Design Office: Emil Dervish
Location: Kiev, Ukraine
Photographs: Emil Dervish
Design Office: Emil Dervish
Location: Kiev, Ukraine
Photographs: Emil Dervish
Peixoto House located in Tui, Spain.
It was designed by Erbalunga Studio.
Description by Erbalunga Studio:
The owners of this house were not reflected in the layout of their old apartment. Small consecutive spaces, arranged longitudinally along a corridor that gave them access to the various uses and rooms. An overly simple and inefficient structure for a contemporary dwelling.
From the beginning, multipurpose spaces were created and with scope for new possibilities. It was necessary to flee from a totally closed and without freedom, that prevented the appearance of new habits, hobbies, activities or ways of thinking.
The kitchen, dining room, living room or work area were articulated in a single space separated from the most private areas of the house.
A simple, clean, and unconventional design, helps this large space is the engine and generator of life in this apartment. A great space that can be transformed and be what their owners need in every moment.
In addition, the layout of the longitudinal route is broken generating a zig-zag path that leads diagonally to the guests from the most public to the most private zone establishing relationships between the different uses of the house.
It is a house in which the square meters of all the rooms recover their value and efficiency, forming part of an atmosphere of space and light, the true luxury of an urban dwelling.
Double Bay House located in Sydney, Australia.
It was designed by Arent & Pyke.
Descriprion by Arent & Pyke:
Bringing the personality and warmth of a young family into the cool interior of this bay-side house, the design posits communication and flow as essential to living. As such, the grand staircase was remade as a visually dynamic, perpetually unfurling line traversing the three floors.
Recomposing the home to both a human scale and aesthetic, the design called for a complete rethink of the living spaces. From the entry hall to the suite of rooms on the third floor, nuance and detail of design were layered into a new palette comprising timber flooring, generous rugs and generously proportioned furnishings in natural leather and linen.
– Belle Coco Republic Interior Design Awards 2016
WINNER – People’s Choice Awards for Best Residential Interior
Design Office: ZROBYM Architects
Location: Minsk, Belarus
Visualizations: ZROBYM Architects
The Barrancas House is located in Mexico City, Mexico.
It was design by Ezequiel Farca architecture & design in 2014.
B.A. Apartment located in Lisbon, Portugal.
It was designed by Atelier Data in 2016.
Description by Atelier Data:
Set in a Lisbon neighbourhood from the thirties, the apartment occupies the last two floors of a building, benefiting from views that from northeast are headed by urban landscape and from southeast, in turn, are dominated by great canopies of trees that inhabit a secular garden near by the building.
The strategic position of the apartment due to his urban context in articulation with domestic space issues prompted the project to focus on the following principles:
Spatial and functional readaptation in order to explore crossed views, communicability and continuity of and between spaces in active articulation with the pre-existing constrains;
Program organization and distribution through a logic that promotes clear distinction between social areas [terrace, living room, dinning room, kitchen, library] from service areas [laundry, wc, vertical accesses] on the groundfloor and private area [bedrooms] on the 1st floor.
Concentration of infrastructures, equipment and storage into functional walls and cores, in order to free up space.
Enrichment of the relation between interior and exterior through the redesign of the openings, emphasizing the connection between those areas
Selection of materials that reinforce the natural light of the overall spaces through the extensive use of white color in articulation with the wood pavements and the ceramic tiles of the terrace.
Insertion of the “natural” as an element brought in from the secular garden, that is interpreted and reinvented into domestic environment;
MAIN ELEMENTS OF THE SPACE
Commited to create a unique living space, the large functional Wall, with its 11.5 meters long,(which concentrate equipment, storage, cooking area etc.) works simultaneously as scenario and as an operating background to support the diverse and multiple actions of the social space.
Mutable in its usage conditions, it allows various interactions and different hierarchies between spaces.
Panels that open to reveal the stairs and close to privatize the rooms, panels that open while cooking and close when the kitchen becomes an workspace, panels that extend or gather inside the cabinets gap to individualize spaces, and so are manageable from this structuring as an unifying element of the space.
THE LIVING ROOM CEILING
If the Great wall, with its vertical expression, ensures the spatial continuity, also the design of ceiling contributes to this notion of extension and unification.
The rhythm of the beams that make up the horizontal plan of the social area, thus reinforces the initial and intuitive desire to create a large space, that goes through the full depth of the apartment, and is crossed by diverse environments, uses and actions.
Alex Hotel is located in Australia.
It was designed by Space Agency + Arent & Pyke.
