With the launch of Wood Melbourne earlier this year and a showroom opening in two weeks time, Oliver MacLatchy is in a local designer and maker we’ll be keeping an eye on. We ask him a few questions to find out what makes him tick – aside from timber.
In this lovely example of crossing cultural boundaries – the clients have combined Italian and Sri Lankan heritage – materiality and openness to the outdoors evoke the characteristic design traditions of these nations.
Manel Daetz, creative director at Henry Corbett & Co., is a fan of Geoffrey Bawa, Papillonaire Bicycles and, not least, chocolate. She tells us about them all, and more.
Ever since Eugenie Mack was gifted a garden property complete with giant trees and lush foliage adjoining her parents’ home in a quiet residential part of bustling Colombo city, she dreamed of creating a home that could hide in this oasis.
This addition to a house in Damansara Heights outside Kulala Lumpur in Malaysia is by a small, young two-man practice, RT+Q Architects. For Joanne Goh it is a revealing example of how vernacular forms can be reinterpreted for contemporary purposes.