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  • House & Garden Top 50 Rooms – Winners

    Winners in the 2019 Australian House & Garden Top 50 Rooms consisted of finely crafted interiors, refined materials and harmonious expressions of texture, volume, colour and light. For 21 consecutive years, (yes I said 21 years!) Top 50 Rooms has celebrated the extraordinary depth of Australia’s design talent. The prestigious annual award honours the best examples of residential architecture and...
  • Volt House – Mexico

    On approaching Casa Volta it appears there are three brick vaults floating in the middle of the dense Mexican, Oaxacan coastal vegetation. A small path leads deep into the vegetation, the vaults disappear. Then a clearing opens, and a small bench appears next to a long pond surrounded on both sides by symmetrical columns and its reflections on the water....
  • First Look – Celine Melbourne

    Celine opened its first store with a new architectural direction on Collins St, Melbourne in September designed by creative director Hedi Slimane, the new store concept juxtaposes the finest natural materials, crafting a balanced and expansive sculptural interior. Natural stones are complemented with reclaimed oak, concrete, polished stainless steel, brass and gold mirror in a refined twenty-first century brutalist context. Specially...
  • sacred spaces – Canada

    The Bigwin Island Club Cabins are located on an island, in the middle of a lake in the Muskoka region in Ontario, on the Canadian shield landscape. The design process of Mackay-Lyons Sweetapple architects was strongly driven by an attention to its natural context and its historical significance. Named for Chief John Bigwin, the island had been a place of...
  • CLOUD hotel

    CLOUD hotel is the second resort in Moganshan, Zhejiang province designed by Studio8. A renovation of an existing building the Cloud Hotel represents “the cloud on the top of the castle”. The studio have taken the existing building as the castle, and worked in their design with the idea of the mountain, where the castle is nested, and the idea...
  • the Firehouse Hotel – LA

    Once a rundown area of abandoned warehouses and derelict factories in Downtown L.A., the area found new life in the 1970s when artists flocked here in search of large, inexpensive spaces they could use as studios, ensuring the preservation of many historic, early 20th century buildings that would otherwise have been torn down. Housed in a converted 1927 fire station,...
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