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Looking glass Melbourne

Australian architectural practice DX Architects recently refurbished a single house in Melbourne’s inner city suburb Burnley. In order to create an open-plan living area that connects to the backyard, and fill the spaces with natural light the renovation included the installation of a custom manufactured, industrial styled glass window at the rear of the home. The home is on a typically...

The Courtyard House

The client's brief was to demolish an existing single-storey storage garage and construct a new two bedroom house in an awkward space between rear terraced gardens and a row of 16 garages in West London. To respect the tight planning constraints of the site the concept by De Rosee Sa was to create three external courtyard spaces around...

Melbourne revival

The revival of an Elsternwick residence has allowed one of my favorite award-winning  practices Mim Design to create a stunning internal transformation of an historic Edwardian home. The owners of DRF Residence, a young family of four, wanted to turn their home, which was dark with cramped unusable spaces, into a modern sanctuary that paid homage to the era’s...

Nothing in white

Stockholm-based firm Note Design Sudio which is known for its furniture and homeware design, recently refurbished this 1930s loft apartment in Sweden. Since its construction, Casa Ljungdahl had undergone multiple renovations. The project aim was to create a relaxed, soft environment and the main interior feature is a dark, low-lying base line that runs like a unifying horizon through...

Surry Hills terrace

The renovation of a tiny Sydney inner city terrace, transforms what previously was a dark and introverted home into one of abundant natural light and generously proportioned spaces. A delicately detailed steel stair rises through the middle of the building and guides natural light from a large skylight above into the centre of the house. A wall of white mosaic tiles lines the back wall of the courtyard, reflecting northern light...

5 new colours of Frequency

Woven Image introduces new colourways to EchoPanel Frequency playing homage to its past with the addition of 5 new colourways to its very first EchoPanel. The 5 new colours of Frequency are designed to inject colour into the existing neutral palette. Utilising recently released additional base colours, Frequency is now available in silver on Magenta, citrus yellow on...

Courtyard House – Victoria

Located in suburban Victoria, Lower Templestowe, the Courtyard House is a nod to the tradition of the Italian Palazzo and Australian courtyard house, creating a constant connection between outdoor and indoor spaces. The house is divided by three landscaped areas: the front yard, the courtyard and the rear yard. The landscaped courtyard is the heart of the house, masking the neighbouring dwellings while at the...

Chimney House

The design of the house is primarily inspired by local architecture. It respects the traditional built context, referring to the gabled roof type of the house and respecting its material parameters. On the other hand the Chimney house marks a departure from the traditional buildings. Designed by Dekleva Gregori? architects, the kitchen’s wood stove plays a vital role in...

The high house

Paris-based studio Delordinaire plays with boundaries between interior and exterior in the project for this small winter cabin above a snow-laden slope in Quebec. The High House invites people to gather in a space immersed in nature. Elevated stilt constructions are typically used in warm climates and flood zones. This energy efficient winter chalet uses this typology to create a...

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...

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