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The Stones of Venice

Continuing my love affair with all things Venetian I came across this apartment in Manhattan. The project is located in Gramercy Park and what began as a modest tidy up of the apartment transformed into a total renovation lasting 5 years with designer Jim Luigs. Inspiration is all around us and for the client of this project reading three...

Unpretentious Melbourne pad

Located in a heritage-listed building in Melbourne’s CBD, this apartment designed by Clare Cousins Architects updates a 75m2 apartment for a young family. Bathed in abundant natural light from windows along three of the four walls, the open, functional space utilises readily available, affordable materials to make the most of a small space and a modest budget. The clients,...

Tactile Minimalism

Joseph Dirand has been receiving a lot of “re-grams” for his Paris Apartment of late. In fact he has been receiving a lot of attention in general for his liveable reinvented minimalism and I am loving it! The Paris based architect and designer recently renovated his apartment to reflect his blended family. All of the hero elements such...

Eureka Melbourne penthouse

Quite often glamour can be perceived as opulent or high decoration. However the furniture concept in this glamorous, unexpectedly modern Melbourne penthouse responds to the material palette that the occupants desired for a city pad designed for entertaining and escape. The apartment architecture and interior was designed by Melbourne practice, Fitt de Felice, and construction was underway when MOLECULE...

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...