architecture

Tone and colour genius – Diarama Tiles

Born in the Netherlands but based in Berlin, Hella Jongerius is well known for her never-ending colour and material research where she combines the traditional with the contemporary in order to create products with individual character by including craft elements in the industrial production process. Always innovating and keeping busy she acts as Art Director for Vitra and Design Director for Danskina, Kvadrat and Maharam’s...

United family compound – Brazil

The aim of the FL House, was to exploit the front of the lot overlooking the orange tree grove and the back, with the dense native Atlantic Forest reserve landscape of Bragança Paulista, Brazil. What appears to be one house is actually two set out like more like a family compound. The two clients were close relatives and shared common desires for their respective homes....

Embedded into the natural environment

The house designed by P+0 Architecture was intended to take full advantage of the views and respecting almost all the existing trees. The basis of the outline are two levels located at different heights, so that each one works as an independent piece opened towards the vegetation and landscape. The remaining construction areas, small and between the trees, led to...

The totally Black Cat – Mayfair

The Lucky Cat restaurant, which almost exclusively features jet-black surfaces. Situated in the affluent neighbourhood of Mayfair London, is owned by British chef Gordon Ramsay and was designed by studio AfroditiKrassa to create a super moody interior. The studio tried to work with materials and colours that are subtle and classic, not too shouty. To achieve a shadowy...

Historical fusion – Mexico

The project was born from the need to revive an old house located in the historic center of the city of Merida, Mexico. Casa Deco is one of the few houses in the historic center of Merida that are characterized by having the architectural style that bears its name; “medieval”. However, this style was not the original style of the house but the result of a...

ADesignStudio’s latest addition Crackle Lamps

For ADesignStudio, the Greenway Crackle is a collection that references Sydney’s maritime architecture and Richard Kelly’s (one of the pioneers of architectural lighting design) principles of light while being shaped by experimentation with primitive glass processes. Until now, the range has included a series of pendant configurations. We are excited to share with you ADesignStudio’s latest additions to the Greenway Crackle which they recently presented at...

Sensitive Brutalist- Sydney

Town Hall House is a flawless example of Sydney Brutalist architecture. Designed by Ancher, Mortlock and Woolley in 1977, the 23-storey tower was built behind Sydney Town Hall to provide a central location for Sydney Council. The building now accommodates approximately one thousand City of Sydney staff and is a high profile element of the City’s corporate presentation and customer service ethos. Smart Design Studio was...

The Chimney House – Copenhagen

Studio David Thulstrup has transformed a heritage-listed former water pumping station in Copenhagen into The Chimney House. Created for VIPP, Chimney House incorporates bold architectural interventions that honour the original structure, which features a towering chimney, adding a cutting edge contemporary overlay. Chimney House takes its name from its distinctive 35-metre high minaret shaped chimney, added...

Living in Harmony

Situated to be in harmony with its lush landscape in Portland USA, this home built for a master gardener takes every opportunity to draw in views of the surrounding gardens and rolling hills, while also creating a warm and comfortable space suitable for a multi-generational family. Designed by Olson Kundig, the form of the reclaimed barn wood-clad house...