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A peak behind the Zuster curtain

Sisters Wilhelmina McCarroll and Fleur Sibbel are the much loved award-winning design duo behind the Zuster brand, a name synonymous with beautiful, bespoke Australian made furniture. We spoke to Willy and Fleur about their design legacy and the DNA of their brand, as well as what’s coming up for Zuster and Reece in the bathroom. Q. You have a...

Reuniting the twins

The two buildings were actually built as identical twins in 1642 by the famous architect Philips Vingboons. Different use and different owners, plus the introduction of a new façade two centuries later for one of the two houses, meant that when HOH Architects started working on the project to unite the two buildings University of Amsterdam which were no longer...

restrained drama

Bewboc House is a suburban terrace house in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia owned by a young family. The approach by Fabian Tan Architects, was to re-imagine a form befitting a corner house and to re-purpose the living spaces on ground level. An epic arch roof extends outwards, creating a vaulted annex that forms the living spaces and creates restrained drama. The...

Coastal Kelly Wearstler

Santa Monica Proper Hotel occupies a 1920s Santa Monica building with an extension designed by local firm Howard Laks Architects. Located on Wilshire Boulevard in the coastal Californian city, it forms the latest Proper Hotel, designed by iconic Kelly Wearstler, a company that Wearstler's her husband Brad Korzen founded with Brian De Lowe. Wearstler also designed the San Francisco...

Park Life – Colorado

Located on the bank of Shoal Creek, one of two primary waterways traveling through Austin to the Colorado River, Belmont Park consists of two weathered Douglas fir clad buildings which rise above the creek from a flush limestone plinth. Designed by Tim Cuppett architects, the wooden buildings are connected by a transparent living room bridge which spans a...

Sanctuary House – California

The clients of The Sanctuary House, recent empty-nesters planning ahead to retirement, hoped to downsize and simplify in the design of their new Palo Alto, Californian home. When the clients purchased the property, an old wooden fence across the front yard and the original house closed off the site from the street. Behind this rough and aged presentation, however, was an urban refuge of lush vegetation throughout the deep lot....

Terracotta bliss – Sao Paulo

Creamy brick walls, terracotta tiles and tropical plants feature in this Sao Paulo apartment by Brazilian designer Melina Romano, which is intended to feel "modern and countryside“. Romano and her team said they blended colours, textures and materials to reach the balance between modern and cosy. Throughout the unit, finishes are meant to be easy to clean and...

Embodying the philosophy Wabi Sabi

The title “The Imperfect Residence” references the designer’s inspiration for the renovation of a 1 bedroom apartment based the ancient Japanese philosophy Wabi Sabi which is to find beauty in the imperfect and valuing simplicity. Translated into the language of interior design, these principles have produced a residence of understated elegance and contemporary minimalism where everything is seamlessly integrated into the building fabric and where...

Asserted in plain sight – Portugal

RGM 46 duplex apartment is a refurbishment project located in Lisbon, Portugal, within a small terrace on the roof consisting of a living room, kitchen, bedroom and bathroom. The renovation starting point revolved around dividing up the social area and the private space of the apartment through the two floors. Designed by DC.AD the lower floor walls were removed...

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