architecture

mid-century on show

Photographs of Melbourne’s mid-century architecture will be on display for the first time in a free exhibition opening on 1 December 2018 at State Library Victoria. Peter Wille: Out Driving will feature small and large scale reproductions from the Library’s collection of more than 6,000 colour slides by architectural draughtsman, design enthusiast and amateur photographer Peter Wille. The exhibition will showcase a period...

Endless possibilities – Neutra 6.0.

After a decade of success, the Neutra collection, which championed colour innovation showcasing tone and shades like we had never seen before infusing advanced materials forming Neutra 6.0. New vibrant colours in Magnum Oversize formats, innovative glass, plaster and coordinated painted mosaics, confirming its unique and very recognisable identity. Fine porcelain stoneware becomes a true element of design, providing a collection that can...

winners-Design Excellence Awards (IDEA)2018

The winner's of the 2018 Interior Design Excellence Awards (IDEA) were revealed at a gala event  last Friday night in Sydney. Held at the Centennial Homestead, over 500 guests gathered for the annual awards, which is one Australia’s largest independent  design awards  program. Launched by inside magazine in 2003, IDEA celebrates the best of Australian interior and product design across 14 Categories and five Special...

integrated surroundings

Conceived to stand out from its neighbouring peers, but still integrating itself with the surroundings, this house Projeto 03 designed by Kiko Salomão is located in the countryside of Bragança Paulista, Brazil. Projeto 03 seems to debunk what we traditionally see from Brazilian architecture and landscaping opting for a more pavilion style that aligns with estates from the Hampton's. The house separates living,...

a new life – The Imperial Erskineville

The Imperial Hotel in Sydney, isn’t just any bar venue, its steeped in LGBQTI history and most famously know for opening scene of The Adventures of Priscilla Queen of the Desert. The Sydney LGBQTI has cause to celebrate as a new chapter begins for this iconic bar after closing down in 2015. Taking into account the venue's storied past of unabashed flamboyance and unconditional inclusivity, local...

Granny Flat

Across the globe, many families struggle with how you best support ageing family members when you live in a city with minimal housing options. Best Practice Architecture has offered a brilliant solution to issues around multi-generational living and urban density with their latest Seattle project. The firm was hired to create Granny Flat converted from a backyard garage. The residential addition was built...

Apple Store Champs-Élysées

The latest Apple Store designed by Foster + Partners has opened on the Champs-Élysées in Paris last week, occupying the grounds and courtyard of a historic Parisian apartment, yes I said apartment. The ornate Beaux-Art building has been appropriated by “carefully interweaving several layers of history with contemporary, light-filled and inviting spaces.” The design is the result of a close collaboration...

The Village House – Sydney

Earth is one of the oldest construction materials known to man; it can be fired, as with bricks and tiles, or used in its raw state as with adobe or rammed earth.  Earth is a malleable material that can become strong and weight bearing, while maintaining a breathable skin. With ‘The Village House’, rammed earth provides the catalyst to bring together history, nature, malleability and softness...

preserving humanity

This mesmerising art installation was created and presented as part of the Jerusalem Design Week 2018 at Hansen House - Center for Design, Media and Technology which simply blows my mind for all the right reasons. The thought provoking installation, “Goren” aims to provide a glimpse into the conservation efforts underway to preserve a piece of humanities DNA - through the case study...

isolated villa

The AA house is a holiday’s house situated at the center of a small village in Barcelona, Spain, where the common houses are made of stone and bricks. Designed by Alventosa Morell Architects the project aim was to re-design the house integrated with the landscape and to create private spaces isolated from the noise outside. The stone wall runs parallel with the road,...