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Posted By Sophia Watson

Designing A Home For Work, Rest And Play

Melbourne-based design legends Austin Maynard Architects tackle the challenge of designing a sanctuary for different people in a single home with their latest project: Kiah House.

Rejuvenating A Yarra Valley Icon

The Domaine Chandon Winery has been a fixture of the verdant Yarra Valley for over 30 years. So when the global Moët Hennessy sparkling wine house approached Melbourne designers Foolscap Studio, the stakes were high to not only produce a high-end hospitality experience for the new world, but also preserve the legacy of a three-decade old icon.

Designing For The Beauty Of Everyday Life

Based on the principal theme of a renowned Korean novel, finding beauty in the ordinary was the essence of local studio Rieuldorang Atelier’s design thinking for the design of Manhwaricano House – a home surrounded by typical Korean countryside scenery.

Shine On, You Crazy Diamond

Sophia Watson lifts the veil on luminary architect and academic Lindsay Johnston, a brilliantly performative designer using architecture as a medium to express his personal, nomadic experiences and his cheeky, rebellious character.

Generation Proof Architecture, Shanghai-Style

Three-storey living is very commonplace in Shanghai, China. But when a local design firm were asked to transform this traditional format in a highly modernist family home, they had to think differently. The result? White House by RIGI Design.