Giving a home that is over 20 years old a new lease of life takes a bit of doing. Nestled in Shoham, Israel, this particular home was in need of a smart makeover that suited the new lifestyle of its homeowners. With the kids having moved out and the parents finding new space (and purpose) This Is It transformed the home into a relaxing and efficient setting where the public and private spaces are cleverly intertwined. The highlight of the rejuvenated residence with a more modern and polished interior is undoubtedly its living room entertainment unit that steals the show with its mere presence! Read More
If you love concocting new drinks for friends and entertaining in your home, then creating a home bar should be next on your to-do list. These seven home bar ideas will help you create a space that’s original, functional and attractive enough to become the centerpiece of your at-home entertaining. Read More
Stufish Entertainment Architects have recently completed The Han Show Theatre in Wuhan, China. Read More
Stufish Entertainment Architects have recently completed the Wanda Movie Park, the world’s first indoor movie theme park in Wuhan, China. Read More
The creative team at BDA Architecture envisioned and implemented a massive two-level house on a prominent north facing Nerang River site. Dubbed Riverfront Residence, the new structure in Broadbeach Waters, Queensland, Australia responded to the client’s brief by providing a resort style-home with “louvre screens, a variety of natural materials, quality landscaping and various external works”. Wide overhangs offer protection for the generously-sized entertainment area below, while at the same time contributing to an original building design.
An optimum indoor-outdoor connection was one of the major aspects to consider when planning this project. As you can see in the photos below, there is an interplay between open and private spaces, achieved through large glass windows, terraces and decks. Step inside, and you will be greeted by a double-size open plan living and dining area “flanked” by both the terrace and an inner courtyard. The impressive dimensions of this modern residence and its amenities make it an opulent retreat, suitable for entertainment. [Photography: Scott Burrows]
Gavin Maddock Design Studio completed the development of Pearl Bay Residence, an impressive retreat located 90kms north of Cape Town, South Africa and bordered by a nature reserve adjoining the ocean. A modern signature within the budget and Mediterranean style influences were the two main requirements mentioned in the clients’ brief. The result is a rectangular double storey structure of 600 square meters, accommodating three bedrooms, four bathrooms, generous living and dining areas both inside and out, a gallery, casual living room, a study, decks, terraces and balconies.
Other architecture challenges were successfully met: “The building had to be grounded, therefore it needed to be vertical, not horizontal. Both the front and rear pavilions are two storeys and the windows are sliced through to the parapet to emphasize the verticality. The two pavilions are joined by the gallery, which is a single storey element where the horizontal lateral wall again emphasizes the verticality of the main building.” As you can see in the photos below, every interior frames mesmerizing ocean views, adding up to the perpetual holiday feel this place inspires. [Photos by Adam Letch]