design folio

Malvern East Residence by Pleysier Perkins Architects

Franky March - Tuesday, May 26, 2015

A seemingly classic Edwardian villa from the front, this residence is a prime example of fusing the old with the new. The extensive contemporary extension, includes a double garage, study, guest retreat, a spacious open living space and master bedroom, basing their design on uniting strong textural contrasts such as zinc, concrete blockwork, marble and bluestone with white interior and timber floors. The aesthetic is clean and attractive, offering generous zen spaces and modernised living. 

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Harbour Front-Row Seat house by Luigi Rosselli

Anna Coe - Monday, May 25, 2015

Situated in Sydney's Woollahra, this waterfront property by Australian firm Luigi Rosselli is a complete renovation on what was an existing three storey house - one of the reasons why the owners chose the firm, as many others proposed a clean slate solution. The brief was to include plenty of flat wall space and corner nooks to display the owner's prominent art collection as well as creating a contemporary urbane and elegant residence. The piece de resistance is the seven metre tall Lindsey Adelman chandelier that dominates the stairwell.

Invermay House by Maloney Architects

Franky March - Monday, May 11, 2015

Located in a rural area outside of Ballarat Australia, this home was designed for a family of six, with the dining and living on ground level to enable access straight out to the picturesque terrain surrounding the property. The rectilinear form is orientated north taking full advantage of the sunlight, and its minimal design mimics nature featuring a monolithic concrete wall with a board mark finish tying in the the prevailing raw wooden aesthetic throughout the house. 

Via Contemporist 

Planchonella House by Jesse Bennett

Franky March - Monday, May 04, 2015

Set within heritage rainforest surrounds, this North Queensland home is a product of talented architect and builder Jesse Bennett, with the desire to live simply and create joyful areas that would enrich and inspire his family. The design focused on embracing the plush surroundings by using minimalistic materials, predominantly glass and concrete, making the outside environment feel very much apart of the home. The structure is enhanced with timber detailing adding warmth and replicating the natural environment that encompasses the property.

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Wolseley Residence by Mckimm

Franky March - Friday, May 01, 2015

A contemporary property located in Melbourne with energy rating, flow and clever zoning as key requirements of the design, showcasing well considered areas for a young family and plenty of entertaining options, including its picturesque alfresco dining area next to the kitchen with a built in blue stone barbecue.

Via Yellowtrace 

A Manhattan Apartment by Andre Kikoski

Deborah Raj - Tuesday, April 07, 2015

Located on the 32nd floor with incredible views overlooking Madison Square Park, Manhattan based architect Andre Kikoski designed this luxury, 1500 square foot apartment. Created to suit the predilections of a globetrotting art collector, the space was tailored to house and showcase the owner’s incredible art collection. From the Burmese teak cabinets and solid statuary bronze countertops in the kitchen, to the backlit bronze shelves in the living space and the floor to ceiling windows in the shower, the apartment sings of effortless cool in true NY style. 

Sardinera House by Ramon Esteve

Madeline Saxton-Beer - Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Located near the coastal Spanish city of Alicante, the Sardinera House by Ramon Esteve is perched atop a steep incline overlooking the Mediterranean Sea. Formed from cantilevered white concrete volumes that provide sweeping views over the ocean, the outdoor living space is conceived as an extention of the internal living space, connected fluidly by the use of floor-to-ceiling windows throughout. Boasting two pools, one interior and one exterior, the indoor pool shares a visual connection with the outdoor version through a longitudinal window. 

Via Designboom

The Gardener by Park+Associates Architects

Madeline Saxton-Beer - Wednesday, March 11, 2015

The pièce de résistance of The Gardener, a home built in Singapore by Park+Associates Architects, is undeniably the Green Wall that makes a striking, natural statement along the staircase. 

The modern house is nestled within a botanic sanctuary, with a wrap around garden showcasing a mixture of flowering trees, shrubs & lush ferns visible through the full height living and dining rooms' glass sliding doors, and a deck off the kitchen offering a plethora of herbs and fruit trees. 

Mororo House by MK27

Madeline Saxton-Beer - Tuesday, March 10, 2015

Set in a region in Brazil that is known for its cool climate, the Mororo House is another masterpiece by architecture studio MK27. Designed to offer generous internal spaces that provide residents with an inviting atmosphere on cold days, the continuous volume creates a stark duality between an opaque block which houses the living spaces, and the transparent area inside where the pool and sauna are found. Openings to the house are minimised with sliding doors used to subtly integrate internal and external spaces while outside, the plot is surrounded by numerous pine trees and ferns.

Via Designboom.

Mirrored Izabelin House by Reform Architects

Madeline Saxton-Beer - Tuesday, March 03, 2015

Located on the outskirts of Warsaw, Poland, architect Marcin Tomaszewski of local practice Reform conceived this mirrored dwelling that appears to float amidst its woodland setting. Planted between the trees, Izabelin House serves as a country retreat for a single family, occupying its plot with a minimal disturbance to the natural terrain. 

Formed from two horizontally configured volumes, the lower story is clad with reflective paneling which consequently creates a mirage of uninterrupted forest floor. The opaque areas stacked above provide sweeping views of the property's surroundings while also giving way to sheltered decking at ground level below. 

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