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open house Christchurch NZ… revisited

Located in Christchurch NZ, the client requested an open space that celebrate the view to the port and create privacy from the surrounding. The building envelope needed to fit in the industrial port area responding to the heritage constraints. This led MC Architecture to keep the original shape of the building, reinterpreting the structure and cladding material. The house...

to stand alone

This low impact home ARCA was named by the locals as it arrived packed like a ship in the middle of the Brazilian Atlantic Forest. In fact the dwelling is derived from a wish to mimic a specific Brazilian indigenous house typology (Asurini, Médio Xingu) to be a stand alone object with minimal impact to the surrounding. Designed by

Observation house

The aptly named Observation house is located on a hill in the highest corner of a agriculture village in Northeast Bulgaria. Distinguished both by its panoramic views and distant visibility. Designed by I/O Architects the proportion and the solid base give it the appearance of an infrastructural building taking inspiration form the village. The interior space is dominated by...

Studio Twocan cement ceramics

Studio Twocan is a creative studio, managed by sisters, Maddie and Becc Sharrock, creating high quality cement ceramics that are simply to die for! Studio Twocan colour the cement using pigment to create an organic layering inspired by Australian landscapes. Each piece is polished with natural oils, sealing the cement with a satin finish. This process celebrates imperfections...

like a Diamond

The Diamond house sits on a slightly tapered site facing a man-made lake in Singapore .Built for a small family that greatly cherish their privacy, the house turns it back on the street and the sides where the neighbours are in close proximity. Like a monolith resting over the gardens, the single, faceted volume house the main spaces overlooking the waterway. The main entrance brings...

Art and Home

For those with a serious art collection redesigning their home can sometimes mean pairing everything back to ensure the art has the maximum exposure. This was certainly not the case for the couple who own this apartment on the Upper East Side, who enlisted interior design great Stephen Sills to design a home for them that worked with the art and was to become as...

a perfect cohesion Glebe Sydney

Australian studio Nobbs Radford Architects has recently completed the extension of this two-story house in Sydney. The "Glebe House" is not primarily focused on the connection to external spaces but looks inward. There is a functional aspect in the forms and their proportions and that is to, at least in part, mitigate against the western orientation and an opposing small...

Brunswick Street House

The renovation of this house located in Brunswick Street Melbourne Australia, effortlessly marries together two architectural influences of a refined industrial aesthetic and traditional Victorian architecture. A professional couple and their two young children had spent the past 5 years living in the dark two-storey terrace and wanted to make it lighter and more accommodating. Carr Design loved the design process of Fitzroy house because the...

minimalistic LUXE

Eating objects was a design exploration of food for molecular gastronomy and dining experiences. Using food as a material Design Goat studio created a series of food 'products' that would be used by the diner in a restaurant. Inspired by using the processes and techniques of molecular gastronomy to form the food in new ways controlling different tastes, colours and textures. The "tools" allow the...

“relaxed chic” …. Melbourne Australia

Located in a leafy blue chip suburb in Melbourne Australia the "Toorak house", is an impeccable renovation designed by Kathryn Robson and Chris Rak of ROBSON RAK architects. The design brief was to create a comfortable family home for a dynamic family of 4 that is  easy to live in and reflected a certain sense of easy sophistication. Kathryn said, “ We had wonderful clients...