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Portugal farmhouse luxury escape

Casa Um, which in Portuguese means House Number One, is housed in an old farmhouse, nestled amongst orange groves near Tavira, a picturesque town on Portugal’s Algarve coast, is a new holiday residence with a sophisticated take on the local vernacular architecture, homey ambience and sense of understated luxury. The first guest house from design-led hospitality brand theAddresses, is masterfully renovated and extended by Lisbon-based architecture...

Home for a purveyor of furniture

The Polyphonic Apartment has been created for a purveyor of furniture. Italy was a favourite stopping ground for the Indian based client. The client asked OpenIdeas to create an environment that could serve as a showcase for the different brands he was associated with in a setting with distinct western sensibilities. While the fundamental objective was to present a curated mix...

Transforming in perspective – Boston

Oblique Figures apartment, located in Boston, United States, inherits an empty cubic space and inserts a stair as a fulcrum, pivoting new spatial and perceptual relationships around a central curving figure. Connecting three orientations of space, the stair differentiates and domesticates its context by transforming in perspective, appearing as a domestically scaled slim figure of single radius from the kitchen, scaled grand stair from the entrance...

Italian Pavilion – Adelaide

The design of the Pavilion was to create a secondary entertaining space for a large family, removed from the main house, nestled within the existing gardens and pool area. Located in Adelaide, Australia, Georgie Shepherd Interior Design took the client’s love of rustic Italy and interpreting it within the architecture, the studio have created a bespoke and personal connection to...

Back to life – Brooklyn Townhouse

A historic Brooklyn townhouse was transformed for modern living by local studio OAD Interiors. Greenpoint Townhouse sits on a tree-lined street in the heart of Greenpoint's Historic District, surrounded by churches dating back to the 19th century. It was the studio’s mission to bring the rich colouring, history, and warmth of the heritage neighbourhood into the home. The studio transformed the...

Cave living within a skyscraper

Mazanka is an apartment in a Kyiv skyscraper in Ukraine with a view of the Dnipro river, where ancient construction technologies were used. In the Ukrainian Mmazanka means a small village house built of wood, clay, and reeds. The name comes from the word mazaty — to cover something with a layer of clay. Mazanka apartment is a dialogue of the past and modern Ukrainian design...

Emotional architecture – Mexico

Inspired by the concept of “emotional architecture,” a term coined by Mexican architect Luis Barragán and sculptor-painter Mathias Goéritz to describe buildings that encourage meditation and quietude, Casa Etérea provides above all a profound sensory experience that’s both humbling and awe-inspiring in its transitional quality. Depending on the time of day, weather, and line of observation, the mirrored exterior reflects...

Light filled basement home

Spanish interior designer Lucia Buiza has cleverly converted a 45-square-meters basement in Madrid into a light-filled apartment for a young couple, and their two cats. The project’s basic requirements were to make the most of the space and to fill the entrance with natural light. This was achieved by altering the height of each windowsill, which was level with the windows and...

Simplified living

The project was inspired to present a post-pandemic home concept within the constraints of a shipping container in São Paulo. The new home concept is part of the Janelas CASACOR 2020 exhibition, an event that brings a reflection on innovations in architecture and décor of post-pandemic houses. Invited as part of the cast, the architect Ticiane Lima presents the Elo...