A neighbourhood is being reborn in the heart of Auckland’s city fringe. Currently in its second stage of development, SKHY is located on the corner of Symonds Street and Khyber Pass (hence its name) on an elevated site that is within walking distance of all the main centres.
An apartment for a creative couple – an opera director and a film director – offers up drama and grand gestures mixed with subtle and delicate moments.
This sophisticated, nine-storey inn was designed by Jaime Hayon as a contemporary take on classic Spanish motifs.
The home of Puerto Rico’s leading luxury residential developer is a fitting gem on the Caribbean coast.
This holiday home in the Hawke’s Bay is equal parts relaxation, art gallery, viewing platform and a subtle homage to Palm Springs.
Borrowing from Moorish motifs, Brazilian vernacular, contemporary art and a playful melding of colour and forms, this home is never, ever dull.
A multi-generational home extension in Quebec uses contemporary flair to build on the past.
A show flat’s interior is emboldened through a cross-continental lifestyle and design collaboration.
This Auckland home is a cabinet of curiosities filled to the rafters with meticulous design and well-curated art.
Nestled into the sand dunes, this bach provides close communion with Auckland’s west coast and acts as a simplified expression of a strong architectural voice.
This chalet beside a Canadian lake is built for relaxation, socialising and unabashed communion with nature.
A 100-year-old tree in a former orchard in London gives this house clear design directions.
Theatricality, robustness and confident pride of place make this Waiheke home a true head-turner.
The interior of the 2016 House of the Year at the World Architecture Festival uses chiselled forms to follow the sun.
A home by Troppo Architects in northern New South Wales that is “always forest, always beach, always lighthouse.”
Featuring crisp geometry and rigorous detailing, this lean timber-clad home was designed for sustainability and comfort.
On the merits and elegance of architectural simplicity.
A pair of pavilions come together to create a family home that considers privacy, thermal comfort and spatial delight.
Located on a mountainside in a clearing in the São Paulo jungle, this house has its head in the trees and its feet in the undergrowth.
This inner-city Auckland villa has been transformed from a dated character into a classic-minimalist urban retreat.
A home in a former cooking school mixes luxe and casual for a serene domestic recipe.
Textures and natural materials abound in this Auckland home, yet a soothing palette ensures its art and objects does not visually burden its inhabitants.
This Italian apartment shows that emulating elegance is the easy part… creating style with substance is a far more elusive enterprise.
Design matriarchs Patrizia Moroso and Patricia Urquiola have come together to create the former’s Italian home. The result is brimming with textures and imagination.
A house extension in France that is adventurous, honest and respects its surrounding landscape.
This stylish family home intelligently tackles urban restrictions by building directly under London.
Made of timber, stone and steel, and topped with concrete, this home is the result of exceptional interaction between layers.
Fashion designer Kenzo Takada opens the doors to his beloved Paris apartment.
2016’s Australian House of the Year is a warm, inviting gem on Sydney’s Darling Harbour.
A couple’s collection of rare and unusual design and art pieces finds harmony in this tiny loft apartment that boasts a view of a historic windmill.
This striking, contemporary cabin in central Norway uses glass, timber and pared-back design for an Oslo family’s ideal mountain getaway.
Inspired by a Japanese ‘sleeping box’, this Berlin apartment radiates colour.
A collection of interconnected alcoves redefines the notion of a traditional farmhouse in this Gordonton homestead.
Big interior design ideas fill this shoebox-sized apartment in Taiwan.
A refuge for introverts living extroverted lives gives rise to a compact house that hints at concealment and… superheroes.
A Tasmanian home informed by the tactility and comfort of an antique book collection.
The Hayes Paddock community in Hamilton has a new relaxed neighbourhood eatery with a distinct local flavour.
A central courtyard and walls of glass ensure this contemporary, beach-inspired iteration of a villa makes the most of its sloping site.
This coastal retreat in Estoril, Portugal uses art, colour and bespoke furniture to create a vibrant haven.
Art Deco detailing, soft corners, circles and chunky lines make this a friendly tropical villa dripping with style.