architecture

will the real iSelect please stand up?

We all know iSelect's out of the box ads complete with hilarious office antics set in a rather dull office environment. Well I wonder if the iSelect ads would have the same pull if they were filmed in their new hip Melbourne HQ designed by the talented V Arc design studio complete with epoxy floors, touchdown and informal collaboration points for team discussions and a...

The lily pad in the City

An empty large shell in the middle of Melbourne's CBD offered loop 8 architecture & Sean Van der Velden Architect the opportunity to create a stunning loft style home. Injecting finishes that look like they have been part of the buildings historical past like the beautiful parquetry floors and clever mix of industrial and luxury materials whilst respectfully bringing to life the buildings original framework...

Modern + Heritage working in harmony

Terrace living and heritage zones have always provided a design challenge, making these narrow and often dark spaces feel open, bright and homely. The following 3 projects demonstrate that you can still be sympathetic to the street-scape and with well thought design creating space and light where there were none. All three projects are shortlisted for the 2012 Australian interior design awards. below -...

The Casalgrande Ceramic Cloud Italy

Kengo Kuma and associates  were asked to create a monument in a road roundabout in Casalgrande, an area of Reggio Emilia known for its great tradition and technology for ceramics. [caption id="attachment_2161" align="aligncenter" width="501" caption="Casalgrande Ceramic Cloud by Kengo Kuma and associates"]Casalgrande Ceramic Cloud by Kengo Kuma and associates

Designed to soothe and calm, from Butler by the Sea

Senior Interior designer Ella Lee Cansdell has etched a successful career designing for one of Australia's most celebrated design practices. After many years working as an interior designer Ella has now turned her design sensibility to luxury holiday travel launching Butler by the Sea in 2011. With an impressive stable of resorts and luxury villas I asked Ella and the team to showcase projects that the...

Claesson and Koivisto Rune

Claesson and Koivisto Rune from Stockholm are multi - disciplinary studio that practice architecture and design whilst collaborating with the likes of Cappellini , Ittala and even our Kylie. Below is a snapshot of work from Claesson and Koivisto Rune [caption id="attachment_2043" align="aligncenter" width="500" caption="seating by by Claesson and Koivisto Rune"]seating by by... 							
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Fearon Hay Architects serving up coastal, rural, alpine and lakeside

Based in New Zealand Fearon Hay Architects apply their design approach to diverse environments,  coastal, rural, alpine and lakeside. Their buildings seem to sit peacefully within the setting allowing the environment to take center stage there is a wonderful sense of space and connection with the land. This Auckland based studio has projects spanning across NZ and Australia. [caption id="attachment_2019" align="aligncenter" width="500" caption="Project by Fearon Hay Architects"]

Kengo Kuma and associates give Starbucks a modernist makeover

The location of this Starbucks stands on the main approach to the Dazaifu Tenmangu, one of the most major shrines in Japan. Established in 919 AD, the shrine has been worshiped as "the God for Examination," and receives about 2 million visitors a year. Along the main path to the shrine, there are traditional Japanese buildings in one or two stories. Kengo Kuma...

Saunders Architecture, artist studios and homes

Bringing together dynamic building and material experimentation with traditional methods of craft, Bergen-based Saunders Architecture with a strong contemporary design sensibility has been commissioned to create artist studios and residential projects across Norway, England, Denmark, Italy, Sweden and Canada. Most design practices would kill to have such brave clients, by looking at their body of work the law of attraction seems to deliver them brave, cashed...

escape to the Scape beach house

Situated on the rugged Victorian coastline looking out towards Wilsons Promontory the Scape beach house was designed to fend off harsh winds and provide flexible sleeping quarters suitable for a family. The simple monotone pallet and stunning origami like angles sit elegantly whilst taking in the commanding views. [caption id="attachment_1892" align="aligncenter" width="501" caption="The Scape house by Andrew Simpson Architects"] No Comments Read more