architecture

Mimicking nature

Located in Medallin, Colombia, the main objective for ALH Taller de Arquitectura for this home for its 4 family members was to find the continuous relationship of the spaces with the exterior, making the forest surrounding the project the main player and attraction. With this in mind there are overtures in the volumes accompanied by floor-to-ceiling stained-glass windows, allowing the connection...

nido house – Melbourne

The project has been coined from the Italian word “nido” meaning bird’s nest or kindergarten, so fitting for a project that developed from its mid-twentieth century migrant history in the area of Melbourne’s Princes Hill which borders Carlton.The home was purchased as a desire to return to the original place of origin when the client’s grandparents first migrated from Italy to Australia. This...

2022 Australian Interior Design Awards shortlisted has been revealed

The 2022 Australian Interior Design Awards shortlisted has been revealed, with 184 projects recognised across the country for excellence in interior design.
Returning for its 19th year, the Australian Interior Design Awards are known as the country’s leading industry-based awards program. The event celebrates the work of Australia’s finest design minds across residential, commercial and public sectors, with projects recognised both domestically and internationally.
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Uncovering the past – Madrid

Next to the Quinta de Fuente del Berro Park, in Madrid, Spain on a street bordered by Castaños de Indias, we find the Berro House which was built in the late 1920s. The house, which was once the residence of the acclaimed sculptor Jorge de Oteiza in the 1950s, was very deteriorated, and its facade had undergone numerous modifications.
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Bayside terrace in Melbourne

Located on a small residential site in the bayside suburb of Middle Park, Melbourne, Australia, this project sought to renovate and restore a single fronted Victorian terrace house as well as provide additional accommodation to the rear. Due to the heritage status of the existing building this prompted Chan Architecture to design the new works to minimise...

The retreat house

Located on a lush, previously undeveloped site in Playa Grande in the Dominican Republic, The Retreat House, designed by New York-based architecture studio Young Projects, sits at the cusp of a dense jungle on one side, and a pristine beach on the other. Known as “Casa Las Olas,” the 20,000-square-foot holiday home is designed to take advantage...

Wandering Walls Bed and Breakfast

On an ocean front mountain top between tall grasses and acacia forests, rugged curvaceous walls blur the boundaries between architecture and landscape to define public and private spaces of an 8 room Taiwan retreat. The retreat, thus named Wandering Walls, is a building where the walls “wander” throughout like flowing ribbons. The remote location is susceptible to gale-force winter winds, sea salt and...

Stone house – Greece

The residential home Monolith House, consists of two stone houses, is organised around two towers, placed in the plot so as to also allow a dynamic arrangement of the outdoor spaces and the entrances to the houses, and to define additional outdoor spaces. The modern tower-houses are designed to be in close connection with the natural landscape – just as is the case...