interiors

Flood Zone house

Located on the banks of the River Loddon, a tributary of the Thames near Wargrave in Berkshire, the house sits within Flood Zone with a potential flood depth of 1.17m in the worst-case scenario. In order to plan for such a scenario, John Pardey Architects placed the house on stilts which raises the house by 2.2m above...

Driving a dialogue with human intimacy

Within the folding hills of its hinterland site of Federal, a village in the Northern Rivers region of New South Wales. The Federal House acts as both experiential containers for this place and as a conditioning object, consciously aware of its outsider status within the traditional ownership and legacy of this landscape. The project was considered as a vehicle for a relationship between...

Monumental forms

Megabudka Architects believes one of the most important issues of modern architecture in Russia is the lack of identity. Nowadays, Russian architects often imitate contemporary colleagues from other countries. As a result, national identity is completely absent in the newly created environment.
The studio carried out research and, as a result, developed their own vision of what they...

Amplifing the historic vibe

The Weaver Loft project in Iran had many obstacles to overcome, but the main one was how to transform a textile factory into an enticing residential house. Like many other historic building renovation projects, Ravagh Atelier found a key challenge was preserving the spirit and the original fabric of the building while injecting a contemporary feel to...

Costa Rica Oasis

A tropical Oasis with teak roof and screens blends inside & outside boundaries connecting people to nature. Studio Saxe was commissioned to design two beach houses in the beautiful town of Santa Teresa in Costa Rica. The studio decided to blend the tropical jungle into the houses whilst creating a bioclimatic comfort for people to enjoy the outdoor...

Sculptural ceramics

The Cersaie tile fair is like the Milan Furniture fair for tiles and is a major event on the design calendar. The perspective of this event space entailed a challenge both for the design studio Masquespacio and Roca Tile as a manufacturer, as it is far from the conventional functionality sought in this exhibition, trying to transform...

Textures House

Located in San Francisco, Argentina is the aptly named Textures House. Designed by Roberto Benito architects, the studio pursues to achieve textural architecture which is reflected throughout this house. The significance given to materiality, represented by the nakedness and honesty of some natural finishes, makes it acquire a great relevance in expressiveness. Volumetrically, it is made up...

Historic Los Feliz – LA

This 1912 home, previously used as a talent guest house in Los Angeles for the movie studio across the street, features Mission and Moroccan elements which are also distinctly modern in their feel. Warren Techentin Architecture aimed to retain and restore these details, but also transitionally modernise them. A number of small additions were made to...

The Mowhay house

Designed to take maximum advantage of the changes to UK Permitted Development rules brought in during 2013, The Mowhay house more than doubled the area of the original building and now provides enough space for two families to holiday together without stepping on each other’s toes.
The new annexe extends beyond the back of the former cart shed and the new roof slopes down...

A peaceful palette-Balmain Bay

With expansive views over Balmain Bay, NSW and centred around an existing weeping gum tree, the design for Balmain East Residence starts at street level where the walkway and entry is a journey of continuously descending deep within the terrain of the site; connecting street to bay. Thodey Design Architects, a husband and wife team, approached the...