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33rd Dulux Colour Awards WINNERS

Courage and sophistication typified the inspired use of colour in the winning projects of the 33rd Dulux Colour Awards, announced at Wednesday night’s Gala event at the National Gallery of Victoria. Attracting a record number of entries – in excess of 430 projects from around Australia and New Zealand across six categories of built work. Dulux Colour Planning and Communications Manager...

emulating eclectic style

Housed in a historic villa in Neve Tzedek, one of the oldest neighbourhoods in Tel Aviv, Israel, “The Levee” is a luxury hotel that appears more like sophisticated apartments than hotel rooms. Originally named The Gurevitch House, the villa was built in 1913 and is now part of Tel Aviv’s UNESCO World Heritage site of 4,000 Bauhaus and Eclectic architecture-style buildings. When it...

monumental Parisian apartment

Located in a 17th century mansion, this Parisian apartment on the Ile de la Cité was completely remodeled in the 19th century in a somewhat "bourgeois" style: small cloisonné rooms, dark corridors, false ceilings...?CM Studio Paris decided to totally reinterpret the space by modifying access to the flat. The kitchen (accessible by a second, more glamourous staircase) was converted into...

100 year old paradise

On a remote mountain field in the rugged north of Ibiza lies this beautiful island home. What formerly served as a workshop and storage, has now been turned into a contemporary holiday home house. The owner of Ibiza Interiors and The Nieuw, Jurjen van Hulzen developed this 100 year old warehouse into the Ibiza Campo Loft. The beautiful traditional...

Delivering light and sensitivity

The Cable House transforms a small, Port Melbourne dark workers’ cottage into a contemporary family home, finding elegant solutions to the challenges posed by the dense urban environment, narrow south-facing site, and heritage context. The project addresses two seemingly competing requirements. The design must deliver light, functional spaces for a young family, and simultaneously remain sensitive to the surrounding area which I believe it delivers...

Double Bay romance

When the owners of this Sydney penthouse apartment stepped into the property as interested buyers for the very first time they were instantly swept off their feet. Occupying the entire top floor of a Spanish Mission style house in the well heeled suburb of Double Bay, the apartment is gifted with unobstructed views of Sydney Harbour, generous amounts of natural light, vaulted ceilings, exquisite Art...

Part 2 – Dulux Colour Awards finalists!

Part 2 our feature story of this years finalists for Dulux Colour Awards, we'll be previewing some hospitality and commercial Interiors that have been recently announced following a record-breaking entries from Australian and New Zealand design professionals. After viewing the finalists there seems to be many common shades across residential, however the commercial and hospitality sector seems to be fabulously adventurous! The judging panel will select...

Purist Escape

"Island Friends”is located near a reservoir in the suburban area of Wuhan, China on a small peninsula, off the beaten track surrounded by pristine scenery and tranquil waters. Designed by Advanced Architecture Lab[AaL] + WIKI the project is an exploration of community-based natural life. The intention of the project is with the minimal existence of the buildings to make the occupants closer and deeper...

Wonder Galaxy

Casa Décor is one Madrid’s premium interior design events, now in its 54th year. Conceived as a platform to showcase emerging trends in interior design, the event is centred on the transformation of a particular building where each room is revamped by a different designer. In this year’s edition, which took place from January 24 to March 10 in a 1930s mansion...

Type Street Apartment – Melbourne

Located in a 1970s apartment in Melbourne, Australia, ‘Type Street Apartment’ is a small, 35 square metre, one bedroom flat that has been renovated by Jack Chen, the architect behind Tsai Design, for his own use. The small size of the project thinks big at every point: the apartment was designed as a blueprint for small footprint life in support...