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Impenetrable synergy – Poodle Bar & Bistro

As many Melbournians, yearn to hear those words, “can I take your order?" As we long for stage 4 COVID lock-downs to lift. There’s a delicious new bar and bistro, that is set to be a major new player in town and I was fortunate enough to explore and dine prior to lock-down. Nestled in a row of Victorian terraces is

A balanced relationship – Portugal

Combining the architecture of the 1950s with the comfort, spaciousness and luminosity of contemporary spaces, this three-story house in Restelo, Portugal, has undergone a profound transformation by Joao Tiago Aguiar Architects. Space, light, functionality and wellbeing spearheaded the ambitious project to renew the 70-year-old villa, transforming it into a luxurious house with spectacular views over the Tagus river. From an...

MPAVILION: chronicles the first six years

The Naomi Milgrom Foundation and Thames & Hudson have released MPAVILION: ENCOUNTERS WITH DESIGN AND ARCHITECTURE. The first publication on the MPavilion project which chronicles the first six remarkable years of this landmark Melbourne architecture commission. A celebration of what MPavilion has collectively achieved, this volume captures the groundbreaking contributions of each of the MPavilion architects from 2014 to 2019; Sean Godsell, Amanda Levete, Bijoy...

La Torre Bianca – Italy

The residence titled ‘La Torre Bianca’, which translates to The White Tower in English, due to its 12-meter-high white tower that overlooks a large courtyard. The villa is located in Gagliano del Capo, in the region of Apulia in south-eastern Italy. The house is located in the regional park that stretches between the rocky Adriatic coast and the white beaches of the Ionian Sea. Owned and...

The Nest guesthouse – Namibia

South African designer Porky Hefer took cues from the the birds nests of the sociable weaver that dot the landscape to create this unique off-grid guesthouse on a wildlife reserve in Namibia. The Nest at Sossus guesthouse is situated on the Namib Tsaris Conservancy, a 24,000-hectare reserve nestled between the Nubib and Zaris Mountains in Namibia's Namib desert....

Health conscious Sorano Hotel

SORANO HOTEL is one of main facilities in new-born urban development in Tachikawa city, 30 minutes away from Shinjuku, Tokyo based on the concept of “Wellbeing”. Offering health conscious activities, located in the area of renown National Park, the luscious views are captured throughout the hotel interior. Designed by Curiosity architects, the ambiance of the lobby changes dramatically during...

National Indigenous Fashion Awards 2020 winners

The Darwin Aboriginal Art Fair Foundation (DAAFF) has announced the winners for this year’s inaugural National Indigenous Fashion Awards (NIFA). The Inaugural National Indigenous Fashion Awards proudly announced the 2020 winners on Wednesday, 5 August 2020. Broadcasted live via NITV’s social media and hosted by The Point anchor, Rachael Hocking, the NIFA showcased collections and designs from Australia’s leading and emerging designers and artists. A unique...

A local relationship – Spain

With a terrace overlooking the beach of Playa de la Barrosa, Spain, a patio with a capacity for 250 people and a restaurant area for 100 diners, El Cuartel del Mar, the new space by the Azotea Grupo, located in an unbeatable location. At an architectural level, Azotea Grupo has relied on the study of Paula Rosales, who was in charge of the award-winning NuBel...

Virgin Galactic unveiled

It has always been a childhood dream to board a Concorde and my dream could very well come true. Last week, Virgin Galactic unveiled the design of a Mach 3 aircraft for high-speed travel featuring Rolls-Royce engine propulsion technology. This marks an exciting step forward in Virgin Galactic’s development of a new generation of high-speed aircraft, in partnership with industry and government leaders, with a...

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...