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Flexible living: officially the coolest home studio

Mexican architect Manuel Cervantes’ Casa Estudio project perfectly houses both his family home and a lofty, spacious showroom. Located on a hillside in the town of Amatepec, this five-story property is organically staggered to sit alongside the steep sloping hill. While from the outside it appears as one, the space has been cleverly divided in order to incorporate Cervantes’ family home, an additional rental home and his own design gallery and studio.   A room with a view The lowest…

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Design Talk: Filodesign

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“Our concept is filling by emptying space, looking for lightness in every matter, with poetry and a touch of curiosity”   Design Talk means time to meet the face behind a brand. Today we make time to get to know Filodesign. Creativity, passion, research and development, searching for new materials, teamwork and inspiring synergies: this is their lifestyle. Interested to know how they integrate their lifestyle with an Italian approach to design? Well, scroll down in that case.   Pure…

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Charming Character: the Green House

Brighton-based FAB Architects’ first built work was a bold and playful client-focused renovation and extension for a family house in Croydon, Greater London. This terraced house gained a playful new extension and a charming renovation back in 2018, which truly allows the home to stand out from the crowd. Featuring larch cladding, porthole windows and arched geometry, this playful piece of work was created to inspire fun.   Creating new life In their first larger-scale project, FAB Architects worked closely…

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Design Talk: Bruunmunch

An uncompromising approach to design and quality Design Talk means time to meet the face behind a brand. Today we make time to get to know Bruunmunch. This Danish brand is founded in 2008 by the two childhood friends Jacob Munch and Henrik Bruun. The two owners from the southern part of Denmark have known each other since the age of five. Their pursuit for perfection is their drive and the reason why they form a company with an uncompromising…

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Winter Wonderland: A modern take on cabin living

Overlooking the Moldefjord in the west of Norway, Rever & Drage Architects have designed and created a paired-back approach to the traditional wood cabins found up and down the country. Nestled into the hillside, the home known as Zieglers Nest is a four-storey residence with a difference. Modern features such as large glazed areas and a roof terrace allow for the clients to take full advantage of the sweeping views. The high life The tall, narrow design of the building…

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DESIGN TALK: das kleine b

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Floating shelves, shoe racks and more Design Talk means time to meet the face behind a brand. Today we make time to get to know das kleine b. Since 2010, das kleine b’ designs and produces furniture and home objects, preferably made of wood. Clean, modern shapes, premium quality materials and unique detail solutions are the essence of the designs.   Organising the home office and you shoes collection, the minimalist way The storage shelf buck of das kleine b…

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KEEPING IT SIMPLE: refined apartment living in Melbourne

A new apartment building in Fitzroy, Melbourne, stands out from the crowd for all the right reasons. Its simple off-white façade, large steel-clad glazing and natural materials both draw the eye and make this residential project by Freadman White the perfect form of city living. Drawing inspiration from a local modernist icon Heide II, a Melbourne home designed in 1963 by David McGlashan and Neil Everist, this project carries on its legacy with a refined palette and raw materials.  …

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Design Talk: GANTlights

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High-spec concrete lighting Based in Berlin, GANTlights designs and builds timeless designer lamps with an architectural focus. Using contrasting materials such as concrete, wood and various precious metals, these designer lights create a true focal point in any space.   Originally from Bavaria Stefan Gant, architect, designer and founder of the chic interior lighting brand, brings together cool, industrial concrete and high-quality marble and contrasting metals, resulting in minimal styles to last the ages.       Brilliantly boxy Concrete…

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GO GRAPHIC: a playful take on a home extension

Architecture studio CAN transformed a two-storey Edwardian home for his own family in South London, drawing on graphic shapes, bright colours and texture to transform the property. The renovation and extension project, named Mountain View, breathes new life into an old family home in London, partially inspired by the Matterhorn Bobsleds ride in Disneyland California.   Home regeneration Rather than building a standard extension as is the go-to for London homes built in this era, architect Mat Barnes, founder of…

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Design Talk: Maison Macolat

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Macadamia nuts with premium Belgian chocolate Design Talk means time to meet the face behind a brand. Today we make time to get to know Maison Macolat. In bringing the best of Africa to Europe, the Bunge family built a great legacy in the city of Antwerp. Sixth generation son, and farmer Julian Bunge has set out to pick up the mantle of quality, bringing the world’s most premium Macadamia Nut, from South Africa to Europe. Do you want to…

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