interiors

the unique expression of David Hicks

We all know David Hicks for his more than Luxe residential projects so I thought I'd share some of his hot commercial projects! Hicks approaches design considering architecture, interior design and decoration as one. Space and form, materials, finishes and furnishings are refined to ensure enduring quality and a unique expression of the client’s intent within each project. With a keen eye for detail that...

Connection between the architecture and landscape

Distinguished Melbourne based Allan Powell's projects are timeless masterpieces that respond to each site. Employing the use of handmade and everyday materials that will improve with age creating stunning spaces set amongst gardens. Its this connection between the architecture and landscape that I love considering all aspects for both external and internal spaces. Loving AP ! [caption id="attachment_4413" align="aligncenter" width="500"] No Comments Read more

the lakeside shelter and the desert outpost

Seattle based Olson Kundig Architects  idea for the cabin is that of a lakeside shelter in the woods, a little box with a big windows that opens to the surrounding landscape. The cabin’s big window-wall  opens the entire living space to the forest and lake. The materials selection are low maintenance concrete block, steel, concrete floors and plywood in keeping with the notion of a...

Rigorous detailing of KPDO

Melbourne based design practice KPDO favour a collaborative design approach, from the office through to involving the client. KPDO supports the theory of emotional design a soulful, responsive exploration of ideas that shines through in their stunning projects. This is expressed through a strong architectural aesthetic, with intelligent, practical responses , resulting in warm and versatile spaces that reveal themselves gradually. It's the rigorous detailing...

AOL California a city within a city

AOL's new West Coast Californian headquarters is also home to several small businesses—a coffee shop, a gym, a tech incubator that occupy the same building. The design challenge here was to coordinate these spaces and Aol’s public lobby in a way that builds community and fosters interaction. Common areas and paths of travel encourage cross-pollination, not only between separate departments of Aol, but also between...

The skirt & rock house by MCK

Perched on a hill overlooking Vaucluse House in Sydney's eastern suburbs is a modest bungalow which has been updated and extended by MCK architects. A large rock that sat in the hill to the rear of the house became the focal and pivotal natural element in the new architectural composition.With the underlying philosophy of relative modesty, the new form is setback, maintaining existing amenity. The...

San Fran beach house

San Francisco based  Scavullo Design was inspired by the rugged coastline & vegetation of this plot selecting finishes that capture it's surrounds. With the homes exterior clad in red cedar shingles exudes charm and works nicely against the sea-grass, allowing the home to sit peacefully overlooking the Pacific Ocean . The "H" form plan, with a living room in the middle, and wings to create...

what’s in the basement?

Where do you go when expanding an apartment …… down into the basement? That’s exactly what Skaara design studio in Olso Norway did adding a new basement section with integrated stairway in order to gain extra floor space. The wall serves to collect and unite the internal staircase with all the other functions; cabinets, closets, kitchen cupboards, a niche with TV in the living room...

Discovering caia di lizio

Established in 2008, caia di lizio is the partnership between Nicolina Caia and Tania Di Lizio they work across many sectors from high-end residential, to retail fit-outs, hospitality, commercial developments and small renovations. Successful material combinations and carefully considered spatial planning and a clear vision towards design outcomes are the driving principles behind caia di lizio's designs. The Barry Street residence a renovation and extension...

Notting Hill home

Behind a conventional terraced frontage sits a new build house in Notting Hill by Seth Stein Architects. The terrace extends 26m in depth with accommodation arranged around an internal courtyard and terraces. The house utilizes solar heating, photovoltaics and rainwater harvesting in order to achieving the highest British energy rating. Designed in the signature minimalist style of Seth Stein Architects the materials are honest and...