interior design

An immersive hotel experience

Four cabins are nestled into the forested foothills of Tangshan, China designed to blend into the natural landscape offering guests an immersive experience suffused with nature’s primal beauty and meditative sensibility.
Tangshan is famous for its hot springs which have been attracting visitors since antiquity as numerous 6th century poems attest. Combined with the scenic landscape, historical sites and proximity to a major city...

Kyah Boutique Hotel and Skheme Tiles – Blue Mountains

Nestled in the serene Blue Mountains, newly renovated, and renamed Kyah Boutique Hotel has undergone a tasteful and elegant architectural transformation by MKD Architects
Drawing inspiration from coastal Palm Springs with a mix of Blue Mountains Bohemian, Kyah features classic pastels tones with a dramatic splash of wood and leather, playfully mixing clashing tones into something unique yet comforting.
Throughout the entrance, main lobby, and...

Living in a natural valley environment

Immersed in an abundant natural valley environment, the project is located a few hours from Mexico City near Valle de Bravo, a place set apart by its splendid flora and fauna. Casa Chulavista is a gated residential complex built within the facilities of Rancho Chipicas, an enclosure for the agriculture of organic products as well as other farm activities. 
As an intervention of a pre-existing...

Naminapu Maymuru-White Exhibition

One of the acclaimed “Bark Ladies” from the Buku-Larrngay Mulka Centre in Northeast Arnhem Land, is currently the focus of a major exhibition at the National Gallery of Victoria until 25th April 2022), Naminapu Maymuru-White was born in 1952 and began painting at the age of 12. Almost 60 years later she continues to inspire, with her latest presentation.
Taught by her father, Nänyin...

Villa Apollon Greece

Taking its cues from the landscape around it, Villa Apollon by Block722 sits on the southern edge of the Greek island of Lefkada. The project, completed in early 2021, merges contemporary architecture with nature, making the most of its context. Planted roof and subterranean building techniques were used to restore the landscape to its original form, with the minimum possible intervention, re-creating vegetated...

Limestone house in Toorak

Set in the leafy Melbourne suburb of Toorak, the brief called for John Wardle Architects to create a house that can generate, capture and provide everything it needs on site. A house that minimises its environmental impact beyond the site, while also creating a generous and delightful living environment. An outer shell of...

A masterful orchestration of architecture + art

Housed in a 18th century grand townhouse, in the heart of Saint-Germain-des-Prés, the meticulously renovated house showcases Charles Zana sense of balance and orderliness, as well as his keen eye for mixing and matching ostensibly clashing pieces. Unfolding over two floors, plus a basement level, the revamped interiors mix traditional and contemporary elements that...

Urals mountain villas

On the eastern side of the Urals mountain ranges in Russia, nature makes herself felt, seen and heard at all times of the year. Amid the towering pines and birches of a secluded golf course sits the YEK Villas. The two geometrically sharp villas create the impression that they are levitating above ground. Designed by Open AD, the buildings’ presence is felt,...

Perforated house

Most typical houses in Singapore are street-fronting and closely packed together with neighbouring houses, the brief for AR43 Architects was to design a house that would maintain a certain level of privacy for the owner, yet still be open to greenery, ventilation, and natural light. The new house was detached from its neighbouring semi-detached house,...