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These Days by Creneau International

When designing the office of These Days, a digital communication firm in Antwerp, the studio of Creneau International wanted to create a space where employees could disconnect from the digital world in which they spent so many of their hours and feel like they were still apart of a very real world. This was achieved in the common areas, like the meeting rooms and cafeteria,...

the Warehouse Loft

This project located in the historic Oriental Warehouse Loft Building in San Francisco’s South Beach neighborhood, is a complete reconfiguration and renovation of an existing loft apartment. In order to maximize the spatial experience of the loft, traditional notions of domestic privacy were abandoned in favor of open and transparent relationships. Opaque guardrails at the sleeping mezzanine were replaced with frameless glass guardrails in order...

the Desert house

The Klein Residence by Ohlhausen DuBois Architects located on a rugged hillside site in the desert, the design resonates with the sublime, timeless quality of region providing the ideal setting for living with a contemporary art collection. The house was designed around specific works of art including pieces by Ellsworth Kelly, Kiki Smith, Richard Serra and Donald Judd.  A contrast to the panoramic views and...

Oitoemponto from Portugal, Sweden + France

After developing his talent for many years in fashion, in Portugal and Sweden, Artur Miranda diversified into interior design. Following his resolutely modern and innovative design approach for that time in Portugal, he created Oitoemponto in 1993. Two years later, Jacques Bec joined him, bringing his own very personal French touch from Paris. Transitioning from interior design architecture to presenting its most recent creative trend...

east hampton house

This project designed by New York-based practice Robert Young was once a single doweling originally from the 1980's. The outdated structure was injected with bands of glazing, increasing the visual connection between the occupants and woods beyond and filling the home with dappled sunlight throughout. The rectangular cedar clad volumes are set at various heights as if to take its cue from the various tree...

Torquay House Victoria

There is a certain something that I look for in Australian coastal style and this little baby by Wolveridge Architects located in Torquay on the rugged Victorian coast ticks so many boxes. In coastal conditions, buildings must be robust working against the harsh elements that the coast can serve up. The Torquay House house reminiscent of interlocked shipping containers finished in armor of concrete and...

the cliff face house

The Cliff Face House designed by Fergus Scott Architects reminds me of a house that I once lived in Kirribilli, our house like the cliff house hugged the sandstone rock face and looked out over the Harbour. Sandstone and the Harbour represents quintessential NSW much like blue-stone and the Yarra river represent Melbourne . Located north of Sydney overlooking Pittwater Harbour &  Ku-ring-gai Chase National...

Ladbroke Grove … terrace reborn

Studio Seilern believes that architecture does not just rely on innovation and design, but on the ability to deliver a project from conception through to completion with an emphasis on investigatory and locally integrated approaches to the built environment. For heritage projects, the studio designs powerful contemporary solutions that are sensitive to their historical conditions many of which we have featured on DA platform. The Ladbroke Grove...

Design Duo Gilles et Boissier

The gilt mirrors, imposing artwork and oversized light fitting create somewhat of a novelty within the dashing white interior of the apartment of French design duo Gilles and Boissier. The white palate of the space enhances the architectural history of the apartment while setting the stage for a restricted yet luxurious interior and even though the design is understated it certainly doesn’t lack...

Manhattan Triplex … Sara Story Design

I am praying that by some magic of manifest that if I keep writing about New York I’ll end up living there one day. My writing is helped of course by the fact that the city is filled with amazing talent, one of whom is Sara Story. Named by Elle Décor as one of “The Top 10 to Watch in 2011,” her recent project in...