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not so suburban Sydney

Sydney firm Tribe Studio has recently refurbished and extended this 1930s bungalow in suburban Sydney with a garden pavilion and a series of decorative flourishes, reducing its footprint and accommodating the new program in an extended gable roof form.The reworked house is studiously compact, and yet it delivers on a big suburban brief multiple bedrooms, bathrooms, and living spaces. Its clever...

breathtaking beauty

Perched over 2,000 metres above sea level on the curving rim of a great canyon in Jabal Akhdar, the highest five star resort, the Anantara Jabal Akhdarwas designed by Lotfi Sidirahal from Atelier Pod. The long inaccessible Jabal Akhdar, Arabic for “The Green Mountain”, is a towering escarpment. The luxury resort is located on a 66,000 sqm...

beautifully imperfect

AnnaVasily; a handmade glass tableware brand has officially hit Australian shores with the launch of its Autumn/Winter collection. Designed by international designer from Greece Anna Papaharisi, the AnnaVasily range is available online and unlike traditional tableware is not mass-produced, with each piece carefully crafted from high-quality glass made to withstand a modern kitchen. ‘Everything in nature - the sea,...

lagoon house

Backwater a new detached home designed by Platform 5 Architects replaces an outdated bungalow on a secluded lagoon in the Norfolk broads, providing practice director, Patrick Michell with a family home. Designing a new building for the plot provided the opportunity to enhance the setting by establishing a stylish counterpoint to more traditionally designed neighbouring houses, while respecting the...

Belle – Alessi Design Awards 2017 winner

Belle magazine and Alessi have been on a quest to unearth Australia’s best product designers to create a timeless piece that will fit within the existing Alessi portfolio, exhibit contemporary lines and be imbued with an enduring style that will make it a classic within the Alessi stable.

Rene Linssen is the winner of the Alessi Design Awards 2017 for his beautiful ‘Pearla’ oyster...

The Bridge House

Lately I simply can’t get enough of HAO Design! This multifaceted single home is EVERYTHING combining two multilevel apartments within the confines of an east and west-facing building in Tainan City, Taiwan. The 785 square meter project, which was just completed at the beginning of 2017, proves to be the family's exact anticipations come to life and perfectly fits in with their mellow...

blank canvas

HAO Design had two main requests when hired by the Hsu family to design their new apartment in Pingtung City, Taiwan. The first was that the entire 165 square meter plan encompass the expansive park views outside the wide windows; the second, that every room be tailor made to suit each of the four family member's needs and...

Melbourne innovators

I recently discovered a Melbourne based lighting business that takes pride in fostering the spirit of innovation and creativity through their collaborations with an inspiring network of Melbourne innovators. This network enables them to always deliver superior quality and form to Australian and global design community. Established in Melbourne during 2014 by Michael Dernaj & Kate Steele, Artefact Industries...

Giant Steps – Healesville

After the sale of Innocent Bystander Wines, wine maker Phil sexton wanted to transform the casual eatery that housed that brand into an environment of fine dining that reflected his high-end label Giant Steps. The space needed not only to house a refined dining experience, but also act as a cellar door with a tasting room and retail...

Urban Envelope – Sri Lanka

Situated in the vibrant city of Colombo, Sri Lanka is the ‘Urban Envelope’, a dwelling of a metropolitan architect. With its unequivocal facade seamlessly weaving itself into the tight residential fabric of the city, the home has been named for its distinct concealment from the dusty and noisy urban street life of Sri Lanka’s commercial capital. Designed by MMGS...

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