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Lawson House … The Rocks Sydney

I recently stumbled across these unique apartments located in the former Lawson Menzies House at The Rocks Sydney Australia. Designed by TKD architects the apartments were to have no impact on the existing building fabric and to allow the whole floor plate to be understood. To enable this, walls were not used, but instead, spaces created via the...

Purist Parisian

Pierre Yovanovitch designs by the philosophy that fads are best to be avoided with the result that his projects produce an “architectural presence that gracefully avoids both complication and ostentation.” This recently completed apartment on Paris’s Left Bank is a true representation of this with the clean lines, custom furniture and honest approach to the buildings original character giving the space a timeless appeal. For me...

Singapore Studio

In the midst of summer and the oppressive heat that goes with it, I look to any place for cool refuge and in this project by 0932 Design Consultants I think I have found just that. The studio apartment, in Singapore, is a study in clean lines, calm spaces and refined living. The colour palate swings from cool greys to warm neutrals with the furniture...

Central Park duplex

This duplex penthouse designed by David Hotson Architects in association with Legorretta+Legorretta overlooks Central Park. The elegant minimalistic home features a blackened steel stairway suspended from the upper level structure.  The suspended stairway hangs over a stunning marble plinth which transitions into stairs and pond occupying the entry hall of the loft and lower level living space.  The warm oak floors and painted red walls...

Sunday dreaming …

If I could plan my perfect Sunday I would start with the lush green velvet sofa and epic bookcase that feature in this stunningly simple interior by Anne Sophie Goneau of Montreal. The apartment is a classic study in contrasting the raw elements of a building with slick joinery and refined design. In an interior that is almost exclusively crisp white the kitchen cuts a strong...

Defining the use of space

How does one improve the design of an apartment located in one of the most popular addresses in Belo Horizonte Brazil designed by none other than the influential late Oscar Niemeyer. That was the mission architect Gislene Lopes, asked to update a unit of 60 m2 in Condo Juscelino Kubitschek in the iconic JK building. The clients a young couple needed a place close to...

The house of DUST

In this house, created as it was through a poetical expression of ideas and gestures, the nuisances in the design guide the aesthetic outcome of the space. With ceilings of rustic plaster to mimic a cave roof and a colour palate that draws directly from the earth, the House of Dust, in Rome, draws upon these natural elements and contains them within strict mathematical proportions:...

New York Luxe – Giancarlo Giammetti’s apartment

Picasso’s and leopard print and gold – OH MY! An apartment as lush as this could only exist in New York City and could only be the result of a lifetime of collecting and imagination. The apartment’s owner, Giancarlo Giammetti (one half of the Valentino empire) worked with designer Jacques Grange to create this ultimate New York pad and with walls of Indian mica, leopard...

New York’s Finest

It’s not often someone gets the chance to buy a place, gut it and turn it into their dream home. Even rarer still is the chance to buy five places surrounding each other, combine them and turn them into a super-apartment in the middle of Manhattan. However, that is exactly what one couple have done. Enlisting the talents of architectural designer Thomas Juul-Hansen and decorator...

Barcelona Winner

This stunning apartment in Barrio Gotico, Barcelona by British firm David Kohn Architects has recently won World Interior of the Year in Singapore. The apartment, designed for two brothers, has taken on the triangular form of the building it is housed in and translated it into an impressive tiled floor that, through a gradual change in colour, delineates the brother’s separate areas – red for...