interiors

Naminapu Maymuru-White Exhibition

One of the acclaimed “Bark Ladies” from the Buku-Larrngay Mulka Centre in Northeast Arnhem Land, is currently the focus of a major exhibition at the National Gallery of Victoria until 25th April 2022), Naminapu Maymuru-White was born in 1952 and began painting at the age of 12. Almost 60 years later she continues to inspire, with her latest presentation.
Taught by her father, Nänyin...

Villa Apollon Greece

Taking its cues from the landscape around it, Villa Apollon by Block722 sits on the southern edge of the Greek island of Lefkada. The project, completed in early 2021, merges contemporary architecture with nature, making the most of its context. Planted roof and subterranean building techniques were used to restore the landscape to its original form, with the minimum possible intervention, re-creating vegetated...

Limestone house in Toorak

Set in the leafy Melbourne suburb of Toorak, the brief called for John Wardle Architects to create a house that can generate, capture and provide everything it needs on site. A house that minimises its environmental impact beyond the site, while also creating a generous and delightful living environment. An outer shell of...

A masterful orchestration of architecture + art

Housed in a 18th century grand townhouse, in the heart of Saint-Germain-des-Prés, the meticulously renovated house showcases Charles Zana sense of balance and orderliness, as well as his keen eye for mixing and matching ostensibly clashing pieces. Unfolding over two floors, plus a basement level, the revamped interiors mix traditional and contemporary elements that...

Urals mountain villas

On the eastern side of the Urals mountain ranges in Russia, nature makes herself felt, seen and heard at all times of the year. Amid the towering pines and birches of a secluded golf course sits the YEK Villas. The two geometrically sharp villas create the impression that they are levitating above ground. Designed by Open AD, the buildings’ presence is felt,...

Perforated house

Most typical houses in Singapore are street-fronting and closely packed together with neighbouring houses, the brief for AR43 Architects was to design a house that would maintain a certain level of privacy for the owner, yet still be open to greenery, ventilation, and natural light. The new house was detached from its neighbouring semi-detached house,...

McCrae Bush House – Victoria

Located on a long and sloping site along the Mornington Peninsula, the McCrae Bush house is a dwelling that was inspired by its unique surrounding context of native bushland and the close proximity of Port Phillip Bay. Located on the highest point of the site towards the rear so as to take advantage of the water and treetop views, the curved driveway approach...

Golden Ash house – Melbourne

Before Bryant Alsop transformed the Golden Ash house it was in disrepair, with cabinetry falling apart, leaking roofs, and a dead possum in the skylight! Initial thoughts were to do a minor upgrade but it quickly became apparent that this Edwardian gem needed a little more love and a complete makeover to create a long-term...

Victorian bush getaway – Revisited

The Buxton house is a bush retreat getaway set on a 20 hectare property overlooking the Black Range State Forest 100km north east of Melbourne. Designed by Format Architects, the house is defined by its large and deep overhanging roof designed to offer shade and protection from the elements. The plan is arranged around a glass walled open plan living...

Hidden house – Revisited

NCaved is a house located on a small secluded rocky cove on Serifos Island, Greece seemingly hovering just above sea level and appears to disappear into the rugged cliff-side. The need to create a protected shelter, at a location of disarming view, but openly exposed to strong north winds, led Mold Architects to the decision to drill the slope, instead...