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universe of serenity – Paris

Underpinned by a boldly minimalist sensibility, the designer’s monochromatic approach, far from producing a uniform environment, Paris and London-based French designer Guillaume Alan created a lyrical interplay of light, depth and textures, “giving birth”, as the designer says, “to a universe of serenity, calmness, and emotion”. Blessed with expansive views of the Seine and the Eiffel Tower, the apartment’s exclusive use of one...

Cultural Value – Sydney

A crafted extension was carefully connected to the retained and refashioned rear of an original 1960’s yellow brick home located in Woolooware, Sydney. The retained bungalow allows the cultural value of its suburban streetscape to be preserved, while also supporting environmental and budget outcomes. Its interior carefully configures bedrooms and utility spaces, with vaulted skylights carved within the original roof expanding several spaces to light...

Dulux 2019 colour forecast

It’s that time of year where Dulux share their colour pallets of today and the near future. The 2019 colour palettes have been devised through a prism of wellness, rejuvenation and environmental consciousness. The four palettes set the colour spectrums for the coming year. With the capacity to transform spaces with a range of effects, each palette celebrates the individual, acknowledges our...

studio to a triplex

Located in Manhattan's Meatpacking District, this 120m2 townhouse was converted from a studio on the third floor to a triplex, combined with the adjoining duplex below. In the renovation De-Spec’s guiding principle was to improve the quality of light and air flowing throughout, to create an expansive feeling in an otherwise small and narrow space. The primary architectural...

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...

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...