architecture

We’re going to Miami ….. Wanders Style

Mondrian South Beach Hotel designed by Marcel Wanders, is a little bit OTT likened to a fairy-tail involving lots of magic mushrooms. Slip into a world of giant arched hedges, over-sized bell chandeliers,  curvacious columns and heavily a detailed lace staircase. The hotel's sunset lounge provides views over Miami's downtown skyline while golden candelabras and onyx jewel-cut stools by Katel are combined with ottomans and...

On the door-step of the breathtaking mountains and valleys of Langeberg Mountains in South Africa

This residential dwelling designed by South African studio Gass is situated in Swellendam at the door-step of the breathtaking mountains and valleys of Langeberg Mountains it's a view so magnificent that the locals have named it "Gods Window" and we can see why. Gass say, "It was because of this exquisite setting that simple forms and materials were chosen for the architecture, in order to facilitate...

Cedar Lake House with parking for 2

Muskoka Lakes Boathouse If your like me you just can't go past a house by the water especially a house that you can dip your feet over the deck and into the water. This rebuilt boathouse is situated at the end of a narrow bay, the design mediates between extended views out to the wide vista of the distant lake and the immediacy of the enclosed...

Lithuanian architectural design studio Architecku Biuras defy gravity

Lithuanian Design practice Architecku Biuras have a strong signature inherent in their designs their projects seem to bunker down into the earth or counter-lever above. This forward thinking practice is fast gaining much deserved recognition below are a few of my favorite projects. [caption id="attachment_1601" align="aligncenter" width="500" caption="project byArchitecku Biuras"]project byArchitecku Biuras

John Pawson the minimalist

One of the UK's most celebrated architects John Pawson is often described as a 'minimalist'  known for his designs which present simplicity, grace and visual clarity. Designing residential, churches and even yacht's John Pawson work quietly speaks for it's self. [caption id="attachment_1564" align="aligncenter" width="502" caption="Cathedral by John Pawson"]Cathedral by John Pawson[/caption] [caption id="attachment_1565"...

Fran Silvestren Architects Spanish minimalism at it’s best

Fran Silvestren Architects create breathtaking minimalist homes in Spain that sit proud with no tricks or embellishments allowing the building and its surrounds to be the hero. Below are a few images from a cross section of projects designed by Fran Silvestren Architects . [caption id="attachment_1494" align="aligncenter" width="500" caption="Project by Fran Silvestren Architects"]Project by Fran... 							
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Word Of Mouth

Word of Mouth design studio founded by Valentina Audrito and Abhishake Kumbhat works across many design fields architecture, interiors , furniture, lighting design, fashion and accessories. Operating out of Bali this design duo are at the reigns of a successful design studio retail outlet/ showroom and a cafe. Below is a snapshot of their work. [caption id="attachment_1435" align="aligncenter" width="501" caption="Project by Word of Mouth Design"]

The skin temple a great place to worship

The Skin Temple designed by Melbourne design studio Anna Drummond Design was Inspired by the allure of a traditional bento box, the Skin Temple Medi Clinic and Spa draws upon the mystery of a perfectly packaged oriental parcel.  Each compartment is discovered from within a rich lacquered core to unveil spaces that evoke the essence of age-old oriental and middle eastern beauty rituals. This simple...

Red Hill Victoria PORT PHILLIP ESTATE WINERY by Woodmarsh Architects

I recently had the good fortune to catch up with friends at the Port Phillip Estate winery in Red Hill designed by multi award winning design practice Woodmarsh. This dramatic building sits on a spectacular, undulating site overlooking vineyards, Westernport bay and Bass Strait. The building appears to spiraling out of the ground and slowly rising to form the eastern wall of the structure. This...

Belgium turns it ON a LIGHT show like NO other

The second edition of the Festival of Lights has just taken place in the town centre of Ghent a Flemish region of Belgium which commenced on 26 January and concluded on 29th . The event drew an estimated 200,000 visitors, both from Belgium and abroad. This 4 day event stretches across a long 5 kilometer walking route that is truly breathtaking. I had a difficult task...