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A cohesive retreat above the clouds – Melbourne

This week we were invited to the unveiling of the Southern Hemisphere’s highest swimming pools at its Australia 108 super-skyscraper in Melbourne, located within its iconic golden ‘Starburst’.  The dual trapezoidal-shaped ‘twinfinity pools’ on level 70 of the 319-metre-high luxury tower perch 212 metres above ground and cantilever four metres over the streets below to offer a swim experience like no other and for us...

Informally sharp – Revisited

With three children under the age of 5, the clients of this home were starting to feel the confines of their Pacific Heights home in San Francisco when the expansive 1902 Italianate across the street went on the market. After learning the home had been recently remodeled, they jumped at the chance to purchase a move-in ready property. They worked with

Historic Clinton Hill – Revisited

Arnold Studio’s redesign aims to fuse old and new within the completed duplex apartment inside a historic brick house in Brooklyn’s Clinton Hill neighbourhood by using black and white details to contrast with the home’s original architectural elements. On the first floor, the studio created an open-plan kitchen, living room and dining area. White oak wood floors and exposed blackened...

Bundeena Beach House – Revisited

Bundeena Beach House is a weekend escape with a strong connection to its environment, and context. It is also a house of its environment with a native roof garden and a sculptural skylight. Designed by Grove Architects it’s a house with a playful interaction between inside and outside, public and private. The house does not attempt to relate to its neighbours...

Establishing spaciousness – revisited

Faced with a fragmented layout of numerous small rooms and a wedge-shaped floorplan resulting in poorly illuminated areas, KC design studio completely reconfigured the apartment in order to establish a sense of spaciousness, optimize comfort and convenience, and enhance daylight penetration. The new layout divides the apartment into two complementary open-plan zones, a public section comprising living, dining and kitchen areas,...

A quasi-theatrical scene

The project transforms an Italian 1950s apartment into a surreal set where reality and fiction coexist in a quasi-theatrical scene. Thanks to the multidisciplinary approach of its two founders, from La Macchina Studio. The studio celebrates the graphic sign, in a project that fuses architecture, theatre, music, and illustration. In alignment with the wishes of the clients  – a young...

The largest residential yacht on the globe

A 600-square-foot apartment holiday home aboard the largest residential yacht on the globe. Drawing from New York architect MKCA’s expertise creating compact, multi-functional spaces in contemporary urban environments, the apartment is simultaneously adaptable, efficient, and strikingly elegant. The residence serves as a holiday home for a couple and their grown children, transforming seamlessly from a spacious one-bedroom to a two-bedroom apartment through tables...

A thousand years later – 5 cabins

Situated on the far end of the headland in Sveio, Norway a 30-minute drive from Haugesund, where the sky meets the sea, you can find the Ryvarden lighthouse. It was from this site Floke Vilgerdsson, or Ravnafloke, in the year 868 sailed out as the first man to settle on an unnamed island which he named Iceland. More than a thousand years later, the five...

Mexican and African fusion

Immersed in the Mexican jungle, the 20 guest resort is surrounded by lush vegetation and private beach, The architects, Main Office redesigned eight villas and a common areas at the top of the hill which includ a shared kitchen, a dining room and a swimming pool, preserving the references to the African aesthetic, which reflect the heritage of the resort’s...

The creation of boundaries – Italy

The reconfiguration of the inner space of an apartment located in delle Fonti, Italy, is based on the identification of three functional areas within a single space, by using fixed and mobile pieces of furniture. The single space of the day area has been divided into three specific areas: entrance, kitchen and living room. For each of these spaces, we designed an element completely detached from the...