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Project • By PLANG GUY Co., Ltd.Private Houses


HAUS 18 is a private residence in Chiangrai, designed for a family who wants to break away from living in a confined space of shophouse but still wants a harmonious merge between the workspace and living space. The design of HAUS 18 intends to create... More

Project • By Jackson TeecePrivate Houses

Gresham Street House

This re-creation of a family home, tailored to its occupant’s lifestyles, was realised through careful consideration of layout and context. Gresham Street House is an example of vernacular architecture, the architect and Director of Jackson Tee... More

Project • By Ming ArchitectsHousing

Sunset House

The site for this bungalow house lies at a busy road junction in western Singapore with a long view axis towards the main road. An L-shaped building layout plan creates a private garden at the rear corner of the site. The architectural concept of the... More

Project • By Timur Designs LLPPrivate Houses

Trevose Crescent House

The site is elevated one floor above the road level which allows an access directly from the road level into a full basement comprising a large car park, entrance foyer, wine cellar and utility rooms. The form of the house takes on a series of o... More

Project • By Studio Kyze Arquitetura e DesignPrivate Houses

Oasis House

Just a few houses make up the gated community where the house is inserted. Away from the most busy avenues in the city, it is dominated by a cozy silence and a well-wooded internal road. The differential of this interior project is certainly the aff... More

Project • By REFRESH*DESIGN Studio for ArchitecturePrivate Houses

Centre Court House

Located in a very exclusive suburb, this residence enjoys the rare luxury of a private tennis court, which is one of the main features of this property. Removing the dated extension from the early 90s, the proposed design opens the house to the tenni... More

Project • By Shaun Lockyer Architects (SLa)Private Houses


Bennison is a contemporary new family home that prioritizes the landscape and connection to outdoors with sub-tropical living as its primary focus. Built within a character precinct, the house strategically subverts the ‘timber and tin’ a... More

Project • By Pomeroy StudioHousing

B House

B House is a modern reinterpretation of a black and white bungalow in the 21st century. Its green credentials not only promotes the carbon well-being of the natural environment, but also the health and well-being of its inhabitants. By doing this, th... More

Project • By úbáli tropical livingHotels

Kabëk (Quetzal)

Úbáli Tropical Living develops eco-friendly modular homes for private and hotel projects in Costa Rica, a Franco-Costa Rican alliance that consists of the implementation of pre-designed structures that respond to a series of tourist dev... More

Project • By Alexandra Buchanan ArchitecturePrivate Houses


Amaroo is a stunning new build family home in Brisbane's inner west suburb of Bardon. Sited on a wide fronted, sloping block in the leafy river city suburb the design provides for the ultimate sub-tropical living that maximises vast open connection t... More

Project • By POD (People Oriented Design)Private Houses

Big Small House

The Big Small House embodies “The Least House Necessary” philosophy, embracing client/architectcollaboration, and presenting a new model for sustainable tropical living that is grounded in successfulhistoric precedents. The brief called f... More

Project • By KWA ArchitectsSupermarkets

DMN Super

The brief called for a 75,000 sq.ft. mixed development project inclusive of a supermarket, fashion & other retail outlets , a food court, carparks and 4 furnished apartments for short term stays. The design intended to fit into the street scale o... More

Project • By Bark DesignPrivate Houses

Springs Beach House

A spectacular coastal site called for a complementary beach house to integrate with the landscape and take advantage of ocean, light and views: striking the perfect balance between prospect and refuge. Located on Central Queensland's 'Discovery... More



Sicart& Smith Architects is an international boutique design firm located in Vietnam at Ho Chi Minh City. Lead by Franck Sicart and Julien Smith, 2 French architects, the company develops modern and tropical design in architecture and interior design... More

Project • By Chloe NaughtonPrivate Houses

Inverdon House

A house for a soon-to-be-retired couple, Inverdon House certainly challenges ‘the norm’ in the small regional town where it is located. This is largely for its use of the hard-wearing, low-maintenance material of masonry which would otherwise typical... More