The renovation of this Asa Norte apartment in Brasília was all about enhancing the social spaces. The empty nesters were downsizing from a larger duplex but still wanted the spaciousness they were accustomed to. The CoDA arquitetura design team embraced this challenge by creating integrated areas that maximize utility. A bedroom was repurposed to enlarge the living room, while the kitchen was reimagined to blend with the social zone seamlessly. Private spaces remained intact, with an expanded ensuite and versatile guest rooms doubling as home offices. The result? A unified, airy space embracing park views.
Photography by Júlia Tótoli.
Sleek minimalism in the northern suburbs of Madrid. Referencing its Spanish roots but lightening and lifting, constraining and curating leaving a thoroughly contemporary home. Minimalism with soul. RI Countryside House Madrid by Burondo.
Photography by Montse Garriga.
“Tasked with creating an urban oasis on a small block in a densely populated area, connecting to the street and community while maintaining privacy for the residents was key. Nine-Square Bondi is a reflection of the client’s global and creative mindset, incorporating influences of time spent living in Hong Kong, their eclectic collection of art and love of Brazilian Brutalist houses. The core concept was to draw on their individuality but also to embrace and reflect the unique character of the Bondi Beach locality: casual, communal, colourful, imperfect and unadorned.”
When private life is public. Embracing its position and its personality Nine-Square Bondi by Sydney-based Madeleine Blanchfield Architects
Photography by Anson Smart
“Somers Beach House occupies a prominent beach fronted property overlooking Westernport Bay with expansive views to Phillip Island and beyond to Bass Strait. The house sits on the steepest section of the site, with two generous levels acting independently of one another. It is designed as an inter-generational holiday house, with a focus on the upper level of the home being comfortable when occupied only by a retired couple.”
Now that’s the way to do a beach house. I’m packing my bags. I guess I can just turn up uninvited. A sensitive and considered approach to people and site. Somers Beach House by Melbourne-based Wellard Architects.
Photography by Derek Swalwell