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Jewel Box – Main Beach

Inspired by the client’s art collection, Studio Yugen’s Jewel Box revises the traditional washed-out coastal palette in favour of a deeper, rich-coloured modesty testament to personal taste and a well-travelled history.
Located in a newly built tower in a quiet beachside suburb of Queensland’s Gold Coast exists a homely celebration of colour and weightlessness, presenting a welcoming sub-penthouse...

Pergola House

Formally, a classic gable-roofed house in a quiet residential street north of Potsdamer Chaussee Berlin , Germany . Recently reinterpreted by rundzwei Architekten BDA, the roof surfaces as well as the facades are covered on all four sides by a delicate, light-coloured wooden cladding made of silver fir. With the exception of a few purposefully placed façade...

Natural & Harmonious in the City

Situated at the core district of Kowloon, the original 2-room apartment is modified into an open planned studio apartment, so as to redefine the spaces to create a home that can allow the owner to cleanse her mind & enhance the energy of mindfulness.
In order to make the highest efficiency of the limited spaces to encounter different kinds of activities, spatial arrangements were...

Kew courtyard house

Located in the leafy Melbourne suburb Kew, is a forever home for a creative couple. The house supports their mutual love of entertaining, art, gardening and mid century architecture. The site was a previously subdivided in to a narrow and challenging plot being only 7m wide yet over 45m long with north following the long side of the site.
The brief was to create...

Flood Zone house

Located on the banks of the River Loddon, a tributary of the Thames near Wargrave in Berkshire, the house sits within Flood Zone with a potential flood depth of 1.17m in the worst-case scenario. In order to plan for such a scenario, John Pardey Architects placed the house on stilts which raises the house by 2.2m above...

Driving a dialogue with human intimacy

Within the folding hills of its hinterland site of Federal, a village in the Northern Rivers region of New South Wales. The Federal House acts as both experiential containers for this place and as a conditioning object, consciously aware of its outsider status within the traditional ownership and legacy of this landscape. The project was considered as a vehicle for a relationship between...

Monumental forms

Megabudka Architects believes one of the most important issues of modern architecture in Russia is the lack of identity. Nowadays, Russian architects often imitate contemporary colleagues from other countries. As a result, national identity is completely absent in the newly created environment.
The studio carried out research and, as a result, developed their own vision of what they...

Amplifing the historic vibe

The Weaver Loft project in Iran had many obstacles to overcome, but the main one was how to transform a textile factory into an enticing residential house. Like many other historic building renovation projects, Ravagh Atelier found a key challenge was preserving the spirit and the original fabric of the building while injecting a contemporary feel to...

Costa Rica Oasis

A tropical Oasis with teak roof and screens blends inside & outside boundaries connecting people to nature. Studio Saxe was commissioned to design two beach houses in the beautiful town of Santa Teresa in Costa Rica. The studio decided to blend the tropical jungle into the houses whilst creating a bioclimatic comfort for people to enjoy the outdoor...

Sculptural ceramics

The Cersaie tile fair is like the Milan Furniture fair for tiles and is a major event on the design calendar. The perspective of this event space entailed a challenge both for the design studio Masquespacio and Roca Tile as a manufacturer, as it is far from the conventional functionality sought in this exhibition, trying to transform...