interior design

Twin Peaks

Located in the mountain village of Castelrotto in northern Italy, modus architects has designed a residence and atelier for an artist, composed as two diverging wooden structures which view the town and valley below. The dwelling is shaped with peaked roof forms, which reference both the surrounding landscape as well as vernacular traditions. A diagonally gridded timber structure elevates...

more than a Guest House

The Oak Pass guesthouse uses height and a small footprint to maximize panoramic canyon views and strengthen its connection to the tree filled site. The lower level consists of rehabbed and enlarged barn and newly constructed living spaces. With the upper floor clad in timber paying homage to the barn and allowing the materials to connect. Designed  by Walker Workshop...

The playground apartment

In order to redefine the role and function of the traditional kitchen in Taiwan, local studio House Design refurbished the interior of this apartment in Kaohsiung City, Taiwan. To achieve this, the architects have integrated living room, dining room and kitchen into a open plan allowing the kitchen to become the center of communication for the family. The clever...

Fun on a Grand Scale

Colour and comfort combine in this well-proportioned Upper East Side townhouse. Clearly the designers, Dineen Architecture and Design, lucked out with their clients as the home has an apparent playful and a not-too-serious air about it. The main sitting area with glass ceiling and lush garden beyond reminds me more of 1960s Hollywood Hills than contemporary New York with...

vintage ’20s

If you use cosmetics then chances are you might have heard of Terry de Gunzberg. She was the guiding force behind Yves Saint Laurent Beauty before she founded her very own line of cosmetics – By Terry. Renowned interior designer and friend of de Gunzberg Jacques Grange collaborated with de Gunzberg on her Manhattan apartment.  This apartment has great structure - a classic Upper East Side...

geek chic

Interior designer Anna Wigandt has created a multipurpose space where young thinkers can congregate over refreshments to share ideas and work in a conducive environment for study. Ideologically, the Science Cafe & Library Chisinau, Moldova Russia draws on the legacy of post WWI Parisian cafe culture, but it's focus on science and engineering is reflected in the sleek and modern design...

the box house

Architecture firms Studio MK27 and 57STUDIO  recently collaborated on the build of a home designed as a drawer that slides into a gently sloping stony hillside, built upon multiple levels that capture the coastal views of Chile.

Sitting on a stony hillside that gently slopes towards the sea of Chile’s Valparaíso Region, the house has been...

Grande Paris

The face of modern Paris was shaped by the design decisions made by Georges-Eugene Haussmann at the turn of the 19th century. This characteristic Parisian style of cream coloured apartment building and wide boulevards typifies the prosperity that Paris experienced through the industrial era. The Hotel Vernet  – a legendary building from this time has recently reopened after a complete renovation by

Pastel Punch

When the brief for this apartment was to make the space as bright and cheery as possible to reflect the owners sunny disposition, macaroons where chosen as the colour theme. Throughout this Taiwanese home, pastel colours where used to create a calm yet playful atmosphere… certainly you couldn’t accuse the space of not being bright and cheery! The simple palate of three colours, blue, pink and...

Bondi Certified

Located in the iconic beach suburb of Bondi Beach Australia, this was a project with great family history attached to it. 4th generation farmers who are farming their original farming block that was first established in 1888! The entire concept of bringing paddock to plate and having a complete head to tail approach was something we resonated with studio