This interior project designed by STUDIOMINT Design Group was born from a couple who live and breathe ‘coolness’. Both nearing retirement, they wanted to create a home that left a mark and legacy. With love for music, books, fine wine, family and friends – the creative direction was clear – bring St Kilda to Beaumaris. Photography by Rachael Dere.
Silver Linings by Rachcoff Vella Architecture. Washed up from the beach a robust and heavy mass sits on top of the rise, offering up an entry path through sand dunes, layered beach grass and aged timber planks. Below a heavily textured concrete rock shelf a recessive deep void invites one into a dark entry and the beginning of a sequence of silver lined spaces. Photography by Tatjana Plitt.
The project designed by Nature Times Art Design Co., Ltd. is located in an ancient water town in Jiangnan Region (Southern China), embracing local characteristic cultural context. Accompanied by the Naera Hotel and an organic ecological village, and based on the rich culture and multiple commercial operations on the site, it creates a diversified living scene and vacation experience that conform to the contemporary trend, and establishes an aesthetic dialogue among living space, art, landscape and nature. Photography by Xu Xiaodong.
Yo-Ju Courtyard House is a project designed by Wittman Estes. What happens to the suburban single-family home as cities become dense and privacy becomes limited? It must look inward. Through a series of thresholds from opaque to transparent, Yo-Ju Courtyard House, which means “secluded living” in Mandarin Chinese, embraces the future of suburban density by establishing a private experience despite being adjacent to a busy arterial street in the Clyde Hill neighborhood of Bellevue. Photography by Andrew Pogue.
Forest House is a project designed by Faulkner Architects. A luxuriant forest of Jeffrey and sugar pine mixed with white and red fir covers this two-acre site at roughly 6,300 feet above sea level in the Martis Valley near the north shore of Lake Tahoe. Gently sloped, the site falls toward the south with views to the Northstar California ski resort. The simple rectangular plan is placed to minimize impact on the site, leaving a three-dimensional screen of 115 trees 60 to 90 feet tall surrounding it. The smaller second level contains sleeping rooms. Photography by Joe Fletcher Photography.
High Desert Residence designed by by Hacker is a Central Oregon home that ﬁnds a sense of calm and refuge in the balance between landscape and sky. This 4,300-square-foot, four-bedroom house is designed as a regular weekend sanctuary for an active couple, and a getaway for their extended family – a place where everyone can gather and be together, with a balance between private rooms and communal space. Photography by Jeremy Bittermann
View Ridge is a project designed by Heliotrope Architects. The primary design directive for this home was to capture abundant lake and mountain views afforded by the site, while taking into consideration possible future development with potential to impede the view. Photography by Sean Airhart, Haris Kenjar.
The Yorke Peninsula beach house designed by Mountford Williamson Architecture is located on a limestone cliff, taking full advantage of the panoramic views to the ocean beyond. The original shack that made way for the new home has been in our client’s family for many generations. The new house pays respect to the old – retaining a similar size, scale and materiality. It is also designed to continue a long tradition of playing host to large gatherings of family and friends. Photography by David Sievers.
This project designed by Chan Architecture Pty Ltd was a modern rear extension to a New-England style home characterised by a high pitched slate roof, dormer windows and red clinker brickwork. The brief was to renovate and repurpose the existing rooms and façade and to add a new open planned kitchen/dining/living room and master bedroom at the rear as well as create a better connection to the backyard. Photography by Tatjana Plitt.