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KINK – Berlin

Located in Pfefferberg, Berlin within a former mid-19th century brewery, KINK is a unique venue where gastronomy and mixology fuse into one. Founded by Oliver Mansaray and Daniel Scheppan, whose shared passion lies at the intersection between international food and drinking cultures, KINK brings together a bar, restaurant and in-house culinary laboratory in a space that fittingly marries...

Living with colour – London

In a mindful colourful overhaul of this period house in Tooting, south London, 2LG Studio has added dusky pink walls, blue tile-work and coral-orange cabinetry. Louisville Road house falls under the Heaver Estate conservation area – a series of period properties that were constructed between 1888 and 1910 in south London's Balham and Tooting neighbourhoods. The house belongs to a couple with a young child...

Generating intimate relationships – Costa Rica

Studio Saxe was commissioned to design a villa on the hilltops of Santiago in Santa Teresa, Costa Rica. The primary objective was not only to provide occupants with a connection with its jungle surroundings but also to generate an intimate relationship with the stunning view of the shoreline which delivers a more profound appreciation of the natural environment. The studio decided...

Strong and site-sensitive – Washington State

After living in a large home with a manicured landscape for several years, the homeowners were ready to inhabit a more intimate space with a strong connection to trees, bay views, and the land itself. One of the owners, originally from Switzerland, requested the design reflect elements of Swiss style, combining modern inferences with classic structural elements, craftsmanship, and pointed attention to detail. Seattle-based

Reflecting simplicity – Western Australia

Understanding the significant heritage value of the Symmons Plains homestead in Western Australia, Cumulus Studio’s clients approached the project with a clear vision; to restore the ageing original buildings, then introduce functional, contemporary elements that would remain sensitive to the 19th-century architecture. As is typical of early Georgian homes, the original homestead was quite stripped back, austere and utilitarian in appearance....

Jungle art Villa – Costa Rica

Czech studios FormaFatal and Refuel Works draw inspiration from buildings by Brazilian architects Paulo Mendes da Rocha to design this concrete villa nestled into the jungle in Costa Rica. Art Villa is part of the Art Villas resort in Playa Hermosa, an extensive property that comprises rentable houses, including a residence with aluminum perforated walls and...

Living within a sculpture – Toorak

Conceived as a sculpture to live within, the Towers Road House in Toorak, Victoria represents a shared belief between clients and Wood Marsh architects that contemporary art enriches life in a profound and meaningful way. Challenging standard notions of domesticity, the abstract form of the building curves around the sloping site, referencing Christo’s Running Fence, introducing a public interface with...

Perfectly charred – Mexico

Casa Di-Dox comprises charred wooden volumes staggered up a hillside in the scenic Valle de Bravo region, Mexico. Magaldi Studio sourced the cladding of the boxy house locally, including the cedar that was charred black and the stone from a quarry in nearby Acatlán. It describes the result as a juxtaposition of "a very modern avant-garde architecture built with...

Essence of summer – Corsica

Located right by the sea, on Route des Sanguinaires, Corsica, France along a scenic coastline route peppered with villas and luxury hotels near the Corsican capital. “Casa Santa Teresa” is blessed with beautiful views of the gulf of Ajaccio which architect Amelia Tavella has elegantly framed throughout the house. The once rundown 1950’s house still exemplifies a modernist purity that...

Discovery of intimacy – Portugal

Upon entering the plot the House in Meco reveals itself as a perfect square with four similar facades. The single storey home is composed of a large roof supported in its four corners that correspond to the private spaces of the home, with the common areas of the house opening to the landscape. Designed by Atelier RUA, the building...

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