interiors

Minimalist sophistication – Italy

Overlooking the fields and vineyards of rural Brianza in Milan, Italy this recently renovated house by local architecture practice a25architetti celebrates its local heritage with contemporary edge. Once used as a barn and warehouse, the building had been left abandoned for several years before the studio took up its refurbishment, striking a thoughtful balance between restoration and renovation. Using local materials such as stone and...

Playing with space – Mexico

Hannah House, in Merida, Mexico, is a project that maximises spacial sensation, by playing with double heights and integrating the exterior with the interior. The land, with only 105 square meters, accommodates a studio house, which was designed with the concept of being a vacation residence for its owners. Being a reduced space, the main goal of the project was to create sensations of spaciousness...

A house made of wood – France

The 100% wooden house, yes that right; I said 100% wooden house, was commissioned as part of the second edition of the Forest and Wood Festival. The stated target was to achieve a house of around 55sqm with a ground floor and a first floor, for 2 people, using only wood. The design process was based on confronting a search for spatial qualities of the...

Daily Paper store clad in recycled cans

Dutch fashion label Daily Paper's inaugural shop in the US, which has opened in Manhattan, New York. Occupying a corner plot in Manhattan's Lower East Side which is embellished in over 13,000 flattened aluminium cans. Up until now, the brand has exclusively been based out of Amsterdam, where its founders and childhood friends Hussein Suleiman, Abderrahmane Trabsini, and Jefferson Osei, grew up together. All three founders are...

Boreal Halo – France

As part of the ON festival, in France, artist Vincent Leroy has installed his Boreal Halo within a 17th-century church in Arles. The massive inflatable ring, shown in several locations from industrial to heritage buildings all over the world, now take the center stage in this majestic room, generating an interesting merge of two universes and two very...

Quite character – Red Hill

Located on a sloping site set amongst the gum trees in Red Hill Victoria, Australia, the design is a direct response to its surroundings. Working with the natural topography, the house is divided into a series of stepped floor plates around a central courtyard. Designed by InForm, tiered floors zone the interior spaces which offer unique views of the surrounding...

Bond house

Bond house is designed through the interplay of intersecting elements coming together to shape places for gathering and recreation on all levels- a junction that unifies elements traveling in all directions. Designed by Alexis Dornier, this work of lines frames the lush surrounding and forms no obstacle to the eye that is free for gazing. One approaches the house...

Restrained in nature – San Francisco

Residence 363 is a minimalist architecture project located in the Noe Valley neighbourhood of San Francisco, California, designed by Michael Kramer. Behind a humble historic 1890 Victorian facade lies a minimalist modern home that breathes life and space. The material palette is restrained in nature, Dinesen lye washed planks and Silver Italian ash blend with matte white and black lacquers and Pietra gray stone, white...