architecture

Perched high on Aegina Island…… Greece

Perched high on Aegina Island overlooking the bay and clusters of islands this private residence designed by Helen Sfakianaki drinks in the bay and mountain views whilst delivering a modernist approach to classic white and blue island homes found within the Greek Islands. The simple concrete form sunken into the plot discretely houses a lower level minimizing the volume of the build. The fold away...

did someone say Mexican?

Mexican design studio r-z studio has just completed it's latest project looking out over the valley of Jiutepec de Morelos, Mexico. Designed and built as to serve as a holiday home with a view to become a permanent home for the owners in their later years r-zero opted for a single story floor plan complete with discrete ramps and stairs at the entry points. The low...

Crosson Clarke Carnachan Architects NZ

Although Kuaotunu house is not CCCA's latest project however it is one of my favorites from their impressive body of work.The intention was to renovate an existing holiday home for a family on a dramatic site in Kuaotunu. The home had served the family well for many years and was full of family memories. The holiday experience is reinforced by the separate pavilions being disconnected...

Gordons Bay house NSW

Set on the hillside overlooking the bay, the design consists of three levels. The first floor produces a series of roof terraces and cantilevered overhangs that expose and cover the spaces above and below. This ensures that the project does not step on neighbour’s toes, without compromising the quality of the house. Built to last, the house uses off-form concrete slabs and edge beams allowing...

unfinished symphony by Greg Natale

A rare insight into one of Australia's most celebrated iconic designers Greg Natale opens the doors and invites us in to see his latest work in progress. Once a 1940's duplex in Sydney's prized eastern suburbs with a residence on each floor the house was totally stripped + gutted transitioning into a grand single dwelling. The client brief was to inject a French flavour underpinned by...

Marcio Kogan Brazil

Multi award winning designer Marcio Kogan is of one of the most celebrated architects in Brazil, born in São Paulo and graduated in architecture and urbanism his body of work displays perfect balance, harmony and scale. His buildings and interiors echo his signature simplistic style  however the level of detail tells another story. Here is a peak at some of my favorite projects by Marcio...

a room with a view

Located on picturesque Scotland Island north of Sydney sits this stunning little boathouse complete with a rap around boardwalk providing a place to watch the day pass whilst listening to the sounds of the of the Hawksbury river lapping at the pier. Heather Buttrose Associates have given an old boathouse a new life by creating a place to lounge, dine, cook, sunbathe and swim. The...

African luxury

OKHA South African design studio has a distinctive and personal style that epitomizes African luxury creating elegant havens of modern living. OKHA’s projects seem to maximize the connection with the mountains and sea but cleverly minimize views over neighboring buildings. I love their geometric clean lines and their bespoke approach to the furnishings. OKHA supports and promotes leading South African artists, manufacturers and craftspeople, working...

it’s LaCroix sweetie LaCroix !

Designers in the City Sonia & Jacinta's latest project captures the clients love for fashion & design perfectly. With their impeccable sense of colour this glamorous home is laced with treasures from Christian LaCroix, Designers Guild, Moroso, Alex Perry, Zinc, Ercol, Missoni, Mrs Darcy.Every surface from the walls, upholstery, furniture and lighting take a colour, pattern or texture injection yet it all works cohesively with...

coastal Australian style

Located on Sydney's northern beaches this project designed by Saville Isaacs Architects exudes quintessential coastal Australian style. Every room is bright and airy, inviting, relaxing and not over styled or precious. The pops of colour against neutral base bring little bursts of joy but what I love most about this home is the blend of polished concrete floors with the warm timber, its all such a...