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Rhyll / Jarchitecture Pty

© Shannon McGrath © Shannon McGrath
  • Engineers: Meyer Consulting
  • Builders: Brent Casbolt
© Shannon McGrath © Shannon McGrath

Text description provided by the architects. The site is engrossed by nature and aspect, therefore the design competes by being bold, sharp and textural. This boldness and expanding form is also an expression of the clients and their family growing out of their current holiday house, a caravan.

Mornington Beach Houses / Habitech Systems

© Nic Granleese © Nic Granleese
© Nic Granleese © Nic Granleese

Text description provided by the architects. Situated near Melbourne on the Mornington Peninsula, this project on the Mornington foreshore creates two double storey houses on a lot facing Port Phillip Bay and bordering the mouth of a local creek.

10 Chapels in a Venice Forest Comprise The Vatican's First Ever Biennale Contribution

Aerial view. Image © Laurian Ghinitoiu Aerial view. Image © Laurian Ghinitoiu

With the opening of the 16th Venice Architecture Biennale comes a look at the first ever contribution by the Holy See, an exhibition that brings together architects to design chapels that, after the Biennale, can be relocated to sites around the globe.

Located in a wooded area on the Venetian island of San Giorgio Maggiore, 10 chapels by architects including Norman Foster, Eduardo Souto de Moura, and Smiljan Radic, are joined by the Asplund Chapel by MAP Architects. This 11th structure serves as a prelude to the other chapels, while reflecting on Gunnar Asplund's 1920 design for the Woodland Chapel.

Carla Juaçaba Presents Her Chapel Design for the Vatican at the 2018 Venice Biennale

View of the Chapel. Image © Carla Juaçaba View of the Chapel. Image © Carla Juaçaba

Selected along with nine other architects by the VaticanCarla Juaçaba has shared images of her proposed chapel design as part of the Venice Architecture Biennial, which marks the city-state's first time participating in the largest architectural event in the world.

The proposed chapel design seeks a harmonious integration between the water and trees that surround Venice, with the nearby vegetation outlining the interior space of the chapel. The space between the treetops - which offers a view of the sky - functions as the ceiling of the chapel.

Two Angle House / Megowan Architectural

© Tom Blachford © Tom Blachford
  • Builder: Kabsav Projects
  • Furnishings: Remodern Furniture
© Tom Blachford © Tom Blachford

Text description provided by the architects. The Two Angle house, located in the seaside town of Mount Eliza in Victoria, Australia, is about contrast. The interior and exterior are a play on the contrast between two angles of internal organization, the contrast between warm and cold materials and a considered contrast between architecture and landscape.

2018 Australian Pavilion looking to ‘repair’ the land at the Venice Biennale

The Royal Australian Institute of Architects (RAIA) has opened ‘Repair’ at the Australian Pavilion at the 16th International Architecture Exhibition in Venice. The Creative Directors Mauro Baracco and Louise Wright of Baracco+Wright Architects, in collaboration with artist Linda Tegg, have curated a multi-sensory living installation for the Pavilion, designed to disrupt the viewing conditions through which architecture is usually understood.

20+ Reasons to Love Resin: These Artistic Home Furnishings are Clearly Cool

[ By SA Rogers in Design & Furniture & Decor. ]

Clear resin is tinted with pigments, glitter or glow-in-the-dark powder, mixed with crystals and poured into the crevices of natural stone and wood to create one-of-a-kind home furnishings resembling geodes, galaxies or flyover views of the Caribbean. It’s also gorgeous on its own, blended into a rainbow of colors and poured into abstract compositions. These tables, stools, lamps and more demonstrate the qualities that make resin so versatile for all kinds of design projects.

Geode Tables by Colorberry

Australian Pavilion at 2018 Venice Biennale to Explore Architecture's Relation to Endangered Plants

© Linda Tegg © Linda Tegg

As part of our 2018 Venice Architecture Biennale coverage we present the proposal for the Australian Pavilion. Below, the participants describe their contribution in their own words. 

The Royal Australian Institute of Architects (RAIA) will present Repair at the Australian Pavilion during the 16th International Architecture Exhibition – La Biennale di Venezia. Creative Directors Mauro Baracco and Louise Wright of Baracco+Wright Architects, in collaboration with artist Linda Tegg, have curated a multi-sensory living installation for the Pavilion, designed to disrupt the viewing conditions through which architecture is usually understood.