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Rural community oven transformed into Portuguese holiday home

August 11, 2020 Lizzie Crook 0
Rural House in Portugal by HBG Architects

HBG Architects has converted an old granite community oven in east Portugal into a small holiday home, featuring a staircase with steps that double as a table, bench and fireplace. The small building, now named Rural House in Portugal, is located in the village of Aldeia de João Pires and has been owned by the

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YSG carries out tactile overhaul of Budge Over Dover house in Sydney

August 11, 2020 Natasha Levy 0
Budge Over Dover house in Sydney designed by YSG

Terracotta brick, aged brass, and aubergine-hued plaster are just some of the materials that interior design studio YSG has included in its revamp of this house in Sydney. The house – nicknamed Budge Over Dover – is located in Dover Heights, a coastal suburb that lies to the east of Sydney. Despite the home’s spacious

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Think Architecture completes Zurich home with lake and vineyard views

August 10, 2020 Natasha Levy 0
House at a Vineyard in Zurich, Switzerland designed by Think Architecture

Swiss practice Think Architecture has created House at a Vineyard, which includes a veranda and sunken courtyard that have vistas across the waters of Lake Zurich. The house is situated in a wildflower-filled meadow that lies beyond a small vineyard near Lake Zurich. It was created by Think Architecture for a young family of four

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Perforated black blocks screen Cobogós House in Brazil by MF+ Arquitetos

August 8, 2020 Eleanor Gibson 0
House of Cobogos by MF+ Arquitetos

Brazilian Cobogó bricks, slatted woodwork and stone form the volumes that make up this house in Franca, São Paulo designed by Brazilian studio MF+ Arquitetos. MF+ Arquitetos, which is also based in Franca – a municipality of São Paulo state – fragmented Cobogós House into a series of blocks covered in different materials. “The project

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Simon Pole and Annabel Dundas design their own home in Melbourne

August 8, 2020 India Block 0

Design director Simon Pole and graphic designer Annabel Dundas have built their own home, named River House, in Melbourne around their collection of art, sculpture and furniture. Set on the bank of the Yarra River, the house was also designed around outdoor activities for the couple’s children, with a swimming pool, basketball court and boat

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Linear brick wall conceals earthy and tactile interiors of Devon Passivhaus

August 7, 2020 Lizzie Crook 0
Devon Passivhaus by McLean Quinlan

A linear red-brick wall obscures the textured interiors and art-filled courtyard hidden inside McLean Quinlan’s low-rise Passivhaus home in Devon, UK. The energy-efficient dwelling, aptly named Devon Passivhaus, nestles into a sloped walled garden that was once owned by an old English country house that fell into a state of disrepair. In an effort to

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Linear brick wall conceals earthy and tactile interiors of Devon Passivhaus

August 7, 2020 Lizzie Crook 0
Devon Passivhaus by McLean Quinlan

A linear red-brick wall obscures the textured interiors and art-filled courtyard hidden inside McLean Quinlan’s low-rise Passivhaus home in Devon, UK. The energy-efficient dwelling, aptly named Devon Passivhaus, nestles into a sloped walled garden that was once owned by an old English country house that fell into a state of disrepair. In an effort to

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Atelier Dau adds kinetic bronze facade to Chimney House extension in Sydney

August 7, 2020 Cajsa Carlson 0
Chimney House by Atelier Dau

Architecture studio Atelier Dau has created an infill extension with a perforated bronze facade for the refurbishment of a heritage-listed building in Sydney. Chimney House was designed by the Sydney-based studio as two interconnected volumes after the owners decided to extend the existing house to create a gallery-like interior for their art collection. The original

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Seven of the best houses in Mexican town Valle de Bravo

August 6, 2020 Eleanor Gibson 0

From volcanic rock, soil-based render to roofs covered in shrubs, these seven houses have all been designed to complement their setting in Mexico’s scenic Valle de Bravo. Santana House by CC Arquitectos Santana House is a one-storey property designed by CC Arquitectos to step down a sloped, forested site in Valle de Bravo. Weathered stone

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Longhouse by Partners Hill spans 110 metres across Australian bushland

August 6, 2020 Natasha Levy 0
Longhouse by Partners Hill

Architecture practice Partners Hill has designed this lengthy shed-style home in the Australian town of Daylesford, Victoria to incorporate living, cooking and agricultural facilities. Described by Partners Hill as “a study in inclusion”, Longhouse contains a farm, restaurant-cum-cookery school, guest rooms and living quarters for its owners, Ronnen Goren and Trace Streeter. The practice worked

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