architecture

Grounded in a sense of calm – Malvern

A two-storey addition to an existing heritage-listed Art Deco house in Malvern East, Victoria Australia, the Kardella residence design comes from the opportunity to provide a stronger link to the site’s immediate green landscaped context within the much sought after Hedgeley Dene Gardens precinct. Designed by studiofour, mitigating a disparity between the existing floor level and the site level, the extension...

Invoking a feeling of nostalgia – Austin

The Inglewood Residence is a light-filled Mid-Century Modern home that was designed around a series of gardens and a centralised courtyard. The existing trees actively participated in the design of the home, both in terms of site preservation and heightening the relationship between interior and exterior. Designed by Mark Odom Studio the intended experience is to be continuously connected with...

A variety of small details

Apartment 10 is located in one of the oldest town quarters in Bratislava – “500 flats“ – this settlement emerged in the early 1950s and it has sustained itself, without any major regeneration projects or modernisation impacts, despite the fact it is surrounded by the new financial and office district of Bratislava. Located on the fifth floor and thanks to the high altitude of the...

Timeless and alluring marble artist – Carrara Italy

Angela Simi is a photographer based in Hamburg whom has recently documented the workplace of Damascus-born marble artist Usama Alnassar. Nestled underneath the steep mountains of the Carrara marble quarries, Italy, the open-air atelier is a mesmerising setting of timeless and alluring beauty. Angela’s project was inspired by her childhood memories of driving up the winding roads of the colossal marble quarries of Carrara with her...

Colonial architecture of Yucatan

Located in the heart of Merida’s historic downtown, just a few steps away from the Canton Palace in Paseo de Montejo, Mexico, we find Casa Canela, a colonial house from the beginning of last century, that holds behind its ambiguous façade, a contemporary 2-bedroom residence sympathetically revived by Workshop studio. Walking through the green front doors, a spectacular sculpture by...

Changing the past

The renovation of an arsenal factory located in Xialao Creek, the suburb of Yichang City, Hubei Province, China was once a military factory, it was gradually shut down and abandoned in the 1990s which now represents the opposite of its past. The project covers an area of about 3 hectares and a construction area of about 13000 square meters. Designed by 3andwich Design and He Wei...

A quasi-theatrical scene

The project transforms an Italian 1950s apartment into a surreal set where reality and fiction coexist in a quasi-theatrical scene. Thanks to the multidisciplinary approach of its two founders, from La Macchina Studio. The studio celebrates the graphic sign, in a project that fuses architecture, theatre, music, and illustration. In alignment with the wishes of the clients  – a young...

The demands of a contemporary family

Designed in 1957 by architect Rodolpho Ortenblad for his family, the house was renovated starting from the recovery of the elements that characterised the original build. The front ground block, where there was an extensive service program and opened onto a central courtyard of the same character, started housing the garage and a playroom open to an outside area. Redesigned by

RESIDENT DOG: Incredible dogs & the international homes they live in

Nicole England is a Melbourne-based photographer, director, artist, author and dear friend. Her second book, "RESIDENT DOG: Incredible dogs and the international homes they live in", offers a view inside some of the world’s most incredible architecturally designed homes through the eyes of the dogs that live there, showcases 25 of the world's most stylish houses and the...

Philip Johnson White Supremacist – name removed

Philip Johnson was one of the most influential architects of the past century and became one of the best-known architects of the 20th century. He was awarded the first-ever Pritzker Architecture Prize in 1979 and died in 2005. One of his most known and celebrated projects, “Glass House,” became a celebrated landmark of modernist design in Connecticut and around the globe. Sadly he also championed racist...