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Tom Dixon Victorian riverside warehouse

Metropolitan Wharf is an iconic eight storey Grade II Listed Victorian riverside warehouse building, which has been sensitively restored to provide flexible office accommodation. The top floor of this large office development has been converted into eight luxury penthouses by Tom Dixon's Design Research Studio. Located opposite Canary Wharf in London these large apartments are exclusive, playful and...

classic Renaissance

Austrian practice destilat recently restored Apartment H+M, a 130 sqm apartment in a Viennese building of classic Renaissance architecture built at the turn of the century. The typical structure of the apartment building was adapted to meet the requirements of a modern living whist keeping the traditional features. The kitchen was integrated into the living area to make room for...

Saint-Germain-des-Près pied-à-terre

Located in the up market Saint-Germain-des-Près Paris neighbourhood, which seems to be the choice for philosophers and artists, and the place to go for high-end boutiques. The 350m² pied-à-terre apartment designed by Dirand is located on the first floor of an hotel . Full of Parisian old-world character, with its high ceilings, white walls and enormous windows. Its fluid design...

A Subtle Spanish Transformation

Things I am currently loving: not being able to see light fixtures. The sight of a light bulb is obtrusive and quite frankly upsetting. This apartment renovation in Mallorca, Spain is a dream to me - no visible lighting except the decorative lamps! And that’s just the beginning of this clever transformation. After lying dormant for seven years the owners worked with a very tight...

Hollywood Loft

For California, indeed Hollywood no less, this apartment could be considered on the extreme subdued side with the concrete walls and muted colour palate looking more like Berlin than the sunny state. Slesinski Design Group responded to the program which called for the small two bedroom apartment to be made as versatile as possible and for the furnishing...

Bond Street Bombshell

Architect James Dixon in collaboration with interior designer Carolina George recently completed this Bond Street apartment in New York City. I consider this project to be fairly ambitious as there are a lot of ideas competing for attention here. A fine hand has balanced the eclecticism. It is an interesting mixture of traditional elements such as the Edwardian style...

50 Shades

I have never read the infamous book but this is my type of fantasy. Designed by Milanese studio Dordoni Architetti, under the guidance by Luca Zaniboni, this apartment is flooded with natural light. Apertures sliced into the side and overhead flood the space. There is a serene gallery-like coolness to the space. Designer furniture by Jean Prouvé, Charles & Ray Eames,...

recasting the classics

Stepping into this Chelsea residence in New York by Jordan Carlyle you step into and environment full of direction, of wit and surprise and style not just transfixed but also ingeniously transformed. The Loft is characterised by earthly surfaces, exquisite singular details and chroma rich colour. Shades vibrate, soothe, rouse, and balance, all in a single palette. Chelsea...

to install meaning

A small yet complex duplex apartment renovation designed by Pitsou Kedem Architects was challenging. How would it be possible to install meaning and architectural values to a roof top apartment in a “standard” uninspired design multi-story building located amongst a row of similar structures in one of Tel Aviv’s bourgeois neighbourhoods?

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preserving the past

Lisbon based architecture studio AVA is behind the interior design and renovation of this stunning to die for apartment in Portugal’s capital city. Situated on the first floor of a 1893 building, the ‘Três Marias Loft’ is owned by a married couple of engineers with two small children. The designers chose to intervene upon the existing space as little...