interior design

Theatre House

An old village theatre built in the late nineteenth century and converted over time - ?rst into a barn and then in a toilet paper warehouse and now transformed into a live/work space. “The Theatre” house is located in the heart of Barcelona, Spain . Access to the house is through a space reserved for a classic car that is understood as a sculpture. Designed by...

Folded House

A folded roof form and charred cypress cladding are the obvious highlights of this extension to an existing single storey weatherboard in bay-side Highett, Melbourne. Given the home was going to be built by a well-traveled roof plumber and his design aware partner, a simple flat roofed box out the back just wasn’t going to be an option. Equally a homage to the folded plate roof forms...

A reflection of colour

Available in 7 encoded colours and two complementary surface finishes – matt and glossy – the “Cromatica” collection brings out a sensitive and original reflection of colour gradient applied to the built environment. Designed by young Italian design duo Studio Formafantasma, Andrea Trimarchi & Simone Farresin, based in Amsterdam created the large porcelain stoneware glazed sheets as fields...

Within the frame – Apollo Bay House

The Apollo Bay House sits amongst the coastal vegetation that fringes the bay in southwestern Victoria. Created by Dock4 Architecture the house has been designed for relaxed coastal living and easily crosses the line between inside and out through the use of multiple sheltered platforms and a strong visual connection to the outside. The original cedar clad shack is the driver for this...

Louis Vuitton at Milan Design Week

Objet Nomades was created in 2012 with Louis Vuitton inviting designers to imagine creative but functional furniture and objects. Since its conception the french fashion house has worked expanding the collection to a total of 40 pieces. This year at Milan Design Week 2019 the fashion brand added pieces by atelier Biagetti and Zanellato / Bortotto joining a line-up of renowned designers including India Mahdavi, Patricia...

New Life 1949 Malibu home

Major addition and remodel to a 1949 Malibu home, the original structure was the first home/building constructed in the Malibu Knolls region. The house sits atop a bluff with views of the Malibu Pier, Surf Rider Beach, Malibu Lagoon to the south and the Santa Monica Mountains to the north. Re designed by Studio Bracket It was important to the owners...

Delivering light and sensitivity

The Cable House transforms a small, Port Melbourne dark workers’ cottage into a contemporary family home, finding elegant solutions to the challenges posed by the dense urban environment, narrow south-facing site, and heritage context. The project addresses two seemingly competing requirements. The design must deliver light, functional spaces for a young family, and simultaneously remain sensitive to the surrounding area which I believe it delivers...

The art of colour blocking

Appodeal, an emerging high-tech company working with mobile app publishers whose employees, in its new offices in Minsk, Belarus (Soviet Union) enjoy ping pong tables, a massage room and a landscaped rooftop terrace. Created by Belarusian interior design practice Studio11, Appodeal HQ occupies an entire building in the centre of Minsk. Undoubtedly, what distinguishes these offices...

Double Bay romance

When the owners of this Sydney penthouse apartment stepped into the property as interested buyers for the very first time they were instantly swept off their feet. Occupying the entire top floor of a Spanish Mission style house in the well heeled suburb of Double Bay, the apartment is gifted with unobstructed views of Sydney Harbour, generous amounts of natural light, vaulted ceilings, exquisite Art...