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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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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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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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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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Free-flowing forms: a stunning house by the lake

Created to sit waterside at beautiful Lake Türlersee in Switzerland, this modern space was designed by Wafai Architecture, playing on natural forms to devise a playful and dynamic holiday home for a young couple. While this striking design was ultimately never realised, the Italian architecture firm Wafai Architecture’s take on a holiday home for a young couple expecting a baby focused on its core concepts of ultra-modern design, with a calm, coherent aesthetic.   Flowing movement This luxury villa concept…

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Villa Savoye: Le Corbusier’s modernist creation in Poissy

Completed in 1931, Le Corbusier’s Villa Savoye not only transformed the Swiss architect’s career but has long been seen as one of the most important contributions to modern architecture, even being included in UNESCO’s World Heritage List. Located in a commune just outside of Paris, Villa Savoye is a true icon of modern architecture, drawing on the innovative engineering that emerged in the early 20th century and encompassing a new take on spatial planning and minimalism. The Five Points Le…

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A seaside haven: The reimagining of a 70’s house into modern art

Inspired by the paintings of Japanese artist Hiroshi Sugimoto, architecture firm Estudio Primitivo Gonzalez transformed a tired apartment with peeling paint and outdated balusters into a modern escape fit for a true seaside escape. The architecture firm reimagining this project designed this calm, relaxing seaside haven to be the frame of contemplation for the work of art viewed from it, in this case: the sea. Internal and external Large windows look out across the sea, allowing a peaceful yet dynamic…

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