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A House For Four – UK

A House For Four is a modest 5m2 side extension that transforms the ground floor living space of this Victorian terrace property. A new stepped dormer creates a bedroom in the roof space, allowing the clients two young children to have their own bedrooms. Both new additions address the street, with a shiplapped larch timber referencing the existing brick gable end and roof tiles respectively....

Inspired by traditional Moroccan tiles

Imported from Italy, Skheme tiles recently launched the ZELLIJ Series inspired by traditional Moroccan Zellige tiles which features a solid range of colours with strong tonal variation. They feature the realistic imperfections of hand-crafted tiles and an undulated edge to create a visually exciting feature. These organically formed tiles are ceramic requiring no sealing,...

Pacific View Point – Bronte

Docked into the steep rocky strata of the Pacific Ocean, Bronte, this home in Sydney’s Eastern Suburbs is a place for contemplation; a place to observe and absorb the shimmer of the water, each fold and fall of the waves, the serene passage of cetaceans and cumulus, the infinite permutations of textures and hues that form a welcome diversion from our urban and global concerns. Designed by

The Flourist – Canada

Canadian design studio Ste Marie has recently designed Flourist. Yes, I said Flourist, who new that was a thing? Essentially a bakery and cafe with a cool twist in East Vancouver that showcases Vancouver’s only community-based flour mill. The first fully traceable grain, beans, and flour company, Flourist provides premium dry goods and fresh, stone-milled flours and offers an alternative to...

Quintessentially Modernist – Netherlands

"Villa 1" is a modern architectural gem located in a pine-forest clearing in Ede, the Netherlands. Its distinctive and multifaceted structure, glass facades, and forest surrounds, create an innovative residential retreat that sits at the forefront of minimalist design. The villa encompasses a landscape of different spatial qualities that go beyond mere functionality, combining the coziness of traditional farmhouses and the openness of a Modernist...

Village Life – Canada

Smith House is a vacation home located on the Atlantic coast of Nova Scotia, Canada adjacent to the architect’s farm. The home consists of three pavilions on a two-acre site spanning from a salt pond on the east to oceanfront on the west. This small peninsula historically supported an inshore fishing port. Designed by MacKay-Lyons Sweetapple architects, this is a proto-urban...

A desire to stay and age -Queensland

Heavy concrete walls anchor this family home in Queensland, Australia, to its beachside setting, while hiding it from a busy road nearby. Mermaid Beach Residence is situated in Queensland's Gold Coast region and has been designed to reflect "a desire to stay and age". Its owners – a couple with two young children had previously lived further along the same stretch of beach in a...

Referencing 65 million years – UAE

The Buhais Geology Park Interpretive Centre lies south-east of the city of Sharjah UAE in a region of exceptional prehistoric and geological significance. The site features an abundance of marine fossils from over 65 million years ago, spectacular mountain ranges and ancient burial sites from the Stone, Bronze and Iron Ages. Seeking to create a series of exhibition spaces which vividly present the region’s significant geological...

FRIEZE bathroom collection – Maison&Objet Paris

FRIEZE  is the new bathroom collection designed by Marcante-Testa for Ex.t which debuted this week at the Maison&Objet furniture fair in Paris. Designed by Italian practice Marcante Testa the range is Inspired by “entablatures” (a horizontal part in classical architecture that rests on the columns and consists of architrave, frieze, and cornice). Designed by Roy Lichtenstein, the project is articulated through different...