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Strone Cottage – Scottish Highlands

The clients gave Loader Monteith architects a powerful line of aspiration for their cottage: The house should feel warm and comfortable – a light-filled family space that allows the outdoors to be in harmony with the indoors.
The idea was to turn the cottage, a very small property that was disconnected from its surroundings, into a comfortable and...

Preserving and enhancing – Portugal

House Two is located in an old warehouse, within a block in the historic center of Olhão, Portugal. With a strong Islamic influence, a fishing town presents an irregular and organic network of narrow roads and overlapping constructions, of recognised cubist buildings.
The existing building with 2 floors, high ceilings, vaulted ceilings, and roof terrace fits into popular architecture typology, which is intended to...

Santa Cruz Surf House

A hidden jewel in Santa Cruz, Surf House designed by Feldman Architecture brings a polished bohemian feel right up to the edge of one of the state’s best surf breaks. The clients were well-versed on the nuances of the site and dreamt of a home that fit naturally and...

Forty Licks – Sydney

Forty Licks is a subterranean Vietnamese restaurant in the heart of Sydney City with a unique design and application of materials. The design applies a prosthetic approach to historic buildings that enables radical transformation while preserving heritage fabric.
Imagined by GSBN Studio, the brief was to design a unique architectural fit-out that treated the...

A robust loft – UK

Bankside Lofts, opposite the iconic Tate Modern building, was one of the first projects developed by the Manhattan Loft Corporation. They pioneered an unusual model, selling apartments as ‘shells’ for owners to fit out themselves. Bankside Lofts was once of their earliest developments. YARD Architects were asked to reconfigure and update one of the apartments in the...

A work of art – Switzerland

Artist Alice Trepp models sculpture with her hands, immortalising moments in time. Mino Caggiula Architects believe that artists work on their subjects while architects get people to live inside what they build. The Trepp Atelier was developed for a person but also as a place. Designing an Atelier to mirror the thought and philosophy of...

A simple home – Peru

The Los Cóndores House is house located in the mountains of Chaclacayo, Peru. A structure of 2 concrete beams extends towards the limits of the plot is proposed to cover the maximum width of the space. Between these beams is supported a succession of joists that have the purpose of defining the 2 main rooms of the house - the terrace and social...

The Horizon House

Through two horizontal parallel plates of concrete, joined together by 4 columns in one level, a strict grid of 9 modules of 4.33mts is generated (a tic tac toe grid(1)). A square of 13x13mts is established, where the only unalterable module it’s the one place in the center; which is the module where the fire resides, the meeting space around the food, “the...

A biophilic workplace – Transurban

Transurban engaged COX to design their new network of workplace and operation centres in Queensland. This project transitions their existing workplace environment from five sites across Brisbane to three central locations – reducing their footprint while expanding their opportunities.
Transurban is all about ‘keeping you moving,’ researching, designing and operating some of world’s largest infrastructure projects. Their connection...