architecture

Challenging the norm – Scarborough

House B is the middle house in a development by designed Whispering Smith’s Director, Kate Fitzgerald, a project that has become one of the most informative case studies of best practice urban infill in Perth. In a city famous for demolishing suburban character to make way for ubiquitous ‘McMansions’ House B is an important project because it exemplifies the value...

Nothing to hide – Newcastle

Vikki’s Place is a dwelling on a small inner city lot in Newcastle, Australia. The owner needed a home that could accommodate herself and her grown-up son, who comes to stay for long periods of time with his own family of four. The site is heavily effected by flood with Planning Controls setting the first floor 1.6m above natural ground. A private, north facing courtyard is...

Disconnection House – Paris Texas

Boar Shoat House longed for a place where the family could distance themselves from social stresses, withdraw digital connection, and commune with nature and each other. Intended as a crash pad and base camp, three small structures gather under an open air pavilion, encapsulating the client's main concept for the project - a spartan shelter within the Bear River range of Paris, Texas US. Designed by...

Architectural synthesis – Argentinia

Exposed concrete and glass brutally combine to form the ‘Escobar House’, a monolithic residential property designed by Argentinian architect Luciano Kruk. The linear two-story residence is positioned on a spacious property with a flat land, in a gated community on the outskirts of Buenos Aires called Haras Santa María de Escobar—alluding to the project’s title. Rectangular in plan, the home’s...

Brutalist rigour – Portugal house

Overlooking the vast Alqueva Lake in Portugal, which is the largest artificial lake in Europe, sits a house hunkered into the pristine landscape. Designed by architecture practice Aires Mateus, the house is dug into a hillside and concealed by a green roof, the only visible elements of the building’s presence are the cantilevered roof jutting out towards the lake...

Multi purpose garage – Toronto

The Garage Gem is an innovative extension that stemmed from the desire to transform the traditional urban garage into a flexible amenity space. Located in Toronto, Canada, this small structure re-imagines the detached laneway garage and makes it into a true extension of the home, as well as an open event space to forge community bonds. Designed by Office Ou, the...

Connection to nature – Chile

The container house transforms into an elemental space, adding versatility, flexibility and connection to nature. Located in La Compania, Chile. The house can be used as a home or a multi-purpose space. The two containers are connected by a large roof, which creates an open space allowing the house to extend and transform during  the day into an artistic workshop or architectural office, while at...

Sculptural living – India

The Badari residence is a house designed on a typical urban plot Bengaluru, India which is the tech capitol of India. The client required a house that would be distinguished into two types of spaces. Creating spaces that could be personal and intimate verses spaces that are congregational in nature which encouraged interaction among family and friends. The building’s exterior and interiors was conceptualised by

Sub-tropical living Brisbane

Amaroo House is a contemporary new build that is giving off serious Brazilian architectural vibes in Brisbane's inner west suburb of Bardon, Australia. Situated on a wide fronted, sloping block in the leafy river city suburb, the design provides for the ultimate sub-tropical living that maximises vast open connection to highly considered private outdoor spaces in which Designed by local practice No Comments Read more

Determined by location – Sardinia

Set within the elements of the Sardinian landscape and rugged terrain of countless rocks and the wild inlet the original house took advantage of only one orientation. Architect Stefania Stera set her goal to create a house whose volumes would not alter the site but would serve to magnify it, in the finest tradition of Porto Cervo. Porto Cervo, begun in...