architecture

A long-term base for a growing family – Canberra

This new house is located within a mature landscape setting in the inner South of Canberra. The suburb of Narrabundah is characterised by heavy tree canopies, and distant landscape views. Designed by Ben Walker Architects, the internal planning responds to sun access and elevated long-distance views to the east. The cross-section takes advantage of the slope on the block by providing...

Functions of daily life – United Kingdom

Set within a leafy secluded suburban area of Bearsden, Glasgow , United Kingdom, the ER Residence was developed as a simple one to two storey four bedroom house within a former vacant plot. Previously a domestic tennis court, the confines of the site are strongly defined by a perimeter of mature Scots pine trees. The project was conceptually conceived as a brick house that masters...

Escaping every day life

Sala Chaweng is a colour infused and playful 144-room hotel in Samui Island’s Chaweng Beach that is dedicated to providing an escape from every day life. Located on one of the most beautiful beaches in the Gulf of Thailand. It has 2 phases, 52-room for the Beachfront and 82-room for the Roadside. These two areas are divided by a street. Sala Chaweng Beachfront has a...

A modern box – Dallas

The design of Specht’s Preston Hollow house was driven by the desire to blur the lines between inside and outside, while providing a sense of privacy and seclusion from the street and surrounding neighbourhood, at the homeowners request. Its design is influenced by strategies common to classic Dallas modern homes of the 1950’s and ‘60’s. Designed by Specht Architects with interiors...

Hidden house – Greece

NCaved is a house located on a small secluded rocky cove on Serifos Island, Greece seemingly hovering just above sea level and appears to disappear into the rugged cliff-side. The need to create a protected shelter, at a location of disarming view, but openly exposed to strong north winds, led Mold Architects to the decision to drill the slope, instead...

Vacation house – Israel

This two-level vacation house located in Israel, is situated at the center of the plot so that each level enjoys a spacious yard. A decorative pool reveals a waterfall towards the entrance of the lot and is surrounded by an access ramp leading to the upper level of the house. The house entrance experience is accompanied by the sounds of water and the shadows of...

Carefully crafted in stone – Coogee

Madeleine Blanchfield Architects love design and are especially passionate about houses. Their work is bespoke and carefully crafted. The goal is always to deliver beautiful, elegant and timeless spaces with integrity and depth. Located in the dense beach-side suburb of Coogee, NSW, this residence required smart management of privacy while keeping the sweeping ocean views intact. Built for a...

Inspired by the Australian bush – Canberra

This new house is located within one of Canberra’s most strongly landscape suburbs – Aranda. The suburb is characterised by mature native Eucalypts and Acacias which are prevalent as street trees, parkland plantings and adjacent public reserve. The house comprises 3 bedrooms, kitchen/dining/living space, wet areas, and garage. The primary parti of the project is to establish an internal living environment that embraces the views...