Description by Arent & Pyke:
Alex Hotel responds to the overarching concept of the ‘Hotel as Home’. Together with the client, four key concepts were established for the interior design; ‘the personal’, ‘the escape’, ‘the craft’ and ‘the legacy’, to nurture a sense of intimacy, connectedness and domesticity. With the client, there was always a discussion about ‘Alex’ being someone familliar to us all; an uncle whose home you love to visit, a treasured old friend with a house full of wonderment. The interior design, furnishing and styling imagines the richness, the personality, a sense of frivolity and the layering of a story.
Bush House is located in Margaret River, Australia.
It was designed by Archterra Architects.
Description by Archterra Architects:
Located in an existing clearing within a section of remnant marri/ jarrah bushland this owner-built bush pavilion seeks to distill into built form, the feelings of camping under a simple sheltering tarp
Diagrammatically, the houses’ simple rectangular plan is separated east-west into sleeping and living zones and delineated by a change in floor level and a grounding rammed earth wall that continues thru the house into the outdoors.
Taking cues from the Californian cases study houses of the 40s, 50s and 60s, a 3.6m structural grid locates prefabricated steel frames that enabled the main support structure to be erected in a day and for infill timber framing to be subsequently carried out by the owner-builder within these frames under the protection of a simple single roof plane. The galvanised steel framing is expressed both internally and externally and its mottled patina continues to change as it ages.
Environmental sustainability is intrinsic to the design: passive measures such as efficient cross flow ventilation for summer cooling and calculated eaves overhangs for warming winter sun penetration are teamed with active measures such as power self sufficiency from a 3kW ground mounted solar array, a solar hot water system and a worm farm blackwater filtration system that irrigates the garden with nutrient rich water.
External materials were selected to be largely self finishing to minimise maintenance: zincalume steel, rammed earth, glass – all decking is recycled jarrah.
Design Office: Archterra Architects
Location: Margaret River, Australia
Photographs: Douglas Mark Black
Design Office: Vae Design Group
Location: Minsk, Belarus
Design Office: Mario Mazzer
Photographs: Richard Powers
Description by NOTE Design Studio:
Note has made its first private residence project. It is a large loft in Stockholm, in the area of Södermalm called Sofo. The house dates from the 1930s and went through many renovation during the years.
When it was our turn to renew the the 200 square meter apartment our first step was to simplify everything we felt was too much, in terms of dimensions and materials. The task was to create a relaxed, soft environment and the main interior feature is a dark, low-lying base line that runs like a unifying horizon through the whole apartment.
The blue-gray line works as a storage unit and becomes a base for the ceiling height to shoot off from. We utilize the loft’s steep niches in a simple way by filling them with really deep drawers. This framing of the rooms create a classic salon atmosphere, and becomes a wink to architecture of the old days.
All walls and ceilings are painted in apricot pink and sandy beige tones which gives a soft, hazy atmosphere, creating a dynamic but gentle contrast to the blue-gray base. Nothing in the apartment is white!!
Our client’s wish was for us to design a homely, yet representable interior. A place to live everyday family life, to be private, but with the possibility to be professional. A place to invite both business associates and good friends. Warm, welcoming, soft. Our client travels across the world – and so does her guests – which inspired a space of international character.
In the beginning of the project we found three images which together became the foundation of the expression. The motifs: a brown cashmere coat, a pair of sand-colored sneakers and a plaza in Rome. Stylish but relaxed with an international look resistant to time. We looked for inspiration in environments with timeless character in elaborate and classic rooms. Spaces built in indelible, finely worked materials with carefully composed color palettes. We’ve aspired to reach a certain mood rather than a concept.
Design Office: NOTE Design Studio
Location: Stockholm, Sweden
Photographs: NOTE Design Studio
Design Office: Dreimeta Armin Fischer
Location: Augsburg, Germany
Photographs: Steve Herud
Design Office: 4a Architekten
Location: Moscow, Russia
Photographs: Dmitry Chebanenko
Description by Masquespacio:
The design from Masquespacio’s workspace starts with the redesign of the design studio’s brand image set up on one hand by its logotype and on the other by its icon ‘Mas’, better known as ‘More’ in English. The letter ‘S’ in this case divides each of the graphic applications in two dif-ferent parts; a division that symbolizes the added value offered by the creative consultancy in each of its projects. Regarding to the colour election of the brand, it allows to play continuously with the various brand’s colours and choose the most “trendy” colour for each moment and project. This fact shows clearly the versatile nature from Masquespacio as a multidisciplinary design studio that works both on commercial as well as exclusive projects. The same concept is used for the interior design that plays with the different colours and partitions from the brand’s identity.
