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NewsNews • 24 Sep 2021

Top 10 Trending Pendants

From the spectacular to the minimal, pendants can anchor a space and often feature in dining areas, kitchens and living rooms. Every day architects share their material and interior selections on Archello and through their knowledge sharing our database of specifications is growing rapidly. In this week’s theme article we take a look at trending pendants. Those designs that are most often specified by architects and designers in the past year. 1. Arrangements by Flos Five geometric elements, the round, the drop, the square, the line and the broken line, can be combined in different configurations. Designer Michael Anastassiades made the body of Arrangements out of extruded powder-coated aluminium.  Each element connects with... More

Project • By Arno Matis ArchitectureShops

LIGHT FOREST HAIR STUDIO

The Light Forest Hair Studio (aka Yusaf Hair Studio) is among Vancouver’s premiere salons, serving a growing list of international clientele. The organizational concept for the new Vancouver studio is an open plan; minimizing back of house areas to maximize the customer experience in a compact studio environment.   BAMBOO LIGHT GARDEN AMA introduced a totemic lighting element into the space to simultaneously animate and energize the cubic volume. The ‘bamboo chandelier’ in polished metal rises up from the floor rather than dropping down from the ceiling. LED strip lighting is introduced as banding along the randomly spaced bamboo light tubes; the collection of which form an organic light-art garden.   RESPON... More

Project • By Articolo LightingHotels

Quay West Hotel Lobby

Articolo's Double Ball Pendant and Double Ball Wall Sconce feature in the Quay West Hotel & Residential Tower refurbishment in Southbank. Nestled in the heart of Melbourne's arts precinct, the Quay West building refurbishment designed by CoLAB Studio draws cues from the iconic interiors of the neighbouring  Arts Centre and Hamer Hall. The interior juxtaposes purity of form and honesty of artisan craftsmanship to create a poignant design contribution to this special pocket of Melbourne's art and design soul. The Fizi collection is mesmerising with the explosion of bubbles suspended in champagne’sque effervescence. Breathtaking shadow play when Fizi is lit. Wall and ceiling jewellery for the home.  ​Photography... More

Project • By Articolo LightingPrivate Houses

Flinders Residence

Lavishly endowed with glowing Australian timber and limestone, this home has a robust but luxe materials palette "from the earth", says Abe McCarthy of Abe McCarthy Architects. Abe collaborated with interior designer Alice Villella of AV-ID, custom builders Gstruct Group and landscaper Barber Design to establish this warm, inviting family home embedded in open pastures on the Mornington Peninsula.WHAT WAS THE CLIENT’S BRIEF?Abe McCarthy: We had worked with our client, a couple with a growing family, on two prior residential renovations. The essence of the idea of a dream home for them, a new build on the Flinders site, was conceived some years ago. Work began on an initial concept in 2013 to a brief centred on the creation of a family... More

Project • By Articolo LightingPrivate Houses

Annandale House

'Baldwin & Bagnall explore light and scale in the contemporary refresh of a renovated terrace in Sydney’s inner-western suburb of Annandale. Heath Baldwin & Hayden Bagnall are the names behind Baldwin & Bagnall, a Sydney-based multi-disciplinary design practice specialising in bespoke interiors. They were the ideal candidates for taking on the Annandale House; last renovated in the 1980s, lacking in access to natural light and an adequate floorplan. Approached by the client with a clear vision for a modern and comfortable interior, Baldwin & Bagnall needed to demolish the majority of the home and start from scratch. A tedious reshuffle to the home’s layout gave Baldwin & Bagnall the opportunity... More

Project • By mckimmPrivate Houses

The Sussex House

A bold contemporary form and celebration of materiality, showcasing bricks, bluestone and porcelain - embodying the mass of a boulder, delicately floating within the shallows of a deep blue body of pool water, the weighted walls are softened by warm timbers and curves, all perceived through a biophilic line-of-sight.   - For a family of 6, and large extended family, zones and spaces were designed around interactive family life, large gatherings and entertaining.   - Bold contemporary form and materiality, bricks and bluestone softened by curves. - Seamless flow and Biophilic line of sight connecting Indoor to outdoor garden spaces. - Water movement with surrounding shallows and pool, integrating fluid connection of spaces.... More

Project • By Articolo LightingPrivate Houses

The Crescent

'For a sophisticated bespoke interior clearly influenced by its marine location overlooking Sydney Harbour, this luxury boutique three storey residential building is all about curves, rich architectural detailing and quality craftsmanship. Stand-out lighting features include a statement pendant over the marble-themed kitchen island, several unique wall lights and LED strips in the spacious basement car park.' -Words via Est Lighting   This elegant home overlooking Sydney's harbour features the Articolo Float Hover Wall Sconce and Float Pendant, the Fizi Single and Triple Ball Wall Sconce and the Scandal Long Pendant. The Float is a signature Articolo collection which evokes opulence and grace. It is refined lighting inform... More

