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No longer neglected – Amsterdam

The creative director of design studio Framework has turned a neglected 19th-century warehouse in Amsterdam into a fun but elegant family home for his wife and two children. The house is located along the waters of the city's Prinsengracht in the historic building which has over the years fallen into a state of almost complete ruin, but owner Thomas Geerlings – founder of local design studio...

White Diamond House – Mexico

In the affluent neighbourhood of Bosques de las Lomas in Mexico City, architecture firm Taller Aragones has designed a spacious, all-white Modernist home Rombo IV. Characterized by its impressive geometric forms and open plan layout, Rombo, meaning rhombus in English, refers to the diamond-shaped design of the house. As its name implies, ‘Rombo IV’ is the fourth in a series...

Following emotion – Mykonos

Set in Mykonos and blessed with unobstructed views of the sun setting over the island of Delos in the Aegean Sea, Athens-based architecture practice K-Studio took a different approach to design by building a house where “form follows emotion rather than function”. A house that unfolds around an outdoors living area that can be used throughout the day...

Creating joyful moments – Palm Beach

Woorak House is situated in Sydney's Palm Beach region perched on the tip of a peninsula that's bordered on one side by the Pacific ocean and Pittiwater bay. Despite its location, the site of the family holiday home had no direct views of the surrounding coast. CM Studio decided to build the new house as a sequence of pavilions that are...

A once ruinous state – France

When Timothee Mercier, of architectural practice Extra Medium parents' purchased land in South of France’s Vaucluse department in the early 2000s. There was a small farmhouse that had been weathering away for more than a decade. It stood on a hill, fading comfortably into the landscape. When his parents approached Timothee to rebuild it, it was still soft in its ruinous...

Eucalyptus House

Pipa House could easily feel at home in Australia, as it does in Brazil, given its chilled design and main building product is eucalyptus trees. Developed as a prototype by Bernardes Architects, in partnership with a construction company and a couple of entrepreneurs, who wanted to design a house that could be replicated and sold to other clients,...

Candy coloured hideaway

Comprising a trove of zany built-in features, contrasting materials, rose-tinted glass partitions, and a collection of manga and cartoon inspired figurines and artwork, the house is a marvel of bespoke design and fun. Designed as a holiday house for the owner and her 3 felines in Zhunan in the northwest of Taiwan. Designed by KC Design Studio the house is a...

The retro futuristic iSphere

In this time of lock-down and social distancing we wonder about the mutation of our social life and the effects of the deprivation of physical touch. In response of that, Berlin-based collective Plastique Fantastique has created iSphere, a transparent spherical PPE influenced by the science fiction comics of the 50s and the creations of the utopian movements of the 60s. “The...

OLSEN + ORMANDY- inspired by nature & the subconscious

Louise Olsen and Stephen Ormandy established Dinosaur Designs which has grown to be one of Australia's leading design brands specialising in resin and metal jewellery and home wares for over 30 years. Alongside their roles as Creative Directors of Dinosaur Designs, Stephen Ormandy and Louise Olsen have maintained and continued their independent artistic practices which comes to prominence in their most recent collaboration with luxury rug...

French intervention

Located within the historical center of a well-preserved village of Castries, in France,  is a renovated old wine barn and adjacent house. Revived by Architecture studio (ma!ca), the project is based on the dialogue between architecture, history, and technicity, generating a unique design with attention to detail. The studio has carried out the renovation, keeping the components that reveal the...

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