Bali-based Patisabdhika Studio and architect Daniel Mitchell recently completed this gorgeous brutalist house. Named A Brutalist Tropical Home in Bali, the multi-level 5,500 square feet (512 sqm) house is located in a small valley nestled within rice fields on the south coast of the island. (P.s. for those who still have misconceptions of Brutalism as “brutal”, it is nothing to do with it - just “raw” and “cement” means a lot for Brutalism, but it’s still debatable)
"Inspired by El Lissitzky, a key figure of the Russian avant-gardemovement in the early 20th century, ELIT PROUN BAR is the result of a creative collaboration between London-based architectural practice Carmody Groarke and Wallpaper* Handmade. Part art, part architecture, it was developed under the auspices of elit® Vodka, a platinum, award-winning premium vodka, and unveiled at Wallpaper* Handmade’s “Wellness & Wonder” exhibition during Milan Design Week 2018, taking centre stage in the Mediateca Santa Teresa, an 18th century baroque church turned into digital library."
"Picturesquely built upon a hillside on the east bank of the Rio Mondego, the Portuguese city of Coimbra is known for its university, the oldest academic institution in the Portuguese-speaking world, but its charm lies in its kaleidoscopic architecture that features a mixture of buildings spanning nearly a millennium. Part of this historical spectrum is the “Redondo”, a four-storey terraced house built at the beginning of the 20th century which has been thoroughly renovated by Portuguese architects João Branco and Paula del Río of Branco-Delrio Arquitectos and artfully photographed by Lisbon-based architectural photographers do mal o menos."
"Lyrically called A white house, a growing home, this three-storey family residence, part of a 1940’s row house development in Shanghai, China, has been elegantly renovated by Chinese studio RIGI Design with meticulous attention to detail and thoughtful consideration for the evolving needs of a growing family."
Famous Russian illustrator Evgeny Kiselev (hundreds of international projects) and design studio Sundukovy Sisters (for a moment! The duo did 30 hotels, over 60 restaurants, bars and cafes, over 70 offices, banks, shops interiors) were commissioned by Pullman Berlin hotel to refurbish their interiors using the flora and fauna motives due to the close location to Berlin Zoo
London-based LLI Design lead by Linda Levene recently completed a total redesign and refurbishment of a 7 storey townhouse in Highgate, a leafy and desirable part of the city.
The owners wanted to create a new environment; they liked the idea of having a contemporary house and agreed that the house lent itself to this, however they were concerned that contemporary design could be cold and impersonal.
The brief was to create a contemporary family home, not in a stark clinical sense, but rather, colourful and practical. The key to the overall success of the design was to re-think the dynamics of all the spaces and change the existing layouts to provide a design and flow which responded to their brief. The family had a large collection of vintage travel posters that they wished to display prominently around the house.
By changing the dynamics of the spaces involved we maximized the available space creating a contemporary, but colourful, warm and inviting home; with a harmonious feel as you move up the house, but with each floor having its own character. As with the majority of LLI Design’s projects, the construction, joinery, home automation and landscaping were carried out by our in-house vertically integrated teams - Pegasus Property & Pegasus Automation.
The Cereal Abode is as much an investigation of space, form and colour, as it is an opportunity to create a beautiful, functional living space. Created in partnership with Greenwich Peninsula (architect Santiago Calatrava) and Aucoot, Cereal Magazine has styled the interior of a new duplex penthouse, which is for sale on Greenwich Peninsula – an area of London undergoing a cultural transformation
For this new house project, Los Terrenos (The Terrains), Mexican architect Tatiana Bilbao conceived a trio of small buildings (just under 2,200 square feet in total), each of which serves a specific function and emphasizes one of the three main materials in the project’s palette.
The largest of these, a structure covered in its entirety with a mirrored facade that contains an open living/dining/ kitchen space, allowing it to disappear into the surrounding vegetation; its peak-roofed profile mirrors those of the mountains, and concealed doors open the interior to the terrace beyond.
