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Holiday Living

Located in a holiday enclave of Peru, Romo Arquitectos have designed a home that is as much about connecting with the outdoors as it is about retreating and spending time with the family. The program for this home revolves around a central courtyard from which the public and private areas are split culminating the in the rooftop terrace. In...

Meatpacking makeover

Warehouses-turned-residences are not exactly rare in today's Meatpacking District in New York City, but this conversion sets itself apart. The stylistic playfulness and French-inflected elegance at work here are evidence of designer Julie Hillman, who brings ten years of experience in fashion to her interior design practice. While contemporary in tone, Hillman's point of view is influenced by...

A Family Guy and Smart Design

The transition to family life can mean certain things…late nights, early morning, child-proofing everything. For this dad however, in renovating his apartment to prepare for the imminent arrive of kids, he did not want to lose out on smart design and a beautiful home. It fell to Awork Design Studio of Taipei to create a home that was...

visually open

Ukrainian architecture firm 2B.Group has recently completed this apartment for a young couple located in one of the most picturesque sights of Kiev, on slopes of Dnieper river. Light hits and fills the space from dawn till sunset offering splendid colour change on both sides of the window. Taking inspiration from public space design 2BGroup opted for a minimalist...

purity and honesty

Portuguese architect Manuel Aires Mateus refurbished and extended the ground floor of an 18th-century hillside townhouse located between Lisbon’s medieval castle and the Romanesque-style city cathedral. “The estate illustrated a period and an identity that were clouded due to extended neglect,” explained Manuel Aires Mateus – one of the two founders of Aires Mateus Arquitectos.  The garden made it possible to enhance the depth of...

Little Jewel

John Jacob Zwiegelaar set up John Jacob Interiors in 2005. He has since made his name as the creator of highly bespoke and glamorous work underpinned by attention to detail – truly tailored spaces. His apartment in Fresnaye in South Africa is no exception. The apartment is modest in footprint however Zwiegelaar has manipulated the space to look...

Such Great Heights

The Vietnamese firm MM++ Architects are known for their highly creative and individualised approach to design with outcomes that produce distinctive homes that connect their client to nature and capitalise on the surrounding environment. This recently completed project in Ho Chi Minh City is a perfect example for everything the firm believes in. Set on a narrow site and...

unified spaces

Located in Hong-Kong this apartment designed by  NC Design & Architecture is an open and tranquil space defined by a 16m long sinuous wood wall, strong axial views luminous ceiling oculi, and special hidden built-in wall features accommodating the specific daily routines of its residents. The residence is structured around a continuous communal area of the living room, dining...

taste and realisation

When an architect, Joaquin Vaquero, and gallery owner combine forces to create a home you know the results are going to be amazing. This apartment, produced by joining two neighbouring pads and located in Madrid, was designed with a particular ethos in mind – namely that the space created was large and airy and allowed for a range of...

Ornate austerity

Set within the ninth arrondissement and in a Georges-Eugène Haussmann building – whose vision still dominates central Paris - this 19th century apartment by Double G has employed a careful architectural reconfiguration and an eclectic mix of furnishings to achieve an entirely contemporary home. A classic French interior filled with modern furnishings, this “New Minimalism or “ornate austerity” is captivating....