Tag Archives: minimal design

Creating a house of calm

This multi-award winning house has been inspired by the Scottish blackhouse, a traditional type of house which used to be common in Scotland around 150 years ago, but abstracted in to modern architecture. The client inherited the croft from his mother, and he wanted to build a home that connected with the landscape and the local heritage.
It is a house built for a...

An uncompromising glass box

Villa Kogelhof is built on a deserted agricultural estate. The estate is part of a program initiated by the government, which aims to connect regional ecological zones throughout the country-side in the Netherlands. The current owner bought the site, once farmland, seven years ago. It is a protected habitat for animals and plants. Permission to build a house on the land was given only on...

The light box

After living in Sydney for many years I saw first hand the challenges...

Barcelona Winner

This stunning apartment in Barrio Gotico, Barcelona by British firm David Kohn Architects has recently won World Interior of the Year in Singapore. The apartment, designed for two brothers, has taken on the triangular form of the building it is housed in and translated it into an impressive tiled floor that, through a gradual change in colour, delineates the brother’s separate areas – red for...