When Cox Architecture decided to build their new office in Melbourne it was a trip that took them down the less beaten path. Dubbed as ‘’ the new nerve-center of the company’s operations was built to comfortable accommodate individual working spaces for the 75 employees who specializes in departments varying from model-making and desktop publishing to administrative staff and IT support.
It is the lower level that holds the open plan living area in white along with the modern kitchen and a dashing dining space. A woodsy dining table and matching benches break the visual monotony here with natural light creating a cheerful setting.
Oslo-based architect Jon Danielsen Aarhus designed this cabin in rural Norway. Cabin Ustaoset’s interior walls floors and ceilings are clad in pinewood. While the stark impact of the pinewood is quite striking it nevertheless emphasises a homey sheltered feel. One can imagine curling up inside during one of Norway’s harsh winters.
This part of the project was designed keeping in mind the needs of one of the clients who is an artist and an art collector. This clever placement of individual units creates a central courtyard which brings the outdoors inside.
Designed by Cheng Franco Arquitectos it is the innovative use of corten steel panels for the upper cantilevered levels that catches your attentions instantly. The steel panels give the holiday home a dynamic colorful and texturally vibrant exterior even as concrete acts as the more stoic counterpart.