Cambridge Street by Heartly allies purity of shapes with monochrome aesthetics

Heartly, with Cambridge Street in Armadale, proves once again that less is more, especially when it comes to architecture. One of the biggest challenges for all architects is to build a space that will age gracefully. Heartly, with Cambridge Street, truly embraced the challenge of timelessness. “We were guided by the client who wanted to […]

Bowen by Shaun Lockyer Architects brings Brazilian flair to Queensland

Bowen by Shaun Lockyer Architects results from the considerate blending of a beautifully unique Queenslander with the values of the new custodians, expressed in a contemporary architectural form to better address the needs of modern lifestyle. Located in New Farm, Queensland, Bowen is in essence an original pre‐war cottage which has been retained by Shaun Lockyer Architects in its […]

Luchetti Krelle takes Tokyo with The Upper

With its two magnetic levels, The Upper by Luchetti Krelle overlooks the Tokyo skyline, perched amongst the capital’s most prestigious business district. The Upper comprises two expansive levels, nine and ten, within the newly completed Marunouchi Terrace Tower.  “Firstly, to be asked to complete a project in Japan is special as I revere the Japanese […]

Gascoigne by Lucy Clemenger liaises heritage with modern aesthetics

Gascoigne by Lucy Clemenger, a renovation and extension of a 1890s Federation house in Melbourne, is a prowess of intrinsically liaising timelessness beauty to historical flair. At the beginning, there was Gascoigne. The house was intact and had retained its heritage charm, however the rear of the house had been altered several times, and a […]

Clifton Hill Courtyard house by Studio Mkn – a cottage within a city

Melbourne practice Studio Mkn is all about simple and timeless residential renovations, as featured in one of its most recent projects, the Clifton Hill Courtyard house. To remodel this late 19th century home to accommodate a modern lifestyle, which encompasses a master suite with ensuite and walk in robe, plus two additional bedrooms, a central bathroom and laundry, it takes […]

Manta Ray Coffee Roastery by We Are Humble features a wabi-sabi feel

Tucked away in a former mechanics workshop in Nunawading is the new Manta Ray Coffee Roastery and café by client Vincent Gao, realised by We Are Humble. The practice expressed its affection for industrial aesthetics as the design juxtaposes industrial minimalism with hand-crafted artisanal elements.  The idea was to create a space that would give […]

Living with light – Casa Cassata house by Timmins + Whyte

What do you get when you mix a love for timber, Italian inspirations, and an abundance of natural light? A family home that “feels like it’s hugging you”, says Timmins + Whyte Architecture and Interior Design co-founder Sally Timmins. Receiving its namesake from the fruity, colourful Italian dessert, Casa Cassata is a home designed to […]

Bilgola Beach house by Olson Kundig – for the love of dunes

Nestled in the sand dunes of Bilgola Beach, this 873-square-metre family home by Olson Kundig is located on the northern coast of Sydney, Australia.  Passing through palm trees and Norfolk Pines, the site’s entrance leads through the solid volumes of the home’s main and guest wings. Upon approaching the front door, the view opens up […]

Akesa Pharma by PTID – science within a heritage envelope

Akesa Pharma by PTID is the prowess of liaising global pharma research with local innovation and investment within a heritage envelope.  Akesa Pharma provides globally leading services in the niche delivery of pharmaceutical products for clinical trials.  PTID made sure this workplace remained the physical embodiment of their confidence in Melbourne’s place in the world […]

The Tree House by RUBI Architects – at one with nature

Referred to as ‘The Tree House’ after the established trees on the banks of the river, this house by RUBI Architects, is one with the environment – hence the extensive use of timber inside and out.  Designed by RUBI Architects, the initial challenge was creating a substantial home on a relatively modest site with two […]

House of Stone and Soul by Robson Rak – a calming quintessence

House of Stone and Soul by Robson Rak is the epitome of robust textures and neutral palettes conjuring with curvaceous and linear structures. Located in Melbourne’s southeast, the house of stone and soul is a place of permanence, allowing a sense of peace and calm in the refuge that is offered amongst walls of ancient […]