“Design is a puzzle, and the satisfaction is in solving it,” says architect and interior designer, Ricci Bloch. We catch up with her as she unravels this statement.
There are many ways to tackle the constraints of small square footage. Studio Adjective’s clever space planning and use of materials for an apartment in Hong Kong makes an exemplary case study.
Completely reconfigured by Very Studio|Che Wang Architects, Sunny Apartment boasts free-flowing spaces and is characterised by its dome-shaped ceilings that create impressive sound fields.
A tight triangular block and a hundred year old adjacent brick drain are tricky design challenges for any home – but as Molecule Studio proved with the Triangle House, they’re also design opportunities.
Some architects choose to view site constraints such as size, orientation, rigid briefs and budgets as welcome challenges. Here are Habitus’ favourites from the year that was.
In 2018, Zip Water’s range has been specified in more high-end residential developments, houses, apartments and multi-residential spaces than ever before.
The humble breeze block was for a time beloved, and then forgotten. In Frame House by Red Bean Architects, its many valuable qualities suitable especially for the tropical climate, are appreciated once again.