Project • By Jost ArchitectsApartments

Adela Apartments

The project came about with the development of a large residential block close to the Elwood foreshore and Port Philip Bay. The brief simply requested a spacious apartment product that was cutting edge and contemporary, but subtle both inside and out. The concept of a large apartment resulted in six single level dwellings, each with the proportions of a small house. The apartments are low maintenance, functionally adaptable to appeal to a range of potential residents, and highly sustainable. Externally, rather than go for a standard “stacked wedding cake” form, the building was set back significantly from the adjoining properties on the lower levels. This allowed the main volume of the building to have vertical sides and reduce... More
Portsea House by Austin Design Associates
Portsea House by Austin Design Associates
Portsea House by Austin Design Associates
Portsea House by Austin Design Associates
Portsea House by Austin Design Associates

Project • By Articolo LightingPrivate Houses

Portsea House

'A previously dated but solidly built 90’s style house with ‘good bones’ has been renovated with minimal structural changes but with a comprehensive interior design program. Our clients purchased a large, solidly built and well-located beach house. However, the kitchen was impractical, the large bar unnecessary and the finishes were colourful – the house had the sensibility of a 90’s office interior rather than a home near the beach. Our repeat clients trusted we would give the house a more relaxed and warm feel as well as creating practical spaces for a family that likes to cook and entertain.  As the house was quite large we had sufficient space to enlarge the kitchen and include the client’s sele... More

Project • By Luigi Rosselli ArchitectsPrivate Houses

Arch-Texture

It is not a coincidence that the word ‘Arch’ is found in both ‘Arch-itecture’ and ‘Arch-aic’.1 In recent times there has been a resurgence in the use of the ‘Arch’ in architectural forms throughout the world.  Why? Most likely as the result of a generational ebb and flow in our cultural relationship to our collective history; a youthful break with our past replaced with a mature revaluation. Modernism emerged from the conformist historicism of the Victorian era and sought to euthanise that past architectural narrative, and so few arches were visible in its rigid Euclidian geometry.  However, following the excesses of the Second World War a melancholic reappearance of a veiled neocla... More

Project • By Articolo LightingPrivate Houses

Huntingtower Road

Completed by architectural developer Orchard Piper, Huntingtower Road offers this beautifully proportioned home in the heart of Armadale. In collaboration with esteemed architects Jolson and landscape architects Myles Baldwin Design, this rare property comprises ten finely detailed homes immersed in greenery. Purposefully-designed to encourage and cultivate an indoor-outdoor lifestyle, this premiere residence offers ample amenity and comfortable living spaces. Designed for secure and convenient living, residents may enjoy the freedom of a ‘lock up and leave’ lifestyle.This elegant garden residential project features the Articolo Fizi Pendant, the Scandal Long Pendant and both Slim and Fizi Wall Sconces. The Fizi collection... More

Project • By Articolo LightingPrivate Houses

Apartment 06

Situated on the third floor of a classic Grade-II Listed building in West London, this apartment is set across what was once four separate houses. The expansive lateral layout emphasises the extraordinary sense of space.  The living areas communicate through sets of large double doors, so the space can feel private when necessary, but also has a sociable, open flow to it.  The rooms are punctuated with charismatic pockets of colour: a rich brown in the sitting room and subtle peach emerging in the dining room.  Marble and touches of burnished brass are combined with rich fabrics including bouclé, velvet and wool to enhance the sense of feminine elegance and comfort.    For this residential project an Artico... More
Articolo Indi Pendant Extra Large
Articolo Indi Pendant Extra Large
Articolo Indi Pendant Extra Large
Articolo Indi Pendant Extra Large
Articolo Lumi Wall Sconce

Project • By Articolo LightingPrivate Houses

Hill House by Decus Interiors

Timeless with a twist. Melding a classic yet contemporary interior from which to appreciate a jaw-dropping view of the city skyline, this family home was designed to last a lifetime. Responding to a brief for the ultimate in quality of finishes and furnishings whilst mindfully avoiding a gallery of showpieces, we grounded our aesthetic in the European inflexion of the architectural language. Layering an energetic and warm palette with the selection of playful art, we balanced fine materiality and specification of timeless bespoke furniture pieces, to carefully shape a resounding sense of home for this busy family of six.   Words - Decus InteriorsArchitecture - Luigi Rosselli ArchitectsBuilder - Critharis ConstructionPhotography - An... More

Project • By Vittorio Grassi Architetto and PartnersRural

Podere Bedano

The property, an antique Tuscan farm whose original nucleus dates back to 1712, lies near Casale Marittimo, a small town of the Alta Maremma, located 10 km inland from the sea. The challenge was to introduce and involve minimal and contemporary architectural elements in an environment rich in nature and tradition. The solution adopted to achieve this objective has been to maintain as much as possible the vernacular architecture of Maremma using local technologies and materials for the external envelope, juxtaposing minimal design and clean interiors. The help of local workers during the construction phase has been crucial for plugging the building in the landscape and environment context and to respect local architectural traditions. Act... More