Villa Emma designed by Mario Mazzer Architects melts the rigour of a “Stazzu”, the local rural buildings, with the modern house principles of open floor plans and connection between outdoor and indoor spaces. It recalls the Sardinian rural house both in the simple rectangular shape with pitched roof and the interior distribution with bedrooms on the longest side. Photography by Filippo Bamberghi
Cheetah Plains, a new luxury Game Lodge designed by ARRCC with décor by OKHA in the Sabi Sand South Africa, has been longlisted for the prestigious 2019 Dezeen Awards in the Hotel and Short Stay category.
Higienópolis Apartment is a project designed by Diego Revollo. “A life project. This was the briefing we received from a young couple with children when they reached out to our office. The old apartment, comprising of almost 500m2, was dark and compartmentalized and all the finishings were so old they needed replacing. Photography by Alain Brugier.
Villa Saachi designed by Saachi has a steel bridge that divides 2 living volumes. The bottom section, encompasses a 500 year old frangipani tree and comprises the entire social area and cinema while the upper section enfolds the suites. With a panoramic view of rice fields, the combination of textured concrete walls, polished cement floors, and aluminum glass sliding doors make Villa Saachi an architectural masterpiece.
Villa Cinquecento is a project designed by Napur Architects. In its lifetime, Villa Cinquecento has been through the hands of three different owners and went through many visions of transformation by various architects – a situation which is difficult to handle on its own when tackling a new design challenge. Therefore, when Napur Architects were tasked to redesign the multi-residential building, it was inevitable throughout the whole process that the participating architects and the new customers would need to collaborate through open, transparent communication to achieve a high-quality result. Photography by Tamás Bujnovszky
A casual holiday home along the Australian coast by Architecture Saville Isaacs. A place where extended family and friends from afar can gather to create new memories. Robust enough for hordes of children, yet with an element of luxury for the adults.
Referencing the unique position between sea and the Australian bush, by means of textures, textiles, materials, colours and smells, to evoke a timeless connection to place, intrinsic to the memories of family holidays. Photography by Kata Bayer
Vodka Palace is a project designed by MARCUS BROWNE architect. Hidden in an affluent coastal suburb is ‘Vodka Palace’ a luxurious concrete cave, tempered with natural timber finishes and primed for premium culinary, audio and visual pleasure. It is the result of a very strong collaborative process between client, architect, builder, sub-consultants, sub-contractors and suppliers. Photography by Dion Robeson.
Spotted Gum Tree House was designed by Merrylees Architecture from day one around the enormous spotted gum occupying the back yard of the property. The tree can be seen from the surrounding neighbourhood and connects the site to the Bayside botanical gardens located nearby so was deemed an important feature to retain and protect. Photography by Tom Ross.