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Understated sophistication – Berlin

A recently renovated apartment in the elegant neighbourhood of Charlottenburg in Berlin that lavishly channels the building’s architectural heritage while reveling in contemporary finesse. Meticulously detailed and exquisitely crafted, the apartment is a treasure trove of intricate interventions and bespoke furnishings whose understated sophistication belies a focus on functionality and a passion for the fine art of design, all the while reflecting the owners’ taste...

2020 Dulux Colour Awards finalists – Residential

Just when we all need a little colour in our lives, the finalists have been announced for the 2020 Dulux Colour Awards! This years awards received more than 450 entries, which a panel of leading design experts have narrowed down to 107 finalists across Australia and New Zealand. The iconic awards program, now in its 34th year, recognises Australian and New Zealand design practitioners who...

Enchanting Milan apartment

Boldly chromatic and enchanting is the colour and materials pallet of this Milan apartment located on the ground floor of a 1990’s building. Designed by lcrStudio antique pink and soft gray, delineate the environments and their uses. The living room is bathed in natural light thanks to two large windows that recall Milanese modernism. Two arches that characterise the...

On Safari – Africa

Namibia, a country in southwest Africa, is distinguished by the Namib Desert along its Atlantic Ocean coast. The country is home to diverse wildlife, including a significant cheetah population. Located less than an hour’s drive from Windhoek, Namibia’s capital, is safari resort Habitas Namibia which seems diconneted from civilization. Nestled high on a hilltop surrounded by a wildlife reserve...

Coastal Kelly Wearstler

Santa Monica Proper Hotel occupies a 1920s Santa Monica building with an extension designed by local firm Howard Laks Architects. Located on Wilshire Boulevard in the coastal Californian city, it forms the latest Proper Hotel, designed by iconic Kelly Wearstler, a company that Wearstler's her husband Brad Korzen founded with Brian De Lowe. Wearstler also designed the San Francisco...

Terracotta bliss – Sao Paulo

Creamy brick walls, terracotta tiles and tropical plants feature in this Sao Paulo apartment by Brazilian designer Melina Romano, which is intended to feel "modern and countryside“. Romano and her team said they blended colours, textures and materials to reach the balance between modern and cosy. Throughout the unit, finishes are meant to be easy to clean and...

Embodying the philosophy Wabi Sabi

The title “The Imperfect Residence” references the designer’s inspiration for the renovation of a 1 bedroom apartment based the ancient Japanese philosophy Wabi Sabi which is to find beauty in the imperfect and valuing simplicity. Translated into the language of interior design, these principles have produced a residence of understated elegance and contemporary minimalism where everything is seamlessly integrated into the building fabric and where...

Asserted in plain sight – Portugal

RGM 46 duplex apartment is a refurbishment project located in Lisbon, Portugal, within a small terrace on the roof consisting of a living room, kitchen, bedroom and bathroom. The renovation starting point revolved around dividing up the social area and the private space of the apartment through the two floors. Designed by DC.AD the lower floor walls were removed...

Wood Ribbon Apartment – Paris

Wood Ribbon Apartment is a typical Haussmanian Parisian apartment with mouldings, fish bone parquet and a linear long balcony. The refurbishment concept, was to create contemporary architecture, a light element that would allow the design to preserve all the existing historical elements that confer a strong character to the place while unveiling new uses and a new appreciation of space, suited to its 21st century...

Refined, brutalist rigour – Mexico

Named after the street in Polanco where it’s located, Tennyson 205 is a five-storey apartment building in one of Mexico City’s most upscale and leafy neighbourhoods. Designed by Tucson-based architects Studio Rick Joy the project imbues a sculptural refined, brutalist rigour that sets it apart among the area’s mix of modern architecture and Spanish colonial revival buildings. Hemmed in on three...