architecture

classic Bauhaus…. beautiful,simple, calm.

There is no denying Pitsou Kedem Architects have a distinct look which is undoubtedly classic Bauhaus. Composed mostly of right angles and long stretches of interior space. The exteriors are mostly cool concrete with wooden accents, including natural wooden blinds, stained decks and stone tiles wrapping around minimalistic pools. The interiors are bright and open with modern furnishings with a clear separation between entertainment and...

abstract harmony and balance..

To look at the work of the Dublin firm, FKL Architecture is to look at the meaning of abstract harmony and balance. With characteristic imposing white walls, concrete forms and timber panelling, all cut through by rigorously geometric windows and sky-lights, their designs create an innate sense of strength, warmth, light and drama. It is through their honest manipulation of these materials that FKL is...

Rob Mills from Loutit Bay to Sorrento

This more than fabulous beach-house by Rob Mills design is inspired by great seaside villas whilst adding an ultra-modernist twist. A perfectly balanced monochromatic palette of exposed concrete and honed basalt provides a seamless marriage between its raw elements whilst connecting with the coastal surrounding landscape.This immaculate yet casual beach house is the perfect haven to relax and detach from the world. What's not to...

subtlety & experimentation from Foolscap studio

Foolscap studio was formed in 2009 and has fast become one of the most exciting young studios in Australia, charged with the task of the installation of The 18th Biennale of Sydney (no mean feat!). With a broad, yet laid back, design aesthetic, which is as much experimental as it is a response to the client’s needs, Foolscap Studio have produced interiors that focus on...

Connection between the architecture and landscape

Distinguished Melbourne based Allan Powell's projects are timeless masterpieces that respond to each site. Employing the use of handmade and everyday materials that will improve with age creating stunning spaces set amongst gardens. Its this connection between the architecture and landscape that I love considering all aspects for both external and internal spaces. Loving AP ! [caption id="attachment_4413" align="aligncenter" width="500"] No Comments Read more

the lakeside shelter and the desert outpost

Seattle based Olson Kundig Architects  idea for the cabin is that of a lakeside shelter in the woods, a little box with a big windows that opens to the surrounding landscape. The cabin’s big window-wall  opens the entire living space to the forest and lake. The materials selection are low maintenance concrete block, steel, concrete floors and plywood in keeping with the notion of a...

keeping the palette of materials to a minimum

ODOS architects based in Dublin Ireland keep the palette of materials to a minimum to enhance the clarity and simplicity of their designs. The constant questioning of how people work, rest and play in today's society is the fundamental driving force behind the practice. ODOS believe their clients deserve to be challenged and that buildings need to inspire their occupants instilling a sense of curiosity...

The skirt & rock house by MCK

Perched on a hill overlooking Vaucluse House in Sydney's eastern suburbs is a modest bungalow which has been updated and extended by MCK architects. A large rock that sat in the hill to the rear of the house became the focal and pivotal natural element in the new architectural composition.With the underlying philosophy of relative modesty, the new form is setback, maintaining existing amenity. The...

Brazilian visionary

What is it about Brazilian design? I just can’t get enough especially when it comes to Marcio Kogan the visionary behind MK27 design studio. His projects are simply flawless working with preformed concrete, timbers, textures and perfect scale. His architecture is rich and luxurious as I am sure are his clients. I find his projects glamorous, elegant, restrained yet very exciting. [caption id="attachment_4105" align="aligncenter" width="508"]

San Fran beach house

San Francisco based  Scavullo Design was inspired by the rugged coastline & vegetation of this plot selecting finishes that capture it's surrounds. With the homes exterior clad in red cedar shingles exudes charm and works nicely against the sea-grass, allowing the home to sit peacefully overlooking the Pacific Ocean . The "H" form plan, with a living room in the middle, and wings to create...