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Island Life – revisited

Finnish designers Aleksi Hautamaki and Milla Selkimaki have built a self-sufficient summer house on the five-acre island they own (as you do) on the edge of Finland's Archipelago National Park. Called Project Ö, after the Swedish word for island, two cabins on the site house living spaces and bedrooms, as well as a workshop and sauna. In order to be completely self-sufficient, the cabins source their...

intricate re-working – revisited

Fitzroy Terrace brings me so much joy at every turn. The devil is in the detail and I urge you to look closely at the intricate re-working of a previously run-down double-storey terrace in the gritty, northern fringes of Fitzroy designed by Taylor Knights. The design itself represents a real ‘obscuring’ between the old and the new through the deliberate play...

Perth modernism – Revisited

Neil Cownie Architects clients have a love for modernism and concrete which comes from their appreciation of the history of the Perth 1960’s ‘Garden Suburbs’ of Floreat and City Beach. It was this love of modernism that led them to purchase land in Floreat, they wanted a family home that respected and drew on the modernist history of the area. They were passionate for a house...

ode to the Pacific Northwest – revisited

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...

Crowded Fields – revisited

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...

A new relationship – revisited

Situated close to the shore of Lake Geneva, the 1920s home has been overhauled by Bureau Brisson Architects to feature a much simpler floor plan and sea blue storage unit. The owners had an experience with other architects, but were not completely satisfied, but they new what needed to happen on the ground floor. They asked Bureau Brisson Architects to...

Lotus pond and eucalyptus forest dining experience – revisited

Garden Hotpot Restaurant is located in the hinterland of Sansheng Township, surrounding a lotus pond, hidden in a eucalyptus forest. In order to create a close-to-nature dinning environment, MUDA architects chose to eliminate the architectural scale, leaving out walls, only using pillars and boards to integrate the building into the woods ensuring the building merges into the environment,...

Storybook House – Revisited

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...

Volt House – Revisited

On approaching Casa Volta it appears there are three brick vaults floating in the middle of the dense Mexican, Oaxacan coastal vegetation. A small path leads deep into the vegetation, the vaults disappear. Then a clearing opens, and a small bench appears next to a long pond surrounded on both sides by symmetrical columns and its reflections on the water. Designed by