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Beyond the facade

When the current owners bought the listed school façade (anno 1908) with the vacant piece of land behind, they were the fourth owners in a row. The other buyers hadn't found a solution to build a contemporary house behind the heritage facade. What do you do with a heritage listed school façade that you have to restore in the original state with the authentic window...

sense of luxury

Onion started designing 138-room Sala Samui Chaweng Beach Resort 5 years ago. In January 2018, the first phase - 52-room beachfront was opened for guests. Every room has a private swimming pool and beach views. There are 2-Bedroom Presidential Pool Villa next to the beach, framed the view by the old Banyan Trees, 4-Pool Villas and the rest of...

colour in bold tones

Haymes Paint Colour and Concept Manager, Wendy Rennie, has put together her key colour take outs from the 2018 Milan Design Week. Wendy has broken down her findings into three main points; textures, mixed materials, and colour in bold tones. Rennie say’s, “Textures were more prevalent and varied than ever, both in soft and hard accessories, from plush velvet, to woolly, animalistic furnishings. Gloss and matt...

southern modernism

Workstead House | Charleston is the exploration of southern modernism, a design philosophy informed by the distinctive heritage of the American South.  Originally built in 1853 on Charleston’s historic “Bee’s Row,” the grand, three-story home and accompanying carriage house were meticulously restored under the careful direction of Workstead, with every element curated in deference to, and reverence of, past and future,...

NSW Sunshine house

Sunrise House is a beachfront home in the dunes of the Australian NSW South Coast overlooking the Pacific Ocean, but it could be easily at home in Brazil, São Paulo due to its architectural language . Designed by MCK architects the original brief was humble, calling for a house that was as comfortable for a family of four, as it was for an...

Australian Photography in PARIS

The Australian Embassy in Paris is exhibiting an incredible lineup of Contemporary Australian Photography. WALL POWER  features the work of twenty-two leading Australian photographers such as Bill Henson, Brook Andrew, Christian Thompson, Luke Shadbolt and Tracey Moffatt. The exhibition covers a broad spectrum of practical and conceptual approaches to photography, all casting light on the Australian national identity, rich in complexities...

Australian Mexican connection

It’s been 12 years since the humble beginning of Guzman y Gomez with its first store in Newtown, Sydney. In 2015, GYG was named the fastest growing fast-food chain in Australia. In the beginning of 2018, we saw the opening of their 100th store located North of Sydney in Maitland, NSW, yes that’s right, I said 100! Designed by MORRISco Design, “The GYG...

lakeside house

Architectural studio “A Parallel Architecture”, described the Lake Austin Residence, “like a butterfly specimen pinned to its mounting”. This lake-front home’s light floating roofs are anchored to its site by heavy rustic limestone, while its horizontal footprint is spread out and sewn through the sycamore, cypress and pecan trees. The resulting form reflects the organic character of its site, and...

MoMA @ the NGV

Last Friday I was invited to a media exclusive, to tour the National Gallery of Victoria's major exhibition of modern and contemporary masterworks from New York’s iconic Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) at NGV: 130 Years of Modern and Contemporary Art and it was awe inspiring to be up-close and personal with so many iconic art innovators. Co-organised by the NGV and MoMA,...

Shelter in the vineyard

Shelter in the vineyard is located in Fontanars dels Alforins, Spain. The project sits between a pine forest and vineyards of the farm, practically diluted in the vegetation. The decision to develop the home into a single plan, in addition to the materials chosen, which contributes coherent tones. Designed by Ramón Esteve, the rural shelter takes as a generative idea the traditional rural...

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