Challenging Urban Design: Cambodian Temple-Inspired Home
Dec09

Challenging Urban Design: Cambodian Temple-Inspired Home

The ancient ruins of Angkor Wat – the largest religious temple in the world, have inspired Sydney architect Drew Heath to create a house inspired by its archaic wild beauty. Just last month the unique construction won the 2013 National Award for Architecture in the residential category. Dubbed the venerable Irish name Tír na nÓg (“land of youth”), the building mimics the overgrown outlying of the fist Hindu temple. Once a...

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Small Apartment – Big Design Statement
Dec06

Small Apartment – Big Design Statement

What’s the biggest impulse purchase you have ever made? A TV, a car? New York shopping expert and owner of Fab – online retail store, Bradford Shellhammer has surpassed even his own biggest expectations by purchasing an entire apartment on a whim. Having honed his eye to instantly recognise objects of value, he is rightfully considered a true shopping guru but buying a property just like that? Does this border with...

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House of Bottles
Nov26

House of Bottles

There are 1001 ways to recycle and help protect the environment. From separating your residential waste in different containers to using energy saving appliances. However, some home-owners use their creativity to build houses from the most unusual materials. While the concept of using bottles to make dwellings is not a novelty, I am fascinated with the patience and determination of one person. Tito Ingenieri an Argentinian artist has...

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The Oldest Rotating House in the World
Nov19

The Oldest Rotating House in the World

Nowadays, rotating houses are not an innovation. There have been many fantastic examples around the world, including the magnificent Girasole in Canberra. It is no secret that its owner and designer was inspired by Italian architecture and design. Not many, however, know that our Australian Girasole’s predecessor carries the same name and was built almost 63 years ago. Villa Girasole is the oldest rotating house in the world...

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Graffiti for Your Home
Nov06

Graffiti for Your Home

What do you imagine when you hear the word graffiti? Even though street art has become an acknowledged type of art. Most people still associate it with vandalism. One artist has taken it upon him to ‘take the grit out of graffiti art’. Having built himself a reputation of a world-renowned artist with displays in Berlin, LA, Costa Rica and his hometown Toronto, Nicholas Sinclair aka Dudeman stuns with his artistic use of...

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