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Wonder Galaxy

Casa Décor is one Madrid’s premium interior design events, now in its 54th year. Conceived as a platform to showcase emerging trends in interior design, the event is centred on the transformation of a particular building where each room is revamped by a different designer. In this year’s edition, which took place from January 24 to March 10 in a 1930s mansion...

Type Street Apartment – Melbourne

Located in a 1970s apartment in Melbourne, Australia, ‘Type Street Apartment’ is a small, 35 square metre, one bedroom flat that has been renovated by Jack Chen, the architect behind Tsai Design, for his own use. The small size of the project thinks big at every point: the apartment was designed as a blueprint for small footprint life in support...

Cleveland Rooftop wins at Frame Awards

It doesn't get better than SJB’s Cleveland Rooftop apartment which has scooped the jury vote in the Large Apartment of the Year category in the second edition of the prestigious global interior architecture design Frame Awards. At the live judging event hosted at De Kromhouthal in Amsterdam, SJB director and principal architect for the project, Adam Haddow, accepted the award...

Experimental Mary Featherston

Featherston Studio is part of a larger building of heritage significance designed for Mary and Grant Featherston in Melbourne, Australia by Robin Boyd in the late 1960s. Mary Featherston previously occupied the larger house which is experimental and has successfully supported the family and working life over 50 years. The adventure, amenity, and joy of that house form much of the provocation for this new...

Kaleidoscope House

The challenge was, how to create a home that was comfortable, functional and out of the ordinary, on a lot with dimensions of only 4 x 6 meters. This was the main challenge faced by Taller Estilo architects when designing the Kaleidos house. The fact that the proportion of the site was long and narrow, it also need to create a highly functional 3 bedroom...

Pavilion House

Placed on top of a pre-existing granite wine cellar, the immaculate and meticulously designed Pavilion House takes advantage of its programmatic location to work on an open and abstract space, simultaneously interior and exterior which benefits from its immediate diverse nature. Configuring itself as a small habitable space on a mountain located at Guimaraes, Portugal, the Pavilion House seeks to maximize its versatility and spatial...

Saint Moritz – St Kilda

Last week I was invited to view Luxury developer GURNER’s most ambitious and significant Australian project to-date and it totally exceeded my expectations, from it's unpretentious exterior that sits well within the context of the neighbouring buildings to the plethora of amenities likened to luxury hotels on offer. Celebrating St Kilda’s halcyon days as the waterfront playground for the rich and famous, the “

A work of art

It’s rare that we see a small apartment with epic design sensibilities like “the apartment” designed by DO Architects. Located in Lithuania with the sun, rising behind the long panoramic glass facade, the light slides around the unique terrazzo floor which is literally a work of art, made by using big scale marble, granite and travertine pieces, combined together with...

rethink the granny flat -QLD

Keperra is a post-war suburb North West of Brisbane CBD, once occupied by the military camps in the 1940’s and later with the development of Housing Commission in the 1950’s. Designed by Atelier Chen Hung, the brief was to add a detached sole occupant flat on the existing property and to rethink the typology of the ‘granny flat’. The dwelling is...

candy-coloured Berlin

When the opportunity arose for Berlin-based architect Ester Bruzkus to move from the second to the top floor of her apartment building in young vibrant neighbourhood Prenzlauerberg, she jumped at the chance to re-imagine her living space with fresh ideas, not to mention the chance to enjoy panoramic views of Berlin. The result is an idiosyncratic apartment that encapsulates all the qualities...