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Anne Street Garden Villas – Gold Coast

It’s not often that we have the opportunity to feature social housing projects, but Anne Street Garden Villas sets a new welcomed bench mark. Consisting of a series of 7 social housing dwellings in Southport on the Gold Coast, the design was informed by ideas from our Density and Diversity Done Well Open Idea Competition entry, as well as stakeholder workshops and local...

Wandsworth Cottage London

Wandsworth Cottage was built in the late 19th century as part of a large new estate in South London, a small Victorian terrace house originally built as a modest workers’ cottage. The house was in a tired state and there were structural issues that needed to be addressed, justifying the opportunity for Patalab Architecture to fundamentally rearrange...

The Quirk – a gallery hotel

Quirk is a gallery hotel, designed by ARCHITECTUREFIRM, to create an inclusive environment for the appreciation of art within a unique hospitality setting. The hotel strives to create connections to local artists displayed throughout the venue and in the on-site gallery, using art to extend this exclusivity to locals as well as travelers and to act as...

Dulux Colour Awards 2021 WINNERS

The exceptional displays of innovative colour use were showcased this week as the winning projects of the 2021 Dulux Colour Awards were announced via a virtual, live-streamed Gala Event on the Dulux website. Selected from an outstanding 437 entries from Australia and New Zealand, the award-winning projects across the six categories are truly remarkable, with colour use by the architects and designers a...

Melbourne Central Revitalisation

Conceived as a series of distinct interiors that provide respite from the constant energy and movement along the main retail spine, Kosloff Architecture worked with GPT to revitalise the ‘interstitial spaces’ at Melbourne Central shopping precinct as well as the most private of public spaces, taking bathroom amenities to another level. The materiality and lighting play counterpoint...

Feeling beachy – Sunshine Coast

Caloundra Townhouses was a joint venture between Jasper Brown Architects and Brisbane practice Open Architecture Studio for four new townhouses on a site in Caloundra on the Sunshine Coast.
The four townhouses on Cooma Terrace are arranged over five levels, each one having a combined internal and external area of 330 SQM. They have been carefully designed to...

A 1956 revival – Austin

In 1956, Austin based architects Fehr and Granger designed a wood and glass house to hover above the ground beneath a future cathedral of live oaks. Their design left only a minimal backyard on the steeply sloped site. The emphatic lines, limestone base and gracefully pitched roof of the structure embodied the modern architecture of the day. Inside, a back-switching stair bisected the...

OPEN TALKS on the Salone del Mobile Sep 5th – 10th, 2021

As Salone del Mobile surges ahead post lock-down, creatives, innovators, entrepreneurs, artists and politicians will bring their invaluable ideas and experiences to the Open Talks at supersalone. In a bid to (re)build a world we want to live in (for the better). Once we’ve taken on board the fact that we live in transitory and unstable situations that call for constantly changing solutions,...

Courtyard house Sri Lanka

Home to a young family with working parents the design had to offer a relaxing ambiance. The couple drive to Colombo, Sri Lanka for work from their home at Thalahena, Malabe and from the onset, they both wanted a level of privacy that would allow them to enjoy the outdoors; and the idea of a courtyard house was born.
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Boomerang house Austin

The High House located in Austin , United States, is configured as a boomerang to accentuate the natural curvature of the land. It perches at the brow of the hill in order to maximise the site’s 180 degree view. The street side of the home includes high walls to provide privacy while allowing plenty of light.
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