Art Series - Autumn

Autumn has arrived. Let us rejoice, “the season of mellow fruitfulness” has us in its thrall. For those mellow days ahead, we turn once again from the beach and the balmy sun to the inward glow of hearth and home. Of shorter days not warm enough to stave off the onset of the encroaching winter. Of the chestnuts glowing in the brazier, a carafe of… Read More

Format Architects - Buxton Rise

Buxton Rise is a weekend getaway in the bush. My aim was to create a house that offers a sense of calm. Primarily that’s achieved through framing views from inside out to the landscape, using basic geometric forms, natural materials and simple detailing. I wanted to express the fire place because it enhances that sense of calm and wellbeing. It’s an important design element and… Read More

Milton Park Country House Hotel & Spa - Photo Credit:

Milton Park Country House Hotel & Spa is a five star hotel offering luxurious accommodation, fine cuisine and impeccable yet discreet service in an atmosphere of relaxed sophistication. Located on the beautiful grounds of Milton Park Country Hotel, the fireplace renovation in this villa needed to incorporate the Cheminees Philippe firebox, wood storage and display for the unique pottery created by the owner. The solution… Read More

Cheminees Philippe Radiante 1200 - Architects: BKK Architects, Builder: Overend Constructions, Photographer: Peter Bennetts

Beached House has been conceived formally as an exercise in volumetric origami; folding of spaces over and upon each other. In this way the house resembles a small village or informal site occupation that has aggregated over time. There are a number of these folded spatial sequences within the house that allow for playful discovery and encounter as well as opportunities for varying connections between… Read More

Cheminees Philippe Radiante 846 2V - Architect: BKK Architects, Builder: Overend Construction, Photographer: Shannon McGrath

The project introduces a rich palette of materials that engage with the exterior landscape. There are two main elements that ‘anchor’ the interiors; the folding split-faced concrete block wall and the stone fireplace (Radiante 846 2V) in the centre of the living spaces. These two, robust features are the focus of the design; all other spaces and material selections are complementary to these. Cheminees Philippe… Read More

Portsea-House - Architects: BKK Architects, Builder: Layton Builders

The clients’ preference for containing the dwelling within a minimal footprint reflects their original brief to BKK Architects, that new built form should exert minimum impact on the existing vegetation, and should complement existing contours on the block. A palette of neutral materials, predominantly natural timbers with dark non-reflective metal components, was used to minimise visual impact. The emphasis on natural materials extends to the… Read More

Cheminees Philippe Radiante 700 - BKK Architects, Photographer: Shannon McGrath

Dolls House is an idea about providing flexible, highly sustainable living that is responsive to its context and able to adapt to the changing needs of a family over a long life-span. The first known Doll’s house, originally called a ‘baby house’ in 1557 was a showcase for local creatives and craftspeople to display their wares. The Dolls House later became a play thing for… Read More

North Warrandyte House - Architect: Alexandra Buchanan Architecture, Photographer: Marvelle Photography

This bold contemporary home perches high above the Yarra River at North Warrandyte on a raised plateau nestled amongst dense native bushland. North Warrandyte House - Architect: Alexandra Buchanan Architecture, Photographer: Marvelle PhotographyNorth Warrandyte House - Architect: Alexandra Buchanan Architecture, Photographer: Marvelle Photography   “The Cheminees Philippe makes quite the focal feature in lovely Warrandyte, we love it!” Alexandra Buchanan Architect   North Warrandyte House… Read More

Cheminees Philippe Radiante 846 2V - Ivanhoe: Creative Zoning

A lot of thought and planning goes into designing a modern hearth for a new home. The desire for large, open planned living and dining spaces, often necessitates creative zoning that also flows. This cleverly designed plinth storage unit delineates between the different uses of the room whilst still maintaining an open feel. With storage in mind, this unique, custom made, metal stand integrates the… Read More

Vogue Living Warehouse Conversion. Cheminees Philippe Radiante 930 - Photography: Jellis Craig

One of Fitzroy's most impressive boutique warehouse conversions, this 2-level architectural showpiece was ahead its time when created and continues to set the benchmark in open design, urban luxury and energy efficiency. (Jellis Craig) Sitting proud on a high base, the Radiante 930’s bay window design offers excellent views to the dancing flames and slow combustion, radiant heat efficiently and effectively heats this large open… Read More