architecture

The creation of boundaries – Italy

The reconfiguration of the inner space of an apartment located in delle Fonti, Italy, is based on the identification of three functional areas within a single space, by using fixed and mobile pieces of furniture. The single space of the day area has been divided into three specific areas: entrance, kitchen and living room. For each of these spaces, we designed an element completely detached from the...

The Charming Chloe hotel

The Chloe hotel in New Orleans, which has been designed by decorator Sara Ruffin Costello is loaded with opulent decadence and old world charm, laced with Inky blue walls, alligator-print carpet and grand four-poster beds. The Chloe hotel comes as the latest venture from restaurateur Robert LeBlanc and is situated amongst the picturesque streets of New Orleans. It occupies a family mansion that was originally designed...

Minimalist sophistication – Italy

Overlooking the fields and vineyards of rural Brianza in Milan, Italy this recently renovated house by local architecture practice a25architetti celebrates its local heritage with contemporary edge. Once used as a barn and warehouse, the building had been left abandoned for several years before the studio took up its refurbishment, striking a thoughtful balance between restoration and renovation. Using local materials such as stone and...

Playing with space – Mexico

Hannah House, in Merida, Mexico, is a project that maximises spacial sensation, by playing with double heights and integrating the exterior with the interior. The land, with only 105 square meters, accommodates a studio house, which was designed with the concept of being a vacation residence for its owners. Being a reduced space, the main goal of the project was to create sensations of spaciousness...

A house made of wood – France

The 100% wooden house, yes that right; I said 100% wooden house, was commissioned as part of the second edition of the Forest and Wood Festival. The stated target was to achieve a house of around 55sqm with a ground floor and a first floor, for 2 people, using only wood. The design process was based on confronting a search for spatial qualities of the...

MAD Paris – Acquires two landmark pieces

The renowned Musée des Arts Décoratifs (MAD, Paris) has acquired two landmark pieces by South African designer Thabisa Mjo of Mash T. Design Studio for its permanent collection. Mjo is the first local designer to have work included in this prominent international museum. The notable Parisian institute was founded in 1905 and its permanent collection is dedicated to the exhibition and preservation of the decorative arts....

Lets go outside – The Netherlands

This generous villa in The Netherlands, named Outside In House has been created for a family of four, allowing for all rooms to be connected. A sustainable and spacious home that blurs the lines between interior and the exterior spaces. In the centre of the living area, a lush green patio is placed and floor to ceiling sliding doors give open views to the surrounding garden and...

Quite character – Red Hill

Located on a sloping site set amongst the gum trees in Red Hill Victoria, Australia, the design is a direct response to its surroundings. Working with the natural topography, the house is divided into a series of stepped floor plates around a central courtyard. Designed by InForm, tiered floors zone the interior spaces which offer unique views of the surrounding...