architecture

Connection between the architecture and landscape

Distinguished Melbourne based Allan Powell's projects are timeless masterpieces that respond to each site. Employing the use of handmade and everyday materials that will improve with age creating stunning spaces set amongst gardens. Its this connection between the architecture and landscape that I love considering all aspects for both external and internal spaces. Loving AP ! [caption id="attachment_4413" align="aligncenter" width="500"] No Comments Read more

the lakeside shelter and the desert outpost

Seattle based Olson Kundig Architects  idea for the cabin is that of a lakeside shelter in the woods, a little box with a big windows that opens to the surrounding landscape. The cabin’s big window-wall  opens the entire living space to the forest and lake. The materials selection are low maintenance concrete block, steel, concrete floors and plywood in keeping with the notion of a...

keeping the palette of materials to a minimum

ODOS architects based in Dublin Ireland keep the palette of materials to a minimum to enhance the clarity and simplicity of their designs. The constant questioning of how people work, rest and play in today's society is the fundamental driving force behind the practice. ODOS believe their clients deserve to be challenged and that buildings need to inspire their occupants instilling a sense of curiosity...

The skirt & rock house by MCK

Perched on a hill overlooking Vaucluse House in Sydney's eastern suburbs is a modest bungalow which has been updated and extended by MCK architects. A large rock that sat in the hill to the rear of the house became the focal and pivotal natural element in the new architectural composition.With the underlying philosophy of relative modesty, the new form is setback, maintaining existing amenity. The...

Brazilian visionary

What is it about Brazilian design? I just can’t get enough especially when it comes to Marcio Kogan the visionary behind MK27 design studio. His projects are simply flawless working with preformed concrete, timbers, textures and perfect scale. His architecture is rich and luxurious as I am sure are his clients. I find his projects glamorous, elegant, restrained yet very exciting. [caption id="attachment_4105" align="aligncenter" width="508"]

San Fran beach house

San Francisco based  Scavullo Design was inspired by the rugged coastline & vegetation of this plot selecting finishes that capture it's surrounds. With the homes exterior clad in red cedar shingles exudes charm and works nicely against the sea-grass, allowing the home to sit peacefully overlooking the Pacific Ocean . The "H" form plan, with a living room in the middle, and wings to create...

what’s in the basement?

Where do you go when expanding an apartment …… down into the basement? That’s exactly what Skaara design studio in Olso Norway did adding a new basement section with integrated stairway in order to gain extra floor space. The wall serves to collect and unite the internal staircase with all the other functions; cabinets, closets, kitchen cupboards, a niche with TV in the living room...

Discovering caia di lizio

Established in 2008, caia di lizio is the partnership between Nicolina Caia and Tania Di Lizio they work across many sectors from high-end residential, to retail fit-outs, hospitality, commercial developments and small renovations. Successful material combinations and carefully considered spatial planning and a clear vision towards design outcomes are the driving principles behind caia di lizio's designs. The Barry Street residence a renovation and extension...

Arqui + Architecture Portugal

Arqui + Architecture is a Design is a practice located in in the Algarve Portugal, led by Architect Vasco Vieira. Arqui+ aims to change the face of the architecture in the Algarve searching for quality design and innovation, creating works that are completely contemporary, yet maintaining the essence of the Algarve with the use of minimalistic materials and quality of light employed. With spacious interior...

Notting Hill home

Behind a conventional terraced frontage sits a new build house in Notting Hill by Seth Stein Architects. The terrace extends 26m in depth with accommodation arranged around an internal courtyard and terraces. The house utilizes solar heating, photovoltaics and rainwater harvesting in order to achieving the highest British energy rating. Designed in the signature minimalist style of Seth Stein Architects the materials are honest and...