architecture

Gestures of minimalist elegance

The store’s interior design of cosmetology brand “Meunier Technology Beauty”, is underpinned by a stripped-back, minimalist sensibility that belies a rich amalgam of contradictions: slender, lightweight metal and glass furnishings converse with chunky blocks of concrete; smooth, curvaceous forms are set against rugged, craggy textures; and shimmering, polished brass surfaces are juxtaposed with muted expanses of cement. Far from saturating or confounding the senses, these...

Relationship between body and mind

StudioVASE believes, the story contained in the space can be compared to the relationship between the body and the mind. No matter how high the visual completeness of the space is, if the story is simple or poor, or if it is similar to something, the user easily feels boredom and emptiness. Even though all the restaurants in the alley...

A box-seat view – NSW North Coast

With cinematic sublimity, the Wallis Lake House is situated commanding a box-seat view over Wallis Lake on the Mid-North Coast of NSW, Australia. Whether it’s the lake-glass of sunset pinks, the salt spray ocean mists rolling over the Booti Booti National Park, or the expanse of sky horizons with Australian bush foreground, the house is designed to capture it all. Designed by

The largest residential yacht on the globe

A 600-square-foot apartment holiday home aboard the largest residential yacht on the globe. Drawing from New York architect MKCA’s expertise creating compact, multi-functional spaces in contemporary urban environments, the apartment is simultaneously adaptable, efficient, and strikingly elegant. The residence serves as a holiday home for a couple and their grown children, transforming seamlessly from a spacious one-bedroom to a two-bedroom apartment through tables...

Mid-century modernism – Seaforth

This beautiful example of mid-century modernism located in Seaforth, NSW, Australia, has been given a considered renovation by Buck & Simple to ensure it stands the test of time and stays true to its history. The A+C Residence involved modest alterations and additions to an existing single-family home on Sydney’s Northern Beaches. The clients were enamoured with the existing mid-century modern...

A thousand years later – 5 cabins

Situated on the far end of the headland in Sveio, Norway a 30-minute drive from Haugesund, where the sky meets the sea, you can find the Ryvarden lighthouse. It was from this site Floke Vilgerdsson, or Ravnafloke, in the year 868 sailed out as the first man to settle on an unnamed island which he named Iceland. More than a thousand years later, the five...

The wilderness of an infinite dream

In the Cercal House, time and space are not separate dimensions but rather interdependent. Studio Atelier Data believes, there is the time that corresponds to the cycles of nature, the time of who inhabits the place and there is the space that is shaped and influenced by it. Located in Alentejo, Portugal is also a challenge. As Miguel...

Parisian co-working space

Co-working spaces seem to be becoming increasingly more creative and unique. French practice Franklin Azzi Architecture took tips from the work of Frank Lloyd Wright to design this Parisian co-working space, which features open areas for working, dining and lounging, creating a heady mix of office, hospitality and residential comfort. The Bureau , Paris is set inside a Hausmann building that dates back to the 19th...