interior design

Serine Emme Store

Warm and inviting this retail interior is preceded by a tranquil front courtyard and verandah, allowing visitors to pause and connect with nature while browsing garments. Lukstudio explain that an element of serenity was imperative to the store’s design, and “extremely precious in an urban setting” in a city like Shanghai. The store’s material palette of stone, wood, glass, and polished...

Minika Twins Houses – QLD

Located in Bardon QLD, the striking Minika Twins House references Japanese farm houses. These dwellings, like the ‘Queenslander’, were characterised by their strong connection with the surrounding landscape. The Minka Twins invite the outside in, translating ‘under-the-house’ space into highly functional and inviting living spaces.? Brisbane architectural firm bureau^proberts has delivered on their aim to fill a gap...

Light and Shade – Fashion

Korean practice WGNB has designed the flagship shop for fashion brand Juun.J in Seoul as a cluster of breathtaking black geometric forms. Working with the motifs of circles, triangles and squares, the store occupies a black-rendered building that abuts a cafe with a steep triangular roof sweeping down to cover a glazed circular courtyard. Entry into the store is through...

A nod to the past – Italy

Located in the small commune of Rotello near Campobasso of Saint Rocco in southern Italy , the historic church has been restored into a permanent performance venue and multi-purpose hall. Fragments of the stone floor stand out against the white-washed theatre space, hidden within the existing exterior masonry walls.The ornamental interior, including the cornice, pilasters and arched niches were previously painted white but showed uneven...

Diamond Tree Villa – Italy

Diamond Tree is a villa designed by 3ndy Studio for a family in Ponzano Veneto, Italy in between the residential and rural north-west areas of Treviso. All paths inside the villa are continuous with no confines nor interruptions, so that the inhabitants can move freely without passing through any doors from one room to another. The main bedroom is separated...

Is this the most beautifully crafted kindergarten?

I have a feeling this could be one of the most beautifully crafted kindergartens we have ever featured. The design vision and objective for this kindergarten was to create a place just like a "home" and a small communal place for kids. Therefore, ELTO Consultancy tried to establish a socially interactive environment to help induce and cultivate emotional intelligence and mutual growth. The studio reached out...

Bohemian design touches- Hotel Kinsley

Hotel Kinsley marks the first destination hotel in Kingston, a town located a couple of hours drive north of New York City in the Hudson Valley. The boutique property comprises four historic houses that were constructed between the 17th and 19th centuries in the Uptown Stockade District. Interior design firm Studio Robert McKinley aimed to delicately restore and...

Swan Lake Bridge House – China

Beijing-based architecture studio Trace Architecture Office (TAO) has completed ‘Swan Lake Bridge House And Tower’, a public project consisting of a concrete building and viewing tower; created for locals to enjoy the natural wetlands of Rongcheng Swan National Nature Reserve in east China. The nature reserve, also known as Swan Lake Park, which is a large expanse of wetlands located along...

No Footprint House – Costa Rica

The No Footprint House (NFH) is located in Ojochal, a small village at the edge of the vast tropical rain forests along the South Pacific coast of Costa Rica. Placed in a humid tropical climate, the building design responds to its surrounding habitat by passive climate control through natural ventilation and solar shading. Designed by A-01 the NFH is...