When International Style began making waves in Europe in the early 20th century, it didn’t take long to make its way down the globe into South East Asia. But the real magic happened at the crossing point between east and west.
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.