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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...

Rebelling against the norm

Lom Hai Jai aims to address the human side of city architecture in Vieatman, it attempts to allow the occupants to break away from boxed in air-conditioned “building blocks” which occupies a large portion of the city. Studionomad believes city living generally lacks sufficient natural light, airflow, privacy and nature. This project aims to rebel against the norm, an anti-thesis to...

Negotiating the dramatic – Spain

Set atop of a steep terrain in southern Spain with a steep slope, Fran Silvestre Arquitectos has designed an all-white house that negotiates the dramatic change in topography. Titled ‘house in Benahavís’, the property takes advantage of the site’s views, the home’s primary living accommodation is found on the upper level, which is supported by a single building...

Just a handful of materials

Taking its name from the combination of the owners’ first names, MIKA demonstrates how the creative use of a handful of materials can produce a house of playful sophistication that revels in its spatial quirkiness. Redressing the property’s spatial limitations, an awkward footprint of just 5.5 metres width and a maximum depth of 18 metres, i.s.m.architecten devised an open-plan...

Buttons and Ribbons

A former button and ribbon factory in New York's Tribeca neighbourhood has been turned into a boutique hotel featuring an eclectic mix of modern furniture and industrial details. Hospitality firm Bridgeton Holdings completed the Walker Hotel in a renaissance revival building constructed in 1899 to span three street frontages in downtown Manhattan. Arriving guests are encouraged to choose between a traditional check-in desk and the...

Crowded Fields

Boston-based photographer Pelle Cass attempts to show us what time would look like if everything happens at once by creating composite photographs that elaborately distil a time span of several hours in a single action packed image. Having honed his skills as a “still time-lapse photographer” in his Selected People series, where he captured the streets, plazas and parks of...

2019 Evolve Awards – Winners announced

With over 500 entries this year the designs were off the highest calibre at Designer Rugs 2019 Evolve Awards. This years awards saw workshops held in four locations; Melbourne, Sydney, Brisbane, and Auckland. Guests joined special guests such as Akira Isogawa, Easton Pearson, Emma Elizabeth and Bernabeifreeman to gain insight into the rug design and production process. This resulted in over 500 submissions...

Inside Out Brickworks Home of the Year – Winners

The inaugural Inside Out Brickworks Home of the Year Awards attracted entries from across the country, revealing some of the best residential projects in Australia right now. The awards are a celebration of modern Australian homes that are built with design, purpose and excellence – and the architects behind them. Hosted by Inside Out magazine and Brickworks Building Products, the awards drew submissions from the country’s...

Storybook House – Melbourne

An extension to a single fronted Victorian Terrace located within Melbourne’s inner-north. Storybook House is a study of inner city living designed by FOLK architects. This project optimises the existing footprint to create a functional small family home with a series of multi-use spaces. The building is magnificently curated to frame views into a series of open garden spaces...

Pond House – Antwerp

House BRAS is located on a lush green site abutting a pond in the middle of an old allotment in the suburbs of Antwerp. The house is designed to blend into its surrounding natural landscape, the meandering plan allows daylight to penetrate deep within the home during all seasons and at any time of the day while achieving unobstructed views of the garden. Designed by