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Social Graces

The brief for this project was to design a space that would give the owners as much flexibility as possible to adapt to their hectic social life. To that end, Cut Architects have reworked this Parisian apartment to have as much living and social space as possible and to ensure that the space as a whole. The lower level...

Jellyfish tank

When it comes to pets, few are more exotic than the ones contained within the Darwin Tank Jellyfish Aquarium. Florence Samain and Dave Monfort of the Belgium-based studio The Darwin Sect have designed this striking tank to display at home one of the most intriguing creature of the sea: Jellyfish. This domed borosilicate glass tank shows off...

Röda Tråden – ‘Red Thread’

This exceptional Knightsbridge penthouse by Staffan Tollgård has been completed in exquisite detail. A layered selection of textures and materials combine to create a luxurious contemporary lateral living space. Dramatic doors and passages accentuate the elegant fusion of this once two properties into one stately home. Every feature carefully considered and executed. Brought up in Stockholm, Staffan’s personal style...

we love FRIDAY

Friday is a spin-off of the University of Coimbra, launched by a team with over 30 years of experience in research and development in the fields of Structural, Electrical, Hydraulic, Marine, Coastal and Mechanical Engineering. The recently unveiled Flaotwing a modular, sustainable, self-sufficient boat house has been designed with low environmentally impact materials and technologies that reduce its carbon...

sumptuous Chelsea

Fiona Barrett-Campbell is not really one for colour and pattern, instead it is truth of materials, their character, patina and texture which define her design. Her design philosophy is to create fluid and elegant spaces born out of understanding the aspirations of the client, the relevance of location and through maximising the potential of existing elements of the...

A Fresh Start

For the clients, the chance to start afresh was too good an opportunity to pass and so when they handed over the design of their historic Amsterdam penthouse to Framework Architects together with Sascha Faase, all they brought with them was their extensive art collection. With a blank canvas to work with, Framework...

the second home

Located on Lagoi Bay, Bintan Island, new-build The Sanchaya (which means ‘collection’ in Sanskrit) was conceived by the developer and P49 Deesign as a luxury estate for guests to feel as if they were merely staying at their second home. Space, privacy and intimacy were key drivers. Comprised of a collection of freestanding villas and one...

International Outlook

When presented with the opportunity renovate this apartment, located in Tel Aviv and designed in the International Style in the 1930s, the architectural firm Studio Raanan Stern sought to honour the original details and atmosphere while equipping the space for the needs of the modern day client. The program for the house is set out by the floor material...

Pre-war posh on the Upper East Side

This lavish pre-war home on New York’s Upper East Side is seriously jaw dropping. Steven Gambrel, renowned for his sensitivity to history in his work took on the transformation. The brief from the client was to draw inspiration from London’s famous Cosmopolitan Bar in the Connaught Hotel in the posh suburb of Mayfair. No simple task. Gambrel has...

re-working the past

The mandate for the H67 project was to refurbish a unit that had been remodeled many times in the past, resulting in views obstructed by opaque interior partitions. As a result, Studio Practice primary challenge was not only to restore the panoramic views to optimize the distribution of light throughout the apartment but to also retain the private...