interior design

not so suburban Sydney

Sydney firm Tribe Studio has recently refurbished and extended this 1930s bungalow in suburban Sydney with a garden pavilion and a series of decorative flourishes, reducing its footprint and accommodating the new program in an extended gable roof form.The reworked house is studiously compact, and yet it delivers on a big suburban brief multiple bedrooms, bathrooms, and living spaces. Its clever...

breathtaking beauty

Perched over 2,000 metres above sea level on the curving rim of a great canyon in Jabal Akhdar, the highest five star resort, the Anantara Jabal Akhdarwas designed by Lotfi Sidirahal from Atelier Pod. The long inaccessible Jabal Akhdar, Arabic for “The Green Mountain”, is a towering escarpment. The luxury resort is located on a 66,000 sqm...

beautifully imperfect

AnnaVasily; a handmade glass tableware brand has officially hit Australian shores with the launch of its Autumn/Winter collection. Designed by international designer from Greece Anna Papaharisi, the AnnaVasily range is available online and unlike traditional tableware is not mass-produced, with each piece carefully crafted from high-quality glass made to withstand a modern kitchen. ‘Everything in nature - the sea,...

The Forecast earthy tones

With Autumn here, there’s no better time to start warming up our homes with colour and texture. The hue on everyone’s home-decorating radar this year is Terracotta - favoured for its down-to-earth feel yet sophisticated aesthetic. Tierras Industrial tile collection by Mutina and Patricia Urquiola consists of different kind of lavas, of terracotta and of clays, chromaticaly matching with each other. You can find this...

Santa Monica Sanctuary

In designing a new home in Santa Monica for photographer Tatiana Botton, architectural designer Charles Ward and interior designer Leanne Ford worked to create a space that could be as much about entertaining as it was a sanctuary, yet also a space that provided the perfect backdrop to hang Botton’s work. Starting with the architecture, Ward placed emphasis...

lagoon house

Backwater a new detached home designed by Platform 5 Architects replaces an outdated bungalow on a secluded lagoon in the Norfolk broads, providing practice director, Patrick Michell with a family home. Designing a new building for the plot provided the opportunity to enhance the setting by establishing a stylish counterpoint to more traditionally designed neighbouring houses, while respecting the...

The Bridge House

Lately I simply can’t get enough of HAO Design! This multifaceted single home is EVERYTHING combining two multilevel apartments within the confines of an east and west-facing building in Tainan City, Taiwan. The 785 square meter project, which was just completed at the beginning of 2017, proves to be the family's exact anticipations come to life and perfectly fits in with their mellow...

Simplicity in repetition

“The Lookout” as it’s known to its owners on Broad Cove Marsh is situated delicately along a narrow piece of land between a tree-lined country road and a dramatic ocean-side cliff. This seasonal family escape is located on the outskirts of Inverness, Cape Breton Island. The house sits on a long sliver of coastline with expansive sunset views over the Gulf of St. Lawrence. The dwelling...

blank canvas

HAO Design had two main requests when hired by the Hsu family to design their new apartment in Pingtung City, Taiwan. The first was that the entire 165 square meter plan encompass the expansive park views outside the wide windows; the second, that every room be tailor made to suit each of the four family member's needs and...

Klein House – Sydney

Nestled on a narrow site with difficult access and a huge boulder blocking the entry, Sydney-based MHN Design Union had their work cut out for them when designing this five-bedroom home located in the lush Sydney suburb of Vaucluse. Working with the long and challenging site, MHN’s first task was to improve access. This they achieved by sawing off...