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Memphis Style

The history of terrazzo can be traced back to the ancient mosaics of Egypt, its predecessors come from Italy. The form of terrazzo used today derives partly from the 18th century pavimento alla Veneziana Venetian Pavement and the cheaper seminato. Pavimento alla Veneziana had workers place marble fragments next to each other in a mortar base. Terrazzo is also related to the technique seminato for...

House Of Heras opulent Debut

House Of Heras is a boutique design studio led by award winning designer Silvana Azzi Heras, who specialises in highly decorative designs applied to a variety of textiles including wallpapers and fabric. With 17 years as the Head Designer for Baz Luhrmann and Catherine Martin, Silvana’s work on films such as The Great Gatsby, Moulin Rouge and more has been widely recognized. Her time on...

Minimal land – Western Australia

House A is the first of three carbon neutral dwellings in Scarborough made from high recycled content concrete panels and whitewashed recycled brick. Designed by architects Whispering Smith, the house is 3 storey mini tower with a garage underneath and a loft on top. Minimal land, minimal house, minimal life. "House A embodies our desire to build something relevant...

Mexican Beach House

Built in the 1950s on the top of a steep incline in Sayulita, a surfing town on the West coast of Mexico, among palm and almond trees, plantains , the original two-storey building was in dire need of renovation due to humidity problems and lack of maintenance. Recently renovated by Mexico and Sweden-based architectural practice MAIN OFFICE the architects thoroughly redesigned the...

The Rock House – Kuwait

The Rock House is located in a corner lot in the residential district of Al-Salem, Kuwait. The project  was developed with a double condition imposed by the clients: giving complete privacy to its users; and become an iconic element in the neighbourhood. The building is a folded structure of reinforced concrete as an origami which is in stark contrast to its neighbouring buildings. Designed by...

Luxury reinvented

THEKRANE is a our stoke of genius in reinvention, an aesthetic oasis amidst an industrial landscape on the edge of Nordhavn, one of the last harbours under renovation in Denmark’s capital. Spearheaded by visionary owner Klaus Kastbjerg and architect / master builder Mads Møller from Arcgency, the concept builds on its dark past as a crane for loading coal by using black as...

Miss Wong Montreal

Occupying a former nightclub in Laval, a Québécois city next to Montreal, the alluring Miss Wong is a new Asian brasserie inspired by the urban exoticism of Far East Asia. Named after the famed 1920s and 30s Chinese-American actress Anna May Wong, the restaurant was designed by Montréal-based studio Ménard Dworkind Architecture & design (MRDK) as a reflection of the...

Shadow House Australia

The existing dwelling, titled “O’Brian house,” is an Art Deco house created in 1938 for John Patrick O’Brian, a librarian. The property is significant due to the highly distinctive gabled and hipped roof, as expressed by unusual brick window hood details and the curved entry porch formed all set on a corner site. The owners required more usable space, light, better relationship to the outside,...

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