architecture

Scandinavian Living… Christian’s & Hennie

The Scandinavian’s have without doubt made as much a mark on the design world as anybody and with good reason: clean lines, pure aesthetic and understated style are all trademarks of the Scandinavian look and Olso’s Christian’s and Hennie are no different. This recent apartment showcases their skill in employing a monochromatic palate with chic clean lines to create an interior that is as graceful...

Fingal … Coastal Victoria

Located just around the corner from me on Victoria's Mornington Peninsula in Fingal is a house that pays homage to the farms that once occupied the land in Fingal. Once a farming district most of Fingal is now zoned for residential and is popular with holiday makers playing a round of golf or soaking in the local hot springs. This project by Melbourne studio JAM Architects...

Uma Casa by Andre Luque Architects

Uma Casa located in Camacari Brazil designed by Andre Luque Architects was created with a commitment to build around the natural terrain removing only one small tree from the plot preserving the natural vegetation. When excepting house guests the owner did not want her personal privacy compromised so the house is distributed in two separate blocks which is something I can relate too as an...

Leather + Steel by Studio Seilern

London based Studio Seilern Architects combined two twin terraces behind historic facades to create one large family home that presents absolute design excellence.The house is composed of one main body of three stories to the street and a two-story extension to the rear garden. The terraces being located in a conservation area provided a challenge for Studio Seilern meeting conservation criteria and materializing the vision...

Russian Delight by Marina Gisich

This Russian project by Marina Gisich brings together an astonishing art collection and chic design into one dynamic space.  By far, the incredible light feature in the entry hall with its organic, ethereal and almost whimsical form stands out as quite unique and situated as it is directly  opposite as people walk in, sets the tone for the rest of the apartment. Through out the...

Behind a discreet grey wall

Behind a discreet grey wall, an imposing concrete and glass building juts out onto the street in Belo Horizonte Brazil. A modest front garden with palms greets visitors as the home opens to the guests via a series of pivoting doors drawing you in and over the petite manicured lawn and garden. Designed by studio Anastasia Architects the home is split over 2 levels, bathed...

Kennedy Nolan’s Laver House

Kennedy Nolan’s Laver House in Kew echos a pared back aesthetic, of skillful design embodying natural materials typical of mid-century architecture.The house is a white canvas which in itself is a form of art with its external cutouts and sculptural detailing. The house although white maintains a strong connection with the landscape with the house opening up to the courtyard and the external fireplace perfect...

Just A Touch Sexy

Today’s lush project is brought to you because I think it’s a little bit bold, a little bit sassy and, yes, just a touch sexy. The project is by the talented team at Staffan Tollgard and is in London’s swanky Belgravia. All the elements are there - sensual curves, bold colours and adventurous proportions. All one has to do it stand back and soak it...

1938 clinker-brick home in Hampton

Rather than knocking down the original 1938 clinker-brick home located in Hampton which was one proposition floated by the client. The architects Kennedy Nolan architects dextrously reconfigured the flow and function of the old rooms and tied the whole project together with Victorian ash paneling, cupboards, beams and flooring of a grey-stained travertine . The project aim was to avoid the very common scenario of...

the Shoreham beach house

Strung in a row of three connected pavilions on lush rolling lawns, the Shoreham beach house by Alison Dodd Architects enjoys uninterrupted and extensive views of Westernport Bay. The pavilions exude a warm relaxed charm bathed in light filled with a mix of textured and smooth elements both inside and out. The property responds not only to its site, but to a family with older...