interior design

Himalayan salt block chair

New York-based designer Gregory Beson has crafted a magnificent sculptural chair made from 76 pink Himalayan salt blocks, in an attempt to examine how humanity exploits natural resources. The piece mimics the design of Louis Kahn’s Californian research facility and modernist architectural icon, the Salk Institute. Beson was motivated to make the chair as a way to comment on...

Prefabricated stilt homes – Bali

Bali-based architect Alexis Dornier has developed a concept for prefabricated homes that could easily be taken apart and reassembled in a new location. The innovative Stilt Studios are small homes on stilts, which could be erected in a variety of different places without causing any damage to the landscape. The design champions the principles of the circular economy, which...

Alpine house in Queenstown NZ

The initial brief for this project located in Queenstown NZ, required a sanctuary from which to take in the breathtaking alpine landscape, one that could engage with view of mountain ranges to all sides while offering protection from the harsh extremes of an alpine terrace. Designed by legendary Fearon Hay architects, the scheme arranges four rectangular building forms...

The evolution of the Miss Oops

Yovanovitch has transformed the R & Company gallery space into several domestic scenes to display the collection titled Love. He has decorate the interior to bring life to the imaginary character Miss Oops, who regularly appears in his designs. The exhibition leads guests through an unfolding narrative centred around an imaginary recurring character in the designer's work called Miss...

a living lab -Palm Springs

Designed to be "simple, elegant and replicable", the home serves as the private residence of Joel and Meelena Turkel, founders of Boston-based Turkel Design. The studio specialises in creating upscale homes using prefabricated elements. The Turkels purchased the Palm Springs property several years ago and set out to create a new home for their family that capitalises on...

Colour Blocked in Barcelona

Klinker Apartment is set inside an art-nouveau building in Barcelona's El Born neighbourhood and serves as a holiday home for a family of four hailing from Coronado, California. The owner, an interior designer, had initially planned to renovate the 75 square-metre apartment herself. Sadly, several months into the construction works, a fire destroyed a majority of the new elements as well as a number of...

Rebelling against the norm

Lom Hai Jai aims to address the human side of city architecture in Vieatman, it attempts to allow the occupants to break away from boxed in air-conditioned “building blocks” which occupies a large portion of the city. Studionomad believes city living generally lacks sufficient natural light, airflow, privacy and nature. This project aims to rebel against the norm, an anti-thesis to...

Negotiating the dramatic – Spain

Set atop of a steep terrain in southern Spain with a steep slope, Fran Silvestre Arquitectos has designed an all-white house that negotiates the dramatic change in topography. Titled ‘house in Benahavís’, the property takes advantage of the site’s views, the home’s primary living accommodation is found on the upper level, which is supported by a single building...

Just a handful of materials

Taking its name from the combination of the owners’ first names, MIKA demonstrates how the creative use of a handful of materials can produce a house of playful sophistication that revels in its spatial quirkiness. Redressing the property’s spatial limitations, an awkward footprint of just 5.5 metres width and a maximum depth of 18 metres, i.s.m.architecten devised an open-plan...

Buttons and Ribbons

A former button and ribbon factory in New York's Tribeca neighbourhood has been turned into a boutique hotel featuring an eclectic mix of modern furniture and industrial details. Hospitality firm Bridgeton Holdings completed the Walker Hotel in a renaissance revival building constructed in 1899 to span three street frontages in downtown Manhattan. Arriving guests are encouraged to choose between a traditional check-in desk and the...