architecture

The Cork House – UK

Cork House is something you simply don’t see everyday, in-fact its the first of its kind made almost entirely from solid load-bearing cork. Its distinctive structural form and sensory environments are the results of a whole life approach to architecture, in which environmental sustainability is embedded into every stage of a building’s lifecycle. With a focus on what is solid, simple, and sustainable, the project...

Casa Hoyos – Mexico

Casa Hoyos, occupies a former Spanish colonial manor in Mexico City, which is home to many colourful baroque-style buildings from the mid-1700s. AG Studio designed the 16-suite boutique hotel for the Hoyos family, who have owned the property for four generations. A focal point of the project is a courtyard featuring concrete walls punctured with archways lined in...

Strategic moves to improve – Melbourne

The owners of Newry House, a family of four, wanted to renovate their single-fronted terrace home in inner-city Melbourne, on a tight budget. The house had been previously renovated in the 90s, but the two storey addition at the back failed to address the primary issue common in terraces of this era, a lack of light. The owners asked Austin...

Showcasing Pasadena

Perched high in the hilltops the LR2 House overlooks Pasadena and its adjacent mountains from its enviable plot. Designed by Santa Monica-based firm Montalba Architects , the house is made up of several distinct living volumes. In response to the client’s desire to retain a significant portion of the existing flat land between adjacent slopes, the house follows a matchbox...

Sydney Art House

Tasked with transforming a magnificent historic house located in Woollahra, one of Sydney Australia’s inner city suburbs, the two-storey house contained a treasure trove of beautiful period features. Claire Driscoll Delmar, creative director of Australian interior design practice Studio CD, approached the challenge to create a contemporary expressive 5 bedroom city home for the young family that reflected their passion...

Brazilian simplicity

Within the urban context in which it is inserted, the volume of the residence imposes itself with simplicity into its lush Sao Paulo, Brazilian surroundings. The main body of the house accommodates itself between the lateral boundary walls, neutralizing itself as a volume to function as an element that compartments the internal spaces of the lot. Designed by Andrade Morettin Architects,...

Buried in nature – Czech Republic

Built on sloped terrain, the lower part of the house is half-buried which makes the A-frame timber structure on top appear to grow out of the grassy meadow as you approach the building from the uphill road. The integration of the house and landscape will connect further with time as the concrete becomes overgrown with moss and becomes darker, while the timber roof will acquire...

Visual transparency and beauty

The Modular Unit (MU50) is a small-scale, modular off-grid home, designed to be recyclable and adaptable to a wide variety of sites. Through its simplicity, flexibility, and choice of materials, this structure is intended to bring beauty to the users’ daily lives; to allow them to incorporate it in their daily landscape and to connect with the surrounding nature reducing at most its carbon footprint. Designed...