Photography by Rory Gardiner
If you've seen the Academy Award-winning movie Ex-Machina, you'll know just how beautiful the main house in it is. In reality, the house is actually a hotel situated within a nature reserve in north-western Norway. Check out some more of the hotel below and if you want to find out more, head to the Juvet Landscape Hotel website.
Nestled against the infamous cement barrier that currently separates Israel and Palestine in Bethlehem rests the latest ambitious art installation from the elusive street artist Banksy. Titled the “Walled Off Hotel,” and promising the “worst view in the world,” the experiential art show is a fully functional hotel that will be open for reservations as soon as next week.
Is there a swimming pool on the roof?
No. Our proximity to the wall means nobody is permitted to go on the roof without prior permission from the Israeli military. You should exercise common sense when staying with us. Aggressive drunkenness or loud public nudity is not encouraged. Under no circumstances should you shine laser pens at the army watchtowers.
"Spanish designer/artist, Jaime Hayon's work is infused with a recognizable characteristic humor that goes hand in hand with superior workmanship and artistic integrity. So, it's no surprise that when the Barceló Hotel group asked him to add his unique touch to the redesign of the Barceló Torre de Madrid Hotel the results would be exceptional: The 142 meter tall building was constructed in 1957 and nine of its thirty four floors now house this ambitious hotel which has already become a modern landmark and a compliment to the arty Spanish metropolis it calls home."
It's been a while since our latest post in Interior Design section, so we just come along this amazing photographs of some Scandinavian apartments in Göteborg, Sweden posted by real estate and interior design portal Alvhem
Pantone Colour of the Year - Greenery has been brought to life in Clerkenwell, London by collaboration with Airbnb. In-house experiences are interactive — guests can hear the sounds of nature, forage from its walls for herbs, drink tea with leaves picked from a hydroponics installation, choose plants to make terrarium vases, and even pick leaves to design custom-prints.
Iconic Supply is a small and brave team composed of talented designers run by Florin Gaina in Bucharest. Their aim is to deliver clean and inspirational aesthetics to your houses by delivering unique posters and prints for a proper walls. Check their store and find the best one piece to comfort your eyes during the nasty seasons
"Opened in 1974, Jean Pierre Raynaud designed ‘La Maison de La Celle-Saint-Cloud’ in Paris, a house and art installation comprised entirely of white tiles. The obsessive construction of the house’s walls, floors, ceilings and fixed furniture were all coated with white 15cm x 15cm ceramic tiles with black joints. Covered with a mass-produced article, the architect wanted to produce an absolute space, controlled by a regular grid."
"La Maison de La Celle-Saint-Cloud closed down in 1988 and was subsequently knocked down in 1993. The remaining fragments are exhibited in various installations at CAPC and The Museum of Contemporary Art in Bordeaux."
Apple’s UK flagship store on London’s Regent Street has re-opened after an extensive overhaul by Foster + Partners. The brand's inaugural European store, it's now the first on the continent to adopt Apple’s new retail format, unveiled in San Francisco in May this year. The new look will now be rolled out across all the brand's European flagships.
The project named Urban Rigger aims to provide low-cost housing for students in the centre of the Copenhagen, docked in the harbour.
BIG's scheme comprises nine shipping containers stacked and arranged on a floating base, to create 15 studio residences over two levels.
Le Turtle's branding Created by Leta Sobierajski and Wade Jeffree, is full of symbols and metaphors, from black lobster to the latex gloves. The interior uses raw materials, such as wood, concrete or marble, while neon lights or velvet curtains add a touch of extravagance. Inspired by new wave and visual occult, the restaurant color codes are pink and black that set the idea for the branding
..Located in the upper part of Rua do Rosário, from which the house takes its name, Casa do Rosário resembles a typical Porto building.. Margarida Leitão and Luís Sobral, the duo from the collective depA architects approached the project as a work of preservation keeping the original references intact and repurposing most of the parts found on site..
Photography by José Campos