Russian home blurs boundary between nature and the built environment

Situated on the banks of the Moska River outside of Moscow, the n.n. project by German architecture practice J. MAYER H. appears from above like a flower-shaped apparition dissolving into the landscape. The architect describes the private family residence as a spatial exploration between concealment and exposure with its layered topography blurring the line between landscape […]

SJB’s vision for Sydney’s ‘New West’ receives development approval

Architecture and interior design firm SJB and design partner Architect Prineas are one step closer to realising their plans for Penway Place, a significant development in Penrith City, with the project recently receiving development approval. As the first stage of a larger development by TOGA, the developer behind projects such as Sydney’s Jones Bay Wharf […]

COX and Scott Carver’s new look for the Australian War Memorial unveiled

Prime Minister Scott Morrison unveiled the $500 million expansion plans for Canberra’s war memorial on Monday, and it’s bringing together two of the country’s best known architecture practices.  Located in line of sight of Australian Parliament House, the iconic building was opened in 1941. Plans to renovate it brought about backlash when they were announced […]

Five projects from Kennedy Nolan

Here’s a look at five projects from Melbourne-based architecture practice Kennedy Nolan, which is shortlisted for designer of the year at IDEA 2019. Since its inception in 1999, Kennedy Nolan has developed a reputation as a design-focused residential practice with a distinctive approach to built form. The practice is dedicated to the production of architecture […]

BIG designs a cascading vertical school in Virginia

Fanning out like a hand of poker, BIG’s The Heights project in Arlington, Virginia, cleverly replicates the community feel of a one-story school while leveraging the spatial advantages of a multi-storey facility. The unique design sees five stacked volumes twisting fan-like up from the ground with the roof of the volume beneath creating a green […]

March Studio’s Oxford Scholar hotel ‘earns its tweed’

In designing the new Oxford Scholar, March Studio brought the personal as well as the expertise learnings of RMIT to the project. When a student at RMIT, Rodney Eggleston, now director of March Studio, was being critiqued by the much respected professor Peter Corrigan AM (notably the designer of Building 8 at RMIT and Athan […]

Five projects from Cumulus Studio

Here’s a look at five projects from architecture and interior design practice Cumulus Studio, which is shortlisted in the hospitality and colour categories at this year’s IDEA. With offices in Hobart, Launceston and Melbourne, Cumulus Studio’s work to date has helped define the architectural vernacular of Australia’s southern states. Its Stillwater Seven project, which is […]

Perversi-Brooks’s Cabinet of Curiosities House

Architect Sam Perversi-Brooks continues his knack for attracting unconventional briefs with this blue and green-themed home in the Melbourne suburb of Elwood.  In keeping with the unique list of projects Perversi-Brooks undertaken since establishing his practice in 2014, the brief for the recently completed Cabinet of Curiosities House came with its own set of idiosyncrasies. The […]

Travis Walton’s Armadale residence is a spectacular homage of style and panache

These days substantial homes situated in the suburbs are often sprawling monolithic creations that are well-designed and bang on trend, but lack a distinct personality. Nothing could be further from the truth, however, when talking of Armadale residence. The project, designed by Travis Walton, principal of Travis Walton Architecture & Interior Design, is a spectacular […]

Mario Cucinella-designed clay eco homes ‘printed’ onsite

Mario Cucinella Architects and 3D printers WASP have teamed up to create a sustainable, 3D printed habitat out of locally-sourced clay. The project, known as TECLA, has been launched in Bologna and is in response to problems associated with population growth and the need to produce eco-houses quickly and affordably.  It will be the first house […]

Takt Studio creates meaning with this graceful seaside home

Located on a steep south-facing corner block between the Illawarra Escarpment and the Pacific Ocean, Takt Studio’s Blade House cleverly responds to the challenge of sea views at odds with solar access. The brief was to accommodate a creative family of four and provide a smaller second dwelling in an area formally dotted by little more than miners cottages. […]