Tag Archives: modern

Diamond Tree Villa – Italy

Diamond Tree is a villa designed by 3ndy Studio for a family in Ponzano Veneto, Italy in between the residential and rural north-west areas of Treviso. All paths inside the villa are continuous with no confines nor interruptions, so that the inhabitants can move freely without passing through any doors from one room to another. The main bedroom is separated...

Modern Melbourne

If there’s one thing I’ve known since I started working in design is that I am mad for timber panelling. It was natural then that I was drawn to this project by Inglis Architects in Melbourne's lush suburb of Toorak. Apart from the panelling however, this house also shows the apt ability of the architects to make full use of...

Central Park duplex

This duplex penthouse designed by David Hotson Architects in association with Legorretta+Legorretta overlooks Central Park. The elegant minimalistic home features a blackened steel stairway suspended from the upper level structure.  The suspended stairway hangs over a stunning marble plinth which transitions into stairs and pond occupying the entry hall of the loft and lower level living space.  The warm oak floors and painted red walls...

coastal Ireland

This house by Niall McLaughlin Architects is set in a landscape of exceptional natural beauty located in Goleen Ireland. Resembling stone origami the linear pavilions step down the 1.6m fall of the site creating a meandering path through the house from the entrance on the west to the living space and sea views to the east. A series of magnificently designed and crafted pitched roofs...

Flinders beach house

The brief was to design a holiday home which would become a semi permanent home in the future. Designed by Melbourne based studio Inarc Architects the building sits on top of an escarpment in the seaside township of Flinders drinking up the vast views over the often rugged coast of Bass Strait. The site is located on a transition point between on a landslip-affected site,...

the existing Edwardian

This family home designed by Melbourne based Jackson Clements Burrows Architects involved the design of alterations and addition to an existing Edwardian house of some historical significance which is located in an area with a heritage overlay. The idea of the house was organised around finding a compatible but distinctive relationship between the existing interior and the new addition and the existing external form and...

the Wolf house

Designed for the architect himself Taras Wolf of Wolf Architects; his brief was to create a sustainable home to house his family and the things he loves to collect. Turning a 1949 yellow brick house located in leafy suburb of Chadstone into a commanding  three-story dwelling.  Each level is split into multiple rooms allowing fluid movement through a series of interconnecting spaces rather than clearly...

a country house NSW Australia

This project, on a property in NSW designed by Virginia Kerridge Architects, takes its inspiration from the spectacular ridge-lines running in parallel on either side of the site, with roof planes tilting up in homage to the mountains beyond. The main house was designed around an original stone cottage and two additional houses for either guests or workers have been created. The workers cottages are...

jewl box on the majestic Hudson River

The place is of profound tranquility where after a day of rain and fog an intense light reflects in the stilled mirror of the majestic Hudson River´s deep waters. A place where the air is clean and calm. Design studio Alberto Campo Baezane says, " its a place that is very close to heaven". In this gorgeous "jewel box" like house is a large long...

a new life

After life as a church this former church in the Netherlands played home to a antique showroom, conference space and concert hall. Its most recent incarnation serves as a glorious home created by Zecc architects. The clever and thoughtful redesign of the church emphasize the spatial qualities with the 1st floor which has been inserted in sections so the soaring cathedral is still...