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Crisp white box

David Mann, founder of MR Architecture + Decor, completely reimagined this typical pre-war apartment in Manhattan’s Carnegie Hill neighbourhood. The clients: discerning art collectors and their young daughters. The brief: to showcase their extensive art collection in spaces where the kids can have sleepovers and movie nights all in a crisp white box! No small...

Whitewash – Florida

Located in Alys Beach, Florida, the architect describes the house as more “like a resort in Santorini than the getaway spot that it is.” For me however, I see influences from Bermuda, to Morocco and pretty much everywhere in between and what is more, I love it. Jeffrey Dungan was charged with creating this holiday home on an...

To the Bat Cave!

This immense 1350 square metre home in Itu, Sao Paulo Brazil is home to a family of six who had some rather strict design constraints. On a sloping site the building had to essentially be single storey and meet accessibility standards. The ramping throughout is Villa Savou-esq in its interjection. Slow and processional, perhaps even conversational. The main functions of the house - social, leisure and...

One Small Step

The idea of designing my own home is equal parts exciting and terrifying. While it is easy enough to make decisions for someone else’s home, for my own home the process is panic inducing so I can completely sympathise with the architect-owners of this home in Herzliya, Israel. The duo behind Jacobs-Yaniv Architects spent six years...

Artful Architecture

“Bringing art into the architecture” was the driving force behind this home renovation completed by Madeleine Blanchfield Architects. The house, which is nominated in the Australian Interior Design Awards, is located in the Sydney ocean-side suburb of Clovelly and is the definition of relaxed beach vibes. As the architect puts it “the notion was to create...

TWA Terminal living

Loft Panzerhalle came about after Vienna based Studio Smartvoll won a 2013 competition to design the space, which is no surprise after seeing the finished results. Located in the Maxglan district in Salzburg, Austria, the loft spans 350 square meters of open space over two floors. The space was originally used to repair tanks but is now a...

Modernist Masterpiece

With Mies van der Rohe, Luis Barragaìn and Tadao Ando forming the bedrock of inspiration, how could these stables (yes, stables!) be anything other than incredible. Located near Buenos Aires, the stables are home to forty-four horses and was the brainchild of owner and polo legend Nacho Figueras and architect Juan Ignacio Ramos. Conceived as a building...

Modernist English Manor

This country residence by Richard Meier and Partners has been created based on three guiding principles: response to the site, a connection with the history, and a move toward sustainability. The setting of this Oxfordshire Residence is notable not only for the incredible views and the expansiveness of the landscape but also the relationship between...

Masculine Style

“Bold and elegantly masculine” is how Flack Studio describe this project, located in the leafy Melbourne suburb of Armadale, and for me it is also plain sexy. It is the richness of materials and finishes – dark timbers, bronze, and marble – that gives this home a confident personality, and combined with the crisp white architecture of...