apartment

The art of living

When the owners of this breathtaking, two-floor apartment in Vila Nova Conceição, an upscale neighbourhood in Sao Paolo, Brazil, commissioned Brazilian architect Fernanda Marques of Fernanda Marques Arquitetos  to renovate their home, they asked for two things: adequate space to properly display their burgeoning art collection and a swimming pool. Although very different in nature, Marques saw that both requests represented a fundamental...

Discover Formacy Melbourne

Formacy is a small Melbourne based Product Design Bureau headed up by Manuel Canestrini whom is is an architect by trade and industrial designer by heart. He is constantly striving to marry practicability and innovation with beauty and aesthetics in the objects he creates. For him design means the creation of something new and exciting, something useful that also pleases the eye...

evoking visual splendour – Emma Hack

Emma Hack is an Australian artist working in the unique medium of body paint installation and photography. Best known for her Wallpaper series (2005-2010) - in which she painstakingly camouflaged the human form by hand painting her models into the remarkable designs of the late Florence Broadhurst. Emma’s diverse artwork collections draw inspiration from the unique Australian flora and fauna, as well as Oriental influences....

Open House Melbourne – This Weekend!

With Open House Melbourne fast approaching, we wanted to share a glimpse of some of the buildings that feature as part of this year’s program. Now in its 11th year, Open House Melbourne will invite members of the public to consider the design, development and growth of our city and encourage curiosity in Melbourne’s built environment on Saturday 28 + Sunday 29...

Little Art Studio

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...

puppy love – The dog House

A very unique commission by  Atelier About Architecture, where all materials, even furniture and decoration, are almost completely centered on the resident dog’s habits and needs. Due to chromosomal differences, dogs are less capable to identify colours than humans. The owner of Dog House hopes to create a colorful world inside the house in which his dog can touch and perceive. According...

radical modernism

Taking advantage of the wild beauty of the sierras of Maldonado in eastern Uruguay, the Sacramonte Landscape Hotel defies expectations of a luxury retreat by treating each guest room as an isolated cabin set amidst rolling hills, lush grasslands and clusters of vineyards. Designed by Brazilian and Uruguayan studio MAPA Architects, the cabins combine the radical modernism...

balance of gestures – New York

Apparently when you step into the apartment of real estate developer Don Capoccia and his husband, Tommie Pegues on Great Jones Street in New York City's NoHo district in Manhattan, you might not realize that their apartment stretches across two New York City buildings. The two-year-long renovation and build was seamless, once the structural work was executed, the challenge was to make two very different spaces...

Blue With Envy

Perched above her flagship gallery and located in New York’s Chelsea distract, the apartment of Marianne Boesky has been completely redesigned by Deborah Berke, the architect responsible for the building’s design ten years prior. With her gallery known for its representation of emerging as well as established artists, it was only natural that...

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...