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The Slender House

The slimness of the new building Slender House in Japan’s Shiga, is a response to both the property’s elongated shape and the need to establish a breathing distance from its neighbours. Designed by FORM/Kouichi Kimura Architects the home is tapered at the front to allow for parking spots on either side of the concrete porch, the austere composition...

Experiencing the tropics

Initially, the villa was neoclassical, located in a long but narrow footprint, divided into small disconnected rooms with no flow. The original house was unsuitable for tropical Vietnamese climate and location . Considerable adjustments were made by Nemo Studio, adding a new deck for outdoor living which connects with the pool, river and tropical gardens. By placing a  a void in...

Drift House Port Fairy – Wins Eat, Drink Design Awards 2019

Multi award-winning boutique hotel, Drift House, has recently taken out top gong in the highly coveted Eat, Drink Design Awards 2019. The award was collected mid November by co-owner Colleen Guiney. ‘We are absolutely delighted to have won the award for best hotel design for the stage II developments at Drift House’ says Guiney. The top prize was shared with the fabulous Calile Hotel in...

Prefabricated stilt homes – Bali

Bali-based architect Alexis Dornier has developed a concept for prefabricated homes that could easily be taken apart and reassembled in a new location. The innovative Stilt Studios are small homes on stilts, which could be erected in a variety of different places without causing any damage to the landscape. The design champions the principles of the circular economy, which...

The evolution of the Miss Oops

Yovanovitch has transformed the R & Company gallery space into several domestic scenes to display the collection titled Love. He has decorate the interior to bring life to the imaginary character Miss Oops, who regularly appears in his designs. The exhibition leads guests through an unfolding narrative centred around an imaginary recurring character in the designer's work called Miss...

Colour Blocked in Barcelona

Klinker Apartment is set inside an art-nouveau building in Barcelona's El Born neighbourhood and serves as a holiday home for a family of four hailing from Coronado, California. The owner, an interior designer, had initially planned to renovate the 75 square-metre apartment herself. Sadly, several months into the construction works, a fire destroyed a majority of the new elements as well as a number of...

Buttons and Ribbons

A former button and ribbon factory in New York's Tribeca neighbourhood has been turned into a boutique hotel featuring an eclectic mix of modern furniture and industrial details. Hospitality firm Bridgeton Holdings completed the Walker Hotel in a renaissance revival building constructed in 1899 to span three street frontages in downtown Manhattan. Arriving guests are encouraged to choose between a traditional check-in desk and the...

Inside Out Brickworks Home of the Year – Winners

The inaugural Inside Out Brickworks Home of the Year Awards attracted entries from across the country, revealing some of the best residential projects in Australia right now. The awards are a celebration of modern Australian homes that are built with design, purpose and excellence – and the architects behind them. Hosted by Inside Out magazine and Brickworks Building Products, the awards drew submissions from the country’s...

Storybook House – Melbourne

An extension to a single fronted Victorian Terrace located within Melbourne’s inner-north. Storybook House is a study of inner city living designed by FOLK architects. This project optimises the existing footprint to create a functional small family home with a series of multi-use spaces. The building is magnificently curated to frame views into a series of open garden spaces...

House & Garden Top 50 Rooms – Winners

Winners in the 2019 Australian House & Garden Top 50 Rooms consisted of finely crafted interiors, refined materials and harmonious expressions of texture, volume, colour and light. For 21 consecutive years, (yes I said 21 years!) Top 50 Rooms has celebrated the extraordinary depth of Australia’s design talent. The prestigious annual award honours the best examples of residential architecture and interior design, showcasing some of...