interior design

Great expanses

The South 5th Street residence slips discreetly into the array of eclectic bungalows that line the streets of Austin’s Bouldin neighborhood. Designed by Alterstudio Architecture, from the courtyard the house unfolds effortlessly and in several directions. A transparent living room hovers over the tumbling escarpment and through which the expansive panorama begins to become visible. The textures of concrete, mill-finished steel...

The art of living

When the owners of this breathtaking, two-floor apartment in Vila Nova Conceição, an upscale neighbourhood in Sao Paolo, Brazil, commissioned Brazilian architect Fernanda Marques of Fernanda Marques Arquitetos  to renovate their home, they asked for two things: adequate space to properly display their burgeoning art collection and a swimming pool. Although very different in nature, Marques saw that both requests represented a fundamental...

CATCH of the day

Architectural Studio YoDezeen recently completed the new fish restaurant CATCH in Kiev. With a focus on the most extensive selection of fish and seafood in the capital, 8 kinds of oysters, 150 varieties of champagne, and a large assortment of white wines . The old windows were replaced with a new thin profile façade, the inner balconies were completely removed and the sitars relocated,...

regeneration – East Fremantle

This project of a 1950’s dwelling in East Fremantle is driven by principles of authenticity and regeneration of the original building as a statement of time and place. Hartree + Associates Architects intention was to commemorate the original street pattern whist building elements drawn from the local vernacular, an eclectic mix of forms, textures, color and play of proportions that deliver distinctive...

Discover Formacy Melbourne

Formacy is a small Melbourne based Product Design Bureau headed up by Manuel Canestrini whom is is an architect by trade and industrial designer by heart. He is constantly striving to marry practicability and innovation with beauty and aesthetics in the objects he creates. For him design means the creation of something new and exciting, something useful that also pleases the eye...

35,000 meters of gold chains

Spacemen drew inspiration from nature and through a series of undulating planes in varies shades of gold, reinterpreted the topography of iconic green rolling hills into the key design language of Icha. Taking up a refurbished mid-19th century colonial heritage building in the newly developed outdoor shopping district, Fengsheng Li,Shanghai, the project is the new flagship restaurant of the brand as...

seasonal nuance – Sydney

It's not hard to see why this Sydney family home was shortlisted in the 2018 World Architecture Festival and Houses Awards. Iron Maiden House is located in Sydney’s lower North Shore and draws on it’s local context and history to create a unique contemporary home. Designed by CplusC Architectural Workshop the Iron Maiden House was designed for a family of...

calm atmosphere

Situated in the Beitou Hot Spring Area at the foot of Taipei’s Datun Mountains, this residence was designed by Fang Shin-yuan for a senior couple to live in after retirement. During the Japanese occupation period, the site was a renowned destination for hot springs. Drawing inspiration from the surroundings of abundant natural resources and cultural atmosphere, the residence was designed for the purpose of creating and...

Cedar Lane House – Victoria

On the edge of a forest at the base of a mountain this house was designed by Edward Birch to sit comfortably within the landscape and make the most of the expansive views over the dairy farms. The house is situated on the south coast of Australia where it is not uncommon to see a wombat stroll across the lawn or a...

Santorini – cave house

Perched high on a steep hillside of Profitis Ilias Mountain on the island of Santorini, Greece, away from the surging tourist crowds.This peaceful one-bedroom holiday house by local practice Kapsimalis Architects gives occupants the impression that they are floating above the sea. Taking advantage of the island’s traditional house-building techniques and sticking to a rigorous aesthetic of stripped down modernism, the architects...