architecture

Midcentury summer home – USA

Rill Architects revived this 1962 midcentury modern summer home located on Gibson Island on the western shore of the Chesapeake Bay, Maryland, United States.Retaining much of the vision by the original architect, the late Ulrich Franzen, the home boasts a thin roofline and eight columns of steel. This robust frame allows for a lack of load bearing exterior...

A sense of openness – Mexico

Christian Magaldi is a Mexican architect living in Miami with deep roots in his Mexican homeland. This modern concrete and wood villa is a retreat for a childhood friend and his family in the gated community of Merida on the Yucatan peninsula, Mexico. In a unique departure from conventional homes this house has no front door since access...

Following the curve – Glebe Australia

Chenchow Little are renowned for pushing creative boundaries and creating quality innovative homes. The site for the Glebe House is elevated above a sandstone cliff face and overlooks the Sydney city skyline. Located in the inner city suburb of Glebe known for its Victorian terrace houses and narrow streets. The existing dilapidated cottage on the site was demolished...

House in a meadow – Switzerland

This stand-alone house is located on a generous lush meadow which forms the upper boundary of a vineyard. A sequence of rooms consisting of entrance, hall, and courtyard set the stage for the primary axis in the direction of the vineyard and the lake and are the starting point for a symmetrical layout. The new building meticulously designed by Think Architecture...

Arthur Casas reworks a Brownstone – NY

New York Brownstone’s are much loved and revered terraces houses lined up on long and narrow parcels of land. This Brownstone House renovation and refurbishment by Studio Arthur Casas seeks to respect the historical character and offer a practical, contemporary and technological solution for an extensive program distributed over its six floors. Yes, that’s right, I said six! The...

Midcentury revival – San Francisco

Five years after commissioning Framestudio to remodel their previous home, their clients contacted the studio about a dramatic hillside midcentury home with commanding views of Mount Diablo. The 1958 home had suffered from unsympathetic alterations over the years, not the least of which: falling victim to decades of decorating trends. The house called Ridgewood is located in Alamo, a suburb 20 miles east of San Francisco,...

Impenetrable synergy – Poodle Bar & Bistro

As many Melbournians, yearn to hear those words, “can I take your order?" As we long for stage 4 COVID lock-downs to lift. There’s a delicious new bar and bistro, that is set to be a major new player in town and I was fortunate enough to explore and dine prior to lock-down. Nestled in a row of Victorian terraces is

A balanced relationship – Portugal

Combining the architecture of the 1950s with the comfort, spaciousness and luminosity of contemporary spaces, this three-story house in Restelo, Portugal, has undergone a profound transformation by Joao Tiago Aguiar Architects. Space, light, functionality and wellbeing spearheaded the ambitious project to renew the 70-year-old villa, transforming it into a luxurious house with spectacular views over the Tagus river. From an...

MPAVILION: chronicles the first six years

The Naomi Milgrom Foundation and Thames & Hudson have released MPAVILION: ENCOUNTERS WITH DESIGN AND ARCHITECTURE. The first publication on the MPavilion project which chronicles the first six remarkable years of this landmark Melbourne architecture commission. A celebration of what MPavilion has collectively achieved, this volume captures the groundbreaking contributions of each of the MPavilion architects from 2014 to 2019; Sean Godsell, Amanda Levete, Bijoy...