I have to take my hat off to architects Fearon Hay, run by Tim Hay and Jeff Fearon, who have completed the ‘Te Arai’ House, named after a small community on the east coast of the North Island of New Zealand, that sits amongst the dunes and pine forest in this same location. These gabled
Our book OEN Issue 1 profiled Japanese architect Tadao Ando’s work. I visited each location personally and documented these spaces with just my camera taking notes during or after the visit ...
Located in Sunnyvale, CA the Twin Gable House is an Eichler home originally designed by Quincy Jones and Frederick Emmons in 1962. The owners fell in love with the inward-looking courtyard scheme that featured living spaces wrapped around a central, open air atrium. However, they wanted to update th
With so many contemporary builds out there it takes a special kind of house to really wow. Le Corbusier said, “You employ stone, wood, and concrete, and with these materials you build houses and palaces.” Architect Fabian Tan is certainly heeding his advice with his newest build titled &
I’ve taken a particular liking to the work of Spanish interior and industrial designer Francesc Rifé. Since our own concept here at OEN is based around craft, simplicity, and good design it’s great to see Francesc is on a similar wavelength. Also influenced heavily by minimalism and tak
We often assign negative connotations to modern architecture, referencing the cold, static nature of such an environment and how the clinical aesthetic doesn’t truly align with what it means to be a human being. Rougher around the edges, a sense of freedom, also the element of play and creativ
Alexis Christodoulou, a 3D-artist based in Cape Town, South Africa decided to take it upon himself to build his own dream-like modernist scenes turning his visions in to reality.
Steven Holl is a big architect but I wanted to discuss how these bigger projects bring together people and communities so that we all can prosper, grow and achieve a bigger vision.
As part of our travel series we take a visit to Chochikukyo House in Kyoto Prefecture that was designed in the 1920's and integrates both Japanese and Western techniques respectively.
We take a visit to the beautiful Yodoko Guest House in Hyogo, Japan designed by famed architect Frank Lloyd Wright in 1918 that has now been restored and opened for the public to enjoy.
Italian Design Studio MORQ have really shone on their selection of smaller residential builds that almost hunker down and integrate deeply in to the nature that surrounds them.
China-based studio Neri&Hu have been applying both Eastern and Western styles to create some intriguing architecture that incorporates traditional elements with a modernist spin.