interiors

Fresh Surry Hills terrace

This project consists of restrained yet transformative alterations and additions to a two-storey terrace in Surry Hills, Sydney. CO-AP’s clients had lived in the house for a couple of years before approaching them for their renovations. The original late Victorian building was erected in 1873 for commercial use as a dressmaking premises, and from 1879 a grocer's...

A tranquil home – Glen Spey New York

This house in Glen Spey, New York, is composed of four semi-connected pavilions, focuses on spirituality and meditation. After years of intimate involvement with their Buddhist community in upstate New York, the spiritually-minded clients decided to plant roots closer to their Glen Spey temple. The expansive site, on 115 wooded acres, was chosen for its proximity to the temple, a short stroll away...

A chromatic division – Spain

The Borrell apartment is located on the first floor of a building built in 1925 in the Nova Esquerra district, Barcelona. It has 4 doors per landing, thus transforming the typical typology of a sequenced house into half floors. The structure of the house is made up of load-bearing walls and is distributed around two patios, with partitions that leave a corridor on...

Firebird – a sensorial journey

Designed as a sister restaurant to The Commune Group’s celebrated Hanoi Hannah restaurants, the brief for Firebird called for a bold yet approachable space with a hint of nostalgia, ultimately elevating Hanoi Hannah’s narrative to create a new identity. The restaurant was to be differentiated from its forerunners by celebrating the theatre of Vietnamese BBQ grilling, while adding some retro materiality and pop...

Maintaining a vintage vibe

This divine 1955 residence in Austin, United States, the Zilker neighbourhood was rescued by an insightful, young family looking to restore/renovate the home to fit their modern lifestyle, but intentionally maintain the vintage vibe.
A 1980s remodel left the house feeling cramped and heavy, but after finding the original blueprints (by mid-century architect Leonard Lundgren) the initial design intent inspired the renovation. Revived by...

Inspired by life – Saffron collection

Designer Rugs has added fresh new designs to its Saffron collection - an ever-growing collection of affordable, hand tufted and ready-made rugs designed by their talented in-house team. From florals to geometrics, these bold and joyful designs reflect what’s happening globally in colour and interior design.
Designer Rugs’ in-house team regularly creates new designs for the Saffron collection transforming their own unique visions, patterns,...

Sybil House – Red Hill

Situated on seven hectares in Red Hill, on Victoria’s Mornington Peninsula, Sybil is a place for gatherings, which consists of several separate buildings placed across the expansive site. The old ‘chook’ house has be re-imagined by Templeton Architecture and is now home to guest rooms, rumpus room, and workshop, to the former cottage with the main bedroom...

Kyneton House references the past

Kyneton House is an addition to a seventies brick home located on an elevated acre site with established gardens and mature exotic trees. Simply described the addition is a main bedroom suite with associated deck for entertaining with a cover carport and workshop under. The ambition for the design however was more complex than merely the usable spaces created.
The owners were looking to...

Playing with pigmented colour

Studio Ben Allen architects were keen to consider how the extension of a house in London Borough of Haringey, UK could demonstrate exemplary the use of pigmented patterned concrete as both structure and architectural finish. Green patterned columns and beams create a framework for the salmon colour structural wall panels of the first-floor bathroom. Internally the use of pigmented concrete continues...