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TWA Terminal living

Loft Panzerhalle came about after Vienna based Studio Smartvoll won a 2013 competition to design the space, which is no surprise after seeing the finished results. Located in the Maxglan district in Salzburg, Austria, the loft spans 350 square meters of open space over two floors. The space was originally used to repair tanks but is now a...

Nothing in white

Stockholm-based firm Note Design Sudio which is known for its furniture and homeware design, recently refurbished this 1930s loft apartment in Sweden. Since its construction, Casa Ljungdahl had undergone multiple renovations. The project aim was to create a relaxed, soft environment and the main interior feature is a dark, low-lying base line that runs like a unifying horizon through...

Monochrome Simplicity

It seems monochrome is taking over yet once again, with a multitude of black and white rooms demanding attention. From the living room to the bathroom you can work this trend into any part of your home. Black and white never dates and to me it adds boldness and depth to any space. When working with a monochrome room you can have fun layering different...

Classic proportions

This apartment in Moscow is opulent in its proportions and provided the base for what is a stately renovation. Maintaining some of the original features – the parquet flooring and marble bathrooms, Elena Kornilova has sensitively inserted her point of view here. Touches of Modernism, Hollywood Regency and Georgian periods play out in lighting and cornicing details. It’s hard...

Entirely free

I can’t remember the last time I looked at a series of photographs that actually made my hairs stand on end. This latest project from architect royalty Joseph Dirand is his version of the ideal – a limitless expression of his design point of view. Constraints can be addicting – we construct elaborate ways to convince our clients to...

The Forecast earthy tones

With Autumn here, there’s no better time to start warming up our homes with colour and texture. The hue on everyone’s home-decorating radar this year is Terracotta - favoured for its down-to-earth feel yet sophisticated aesthetic. Tierras Industrial tile collection by Mutina and Patricia Urquiola consists of different kind of lavas, of terracotta and of clays, chromaticaly matching with each other. You can find this...

The Bridge House

Lately I simply can’t get enough of HAO Design! This multifaceted single home is EVERYTHING combining two multilevel apartments within the confines of an east and west-facing building in Tainan City, Taiwan. The 785 square meter project, which was just completed at the beginning of 2017, proves to be the family's exact anticipations come to life and perfectly fits in with their mellow...

blank canvas

HAO Design had two main requests when hired by the Hsu family to design their new apartment in Pingtung City, Taiwan. The first was that the entire 165 square meter plan encompass the expansive park views outside the wide windows; the second, that every room be tailor made to suit each of the four family member's needs and...

Klein House – Sydney

Nestled on a narrow site with difficult access and a huge boulder blocking the entry, Sydney-based MHN Design Union had their work cut out for them when designing this five-bedroom home located in the lush Sydney suburb of Vaucluse. Working with the long and challenging site, MHN’s first task was to improve access. This they achieved by sawing off...

On Cloud Nine

The hours spent detailing a project, working out how to hide what ought to be hidden and highlight would should be celebrated, creating the right sense of harmony and proportion obvious to a designer and subconsciously enjoyed by the layman – are what make a project special. This project, located in the exclusive Paris suburb of Saint Cloud and completed by No Comments Read more