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Two Sheds house – Victoria

Two Sheds is located on 25 acres of bush in the hills immediately to the west of the coastal township Lorne, Victoria, Australia. It is a retreat allowing the clients to disconnect from the world of city, noise, and work as they come together to reconnect and begin a 30-year project to rejuvenate the surrounding bushland. Designed by DREAMER...

Oasis of timeless beauty – Phoenix

Nestled on the north side of the Phoenix mountain preserve sits a once neglected and underutilised site in a horse property region, now transformed into a secluded native habitat and respite from city life. ‘O-asis’ is a new, solar-powered home designed by Phoenix-based architecture firm The Ranch Mine. The overarching design intent was to integrate modern life with the timeless...

Dynamic occupation – Brisbane

The Wooloowin House sits on a very steep, west facing site with distant views towards the Samford Valley in Brisbane, Australia.The inherent tension between the distant mountain view and the ferocity of the summer sun from this direction led Nielsen Jenkins architects to develop a strategy of enabling a much more dynamic occupation of the site than is typical in...

Establishing spaciousness

Faced with a fragmented layout of numerous small rooms and a wedge-shaped floorplan resulting in poorly illuminated areas, KC design studio completely reconfigured the apartment in order to establish a sense of spaciousness, optimize comfort and convenience, and enhance daylight penetration. The new layout divides the apartment into two complementary open-plan zones, a public section comprising living, dining and kitchen areas,...

Many levels of perception – installation

An installation by French based architect, Aurelien Chen has recreated an ethereal and abstract version of a traditional Chinese landscape. Above all else, this installation is a landmark placed by the roadside to draw the attention to the entrance of the Dragon Mountain Natural site “Zhulong Shan”, a typical example of traditional Chinese landscape composed by mountains, forest, clouds and...

3D natural STONE CONCAVE – New Release

Drawing on over 40 years of experience, Skheme has been procuring and designing stoneware from around the world. With an astute eye for design and new technologies, Skheme continually sources the globe for exclusive products for the Australian interior design and architecture sectors. Their recently released collection: STONE CONCAVE features 3D natural stone which is available in eight different...

Retain and Reveal – Melbourne

In its most recent incarnation, Three Stories North is an untraditional family home located in Melbourne, Australia, that embraces its layered history. Working with creative clients, the design approach is informed by their initial belief that beneath its previous renovations the building’s industrial heritage is quite unique. Designed by Splinter Society, the project’s primary objective is to realise its existing...

Burberry and Louis Vuitton – Mask Off

French fashion house Louis Vuitton and British fashion brand Burberry have designed COVID safe masks and shields. Burberry’s offering is made from fabric treated with "antimicrobial technology". The cotton face masks are available in blue or beige versions of Burberry's vintage plaid pattern. Designed to cover the mouth and nose, in compliance with the World Health Organisation (WHO) recommendations, the gently curved mask rises up...

Between two gardens – Melbourne

Located In a quiet heritage street in Fitzroy North, this 'out of the box' home designed by Rob Kennon Architects presents to the public as a mysterious abstract silhouette of a double fronted workers cottage. The house is cleverly separated into two distinct parts.  The new cottage fronting the street consolidates the verandah and roof into a single hipped...