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Subtle changes

This grand first floor lateral apartment is located within a Grade II listed garden square in South Kensington. Having been unoccupied for some time, and not renovated since the 1950’s conversion into flats, the property was overdue a full and sensitive refurbishment. The client’s requirements were to reassert the historical features, whilst providing modern and flexible living spaces which would be manageable and...

A tangible connection

The unique site with a steep slope on the outskirts of Vienna , Austria, boasts panoramic views over vineyards and local mountains to the Danube. With this in mind, Untertrifaller Architects + Alexander Janowsky and the client pursued the goal of bringing this scenery into the house and making it a tangible experience. A 36-meter-long glazed beam...

Red Earth house

The steep slopes on the site extend all the way down to the Zuari River in Dona Paula, India are flanked by lush tropical greens on its east and west with the approach road on its north. The plot itself though was largely barren other than a large but frail looking mango tree that occupied the centre.
During the design process the unhealthy-looking mango...

Brooklyn brownstone – a place to grow

This playful project was designed alongside a young couple moving from their Manhattan apartment into a Brooklyn brownstone. During the renovation, the construction scope expanded as the family grew with kids. This gave Annie Leslau the exciting opportunity to expand design and adapt to the needs of the family.
Originally the kitchen was located in the rear extension...

A very spacious feeling

Located on the beautiful Dutch island of Texel, Holiday Home is unlike any other residential villa. Instead of dividing the house into different spaces by walls, Orange Architects decided to divide spaces according to the specific use at any moment in time. Escaping from routine is quite literally built-in. Holiday Home represents a different approach to...

Above Board Living

Where the land meets the sea the blue expanse of ocean and sky is a magnet for humanity, the Blue Planet Dwellers; this home, created for a family reaching maturity, with adult children and parents deeply passionate about good design, expressed through their creation and manufacture of accessories for daily life, aimed to remove barriers to that irresistible attraction.  They craved the ability...

Designer Rugs unveil their latest collaboration with Hare + Klein

Designer Rugs unveil their latest collaboration with Australian interiors firm Hare + Klein. This third collection from Hare + Klein takes their existing expertise in rug design to a graphic new direction, drawing inspiration from nature and the unique Australian environment. “Whether it is a simple shadow or fallen leaves, there are many elements of inspiration we have drawn upon from the Australian...

Ripple House

Located in Melbourne Australia, The Ripple House designed by FMD Architects, is a series of unfurling spaces defined by subtle shifts in the site and light. Discreetly positioned behind a single-fronted Victorian façade, the addition reinvents the previously disconnected floorplan, creating a highly adaptable family home connected to its garden. The architecture develops a narrative around reverberation...

Keeping things simple – Canberra

Materially minimalist, geometrically powerful and yet refined in a simple linearity is the street presentation of this coolly-contemporary Canberra home designed by Collins Pennington Architects.
How deceptive, behind the inset entry between the garage and the study with its own side entry, is a large three-bedroom home ranging down a long sloping axis across three split levels.
Internally, the...

NAIDOC 2021 – NGV Exhibitions

The NGV has now reopened and is thrilled to be welcoming visitors to view their new exhibitions and the NGV Collection at The Ian Potter Centre: NGV Australia and NGV International. Over the coming week NGV will be presenting virtual programs celebrating the NAIDOC 2021 theme - Heal Country! And virtual programs related to current exhibitions Maree Clarke: Ancestral Memories and Big Weather.