Pigmento Experimenta infuses Pan Plano pizzeria in Argentina with rustic charm

July 15, 2018 Bridget Cogley 0

Pigmento Experimenta Studio has aimed to evoke the quaintness of Italian cafes and streets at this pizza restaurant in Córdoba by installing bicycles and street lamps inside. The Pan Plano pizzeria is situated on a corner lot along a main avenue in the Argentinian city, and boasts a large patio for dining outside. Despite occupying

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Normal Studio refurbish Appartement N°50 in Le Corbusier’s iconic Cité Radieuse

July 15, 2018 Katie de Klee 0

French duo Normal Studio have become the latest designers to overhaul an apartment inside Le Corbusier’s Cité Radieuse building in Marseille. Jean-Marc Drut is the owner of Appartement N°5, one of 337 homes inside the housing block that is one of Le Corbusier’s most famous designs. Every year he hands over his home to a new

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Gold paint drips down green mural at Chelsea Pied-à-Terre by Stadt Architecture

July 14, 2018 Eleanor Gibson 0

Vancouver’s “lush” Stanley Park provided the cues for a painterly green and gold mural in this New York apartment, which local studio Stadt Architecture has renovated for a Canadian couple. Located in the city’s Chelsea neighbourhood, the 550-square-foot (51-square-metre) post-war apartment belongs to clients who spend most of their time in Vancouver. The project is

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Breathe Architecture converts film studio head offices into Paramount House Hotel

July 14, 2018 Natasha Levy 0

Australian practice Breathe Architecture has transformed the former headquarters of Paramount Pictures in Sydney into a boutique hotel with warm and tactile interiors. The Paramount House Hotel is situated on Commonwealth Street in the trendy Surry Hills surburb, set within the former headquarters of film studio Paramount Pictures and an adjacent warehouse. The two buildings

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“Could architecture and design do anything to alleviate ‘walmartism’?”

July 13, 2018 Aaron Betsky 0

Walmart’s textureless surfaces are intended to look as cheap possible. But surely, mulls Aaron Betsky, even a little tactility could improve the stores and other similar spaces without breaking the bank. Texture is a class thing. The more money you have, the more texture you get. The reverse is true of lighting and sound: the

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Devan Skuban envisions Brexit museum for east London

July 12, 2018 Natasha Levy 0

Royal College of Art graduate Devan Skuban has designed a conceptual Brexit-themed museum that would look into how Britain’s departure from the European Union will impact immigrants. Named Brexit: A Sense of Autonomy, the project is Skuban’s final project on the interior design masters course at the Royal College of Art. The museum would be set within a

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The Waterfront Retreat by Koichi Takada Architects

July 11, 2018 Erin 0

Photography by Tom Ferguson Photography   Koichi Takada Architects have designed a new house in Sydney, Australia, that sits on a steeply sloping waterfront lot, with sandstone walls and expansive water views.   The terraced, four level house progressively steps down towards the water, while a series of floating platforms are presented as a sequence of […]

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Kelder Architects Have Designed A House That Opens To A Courtyard With A BBQ Terrace, A Grassy Lawn, And A Pool

July 10, 2018 Erin 0

Photography by Angus Martin Photography   Kelder Architects have recently completed a custom contemporary house in Brisbane, Australia, that was designed for their builder/developer client. The new house design replaced a 1960’s brick & tile house, however a breeze block screen from the original house was recycled into the new design, and also inspired the design of the […]

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Robitaille Curtis stretches trapeze net across void at Atrium Townhome in Montreal

July 10, 2018 Jenna McKnight 0

An atrium ringed with wooden slats and topped with netting is the focal point of this slender Montreal dwelling, which has been overhauled by Canadian studio Robitaille Curtis. Located in the city’s Westmount neighbourhood, the Atrium Townhome project involved a major revamp of a narrow, rectangular home that was cramped and outdated. Robitaille Curtis, a

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Berlin restaurant LA Poke takes its cues from Hockney painting A Bigger Splash

July 9, 2018 Natashah Hitti 0

The forms and colours of a David Hockney painting are referenced in this Berlin poke restaurant, designed by Ester Bruzkus Architekten to feel “as relaxed as a day at a California pool”. LA Poke, which serves Hawaiian-style Poke Bowls, is based on Hockney’s 1967 painting A Bigger Splash, which depicts a splash in the swimming pool beside

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Anna Karlin turns fire-damaged print shop into her “imperfect” New York studio and gallery

July 8, 2018 Eleanor Gibson 0

New York designer Anna Karlin has given a print shop in the city, which was ruined in a fire, a new life as her studio and gallery, decorated with rough plasterwork, Shaker-style furniture and bulbous lamps. Karlin runs a small design team – working across a range of disciplines like furniture, lighting and jewellery –

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Aurora Aquitectos turns Portuguese family home into brightly-hued hostel

July 8, 2018 Natasha Levy 0

Portuguese practice Aurora Aquitectos has transformed an old family home near Lisbon into a hostel, with colourful accents throughout based on the tropical patina of sunshine and vacations. The hostel is situated just west of the capital in the coastal town of Cascais, an area frequented by both locals and tourists for its marina and

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Aurora Aquitectos turns Portuguese family home into brightly-hued hostel

July 8, 2018 Natasha Levy 0

Portuguese practice Aurora Aquitectos has transformed an old family home near Lisbon into a hostel, with colourful accents throughout based on the tropical patina of sunshine and vacations. The hostel is situated just west of the capital in the coastal town of Cascais, an area frequented by both locals and tourists for its marina and

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Nitton Architects knock through walls to create “mini house” inside Singapore flat

July 7, 2018 Natasha Levy 0

Open living spaces, adaptable furniture and an indoor garden helped Nitton Architects create a homely apartment inside a tightly-packed residential block in north-east Singapore. The apartment – which is aptly titled House in a Flat – is situated in the town of Sengkang, set within an 800-unit residential development. It belongs to Liting Lee, founder

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JK Lab Architects Have Designed A New Cafe In Ukraine

July 6, 2018 Erin 0

Photography by Sergey Zhabskiy   JK Lab Architects have designed Moloko Bar, a small cafe in Odessa, Ukraine, that combines blues and yellow with natural materials and a couple of fun design elements.   Outside, a bright white facade is highlighted by the use of yellow awnings and a yellow door. Photography by Sergey Zhabskiy […]

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The Cornish House by Brett Farrow Architect

July 5, 2018 Erin 0

Photography by Paul Rivera Architectural Photography   Brett Farrow Architect has completed the Cornish House, a new modern residential project located in the Southern California Coastal community of Encinitas. The small two bedroom home makes full use of the site’s panoramic ocean views from its hilltop location on a small and irregularly trapezoidal shaped lot. […]

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ONG&ONG Have Designed A Thai Apartment Inspired By A NYC Loft

July 5, 2018 Erin 0

  ONG&ONG have designed ‘The FHM Bachelor Apartment’, a modern New York inspired loft that’s located within a high-rise building in Bangkok, Thailand.   The main living areas are all open plan and enjoy a 270° panoramic view of the Bangkok cityscape. In the living room, a mirrored wall reflects the view, while marble has […]