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Coherence and balance – Colombia

After a trip to Japan, the owner of this home came back determined to recreate a space that felt completely tranquil, and wanted to inhabit the house more like a sanctuary rather than a home. So he engaged Cinco Solidos architects to bring his vision to life. The house was initially planned as a reform of an existing home, which...

Modernist influences – Brazil

The concept of the project emerged from modernist influences and from narratives that guide new ways of living, inspired by contemporary and minimalist perspectives. Roberto Burle Marx, a renowned Brazilian landscape architect - the same profession as the owner himself - was one of the most influential and successful modernists in Brazil. Concrete covered columns guided the design, becoming one of the project's highlights, emphasizing...

The Breezeway House – NSW

The Breezeway House was conceived as a joyous and engaging destination for holidays by the beach on the Central Coast of New South Wales, where shelter, shade and connection to the landscape are prioritised. Situated on a complicated subdivided block with trapezoidal boundaries, cross easements and significant cross-fall, the linear building form is stretched along the southern boundary allowing a series of gardens to buffer...

Three Arches – Vietnam

The project is a small private residence for a family with one child in Binh Thanh District, Vietnam close to the center of Hochiminh city. As seen in typical Vietnamese townhouses, this site was so tight that there was almost no garden available, but the clients wanted an open house with a bright, spacious outdoor space. Designed by Sanuki...

Fashion Icon Kenzo Takada dies of Covid-19

Japanese-French fashion designer Kenzo Takada, founder of Kenzo, sadly died yesterday of Covid-19 aged 81. He founded Kenzo, a worldwide fashion house, skincare and perfume brand. Known for his bright graphics, jungle inspired prints and eclectic use of colour, he was the first Japanese designer to gain prominence on the Paris fashion scene. He settled in France in the 1960s and spent the rest of his...

Dulux Colour Awards 2020 Winners

A new level of innovative and considered use of colour has been achieved by the exceptional winning projects in the 34th Dulux Colour Awards, which were announced this week. Recognising the most cutting-edge and creative applications of colour across six categories of architecture and design, the renowned industry awards program attracted more than 450 entries from Australia and New Zealand. “The level of sophistication, creativity and...

House of Tranquility

On every project Tal Goldsmith Fish Design Studio take on, they try to project the nature of their clients into the design. In this house, the studio translated the clients calm and pleasant nature into a meditative space. The guidelines for the design incorporated a light colour palette, natural materials and repetitive basic geometry patterns. Along with the...

Vast natural environment – Mexico

Rancho Avandaro House is a meticulously detailed property located on the outskirts of Valle de Bravo, Mexico. A restful villa to enjoy its vast natural environment. The use of materials from the region allows it to be fully integrated into nature is the most elegant and robust way. Designed by Chain + Siman + Modo Manera, the project takes up the concept of...

Island home – Stockholm

Located on a privately owned island off Dalaro, in the southern archipelago of Stockholm, the villa conceived by Stockholm-based firm Jordens Architects and clearly inspired by the 1950’s Farnsworth House. Villa Kymmendo stands out amidst rocks and pines on a privileged location. Glass envelops the entire structure with windows stretching around the entire 36 meter property, offering stunning views onto...

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