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LIGHT, BRIGHT AND AIRY: A Vertical Loft in New York

Situated in the heart of Greenwich Village in NYC, SKOLNICK architecture + design partnership’s renovation of an 1830s townhouse has created a new type of loft living, transforming traditional design concepts into a vertical space fit for a family.     Preserve and update To honour the history of this federal style façade, the architects retained many of the original interior floor plates as well as the existing exterior. While from street-side the elegant 19th century house looks much like…

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MODERN FORMS: An organic lifestyle in Mexico

Situated on a peninsula north of the iconic surf area of Troncones, Punta Majahua is a flowing, modern and striking residential complex designed by Zozoya Arquitectos in the state of Guerrero, Mexico.   The original concept for this eye-catching project was to create a large complex composed of luxury beachfront residences, focusing on an organic architectural style that would both integrate seamlessly to the site, while simultaneously allowing for a magnificent, striking aesthetic.   A link to nature Punta Majahua…

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FASHIONABLE SLEEPING: A small-scale fashion hotel

Mexican fashion brand Octavia has taken over an old house in La Condesa in the country’s capital to create a boutique hotel, with PPAA Architects designing and creating the soft, neutral space. Designed to be an extension of the clothes created by Octavia, the seven-room boutique hotel’s two studios, apartment-style room and four hotel rooms merge comfort and design, with its public spaces offering refuge from the hustle and bustle of the city. A natural touch The well-known local clothing…

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INDUSTRIAL CHIC: The uber-cool warehouse transformation in Barcelona

Local interior design firm Kirsten Schwalgien Design’s remodel of Casa Bures uses steel, glass and contemporary materials to breathe new life into the ground-floor loft of this Barcelona Art Nouveau gem. Originally dating back to 1905, Casa Bures is one of the most representative examples of Art Nouveau design in Barcelona. Built by Francesc Berenguer I Mestres, a close friend of Gaudi, the building was commissioned by a wealthy merchant at the height of the region’s textile boom. After the…

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WALKING ON WATER: A Floating Home

Part of a new local scheme, i29 architects has designed and developed a low-budget family home that not only looks a treat, but is also eco-friendly, energy-efficient and truly packs a punch. Set apart by its dark monolithic exterior appearance from the outside and crisp, white interiors full of high ceilings and glazing, this home stands out from the crowd while providing its owners with stunning views and abundant daylight.   Schoonschip Amsterdam Floating Home was designed as one part…

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THE NEW SOCIAL: future-proof dining

A recent project by Renesa Architecture Design Interiors Studio combines the company’s warm aesthetic with new design ideologies regarding social distancing, resulting in a public space able to thrive in an era in which restaurants and the wider hospitality industry have been threatened. This beautiful new project devised by Renesa conceptualises India’s first Covid-aware restaurant. While this project responds seamlessly to the new demands of life, the engaging design was actually devised before the pandemic.   The best of both…

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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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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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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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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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