interior design

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alone in its’ habitat

There are some houses that we bring to you that simply put... are to die for. Perched seemingly on the very top of the world, is Casa Till, a new private home by WMR Arquitectos. The small wooden building is wedged snugly into the windswept cliffs of Los Arcos, Chile, affording uninterrupted views of the sea and sky. In context...

The Perfect Pad

Even though this Belgrade apartment was designed as a family space, when I look at the interiors I can’t help but think this is an incredible bachelor’s pad. The space has been cleverly organised to allow for as many common areas as possible and to further allow for those space to connect to each other. Most areas are cleverly planned to serve a dual function...

an open relationship

In January 2014 DENOLDERVLEUGELS finished the renovation of an exclusive 300 sqm apartment in the ‘Amsterdam-Zuid’ area for a dutch family which occupies the top 3 levels of a building complex built in 1925. Entering the apartment the glazed void provides natural light and vistas through to all levels. The openness and grandeur of the spaces show the great...

Riverside penthouse

Prior to renovations, poor lighting and a shoddy labyrinth of corridors compromised the beauty and extent of the space. Foster Lomas Architects decided to remove the corridors first and stretch the usable space as much as possible. They also made sure to bring about a sense of harmonious fluidity, taking into account the building’s curved geometry. The new mezzanine is definitely one...

Vacation house

In response to the constraints of a congested site and a tight schedule, Gray Organschi Architecture dramatically compressed the on-site work on the buildings and canopy by pre-fabricating the building components. The buildings take their position from paving patterns that surround the existing pool: stone bands interrupted by wide grass joints, their rhythm and geometry projecting into the...

living on the edge

Located on the remote tip of the south-central coast of Chile, Buchupureo. The house sits on a steep slope clutching the cliff hovering over the ocean. The structure comprised of local pine is almost entirely exposed, setting the shape of the house. The house develops three spatial situations that respond to the acts of resting (dog resting) with all spaces seeking the panoramic...

Built By The Book

I’ll admit my bias for this house from the start: I am obsessed with books. Big books, small books, any books. I like piles of books and books on shelves. BOOKS. It should be no surprise then that this Victorian house in London looks like a dream to me. The owners have taken away one downstairs reception room and an upstairs bedroom and converted them...

Concrete house Melbourne

Located in the suburb of Maribyrnong, close to inner Melbourne Australia this house designed by FGR Architects has a composed elegance that challenges many conventions in Australian domestic architecture. The three storey dwelling embraces the opportunity of its site, turning itself 'upside down' with the bedrooms and service spaces on the lower floors rising to a spacious and...

architectural intervention

The dramatic site within an isolated, disused quarry on the edge of the Brecon National Park South Wales UK demanded an architectural intervention of elegant simplicity. With a modest budget and to counter the construction complexities associated with touching the quarry walls, Hyde + Hyde architects developed an object building suspended within the basin collecting light and focusing on...