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what’s in the basement?

Where do you go when expanding an apartment …… down into the basement? That’s exactly what Skaara design studio in Olso Norway did adding a new basement section with integrated stairway in order to gain extra floor space. The wall serves to collect and unite the internal staircase with all the other functions; cabinets, closets, kitchen cupboards, a niche with TV in the living room...

Discovering caia di lizio

Established in 2008, caia di lizio is the partnership between Nicolina Caia and Tania Di Lizio they work across many sectors from high-end residential, to retail fit-outs, hospitality, commercial developments and small renovations. Successful material combinations and carefully considered spatial planning and a clear vision towards design outcomes are the driving principles behind caia di lizio's designs. The Barry Street residence a renovation and extension...

Arqui + Architecture Portugal

Arqui + Architecture is a Design is a practice located in in the Algarve Portugal, led by Architect Vasco Vieira. Arqui+ aims to change the face of the architecture in the Algarve searching for quality design and innovation, creating works that are completely contemporary, yet maintaining the essence of the Algarve with the use of minimalistic materials and quality of light employed. With spacious interior...

Notting Hill home

Behind a conventional terraced frontage sits a new build house in Notting Hill by Seth Stein Architects. The terrace extends 26m in depth with accommodation arranged around an internal courtyard and terraces. The house utilizes solar heating, photovoltaics and rainwater harvesting in order to achieving the highest British energy rating. Designed in the signature minimalist style of Seth Stein Architects the materials are honest and...

the boat house

Completed in 2011 by Sprenger Von Der Lippe this contemporary house boat sits quietly at it's mooring amongst the trees on the picturesque Eilbeck canal Germany.  The design challenge was to create a boat house that purposely refrained from making the mobile boat house look mobile. Large scale windows not only provide a great vantage point from within but also reflect the surrounding vegetation once...

Christopher Köller photographic works from his highly-regarded series, Parádeisos.

A selection of Christopher Köller’s distinctive photographic works from his highly-regarded series, Parádeisos, is being presented by the Centre for Contemporary Photography (CCP) as their 2012 Limited Edition Print fundraiser. The special viewing, which opens at CCP on Friday 20th July and runs through until Sunday 22nd July will provide a delightful glimpse into a range of earthly paradises. The photographs taken between 1997 and...

Greg Natale inspired by “The Case Study Houses”

Royal Pine Resort by Greg Natale & Sunland was inspired by The Case Study Houses."The Case Study Houses" were experiments in American residential architecture sponsored by Arts & Architecture magazine, from 1945 until 1966. It commissioned major architects of the day, including Richard Neutra, Raphael Soriano, Craig Ellwood, Charles and Ray Eames, Pierre Koenig and Eero Saarinen, to design and build inexpensive and efficient model...

mosaic life

The earliest known examples of mosaics were found at a temple building in Abra,  and are dated to the second half of the 3rd millennium BC. They consist of pieces of colored stones, shells and ivory.  However, mosaic patterns were not used until the times of Sassandid Empire and Roman influence. Today mosaic's still hold a sense of art and elegant style with many of...

With a cherry on top

Pretty Please located in vibrant St Kilda is a unique and distinctive destination designed by Travis Walton, where high-caliber design and attention to detail abounds. Combinations of rich textures and modern elements create a harmoniously paired aesthetic. Resplendent palettes of colors complement the club’s intricate details, creating a luxurious yet originally quirky vibe.... cute and sophisticated. [caption id="attachment_3918" align="aligncenter" width="496"] No Comments Read more

Shearer’s Quarters Tasmania

Set on a working sheep farm on the site of an old shearing shed destroyed by fire in the 1980s, the new house overlooks the coast and sits next to an existing historic cottage constructed by the original landowner. The land now owned and worked by the Wardle family. I love the agricultural context of the materials selection, corrugated galvanised iron cladding and timber  for...

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