design folio

Elliot Bay House by Finne Architects

Deborah Raj - Wednesday, November 11, 2015

Located on a narrow plot of land facing Seattle’s Puget Sound, the Elliott Bay House - designed by Finne Archtects - offers breath-taking views of both the sound and the Olympic Mountains. 

The Y House by Ofist

Deborah Raj - Wednesday, October 28, 2015

Designed as part of the Mandarin Oriental residences in Bodrum, Turkey, the Y House by Ofist is a seamless blend of architecture and local customs. The project includes timber armchairs with blue upholstery from Gervasoni, Non Random pendants in black by Moooi - all available locally from ECC; Wishbone dining chairs in blue by Hans J Wegner for Carl Hansen & Sons, available locally from Cult; Series 21-36 teardrop pendants by Bocci in the stairwell, available locally from Matisse; the Nerd chair in baby pink by Muuto available locally from Bauhaus; and Spool outdoor armchairs by Roda, available locally from David Shaw

Invisible House by Peter Stuchbury

Franky March - Tuesday, October 27, 2015

Nestled away in Sydney's picturesque Blue Mountains on the western edge of the Kanimbla Valley, lies a home designed by Peter Stuchbury that won both the Residential Architecture Award at the NSW Architecture Awards and the Australian House of The Year. Fortress like from the west, the eastern and northern aspects of the home open out generously. The principle materials used in the structure are concrete, timber, stone and glass, complemented with raw brass joinery - resulting in a contemporary dwelling with aspects of warmth scattered throughout.

 Via Yellowtrace

Quinta da Baronesa House by Studio Arthur Casas

Franky March - Friday, October 16, 2015

This slick farmhouse can only be described as an unparalleled paradise. Tucked away in the hills of rural Sao Paulo unnoticeable from street level, the home is made from local wood and bricks to create a clean and contemporary dwelling for a family to retreat from the city.

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Warren Mews Townhouse by Ensemble Architecture

Samantha Saxton-Beer - Thursday, October 15, 2015

This three story townhouse in the Cobble Hill neighbourhood of Brooklyn, New York, has been renovated under the direction of Ensemble Architecture. Owned by a music writer, the historic home has been carefully treated with purposeful, rustic finishes that sympathise with the owner's vintage furniture in order to retain its original charm. 

1930s Tudor Home Refurbishment by Hacin and Associates

Anna Coe - Monday, October 12, 2015

Hacin + Associates have completed a full renovation on a private residence, originally composed as a 1930's Tudor home with multiple small rooms. Lacking any functional 'flow', the architectural firm retained the traditional features while opening up the spaces to create a more convivial, family-friendly abode.

Some of the key furniture pieces featured include the Non Random pendant by Bertjan Pot for Moooi (available from ECC), a Saarinen dining table from Knoll (available locally from Studio Italia), Redondo armchairs in grey and pink by Moroso (available from Matisse), the Prince armchair in black and white plaid by Minotti (available from ECC) and the Ray sofa by B&B Italia (available from Matisse)

Oasis by Vytautas Puzeras

Franky March - Friday, October 02, 2015

Lithuanian architect Vytautas Puzeras has designed a clean, transparent and minimalist dwelling for those who want to connect with nature without the common distractions. The portable shelter was designed to be a safe spot where nothing could disturb him from his thoughts and feelings. Boasting a 360 degree view at night, and panoramic views to contemplate sunsets, the dome is a stunning concept that makes for a truly remarkable space to inhabit.

 Via Design Boom

Dyed Wood Furniture by Yael Mer and Shay Alkalay of Raw Edges

Franky March - Friday, September 04, 2015

Artistic and colourful furniture made from dyed wood, the Engrain Collection by design studio Raw-Edges consists of a bench, armchair and console table. The technique designed in their previous studio, harnesses the grain of the wood to carry the dye right the way through the different sections of the timber which are then meticulously glued together. The crafty process allows for playfulness, while the result is a industrial piece with a unique, three dimentional twist.

 Via Contemporist

Moonlight Cabin By Jackson Clements Burrows Architects

Franky March - Wednesday, September 02, 2015

Overlooking the ocean in Victoria, Australia, the Moonlight Cabin by Jackson Clements Burrows Architects is a small shelter on the windswept coastline. Only 60 metres squared, it challenges conventional notions of size, and what we actually need in our lives. Consisting as one volume with kitchen, bathroom and utilities within a central island pod, it's an environmentally friendly dwelling where the rainwater is sustainably harvested.

 Via Contemporist

Moscow Apartment by Crosby Studios

Franky March - Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Located in the centre of Moscow, this two bedroom apartment has undergone a renovation by Crosby architects. Flaunting a monochromatic palette, the dwelling exudes a clean, contemporary and minimalist aesthetic taking inspiration from Brooklyn style studios, Donald Judd sculptures, photographs from the 1980's and the atmosphere of Greenpoint and West Village boroughs. The Knoll dining chairs are available locally at Studio Italia and the Serge Mouille lighting is available locally from Cult.

 Via Yellowtrace