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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...

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...

Deliberate quietness – South Yarra

Powell Street House occupies a compact site in the side streets of South Yarra Melbourne, in a pocket characterised by a visually diverse streetscape. The existing 1930’s brick duplex in a restrained Art Deco style, comprised a ground floor and first floor apartment, each sharing the same floor plan, and each with its own external access. Robert...

Taking a holistic approach

The recently completed St James Park boutique apartment project in Hawthorn, employs thoughtful, integrated design to maximise the site’s stunning park-front location. Located on Yarra Street, Hawthorn each of the 19 residences in the five-level development was individually designed to provide uninterrupted views of the site’s adjacent and leafy St James Park.
A holistic, team approach to the project, made possible through the in-house...

The Adelaide Project – Toronto

The Adelaide Project is a first-of-its-kind collaborative lighting studio, demonstration centre and workspace for TPL Lighting. Located in the intimate setting of an elegant heritage home in Toronto’s vibrant King West neighbourhood, The Adelaide Project seeks to create an intimate approach to experiencing and learning about today’s most innovative lighting solutions.
While The Adelaide Project is, at its core, a collaborative presentation center and...

On the slopes of Kirribilli

Kirribilli Apartment is a two-level apartment located within a boutique development designed by Mathieson on the slopes of Kirribilli, Sydney overlooking Circular Quay and under the shadows of the Sydney Harbour Bridge. The brief called for a proportion and amenity of spaces more akin with a house than an apartment. The property was selected by the clients...

Portugal farmhouse luxury escape

Casa Um, which in Portuguese means House Number One, is housed in an old farmhouse, nestled amongst orange groves near Tavira, a picturesque town on Portugal’s Algarve coast, is a new holiday residence with a sophisticated take on the local vernacular architecture, homey ambience and sense of understated luxury. The first guest house from design-led hospitality brand theAddresses, is masterfully renovated and extended by Lisbon-based architecture...

Home for a purveyor of furniture

The Polyphonic Apartment has been created for a purveyor of furniture. Italy was a favourite stopping ground for the Indian based client. The client asked OpenIdeas to create an environment that could serve as a showcase for the different brands he was associated with in a setting with distinct western sensibilities. While the fundamental objective was to present a curated mix...

Transforming in perspective – Boston

Oblique Figures apartment, located in Boston, United States, inherits an empty cubic space and inserts a stair as a fulcrum, pivoting new spatial and perceptual relationships around a central curving figure. Connecting three orientations of space, the stair differentiates and domesticates its context by transforming in perspective, appearing as a domestically scaled slim figure of single radius from the kitchen, scaled grand stair from the entrance...

Italian Pavilion – Adelaide

The design of the Pavilion was to create a secondary entertaining space for a large family, removed from the main house, nestled within the existing gardens and pool area. Located in Adelaide, Australia, Georgie Shepherd Interior Design took the client’s love of rustic Italy and interpreting it within the architecture, the studio have created a bespoke and personal connection to...