// arthitectural / Australia
  • The brief for the Coppersmith Hotel was simple: deliver a contemporary hotel and hospitality destination while preserving an historic landmark in South Melbourne, Australia. The landmark was the old Cricket Club Hotel, first licensed in 1870. Reborn as the Coppersmith, it is now a boutique hotel with 15 guestrooms, a gastronomic bar and dining room […]


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  • PTW and LAVA have combined nature and technology in an organically-shaped display suite marketing the Sydney Greenland Centre on Sydney’s old Water Board site. The lobby of the 1960s Water Board building has been transformed with freeform furniture and curvy walls and ceilings to take the visitor through a journey of the new building. The […]


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The Eliza Apartments by Tony Owen Partners has just been completed in Sydney. It was designed to be Sydney’s most prestigious and progressive address. We sought a building to fit within the historic context of the area yet was an unmistakeably contemporary and challenging design, combining classic 20th century style with parametric design tools to create a […]


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The project of this house foresees both to reconstruct and augment a ruin into a weekend retreat at a plot with extraordinary morphological characteristics, within Cavado River and its tributary. The plot, of 4.060m2, is located in a protected natural area and has for conditions a concrete construction and the preservation of all trees. The […]


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The izakaya Kinoya swings to the raffish beat of extreme design and “nomunication”[1]. For its latest Kinoya, interior designer Jean de Lessard has tapped into the sources to emulate in his design the primary spirit, function and aesthetics of the izakaya[2], as the latter was originally an informal place where people drank beer and sake. […]


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“The shadow of your project is captured in the landscape, so you must first hearken it” said Renzo Piano. From the early stages of the elaboration of the sketches we had in mind these words of the great architect. We wanted to enhance those elements which would contribue and reflect these thoughts , so that […]


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