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Soft stone form sculptures

I am literally enamoured with Spanish sculptor José Manuel Castro López whom hand-carves granite and quartz into stunning fluid sculptures. Aiming to formulate new relationships with sculptural work, his illusory objects are a captivating study into the malleable nature of minerals. Always mindful of the natural shape and texture of the stone, the artist transforms ordinary pieces of quartz and granite...

Contrasting decadent beauty – Japan

Suppose Design Office has transformed an old building built in the 1980s into Hotel Sou, a three-room hotel located on Fukue Island, the largest island in the southern tip of the Goto Islands, Japan. By removing the finishes from the building and cutting out the openings in a sculptural, irregular way, the studio was able to blur the boundaries between...

House of glass – Brazil

Located in a gated community in the district of Casa Branca, Brumadinho, next to the Museum of Art and very close to the city of Belo Horizonte, Brazil. The region is part of the Rola Moça Park, a huge natural reserve area, listed, full of rivers, waterfalls and trails. Designed by Angela Roldao architects the floor plan is succinct, with...

Light filled basement home

Spanish interior designer Lucia Buiza has cleverly converted a 45-square-meters basement in Madrid into a light-filled apartment for a young couple, and their two cats. The project’s basic requirements were to make the most of the space and to fill the entrance with natural light. This was achieved by altering the height of each windowsill, which was level with the windows and...

Simplified living

The project was inspired to present a post-pandemic home concept within the constraints of a shipping container in São Paulo. The new home concept is part of the Janelas CASACOR 2020 exhibition, an event that brings a reflection on innovations in architecture and décor of post-pandemic houses. Invited as part of the cast, the architect Ticiane Lima presents the Elo...

Balance and volume – Portugal

Light, intimacy, balance and contemplation of the outdoor spaces are some of Casa RCR’s striking features - a haven located in a residential area of Anadia, in central Portugal. Designed by Visioarq Architects, this exercise in balance and volume distribution designed spaces to be fully experienced, some of them more private and intimate and others in affinity with...

Richness of the past – Tasmania

Symmons Plains Homestead is a stripped-back Georgian heritage restoration shaped by modern tastes, specialist stone-masonry. Cumulus Studio believe, contrast and balance, tradition and modernity are just what a family home needs. The studio responded to Symmons Plains’ significance in Tasmania’s history while curating a contemporary home for the new custodians - a family of seven. The design team aimed to reveal the richness of the stories...

A cohesive retreat above the clouds – Melbourne

This week we were invited to the unveiling of the Southern Hemisphere’s highest swimming pools at its Australia 108 super-skyscraper in Melbourne, located within its iconic golden ‘Starburst’.  The dual trapezoidal-shaped ‘twinfinity pools’ on level 70 of the 319-metre-high luxury tower perch 212 metres above ground and cantilever four metres over the streets below to offer a swim experience like no other and for us...

COMMUNITY – By Designer Rugs

The creative designers, Christine McDonald, Lia Pielli and Chloe Boudib, are the talent behind many designs and collaborations, and form the foundation for the success of iconic Designer Rugs. Their new collection COMMUNITY is a reflection of their decades of experience creating custom rugs, and desire to create innovative new designs. COMMUNITY was designed during the Covid-19 lockdown, and...

La Nuova Casa Rosa – Bronte

In a modest way, this home in the Sydney beachside suburb of Bronte possessed many of the traits of a Victorian colonial home, and when called upon to provide it with a new lease of life, for Luigi from Luigi Rosselli Architects, it brought to mind a holiday villa of his childhood, located on a hilltop overlooking Lago Maggiore (Italy)...