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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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DESIGN TALK: THE FILLUP CLUB

Design Talk means taking some time to meet the faces behind a brand. Today, we would like you to get to know the founders of The Fillup Club, Lode Ivens and Kenny Packo. These two talents from Belgium put their heads together to create luxury inflatable furniture — just the thing to bring up memories of a perfect summer’s day and cocktails by the poolside.   The Fillup Club is a story about two friends with a common passion for…

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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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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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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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LOCATION, LOCATION, LOCATION: An homage to Mayan culture in Mexico

A long, narrow plot finds its true personal identity in this tribute to Mayan culture in a Merida, Mexico house designed by architect Ludwig Godefroy. Merida is known as the capital of the indigenous Mayan civilisation, providing the inspiration which led Mexico City architect Ludwig Godefroy to design a fragmented concrete home that pays homage to the city’s culture while providing respite from the extreme Yucatan climate. Traditional talent With the residential property’s design so closely connected to its location,…

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Building blocks: The edgy home with space for all the family

Tamara Wibowo Architects’ Breeze Block House nestled in the hills of Semarang, Indonesia, combines geometric shapes with natural materials to create a family home which feels fresh, modern and perfectly fits the everchanging landscape. Confined by a tall retaining wall along two sides of the lot, this defining element became the first stepping-stone in the design of this fresh and modern home.   Redefining space While the retaining wall traditionally is used as the edge of the home itself, Tamara…

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COOL, CALM & COLLECTED: ultracool Miami beachside apartment

Designed for a family of six leaving Seattle to relocate in the famous beaches of Miami, Florida, MW Works combined two seaside apartments set on Ocean Drive to create the ultimate chic residence complete with sea views. Seattle-based architecture and design firm MW Works is well-known for its use of natural textures, and this Miami apartment is no different. Focusing on the location’s beautiful views and introducing natural wood and a neutral palette, this residence is truly timeless. Dark and…

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