interior design

Spanish tradition

The Cheriff restaurant comes from a long tradition of local family businesses. It has turned into a culinary classic, known for its history and quality, with fresh fish coming in directly from the neighbouring docks. Cheriff is part of Barceloneta, Spain’s history. A classic in the seaside neighbourhood, it needed a design that preserved the authenticity time bestowed onto the restaurant. As part of a...

Endless ocean residence – Sydney

Above the clear blue sea, this house embodies the spirit of seaside living in response to a magical site – endless ocean in Sydney’s Eastern suburbs on a rocky headland with an ideal north-east aspect. The design is discreet in scale, has a quiet focus and layered materiality, and is sensitive to both site and neighbours providing mystery and privacy along one of Sydney’s busiest coastlines. Designed by...

A light industrial home – Ireland

Conversion of a Warehouse to a Family Dwelling, the brief was to convert a light industrial warehouse unit, situated in central Dublin, Ireland, to a family dwelling. Located on a tight site the project builds itself around a double height atrium space which functions as the primary communal family room for the house a sort of rumpus room. Parts of the home are painted in various...

A House For Four – UK

A House For Four is a modest 5m2 side extension that transforms the ground floor living space of this Victorian terrace property. A new stepped dormer creates a bedroom in the roof space, allowing the clients two young children to have their own bedrooms. Both new additions address the street, with a shiplapped larch timber referencing the existing brick gable end and roof tiles respectively....

Pacific View Point – Bronte

Docked into the steep rocky strata of the Pacific Ocean, Bronte, this home in Sydney’s Eastern Suburbs is a place for contemplation; a place to observe and absorb the shimmer of the water, each fold and fall of the waves, the serene passage of cetaceans and cumulus, the infinite permutations of textures and hues that form a welcome diversion from our urban and global concerns. Designed by

Quintessentially Modernist – Netherlands

"Villa 1" is a modern architectural gem located in a pine-forest clearing in Ede, the Netherlands. Its distinctive and multifaceted structure, glass facades, and forest surrounds, create an innovative residential retreat that sits at the forefront of minimalist design. The villa encompasses a landscape of different spatial qualities that go beyond mere functionality, combining the coziness of traditional farmhouses and the openness of a Modernist...

Village Life – Canada

Smith House is a vacation home located on the Atlantic coast of Nova Scotia, Canada adjacent to the architect’s farm. The home consists of three pavilions on a two-acre site spanning from a salt pond on the east to oceanfront on the west. This small peninsula historically supported an inshore fishing port. Designed by MacKay-Lyons Sweetapple architects, this is a proto-urban...

A desire to stay and age -Queensland

Heavy concrete walls anchor this family home in Queensland, Australia, to its beachside setting, while hiding it from a busy road nearby. Mermaid Beach Residence is situated in Queensland's Gold Coast region and has been designed to reflect "a desire to stay and age". Its owners – a couple with two young children had previously lived further along the same stretch of beach in a...

FRIEZE bathroom collection – Maison&Objet Paris

FRIEZE  is the new bathroom collection designed by Marcante-Testa for Ex.t which debuted this week at the Maison&Objet furniture fair in Paris. Designed by Italian practice Marcante Testa the range is Inspired by “entablatures” (a horizontal part in classical architecture that rests on the columns and consists of architrave, frieze, and cornice). Designed by Roy Lichtenstein, the project is articulated through different...