architecture

Subtle changes

This grand first floor lateral apartment is located within a Grade II listed garden square in South Kensington. Having been unoccupied for some time, and not renovated since the 1950’s conversion into flats, the property was overdue a full and sensitive refurbishment. The client’s requirements were to reassert the historical features, whilst providing modern and flexible living spaces which would be manageable and...

A tangible connection

The unique site with a steep slope on the outskirts of Vienna , Austria, boasts panoramic views over vineyards and local mountains to the Danube. With this in mind, Untertrifaller Architects + Alexander Janowsky and the client pursued the goal of bringing this scenery into the house and making it a tangible experience. A 36-meter-long glazed beam...

Red Earth house

The steep slopes on the site extend all the way down to the Zuari River in Dona Paula, India are flanked by lush tropical greens on its east and west with the approach road on its north. The plot itself though was largely barren other than a large but frail looking mango tree that occupied the centre.
During the design process the unhealthy-looking mango...

Brooklyn brownstone – a place to grow

This playful project was designed alongside a young couple moving from their Manhattan apartment into a Brooklyn brownstone. During the renovation, the construction scope expanded as the family grew with kids. This gave Annie Leslau the exciting opportunity to expand design and adapt to the needs of the family.
Originally the kitchen was located in the rear extension...

A very spacious feeling

Located on the beautiful Dutch island of Texel, Holiday Home is unlike any other residential villa. Instead of dividing the house into different spaces by walls, Orange Architects decided to divide spaces according to the specific use at any moment in time. Escaping from routine is quite literally built-in. Holiday Home represents a different approach to...

Above Board Living

Where the land meets the sea the blue expanse of ocean and sky is a magnet for humanity, the Blue Planet Dwellers; this home, created for a family reaching maturity, with adult children and parents deeply passionate about good design, expressed through their creation and manufacture of accessories for daily life, aimed to remove barriers to that irresistible attraction.  They craved the ability...

Ripple House

Located in Melbourne Australia, The Ripple House designed by FMD Architects, is a series of unfurling spaces defined by subtle shifts in the site and light. Discreetly positioned behind a single-fronted Victorian façade, the addition reinvents the previously disconnected floorplan, creating a highly adaptable family home connected to its garden. The architecture develops a narrative around reverberation...

Keeping things simple – Canberra

Materially minimalist, geometrically powerful and yet refined in a simple linearity is the street presentation of this coolly-contemporary Canberra home designed by Collins Pennington Architects.
How deceptive, behind the inset entry between the garage and the study with its own side entry, is a large three-bedroom home ranging down a long sloping axis across three split levels.
Internally, the...

The gray apartment – Brazil

The gray apartment is the residence of Giuliano Marchiorato and his fiancée Mayara. The concept revolves around the life of the architect, who daily studies different finishes, textures and colours for his projects. The main elements chosen were black and white as the basis of thought, which follows the minimalist identity.
The ebonie wooden floor throughout the apartment...

Not screaming sustainability – Melbourne

The main challenge of the North South House was designing a double storey family house on a north south oriented site that allowed northern sun and light into all the living spaces. A new 4 bedroom family home in the Eastern Melbourne suburb of Box Hill South. The original post war weatherboard house was quaint but unremarkable and the project started as a...