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Home tour: A lush oasis rests at the heart of Casa Huolpoch in Mexico
Chukum is a gently textured finish named after its main ingredient (resin from chukum trees that are endemic to the Yucatan region of Mexico), which is mixed with limestone to create a type of stucco. At Casa Huolpoch, this finish dominates the exterior, particularly around the pool and on the facades of the two dwellings. […]
December 10, 2021
Home tour: Tsuruoka House in Tokyo by Kiyoaki Takeda Architects
As an architect who contributes to this alarming trend, Takeda set himself a personal challenge. He was driven to design a home in Tokyo – for humans – that could also support an ecosystem of plants, insects and wildlife. In turn, offsetting his impact on the natural environment and perhaps establishing a blueprint for future residences. […]
October 12, 2021
Brazil moderno: DN Apartment in São Paulo by BC Arquitetos
Described by the architects as a “gallery apartment” for its pared-back material selection, the project’s design concept was shepherded by modernist influences and “the narrative inspired by the contemporary and minimalistic poetry that guides the new way of living,” says BC Arquitetos co-founders Bruno Carvalho and Camila Avelar. DN Apartment in Brazil by BC Arquitetos […]
July 8, 2021
Reutov Design creates a pink and green apartment in New York City
Featuring tones of terracotta, dusty pink and a gamut of greens, it’s a fantastical place where Dmitry’s knack for carefully edited scenarios leans into an Instagram world, co-starring designer furniture and a cast of cactuses. “Creating this project I was inspired by nature, and the traditional architectural elements of Mexico with its bright colours,” Dmitry […]
July 1, 2021
Home tour: Memphis Milano apartment in Italy by Puntofilipino
Founded in 1980 by legendary design pioneer Ettore Sottsass, the future-focused Memphians were responsible for bringing unmissable colour, decoration and energy to the ’80s. They defined a post-modern look, creating everything from furniture and lighting to carpets and fabrics over a prolific seven-year period. Memphis Milano apartment in Italy by Puntofilipino Living up to its […]
June 30, 2021
Brooklyn’s famed brownstones inspired the Aesop Park Slope store
A corner entrance gives way to interior walls that weft in brownstone formation. Alcoves and corners emerge as areas of inhabitation and display; the negative space behind the walls becomes a place of repose for staff. In this way, the space’s choreography simulates the meandering experience of walking through the neighbourhood. Aesop Park Slope store […]
June 24, 2021
Beachside beauty: Pavilion Street residences in Queenscliff by SJB
The beautiful colour and weathered texture of brick provided the ready (and obvious) answer to the client’s brief for a local material that could withstand exposure to coastal conditions. The ‘Emperor’ brick in Ghost from Krause Bricks was selected for its handmade variation in texture and array of colours, from warm blondes to violet hues, […]
June 17, 2021
Home tour: New meets old at the hands of Channon Architects and Burton Architects
3 House by Channon Architects and Burton Architects explores the pragmatic versatility of masonry in medium density housing on small lots. Comprising an office, a granny flat and a family home, the project focusses on an adaptive plan, where the functions of its self-contained spaces can change when needed. Located on a corner block in New Farm, Brisbane, the site was already occupied by a four-room workers’ cottage. The reimagined cottage was the first dwelling to be developed, becoming an office with a granny flat and car park tucked underneath, followed by a separate 3-bedroom house with two-car garage constructed at the rear.
May 13, 2021
Stokes 14: Architect William Smart’s creative studio in Sydney
Located a short commute from Sydney's centre, Alexandria is a burgeoning suburb with industrial origins, observable by its skyline of sawtooth roofs, exposed trusses and utilitarian facades. For local Australian architect William Smart, creative director of Smart Design Studio, the conservation movement at the northern end of the precinct offered immense appeal.
March 2, 2021
Soaring ‘Skyhomes’ join the site of Australia’s most expensive residence
Guided by property developer Lendlease, One Sydney Harbour sees the reunion of Pritzker Prize-winning architect Renzo Piano and interior designer Daniel Goldberg, founder and creative director at State of Craft. The two design visionaries previously collaborated in 2012 on both The Shard and Shard Place in London. The One Sydney Harbour site is already known as the home to the most expensive residence in Australia – the penthouse of Residences One was sold for over AU$140 million. But it’s the buzz that surrounds Residences Two, the next step in the harbourside development, that’s capturing renewed attention.
February 26, 2021