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Experimental Mary Featherston

Featherston Studio is part of a larger building of heritage significance designed for Mary and Grant Featherston in Melbourne, Australia by Robin Boyd in the late 1960s. Mary Featherston previously occupied the larger house which is experimental and has successfully supported the family and working life over 50 years. The adventure, amenity, and joy of that house form much of the provocation for this new...

Kaleidoscope House

The challenge was, how to create a home that was comfortable, functional and out of the ordinary, on a lot with dimensions of only 4 x 6 meters. This was the main challenge faced by Taller Estilo architects when designing the Kaleidos house. The fact that the proportion of the site was long and narrow, it also need to create a highly functional 3 bedroom...

Pavilion House

Placed on top of a pre-existing granite wine cellar, the immaculate and meticulously designed Pavilion House takes advantage of its programmatic location to work on an open and abstract space, simultaneously interior and exterior which benefits from its immediate diverse nature. Configuring itself as a small habitable space on a mountain located at Guimaraes, Portugal, the Pavilion House seeks to maximize its versatility and spatial...

Saint Moritz – St Kilda

Last week I was invited to view Luxury developer GURNER’s most ambitious and significant Australian project to-date and it totally exceeded my expectations, from it's unpretentious exterior that sits well within the context of the neighbouring buildings to the plethora of amenities likened to luxury hotels on offer. Celebrating St Kilda’s halcyon days as the waterfront playground for the rich and famous, the “

A work of art

It’s rare that we see a small apartment with epic design sensibilities like “the apartment” designed by DO Architects. Located in Lithuania with the sun, rising behind the long panoramic glass facade, the light slides around the unique terrazzo floor which is literally a work of art, made by using big scale marble, granite and travertine pieces, combined together with...

rethink the granny flat -QLD

Keperra is a post-war suburb North West of Brisbane CBD, once occupied by the military camps in the 1940’s and later with the development of Housing Commission in the 1950’s. Designed by Atelier Chen Hung, the brief was to add a detached sole occupant flat on the existing property and to rethink the typology of the ‘granny flat’. The dwelling is...

candy-coloured Berlin

When the opportunity arose for Berlin-based architect Ester Bruzkus to move from the second to the top floor of her apartment building in young vibrant neighbourhood Prenzlauerberg, she jumped at the chance to re-imagine her living space with fresh ideas, not to mention the chance to enjoy panoramic views of Berlin. The result is an idiosyncratic apartment that encapsulates all the qualities...

Roman home

A few changes needed to be made to renovate a new Roman home for a young couple in the Parioli district, of Rome, Italy. The project aimed primarily to create a second bathroom and second bedroom. The projects limitations, dictated the constructive characteristics of the apartment, mitigated by Filippo Bombace. At the beginning of the process the young client’s were totally...

Dulux Colour Awards 2019

Entries are now open for the 33rd Dulux Colour Awards, which invites Australian and New Zealand based design professionals and students including architects, interior architects, interior designers and interior decorators to submit work that celebrates exceptional and innovative use of colour across interior and exterior commercial, public and residential spaces. The awards programme, now in its 33rd year, provides architects and designers the opportunity to showcase...

balance of gestures – Revisited

Apparently when you step into the apartment of real estate developer Don Capoccia and his husband, Tommie Pegues on Great Jones Street in New York City's NoHo district in Manhattan, you might not realize that their apartment stretches across two New York City buildings. The two-year-long renovation and build was seamless, once the structural work was executed, the challenge was to make two very different spaces...