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MPavilion 2019 – Glenn Murcutt AO

Melbourne, Australia: MPavilion 2019, designed by Australia’s only Pritzker Architecture Prize recipient Glenn Murcutt AO, opened this week in the Queen Victoria Gardens. Internationally influential for his environmentally responsible designs with a distinctive Australian character, Murcutt’s MPavilion heralds a milestone in the architect’s fifty-year career as his first civic city design. Initiated and commissioned by the Naomi Milgrom Foundation with support from the City of...

Sculptural LIGHT FALLS house

The LIGHT FALLS house is an extensive redevelopment of a Victorian terraced house in the London’s Borough of Kensington, including the almost complete demolition and reconstruction of the existing dwelling and the addition of a basement and a double-height rear extension. The project features an entirely new organisation that revolves around a new interior courtyard acting as a visual centre to the living spaces. With...

Villa in the Dutch countryside

The Villa in the Dutch countryside near Vught gives a contemporary twist to the local farmstead out buildings. Traditionally, the Dutch ‘hoeve’ is an ensemble of farmhouses and living quarters loosely clustered around a courtyard. The central open space is protected, yet open to the surrounding landscape. Designed by Mecanoo, this spatial arrangement guided the design of the...

Himalayan salt block chair

New York-based designer Gregory Beson has crafted a magnificent sculptural chair made from 76 pink Himalayan salt blocks, in an attempt to examine how humanity exploits natural resources. The piece mimics the design of Louis Kahn’s Californian research facility and modernist architectural icon, the Salk Institute. Beson was motivated to make the chair as a way to comment on...

Prefabricated stilt homes – Bali

Bali-based architect Alexis Dornier has developed a concept for prefabricated homes that could easily be taken apart and reassembled in a new location. The innovative Stilt Studios are small homes on stilts, which could be erected in a variety of different places without causing any damage to the landscape. The design champions the principles of the circular economy, which...

Alpine house in Queenstown NZ

The initial brief for this project located in Queenstown NZ, required a sanctuary from which to take in the breathtaking alpine landscape, one that could engage with view of mountain ranges to all sides while offering protection from the harsh extremes of an alpine terrace. Designed by legendary Fearon Hay architects, the scheme arranges four rectangular building forms...

The evolution of the Miss Oops

Yovanovitch has transformed the R & Company gallery space into several domestic scenes to display the collection titled Love. He has decorate the interior to bring life to the imaginary character Miss Oops, who regularly appears in his designs. The exhibition leads guests through an unfolding narrative centred around an imaginary recurring character in the designer's work called Miss...

a living lab -Palm Springs

Designed to be "simple, elegant and replicable", the home serves as the private residence of Joel and Meelena Turkel, founders of Boston-based Turkel Design. The studio specialises in creating upscale homes using prefabricated elements. The Turkels purchased the Palm Springs property several years ago and set out to create a new home for their family that capitalises on...

Colour Blocked in Barcelona

Klinker Apartment is set inside an art-nouveau building in Barcelona's El Born neighbourhood and serves as a holiday home for a family of four hailing from Coronado, California. The owner, an interior designer, had initially planned to renovate the 75 square-metre apartment herself. Sadly, several months into the construction works, a fire destroyed a majority of the new elements as well as a number of...