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Beach-side living. Manly

Located in Manly, one of Sydney’s Northern beaches, this duplex emphasises casual beach-side living with a strong connection to the external environment. Sitting in one of Manly’s leafiest streets the house enjoys optimal views to the surrounding areas, maximising the cross flow of natural breezes from its elevated position. Designed by DKO Architects, the building’s materials draw inspiration from...

Informally sharp – Revisited

With three children under the age of 5, the clients of this home were starting to feel the confines of their Pacific Heights home in San Francisco when the expansive 1902 Italianate across the street went on the market. After learning the home had been recently remodeled, they jumped at the chance to purchase a move-in ready property. They worked with

Historic Clinton Hill – Revisited

Arnold Studio’s redesign aims to fuse old and new within the completed duplex apartment inside a historic brick house in Brooklyn’s Clinton Hill neighbourhood by using black and white details to contrast with the home’s original architectural elements. On the first floor, the studio created an open-plan kitchen, living room and dining area. White oak wood floors and exposed blackened...

Creating opportunities – Revisited

Crisp House involved the transformation of a modest 1.5-bedroom brick veneer cottage into a light-filled, environmentally inclusive home for a young family of 6. Located in Manly, Australia, a calming palette with considered resolve settles the home into its complex context with a sophisticated arrangement of architectural prospect and refuge. Designed by buckandsimple, the site is quite unique, a 180sqm...

Bundeena Beach House – Revisited

Bundeena Beach House is a weekend escape with a strong connection to its environment, and context. It is also a house of its environment with a native roof garden and a sculptural skylight. Designed by Grove Architects it’s a house with a playful interaction between inside and outside, public and private. The house does not attempt to relate to its neighbours...

Hawaiian family compound – revisited

Set atop a hardened lava flow with views of sky, sun, and water Makani Eka Residence strikes a balance between modernity and tradition. Old and new ebb and flow through a simple composition of small structures linked by a lush courtyard and a series of walkways and patios. Composed of four independent structures, including a cedar-clad main living pod, the siting balances the desire to...

A former gymnasium – Revisited

This space was part of the gymnasium of a former monastery located in the historical heart of Amsterdam. Re-imagined by interior architectural studio Robbert de Goede, the objective was to design an intimate, livable home which resulted in a minimal, industrial approach towards the architecture and a very personal approach towards the finishes, which reflects the clients as...

Establishing spaciousness – revisited

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,...

Played aesthetics – Revisited

Pompen & Verlouw is a new, all-day restaurant located in Den Bosch, a picturesque Dutch town in the south, that takes its name from the 1930s garage that used to occupy the spot. Inspired by the building’s past incarnation as a garage back in the days when cars were still a product of both industrialization and craftsmanship, Amsterdam-based...

Forever Home – Revisited

Located in Brunswick, Melbourne, Union is a playful, multi-level new home, on a narrow 5.5 metre wide block. A couple with three energetic teenage boys asked for a robust family home they could live in ‘forever’. Union is a 4 bedroom, 3 bathroom family house with a study, a basement rumpus room, a roof deck and a carport. However, that’s just the beginning of the...