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Posts filed under 'Interiors'

Fri 22.12.

Stone Age Folk by Jaime Hayon

Posted by Walter Phillips on 22.12.2017 - Tagged as:

Stone Age Folk by Jaime Hayon

Photographer: Tom Mannion

Leading quartz manufacturer Caesarstone returns to Palazzo Serbelloni to unveil “Stone Age Folk” by Jaime Hayon, the pinnacle event of their year-long collaboration with the world renowned Spanish designer for the 2017 Designer Collaboration Programme. Inspired by flora, fauna and folklore from different cultures, Jaime Hayon designed an architectural pavilion, which references the famous Crystal Palace built in Hyde Park, London for the Great Exhibition of 1851, combining over 48 Caesarstone colours with metal and stained glass.Within the historical backdrop of the Palazzo’s Ballroom, Caesarstone’s quartz material is meticulously handcrafted and implanted into the metal frame of the pavilion as a precious jewel within Hayon’s whimsical Caesarstone universe. (more…)

Wed 20.12.

Defoe Road by Paper House Project

Posted by Walter Phillips on 20.12.2017 - Tagged as:

Defoe Road by Paper House Project

Photographer: Rory Gardiner

A once-forgotten derelict warehouse has been transformed into a unique, doubleheight two-bedroom house by the owner/architect who wanted to bring life back to this forgotten structure. Tucked away behind one of Hackney, London’s busiest high streets, the former school-house was discovered by architect James Davies of Paper House Project, who decided to restore and convert the building as a personal project. Although a big financial risk for the young architect, Davies saw the potential in the derelict property and wanted to create a light-filled space he could enjoy that represented everything about why he went into architecture. (more…)

Tue 19.12.

Nuun Jewels Boutique by Brunoir x Java Architecture

Posted by Walter Phillips on 19.12.2017 - Tagged as:

Nuun Jewels Boutique by Brunoir x Java Architecture

Photographer: Alexandra Mocanu

Art director and founder of Nuun Jewels, Nourah Al Faisal wanted to create a crosscultural space dedicated to her jewellery designs, where Middle Eastern influences would meet French style. The showroom concept would have to embrace the brand’s identity as well as the architectural and design codes developed on the first project by Brunoir: a Nuun window display at the Four Seasons George V. Hence Nourah Al Faisal briefed and commissioned Brunoir to design its first showroom in Paris. (more…)

Fri 15.12.

Cabin Kvitfjell by Lund Hagem Architects

Posted by Walter Phillips on 15.12.2017 - Tagged as:

Cabin Kvitfjell by Lund Hagem Architects

Photographer: Sam Hughes

Our design process was inspired by the client’s desire to have “a summer cabin in a winter landscape”. (more…)

Thu 14.12.

Palm Beach Project by Alexander & CO

Posted by Walter Phillips on 14.12.2017 - Tagged as:

Palm Beach Project by Alexander & CO

Photographer: Felix Forest

Palm Beach House project is the transformation of an existing waterfront holiday villa in Palm Beach, Sydney. The project is a restrained approach to a traditional European vernacular, exploring bespoke quality detailing, materiality and architectural framing. With the existing house ineffectively dealing with scale limitations, the brief was primarily to explore how we could reintroduce a higher quality of spatial resolution. The plans and volumes were subsequently rationalized around better circulation, view corridors and access to the water. (more…)

Fri 8.12.

Olson Cabin by Olson Kundig Architects

Posted by Walter Phillips on 08.12.2017 - Tagged as:

Olson Cabin by Olson Kundig Architects

Photographer: Kevin Scott

In 1912, Jim Olson’s grandparents built a summer cottage on a forested site on Puget Sound. Olson spent summers and many weekends there as a child. When he was eighteen years old and a first-year architecture student, his dad gave him five hundred dollars and said, “Go build a bunkhouse.” This was Olson’s first great opportunity. Nestled amidst the trees of this waterside forest and raised on stilts, this tiny cabin sat respectfully on the landscape. When his grandparents’ cottage was destroyed by fire in the 1960s, the bunkhouse was left as the sole structure on the property. (more…)

Thu 7.12.

Aesop Duke of York Square by Snøhetta

Posted by Walter Phillips on 07.12.2017 - Tagged as:

Aesop Duke of York Square by Snøhetta

Photographer: Paola Pansini

With an intriguing fusion of futuristic and classic design, Snøhetta has completed its first permanently built project in England. The 108-square-meter retail space, dubbed Aesop Duke of York Square, is the latest addition to Aesop’s series of uniquely designed boutiques around the world. (more…)

Villa SG21 by Fillié Verhoeven Architects

Photographer: François Verhoeven

Villa SG21 is easy and chic as the colour suggests. But to get there wasn’t as easy as the design might suggest. The site, typically Dutch had a very strict building envelope and maximum allowed volume of 1000 cubic meters. The site required a design that would fit the local building code with sloped roofs. The owners however wanted a minimalistic and clean design that would stand out in between the other more conventional structures along the street. (more…)