Keith Interior Design and Stauch Vorster Architects… collaborated in designing the Long Beach Hotel in Mauritius. Putting aside the fantastic Mauritius Island, there are numerous features that make this a dream destination. Drift wood was combined with grey stone work and a relaxing color palette including pure white, aqua, chartreuse and coral place the focal point on the beautiful resort.
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Steel Study House II was envisioned and implemented by Hague-based studio Archipelontwepers… and is located in Leeuwarden, the capital city of the Dutch province of Friesland. The waterfront residence features a design based on lightweight prefabricated components. Here is more from the architects’ description: “Usually, freestanding houses in Holland are situated in the middle of a plot. In contrast with
Residential spaces come in many shapes and sizes – from large customized houses to small and challenging apartments. This Loft in Bratislava is somewhere in between – it measures 108 square meters of interior space and 151 square meters of terrace area. Designed by Prague-based by Atelier SAD…, the loft is perched on the 12th floor of a 1998
Tea House and library is a project envisioned by studio Archi-Union Architect… and located in the backyard of Archi-Union Architects’ office in Shanghai, China. Its uncommon appearance obeys the rules of modern design, while adding a little extra. According to the architects, the building “reacts to the site’s environment; the plan layout is a logically obscure quadrilateral, thus maximizing the
Waccabuc, New York, is home to a recently completed (2011) two story modern house that borrows the name of its location – the Waccabuc House. Designed and constructed by Architect Chan-li Lin of Rafael Vinoly Architects… on a 3.25 acre site, this modern residence on top of a hill gives the impression of being a comfortable tree house. Placed at
Moss Oaklands Residence was designed by studio Nico Van Der Meulen Architects… and is located in Cape Town, South Africa. The brief of the project was aimed at remodeling a 1950s residence and giving it an urban feel. Here is how the architecture team handled this task: “Alterations and additions were made to the original building to allow for four
House in Jozefow is a two story, modern home, designed by studio ZAG Architekci… and located in Jozefow, