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Sweeping Beauty – Mexico

Elegantly positioned on Playa Blanca Zihuatanjeo, on the southwestern coast of Mexico, ‘Lyons Garden House’ is an emblem of modern architecture exploring spatial experience through light, straight lines, and an extraordinary seascape. Inspired by the local courtyard-style architecture of Mexico, the house is designed around a central garden the heart piece of the project and a sculptural element in itself—and oriented to views of the...

Living in a Bubble

MAD Architects has recently completed the restoration and reconstruction of a 305 sqm traditional courtyard house that dates back to the Qing Dynasty in Beijing, China. “Hutong Bubble 218” is a continuation of MAD’s exploration into urban renovations as a means of revitalising the Chinese capital’s old neighbourhoods that have been confronted with degradation and demolition as a result of...

Drift House Port Fairy – Wins Eat, Drink Design Awards 2019

Multi award-winning boutique hotel, Drift House, has recently taken out top gong in the highly coveted Eat, Drink Design Awards 2019. The award was collected mid November by co-owner Colleen Guiney. ‘We are absolutely delighted to have won the award for best hotel design for the stage II developments at Drift House’ says Guiney. The top prize was shared with the fabulous Calile Hotel in...

Tesla unveils Cybertruck

Tesla is now taking orders for its recently unveiled sci-fi-themed electric pickup, the Cybertruck. Unveiled at an event in Los Angeles to mixed reviews and divided opinions. The all-new EV is designed to have the utility of a truck and the performance of a sports car. The truck will come in three versions with 250 miles, 300 miles, and 500 miles of range, respectively and...

immersive connection

Quincho Moholy Meditation Space is located in the foothills of the Villarica Volcano, close to Pucón, in the Araucanía Region of Chile. The site has half a hectare which is almost entirely covered with young oaks and some volcanic rocks that emerged due to volcanic activity. Besides the existing house, there was an empty space: a forest glade in which the The Meditation Space was chosen...

Geo Deco by Greg Natale

I am delighted to share with you Geo Deco by Greg Natale marking the forth rug collection with Designer Rugs which was launched in Sydney this week to an inspired guest list on industry peers and friends. A rhapsody of intersecting silhouettes, refracted forms and a disavowal of symmetry - Greg Natale...

feminine, masculine and playful – Coach House

Bolton Coach House is a historic Coach House building in Dublin UK. Kingston Lafferty Design was commissioned to reimagine the interior architecture of the existing building, incorporating a new contemporary extension and exterior terraces and garden. The new design combines and juxtaposes the old and new buildings as one interesting and exciting multi-level, unique space. The existing coach house is brimming...

ode to the Pacific Northwest

An extensive remodel of a Portland house built in 1907, which had been subdivided into several apartments at one point in its history the house had been restored to a single family dwelling by the time studio JHID clients purchased it, there were still clear signs of its former incarnation, namely an awkwardly placed back stair an odd...

Deeply connected – Tunnel House

Designed from the flat land and blank paper by Consuelo Jorge Architects , this house is inspired by the contemporaneous Brazilian architecture. Clean and high quality volumes without losing comfort and protective qualities. The entrance tunnel, which gives the name to the house, “Tunnel House” is a strong point of  pure-form architecture that enhances the connection between the inside...