architecture

sunny side up…. fresh, relaxed and contemporary

The "Sunny Side Up" house located on Victoria’s Bellarine Peninsula designed by iconic Melbourne studio Nexus Designs was inspired by the clients childhood summers at this Bellarine Peninsula spot. Her brief was to design a quintessentially Nexus house with room for everyone. It was to be a welcoming barefoot beach house, a distinct change from her inner city house. Nexus kept the exterior of the...

Relationships of old and new …

The heritage restrictions on this heritage listed Federation home forced careful consideration of the redesign of the rear facade and its appearance from the street. The large-scale renovation by the talented studio of Iredale Pedersen Hook is brave and bold with clear defined spaces of past and new. The demure facade gives very little away about the dynamic space within. Employing materials of copper, waxed...

Medhurst Winery

Medhurst Winery cuts a plane through the Yarra Valley. Medhurst Winery in Victoria's Yarra Valley is the first project completed by emerging studio Folk Architects. They were initially reluctant to build on the north facing slope as they felt the scale and may be inappropriate to the site surroundings. Their solution was to insert the building into the hill to reduce the visual impact of the...

Concrete love by Jolson Architects

Designed by Melbourne based Jolson Architects concrete blades extrude from the sloping ground from which the first floor rests and cantilevers above the bronze clad walls below. The house is like a sculptural object with the concrete blades working their beauty into the interior creating a series of rooms. The open plan interior is defined by layers rather than walls and filled with rich textures...

Lavender Bay Boatshed

When I lived on Sydney’s lower north shore I fell in love with Lavender Bay with its breathtaking harbour views and tree-lined walkways which led me to the  project that I am about to share with you. The Lavender Bay Boatshed consists of two 3-storey boatsheds that abut one another located down from Luna Park and the Bret Whitley gardens.  Built in the 19th century,...

Miludra… a classic Aussie 1960’s suburban

The Wattle Avenue House located in the center of Miludra Victoria is a renovation of a classic Aussie suburban 1960’s yellow brick red-tile roofed brick veneer dwelling typical of this location. The exterior extension of the building is a “play on” the classic tack on or “lean to” which can been seen from across the road. From 2 bedrooms to 3 beds, 3 baths, 2 kitchens,...

no smoke and mirrors

Located opposite a protected green belt the interior spaces are are inspired by the natural surroundings outside. The honed matte limestone marries perfectly with the precast concrete walls and stairs which are juxtaposed by the crisp white walls. Whilst the minimal smooth bench tops and cabinetry  dress the project up like a pair of worn jeans with a diner jacket. The furnishing strike a perfect...

under the influence of Bauhaus

Bauhaus has had a profound influence on Brazilian architecture with many of the great designers across Brazil embracing it's modernist design style. Set on a premier golf course sits the epically proportioned offering by Studio Arthur Casa. The inspiration for the project was to connect interior and exterior living zones. The public zones are open to the vista’s however the bedrooms are fitted with a...

chalet in St Martin de Belleville

Beneath the skin and of a traditional ski chalet lies an extraordinary departure from the traditional lodge as we know it. A holiday chalet located in St Martin de Belleville (Alps) is based on geometrical construction of the traditional chalet with timber beams providing the traditional elements that we expect to see and feel in a Chalet. However its the stunning mix of fluid organic...

Australian style

Melbourne based Shareen Joel Design reflects Australian style, simple, elegant with a relaxed casual feel. Their spaces have a sense of airy freedom and calm with a well thought approach to each project based on the appropriateness of the design, functionality and longevity of the materials selection. Teamed with a perfect balance of scale the wide hallways look and feel effortlessly glamorous whist the clean...