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DRAWING FIRE

, Swiss-educated architect Luigi Rosselli in a beehive, or rather The Beehive – his Surry Hills’ studio in Sydney. Its honeycomb facade was a joint effort with his architect son Raffaello, who is also interested in sustainability and re-use. “We were exploring different materials when I suggested using terracotta roof tiles discarded from a client’s house,” says Luigi. The resulting pattern is mesmeric, with the elemental warmth of the irregular tiles adding a rustic informality to what is a highly calibrated design practice. This duality runs through his approach. His hand drawings of buildings tend to be

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