interior design

A variety of small details

Apartment 10 is located in one of the oldest town quarters in Bratislava – “500 flats“ – this settlement emerged in the early 1950s and it has sustained itself, without any major regeneration projects or modernisation impacts, despite the fact it is surrounded by the new financial and office district of Bratislava. Located on the fifth floor and thanks to the high altitude of the...

Colonial architecture of Yucatan

Located in the heart of Merida’s historic downtown, just a few steps away from the Canton Palace in Paseo de Montejo, Mexico, we find Casa Canela, a colonial house from the beginning of last century, that holds behind its ambiguous façade, a contemporary 2-bedroom residence sympathetically revived by Workshop studio. Walking through the green front doors, a spectacular sculpture by...

A quasi-theatrical scene

The project transforms an Italian 1950s apartment into a surreal set where reality and fiction coexist in a quasi-theatrical scene. Thanks to the multidisciplinary approach of its two founders, from La Macchina Studio. The studio celebrates the graphic sign, in a project that fuses architecture, theatre, music, and illustration. In alignment with the wishes of the clients  – a young...

The demands of a contemporary family

Designed in 1957 by architect Rodolpho Ortenblad for his family, the house was renovated starting from the recovery of the elements that characterised the original build. The front ground block, where there was an extensive service program and opened onto a central courtyard of the same character, started housing the garage and a playroom open to an outside area. Redesigned by

RESIDENT DOG: Incredible dogs & the international homes they live in

Nicole England is a Melbourne-based photographer, director, artist, author and dear friend. Her second book, "RESIDENT DOG: Incredible dogs and the international homes they live in", offers a view inside some of the world’s most incredible architecturally designed homes through the eyes of the dogs that live there, showcases 25 of the world's most stylish houses and the...

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...