architecture

Superficial @ NGV Melbourne Design Week

Part of NGV Melbourne Design Week is Superficial. When everyday and familiar objects are presented differently, it make us look beyond their functional value. The exhibition Superficial highlights how our perception of objects sometimes is only skin deep and how easily we can be tricked and our expectations can be challenged. Through new works by Melbourne-based designers Yan Huang, Manuel Canestrini and Colin Whitehead, it...

Sydney Harbour Dream Home

A play of geography, geometry, and light, the Crescent House is an undulating sculpture that weaves through lush, coastal gardens with enchanting views across Sydney Harbour. The clients had long awaited to build their dream home for their young family. They chose the Vaucluse site for the northern aspect, panoramic vistas and direct access to Sydney Harbour foreshore. Designed by Matthew...

When lightness is enhanced

Frog Castle is a grand period property, built in 1860 in Alderley Edge, Cheshire, UK. The clients’ brief was to create additional living space in the form of a contemporary extension, including remodelling parts of the existing house and a basement conversion. Designed by Scott Donald Architecture the new extension and interior remodelling had to be considered in such...

adapting to the landscape

Built on a steep slope with impressive views over the metropolitan area of the city of Granada, Spain the Aire house is staggered above and below the slope by adapting to the topography, generating different terraces and levels that communicates directly to the outside in a continuous inside-out connection. Aptly named the Aire House due to the crossed ventilation of air that flows over sheets of...

Type Street Apartment – Melbourne

Located in a 1970s apartment in Melbourne, Australia, ‘Type Street Apartment’ is a small, 35 square metre, one bedroom flat that has been renovated by Jack Chen, the architect behind Tsai Design, for his own use. The small size of the project thinks big at every point: the apartment was designed as a blueprint for small footprint life in support...

Cleveland Rooftop wins at Frame Awards

It doesn't get better than SJB’s Cleveland Rooftop apartment which has scooped the jury vote in the Large Apartment of the Year category in the second edition of the prestigious global interior architecture design Frame Awards. At the live judging event hosted at De Kromhouthal in Amsterdam, SJB director and principal architect for the project, Adam Haddow, accepted the award...

looking to the past

Situated in Eastern Singapore amongst traditional shops and houses, 80ADR-House is part of a tide of renewal that ebbs slowly into the island’s older neighbourhoods. This project carefully integrates classic and contemporary styles, the revamped residence subtly contrast its surroundings – with ONG&ONG architects drawing inspiration from the past while simultaneously adapting features for modern use. An open floor plan flows into the...

The Library House

When in the summer of 2014, founding members of Atelier Branco Architects, Matteo Arnone and Pep Pons were approached to design a leisurely holiday house in the small town of Vinhedo, Brazil, the brief was that the house be able to accommodate at least two kind of needs: the need for a place to read, immersed within the site’s vibrant vegetation; the...