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BONDI BLISS: A continuous garden fit for a landscape architect

Located in the iconic Sydney suburb of Bondi, Andrew Burges Architects have designed a stand-out property for client Will Dangar from landscape architecture practice Dangar Barin Smith. Nominated for the much-anticipated Dezeen Awards 2020 in the house interior, residential rebirth and urban house categories, the key requirement for this Bondi holiday home was that it should stand out from the crowd. And that it truly does. Old becomes new Nestled on Bondi Road leading straight down to the world-famous beach,…

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Building blocks: The edgy home with space for all the family

Tamara Wibowo Architects’ Breeze Block House nestled in the hills of Semarang, Indonesia, combines geometric shapes with natural materials to create a family home which feels fresh, modern and perfectly fits the everchanging landscape. Confined by a tall retaining wall along two sides of the lot, this defining element became the first stepping-stone in the design of this fresh and modern home.   Redefining space While the retaining wall traditionally is used as the edge of the home itself, Tamara…

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DESIGN TALK: JAANUS ORGUSAAR

Geometrically designed furniture   Design Talk means time to meet the face behind a brand. Today we make time to get to know Jaanus Orgusaar. An inventor and designer inspired by the incredible geometry found in natural forms, Jaanus Orgusaar uses two-dimensional materials to create innovative three-dimensional objects, bringing both art and nature into the home.   About the designer  Design that’s not to be pinned down easily yet swiftly manages to captivate. Originating from the imagination of Estonian creative jack-of-all-trades…

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COOL, CALM & COLLECTED: ultracool Miami beachside apartment

Designed for a family of six leaving Seattle to relocate in the famous beaches of Miami, Florida, MW Works combined two seaside apartments set on Ocean Drive to create the ultimate chic residence complete with sea views. Seattle-based architecture and design firm MW Works is well-known for its use of natural textures, and this Miami apartment is no different. Focusing on the location’s beautiful views and introducing natural wood and a neutral palette, this residence is truly timeless. Dark and…

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Design talk: tres sis zero

When waste becomes treasure Design Talk means time to meet the face behind a brand. Today we make time to get to know Sybil Mortelmans, the designer of tres sis zero. Their goal is to contribute towards a more sustainable fashion system, making unique, accessible and high quality products. How? You’ll discover that here!   Locally sourced, locally crafted A fundamental part in their process are the artisans they work with—without their amazing handwork and willingness to make small runs,…

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SEASIDE DREAMING: Living with an ocean breeze

Located in a prime location only two blocks from the seaside in Hermosa Beach in, LA, this residential plot’s small size meant a challenge for architecture firm Ras-A-Studio, but what came from it was more than the family could have ever imagined. In order to take advantage of every part of this residential lot, the LA-based architects designed a series of stacked volumes that not only abided by the area’s zoning laws but were able to provide the maximum amount…

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Your Favourite Alternative to Plastic Wrap

The plastic soup is unfortunately a real thing and one of the biggest environmental crisis of our times. That’s why we have to do a lot more efforts to make Mother Earth happy again. And why we have to do it as soon as possible. Insert Bee’s Wrap, your favourite alternative to reduce plastic! Wrap cheese, half a lemon, a crusty loaf of bread, fruits and vegetables. Cover a bowl or pack a snack for your next adventure. Bee’s Wrap…

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IN TRANSIT: The Picturesque Gare Maritime in Brussels

Architecture firms Neutelings Riedijk Architects and Bureau Bouwtechniek have come together to create a picturesque multi-use space by converting a 20th century railway station in the heart of Brussels. As part of the ambitious Tour & Taxi development – a development project by Brussels-based real estate developer Extensa – Brussel’s Gare Maritime has been given a breath of new life.   Old meets new The wider development as a whole aims to combine the past and the present of Brussels…

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DESIGN TALK: NONA

Design Talk means time to meet the face behind a brand. Today we make time to get to know Charlotte Matthys of NONA. This innovative drinks maker brings the complexity of herbs and botanicals into the non-alcoholic market, allowing everyone to enjoy sophisticated flavours. Many of us have experienced this problem: wanting to enjoy time with friends or celebrate an occasion but looking for a non-alcoholic drink that’s a little more special than a mocktail, soda or water. Enter: the…

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Art Retreat of the Future in India

Designed and realised by Indian studio Architecture Brio, this is an artist retreat built for the future. Mumbai Artist Retreat incorporates forward-thinking elements that are set to thrive in the elements, while creating an attractive space in which to enjoy the seaside. With climate change and its potential effects on housing and building construction in mind, Architecture Brio decided to create a space in which visitors could enjoy the beautiful seaside environment and maintain views of the city, while incorporating…

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