interiors

outward-looking Melbourne

Step out of your caravan into the shade and fresh air, protected by a canvas annexe which frames a view of the lush landscape beyond. This experience was the inspiration behind BENT Annexe, an addition for a family of four and their two Dachshunds. Because every day should feel like a breath of fresh air, surrounded by nature. BENT Annexe adds additional living space to a...

Responding to Lorne

The Skyline House is located in a bush-fire prone area in seaside Lorne, Victoria and responds to the potential direct fire threat in that location. This approach of the home led to the creation of an insular, sheltered courtyard zone, which has the added benefit of allowing access to north winter sun in the living zones. Designed by Lachlan Shepherd Architects, the house...

Light Vault House – Brighton

The brief for this project began with the clients wanting a concrete bunker. Equally as excited by concrete, there was mutual trust and connection between the client and Chamberlain Architects from the very early stages of the design process. Situated on an exposed corner site in Brighton Victoria, privacy from the street was central to the brief. Given the desire for privacy and...

arcs of light

Given its prominent positioning above a relatively developed neighborhood in Los Ángeles, the motivation behind the design of the home was to create a residence that could meld into its surroundings while maximising views. The three-story structure is wrapped in glass that mirrors its sweeping views which are unobstructed from the Getty Center to Long Beach, Century City, and Downtown. Designed by

The Cover House

The Cover House is a super clever house located in a high-density residential district in Tokyo’s suburbs. The roof and exterior walls are constructed from metallic grey Galvalume which both forms a structural skin and protects the privacy of the residents by shielding the first floor from visibility from the street. A large opening in the roof brings in abundant natural light and makes the...

A work of art

It’s rare that we see a small apartment with epic design sensibilities like “the apartment” designed by DO Architects. Located in Lithuania with the sun, rising behind the long panoramic glass facade, the light slides around the unique terrazzo floor which is literally a work of art, made by using big scale marble, granite and travertine pieces, combined together with...

Living on the highest peak

The BYL Houses are located on the highest buildable area of the slopes on the south side of Cerro Manquehue, Vitacura, Chile. The houses rest on the mountain at 1,638 meters above sea level, rising as the highest peak in the Valley of Santiago. In its natural state, the 5,200 m2 plot is characterised by its steep slopes, of which were partially...

St Andrews Beach House

Located on Victoria’s Mornington Peninsula, St Andrews Beach has no shopping strip and no restaurants. There’s a corner store, a brewery, and not much else. What it does offer is serenity and seclusion, a wildly beautiful coastline, and some of the most celebrated residential architecture in Australia. The owner was fortunate enough to own land abutting national parkland, close to the foreshore and directly within...

unified pavilions

The MA house is located on the outskirts of Tepoztlán, a small picturesque village located at 60 Km from Mexico City, Tepoztlán is well known for its sunny days, a comfortable temperature all year long, and its lush vegetation. Built as an addition to the ‘MA House’, which was designed by the architects in 2017, the ‘MA Lounge’ is intended to complete the home. “Despite working...

rethink the granny flat -QLD

Keperra is a post-war suburb North West of Brisbane CBD, once occupied by the military camps in the 1940’s and later with the development of Housing Commission in the 1950’s. Designed by Atelier Chen Hung, the brief was to add a detached sole occupant flat on the existing property and to rethink the typology of the ‘granny flat’. The dwelling is...