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Reconnecting with the natural environment

Born of a client’s desire to reconnect with the natural environment, Forest House I, attempts to distill the essence of a place by folding the landscape into every nook and cranny of the home. It is the first in a series of similarly themed homes presently being developed by the team at Natalie Dionne Architecture. The Forest Home series reflect the architect’s growing desire to...

Playful workplace sensibility – London

As per the client’s request, a series of individual work spaces occupy two floors of an 18th century industrial warehouse in central London, UK with only a small proportion of open plan studio space, while the third floor houses a flexible lounge and meeting rooms. Despite the cellular configuration, all floors feel bright and airy courtesy of sliding and folding glass partitions that allow for...

Hidden House – Margaret River

Located in picturesque Margaret River, Western Australia, this addition is located amongst jarrah and peppermint forests and grafts a contemporary pavilion onto an existing timber-framed and clad house built in the early ’90s. The new work consists of a reading/living room and master bedroom with a bathroom and is linked to the existing house by a transparent gallery that also acts as a secondary entrance...

Bare-foot beach house – Stradbroke Island

The brief from clients required a discrete island antidote to their family’s busy lives. A unique place to retreat to and relax on idyllic (Minjerribah) North Stradbroke Island QLD. Paul Butterworth Architect delivered “Corymbia”, a relaxed, robust bare-foot beach house with spacious light-filled living spaces, comfortable reading nooks, cosy plywood-lined bedrooms and unique indoor/outdoor bathing spaces. It’s a physical and ideological retreat, an intergenerational home...

Non- traditional American gabled house

Architecture firm Feuerstein Quagliara has integrated a series of covered outdoor spaces into this handsome country home, which is designed to provide visual and physical connections to the landscape from every room. The Hass House is located in Livingston Manor, a hamlet in the Catskill Mountains in Upstate New York is situated on a grassy knoll, overlooking farmland. The house is a playful reconfiguration of...

Wood Ribbon Apartment – Paris

Wood Ribbon Apartment is a typical Haussmanian Parisian apartment with mouldings, fish bone parquet and a linear long balcony. The refurbishment concept, was to create contemporary architecture, a light element that would allow the design to preserve all the existing historical elements that confer a strong character to the place while unveiling new uses and a new appreciation of space, suited to its 21st century...

Keeping things humble – Byron Bay

Simple and rectangular, OCM house sits tucked away from street view at the back of a grassy block. Designed by Studio Jackson Scott the dwelling is bathed in the warmth and light of the Byron Bay sun (lucky house), it responds to the client’s brief of a comfortable home for a young family, with pleasing lines and modest materials on a tight budget. Nestled at...

living the small life!

Kaggeboda is a small and unique summer house located in the forest of the Stockholm Archipelago, Sweeden. Designed by Andren Fogelstrom Kaggeboda three cabins are placed in relation to one another, creating a  diversity of indoor and outdoor spaces. The blackened plywood of the facades gives strong character that relates to the surrounding pine trees. Generous windows and skylights allow for the interior to be bathed...

Within a Parisian historic setting

Located in the heart of Paris, close to Place des Victoires, in a grand, 18th century building, this recently renovated one-bedroom apartment by local architecture practice Atelier du Pont exemplifies how radically contemporary design can sit well a historic setting without detracting from its architectural heritage. Working with an elongated floorplan, the architects separated the apartment into an open-plan living and dining area in the...

three separate views

Three locally known land formations can be seen from the site of Moose Rd House: “Eagle Rock”, a mountain ridge, and the valley of vineyards below. Designed by Mork-Ulnes Architects the main challenge was to frame all three separate views while at the same time, preserving each existing oak tree on site. Located in Ukiah, California, the three fingers extend precisely in between the existing...