interiors

Modernist sensibility – Tel Aviv

This 1930s meticulously renovated apartment in the heart of Tel Aviv tackles both issues the preservation of the Bauhaus-style apartment and modernisation. Having to deal with a compact size in addition to its neglected state and awkward configuration, local practice WE Architects boldly rejigged the space into a contemporary apartment of effortless sophistication without most crucially effacing its modernist sensibility...

The Greenery Curtain House

The Greenery Curtain House is located in Mao Khe, Vietnam which in the past had low environmental quality due to local mining operations and recently the quality of the air and urban life has seen improvements. When approaching this project, HGAA Architecture Office aimed to create a house with a fresh atmosphere and close to nature. The owners of the house...

Chocolate Factory conversion

In the urban center of the small town of La Bisbal, Spain, on a block from the late nineteenth century that follows two of the main roads to the old town, stands a small warehouse, a former chocolate factory with a very curious typology. It is a three-floor structure with a stone-bearing facade, each floor made using a different technique.  The ground floor is comprised...

Family beach compound – Mexico

Located in Puerto Escondido, Mexico, Casa Cova is arranged on a wide lot between the Pacific Ocean and the Oaxacan mountain range, only 70 meters from the waters edge. Designed by Anonimous architects as a two-family vacation home, which involved the creation of two different compounds of private rooms that are connected through common recreational areas. The house consists of two...

Frank Gehry Designs Sculptural Gold Bottle for Hennessy X.O

Frank Gehry Pritzker Prize-winning architect is among the most acclaimed architects of the 20th century, and is known for his use of bold, postmodern shapes and unusual fabrications. Gehry's most famous designs include the Walt Disney Concert Hall in Lost Angeles and the Guggenheim Museum in Bilbao, Spain and in Australia, the UTS 'paper bag' building in Sydney He has recently designed a limited-edition bottle for...

Coherence and balance – Colombia

After a trip to Japan, the owner of this home came back determined to recreate a space that felt completely tranquil, and wanted to inhabit the house more like a sanctuary rather than a home. So he engaged Cinco Solidos architects to bring his vision to life. The house was initially planned as a reform of an existing home, which...

Modernist influences – Brazil

The concept of the project emerged from modernist influences and from narratives that guide new ways of living, inspired by contemporary and minimalist perspectives. Roberto Burle Marx, a renowned Brazilian landscape architect - the same profession as the owner himself - was one of the most influential and successful modernists in Brazil. Concrete covered columns guided the design, becoming one of the project's highlights, emphasizing...

The Breezeway House – NSW

The Breezeway House was conceived as a joyous and engaging destination for holidays by the beach on the Central Coast of New South Wales, where shelter, shade and connection to the landscape are prioritised. Situated on a complicated subdivided block with trapezoidal boundaries, cross easements and significant cross-fall, the linear building form is stretched along the southern boundary allowing a series of gardens to buffer...

Three Arches – Vietnam

The project is a small private residence for a family with one child in Binh Thanh District, Vietnam close to the center of Hochiminh city. As seen in typical Vietnamese townhouses, this site was so tight that there was almost no garden available, but the clients wanted an open house with a bright, spacious outdoor space. Designed by Sanuki...

Dulux Colour Awards 2020 Winners

A new level of innovative and considered use of colour has been achieved by the exceptional winning projects in the 34th Dulux Colour Awards, which were announced this week. Recognising the most cutting-edge and creative applications of colour across six categories of architecture and design, the renowned industry awards program attracted more than 450 entries from Australia and New Zealand. “The level of sophistication, creativity and...