architecture

New Zealand forest chic

This little offering by New Zealand based studio Chris Tate, located in a forest near Auckland is literally hugged by mother nature. Framed by floor to ceiling glass walls the breathtaking forest is the undeniable hero. The house is not only sexy but is sensitive to the environment, elevated by poles the dwelling hovers above the vegetation having very little impact on the vegetation below....

Escaping the city …

Escaping from the city was the inspiration behind the this town house by architect Leo Romano in Goiania Brazil, aiming to create spaces with personality the house is like no other. Everything revolves around the huge wooden dining table, flanked by the kitchen joinery and living room. The design was built to enrich very-day living and promote family life. A green element is layered through...

Looking forward in 2013….. D’Acquino Monaco

As we find ourselves waking up to the dawning of optimistic 2013, and I now find myself calling Sydney home, I thought I would look to a firm that excels in creating a dialogue in their designs that represents the best of the New Year. Carl D’Acquino and Francine Monaco, of New York based D’Acquino Monaco, pride themselves on working closely with their clients to...

Woollahra House connecting the past with the new..Revisited

This Woollahra house weaves the rich heritage character of an original Victorian house, with elements that are unashamedly contemporary. Stripped of years of accretions, the original house has been exposed and brought into today. A new spiraling stair connects the past with the new, including a new kitchen and family room on the ground floor and study and staff quarters above, with the historic fabric...

Middle Park heritage … Revisited

The Harold Street Residence is a new dwelling located in the Middle Park heritage overlay area. The brief called for a new residence for a couple with university age children that could accommodate their evolving family needs. Surrounded by predominately single storey Victorian terraces JCB delivered the projects heritage context through architectural form and detailing working within these parameters. The sculptural red brickwork and sweeping...

perched on a sand dune…. Revisited

Like a set of shipping containers perched on a sand dune in the coastal town of Huentelauquen, Chile sits Casa W designed by 01AR. A minimalistic home divided into two living quarters. The house uses slabs of timber and stone allowing the structure to sit gracefully. Custom designed windows and extensive timber paneling give casual coastal nod. This palette of materials, as well as the...

so French So – An …. so chic … revisited

Isabelle Stanisias and Leiko Oshima are the principle designers and founders of So - An architecture & interior design studio located n France. So - An embrace and exude French Chic, with their projects delivering elegance, contemporary style, grandness and pure sophistication whilst still being fresh and hip. The juxtaposition of these homes housed in heritage buildings bring a whole new meaning and respect to revival. [caption...

Revisted ….. Hare + Klein there’s no place like home.

Sydney based Hare + Klein is one of my favorite interior designers. This multi-award winning interior design practice lead by Principal Meryl Hare create projects that have a wonderful sense of luxury with wide walkways, soaring foyers and bespoke cabinetry creating projects that reflect the clients aspirations. Whether it's a warehouse conversion, beach house , apartment or a house in Bellview Hill what stands out to me...

Revisited ….. solis hamilton island

Solis Hamilton Island Queensland a private residence set within its stunning natural surroundings on Hamilton Island, the residence is sculpted from concrete, stone, block work and glass resulting in a sequence of dramatic viewing platforms incorporating airy living spaces and private sheltered outdoor zones. The building elements are intertwined with reflection ponds and a swimming pool, lending a sense of tranquility whilst providing casual,...

Jesus is in da house

I think if I had the opportunity to visit churches like these I might have been more inclined to attend mass. Photograher Fabrice Fouillet recent work Corpus Christi highlights the architectural aesthetic of places of worship and their hymn to minimalism inspired by modern religious architecture. Most of these churches were built in the 1950's - 60's scatted throughout Europe representing a different take on...