interior design

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...

where art lives

The breathtaking sprawling estate of the Inhotim Museum in Brazil is populated by architectural pavilions, art and botanical gardens housing one of the largest foundations of contemporary art in Brazil. Sao Paulo-based studio Tacoa Arquitetos recently completed the Adriana Varejão Gallery which in itself is a work of contemporary art. Located just beyond the town of Brumandinho in Minas Gerais,...

accommodating the Z generation

The Student Hotel Firenze Lavagnini is a hybrid hospitality concept like no other, catering to students who can stay here for a maximum of two years, as well as tourists, professionals on the go, globetrotters, and neo-wanderers who are invited to stay from two nights to twelve months. Identifying itself as a creative hub, TSH also offers shared working spaces and extended social meeting points. Created...

Remote Western Australian Community

The Punmu and Parnngurr Aboriginal Health Clinics in the Western Australian Desert, 1800km from Perth and 500 / 400km respectively from the nearest towns are some of the remotest communities in Australia. The project was delivered by award winning architecture firm, Kaunitz Yeung Architecture. These buildings make up two of the four remote communities of the Martu who have lived on their country...