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Canvas House: co-living quarters for expats by Ministry of Design
The colonial shophouse buildings of Singapore, so-named due to the shared retail and residential functions, evolved from the early 19th century. With a restricted budget and only four months to complete the project, MOD opted to blanket Canvas House with an all-white veil, a brave move that Colin says, “blurs the distinction between new and […]
Interior Design
August 7, 2020
Home tour: A contemporary house in Subiaco with quaint cottage appeal
Subiaco House, however, is far from cliché. Designed and coordinated from nearly 4500 kilometres away by Brisbane-based architecture practice Vokes and Peters, the two-storey family abode is located on a prominent corner block and wears a distinctive bell-shaped ‘top hat’ clad in petite terracotta shingles. At ground level, the suburban home engages politely with the […]
Architecture
August 6, 2020
Home tour: A concrete house in Singapore with lush tropical gardens
Appearing like a mirage in the metropolis, the property is situated in a Singaporean landed housing estate that hails from the 1980s. Zoom out and within a 1.5-kilometre radius the new dwelling is surrounded by typical low- and high-rise housing estates. Within the same radius, Stark House also rubs shoulders with Changi Prison, Changi Airport […]
Architecture
August 3, 2020
Five (or so) minutes with interior designer Tamsin Johnson
Ten years after going solo, and with a line-up of impressive interior design projects now under her belt in locations from Sydney and Melbourne to Byron Bay and Paris, Tamsin Johnson caught up with DAN for a quick chat to speak about what’s next in her busy schedule, including a hotel in Marrakesh and publishing […]
Interior Design
July 30, 2020
Public voting for New York’s prestigious Architizer A+Awards is now open
Since early January when the awards program opened to submissions, many, if not most, aspects of daily goings-on around the globe are markedly different from those that surrounded last year’s announcement. But one key message remains the same: Architizer’s commitment to highlighting the most pressing issues facing architecture and design today. News highlights The Architizer […]
Architecture
July 28, 2020
Video: Introducing DAN!
Daily Architecture News is Australia’s latest architecture and design platform, dedicated to showcasing the best of the best from around the corner and around the globe.  Each day on DAN, you’ll discover trending news and amazing homes, meet incredible architects, designers and artists, plus find out what’s hot, what’s new, hear all about designer collaborations – and more.  […]
News
July 23, 2020
Pitch perfect: Utah’s luxury tented pavilions
The first of its kind in this region, the breathtaking holiday destination is pitched on a private 55-hectare stretch of rugged wilderness in the heart of Utah’s slotted-canyon desert, about a 30-minute hike from its big sister resort, Amangiri. For campers who fancy reaching the facilities of neighbouring Amangiri sooner – or without breaking a sweat […]
Architecture
July 22, 2020
Koichi Takada and Lat27 envision the world’s greenest residential building
News highlights A plant-covered, 30-storey residential tower has been proposed for South Bank in Brisbane, designed by Koichi Takada and landscape architects Lat27. Called The Urban Forest, the ‘vertical park’ is being marketed by developer Aria Property Group as the world’s greenest residential tower. The Urban Forest is planned to include a 1350 square metre […]
Architecture
July 21, 2020
Vokes and Peters wins The Robin Dods Award at the Queensland Architecture Awards
News highlights Winners of the Queensland Architecture awards have been announced via a digital ceremony. Among the many winners, Vokes and Peters have received the Robin Dods Award for Casuarina House. All projects that received a ‘named’ award or a state award at the Queensland event are eligible for the Australian Institute of Architects National […]
Architecture
July 21, 2020
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In luxury we trust: The heritage home of Hermès Sydney
Relocating from its Elizabeth Street premises in Sydney, the brand has drawn back the curtains on its new 800 square metre emporium sited within the Trust Building at the intersection of King Street and Castlereagh Street. The new location – dubbed the city’s first pioneering skyscraper – was reportedly purchased for $105 million in 2019. […]
Architecture
July 21, 2020