architecture

Restoring architectural identity

Casa dos Gelados consists of the rehabilitation, expansion, and interior design of a building from the 1920s, located in the historic center of the city of Olhão, Portugal. Having the building already undergone some changes in the past, this intervention by Sena Architects was intended to restore spatial and architectural identity as well as quality,...

Inspired by rice fields – Expat Roasters

Launched by Expat Roasters, whom are residents of Ubud, Bali, they work closely and respectfully with Balinese farmers and producers to source finest local product to compliment their nomadic collections of beans around the globe.
The brief for Sydney based interior architects X+O the new bar and restaurant was to bring to life the EXPAT Roasters...

Taking a practical approach

The main design concept for this residential project located in London, UK came from the clients practical need for storage. The solution was initially derived as two joinery ‘edges’ that ran along the ground floor external walls – one pushing towards the front of the property into the living room and the other pushing out from the kitchen into the rear garden.

A Grade II Listed farmhouse is given a new life

An extensive refurbishment, reconfiguration and contemporary extension to a Grade II Listed farmhouse and barn in Kent UK. Gregory Phillips Architects reconfigured the ground floor plan and added a contemporary glazed extension housing the new kitchen, the property now provides the family with an arrangement suited to open plan living, while maximising views of the idyllic...

Taking a minimalistic approach

This Cape Town pied-à-terre, near to the V&A Waterfront’s Silo Precinct, was conceptualised as a blank canvas for the owner’s growing collection of South African and African art. The precinct is anchored by the Zeitz MOCAA, which is not only the most significant art museum in the world dedicated to artists from Africa and the diaspora but is also a local architectural landmark...

An immersive hotel experience

Four cabins are nestled into the forested foothills of Tangshan, China designed to blend into the natural landscape offering guests an immersive experience suffused with nature’s primal beauty and meditative sensibility.
Tangshan is famous for its hot springs which have been attracting visitors since antiquity as numerous 6th century poems attest. Combined with the scenic landscape, historical sites and proximity to a major city...

Kyah Boutique Hotel and Skheme Tiles – Blue Mountains

Nestled in the serene Blue Mountains, newly renovated, and renamed Kyah Boutique Hotel has undergone a tasteful and elegant architectural transformation by MKD Architects
Drawing inspiration from coastal Palm Springs with a mix of Blue Mountains Bohemian, Kyah features classic pastels tones with a dramatic splash of wood and leather, playfully mixing clashing tones into something unique yet comforting.
Throughout the entrance, main lobby, and...

Living in a natural valley environment

Immersed in an abundant natural valley environment, the project is located a few hours from Mexico City near Valle de Bravo, a place set apart by its splendid flora and fauna. Casa Chulavista is a gated residential complex built within the facilities of Rancho Chipicas, an enclosure for the agriculture of organic products as well as other farm activities. 
As an intervention of a pre-existing...

Villa Apollon Greece

Taking its cues from the landscape around it, Villa Apollon by Block722 sits on the southern edge of the Greek island of Lefkada. The project, completed in early 2021, merges contemporary architecture with nature, making the most of its context. Planted roof and subterranean building techniques were used to restore the landscape to its original form, with the minimum possible intervention, re-creating vegetated...