design folio

Mendelkern House by David Lebenthal Architects

Franky March - Thursday, October 29, 2015

This southeast Tel Aviv townhouse is located in an intimate neighborhood which has been reinvigorated with new builds and renovations in recent years. Designed for a young family, the living plan is spread out over three floors and also boasts a rooftop terrace. The ground floor avoids using walls to break up the space, including the clever open staircase that uses steel rods, spanning to the top floor, resulting in the room feeling larger despite the narrow lot space.

 Via Design Milk

Hopetoun Road Residence by b.e architecture

Samantha Saxton-Beer - Thursday, October 22, 2015

B.E. Architecture have completed the Hopetoun Road Residence, where they added an extension and did a complete renovation on an existing home in Melbourne, Australia. The approach for the project was to retain the existing structure as an anchoring element, adding a series of pavilions underneath a floating copper roofline that wraps around the original building. 

Via Contemporist

Paulo Mendes da Rocha Sao Paulo Residence

Franky March - Wednesday, October 21, 2015

Pritzker-prize winning architect Paulo Mendes da Rocha is known for his love of combining concrete and steel in his projects, his home is no exception. This one story dwelling is nestled amongst a small hill and is swallowed by lush greenery. The contemporary structure flaunts clean lines, injecting contrast with coloured furnishings that throw visual interest and life into the picture.

Via Trendland

Villa V by Paul de Ruiter Architects

Franky March - Wednesday, October 21, 2015

A family home in Bloemendaal, Netherlands, Paul de Ruiter Architects collaborated with i29 Interior Architects to create a contemporary home amongst a preserved dune landscape. Sustainable while also being luxurious, the wooden accented villa utilises the unique landscape it's surrounded by with large glass windows to support clear vistas around the property, while also providing maximum sunlight during the day.

 Via Contemporist

Pillow Stool by Hong Ying Guo

Franky March - Tuesday, October 20, 2015

A stool that explores light and shadow, designer Hong Ying Guo was inspired by the design-rich city of Copenhagen where minimalism actually requires a lot of thought. Made from plain steel rods, the stools linear bars create a visual illusion based on the light of space, with the lower rods positioned in the opposite direction of the upper rods. The result? A unique criss-cross pattern when looking through it.

Via Contemporist

One Well Known Sequence by Michael Anastassiades

Anna Coe - Monday, October 12, 2015

Designer Michael Anastassiades has launched his latest collection of lighting at Milan's Nilufar gallery. The One Well-Known Sequence range consists of 11 different linear-style lights that feature handmade brass fittings with LED bulbs. 

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

Idéeal Lamps by Concrete Home Design

Franky March - Wednesday, September 09, 2015

Garnering universal attention with their Corvi Wine Cooler, IntoConcrete presented their latest design endeavor at the prestigious Maison&Objet in Miami. Flaunting a timeless and elegant form, the lighting for both ceilings and tables are executed with the resilient material concrete, hard like stone yet it looks as fragile as porcelain. It's distinctive onion shape is organic and slightly retro, a nod to the 60s glamour common in old-school films including James Bond. 

 Via Contemporist

Limited Edition Arflex and Fornasetti Collaboration

Franky March - Monday, September 07, 2015

An exciting collaboration between two adventurous Italian design houses, Arflex (available locally from Studio Italia) and Fornasetti (available locally from Matisse), are fusing pattern and form in a new and exciting series. This limited edition collection will update historical pieces with new-age patterns along with a diorama exhibition curated by the esteemed Australian stylist, Steve Cordony. Arflex's rich history spanning over 65 years continues to be innovative and experimental, exploring new directions as seen with this special partnership.

Via Yellowtrace