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A deeper connection with nature – Melbourne

Tucked away in a cul-de-sac in Melbourne’s northern suburb of Northcote, Maxwell house is a high-tech eco-friendly home built for a young family of 5, plus their dog Otto, a miniature schnauzer. The Maxwell residence rethinks traditional suburban dwelling by allowing the occupants to indulge in a deeper connection with nature via Biophilic design. From internal courtyards to large windows, the well-balanced home centres around...

Creating flow in Melbourne

Located in Melbourne the Mulgoa house is a sequence of spaces that harness an interconnected relationship between the indoors and outdoors. Designed and built by Mckimm, the design ethos for the Mulgoa was to bring all elements of the home together to play a part in layering texture, tone and contrast. An interior with strong, moody elements through its choice...

Chestnut farm – UK

Chestnut farm is located in New Forest National Park, Hampshire , United Kingdom. The house is designed to enhance the well-being of the owners by creating a direct relationship with the landscape as you move through the building. The building is highly insulated and its orientation is maximised to benefit from solar gain. Positioned above the landscape requiring no concrete in construction, the house can be...

Black Point Residence – Canada

This expansive residence was designed for a retired couple looking for a summer home where their extended family could all gather and spend time together. Located in the harsh climate of the Northumberland Strait in Black Point, Nova Scotia, designed by Peter Braithwaite Studio, the architectural design pushes the limit of maritime vernacular seaside fishing and boat sheds. The building’s form...

Exploring immediate connection – Fremantle

The East Fremantle House is a contextually responsive addition to a heritage-cottage in suburban Perth. The most important part of this house is the space that is not built - specifically, a large northern void - a space for sun, light, sky, sound, and breeze to inhabit. The house then traces this edge, creating rooms with immediate connection to the conditions. On the northern face...

The Concrete House – UK

The Concrete House by Raw Architecture Workshop exposes the soft side of the concrete monolith, guiding viewers through an open family home full of natural light, mid-century furniture, art, and lush indoor greenery. Located in Lewes, county town of East Sussex in the United Kingdom, the raw surfaces of concrete walls, steel industrial fittings, leather antiques, and personal treasures change in...

Making a bold statements – St Kilda

Located in the iconic beachside location of St Kilda, this double storey Victorian terrace has been restored to its former grandeur by Melanie Beynon AD, whom aimed to provide their clients with a functional home that honoured its 19th century bones while drawing reference from the client’s passion for Parisian décor. The grand Victorian entry makes a bold statement...

Modernist and cubist – Portugal

Celorico de Basto is a small Portuguese town about an hour’s drive from Porto, this family house by local practice Hugo Pereira Arquitetos has been designed in dialogue with its natural surroundings, in particular the property’s cork oak trees which give Casa dos Sobreiros, or the Cork Oak House, its name. Portugal has the world's largest area of cork oak...

Practicing mindfulness – Iceland

This mindful holiday home is carefully placed on a densely overgrown hill sloping north in the direction of the great Lake Pingvallavatn in southwestern Iceland. On multiple levels, the otherworldly landscape has modeled the form of the building. Designed by Krads architects, the house is In dialogue with the terrain, the concrete foundation of the wooden house lies in three staggered...

Add a pinch of Cinnamon – Ireland

Ballsbridge is an affluent Dublin neighbourhood in Ireland filled with tree-lined avenues and beautiful Victorian red-brick estates, and Cinnamon Restaurant which is the city’s third venue of the eponymous brand. Local based interior design studio Kingston Lafferty Design have made the most of the property’s small footprint to create a multifunctional, engaging environment that is best described as playful and...