interiors

Rigorous detailing of KPDO

Melbourne based design practice KPDO favour a collaborative design approach, from the office through to involving the client. KPDO supports the theory of emotional design a soulful, responsive exploration of ideas that shines through in their stunning projects. This is expressed through a strong architectural aesthetic, with intelligent, practical responses , resulting in warm and versatile spaces that reveal themselves gradually. It's the rigorous detailing...

AOL California a city within a city

AOL's new West Coast Californian headquarters is also home to several small businesses—a coffee shop, a gym, a tech incubator that occupy the same building. The design challenge here was to coordinate these spaces and Aol’s public lobby in a way that builds community and fosters interaction. Common areas and paths of travel encourage cross-pollination, not only between separate departments of Aol, but also between...

The skirt & rock house by MCK

Perched on a hill overlooking Vaucluse House in Sydney's eastern suburbs is a modest bungalow which has been updated and extended by MCK architects. A large rock that sat in the hill to the rear of the house became the focal and pivotal natural element in the new architectural composition.With the underlying philosophy of relative modesty, the new form is setback, maintaining existing amenity. The...

San Fran beach house

San Francisco based  Scavullo Design was inspired by the rugged coastline & vegetation of this plot selecting finishes that capture it's surrounds. With the homes exterior clad in red cedar shingles exudes charm and works nicely against the sea-grass, allowing the home to sit peacefully overlooking the Pacific Ocean . The "H" form plan, with a living room in the middle, and wings to create...

what’s in the basement?

Where do you go when expanding an apartment …… down into the basement? That’s exactly what Skaara design studio in Olso Norway did adding a new basement section with integrated stairway in order to gain extra floor space. The wall serves to collect and unite the internal staircase with all the other functions; cabinets, closets, kitchen cupboards, a niche with TV in the living room...

Discovering caia di lizio

Established in 2008, caia di lizio is the partnership between Nicolina Caia and Tania Di Lizio they work across many sectors from high-end residential, to retail fit-outs, hospitality, commercial developments and small renovations. Successful material combinations and carefully considered spatial planning and a clear vision towards design outcomes are the driving principles behind caia di lizio's designs. The Barry Street residence a renovation and extension...

Notting Hill home

Behind a conventional terraced frontage sits a new build house in Notting Hill by Seth Stein Architects. The terrace extends 26m in depth with accommodation arranged around an internal courtyard and terraces. The house utilizes solar heating, photovoltaics and rainwater harvesting in order to achieving the highest British energy rating. Designed in the signature minimalist style of Seth Stein Architects the materials are honest and...

the boat house

Completed in 2011 by Sprenger Von Der Lippe this contemporary house boat sits quietly at it's mooring amongst the trees on the picturesque Eilbeck canal Germany.  The design challenge was to create a boat house that purposely refrained from making the mobile boat house look mobile. Large scale windows not only provide a great vantage point from within but also reflect the surrounding vegetation once...

Greg Natale inspired by “The Case Study Houses”

Royal Pine Resort by Greg Natale & Sunland was inspired by The Case Study Houses."The Case Study Houses" were experiments in American residential architecture sponsored by Arts & Architecture magazine, from 1945 until 1966. It commissioned major architects of the day, including Richard Neutra, Raphael Soriano, Craig Ellwood, Charles and Ray Eames, Pierre Koenig and Eero Saarinen, to design and build inexpensive and efficient model...

With a cherry on top

Pretty Please located in vibrant St Kilda is a unique and distinctive destination designed by Travis Walton, where high-caliber design and attention to detail abounds. Combinations of rich textures and modern elements create a harmoniously paired aesthetic. Resplendent palettes of colors complement the club’s intricate details, creating a luxurious yet originally quirky vibe.... cute and sophisticated. [caption id="attachment_3918" align="aligncenter" width="496"] No Comments Read more