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Connection between the architecture and landscape

Distinguished Melbourne based Allan Powell's projects are timeless masterpieces that respond to each site. Employing the use of handmade and everyday materials that will improve with age creating stunning spaces set amongst gardens. Its this connection between the architecture and landscape that I love considering all aspects for both external and internal spaces. Loving AP ! [caption id="attachment_4413" align="aligncenter" width="500"] No Comments Read more

melting chocolate and beautiful people by Wonderwall hong kong

Godiva’s concept flagship store is based around “treat thyself”. Wonderwall’s intention was to add a breath of fresh air to the more traditional image Godiva instill. The shop features delicious design details such as the “melting chocolate” ceiling combined with classical interior design. Set in the popular fashionable location of Harajuku passers-by gain a clear view of the chocolate society indulging in my favorite food...

the lakeside shelter and the desert outpost

Seattle based Olson Kundig Architects  idea for the cabin is that of a lakeside shelter in the woods, a little box with a big windows that opens to the surrounding landscape. The cabin’s big window-wall  opens the entire living space to the forest and lake. The materials selection are low maintenance concrete block, steel, concrete floors and plywood in keeping with the notion of a...

how thin is too thin? hey hey sexy legs

There's new stacking chair by Victor Vetterlein taking New York by storm and I think it has something to do with its super slim legs. .  X-Federation is composed of laminated wood combined with carbon fiber fabric a material adopting a strengthening technique used in boat building and  the skateboard industry.  An optional arm rest is available that fastens to the back and sides of...

keeping the palette of materials to a minimum

ODOS architects based in Dublin Ireland keep the palette of materials to a minimum to enhance the clarity and simplicity of their designs. The constant questioning of how people work, rest and play in today's society is the fundamental driving force behind the practice. ODOS believe their clients deserve to be challenged and that buildings need to inspire their occupants instilling a sense of curiosity...

HIRAMEKI by Akira Isogawa

What a fabulous night it was as Sydneysiders braved the chill and headed to Wash Bay in celebration of the launch of the third collaboration with one of Australia’s most recognised and feted designers Akira Isogawa and Designer Rugs. The tone of the night was modern Japanese with koto a traditional Japanese string music played whist guest sipped on Pommery and St Germain overlooking Walsh...

Rigorous detailing of KPDO

Melbourne based design practice KPDO favour a collaborative design approach, from the office through to involving the client. KPDO supports the theory of emotional design a soulful, responsive exploration of ideas that shines through in their stunning projects. This is expressed through a strong architectural aesthetic, with intelligent, practical responses , resulting in warm and versatile spaces that reveal themselves gradually. It's the rigorous detailing...

AOL California a city within a city

AOL's new West Coast Californian headquarters is also home to several small businesses—a coffee shop, a gym, a tech incubator that occupy the same building. The design challenge here was to coordinate these spaces and Aol’s public lobby in a way that builds community and fosters interaction. Common areas and paths of travel encourage cross-pollination, not only between separate departments of Aol, but also between...

campaign design …. R all over the world

London based design legends campaign design say, " we create engaging consumer experiences for discerning client's" . And all I can say to that is .... yes they do!  I have so much love for this innovative design studio that challenges the way we look and interact with stores, exhibition spaces and pop up spaces. [caption id="attachment_4222" align="aligncenter" width="501"] No Comments Read more

The skirt & rock house by MCK

Perched on a hill overlooking Vaucluse House in Sydney's eastern suburbs is a modest bungalow which has been updated and extended by MCK architects. A large rock that sat in the hill to the rear of the house became the focal and pivotal natural element in the new architectural composition.With the underlying philosophy of relative modesty, the new form is setback, maintaining existing amenity. The...

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