interior design

hidden treasure

Located in a residential zone in a highland forested zone San Pedro Garza García, Mexico is a house that effortlessly disappears into the forest. The landscape strategy aimed to respond and mimic the existing flora and fauna. The social area is on the ground level, within a mirrored glass envelope that simultaneously reflects and blurs the lush surrounding; the main room overlooks the treetops; the...

the lost villa

A dead villa, with vividly animated childhood memories which is located in the north of Iran by the Caspian Sea, was saved from unsustainable demolition and reconstruction and revived by Babak Abna Architects.It is a private residence situated within a gated family community surrounded by 3 other similar lots, in the town of Kelarabad. The design strategy in kept with the client’s desires in...

Mr Fräg

Mr Fräg is an industrial design studio focusing on furniture and interiors with functional honesty, material integrity and a sense of poetry. Frag Woodall has turned his hand from furniture to rugs with his latest collaboration with Designer Rugs which recently debuted at the Stockholm Furniture Fair 2018. This innovative rug collection takes its inspiration from...

paths and gathering places

Hidden in the forested hills of Northern California, the clients sought a family retreat where an extended community of family, friends and colleagues could gather. Envelope Architecture + Design wondered, what if the forest itself was the house? Rather than a singular building, the house comprises a cluster of tent cabins—three sleeping quarters and a living-dining commons—rising into the forest...

Sky Club

Not all gyms are created equally, the 1,500 square meters of Sky Club House in China's Guang Dong Province, is dedicated to un-complicating the complexities of the everyday and celebrating the simple art of being (rich). Created by DOMANI Architectural Concepts the architecture and interior design of the Club House is a stripped-back minimal sensibility with timeless appeal based on one...

minimalist winery

In the famed wine region of Southern Styria is Steinbach Keller, a minimalist winery loved by design disciples and wine buffs alike! Situated in Gamlitz, Austria, the winery dates back to the 1800s and its buildings are from a variety of eras. Graz-based designer Ulrike Tinnacher has translated the ethos of the vineyard and...

editing the past

Investing her interest in memory and its mechanisms into her work, Polish artist Weronika Gesicka modifies American stock photography from the 1950s and ’60s, questioning and altering the reality of each captured moment. The series has been entitled ‘Traces’, to highlight the significance of the photograph as a trace of the past whether that trace is fact or fiction is left...

Cloaked House

During the summer months, the ‘Cloaked House’ disappears into landscape, as nature consumes the building, and the glass walls reflect its ever-changing forms which could be a little challenging for the birds. In winter the bare branches make way for the sun to seep through the glazed facade, warming the home. Sandwiched between two horizontal slabs of concrete, the design of the home has been meticulously...

Air, Water & Nature

Inspired by the beauty of its setting, Guedes Cruz Arquitectos created a bold design with sleek lines and elegantly simple interiors. Located in a region known as the Portuguese Riviera in the west of Lisbon, this luxury residence named Wall House is a minimalist concept which focuses on the natural elements of the surrounding landscape. The villa features an expansive glass...

NZ naturally belonging

Bold, simple materials of zinc, cedar and concrete have been selected for their longevity, and are designed to weather gracefully within the site context. The overriding philosophy has been to deliver a design that is ‘naturally belonging’ – a building that grows from the landscape and compliments the site and it is exactly what Warren and Mahoney created. Set within a...