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The Perfect Pad

Even though this Belgrade apartment was designed as a family space, when I look at the interiors I can’t help but think this is an incredible bachelor’s pad. The space has been cleverly organised to allow for as many common areas as possible and to further allow for those space to connect to each other. Most areas are cleverly planned to serve a dual function...

an open relationship

In January 2014 DENOLDERVLEUGELS finished the renovation of an exclusive 300 sqm apartment in the ‘Amsterdam-Zuid’ area for a dutch family which occupies the top 3 levels of a building complex built in 1925. Entering the apartment the glazed void provides natural light and vistas through to all levels. The openness and grandeur of the spaces show the great...

Riverside penthouse

Prior to renovations, poor lighting and a shoddy labyrinth of corridors compromised the beauty and extent of the space. Foster Lomas Architects decided to remove the corridors first and stretch the usable space as much as possible. They also made sure to bring about a sense of harmonious fluidity, taking into account the building’s curved geometry. The new mezzanine is definitely one...

Bachelor in Brazil

The conversion of this former family home into an expansive and modern space for a bachelor has resulted in a stunning apartment in Sao Paulo. FCstudio are responsible for the conversion and through cleverly removing walls and a powder room they have introduced a TV room and the kitchen into the main living area. In creating a new identity...

Lawson House … The Rocks Sydney

I recently stumbled across these unique apartments located in the former Lawson Menzies House at The Rocks Sydney Australia. Designed by TKD architects the apartments were to have no impact on the existing building fabric and to allow the whole floor plate to be understood. To enable this, walls were not used, but instead, spaces created via the...

Purist Parisian

Pierre Yovanovitch designs by the philosophy that fads are best to be avoided with the result that his projects produce an “architectural presence that gracefully avoids both complication and ostentation.” This recently completed apartment on Paris’s Left Bank is a true representation of this with the clean lines, custom furniture and honest approach to the buildings original character giving the space a timeless appeal. For me...

Singapore Studio

In the midst of summer and the oppressive heat that goes with it, I look to any place for cool refuge and in this project by 0932 Design Consultants I think I have found just that. The studio apartment, in Singapore, is a study in clean lines, calm spaces and refined living. The colour palate swings from cool greys to warm neutrals with the furniture...

Central Park duplex

This duplex penthouse designed by David Hotson Architects in association with Legorretta+Legorretta overlooks Central Park. The elegant minimalistic home features a blackened steel stairway suspended from the upper level structure.  The suspended stairway hangs over a stunning marble plinth which transitions into stairs and pond occupying the entry hall of the loft and lower level living space.  The warm oak floors and painted red walls...

Sunday dreaming …

If I could plan my perfect Sunday I would start with the lush green velvet sofa and epic bookcase that feature in this stunningly simple interior by Anne Sophie Goneau of Montreal. The apartment is a classic study in contrasting the raw elements of a building with slick joinery and refined design. In an interior that is almost exclusively crisp white the kitchen cuts a strong...

Defining the use of space

How does one improve the design of an apartment located in one of the most popular addresses in Belo Horizonte Brazil designed by none other than the influential late Oscar Niemeyer. That was the mission architect Gislene Lopes, asked to update a unit of 60 m2 in Condo Juscelino Kubitschek in the iconic JK building. The clients a young couple needed a place close to...