architecture

studio 4

Ridge Road Residence reflects it's environment perfectly, creating viewing platforms to take in the natural beauty of the plot. Melbourne based "Studio Four" have created a residential home that despite its black skin and cubist design it allows the coastal landscape take center stage. I just love everything about this stunning piece of architecture, from the framed windows rather than a massive pane of glazing...

Worple’s lake house in Ontario by MOS

Off the rugged coast Georgian Bay in Ontario Canada the Becca family purchased a U shaped Island on the northeastern side of Lake Huron with two aging cottages and a two-story boathouse. Engaging Michael Meredith of MOS, a young interdisciplinary practice then based in Toronto. They proposed a series of buildings that would form a “necklace” around the island, a main cottage and a series of outbuildings...

little footprint

Victorian based MAKE architecture studios' House Reduction project was all about reducing it's internal footprint. As an alternative to the large ‘box on back’ extension, this project looks at how smaller spaces and multifunctional rooms can provide a large family with the space they need. MAKE identify the move towards smaller, more flexible houses as an essential response to conserve resources and reduce carbon footprints. Screens...

Azuris Hamilton Island by Renato D’Ettorre Architects

Sydney based Renato D'Ettorre Architects have created a slice of heaven on picturesque Hamilton Island, the design of the house responds to it's spectacular location near the edge of the ocean with the site falling steeply away towards the water’s edge. The house is built around the eternal elements of sun, sea and air whilst the internal spaces wrap themselves around water and courtyards, capturing...

Winner for Best Work Place Design 2012 Paper Stone Scissors

Paper Stone Scissors by Russell & George has taken out the award for Best Work Place Design 2012. This project shows a different approach to workplace design it is a beautifully executed, the stand out for the judges was the clear concept that extends from the entry door handle right through to every aspect of the interior form..... very nice indeed.
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A double gong for Elenberg Fraser winner of Best Hospitality + Sustainability Advancement Award 2012

Double award winning Vue de Monde by Elenberg Fraser not only took out the gong for Best Hospitality award it also collected an award for best Sustainability Advancement. Vue de Monde harnesses a comprehensive range of sustainable features that deal with energy, water, materiality and furniture. However Elenberg Fraser have taken it to the next level by implementing environmental food waste strategies redefining sustainable hospitality. [caption id="attachment_2824" align="aligncenter" width="501" caption="Vue de...

Tusculum St best residential Award Recipient 2012

The winner for best Residential Award for 2012 at the Australian Interior Design Awards was awarded to Smart Design Studio for Tusculum St this project showcases Smart Designs strengths combining clever design with brilliant architecture. This relativity small footprint has a great sense of space glamor and functionally a clear winner in my eyes. [caption id="attachment_2809" align="aligncenter" width="451" caption="Tusculum St NSW by Smart Design Studio"]

South Yarra from the 1920’s

Built in the 1920's as two duplexes, in South Yarra this residence meshes the character filled historic architecture with a stunning modern addition. My love for this project is the well proportioned spaces you just can't beat wide open walkways leading onto gracious living spaces. This family home  designed by Carr design group from the street shows no indication of it's sleek light filled interior or...

it’s play time Cox Rayner Architects style!

I rarely post projects on urban planning but I couldn't look past this cubist bunker est playground commissioned by QLD council designed by Cox Rayner Architects. The elevated cubes and cut out windows create viewing platforms and spaces for reflection and fun.... totally hip. [caption id="attachment_2774" align="aligncenter" width="500" caption="Cox Rayner Architects - Elysium Play Structure"] No Comments Read more

wine time …. at the Bay of Islands New Zealand.

This coastal concrete bunker designed by MAP Architects in the stunning bay of Islands is a simple viewing platform sitting snugly within the landscape providing the perfect backdrop to enjoy a glass ..... a bottle or two. Drawing inspiration from wartime coastal bunkers & restricted to 25m2 due to local planning regulations the building was commissioned by local residents from a local seaside village.  The result...