architecture

Lyon’s Den

Jenna Lyons love of acid-bright hues is one of the reasons her interiors, specifically her previous Park Slope townhouse was one of the most liked and repined images on Pinterest. Lyons’s style has been copied down to its smallest detail. That’s due in part to her innate skill at mixing unexpected elements to achieve a look that feels fanciful if not quite fancy. Her newly renovated...

Labyrinth by Steve Cordony

With a signature style that juxtaposes contemporary with a refined, traditional classicism, Steve Cordony has created a range, which imbues his aesthetic, and also allows the designs to seamlessly work within a myriad of different environments. “I am constantly observing shapes and patterns around me. Whether I am working on any of my projects or travelling, everything from a window grate in...

Port Melbourne spatial drama

Located in the bayside suburb of Port Melbourne and within the confines of a long narrow site with strict heritage and planning controls, the aim of this project was to create a family home with an abundant sense of space and light which was delivered in spades! The front section of the existing century-old terrace house was carefully restored and the new addition sited so as...

Surry Hills respect

This sublime warehouse conversion led by Josephine Hurley Architecture is in one of Sydney’s most recognised local heritage buildings, the distinctive Edwards & Co. building. The building is wedged into a narrow street in the fast regenerating inner-city suburb of Surry Hills. Formerly a tea factory in the 1920s and more recently an advertising agency, the brief was to breathe new life...

child & adult friendly

A family in Ealing UK, with three children, commissioned Office S&M to refurbish their house and extend to create a generous living space on the ground floor and a new bedroom in the loft, so that each child had their own space in the house. S&M created a “child-friendly” house in the broadest sense of the word, adding curves to the walls, a...

micro living

Spanish practice ELII Architects has refurbished this micro-apartment in Madrid  adopting a series of smart solution for storage spaces. A dual strategy has been applied to this project based on an L-shaped band that integrates the access, wet areas, storage areas and leisure spaces. This frees up the main area, which opens up to the windows and balconies to create...

A relaxed approach – Portsea

The latest coastal project designed by David Hicks brings a whole new meaning to the classic Australian beach house. Drawing on inspiration from its immediate surroundings, this Portsea project seamlessly integrates juxtaposed materials such as rough and honed stone, distressed timber and satin lacquer. David’s design encompasses a relaxed approach, to embody Portsea’s serenity, while ensuring a certain level of sophistication which Hicks...

The book house Sydney

A Calligrapher handed three books to his wife, she placed them in a random stack on the table… “We want The Books House”… they said. The Architect Luigi Rosselli understood that the books were not only a reference to a home he had previously designed named The Six Degrees of Separation, but also to the ledges and shelves of Sydney-Hawkesbury...

Mitchelton Vineyard Victoria

Opening December 1st 2017, in the Victorian countryside near Nagambie, The Mitchelton Hotel and Spa provides a new standard in laid back luxury for the region just 90 minutes’ drive from Melbourne. A personal project of caravan magnate Gerry Ryan and his son Andrew. The $16 million Mitchelton Hotel and Spa is the most recent addition to the family’s spectacular Mitchelton Winery...

blank canvas

HAO Design had two main requests when hired by the Hsu family to design their new apartment in Pingtung City, Taiwan. The first was that the entire 165 square meter plan encompass the expansive park views outside the wide windows; the second, that every room be tailor made to suit each of the four family member's needs...