architecture

exploiting opportunities – Melbourne

Yarrbat Avenue in Balwyn in Melbourne’s inner eastern suburbs is a quiet residential street that reflects no particular historical period and it is lined with European deciduous trees that map the changes of seasons. The brief from the client sought to exploit the opportunities found on this site from its location. The site is on the side of a hill which has excellent views to...

Under the Peppertree – Sydney

At the summit of Bellevue Hill, Sydney a centennial Peppertree rises over the skyline; two homes lie beneath its vast canopy. To one side of the fence, The Oculus House and to the other, Peppertree Villa, a skilfully designed late 1920s home. One day the owners of the two homes met under this tree; they discussed botany and architecture. This was how

Dream Space by fashion designer Roksanda Ilincic

The focal point of this London Penthouse designed by fashion designer Roksanda Ilincic is the huge geometric mural in the dining area, hand-painted by Swiss artist Caroline Denervaud. Featuring blush-pink, sandy beige and navy blue forms, the wall provides a warm backdrop to the room's pale marble table and breakfast island. Simple white cabinetry and brass hardware have been incorporated in...

Lolly-Laputan Kids Restaurant

The recently opened Lolly-Laputan Kids Restaurant is the first educational family restaurant in China where kids can enjoy learning with entertainment. Designed by Wutopia Lab the exterior façade of the restaurant is made of aluminum panels with punctures of various sizes on it to create an effect of ripples woven together. Behind these ripples, a world between reality and dreams...

Layered artistic heritage

Located within a former Holiday Inn in the Toronto’s fashionable Annex neighbourhood, the 188-room Kimpton Saint George Hotel marks the first outpost of the Kimpton hotel branch in Canada. Local interior design firm Mason Studio completed hotel as an ode to the Toronto's layered architectural and artistic heritage. The lobby strikes a balance between the Annex's bohemian spirit and...

living the small life!

Kaggeboda is a small and unique summer house located in the forest of the Stockholm Archipelago, Sweeden. Designed by Andren Fogelstrom Kaggeboda three cabins are placed in relation to one another, creating a  diversity of indoor and outdoor spaces. The blackened plywood of the facades gives strong character that relates to the surrounding pine trees. Generous windows and skylights allow for the...

House of Bricks

The Old Meets New house is located in Tra Vinh, Vietnam, known for its fresh air, hospitality, and rustic charm. Not being heavily urbanised, the city retains plenty of traditional pagodas and residential areas. Before planning the house Block Architects wondered how the new house would interact with the surroundings, especially the buildings nearby, so that they could form a...

Passing time

Ephemeral Edge is a weekend retreat located three hours north of New York City. As a retreat, the goal of the project was to contrasts the rapid sense of time and pressure of the city and extend the enjoyment and sensuousness of the everyday passage of time that is often highlighted in the open landscape. Designed by Dean-Wolf Architects, the sense...