architecture

Visit The Silhouette Hytte House – Book Now

Nestled on a narrow block in the quiet streets of Elwood, ‘Silhouette Hytte’ House is close to my heart, it was once my home that my partner and I purchased, then sold many years ago. The site is 34.4m long by 6.1m wide and has an East facing backyard. Presented with a number of challenging constraints such as a heritage overlay, flood overlay and close...

Lotus pond and eucalyptus forest dining experience

Garden Hotpot Restaurant is located in the hinterland of Sansheng Township, surrounding a lotus pond, hidden in a eucalyptus forest. In order to create a close-to-nature dinning environment, MUDA architects chose to eliminate the architectural scale, leaving out walls, only using pillars and boards to integrate the building into the woods ensuring the building merges into the environment,...

What’s behind the golden doors?

S/LAB has placed a property development company Mantab behind a golden folding facade on a quiet street. Arranged across a converted house, the conversion has created offices for the company's three directors, a display gallery and entertaining spaces for hosting clients. The interior follows the theme of "intentional mismatches" and incorporates contrasting colours, textures, materials like white epoxy flooring with...

Serine Emme Store

Warm and inviting this retail interior is preceded by a tranquil front courtyard and verandah, allowing visitors to pause and connect with nature while browsing garments. Lukstudio explain that an element of serenity was imperative to the store’s design, and “extremely precious in an urban setting” in a city like Shanghai. The store’s material palette of stone, wood, glass, and polished...

Minika Twins Houses – QLD

Located in Bardon QLD, the striking Minika Twins House references Japanese farm houses. These dwellings, like the ‘Queenslander’, were characterised by their strong connection with the surrounding landscape. The Minka Twins invite the outside in, translating ‘under-the-house’ space into highly functional and inviting living spaces.? Brisbane architectural firm bureau^proberts has delivered on their aim to fill a gap...

A nod to the past – Italy

Located in the small commune of Rotello near Campobasso of Saint Rocco in southern Italy , the historic church has been restored into a permanent performance venue and multi-purpose hall. Fragments of the stone floor stand out against the white-washed theatre space, hidden within the existing exterior masonry walls.The ornamental interior, including the cornice, pilasters and arched niches were previously painted white but showed uneven...

Diamond Tree Villa – Italy

Diamond Tree is a villa designed by 3ndy Studio for a family in Ponzano Veneto, Italy in between the residential and rural north-west areas of Treviso. All paths inside the villa are continuous with no confines nor interruptions, so that the inhabitants can move freely without passing through any doors from one room to another. The main bedroom is separated...

Is this the most beautifully crafted kindergarten?

I have a feeling this could be one of the most beautifully crafted kindergartens we have ever featured. The design vision and objective for this kindergarten was to create a place just like a "home" and a small communal place for kids. Therefore, ELTO Consultancy tried to establish a socially interactive environment to help induce and cultivate emotional intelligence and mutual growth. The studio reached out...

Bohemian design touches- Hotel Kinsley

Hotel Kinsley marks the first destination hotel in Kingston, a town located a couple of hours drive north of New York City in the Hudson Valley. The boutique property comprises four historic houses that were constructed between the 17th and 19th centuries in the Uptown Stockade District. Interior design firm Studio Robert McKinley aimed to delicately restore and...