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hyper-realism Revisited

I am yet to stand in front of one of German artist Mike Dargas’ mind blowing paintings, but I do follow him on Instagram which is not the way to view the immensity of the canvas, in some cases reaching two meters in height! Painted with extraordinary precision and detail Dargas is a master in hyper-realism, paintings and portraits of extremely high resolution in dreamlike setups...

Little Art Studio – Revisited

The Little Art Studio is an addition to an existing contemporary stucco and glass residence located in Paradise Valley, Arizona, USA. The addition of this building to the site provided a backdrop and bookend to an existing desert courtyard and a gathering area surrounding a fire pit.  In order to distinguish the studio from the existing residence, the design allowed Chen...

old-new contrast – Revisited

Exposed fresco and original arched doorways are paired with brass accents and grey cabinetry at this apartment in Vilnius Lithuania, which has been overhauled by interior designer Kristina Lastauskait?-Pund?. Apartment Vilnius belongs to a family with two children, who approached the local designer to give the home a contemporary update that maintained its historic features. The apartment, which is set within...

parallel zones – Revisited

When Taiwanese interior design practice KC Design Studio was commissioned by a young couple with a toddler to renovate an apartment in the north of Taiwan where they were settling down after living abroad for many years, their goal was to create a contemporary environment of comfort and convenience that also reflected the couple’s distinct aesthetic sensibilities. The result is...

Nostalgic Connection – Revisited

Just past Melbourne airport the landscape changes from tract housing to pastoral land and small rural communities. Dotted along the drive are old agricultural outbuildings and early settler dwellings. Simple structures, that are part of the landscape. Nostalgia for this connection between land and building was the guiding principle for MRTN Architects Nulla Vale house and Shed. Much of Nulla Vale is ‘granite...

Bondi Cloud House – Revisited

The Cloud house is a private home located at iconic Bondi Beach, NSW. Designed by Akin Atelier the concept was to maximise the opportunity for light to interact with the surfaces of the house, like the facets of a cloud. The house is orientated east, opening up to capture the morning sun, whist the internal courtyard allows sun to flow throughout the day,...

a slower pace – Revisited

Inspired by architecture with respect for the past, the added structures at Gibbon Street, New Farm - Brisbane, were imagined as a series of relic-like garden walls repurposed to accommodate a living environment. The philosophy in this concept designed by Cavill Architects is the suspension of time, a wild experience, distinguished from the regularity of the modern built environment. Beginning at the front,...

feminine minimalism – Revisited

Located in Queens Park, inner-city Sydney among Victorian and federation style homes and lush urban green spaces, this family house was thoroughly renovated by local design practice Alexander &CO with great attention to detail, transforming the century-old building into a light-filled residence of contemporary comforts and subtle elegance. The two-storey, semi-detached house that dates back to the early 20th century posed two major...

Highbury Grove – Revisited

Highbury Grove, located in Melbourne, is defined by a street frontage of uniform federation style cottages set in orthogonal rows and folded in amongst leafy suburban gardens. Designed by RITZ&GHOUGASSIAN, the project was required to deal with the heritage street frontage and a lane way to the northern side of the property. And deal with it they did - the...

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