Introducing Autumn House – a stunning Victorian terrace house situated in Melbourne, Australia. Designed by Studio Bright in 2021, this property features a careful new layer stitched into the existing architecture and an 80’s renovation by architect Mick Jorgensen.
This project offers the perfect balance between the original Victorian elements and the addition by Studio Bright. It offers northern sunlight, raw-timber-lined ceilings, red brick floors and an outlook to the elm tree. The new work forms a series of curving and angled moves at ground level, and the exterior is defined by a mesh-screen clad wedge. It is the perfect place to escape the hustle and bustle of Melbourne city, offering a secret garden bursting out over the brick wall.
Introducing Anna Maria Sokolowska Interior Design’s latest project, “The Architect’s Private House“. Located in Rumia, Poland, this conversion and extension of a farm building from 1940 is an oasis of peace and tranquility, surrounded by greenery and old fruit trees.
Anna Maria designed the interiors to be simple, minimalist and yet give a sense of warmth and a calming feeling. Natural wood repainted white and green colour accents make the property more appealing. The interior features a reinforced concrete ceiling, natural oak wood on the floor, open prefabricated truss in the upstairs bedrooms, and a combination of white, grey, black and natural oak wood. Additionally, the house has an open area with a seating area, dining area and open kitchen, a pantry, a utility locker, and a staircase with double the height. The bedroom has a continental bed, suspended bedside tables, wardrobe with two colour finishes, and an internal private bathroom with a bath and two sinks. This project was a challenge by itself, but Anna Maria managed it as an architect, investor, manager and interior designer.
This Edwardian terrace in Muswell Hill, London, has been expertly refurbished by Ben Ridley, Director at Architecture for London, to reduce energy requirements and create a comfortable, low energy house.
Triple glazing and improved airtightness and insulation of the building envelope, as well as a 172mm SIPS (6.77in) rear extension with highly insulated materials, have achieved a Passivhaus standard U-value of 0.15 or better (1.59 W/m2K). Further, natural materials like stone, timber and lime plaster were used throughout, and a Mechanical Ventilation Heat Recovery (MVHR) system was installed to provide pre-heated fresh air and filter the incoming air for a healthy indoor environment.
Villa K, a stunning restoration and extension project in Northern Italy, designed by renowned architecture firm Alvisi Kirimoto, will take your breath away!
Located in an area of two hectares, with breathtaking views over the entire valley, this 910 square meter complex will make you feel like you are in a hidden paradise. The project merges its sinuous lines with the surrounding landscape, with the wood addition blending in with the vineyards and the large infinity pool with its wooden deck.
The interior of the villa is bright and minimal, with oak plank flooring and white walls, complemented by custom-made furnishings and Nordic designer furniture.
Introducing Cass Bay House, a stunning bayfront house situated in Cass Bay, Lyttelton, New Zealand. Designed by MC Architecture Studio, this house has been redesigned and extended in 2022.
As you enter the property, you will be greeted with three distinct volumes—a soft vertical timber-lined box with a hidden garage door, a hard tiled roof and wall, and a sculptural Corten steel portal. Passing through the portal, you are welcomed to a clean, pure, and unoccupied gallery space.
Descending into the house, you will find a series of living spaces terraced with the contours of the site, all with captivating views over the waters of Cass Bay. This space has a strong connection to the outdoor living decks which also terrace with the land, containing intimate living, dining, cooking, and bar leaner areas.
Discover House Kanton Solothurn, a modern extension of a manor house from the 1960s located near the city center of Solothurn, Switzerland.
Designed by Tormen Architekten in 2022, the house opens up to the south with targeted interventions, featuring a large seating area that wraps around the main building like a meander. From the seating area, one can elegantly descend a few steps to the terrace deck with pool area and a wonderful view of the alpine landscape of the Eiger Mönch and the Jungfrau.