Courtyard house Sri Lanka

Home to a young family with working parents the design had to offer a relaxing ambiance. The couple drive to Colombo, Sri Lanka for work from their home at Thalahena, Malabe and from the onset, they both wanted a level of privacy that would allow them to enjoy the outdoors; and the idea of a courtyard house was born.
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Boomerang house Austin

The High House located in Austin , United States, is configured as a boomerang to accentuate the natural curvature of the land. It perches at the brow of the hill in order to maximise the site’s 180 degree view. The street side of the home includes high walls to provide privacy while allowing plenty of light.
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Casa Aviv Tulum, Mexico

Discretely nestled in the verdant outskirts of Tulum, Mexico, a short distance from both the beach Casa Aviv is a contemporary holiday residence of minimalist rigour and handcrafted allure, effortlessly in tune with its natural surroundings. Local architecture studio CO-LAB Design Office have intimately connected indoor and outdoor spaces, both spatially and visually, to create a peaceful haven in...

Inspired by farmhouse living – Canada

Located on a large lot on a quiet tree lined street in Etobicoke, Toronto, sits what once was a tired bungalow, turned 2-storey contemporary single family dwelling, transformed by Ancerl Studio. The exterior facade is defined by a pair of symmetrical 2-storey peak additions that frame out the central grand entryway to the home. The clean, off-white...

The art of conversational living – Mornington Peninsula

Creative people yearn for environments that inspire, sparking conversations that lead to inspiration. Such was the brief for Paul's Place; a home that welcomes both work and play, blurring the line that divides them and facilitating the creation of art.
The originally up-cycled and relocated 1950s house has been completely renovated to its present utilitarian form, with features that hint to the accomplished script...

Desert house – Arizona

Nestled at the base of the Catalina mountains Arizona, United States adjacent to a protected peak, the Ventana House is a window on the desert. Designed by HK Associates Inc, the two-story dwelling rises from its mountainside setting like a geological outcropping, a rugged exterior form shaped from within by openings that afford panoramic views. Like a...

Patio House – Tel Aviv

Architect Meirav Galan designed the “Neve Tzedek Patio House” located in the historic Neve Tzedek neighbourhood of Tel Aviv. The townhouse, of which the extension and preservation was recently completed, was one of the first houses built in the picturesque neighbourhood at the end of the 19th century and was originally built as a one-story house with...

A textural 1970’s California-inspired home

Studio Hagen Hall has transformed a North London townhouse-turned-bedsit into a bright and textural 1970’s California-inspired home complete with a recording studio for a young musical couple. Recording artists Ben Garrett and Rae Morris fell in love with the bones, location, and well-established garden of the townhouse and immediately sought the expertise of Studio Hagen Hall after discovering their...

Bells Beach – Bones House

Positioned on a hilltop overlooking the iconic Bells Beach Surfing Reserve, located 100 km south-west of Melbourne, the Bones House involved alterations and additions to the existing dilapidated 3 bedroom residence on site. The existing footprint was largely re-used, with components of the original dwelling retained, whilst at the same time, completely re-imagining the building. Re-imagined by Torquay based No Comments Read more

The Foothills Residence

The Foothills Residence in Boulder, Colorado offers unobstructed views of the Rocky Mountain Foothills. Designed by Chicago based Tumu Studio the project aim was focused on creating a soft, comfortable feel within the home that reflected the clients’ desire for a serene and intimate retreat.
Part of the design included a 30? wide operable glass wall was installed...