interiors

restrained drama

Bewboc House is a suburban terrace house in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia owned by a young family. The approach by Fabian Tan Architects, was to re-imagine a form befitting a corner house and to re-purpose the living spaces on ground level. An epic arch roof extends outwards, creating a vaulted annex that forms the living spaces and creates restrained drama. The...

Park Life – Colorado

Located on the bank of Shoal Creek, one of two primary waterways traveling through Austin to the Colorado River, Belmont Park consists of two weathered Douglas fir clad buildings which rise above the creek from a flush limestone plinth. Designed by Tim Cuppett architects, the wooden buildings are connected by a transparent living room bridge which spans a...

Sanctuary House – California

The clients of The Sanctuary House, recent empty-nesters planning ahead to retirement, hoped to downsize and simplify in the design of their new Palo Alto, Californian home. When the clients purchased the property, an old wooden fence across the front yard and the original house closed off the site from the street. Behind this rough and aged presentation, however, was an urban refuge of lush vegetation throughout the deep lot....

Embodying the philosophy Wabi Sabi

The title “The Imperfect Residence” references the designer’s inspiration for the renovation of a 1 bedroom apartment based the ancient Japanese philosophy Wabi Sabi which is to find beauty in the imperfect and valuing simplicity. Translated into the language of interior design, these principles have produced a residence of understated elegance and contemporary minimalism where everything is seamlessly integrated into the building fabric and where...

Asserted in plain sight – Portugal

RGM 46 duplex apartment is a refurbishment project located in Lisbon, Portugal, within a small terrace on the roof consisting of a living room, kitchen, bedroom and bathroom. The renovation starting point revolved around dividing up the social area and the private space of the apartment through the two floors. Designed by DC.AD the lower floor walls were removed...

Guglielmo Poletti’s strong visual impact.

Fresh off the dock is Segments - a series of innovative coloured body, non-rectified porcelain wall tile designed by Guglielmo Poletti. These 3-dimensional designs boast as a pattern of minimalist character that becomes refined decor, thanks to its many possible configurations and the variations within the product itself. Each style can be used individually or in combination with...

Exposing the past – Germany

For artists and designers, their studio can be an integral part of their practice; a place to nurture their creativity, concentration and reflection. Everything from location to architecture to neighbours can make a difference. In this respect, former warehouse in Reinickendorf, Germany hits all the right notes. Flooded with ample daylight, five-metre tall ceilings, and peaceful surroundings, the property that interior architect and artist

Bare-foot beach house – Stradbroke Island

The brief from clients required a discrete island antidote to their family’s busy lives. A unique place to retreat to and relax on idyllic (Minjerribah) North Stradbroke Island QLD. Paul Butterworth Architect delivered “Corymbia”, a relaxed, robust bare-foot beach house with spacious light-filled living spaces, comfortable reading nooks, cosy plywood-lined bedrooms and unique indoor/outdoor bathing spaces. It’s a...

less fragmented living

The proposal to renovate the original small and old house at Rua de Ceuta, Brazil, was replaced by the desire to recognise family life in a less fragmented way, without individualised rooms and conventional arrangement of a home. The ancient design atmosphere was largely maintained by creating an open courtyard inside the central area. Towards it, the totality of the domestic environments now is turned,...