architecture

The Glass Box House

Set in coastal Spain with breathtaking views of a lush Mediterranean landscape. Located on the northern outskirts of Valencia, a family residence “The Glass Box House”, designed by local practice Fran Silvestre Arquitectos that embraces surrounding nature through a modernist design of radical transparency and minimalist elegance. Occupying an elongated plot perched on a verdant hillside, the house is defined by...

Dulux Colour Awards 2019

Entries are now open for the 33rd Dulux Colour Awards, which invites Australian and New Zealand based design professionals and students including architects, interior architects, interior designers and interior decorators to submit work that celebrates exceptional and innovative use of colour across interior and exterior commercial, public and residential spaces. The awards programme, now in its 33rd year, provides architects and designers the opportunity to showcase...

Downside Up House – Melbourne

Nestled in bayside Melbourne, Albert Park, the original building was a dilapidated double-fronted Victorian house book-ended by a double-storey terrace house on its south side. The house is located on a corner allotment, pinched in by the main street and a laneway which gives it its triangular shape that tapers towards the rear. As a heritage listed building, it was imperative that

defining spaces

Located within a ordinary neighbourhood, Constance Springs Austin, Texas, this home is oriented to take maximum advantage of the unexpected escarpment, creek and natural views offered at the rear of the property. Designed by Alterstudio Architecture, the roof defines the precinct for living and creates continuity throughout the property while a delicate custom-glazed window wall, accentuated by monolithic corner glazing, connects...

balance of gestures – Revisited

Apparently when you step into the apartment of real estate developer Don Capoccia and his husband, Tommie Pegues on Great Jones Street in New York City's NoHo district in Manhattan, you might not realize that their apartment stretches across two New York City buildings. The two-year-long renovation and build was seamless, once the structural work was executed, the challenge was to make two very different spaces...

attention seeker – Revisited

Located in a region in Taipei, Taiwan where young generations congregate. The geographical environment is both new and old with mixed streetscapes dating back over 300 years. In order to attract the attention of the pedestrians, local based design studio 45tilt chose a series of similar colors and materials extending from outside in, to design the new VACANZA accessories shop. VACANZA Accessory is a...

Melbourne Suburban – Revisited

In a heritage precinct defined by its stylistic diversity, Ola Studio aimed to present a confident contemporary architecture to the neighbourhood that both referenced and conversed with its local context. The immediate neighbours are both white painted timber single storey period bungalows, one is double fronted with a dominant gable, the other is single fronted with a hip roof. Ola...

The Paradiso Art Hotel – Revisited

Devoted to art and contemporary creation and borrowing inspiration from the aesthetics of MiMo—Miami Modern—the new Paradiso Ibiza Art Hotel, introduces a whole new way of visiting the island, surrounded by contemporary art. The hotel will host an ongoing Art Paradiso curated programme. Directed by the artist and curator Iñaki Domingo and the photographer and filmmaker Diana Kunst, the programme will...

Little Art Studio – Revisited

The Little Art Studio is an addition to an existing contemporary stucco and glass residence located in Paradise Valley, Arizona, USA. The addition of this building to the site provided a backdrop and bookend to an existing desert courtyard and a gathering area surrounding a fire pit.  In order to distinguish the studio from the existing residence, the design allowed Chen...

old-new contrast – Revisited

Exposed fresco and original arched doorways are paired with brass accents and grey cabinetry at this apartment in Vilnius Lithuania, which has been overhauled by interior designer Kristina Lastauskait?-Pund?. Apartment Vilnius belongs to a family with two children, who approached the local designer to give the home a contemporary update that maintained its historic features. The apartment, which is set within...