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Blasón warehouse conversion in Madrid by Burr Studio 
Blasón warehouse conversion in Madrid by Burr Studio  In an effort to salvage and – perhaps most importantly – preserve remnants of Madrid’s industrial past, Burr Studio has established Elements for Industrial Recovery, a project series that the architects hope will influence how others approach changes to the city’s built environment. “Our proposals aim to become […]
July 4, 2022
Dulux Colour Awards 2022: All the winners revealed
Of all the tricks in a designer's toolkit, paint is perhaps the most transformative. This is on display each year through the Dulux Colour Awards – a celebration of antipodean architecture and interior design where the power of paint has been harnessed to spectacular effect. From a robotic laboratory in Australia to the magnificent Eden View residence in New Zealand, the winning entries of the 2022 awards continue to raise the bar set by former champions.
Commercial Design
July 1, 2022
MVRDV to transform iconic Centraal Beheer building into housing
The Centraal Beheer building was a revolution in office design when it opened in 1972. Hertzberger’s design consists of four quadrants, divided by two central “streets” that form the social heart of the building. By consistently repeating and adjusting the basic element – a 9-metre cube – the building acquired its distinctive form and remarkable interior. Half a century […]
Residential Design
July 1, 2022
Open to the elements: A tropical brutalist villa in Bali
A minimalist facade with a curved wall clad in cream tiles serves as a slip entrance to the villa and was inspired by the arched ceilings of Sydney’s train tunnels, a feature the Australian owner researched as part of the project. At the top of the site are two bedrooms followed by a decline of […]
June 14, 2022
Under construction: Valley in Amsterdam by MVRDV
The arrival of Valley is part of Amsterdam’s ambition to rebalance this particular area of the city’s strong business focus by bringing in more residential appeal, transforming the region into a liveable and “complete” urban quarter. Designed by local Dutch architecture office MVDRV for EDGE Technologies, the 75,000-square-metre mixed-use Valley precinct contains apartments, shops, offices, […]
May 20, 2022
Home tour: House of Remembrance in Singapore by Neri&Hu
In this project, dubbed the House of Remembrance, Neri&Hu has explored how notions of communal living and collective memory can be expressed spatially. The original site featured a lush vegetated edge that formed a natural green buffer along the perimeter, a feature that the designers have retained. The previous house was built in the style […]
May 13, 2022
Eulalia warehouse conversion in Madrid by Burr Studio
The Eulalia warehouse conversion is part of a project series, titled Elements for Industrial Recovery, which responds to the gradual decline of industrial activity in Madrid’s centre over the last 30 years. Developed by Burr Studio’s leaders, Elena Fuertes, Ramón Martínez, Álvaro Molins and Jorge Sobejano, this “strategic toolset” places the protection of the city’s […]
April 27, 2022
Boomerang House in Brisbane by Joe Adsett Architects
Boomerang consists of five bedrooms, including a parents’ retreat, five bathrooms, a four-car garage, underground wine cellar, upper-level lounge and a light filled downstairs living area. The enormous square-shaped block also facilitates a 9-metre swimming pool and tennis court for the whole family to enjoy. With oversized windows featuring throughout the home, the remarkably light-filled […]
April 8, 2022
Inside the Watermans Residences at Barangaroo South by Renzo Piano
Factoring in the strong demand for a piece of the pie at One Sydney Harbour, including expressions of interest from a hush-hush VIP database, Lendlease has brought forward the on-market launch of its third and final tower at the site. Given the title Watermans Residences in honour of its proximity to Waterman’s Cove, the tower […]
April 1, 2022
180 East 88th condominium in Carnegie Hill by DDG Partners
One of New York’s newest architectural statements, the towering 180 East 88th Street project by design and development firm DDG Partners, is a masterclass in classic materiality. Situated in Carnegie Hill on New York’s enviable Upper East Side, the approximately 160-metre-tall (about 154 feet) building draws upon the illustrious 20th century tradition of brick-clad skyscrapers in the North […]
March 25, 2022