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A rugged response – New Zealand

After spending a lifetime in the boat-building industry provided Crosson Architects the inspiration for this project. The location sitting front row at a New Zealand bay, exposed to the elements - wind and ocean called for a rugged response. Just as early Polynesian explorers turned their sea-craft upside down to create land shelters the up-turned hull form of...

Duel Personalities – Norway

Designed by Oslo practice Kappland Arkitekter, Cabin Stokkoya is an all-year retreat, on the outermost coast of Trondelag, Norway, for a family of five, with a series of simple, flexible living spaces. Elevated at the front and anchored on a concrete slab at the rear, the building gently hovers on the slope, leaving hardly any footprint. The shape of...

25 years of KAWS’s – NGV Melbourne

Contemporary American artist KAWS, a.k.a Brian Donnelly, is one of the most resonant artists of his generation. In an Australian first, KAWS: Companionship In The Age Of Loneliness is a comprehensive survey of 25 years of KAWS’s oeuvre, full of humour, hope and humanity, celebrating his ability to connect with broad audiences. The full range of KAWS’s artistic output will be on display featuring more than...

All aboard – The Milk Train !

Insta Famous ice cream brand Milk Train approached FormRoom to design and produce an immersive space that catered primarily to their diverse Instagram demographic who have propelled the brand to instant online fame in 2018. FormRoom worked with the brand to strategise and evolve upon their four core pillars; Surreal, Timeless, British and...

VIBRANT VISIONS IN DESIGN: 2019 VIVID WINNERS ANNOUNCED

Yesterday I got to soak up all the design innovation goodness on show at VIVID Melbourne. A playful drinks cabinet, a coffee table made out of locally collected coffee ground waste and a brass sculptural sconce were among the phenomenal emerging designs celebrated at the acclaimed Vibrant Visions in Design awards. Marking its 16th edition this year, VIVID, Australia’s longest running design competition is a revered...

Sculptural Void – Madrid Home

Located in the city's affluent El Viso neighbourhood, X House has been overhauled by locally based studio Beta O Architects to incorporate elements of the outdoors on every floor by inserting a void and a permeable metal sculpture at the centre of the Madrid family home. The majority of the home's internal partition walls have been knocked through to...

SLACK Melbourne – building on the past and future

Breathe Architecture have created a state-of-the-art office for a 21st century tech company SLACK in a historically significant heritage building in Melbourne, the Maltstore. It is the intersection between a distinct past and an exciting future, where the digital, industrial and fabricated meets the natural, crafted and personal. The Maltstore building has layers of character from its past. Built in...

Tone and colour genius – Diarama Tiles

Born in the Netherlands but based in Berlin, Hella Jongerius is well known for her never-ending colour and material research where she combines the traditional with the contemporary in order to create products with individual character by including craft elements in the industrial production process. Always innovating and keeping busy she acts as Art Director for Vitra and Design Director for Danskina, Kvadrat and Maharam’s...

United family compound – Brazil

The aim of the FL House, was to exploit the front of the lot overlooking the orange tree grove and the back, with the dense native Atlantic Forest reserve landscape of Bragança Paulista, Brazil. What appears to be one house is actually two set out like more like a family compound. The two clients were close relatives and shared common desires for their respective homes....

Embedded into the natural environment

The house designed by P+0 Architecture was intended to take full advantage of the views and respecting almost all the existing trees. The basis of the outline are two levels located at different heights, so that each one works as an independent piece opened towards the vegetation and landscape. The remaining construction areas, small and between the trees, led to...

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