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balance of gestures – Revisited

Apparently when you step into the apartment of real estate developer Don Capoccia and his husband, Tommie Pegues on Great Jones Street in New York City's NoHo district in Manhattan, you might not realize that their apartment stretches across two New York City buildings. The two-year-long renovation and build was seamless, once the structural work was executed, the challenge was to make two very different spaces...

Meryl Hare defining spaces -Revisited

Legendary principal Meryl Hare is a icon of the design industry, rising through echelons of success since the inception of her practice in 1988 and on top of her accolades she is a beautiful person adored by our industry. A creative tour de force, with associate designer Dimity Chitty, their Sydney based studio is both energetic and accomplished. In 2011 is...

Little Art Studio – Revisited

The Little Art Studio is an addition to an existing contemporary stucco and glass residence located in Paradise Valley, Arizona, USA. The addition of this building to the site provided a backdrop and bookend to an existing desert courtyard and a gathering area surrounding a fire pit.  In order to distinguish the studio from the existing residence, the design allowed Chen...

old-new contrast – Revisited

Exposed fresco and original arched doorways are paired with brass accents and grey cabinetry at this apartment in Vilnius Lithuania, which has been overhauled by interior designer Kristina Lastauskait?-Pund?. Apartment Vilnius belongs to a family with two children, who approached the local designer to give the home a contemporary update that maintained its historic features. The apartment, which is set within...

parallel zones – Revisited

When Taiwanese interior design practice KC Design Studio was commissioned by a young couple with a toddler to renovate an apartment in the north of Taiwan where they were settling down after living abroad for many years, their goal was to create a contemporary environment of comfort and convenience that also reflected the couple’s distinct aesthetic sensibilities. The result is...

amalgamation of past – Tel Aviv

Located in central Jaffa in Tel Aviv, Israel, this two bedroom apartment was recently renovated by innovative Studio ETN in order to create a thoroughly modern, light-filled home in tune with the lifestyle of its owners, a professional couple with a young daughter. Occupying a standard Tel Aviv, Jaffa building, architect Eitan Cohen channeled the neighbourhood's amalgamation of past and present...

surreally fresh guest houses

Dream and Maze are creative guesthouses located by the Li River in Pingle County, Guilin, China recently competed by Studio 10. Both projects look like renders but are actually real. Inspired by the works of M.C. Escher, the architect meant to create a mysterious, infinite and impossible space with the seamless transformation amongst 2D and 3D as well as Optical Illusion elements. Forest Green...

Granny Flat

Across the globe, many families struggle with how you best support ageing family members when you live in a city with minimal housing options. Best Practice Architecture has offered a brilliant solution to issues around multi-generational living and urban density with their latest Seattle project. The firm was hired to create Granny Flat converted from a backyard garage. The residential addition was built...

Alpine style – Italy

Located in the UNESCO heritage-protected village of Castelrotto, in the heart of the Dolomites, Italy, the Hotel Schgaguler has reopened its doors after a full refurbishment lead by Milan-based Peter Pichler Architecture. The small village of Castelrotto in Alto Adige / North Italy is known for his folkloric culture and the relationship with its nature and surrounding mountains. A simple and timeless architectural design is...