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  • 404 Not Found – human connection and community

    Italian photographer Luca Marianaccio’s recent series ‘404 Not Found’ is a conceptual exploration of a disturbing and not-so-distant future, in which he proposes a world where technology dominates our lives in place of all human connection and community. Thematically, the series strikes a chord because it encapsulates one of the most important debates of our time: the anxiety surrounding how...
  • Chelsea home – London

    Rodi? Davidson Architects has transformed a pair of artists’ studios that may have once belonged to the famed JMW Turner into a lofty family home in London . Located in Chelsea, London on a street where many celebrated artists took up residence in the 19th century, when rents were still relatively affordable compared to other parts of town. It is...
  • Country Road – Spearheading Sustainable Design

    Last week I attended the launch of Country Road’s sustainable flagship store at Chadstone and it impressed me at every turn. Country Road is literally redefining sustainable fashion and design in a bid to become a leader in sustainability in Australia and overseas. Through the launch of its new flagship store, Country Road is Australia’s first fashion retail store to...
  • Uniquely Urban – Melbourne

    A house in an unforgiving Fitzroy lane-way has been imagined as a robust, simplified form a container for family life.  The tight vertical space is improved through a memorable threshold rising to the living areas and opening to a startling city view. Designed by Kennedy Nolan, the brief for this house was relatively conventional – a place for a family,...
  • A house within a house – Switzerland

    The clients’ desire was to live in a timber house. However, located in Vitznau, Switzerland the challenging geology combined with the hillside location prompted alp Architektur Lischer Partner to design a solid construction in which the hard shell of the concrete facade encases and protects the soft core of the timber house. The prefabricated timber frames were erected, sealed and...
  • Budapest’s Paris Court

    Hungarian firm Archikon teamed up with interior design studio Kroki to convert Budapest’s Paris Court—one of the most ornate buildings in Europe into a five-star hotel. A popular location in spy films, the historical building has been renovated by the studios, recreating the once-glamorous setting of Budapest’s iconic architectural gem which had fallen into disrepair over the years and wartime...
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