architecture

Historic conversion

London based TG studio converted the top three floors of a grade 1 heritage listed building in the St Pancras chambers. The apartment is one of 3 penthouses but the only one to have enlisted TG studio to transform the space. The grade 1 listing meant the floor plan was maintained but all staircases, balustrade and partitioning, were replaced. The master bedroom is located at the...

SOS …. The Emergency Shelter project.

At Federation square in Melbourne from May 2nd till May 5th is an exhibition that proposes emergency shelters that could not only protect people from rain and other elements in emergency situations but also provide a space to feel secure and comfortable in a disastrous environment, which is fundamental to the recovery process. The Emergency Shelter Exhibition is a unique, charitable event supported by some...

DUST …..mountain retreat

Jesus Robles, Dale Rush and Cade Hayes from "Dust" whom work across furniture, jewellery and architecture design have designed a mountain retreat for a small family of three in Arizona. The home preserve as much of the surrounding terrain as possible. The occupants walk through a dense dessert forest before sighting the house and arriving at the sculptural entry stairs. Divided into four zones, the...

simple, elegant & strong…

Ukrainian architectural and interior designer Igor Sirotov, proves that Russians can create well designed minimalist homes. The lake house is anchored by raw exposed concrete which is rich with pitted texture patina. The finishes such as wide white timber planks and timber batons add texture and warmth against the steel and glass. The stunning bathroom marble tiles provide an unexpected pairing to exposed concrete adding...

1960’s kit home

The frequent turnover of houses within a vacation community can be wasteful. With homeowner’s eager to tear down what exists and start new. This project preserved the skeleton of the house and the history in the materials that the client desired. Conventional materials were utilized in new ways to unify the old and the new. The clients, an interior designer and a DJ, requested a...

a new life

After life as a church this former church in the Netherlands played home to a antique showroom, conference space and concert hall. Its most recent incarnation serves as a glorious home created by Zecc architects. The clever and thoughtful redesign of the church emphasize the spatial qualities with the 1st floor which has been inserted in sections so the soaring cathedral is still...

Northwest Peach farm

This residence located in East Hampton NY by Bates Masi architects is primarily used when the clients’ extended family comes from England for long visits. The design objective was to make every day of that month unique by providing a range of destinations within the site with diverse scales, functions, and views. From gathering in the expansive living room overlooking the fields of the former...

the coach house

A stunning coach house stable from 1760 has been converted into a spacious house by Netherlands design studio Zecc architects. A mishmash of built curiosities from previous renovations were removed reinstating the historical elements and large spaces. The stable, still complete with hay racks, stone troughs and iron cast horse heads, is used as a living room. The original tack room is now the entrance...

coastal Victoria

The house at Blake Street located in coastal Victoria by BE Architecture is a stunning response to the rural and coastal characteristics of the site. The dominant feature of the house is the massive stone podium which allows for the ruggedness of the site to be preserved without compromising the utility of the house. By elevating the house, it has the feel of being in...

Whitehall Road …. perfectly relaxed

The house at Whitehall Road by b.e Architecture is positioned at the crest of a hill, taking advantage of the sweeping views of the surrounding landscape. A grove of mature gum trees inform the location of the house; their tall and slender trunks countering the low horizontality of the building and providing shade to the pool and deck areas. The overriding gesture of the building...