interiors

Ross Gardam unveiled at ICFF New York

Earlier this week Ross Gardam unveiled his new contemporary lighting collection at ICFF New York May 19-22 at the Jacob K. Javits Center. The award-winning studio introduced new versions of the Nebulae Chandelier and debut the sculptural and Brutalist inspired Hemera Desk Lamp . “I’m excited to share our latest work with A+D community in the U.S. The new...

Winners – Belle Coco Republic Interior Design Awards 2019

A transformed timber cottage centred around a fig tree, a restaurant turned light-filled gym in the backstreets of Double Bay and a rural-Japanese-inspired ebony café, nestled in Sydney’s Chinatown, are among the illustrious winners of the 2019 Belle Coco Republic Interior Design Awards. Hosted by Belle magazine and Coco Republic, the awards attract submissions from the most respected and recognised interior designers around Australia. Raising the...

subtle sophistication – Paris

Underpinned by a crisp aesthetic of subtle sophistication, Spanish studio 05 AM architects were tasked with renovating this two-storey penthouse in Paris, their first order of business was to gauge its spatial potential which had until then been overlooked. Originally, the apartment was primarily accommodated on the lower floor with access to the upper storey terrace through a...

three separate views

Three locally known land formations can be seen from the site of Moose Rd House: “Eagle Rock”, a mountain ridge, and the valley of vineyards below. Designed by Mork-Ulnes Architects the main challenge was to frame all three separate views while at the same time, preserving each existing oak tree on site. Located in Ukiah, California, the three fingers extend precisely...

Living a Double Life – Sydney

Double Life house keeps the outside world guessing with its aged street frontage, but the moment you enter, there is a softening of the outside world. The acoustic walls and ceiling linings welcome you into a calmer, quieter realm. A moment to pause. You face a library of black joinery, again a disguise for what lies beyond, a hidden room accessed by those who know...

The art of living

The brasserie is known as one of the symbols of the French ‘art de vivre ‘(art of living). These one-hundred-year-old establishments are remarkably decorated and often listed, but have in the past few decades suffered at the hands of ‘modernisation’. 34-year-old British designer and founder of The Guild of Saint Luke, John Whelan, has spent the past two years bringing...

Captivating Imperfections

Hand-knotted rugs, also referred to as Oriental rugs, are rugs made by hand on a specialised loom. To create the foundation of the rug, each weft is woven in and out of the warp threads over the loom. The wool or silk strands are then individually hand tied to each warp thread to create a design. Each strand is then precisely cut, carefully knotted and...

Terrarium House Brisbane

Terrarium House exemplifies innovative Australian architecture - created by bringing together layers of memories from the owners' childhoods and their travels through adult life. Designed by John Ellway Architects the project began as an exercise in managing problematic site conditions and a 100-year-old cottage crumbling into an overgrown backyard jungle. Sitting halfway up the ridge of the inner-city Brisbane, the cottage's...

A simple house – Mexico

Immersed in the wild landscape of southeastern Mexico, Montre House serves as a holiday home for a young couple. Taller de Arquitectura Contextual (TACO) was asked to create a functional and welcome house that would foster reflection and contemplation while connecting its inhabitants with the surrounding wild landscape. An intuitive, functional and simple experience of living, but with great spatial...

Queenslander re-interpreted

The brief for the Jacaranda house was to turn an original 1920’s Ashgrovian house into a family haven, with the flexibility to accommodate the changing needs over the next 20 years. All core family living spaces needed to be on a single level, on a modest, intimate scale, while a separate zone was required for Director: Scott Petherick architectural studio -