interior design

Melbourne Design Week 2019

Australia's leading annual international design event, Melbourne Design Week, will present its largest program to date, with more than 200 events including 47 exhibitions, 14 film screenings, 77 talks, 22 tours and 18 workshops across Melbourne and – for the very first time – Geelong  from 14 – 24 March 2019. Celebrating the best of local, national and international design,...

a true minimalist

Located here the Allschwil Forest, Switerland ends and the city of Basel begins, Buchner Bründler Architekten has completed the minimalist, if not brutalist concrete residence, ‘Kirschgarten House’. Set on a sloping site in the countryside neighborhood of Binningen, the two storey home is hidden from view by a tall black fence that skirts the periphery of the property. The oppressive nature...

outward-looking Melbourne

Step out of your caravan into the shade and fresh air, protected by a canvas annexe which frames a view of the lush landscape beyond. This experience was the inspiration behind BENT Annexe, an addition for a family of four and their two Dachshunds. Because every day should feel like a breath of fresh air, surrounded by nature. BENT Annexe adds additional living space to a...

Responding to Lorne

The Skyline House is located in a bush-fire prone area in seaside Lorne, Victoria and responds to the potential direct fire threat in that location. This approach of the home led to the creation of an insular, sheltered courtyard zone, which has the added benefit of allowing access to north winter sun in the living zones. Designed by Lachlan Shepherd Architects, the house...

Light Vault House – Brighton

The brief for this project began with the clients wanting a concrete bunker. Equally as excited by concrete, there was mutual trust and connection between the client and Chamberlain Architects from the very early stages of the design process. Situated on an exposed corner site in Brighton Victoria, privacy from the street was central to the brief. Given the desire for privacy and...

arcs of light

Given its prominent positioning above a relatively developed neighborhood in Los Ángeles, the motivation behind the design of the home was to create a residence that could meld into its surroundings while maximising views. The three-story structure is wrapped in glass that mirrors its sweeping views which are unobstructed from the Getty Center to Long Beach, Century City, and Downtown. Designed by

The Cover House

The Cover House is a super clever house located in a high-density residential district in Tokyo’s suburbs. The roof and exterior walls are constructed from metallic grey Galvalume which both forms a structural skin and protects the privacy of the residents by shielding the first floor from visibility from the street. A large opening in the roof brings in abundant natural light and makes the...

Global Award for Visual Identity !

Studio Ongarato won the global award for Visual Identity for its work on luxury Australian hotel Jackalope, after winning this category at the AHEAD Asia-Pacific Awards in 2018. The global Visual Identity category is comprised of exceptional projects that recognise the overall visual identity of a hospitality project including, but not limited to, elements such as graphic design, signage and physical collateral....

A work of art

It’s rare that we see a small apartment with epic design sensibilities like “the apartment” designed by DO Architects. Located in Lithuania with the sun, rising behind the long panoramic glass facade, the light slides around the unique terrazzo floor which is literally a work of art, made by using big scale marble, granite and travertine pieces, combined together with...

Living on the highest peak

The BYL Houses are located on the highest buildable area of the slopes on the south side of Cerro Manquehue, Vitacura, Chile. The houses rest on the mountain at 1,638 meters above sea level, rising as the highest peak in the Valley of Santiago. In its natural state, the 5,200 m2 plot is characterised by its steep slopes, of which were partially...