interior design

Chestnut farm – UK

Chestnut farm is located in New Forest National Park, Hampshire , United Kingdom. The house is designed to enhance the well-being of the owners by creating a direct relationship with the landscape as you move through the building. The building is highly insulated and its orientation is maximised to benefit from solar gain. Positioned above the landscape requiring no concrete in construction, the house can be...

Black Point Residence – Canada

This expansive residence was designed for a retired couple looking for a summer home where their extended family could all gather and spend time together. Located in the harsh climate of the Northumberland Strait in Black Point, Nova Scotia, designed by Peter Braithwaite Studio, the architectural design pushes the limit of maritime vernacular seaside fishing and boat sheds. The building’s form...

Exploring immediate connection – Fremantle

The East Fremantle House is a contextually responsive addition to a heritage-cottage in suburban Perth. The most important part of this house is the space that is not built - specifically, a large northern void - a space for sun, light, sky, sound, and breeze to inhabit. The house then traces this edge, creating rooms with immediate connection to the conditions. On the northern face...

The Concrete House – UK

The Concrete House by Raw Architecture Workshop exposes the soft side of the concrete monolith, guiding viewers through an open family home full of natural light, mid-century furniture, art, and lush indoor greenery. Located in Lewes, county town of East Sussex in the United Kingdom, the raw surfaces of concrete walls, steel industrial fittings, leather antiques, and personal treasures change in...

Judging panel for the 2021 Dulux Colour Awards announced

The judging panel for the 2021 Dulux Colour Awards has been announced, marking the 35th year of celebrating masterful and sophisticated use of colour across interior and exterior commercial, public and residential spaces. Leading experts from Australia and New Zealand’s Architecture and Interior Design industries will comprise: Jefa Greenaway, Director of Greenaway Architects; Melissa Bright Director of Studio Bright; Patrick Loo, Director of Common Space...

Living harmoniously – Germany

The idyllic town of Margrethausen, Germany, is embedded in the gently rolling hills of the Swabian Alb. The sloping property on the edge of the village offers an unobstructed view southwards over meadows and forests. This special location prompted Untertrifaller Architects to glaze the entire south side of the saddle roof house right up to the gable. An essential goal...

Lac Tremblant House – Canada

Located on Lac Tremblant, one of Quebec’s much loved lakes, Alain Carle Architects believed the site presented features as spectacular as they were restrictive. Very steep terrain and high rock cliffs allowed few options for implementation or access on the site. A very large flat rock cap on the edge of the lake was chosen and allowed creation...

Birds and the Bees – from House of Heras

After the runaway success of the first collection in 2018, I am thrilled to present a second rug collection from House of Heras – ‘Birds and the Bees’. This collection explores Australian fauna and flora, which is sure to create a buzz (pardon the pun) in the interiors space! Designer Rugs are well known for their compelling designs...

Home for a purveyor of furniture

The Polyphonic Apartment has been created for a purveyor of furniture. Italy was a favourite stopping ground for the Indian based client. The client asked OpenIdeas to create an environment that could serve as a showcase for the different brands he was associated with in a setting with distinct western sensibilities. While the fundamental objective was to present a curated mix...

Lake Nagambie lake house

Located on the picturesque Lake Nagambie waterfront in central Victoria. In this semi-rural context the land gently slopes down to the water, towering mature river gum trees are dotted along the shore and distant views across the lake provide a natural backdrop to family life. Not withstanding great views and the site's natural beauty, the lake is south facing and therefore not ideal (southern hemisphere) for...