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Journey to Palm Springs in Noosa

Inspired by a journey to Palm Springs and the spirit of mid-century modernism, this project was a pilgrimage in design. An exercise in restraint, the floor plan seeks not to maximise built area, but create generous indoor-outdoor spaces throughout the site for any occasion or time of day and carefully curate a sequence of framed views. Designed by Noosa based No Comments Read more

Neighbourhood Wine Bar – London

The Neighbourhood Wine Bar in London UK is a brutalist inspired space designed for tastings and learning about local sourced wines. Design notes echo the buildings past as a working garage, with blackened steel, exposed beams, painted brickwork and iron lighting.
The huge bar was inspired by an antique brutalist credenza that design studio Fare Inc fell in love with years ago, and bespoke...

There cafe – Footscray

Conceived as a shared meeting place, There Cafe is an uplifting and authentic hospitality proposition harnessed by the strength of its architectural setting. Designed by studio Ewert Leaf, the project is housed in a 19th-century wool store, the pared-back interior celebrates the site’s industrial character while softly layering new interventions; an evolution of its historic identity.
The site’s...

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...

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