architecture

Discovering caia di lizio

Established in 2008, caia di lizio is the partnership between Nicolina Caia and Tania Di Lizio they work across many sectors from high-end residential, to retail fit-outs, hospitality, commercial developments and small renovations. Successful material combinations and carefully considered spatial planning and a clear vision towards design outcomes are the driving principles behind caia di lizio's designs. The Barry Street residence a renovation and extension...

Arqui + Architecture Portugal

Arqui + Architecture is a Design is a practice located in in the Algarve Portugal, led by Architect Vasco Vieira. Arqui+ aims to change the face of the architecture in the Algarve searching for quality design and innovation, creating works that are completely contemporary, yet maintaining the essence of the Algarve with the use of minimalistic materials and quality of light employed. With spacious interior...

Notting Hill home

Behind a conventional terraced frontage sits a new build house in Notting Hill by Seth Stein Architects. The terrace extends 26m in depth with accommodation arranged around an internal courtyard and terraces. The house utilizes solar heating, photovoltaics and rainwater harvesting in order to achieving the highest British energy rating. Designed in the signature minimalist style of Seth Stein Architects the materials are honest and...

the boat house

Completed in 2011 by Sprenger Von Der Lippe this contemporary house boat sits quietly at it's mooring amongst the trees on the picturesque Eilbeck canal Germany.  The design challenge was to create a boat house that purposely refrained from making the mobile boat house look mobile. Large scale windows not only provide a great vantage point from within but also reflect the surrounding vegetation once...

Shearer’s Quarters Tasmania

Set on a working sheep farm on the site of an old shearing shed destroyed by fire in the 1980s, the new house overlooks the coast and sits next to an existing historic cottage constructed by the original landowner. The land now owned and worked by the Wardle family. I love the agricultural context of the materials selection, corrugated galvanised iron cladding and timber  for...

loosing my religion

It's rare that you see a Chapel conversion that works and works well. This old Catholic church was transformed into a residence, the character of the small church is maintained and bought back to life. The colours of the characteristic lead-light glass pop against the white interior which makes you question why all churches don't embrace white walls and ceilings.  The balcony defines...

house in São Paulo by Isay Weinfeld

Located on a corner block in a quiet residential street in São Paulo, Brazil hidden behind high pebble rendered walls you are greeted by a quirky yellow entry point. Move beyond to find design studio Isay Weinfeld latest residential home with their signature modernist design, this ample project is set on rolling lawns and manicured lush gardens that set the tone for this substantial entertaining...

Mt Macedon project by Inarc

There is a strong connection with the surrounding landscape from the moment you set eyes on the Mt Macedon project by Inarc Architects. Thanks to the well thought selection of finishes and materials the house looks and feels like it has been built from the stone and timber from the plot enabling the project to blend with its surrounds inside and out. Despite the sympathetic...

too Kool for Skool

The new Peggs junior boys school is one school building that is truly "too Kool for Skool". The project aim was to create a silhouette that would blend with the surrounding heritage residential street-scape that represented a typical heritage home. The external shape is also expressed internally creating a cloud like ceiling which also assists with cooling the building in the warmer months. The use...

an abandoned stable in Spain

Located in Extremadura Spain, an abandoned stable has been transformed by award winning design practice and developer Abaton based in Madrid. The picturesque house situated in a remote off the grid location is fully self sufficient which is something that Abaton incorporate into all their projects where possible. The converted stables employ the use of solar panels which store energy onto batteries for the cooler...