interior design

A sense of privacy – NZ

Te Pakeke house is situated north of the popular resort town Wanaka, New Zealand surrounded by mountains and looking out across the waters of a vast lake. Its owners had tasked Fearon Hay Architects with creating a winter holiday retreat that had the feel of a secluded cabin. However, as the site was positioned on the corner of an arterial...

Picture frame house – Massachusetts

New York-based architect Vincent Appel designed Sheffield House in Massachusetts to replace the resident’s childhood home with cedar walls as the “picture frame of the spaces of memory”. Appel, the founder of Brooklyn architecture studio Of Possible, punctured the pale cedar walls off the home with large glass doors and windows to offer views of its lush settings – reminiscent of...

Casa Palerm – Lloret de Vistalegre

Casa Palerm is as an extension of a rural hotel in the countryside of Lloret de Vistalegre, in the centre of Mallorca. It is a new independent building, close to the original farmhouse which functions as a small holiday home. The project is discreet, being integrated within its surrounding environment and performing efficiently, both economically and energetically. The building is one level with a compact and...

Creating gender neutral spaces – Kyiv

Concrete arch and gold details define Say No Mo, a beauty salon in Kyiv that Balbek Bureau designed to avoid gender stereotypes. Interesting, the ‘heart’ of the salon is a bar used for both beauty services and traditional cocktail receptions. The main task faced by Balbek Bureau from the very start of the design process was to break away from...

Hare + Klein Interiors – Book

Distinguished by an aesthetic of understated luxury and attention to fine detail, Hare + Klein is synonymous with uncompromisingly comfortable, liveable interiors made exceptional by deceivingly effortless styling. Whether it's a stark inner-city warehouse brought to life by contemporary furniture and finishes or a rural idyll seamlessly linked to a gorgeous garden, Hare + Klein's style is unmistakable.?...

Cardrona Cabin – New Zealand

Set in the heart of Cardrona Valley, between Wanaka and Queenstown New Zealand, in the South Island’s harsh alpine climate, the cabin demonstrates the durability, along with the beauty of Abodo timber products and processes. Designed as a showcase for Abodo, by Assembly Architects, this seemingly simple cabin embodies Abodo’s motto: Carefully Crafted...

In perfect balance with nature – South Africa

The building occupies a unique place in a nature reserve in the Waterberg mountains of South Africa; a landscape of remarkable plants, inspiring cliffs, and prodigious wildlife. The brief was to design a home that disappears into the landscape; that sits amongst the rocks and trees and birds; that offers animals and plants and humans equal opportunity to find shelter; that treats the bush with its deserved respect. Designed by

Simple and humble – NZ

Enveloped by dense native forest-covered mountain ranges, towards a small East Coast town on New Zealand’s North Island, the Karangahake House sits on the edge of a plateau that rolls off into a steep valley below. Surrounded by 3600 views of neighbouring farmlands, it is completely secluded with endless green plains and big blue skies. The simple building sits humbly in the farmland setting, recalling the...

Classical grace – Moscow

Housed in one of Moscow’s landmark buildings, LOBBY is the new art consultancy designed as a cultural space containing an events space and café. Architect Daria Belyakova, founder of Arch(e)type architectural and design practice with offices in Moscow, London and Paris, took inspiration from the grandeur of the historic building. Embracing a free-flowing configuration, the front of the space...