it, in the finest tradition of Porto Cervo. Porto Cervo, begun in...

Social distancing at Domino Park – New York

We are loving New York's response to outdoor social distancing at Domino Park, located in Brooklyn’s Williamsburg neighbourhood. The waterfront park is one of the first in the city to devise a way for implementing social distancing by six feet (1.8 metres) – a procedure recommended by the CDC and government to mitigate the spread of the coronavirus. The design comprises a series of white circles...

Beach house perfection – Mexico

The house I never new I needed, Bautista House was developed on a narrow beachfront lot in the Sian Ka’an biosphere, near Tulum, in Quintana Roo, Mexico. Designed by PRODUCTORA the entire build was cast in an organic blue colour concrete, which reacts over time to its exposure to the sun and its position in the house, creating tones that range...

Writers retreat – Brazil

Built to be a writers retreat set in the middle of nature in Petrópolis, Brazil the building was designed under the symbolic meaning of a cave. The symbolism of the cave suggests shelter, self-knowledge, return to basics, reflection, pregnancy, growth, freedom through thought of ancient mythologies. Designed by Architectare, the shape of the construction was defined by the small...

Music hall house – Sydney

Located in Paddington , Sydney on the end of a strip of terrace houses dating back to the 1880s, the Concert Hall House is a highly personalised response to the clients brief for space where music can take centre stage. Pandolfini Architects reimagined the potential of this compact inner-city terrace whilst providing dramatic interior spaces, reminiscent of great music...

Casa La Vida – Mexico

A stone wall and lush greenery conceal Casa La Vida from the road and reveal the dry palm roof known as a palapa. They are commonly used in the region because they provide shelter, allow for natural ventilation and reduce solar absorption. In Casa La Vida, the palapa separates the residence's two volumes. One structure houses the open kitchen and dining room while a large...

Hunkered into the landscape – Sunshine Beach

Located overlooking the pristine beaches of Sunshine Beach, Queensland, Australia, the house’s sculptural forms and the burrowed nature of its siting was a response to the site’s challenges and the client brief. Concrete arches as a structural form, minimised the need for internal columns and maximised the open spans for windows. They also produced complex shapes, high ceilings, the opportunity to create interestingly shaped organic...

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