Posts from January 2018

Wed 31.1.

A Light Reduction: Mawa Design

Posted by Walter Phillips on 31.01.2018


German lighting manufacturer MAWA DESIGN has leveraged its visually pared-down and formally perfect designs to position itself internationally as the go-to supplier of advanced, architectural lighting systems.


With a thorough understanding of design and how things work, mawa Design of Brandenburg, Germany, develops and produces high-quality luminaires which in terms of both their technology and construction are always in step with the times. Company founder Martin Wallroth began 40 years ago with residential objects, before cooperating with external designers in the 1980s and, from that point forward, increasingly concentrating on the manufacture of luminaires.(text by Katharina Sommer)


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Jingshan Boutique Hotel by Continuation Studio

Photographer: SHIROMIO Studio

This is a project that started from engaging with the site. The site is located up on a mountain ridge, next to a reservoir’s dam. There was previously a two-story “San-Ho-Yuan” style dormitory block built back in the 1980s, with a courtyard surrounded by the concave form of the block. There stands an ancient pine in the centre serves as the heart of the courtyard, with its dense canopy covering half of the courtyard and part of the building. (more…)

Tue 30.1.

Architecture of sleep: Hästens

Posted by Walter Phillips on 30.01.2018 - Tagged as:

Photo: © Hästens


As a pioneer in sleep culture, Swedish bed manufacturer Hästens has perfected sleeping comfort with handmade beds made of purely natural materials. These provide incomparable comfort and healthy sleep in the upscale-hotel and other sectors. (text by Detail)


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SALER SOFT by José A. Gandía-Blasco for GANDIABLASCO

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SALER SOFT by José A. Gandía-Blasco for GANDIABLASCO


SALER SOFT, extends the iconic SALER collection first designed by José A. Gandía-Blasco in 2008. (more…)

Glen Iris by Pleysier Perkins

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Pleysier Perkins

Photographer: Dan Hocking

A beautifully crafted extension to a Californian Bungalow for a builder and his family. A robust yet light single-storey pavilion with exposed timber rafters, timber windows and brick walls forms the open plan living and meals area, whilst its stucco rendered brother houses bedroom, bathroom and two offices. (more…)

Extension To A Private House by Tamir Addadi Architecture

Photographer: Tamir Addadi

The project involved an extension and alterations to the lower ground floor of a private Victorian house, located in a conservation area. (more…)

Fri 26.1.

Know-how and that certain something: Gärsnäs

Posted by Walter Phillips on 26.01.2018 - Tagged as:

Know-how and that certain something: Gärsnäs

Photo: © Gärsnäs


The Swedish company Gärsnäs has a long tradition dating back 125 years. During this time, it has accumulated a large amount of valuable detailed knowledge and technical know-how, which is treasured and passed on from generation to generation. Coupled with modern design ideas, this results in a unique product world.(text by Detail)


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Urban Decor by Marcante-Testa (UdA Architects)

Photographer: Carola Ripamonti


The new residential building completed in Turin, with four levels above ground, becomes part of a consolidated urban zone composed of constructions from the early-to-middle 20th century and more recent works, completing a lot right in the center of the city that was previously occupied by low abandoned buildings. (more…)