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Rich in history: The former train station-turned-rental home

© Geike Verniers

Designed and renovated by Kyo-Co Atelier, La Micheline is a modern reinterpretation of a classic train station in Bioul, Belgium. Plenty of space What was once a simple train station has taken on new life thanks to both Stephane Lebrun of Kyo-Co and the interiors of Jean-Lux Laloux. A classic silhouette provides space for friends and families alike to enjoy the Belgian countryside, its 25-acre lot located just an hour away from the capital city of Brussels. Complete with…

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Outdoor design walks: Labiomista & Verbeke foundation

© Yana Vandeborne

Design and nature go together like, well, design and nature. We’ve rounded up two of our favourite Belgian destinations that combine these to impressive effect: Labiomista, in the city of Genk, and Verbeke Foundation in Kemzeke. Both are about an hour from Brussels, and Kemzeke is just outside of Antwerp, so you can easily visit both on your next trip to Belgium. Before you go, we want to introduce you to these magical havens of art and design, so you…

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Paradise of the North: designer cabins on the Lofoten

© Ophelie Authier

Imagine a place so far up North that it sits above the Arctic Circle’s latitude. A majestic place of rugged landscapes, where imposing, jagged granite peaks melt away into glorious beaches, a place where arctic wildlife lives side by side with the people of the fishing villages.   Imagine summer as one long, graceful day of sun, and cosy winters aglow with the ethereal aura of the northern lights. A place where timeless tranquillity meets the vast horizons of remote…

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Clean intentions: up your storage game

©Anastasia Shuraeva

Do your resolutions for this year involve keeping a tidier home? If so, you know what they say: a place for everything, everything in its place. Don’t know where to start? Well, you know we at DECOVRY love to help. So we’ve put together an edit of storage solutions to suit all styles of interior, budget and space constraints. We’re also going into some handy-dandy tips, tricks and hacks to get you on the right track to finally make 2022…

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GLORIOUS GRAND: Jaipur’s coolest luxury home

In line with Rajasthan’s own traditional architecture, Malik Architecture chose to gaze back at local construction methods and dig deep to build a luxury 8000 square foot home that not only looks like a treat but touches on local stonemasons’ knowledge to create something truly spectacular. © Jasper Architects Lost history The main thought behind Malik Architecture’s choice to set out on this journey of constructing with nothing other than stone comes from their perception that the local sandstone has…

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BONDI BEAUTY: The epitome of Aussie aesthetic

Set amongst a row of red-roofed houses in the bustling heart of Bondi, Fox Johnston’s three storey home uses clever solutions and incorporates outdoor space to create a residential project that feels larger than life. © Jasper Architects Cleverly creative On a narrow plot with a relatively steep incline, the owners of this Bondi abode were looking to create a flexible space in which to spend their lives. Not only was the size of the plot a creative challenge for…

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CURIOUS CURVES: A hypnotic concept in the desert

Set within the wide-reaching desert dunes of Kuwait, Jasper Architects’ hotel concept truly embodies the idea of an oasis, its lush palms and spa creating a luxurious sanctuary that both plays with and against the local landscape. Grand geometry The competition prize-winning concept centres around the idea of the sprawling oasis, where luscious greens meet the ever-changing desert. Yet while the greenery stands out from the endless sand dunes, the lulling rise and fall of the structure itself mirrors the…

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BOLD AND BEAUTIFUL: The Indonesian built on angles and colour

Ismail Solehudin Architecture has taken what could have been a compilation of apartments that looks just like any other in the built-up area of Bogor in West Java, Indonesia, and instead let it sing loud and proud by cladding it with stacked, rich red corrugated iron.   Stacked volumes Rather than a single-family home, the ruby red building contains multiple residential units. These stacked apartments sit above and alongside each other, effectively using the limited space, one of the core…

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WRITER’S BLOCK: The Madrid cabin fit for an artist

Flexible and stunningly simple, the Spanish studio MuDD architects have designed and built a cabin in the north of Madrid for their children’s book writer client, bang in the centre of a lush green landscape.   Contemporary calm As the writer owner was looking for a flexible space that could meet all of her needs, MuDD decided upon a simple, cabin-like structure with a contemporary twist. Rather a large room with open glazing, the feeling of the home differs between…

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SERENITY IN THE SOUTH: The luxury cabin at the bottom of New Zealand

Nestled between the coast and the bushland of the South Island of New Zealand, a tiny settlement of 30 homes has now welcomed another escape within its handful of houses. An unbeatable location The owner originally discovered this area halfway between the two larger cities of Invercargill and Bluff while visiting a friend’s family home and spent a couple of years camping in the area in order to understand the land before she began to design the home, even climbing…

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