architecture

Future proof living – Perth

A home for a young family and grandmother (in the future) located in Mosman Park, Perth, Australia - all areas of the home had to be wheelchair accessible, complying with the gold standard of the 'Liveable Housing Design Guidelines' which calls for wider hallways, doorways, and circulation space generally. This also meant that Robeson Architects needed to address the slope...

A place of retreat – Washington State

Aldo Beach House transforms a 1940s beach house into a new multi-generational home, doubling the livable area while lightly touching the delicate ecology of the waterfront. Located in Hood Canal, Washington State - two shifting wings hover over the hillside and beach supported by thin steel columns and pin piles. Designed by Wittman Estes, the new beach house includes the...

Monolithic character – Portugal

A downward topography gesture facing west, contemplating the valley underlined on the horizon by the Serra da Estrela and Caramulo mountain. Designed by ARTSPAZIOS group, that’s the scenario in which this project located in Viseu, Portugal, emerges, in a sequence of overlaid volumes insuperable in its monolithic character, but still permeable within, defining exterior spaces intrinsic to the indoor space. This is...

Rhythmic quality – Mornington Peninsula

Located on the Mornington Peninsula, Victoria, the CLT House is a bridge between architectural thinking and sustainable construction methods. Designed by FMD Architects it is a poetic and pragmatic balance between architect and builder, whose relationship developed from the concept design to ensure a highly considered outcome. The project encompasses a reconfiguration of the existing building as the base with...

Mexican and African fusion

Immersed in the Mexican jungle, the 20 guest resort is surrounded by lush vegetation and private beach, The architects, Main Office redesigned eight villas and a common areas at the top of the hill which includ a shared kitchen, a dining room and a swimming pool, preserving the references to the African aesthetic, which reflect the heritage of the resort’s...

Floating home – Hawaii

Hale Lana is a 1,598 square metre house designed for a couple who wanted ample space to host large gatherings on Hawaii's Big Island. Its name translates to "floating home" as each structure is lifted slightly above the lava bed – a plain of flat lava flows. Piles of the red and black rocks are situated around the grassy property and form a cascading hill...

Paradise on Earth – Sydney

Paradise on Earth, a new exhibition at the Museum of Sydney, is a celebration of the career and legacy of visionary architect, Marion Mahony Griffin, that will enchant visitors of all ages. Paradise on Earth Opened on November the 8th, 2020 and reimagines the extraordinary work of Marion Mahony Griffin and her deep connection to the natural environment which she saw as a place full of...

Community and friendship – Romania

The first time STUDIO 1408 visited the site in Balote?ti, Romania, the location impresses them. A beautiful meadow surrounded by an old forest with huge oak trees. They asked themselves "How do we design a house that compliments the surroundings but does not overshadow them?", and "What exactly makes a house great?". There are a thousand possible answers to...

Countryside family compound – Malaysia

The house is built for a client and his extended family who seeks a communal way of living, but cherishes privacy and security. The family entertains frequently and needed the house to be generous when hosting huge parties and cozy for smaller affairs. Moving from Singapore to Malaysia, the family were excited with the prospect of living off on an immensely large plot of land...

Millennia house – Lebanon

At the helm of thousand year old rock formations, housing Phoenician tombs, lies Cana Guesthouse in Bhamdoun, Lebanon. Withstanding erosion throughout the millennia, a mosaic of grey and yellow limestone encompass the entire space. This solid retaining wall partnered only with natural rock boulders, summons an archaically curious and stunning remote façade. Upon entering this arid stone wall, ample sunlight rushes to welcome an unexpected discovery of a warm lodgeable cavern,...