interiors

meticulously crafted

Belarus, is a landlocked country in Eastern Europe, which is known for its Stalinist architecture, grand fortifications and primeval forests. In the modern capital, Minsk, the monumental KGB Headquarters loom over Independence Square, which makes it the last place you would expect to find minimalism alive and well. The meticulously crafted Buddha Apartment by local ZROBYM Architects. Named the Buddha Apartment,...

a quiet life

The tranquil site is surrounded by the leafy woods, in Minamiga, near Nagano, Japan was planned to have its building lower than treetops of the woods to coexist with terrain and neighboring buildings. The owner lives a busy life as a doctor, and he requested for a quiet environment where he could get away from daily life for a moment and feel refreshed in nature. His...

simultaneously introverted & extroverted

Casa de la Brisa is a holiday house situated in a typical village of the Costa Brava, Spain. The strong, expressive volume is anchored on a plot with steep slopes that offer views onto the open sea. Designed by Buchmeiervil? the project aim was to create a house that offered privacy and captured views. Therefore, the house is simultaneously introverted and extroverted, granting...

candy-coloured sophistication

Located at Tseung Kwan O, a coastal cluster of high-rise residences in Hong Kong’s New Territories. What this 46 square meter apartment lacks in size it makes up for in charm and character, not to mention stunning views of the urban landscape. Commissioned by a Parisian fashion designer, local architectural design practice Lim + Lu has designed a bachelor pad of restrained...

the role of light and air

Hikari House is a residential project located in Bandung, Hikari House, which literally means “House of Light”, is designed to give occupants the experience of how natural lighting and time interact with architecture. The natural light that slips into the house varies by day, constantly changing throughout the year. In addition to natural lighting, air flow plays a role in this house. The flow is designed...

Wearstler re-imagining past, present & future

American designer and style icon Kelly Wearstler has used clashing patterns, colours and textures to design the San Francisco Proper hotel, alongside notable furniture pieces from various European design movements. The hotel is located in a wedge shaped structure built in 1926.Wearstler retained the original character of the lobby and lounge spaces. Across all of the spaces, she chose an elaborate layering of geometric...

shifting the structure

The site is located in a typical suburban area along the slopes of Kobe, Japan. The slope was scraped off, with the surrounding terrain intact allowing for abundant sunlight, and vegetation.Tomohiro Hata Architect and Associates thought about how human beings will inhabit the home; which connects the interior environments with the slope, where the client could literally “live on the...

Hamptons pool house

The project aim for this Hamptons pool house was to create a maximum variety of experiences within a relatively small set of indoor and outdoor spaces, all within eyeshot and earshot of each other. Designed by Robert Young Architects, the space reveals a range of dedicated areas: a seating area with fireplace, trellised sections that frame the sky, enclosed areas for storage and...

Treemapping the old masters

Dimitris Ladopoulos is an Art Director & Visual Designer whom studied product design engineering and soon discovered his passion for game visuals, graphic design, motion-graphics and cinematography. He has always been inspired by both the arts and technology, so he wanted to experiment with a contemporary view of old masters’ paintings. Inspired by information visualisation methods called ‘Treemapping’, Dimitris created an...

house for contemplation

Located in Tepoztlán, Mexico the Albino Ortega house has a fortress like facade made of texcal stone, once inside and it changes, opening up to integrate local terrain and garden vegetation. Designed by Rozana Montiel | Estudio de Arquitectura, stone and wood predominate the home with water present both inside and outside the house, calming all spaces, connecting them with vegetation, ventilation...