interiors

Rob Mills from Loutit Bay to Sorrento

This more than fabulous beach-house by Rob Mills design is inspired by great seaside villas whilst adding an ultra-modernist twist. A perfectly balanced monochromatic palette of exposed concrete and honed basalt provides a seamless marriage between its raw elements whilst connecting with the coastal surrounding landscape.This immaculate yet casual beach house is the perfect haven to relax and detach from the world. What's not to...

subtlety & experimentation from Foolscap studio

Foolscap studio was formed in 2009 and has fast become one of the most exciting young studios in Australia, charged with the task of the installation of The 18th Biennale of Sydney (no mean feat!). With a broad, yet laid back, design aesthetic, which is as much experimental as it is a response to the client’s needs, Foolscap Studio have produced interiors that focus on...

the unique expression of David Hicks

We all know David Hicks for his more than Luxe residential projects so I thought I'd share some of his hot commercial projects! Hicks approaches design considering architecture, interior design and decoration as one. Space and form, materials, finishes and furnishings are refined to ensure enduring quality and a unique expression of the client’s intent within each project. With a keen eye for detail that...

Connection between the architecture and landscape

Distinguished Melbourne based Allan Powell's projects are timeless masterpieces that respond to each site. Employing the use of handmade and everyday materials that will improve with age creating stunning spaces set amongst gardens. Its this connection between the architecture and landscape that I love considering all aspects for both external and internal spaces. Loving AP ! [caption id="attachment_4413" align="aligncenter" width="500"] No Comments Read more

the lakeside shelter and the desert outpost

Seattle based Olson Kundig Architects  idea for the cabin is that of a lakeside shelter in the woods, a little box with a big windows that opens to the surrounding landscape. The cabin’s big window-wall  opens the entire living space to the forest and lake. The materials selection are low maintenance concrete block, steel, concrete floors and plywood in keeping with the notion of a...

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...