interior design

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...

Bachelor in Brazil

The conversion of this former family home into an expansive and modern space for a bachelor has resulted in a stunning apartment in Sao Paulo. FCstudio are responsible for the conversion and through cleverly removing walls and a powder room they have introduced a TV room and the kitchen into the main living area. In creating a new identity...

Being BOLD

Overlooking the St Lawrence River valley, the Résidence des Grands Jardins by Canadian architecture practice Bourgeois Lechasseur sits on the side of a mountain on a rocky wooded site within the Charlevoix region of Quebec. This contemporary home stands out with its bold form and white wood. One of the major challenges of the project was to position the house so...

Mediterranean Villa Tel Aviv

The architect’s Paz Gersh Architects initial plan was to search for an architectural language, which combines local references and contemporary Mediterranean elements. The House is set in one of the historical preserved neighborhoods’ of Tel Aviv. The V house design concept was planning modern a Mediterranean Villa with an historic preserved wall. These local elements such as: patio, terraces, and courtyard...

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...

Ritto House purest perfection

We love the unexpected, located in Shiga, Japan the recently completed  Ritto house is small detached residence set on a rural landscape. Designed by Alts Design Office the project aim was to create a fully functioning home that is purist in its approach whist creating a small comfortable space. A large glazed opening serves like a veranda looking out to...

Spin it

If a 45 minute spin class is your idea of fun, then this new fitness concept will be your cup of tea.
Located in London, former CEO Colin Waggett of the highly successful Fitness First brand, has launch Psycle.
A workout venue that has employed the services of Olympic trainer Tim Weeks to especially design high intensity interval sessions to work your butt...

monolithic Isay Weinfeld

It's no secret we love São Paulo and all it offers us in the way of design. Isay Weinfeld architect, designer and filmmaker for 40 years, has built a following in his native Brazil constantly designing beautiful structures that renders him one of Brazil’s most celebrated architects. Weinfeld has an innate knack for creating architecture and spaces that...