interiors

integrated surroundings

Conceived to stand out from its neighbouring peers, but still integrating itself with the surroundings, this house Projeto 03 designed by Kiko Salomão is located in the countryside of Bragança Paulista, Brazil. Projeto 03 seems to debunk what we traditionally see from Brazilian architecture and landscaping opting for a more pavilion style that aligns with estates from the Hampton's. The house separates living,...

a new life – The Imperial Erskineville

The Imperial Hotel in Sydney, isn’t just any bar venue, its steeped in LGBQTI history and most famously know for opening scene of The Adventures of Priscilla Queen of the Desert. The Sydney LGBQTI has cause to celebrate as a new chapter begins for this iconic bar after closing down in 2015. Taking into account the venue's storied past of unabashed flamboyance and unconditional inclusivity, local...

Granny Flat

Across the globe, many families struggle with how you best support ageing family members when you live in a city with minimal housing options. Best Practice Architecture has offered a brilliant solution to issues around multi-generational living and urban density with their latest Seattle project. The firm was hired to create Granny Flat converted from a backyard garage. The residential addition was built...

Apple Store Champs-Élysées

The latest Apple Store designed by Foster + Partners has opened on the Champs-Élysées in Paris last week, occupying the grounds and courtyard of a historic Parisian apartment, yes I said apartment. The ornate Beaux-Art building has been appropriated by “carefully interweaving several layers of history with contemporary, light-filled and inviting spaces.” The design is the result of a close collaboration...

Abstracts of Bernabei Freeman

Working with dexterity on projects from ceramics to outdoor furniture, bernabeifreeman display a highly sophisticated use of colour in their new Designer Rugs collection. Four, irregular-shaped, hand tufted wool rugs comprise the range, with suffuse designs that have inspired names like; Ocean, Plateau, Spring and Crossing. In collaboration with Designer Rugs in-house designer Christine McDonald this collection builds...

The Village House – Sydney

Earth is one of the oldest construction materials known to man; it can be fired, as with bricks and tiles, or used in its raw state as with adobe or rammed earth.  Earth is a malleable material that can become strong and weight bearing, while maintaining a breathable skin. With ‘The Village House’, rammed earth provides the catalyst to bring together history, nature, malleability and softness...

preserving humanity

This mesmerising art installation was created and presented as part of the Jerusalem Design Week 2018 at Hansen House - Center for Design, Media and Technology which simply blows my mind for all the right reasons. The thought provoking installation, “Goren” aims to provide a glimpse into the conservation efforts underway to preserve a piece of humanities DNA - through the case study...

isolated villa

The AA house is a holiday’s house situated at the center of a small village in Barcelona, Spain, where the common houses are made of stone and bricks. Designed by Alventosa Morell Architects the project aim was to re-design the house integrated with the landscape and to create private spaces isolated from the noise outside. The stone wall runs parallel with the road,...

white washed

The design of the Carmen House by Carles Faus Architects is led by focusing on the style of traditional Ibizan country houses, simple clear lines, controlled light and white in colour. Located in Dénia, Spain, upon entering, the Carmen house you are greeted by a large opening overlooking the pool, towards the Dénia castle in the distance. This large opening,...

Alpine style – Italy

Located in the UNESCO heritage-protected village of Castelrotto, in the heart of the Dolomites, Italy, the Hotel Schgaguler has reopened its doors after a full refurbishment lead by Milan-based Peter Pichler Architecture. The small village of Castelrotto in Alto Adige / North Italy is known for his folkloric culture and the relationship with its nature and surrounding mountains. A simple and timeless architectural design is...