Ana Milena Hernández Palacios, creative director of Masquespacio: “Although it is a working space every moment we looked to incorporate decorative elements, besides vivid colours and upholstered furniture with the aim to create a warm atmosphere above just designing a place to work at.”
Entering the space, we meet a waiting room that at the same time do its job for more casual meetings and includes Masquespacio’s recently designed Toadstool collection. The right space on the other hand is di-vided in 2 different areas; Here we can encounter a meeting room, as well as the senior designer workplaces, separated as 2 individual cubes. The upper room at the same time follows Masquespacio’s identity palette of colours and finishes.
Last but not least some plants add a green touch to the working space from the Spanish design studio.
Design Office: Masquespacio
Location: Valencia, Spain
Location: Milan, Italy
Description by Technē Architecture + Interior Design:
Techne Architecture + Interior Design and Doherty Design Studio have together brought a rundown weatherboard cottage to life, with their fresh and fun design approach. The home located in the bayside suburb of Sandringham belongs to acclaimed Melbourne pub owner Doug Maskiell and his young family with two small children.
Drawing on their commercial relationship, Doug Maskiell of Sand Hill Road, and wife Jenny, commissioned Techne for the building extension on their bayside home in Sandringham and Doherty Design Studio for the interior design. Sand Hill Road is renowned for owning some of Melbourne’s most celebrated pubs, including the internationally acclaimed Prahran Hotel, and soon to be complete, Terminus Hotel, all designed by Techne.
“Collaborating with Mardi Doherty was fantastic, she brought the interiors to life and really added some playfulness to the design that reflected Doug and Jenny’s aspirations for the renovation and more broadly, their outlook,” says Justin Northrop of Techne Architecture + Interior Design.
The brief from the client was to convert the double-fronted dwelling into a fun, energetic larger home with lots of colour that enabled the growing family to live in for the long term. In direct response to this, the renovation extended the existing home to include 4 bedrooms, a study and open-plan living area.
“Doug and Jenny desired an extension that was contemporary and congruous with the existing cottage that fronts the street. We were mindful of this when presenting a design with traditional material, weatherboard, that clads a contemporary form,” adds Northrop.
The front of the home was retained and a two-story extension added, that was based on the form of a contemporary shipping container. The rear living area, connected closely to the lush green garden – designed by Annabel Drew – creates a separate external living area with an abundance of natural light. High rear windows are shielded by fixed louvres that continue the rhythm of the weatherboards.
The inspiration for the interior design was to reflect a simple, utilitarian aesthetic, that plays with materiality, bold graphic shapes in robust finishes injected with strong blocks of colour.
The two areas – original front and new extension – are separated by a perforated black folded screen that acts as not only a visual separation, but also an interesting feature. Cutouts in the screen are designed specifically for colourful Dinosaur Design vases. A mid-grey tile separates and defines the step up from old to new, while three irregular sized box-like timber steps lead to the upstairs, then solid messmate flooring flows through the new extension.
Painted timber lining boards extend from the living room ceiling into the undercover outdoor area to give a continuous feel from outside to in. Further enhancing the interior’s robust, graphic appeal, is the white brick finishes on the fireplace, the deep boxed timber framed window in the living area, terrazzo and graphic tile patterns in white/grey tones and exposed edge detailing.
“Checkerboard black-and-white wall paneling is a strong graphic detail that not only adds the playful element the client wanted, but also a personal touch.
Being a pub owner, Doug wanted a display solution for his wine and beer. The checkerboard feature is a laminate box that surrounds the pantry and features 14 circular cutouts for wine, which can be accessed only from behind the pantry.” says Mardi Doherty of Doherty Design Studio.
Other bold uses of colour can be found throughout the home, with feature pendant lights over the dining table, a staircase covered with bright orange carpet, a large sliding door with a bespoke paint-drip feature and electric blue powder-coated mirrors. Pale woodgrain used on the joinery throughout softens the look, while folded leather handles and custom cork mirrors in the bathroom add an element of interest and raw luxury.
A seamless collaboration between the two talented design teams, ensured the Maskiell Home was developed around the lifestyle of the client’s growing family, incorporating bright, energetic elements into the interior that create a sense of fun and playfulness. Paying respect to the original façade and surrounding street scape was crucial, with only a touch of metal cladding visible from the street, giving a subtle hint of the second level addition and the new life that lies within.
Design Office: Technē Architecture + Interior Design
Location: Auckland, New Zealand
Photographs: Derek Swalwell
Design Office: S&T Architects
Location: Odessa, Ukraine
Renderings: S&T Architects