interiors

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...

Part 2 – Dulux Colour Awards finalists!

Part 2 our feature story of this years finalists for Dulux Colour Awards, we'll be previewing some hospitality and commercial Interiors that have been recently announced following a record-breaking entries from Australian and New Zealand design professionals. After viewing the finalists there seems to be many common shades across residential, however the commercial and hospitality sector seems to be fabulously adventurous! The judging panel will select...

The Cuckoo House

The Cuckoo House is a house for a family of 4 combined with a coffee shop located in Da Nang, Vietnam. Built from local clay bricks the house is reminiscent of the shape of a Cuckoo Clock. Designed by Tropical Space the house contains 4 blocks which are all interconnected, each block is place on another rectangular block with the...

The Long House – Victoria

Nestled atop the Great Dividing Range 100km north of Melbourne, Australia in Trentham, a slow-paced country town is the Long House which is a delicately balanced moment between old-fashioned simplicity and the conveniences of contemporary life. Located within a recent semi-rural development on the periphery of the town, the project brief was to design an energy efficient, low maintenance single dwelling on a large, north-facing...