architecture

North Bondi vertical living

This single-family residence located in Sydney’s North Bondi was designed both for easy entertaining and family living. A narrow site with overlooking issues paired with a commitment to passive solar design and natural daylighting drove much of the resulting form. Designed by CplusC Architectural Workshop conceptually, the planning of the house separates the social and family spaces. Downstairs, the...

Kips Bay Show House

Instead of competing amongst themselves for a coveted project, the crème de la crème of the New York design world come together under one exceptionally chic roof for the benefit of the Kips Bay Boys and Girls Club. In its 45 years, the Kips Bay show house has become a must-see for the design community, a launching pad for young talent, and an expressive canvas...

French Connection

Having opened his firm only a year ago, the quality of this initial project by Jean Charles Tomas is all the more impressive. Following an international career, Tomas returned to Paris to complete a renovation of this apartment, which is tucked away in the chic area of Saint Sulpice on the left bank. As a whole, the design feels...

Short list peak @ 2017 Belle Coco Republic Interior Design Awards

Cutting edge residential interiors and revolutionary retail spaces are highlights of the shortlist for the 2017 Belle Coco Republic Interior Design Awards. Celebrating the pursuit of excellence, innovation and quality in interior design, the influential program showcases outstanding work by Australia’s leading and emerging interior architects and designers. A comprehensive look at this year’s shortlist appears in the May issue of Belle  – on sale...

2017 Belle Coco Awards continued …

In addition to the focus on design diversity across residential, commercial and hospitality categories, the Belle Coco Republic Interior Design Awards has dedicated awards for kitchen and bathroom design. This year sees the introduction of two new categories, the Rado Emerging Design Star  and Best Work with Colour Award. The winners will be announced in Sydney at the official Belle  Coco Republic Interior Design Awards night...

2017 Dulux Colour Awards Winners

In the 31st anniversary year of the iconic Dulux Colour Awards, combined to define the winning projects across nine individual categories. Announced at a gala event on Wednesday 10 May, The Dulux Colour Awards looks to uncover the most inventive use of colour in built environments across Australia, New Zealand and beyond. Each year the panel look for the submissions that take creativity to new heights...

hillside merge

Jutting out from the surface of a steep rock face over the valley of Poisses on the Greek Cycladic island of Kea, is a private residence that the team at Cometa Architects designed with equal parts traditional charm and modern minimalism. Rocksplit, as the project is titled, is built on a narrow plot of land which merges into...

Crisp white box

David Mann, founder of MR Architecture + Decor, completely reimagined this typical pre-war apartment in Manhattan’s Carnegie Hill neighbourhood. The clients: discerning art collectors and their young daughters. The brief: to showcase their extensive art collection in spaces where the kids can have sleepovers and movie nights all in a crisp white box! No small...

NOBU HOTEL

Studio PCH and Montalba Architects converted a 1950s beachfront hotel into the first in a line of high-end, Japanese-inspired retreats by Nobu. Located next to the Nobu Restaurant Malibu, also designed by Studio PCH, the hotel was designed to imbue the qualities found in the famed Nobu restaurants. Perched above the famed...

natural beauty

Located in an area of outstanding natural beauty, within the South Downs National Park UK, the new house sits on the site of a bungalow that had been in the family for over sixty years. The owners wished that some of the building’s simple shape would be retained while creating a contemporary home. Together with Alma-nac, they wanted...