interior design

An environmental response

House of calm on a windswept promontory sitting on the promontory of this windswept dune and rock peninsula in the Western Cape, South Africa, a modern dwelling that maximises views of the ocean and mountains was erected several years ago. Jenny Mills Architects were challenged by this Atlantic Ocean house design and were briefed to adopt a starkly exposed...

A generational home – NZ

The clients of Birch Park NZ, envisioned the project as a generational home, for their own children, grandparents, and greater family in general. It was important to incorporate and interpret aspects of Chilean and Japanese design philosophies into the project.
After much collaboration with Matter Architects the home was resolved as a series of pavilions, interlocking with the...

Hopetoun Toorak

A luxury development located in Toorak , Australia has been created as a light filled sanctuary with a pared back delicate aesthetic that connects to the tree lined streets of Toorak.
The project consists of a luxury residence on the ground floor and a penthouse set over 3 levels, although the design palette was consistent with both, each home has its own unique design...

Himmel Trial House – Paraguay

Himmel Trial House is a retirement home, the owners found the ideal spot in a remote region of Paraguay, South America. The project aim was to create a home in which the main character would not be the architecture but the landscape itself. Having the advantage of a 360° view of the mountain range, designing the house was not an arduous task. Designed...

Drenched in marigold – Santa Monica

Los Angeles home goods brand, Goodies’, recently opened their newest store in Santa Monica. Goodies tapped architects and long-time collaborators, Sheft Farrace to bring the space to life - the relationship dates back to 2017 when they designed their first pop-up on Los Angeles’ Melrose Place. Following its success, they designed Goodies’ inaugural brick & mortar store...

Vake park apartment – Tbilisi

Tbilisi is the capital of the country of Georgia. Its cobblestoned old town reflects a long, complicated history, with periods under Persian and Russian rule. Its diverse architecture encompasses Eastern Orthodox churches, ornate art nouveau buildings and Soviet Modernist structures. Looming over it all are Narikala, a reconstructed 4th-century fortress, and Kartlis Deda, an iconic statue of the “Mother of Georgia.”
The surroundings and...

Cliff hanger – Acapulco

Acapulco is one of the first’s ports and shipyard during the colonial era, form where naval expeditions departed to new territories like the Philippines, Baja California or Peru. With this historical background and its nearness to Mexico City, Acapulco became one of the tourist world meccas during the second half of the XX century.
Sea Club Punta Marqués straddles the seafront to the Pacific...

Wandsworth Cottage London

Wandsworth Cottage was built in the late 19th century as part of a large new estate in South London, a small Victorian terrace house originally built as a modest workers’ cottage. The house was in a tired state and there were structural issues that needed to be addressed, justifying the opportunity for Patalab Architecture to fundamentally rearrange...

The Quirk – a gallery hotel

Quirk is a gallery hotel, designed by ARCHITECTUREFIRM, to create an inclusive environment for the appreciation of art within a unique hospitality setting. The hotel strives to create connections to local artists displayed throughout the venue and in the on-site gallery, using art to extend this exclusivity to locals as well as travelers and to act as...

Dulux Colour Awards 2021 WINNERS

The exceptional displays of innovative colour use were showcased this week as the winning projects of the 2021 Dulux Colour Awards were announced via a virtual, live-streamed Gala Event on the Dulux website. Selected from an outstanding 437 entries from Australia and New Zealand, the award-winning projects across the six categories are truly remarkable, with colour use by the architects and designers a...