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Dream Space by fashion designer Roksanda Ilincic

The focal point of this London Penthouse designed by fashion designer Roksanda Ilincic is the huge geometric mural in the dining area, hand-painted by Swiss artist Caroline Denervaud. Featuring blush-pink, sandy beige and navy blue forms, the wall provides a warm backdrop to the room's pale marble table and breakfast island. Simple white cabinetry and brass hardware have been incorporated in...

Layered artistic heritage

Located within a former Holiday Inn in the Toronto’s fashionable Annex neighbourhood, the 188-room Kimpton Saint George Hotel marks the first outpost of the Kimpton hotel branch in Canada. Local interior design firm Mason Studio completed hotel as an ode to the Toronto's layered architectural and artistic heritage. The lobby strikes a balance between the Annex's bohemian spirit and...

living the small life!

Kaggeboda is a small and unique summer house located in the forest of the Stockholm Archipelago, Sweeden. Designed by Andren Fogelstrom Kaggeboda three cabins are placed in relation to one another, creating a  diversity of indoor and outdoor spaces. The blackened plywood of the facades gives strong character that relates to the surrounding pine trees. Generous windows and skylights allow for the...

Within a Parisian historic setting

Located in the heart of Paris, close to Place des Victoires, in a grand, 18th century building, this recently renovated one-bedroom apartment by local architecture practice Atelier du Pont exemplifies how radically contemporary design can sit well a historic setting without detracting from its architectural heritage. Working with an elongated floorplan, the architects separated the apartment into an open-plan...

Winners – Belle Coco Republic Interior Design Awards 2019

A transformed timber cottage centred around a fig tree, a restaurant turned light-filled gym in the backstreets of Double Bay and a rural-Japanese-inspired ebony café, nestled in Sydney’s Chinatown, are among the illustrious winners of the 2019 Belle Coco Republic Interior Design Awards. Hosted by Belle magazine and Coco Republic, the awards attract submissions from the most respected and recognised interior designers around Australia. Raising the...

subtle sophistication – Paris

Underpinned by a crisp aesthetic of subtle sophistication, Spanish studio 05 AM architects were tasked with renovating this two-storey penthouse in Paris, their first order of business was to gauge its spatial potential which had until then been overlooked. Originally, the apartment was primarily accommodated on the lower floor with access to the upper storey terrace through a...

three separate views

Three locally known land formations can be seen from the site of Moose Rd House: “Eagle Rock”, a mountain ridge, and the valley of vineyards below. Designed by Mork-Ulnes Architects the main challenge was to frame all three separate views while at the same time, preserving each existing oak tree on site. Located in Ukiah, California, the three fingers extend precisely...

A simple house – Mexico

Immersed in the wild landscape of southeastern Mexico, Montre House serves as a holiday home for a young couple. Taller de Arquitectura Contextual (TACO) was asked to create a functional and welcome house that would foster reflection and contemplation while connecting its inhabitants with the surrounding wild landscape. An intuitive, functional and simple experience of living, but with great spatial...

A Guy and his Bulldog

This project called to refurbish a small, 46 square meter apartment for Jaime, an ER doctor, and Albóndiga, his bulldog. The original apartments cross-ventilation was blocked by several interior walls, which meant that the distribution did not adequately respond to Madrid’s high temperatures in summer. This was a key aspect for studio HUSOS to consider in the new design, for both Jaime...

33rd Dulux Colour Awards WINNERS

Courage and sophistication typified the inspired use of colour in the winning projects of the 33rd Dulux Colour Awards, announced at Wednesday night’s Gala event at the National Gallery of Victoria. Attracting a record number of entries – in excess of 430 projects from around Australia and New Zealand across six categories of built work. Dulux Colour Planning and Communications Manager...