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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

Cocoon house – New York

This LEED certified home, located in Long Island, New York, is called Cocoon because its round walls form a Cocoon shape towards the northern and western neighbours, providing shelter and privacy.  The other glass side of the house, facing south, takes in ocean breezes and open views, whist the cedar shingle cladding blends in with the architectural material palette of the historic neighbourhood. By tuning...

A strong design identity

The three-bedroom home was designed for a couple with two young sons, who wanted a distinctive home imbued with an environmental ethic. “They wanted to construct a house that was deeply ecologically site-specific, energy-efficient, and had a strong design identity,” said Faulkner Architects, a studio based in Truckee, California. The project began as a remodel of a 1954 ranch...

House & Garden Top 50 Rooms – Winners

Winners in the 2019 Australian House & Garden Top 50 Rooms consisted of finely crafted interiors, refined materials and harmonious expressions of texture, volume, colour and light. For 21 consecutive years, (yes I said 21 years!) Top 50 Rooms has celebrated the extraordinary depth of Australia’s design talent. The prestigious annual award honours the best examples of residential architecture and interior design, showcasing some of...

Volt House – Mexico

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

First Look – Celine Melbourne

Celine opened its first store with a new architectural direction on Collins St, Melbourne in September designed by creative director Hedi Slimane, the new store concept juxtaposes the finest natural materials, crafting a balanced and expansive sculptural interior. Natural stones are complemented with reclaimed oak, concrete, polished stainless steel, brass and gold mirror in a refined twenty-first century brutalist context. Specially designed furniture...

sacred spaces – Canada

The Bigwin Island Club Cabins are located on an island, in the middle of a lake in the Muskoka region in Ontario, on the Canadian shield landscape. The design process of Mackay-Lyons Sweetapple architects was strongly driven by an attention to its natural context and its historical significance. Named for Chief John Bigwin, the island had been a place of significance to the...

CLOUD hotel

CLOUD hotel is the second resort in Moganshan, Zhejiang province designed by Studio8. A renovation of an existing building the Cloud Hotel represents “the cloud on the top of the castle”. The studio have taken the existing building as the castle, and worked in their design with the idea of the mountain, where the castle is nested, and...

the Firehouse Hotel – LA

Once a rundown area of abandoned warehouses and derelict factories in Downtown L.A., the area found new life in the 1970s when artists flocked here in search of large, inexpensive spaces they could use as studios, ensuring the preservation of many historic, early 20th century buildings that would otherwise have been torn down. Housed in a converted 1927 fire station, the No Comments Read more

Madrid refurbishment

Grande House is a refurbishment of a house located on an estate in Madrid rich in vegetation and local wildlife. The restoration of the old house has been carried out Lado Blanco Arquitecturas with the purpose of enjoying the house with family and friends, which was the fundamental goal. The intervention has protected the original morphology of the house discovering hidden...

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