interior design

Keeping a low profile – Santa Barbara

Located on one of the last remaining undeveloped coastal areas in Santa Barbara, California, this modern guest house resides on a wildlife preserve; exemplifying a successful balance of residential development and ecological preservation. Nestled into a steep hillside, the residence was designed with low visual and environmental impact on the surrounding landscape. Disguised by a low profile and green roof, the home itself invites sweeping...

in strong contrast – Dublin

Kingston Lafferty Design were appointed to collaborate with Brazil Associates on the interior of this Dublin South Residence bringing a sense of luxury, fun and playfulness to the home. The original house is beautifully proportioned with generous ceiling heights and spacious room sizes. Large Victorian windows line the front of the house and link beautifully to the exterior landscaping. The scale of the spaces allowed...

A unified home – Brazil

The design of the house was based in a contemporaneous concept, regarding the architecture and interior design. Designed by Dado Castello Branco architects, the external area is integrated with the inside, unifying the whole social area in a wide inviting space. Located in Sao Paulo, Brazil, the house is enclosed with floor-to-ceiling glass doors that open the house to the...

Not so typical Milanese home

For this apartment, set within a building from the late 1960 on Corso Sempione, Italy, the Turin-based duo Marcante-Testa has applied its immediately recognizable style to reinterpret a typical Milanese home in an original way. Keeping a classic layout, with a central corridor providing access to the various rooms, the design expands the living area and connects it to...

A private show-home – Japan

Located in central Takamatsu, Japan, this residence is home to a couple with one child. The client requested Fujiwaramuro Architects create the building to occupy as much of the lot as possible, ensure privacy, have a built-in garage that showcased their car and have a reinforced concrete structure with simple finishes rather than textured interiors featuring wood and other materials....

transformative contemporary gallery

The ‘Aranya Art Center’ is a newly designed contemporary gallery by Shanghai-based architects Neri&Hu; located in the seaside resort Aranya Gold Coast, in Qinhuangdao, China. The architects describe the venue as a solid rock, “sitting firmly in the shifting environment.” Making use of textured concrete as its primary material both inside and out, the building takes its form...

The Skye House

Saigon is a metropolitan city of Vietnam with the highest density of construction, vehicles and population which also causes a lack of green spaces, where people can seek tranquility and sit in harmony with nature to release stress. Being a part of this context, the construction of Sky House takes place in the middles of numerous skyscrapers built close together, which brings the feeling that Sky...

Sweeping Beauty – Mexico

Elegantly positioned on Playa Blanca Zihuatanjeo, on the southwestern coast of Mexico, ‘Lyons Garden House’ is an emblem of modern architecture exploring spatial experience through light, straight lines, and an extraordinary seascape. Inspired by the local courtyard-style architecture of Mexico, the house is designed around a central garden the heart piece of the project and a sculptural element in itself—and oriented to views of the...

Drift House Port Fairy – Wins Eat, Drink Design Awards 2019

Multi award-winning boutique hotel, Drift House, has recently taken out top gong in the highly coveted Eat, Drink Design Awards 2019. The award was collected mid November by co-owner Colleen Guiney. ‘We are absolutely delighted to have won the award for best hotel design for the stage II developments at Drift House’ says Guiney. The top prize was shared with the fabulous Calile Hotel in...