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Turf Design Studio, Cox Architecture and Chada have collaborated to deliver a new eco-luxe retreat in one of Sydney’s most iconic destinations. Taronga Zoo Wildlife Retreat is part of a $164.5M development program between Taronga Zoo and the NSW Government to improve the famous tourist site over the next 10 years.
Project name
Taronga Zoo Wildlife Retreat
Architecture firm
Cox Architecture
Location
Mosman, New South Wales, Australia
Photography
Mike Chorley, Guy Wilkinson, David Li
Located at the edge of the sea within a field of black lava, this four-bedroom, 7,000-square-foot retreat has been designed in sympathy with its surroundings. Like a small village, the set of six modest structures—a central main hale (Hawaiian for house), four guest hales, and a garage—are arrayed around a shared, terraced courtyard. Each structure...
Project name
Huaniwai Retreat
Architecture firm
Walker Warner Architects
Location
Kona, Hawaii
Photography
Matthew Millman
A home that defines ‘long awaited’ arrival - a home where one yearns to be - a home which is a subsistent part of someone’s memories - a home which signals ‘always’ the coming back - ‘Om Winter Retreat’ is a vacation home for a Non-Resident Indian client. Crafted in the envelope of brick cladded walls, it is a one bedroom home of 950 sq.ft serving...
Project name
OM Winter Retreat
Architecture firm
Studio 2+2
Location
Rancharda, Ahmedabad, Gujarat
Photography
Inclined Studio
A series of family cabins hidden in the forest, overlooking Washington's Hood Canal and inspired by the native killdeer bird. The retreat is an expression of ‘tactile modernism’, connecting the family to the sensation and physical experiences of the Puget sound ecosystem.
Project name
Hood Cliff Retreat
Architecture firm
Wittman Estes Architecture+Landscape
Location
Hood Canal, Hansville, WA
Photography
Andrew Pogue
Mysk Al Badayer Retreat" has won the 2020 and 2021 World Luxury Hotel Award for Luxury Desert Resort in the Middle East and North Africa. Located in the southern desert region of Sharjah along Dubai-Hatta Road, this project has been developed by Sharjah Investment and Development Authority – Shurooq, and is being operated by Sharjah Collection by M...
Project name
Mysk Al Badayer Retreat - Desert Camp
Architecture firm
Wael Al-Masri Planners & Architects (WMPA), Amman, Jordan
Location
Sharjah, UAE
Photography
WMPA, Mysk Al Badayer Retreat
On an ocean front mountain top, between tall grasses and acacia forests, walls meander in and out of the wild and wind swept landscape to create an 8 room retreat. Rugged, curvaceous concrete walls define the boundaries between architecture and landscape, wandering inside and outside to create public and private spaces.
Project name
Wandering Walls
Architecture firm
XRANGE Architects
Location
Hengchun, Pingtung, Taiwan
Photography
Kuo-Min Lee, Lorenzo Pierucci
Veliz Arquitecto: The facade on the right drives ventilation through the pulmonary valve into the pulmonary artery and the lungs.  The house is oxygenated as it passes through its interior and returns to the individual through the pulmonary veins located on the roof, entering the left atrium and thus a whole continuous shekel.
Project name
Heart Retreat House
Architecture firm
Veliz Arquitecto
Location
Cuba
Tools used
SketchUp, Lumion, Adobe Photoshop