interior design

Beirut Penthouse

Located on the 9th level of an apartment block the articulation of this project is also related to its geographic location. Virtually situated on the former demarcation line which separated east and west Beirut, this apartment opens up onto “the hell” of its city, placing it neither east nor west but in between. Whereas usual preference for Mediterranean roof apartments is to turn their backs...

desert dwelling

Villa E by Studio KO is described as a minimalist mountain lodge, but it’s place in the Moroccan foothills, solid stone walls, and imposing metallic entrance make it seem more like a fortress. Locally-sourced Ouriko stone gives the luxury home the distinct red colour often associated with nearby Marrakesh. To contrast the building’s somewhat harsh exterior, the interior is filled with soft white walls,...

Fluidity and Form in London

I was drawn to this project by the apparent contrast in forms and materials and the way in which this contrast has not just been executed well, but executed with grace and beauty. The designers, Studio Verve Architects, imagined the London loft as a “swirling fluid progression of spaces” and indeed with the curved concrete and timber-slatted walls...

1950’s revival Ipanema Beach Rio de Janerio

Located near the forest looking out over Ipanema Beach Rio de Janerio with breathtaking views to mountains called the Dois Irmãos (Two Brothers). Originally designed Paolo Mendes da Rocha in the fifties, Parisian designer Didier Gomez has preserved the spirit and originality whist breathing new life into the villa. Facing the pool, the sea appears in all its immensity....

purist creativity

Dutch design office Roderick Vos Studio recently opened a new showroom in the town of Hertogenbosch in the Netherlands, which reflects partners Roderick Vos and Claire Teeuwen convictions and philosophy about design. The studio specialises in innovative interior solutions and product designs for the home. Collaborating with companies such as Alessi, Driade and Moooi Roderick Vos and Claire Teeuwen say...

Manhattan Glamour

This Manhattan Townhouse, owned by Christine and Richard Mack, was renovated in partnership with architecture firm Leroy Street Studio and designer James Aman. This urban family home in the desirable Upper East Side suburb of Carnegie Hill is an exploration of classical and modernist taste. The design partnership and renovation has...

The 1917 Texas Bungalow

The ability to merge the old with the new can be one of the most difficult aspects of design. Do it right and the results can be spectacular. Do it wrong and well… This bungalow in Austin, Texas by Miro Rivera Architects is a beautiful study on how to do it right. It was important to the designers...

the St Kilda Australasian

This family house located in St Kilda West Melbourne Australia on long and relatively narrow sloping block which incorporates an existing Victorian house. Kennedy Nolan Architects responded to their client’s request that the architecture reflect their extensive time living in various parts of Asia. Avoiding a literal or thematic depiction of ‘Asian’ architecture, the connections are subtle and characterised by...

mid-century Manhattan in Melbourne

Escala Partners is a fresh presence in Australia’s wealth management landscape and the new headquarters in Melbourne’s Collins Street are a distinctive, game-changing affair in which quality, care and market differentiation pervade every space and surface. Dispelling the sterility of the commercial office typology, MOLECULE sought to treat the firm’s clients uncommonly...

Tactile Minimalism

Joseph Dirand has been receiving a lot of “re-grams” for his Paris Apartment of late. In fact he has been receiving a lot of attention in general for his liveable reinvented minimalism and I am loving it! The Paris based architect and designer recently renovated his apartment to reflect his blended family. All of the hero elements such...