architecture

Terrarium House Brisbane

Terrarium House exemplifies innovative Australian architecture - created by bringing together layers of memories from the owners' childhoods and their travels through adult life. Designed by John Ellway Architects the project began as an exercise in managing problematic site conditions and a 100-year-old cottage crumbling into an overgrown backyard jungle. Sitting halfway up the ridge of the inner-city Brisbane, the cottage's...

A simple house – Mexico

Immersed in the wild landscape of southeastern Mexico, Montre House serves as a holiday home for a young couple. Taller de Arquitectura Contextual (TACO) was asked to create a functional and welcome house that would foster reflection and contemplation while connecting its inhabitants with the surrounding wild landscape. An intuitive, functional and simple experience of living, but with great spatial...

Queenslander re-interpreted

The brief for the Jacaranda house was to turn an original 1920’s Ashgrovian house into a family haven, with the flexibility to accommodate the changing needs over the next 20 years. All core family living spaces needed to be on a single level, on a modest, intimate scale, while a separate zone was required for Director: Scott Petherick architectural studio -

A Private Residence

The project named Private Residence is located in Chaoyang District, Beijing, China with rivers to the north, trees to the East and West, grasslands and roads to the South, and further surrounded by high-rise buildings . Designed by Linjian Design Studio they hoped to create a feeling of peace and quiet. “We hope that the result of the construction will be like...

A Guy and his Bulldog

This project called to refurbish a small, 46 square meter apartment for Jaime, an ER doctor, and Albóndiga, his bulldog. The original apartments cross-ventilation was blocked by several interior walls, which meant that the distribution did not adequately respond to Madrid’s high temperatures in summer. This was a key aspect for studio HUSOS to consider in the new design, for both Jaime...

33rd Dulux Colour Awards WINNERS

Courage and sophistication typified the inspired use of colour in the winning projects of the 33rd Dulux Colour Awards, announced at Wednesday night’s Gala event at the National Gallery of Victoria. Attracting a record number of entries – in excess of 430 projects from around Australia and New Zealand across six categories of built work. Dulux Colour Planning and Communications Manager...

A stone and concrete manor

London based-firm Niall McLaughlin Architects has designed a stone and concrete manor arranged in a series of staggered pavilions for a family in Hampshire Southern England. The 1250-square-meter home is positioned on a slightly sloping plot, and features multiple stepped concrete-framed volumes to accommodate the incline. The interior is designed around a large, double-height kitchen, with a sizeable library and reading room on...

When Colour is the focus

Tucked away in a leafy suburb in Cape Town stands a statement-home with lush vibrant interiors. For local design studio ARRCC, who executed the project, it was the homeowner’s affinity for colour and a multitude of materials that informed the creative journey. ‘By working with the homeowner’s wide and varied art collection we were able to create spaces that allow...

Queen’s Lane guesthouse

Carney Logan Burke Architects has collaborated with a family on a 180-acre Jackson Hole, Wyoming over a period of twenty-plus years. The breadth of work — five projects in a wildlife-rich riverine ecosystem depicts the evolution of one couple’s aesthetic: it has carved a steady arc from traditional to modern. The first building, a Parkitecture-influenced log, stone, and timber lodge, anchors the compound....

emulating eclectic style

Housed in a historic villa in Neve Tzedek, one of the oldest neighbourhoods in Tel Aviv, Israel, “The Levee” is a luxury hotel that appears more like sophisticated apartments than hotel rooms. Originally named The Gurevitch House, the villa was built in 1913 and is now part of Tel Aviv’s UNESCO World Heritage site of 4,000 Bauhaus and Eclectic architecture-style buildings. When it...