architecture

A House For Four – UK

A House For Four is a modest 5m2 side extension that transforms the ground floor living space of this Victorian terrace property. A new stepped dormer creates a bedroom in the roof space, allowing the clients two young children to have their own bedrooms. Both new additions address the street, with a shiplapped larch timber referencing the existing brick gable end and roof tiles respectively....

Pacific View Point – Bronte

Docked into the steep rocky strata of the Pacific Ocean, Bronte, this home in Sydney’s Eastern Suburbs is a place for contemplation; a place to observe and absorb the shimmer of the water, each fold and fall of the waves, the serene passage of cetaceans and cumulus, the infinite permutations of textures and hues that form a welcome diversion from our urban and global concerns. Designed by

Quintessentially Modernist – Netherlands

"Villa 1" is a modern architectural gem located in a pine-forest clearing in Ede, the Netherlands. Its distinctive and multifaceted structure, glass facades, and forest surrounds, create an innovative residential retreat that sits at the forefront of minimalist design. The villa encompasses a landscape of different spatial qualities that go beyond mere functionality, combining the coziness of traditional farmhouses and the openness of a Modernist...

Village Life – Canada

Smith House is a vacation home located on the Atlantic coast of Nova Scotia, Canada adjacent to the architect’s farm. The home consists of three pavilions on a two-acre site spanning from a salt pond on the east to oceanfront on the west. This small peninsula historically supported an inshore fishing port. Designed by MacKay-Lyons Sweetapple architects, this is a proto-urban...

A desire to stay and age -Queensland

Heavy concrete walls anchor this family home in Queensland, Australia, to its beachside setting, while hiding it from a busy road nearby. Mermaid Beach Residence is situated in Queensland's Gold Coast region and has been designed to reflect "a desire to stay and age". Its owners – a couple with two young children had previously lived further along the same stretch of beach in a...

Referencing 65 million years – UAE

The Buhais Geology Park Interpretive Centre lies south-east of the city of Sharjah UAE in a region of exceptional prehistoric and geological significance. The site features an abundance of marine fossils from over 65 million years ago, spectacular mountain ranges and ancient burial sites from the Stone, Bronze and Iron Ages. Seeking to create a series of exhibition spaces which vividly present the region’s significant geological...

chemistry of taste

Charcohol Restaurant & Cocktail Bar Located in a heritage building in Fengsheng Li in the center of Shanghai, is a restaurant and cocktail bar specialising in charcoal-grilled cuisine and craft cocktails. STUDIO8 was commissioned to design the visual identity, architecture, interior design and landscape for the project. The project aim was to create an exclusive food experience. When Chef Mandela Zhu...

Eclectic elegance – London

International architecture and design studio Red Deer has recently refurbished a period Grade II-listed home in central London. The two-storey 18th-century apartment, part of a larger Georgian townhouse, is located in London’s Marylebone. Built in 1750, the two-bedroom property is comprised of a ground-floor open-plan living, dining and kitchen area, bathroom, master bedroom with ensuite and outdoor terrace. On...

Pro bono design – rebuilding bush-fire Australia

As the 2019 bush-fires begun to claim first homes, Atelier Jiri Lev was amongst the design practices that responded with offer of pro bono design and planning assistance to those who lost everything and did not have sufficient means to start rebuilding their lives and livelihoods. With the growing scale of the disaster, it soon b ecame obvious that the resources of individual practices will not...