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Esoteriko picks bold colour for only one room of Balmoral Blue House

June 1, 2020 Amy Frearson 0
Blue bedroom

Interiors studio Esoteriko has selected light colours and natural materials for every room in this house in Sydney, apart from one bright blue bedroom. Esoteriko designed an entirely new layout for this property overlooking Balmoral Beach, making it as open-plan as possible. A consistent palette of materials and finishes was chosen to help tie spaces together,

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Austin Maynard Architects adds plant-filled conservatory in centre of Newry house

May 15, 2020 Amy Frearson 0
Sliding awnings on the glass roof

Austin Maynard Architects has transformed the quality of light inside a narrow Melbourne house, by creating a greenhouse-like space at its centre. The Melbourne-based studio made only small changes to two-storey house Newry, but has made it feel much more spacious and bright. No rooms were moved around, instead new openings were made to allow natural light

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TAOA designs see-through walls for Landscape House in Beijing

May 12, 2020 Amy Frearson 0
Landscape House by TAOA

Glass walls and perforated metal screens help to blur the boundaries between inside and outside for this house in Beijing by architecture studio TAOA. Landscape House is a three-storey family home that faces out over a neighbourhood park and lake. TAOA, led by architect Tao Lei, designed the building to take full advantage of this view.

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Clancy Moore Architects converts Dublin warehouse into family home for a photographer

May 11, 2020 Amy Frearson 0
Avenue Road warehouse conversion by Clancy Moore Architects

Clancy Moore Architects has overhauled a Dublin warehouse, creating a light-filled home and studio for photographer Fionn McCann and his family. Organised around a double-height atrium, the Avenue Road home retains the spacious feel of the former industrial unit, but also includes some more intimate, cosy spaces. Architectural details, from round internal windows to diagonal beams,

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Oliver Chapman Architects combines technology and craft in Flitch House

May 7, 2020 Amy Frearson 0
Flitch House by Oliver Chapman Architects

Oliver Chapman Architects has added a garden room to a house in Edinburgh, combining an Arts and Crafts approach with smart-home technologies. Flitch House is an extension to an end-of-terrace family home in Trinity, built in 1895 by prominent local architect Alexander Hunter Crawford. To respect the house’s architectural character, the extension is designed by Oliver

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Rough concrete walls frame jungle views at The Tiing hotel in Bali

May 6, 2020 Amy Frearson 0
The Tiing hotel in Bali by Nic Brunsdon

Concrete was cast against bamboo to create the rugged walls of this boutique hotel in Bali, by Australian architect Nic Brunsdon. The Tiing is a 14-room resort on the northern coast of Bali, away from the busy tourist spots in the south. Designed by Perth-based Nic Brunsdon in collaboration with local studio Manguning, the hotel celebrates its

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Jagged MDF creates entire walls of storage for El Guateque apartments in Barcelona

May 4, 2020 Amy Frearson 0
El Guateque apartments by Adrià Escolano and David Steegmann with MDF storage walls

Kitchens, bathrooms and storage spaces are slotted behind an MDF “scenography” in these apartments designed by architects Adrià Escolano and David Steegmann. Escolano and Steegmann created the two El Guateque apartments by converting a 160-square-metre self-build house from the 1950s. A refurbishment had previously been attempted in 2007, but was abandoned due to the financial

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Trees burst through walls of Ha Long Villa by Vo Trong Nghia Architects

May 2, 2020 Amy Frearson 0
Ha Long House by Vo Trong Nghia Architects

Vo Trong Nghia Architects has built a house on Vietnam’s scenic Ha Long Bay with trees growing through its concrete walls. Big rectangular openings dot the concrete facade of Ha Long Villa, and each one contains a tree. The Ho Chi Minh City studio, which won Architect of the Year at last year’s Dezeen Awards, wanted

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Five luxury villas around the world by French interiors studio Liaigre

April 29, 2020 Amy Frearson 0
Luxury Villas by Liaigre: Engadine, Switzerland

Parisian studio Liaigre has found a “new energy” since the departure of founder Christian Liaigre. Here’s a look at five new interiors projects, including a modern palace in New Delhi and a ski lodge in St Moritz. Christian Liaigre led his interior design studio for 35 years, creating homes for the likes of Calvin Klein

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Studio Edwards designs minimal house on wheels Base Cabin

April 28, 2020 Amy Frearson 0
Base Cabin by Studio Edwards

Studio Edwards has turned the simple A-frame cabin into a mobile home with a sleek rubber skin. Base Cabin is a wooden micro home on wheels – a far cry from the typical caravan or trailer. Melbourne-based Studio Edwards wanted the mobile retreat to be more akin to a minimal, contemporary building. Architect Ben Edwards

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