Archive for the ‘ architecture ’ Category

Kim Høltermand : Architecture through the lens

Kim Høltermand (born 1977) is a Danish architectural photographer who also works as a fingerprints expert in The Crime Scene Unit of The Danish National Police when he’s not out taking moody epic photos of modern architecture. The 32-year-old has become well known in the field of architectural photography, being featured in endless amounts of blogs and international magazines such as Baumeister, DWELL, D-Mode, GRAFIK, Euroman, Politiken, C-Heads Magazine, etc.

“Nightlines”- Metro in Copenhagen, Denmark by KHR Architects

“Metropolis” – Metropolis in Copenhagen, Denmark by Future Systems and Danielsen Architecture

“Hyllie Water Tower”- Sweden

“Torres 01”-Torre Agbar in Barcelona, Spain by Jean Nouvel Ateliers

Kim won 1st price in the 2009 International Photography Awards, in the pro category “Architecture – Buildings”.


Yarra House : Melbourne : Australia

Victoria (the state) is by far at the top of my list when it comes to Australian Architecture.

Yarra house celebrates modern Australian family life in its generosity of space, without ostentation, that is both practical and serviceable.   The palette is natural and subtle, respecting its materiality, with an emphasis on the handcrafted.

The focal point and central pivot of the house is a sculptural circular staircase.  This transitional element divides the entire double-storey space as it stretches out into a steeply sloping site.

Curved surfaces play against rigid lines in a style that the architects describe as ‘archaic’ – an effortless blend of both the primitive and artistic. Substance was the primary factor in the selection of timbers, stone and every other interior feature.

One seems to get lost in the beauty where the floors become walls; walls become ceilings; and ceilings open up to sky.

Light cascades down oak and white plastered surfaces. It washes over limestone and marble, illuminating art, furniture and every handcrafted and natural surface throughout the house.

Project : Yarra House

Architect : Leeton pionton Architects

In association with Susi Leeton Architects

Photography : Peter Bennetts

Painting : Song Ling and works can be found at Eva Breuer Art Dealer

The Gauge : workplace

The latest Green Star-rated building, the Gauge at Melbourne’s Docklands, is the next big thing for Lend Lease, which is riding the green style wave after the success of its award-winning building, 30 The Bond, in Sydney.  The building was complete in April 2008



The Gauge

Throughout The Gauge, where the focus is on the individual, traditional desks interplay with work style alternatives.  The cosy lounge area by the open fire is complete with board games and magazines, it’s a sanctuary for personal time.  The environment is diverse managing to keep it social, but professional.  The glazed meetings rooms with a natural stream of light, foster collaboration and team work, while elsewhere den-like concrete walls enclose for privacy.  This sophisticated result reflects the authenticity and diversity of Melbourne’s commercial and cultural aesthetics.



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Hecker Phelan & Guthrie in association with WHO Design and Lend Lease


photo: Marcus Clinton


Fjall Ski Lodge : Falls Creek

The Fjall Luxury apartments in Falls Creek, Victoria. Interior Design by Paul Hecker.  Looks like it’s going to be a bumper year for skiing the Aussie slopes. This place is exactly where I’d like to play.   via The Cool Hunter to read more.



‘Berman House’ on the market

Architect Harry Seidler built the Berman House from 1996 – 99 at Joadja, NSW Australia.  WOW what a house!

Berman House

I’m not a huge lover of Harry Seidler’s work, but this house is one to be admired.  Dramatically positioned overlooking the Wingecarribee River, this home is set amongst 147 acres of Natural bush including 2 whooping kms or prime river frontage.  To read more about this amazing property OR show an expression of interest please click here Drew Lindsay

Berman house Lounge