architecture

St Andrews Beach House

Located on Victoria’s Mornington Peninsula, St Andrews Beach has no shopping strip and no restaurants. There’s a corner store, a brewery, and not much else. What it does offer is serenity and seclusion, a wildly beautiful coastline, and some of the most celebrated residential architecture in Australia. The owner was fortunate enough to own land abutting national parkland, close to the foreshore and directly within...

unified pavilions

The MA house is located on the outskirts of Tepoztlán, a small picturesque village located at 60 Km from Mexico City, Tepoztlán is well known for its sunny days, a comfortable temperature all year long, and its lush vegetation. Built as an addition to the ‘MA House’, which was designed by the architects in 2017, the ‘MA Lounge’ is intended to complete the home. “Despite working...

rethink the granny flat -QLD

Keperra is a post-war suburb North West of Brisbane CBD, once occupied by the military camps in the 1940’s and later with the development of Housing Commission in the 1950’s. Designed by Atelier Chen Hung, the brief was to add a detached sole occupant flat on the existing property and to rethink the typology of the ‘granny flat’. The dwelling is...

candy-coloured Berlin

When the opportunity arose for Berlin-based architect Ester Bruzkus to move from the second to the top floor of her apartment building in young vibrant neighbourhood Prenzlauerberg, she jumped at the chance to re-imagine her living space with fresh ideas, not to mention the chance to enjoy panoramic views of Berlin. The result is an idiosyncratic apartment that encapsulates all the qualities...

non traditionalist

Located a few meters from the sea on the north coast of the island of Mallorca, Spain. The RiM House is located in a wooded area with pines, oaks and wild olive trees. The premise of the project was to integrate an avant-garde house adapted to the environment within the forest. A house open to the outside for the summer months with large outdoor living...

Romancing the STONE

The beauty of natural stone can’t be denied, which are formed over thousands and in some cases, millions of years, making each slab totally unique adding warmth to any project. In all cases natural stone is heavy, prone to staining and acid etching making stone less fit for purpose in kitchens or bathrooms for modern day living. Technology at FLORIM has come a long way, creating the “FLORIM stone” brand which offers an incredible choice...

minimalist credentials

Tiny Holiday Home is a little escape where nature can be experienced in purist elegance and comfort. Designed by Dutch architect Chris Collaris and interior architects i29 for a family of four, the house is a nod to contemporary minimalism and compact living, for what the 75 square metre home lacks in size it more than makes...

Planter Box House

Designed as a house for a retired couple who are passionate in growing fruit, vegetables and herb’s, the plant filled Planter Box House appears less defined, as its appearance oscillates between garden, farm and house. Designed by Formzero, the house located in Kuala Lumpur, with its cascading concrete planter boxes sustaining more than 40 types of edible plants on every floor, creates...

Carlton Romance

A heavenly plant-filled atrium brings life, light and connection into the heart of this family home located in Carlton, Melbourne. From the outside, Casa Atrio has the character of an Italianate-style terrace, intertwining decorative classical architecture with a Victorian-era home. Ornate and picturesque, the style is unique to Melbourne when the city was fueled by the prosperity of the gold rush late nineteenth-century. But step...

Roman home

A few changes needed to be made to renovate a new Roman home for a young couple in the Parioli district, of Rome, Italy. The project aimed primarily to create a second bathroom and second bedroom. The projects limitations, dictated the constructive characteristics of the apartment, mitigated by Filippo Bombace. At the beginning of the process the young client’s were totally...