interiors

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...

Melbourne Central Revitalisation

Conceived as a series of distinct interiors that provide respite from the constant energy and movement along the main retail spine, Kosloff Architecture worked with GPT to revitalise the ‘interstitial spaces’ at Melbourne Central shopping precinct as well as the most private of public spaces, taking bathroom amenities to another level. The materiality and lighting play counterpoint...

Feeling beachy – Sunshine Coast

Caloundra Townhouses was a joint venture between Jasper Brown Architects and Brisbane practice Open Architecture Studio for four new townhouses on a site in Caloundra on the Sunshine Coast.
The four townhouses on Cooma Terrace are arranged over five levels, each one having a combined internal and external area of 330 SQM. They have been carefully designed to...

A 1956 revival – Austin

In 1956, Austin based architects Fehr and Granger designed a wood and glass house to hover above the ground beneath a future cathedral of live oaks. Their design left only a minimal backyard on the steeply sloped site. The emphatic lines, limestone base and gracefully pitched roof of the structure embodied the modern architecture of the day. Inside, a back-switching stair bisected the...