architecture

Retain and Reveal – Melbourne

In its most recent incarnation, Three Stories North is an untraditional family home located in Melbourne, Australia, that embraces its layered history. Working with creative clients, the design approach is informed by their initial belief that beneath its previous renovations the building’s industrial heritage is quite unique. Designed by Splinter Society, the project’s primary objective is to realise its existing...

Between two gardens – Melbourne

Located In a quiet heritage street in Fitzroy North, this 'out of the box' home designed by Rob Kennon Architects presents to the public as a mysterious abstract silhouette of a double fronted workers cottage. The house is cleverly separated into two distinct parts.  The new cottage fronting the street consolidates the verandah and roof into a single hipped...

Deliberate restraint – Perth

Located on a small block in inner-city Perth the design design of the home responds by providing a variety of spaces, determined by a simple structural arrangement. Efficiencies of construction and economies of trade were key considerations for Nic Brunsdon architects in managing a tight budget and a difficult site with restricted access. Concrete pre-cast panels are both the...

The value of the hand made – Melbourne

Located in the inner Melbourne suburb of Kew, this refurbishment is the third iteration over twenty-five years of ownership of this family home. A generous study lined in Victorian Ash overlooking the leafy garden is the culmination of the new works by multi award winning studio John Wardle Architects. Breathtaking unique moments of finely designed and crafted joinery celebrate the value...

MELBOURNE DESIGN WEEK: 2021 EXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST

Melbourne Design Week, Australia's premier event showcasing local and international design, returns in 2021 and expressions of interest are now open to participate in the Victoria-wide 11-day program of talks, tours, workshops, launches and exhibitions. In 2021, Melbourne Design Week explores the theme ‘Design the world you want’. Participants will consider how the design community can work together to...

Edgy personal style – San Francisco

In the years since his move to San Francisco, Regan Baker design’s client had launched a successful career in sales and cultivated an equally engaging social circle. He had even found the time to open a candy store with his sister, down in Los Angeles. All that was missing was a home he could see himself living in long term....

A modern Tuscan interpretation – Florida

Dubai-based practice VSHD Design recently completed its first U.S. residential project located within the Four Seasons Orlando Resort in Florida. In approaching the external Tuscan theme exhibited by homes within the exclusive development, the challenge was to maintain some existing structural elements, while delivering on the client’s vision of a modern home that would be luxurious, yet warm, comfortable, and...

Characterised by the landscape – Chile

Located in a native forest, at the basin of Llanquihue lake, in the south of Chile. The plot is characterised by its natural landscape, lush vegetation and cold, rainy weather. Duarte Fournies architects referenced the traditional typology of sheds of this region of Chile, which form part of the identity of the dwelling. These buildings are recognised by their elemental geometry which contrasts with the...

A rhythmic sequence

Located in Ubud, Indonesia, this  two-story home is a stack of two distinctive expressions of architectural ideas. Designed by Alexis Dornier, the ground floor is articulated as a simple box that holds the living room, kitchen, foyer and garage whist acting as the pedestal for the above. The top floor has its own distinctive theme. A series of twisted...