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Life inside a barn

Sadly, we live in a world where it is easier and too acceptable to demolish the past and move on to the new so I find exciting to see more clients and architects looking to preserve and invent the past.  A 150-year-old barn located in Austria that was no longer in use (was about to be demolished) but in this case it was torn down...

in the VAULT – Kew

Moving House is a new residence in Kew, Victoria. The external white aluminum screen forms a singular mass in the outline of a suburban gable roof, subtly referencing the immediate neighbours in both form and colour, while the internal space is defined by the 3 in-situ concrete vaults. Designed by Architects EAT, the external screen holds in suspension the visitors’ first...

Darlinghurst warehouse

A long, narrow site in the heart of Darlinghurst, NSW, previously a commercial garage and bounded by terrace houses on all sides, called for intelligent planning to maximise sun penetration and flexible living. Designed by Sam Crawford architects, heritage constraints required the street-front room to retain its existing ceiling height, and the façade was similarly protected, concealing from the street the drama...

little river house

DD16 is a prototype of a modular compact house that was made for installation in remote places and extreme conditions. The house consists of 2 modules that are made in a factory. Designed by BIO Architects, the prototype was designed and made where the weight of every detail is taken into account so it can be enjoyed in very harsh conditions. All the...

Reinvented Naturally

Imported from Italy, ARTESIA realistically and physically represents slate, an ancient and natural stone. Beautifully textured with all the irregularities and variations in colour, ARTESIA is available in four classical colours and a wide range of sizes. Unlike natural slate, ARTESIA is fully engineered delivering a tile that has high anti abrasion, low porosity and chemical resistance! [caption id="attachment_33668" align="aligncenter" width="1140"]

The Canal House

I love a modern reinvention and the Canal House by The Ranch Mine hits all the right spots! Initially built by native dwellers 2000 years ago and rebuilt for modern society over a century ago are 181 miles of canals that bring water to the desert city of Phoenix Arizona. These canals often go unnoticed, as the city has largely turned their...

NZ – The tent house

Chris Tate designed The Tent House for his weekend personal retreat studio. It was an experimental project designed to challenge the expectations of what a weekend house may be.  It is not tiny but it is compact and very liveable.  When not in use it is rented out for short term accommodation and photo shoots. The house comprises of 70m2 of...

twist on heritage – Melbourne

Killara, a stately home in bohemian Windsor, was designed with a purpose: to be so well-conceived, well-built and embedded in the enduring architectural principles of modernism that it would never be demolished.

Designed by Junctions90 the success of Killara’s modern twist on a heritage building resulted in it taking out this year’s Building Design...

a rich history – Melbourne

Victorian Bluestone has a rich history, deeply embedded in the architecture and streets of Melbourne. Despite the understated beauty of this building material, there is a larger issue emerging - the vast amounts of unused waste material generated from its quarrying. In collaboration with Ash Allen, James Walsh Studio set about exploring the possibility of up-cycling this waste material. During a four-month investigation,...

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