Shoreham House designed by SJB Architects is situated on Mornington Peninsula overlooking Westernport Bay in Victoria, Australia. This modern house was conceived as two pavilions sliding across the landscape, creating shelter, shade and relief from the unpredictable coastal weather patterns. The open plan design contains operable panels and dividing joinery so that the areas can be transformed depending on the requirements.
Archives for September 2011
Ludwig penthouse apartment in San Francisco, California is located in a concrete high-rise on Aquatic Park. The design by Craig Steely takes advantage of the views. Materials used are clear and etched 1/2″ glass, slabs of Black walnut, hand made mosaic tile walls, and gun blued steel.
These contemporary kitchens blend innovation, technology, and the art of design. The use of island as a focal point is a common theme.
This beautifully renovated modern house in Chevy Chase, Maryland has substantial addition to the back of the house while retaining the scale and massing of neighbouring houses. The renovation project by Robert M. Gurney incorporated tall windows into the existing façade. A newly designed backyard includes walkways, walls and plantings, with a new garden structure providing privacy from adjoining properties. The minimalist interiors are open yet intimate.
The Manor, located at 594 S. Mapleton Drive in the Holmby Hills neighbourhood in Los Angeles, California is a stunning 56,500 square feet mansion on a 4.6 acre lot. Also known as Spelling Manor, it was the home of television producer Aaron Spelling. Designed by architects James Langenheim & Associates, the French Chateau style mansion has 14 bedrooms, 27 bathrooms, a billiards room, bowling alley, arcade room, swimming pool, tennis courts, and servants quarters. Built in 1988, this grand residence is one of the most expensive private homes in the world. It was sold to heiress Petra Ecclestone in 2011 for US$85 million.
Located in the heart of Shoreditch district in London, England, Boundary Hotel is a 17-room boutique hotel housed in a converted Victorian industrial building. The interior design by Conran & Partners is a veritable homage to good design. The quirky guest rooms are spread across two floors, each inspired by a legendary designer or design movement, from Young British to Bauhaus, Eileen Gray to Le Corbusier. The five duplex suites range from Modern Dickensian to Modern Chinoiserie.
The stunning Eccleston Drive Residence in Johannesburg, South Africa is a modern luxury home with 15,000 square feet of living space. Designed by Nico Van Der Meulen Architects, the house is located in the affluent residential suburb of Bryanston. The open plan allows the living area to connect seamlessly with the outdoor infinity swimming pool.
L’Opéra Restaurant in Paris, France located at the famous L’Opéra Garnier, commonly known as the Paris Opéra, is finally completed after 136 years. The building was originally designed by Charles Garnier in 1875 in Baroque Revival style. Garnier’s wish was to create a restaurant in the Rotunda, but his idea never materialized. Two other attempts in 1973 and in 1992 also failed. With a budget of 6 million Euro, restauranteur Pierre François Blanc and architect Odile Decq took on the project, and Charles Garnier’s wish was finally granted in 2011.