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The Hobart Tardis

Nicknamed the 'Tardis' in reference to Doctor Who's time machine with was a never-ending labyrinth within a phone box, the brief for this project was to create a home that appears small and private from the street, but is deceptively spacious internally.  Working within the ‘Tardis’ concept, the design response seeks to address three key challenges: how to build within a tight building envelope' as...

BROKEN – American Institute of Architects

In the light of the murder of George Floyd, architects must accept they have not done enough to tackle racial inequality, writes Karen Lu and Mary-Margaret Zindren of the Minnesota chapter of the American Institute of Architects. Their view resonated with me, both as a person of colour and person a person from within the design industry. I found the piece so insightful that I simply...

Challenging the norm – Scarborough

House B is the middle house in a development by designed Whispering Smith’s Director, Kate Fitzgerald, a project that has become one of the most informative case studies of best practice urban infill in Perth. In a city famous for demolishing suburban character to make way for ubiquitous ‘McMansions’ House B is an important project because it exemplifies the value...

Nothing to hide – Newcastle

Vikki’s Place is a dwelling on a small inner city lot in Newcastle, Australia. The owner needed a home that could accommodate herself and her grown-up son, who comes to stay for long periods of time with his own family of four. The site is heavily effected by flood with Planning Controls setting the first floor 1.6m above natural ground. A private, north facing courtyard is...

Disconnection House – Paris Texas

Boar Shoat House longed for a place where the family could distance themselves from social stresses, withdraw digital connection, and commune with nature and each other. Intended as a crash pad and base camp, three small structures gather under an open air pavilion, encapsulating the client's main concept for the project - a spartan shelter within the Bear River range of Paris, Texas US. Designed by...

Architectural synthesis – Argentinia

Exposed concrete and glass brutally combine to form the ‘Escobar House’, a monolithic residential property designed by Argentinian architect Luciano Kruk. The linear two-story residence is positioned on a spacious property with a flat land, in a gated community on the outskirts of Buenos Aires called Haras Santa María de Escobar—alluding to the project’s title. Rectangular in plan, the home’s...

Brutalist rigour – Portugal house

Overlooking the vast Alqueva Lake in Portugal, which is the largest artificial lake in Europe, sits a house hunkered into the pristine landscape. Designed by architecture practice Aires Mateus, the house is dug into a hillside and concealed by a green roof, the only visible elements of the building’s presence are the cantilevered roof jutting out towards the lake...

Multi purpose garage – Toronto

The Garage Gem is an innovative extension that stemmed from the desire to transform the traditional urban garage into a flexible amenity space. Located in Toronto, Canada, this small structure re-imagines the detached laneway garage and makes it into a true extension of the home, as well as an open event space to forge community bonds. Designed by Office Ou, the...

Connection to nature – Chile

The container house transforms into an elemental space, adding versatility, flexibility and connection to nature. Located in La Compania, Chile. The house can be used as a home or a multi-purpose space. The two containers are connected by a large roof, which creates an open space allowing the house to extend and transform during  the day into an artistic workshop or architectural office, while at...

Sculptural living – India

The Badari residence is a house designed on a typical urban plot Bengaluru, India which is the tech capitol of India. The client required a house that would be distinguished into two types of spaces. Creating spaces that could be personal and intimate verses spaces that are congregational in nature which encouraged interaction among family and friends. The building’s exterior and interiors was conceptualised by

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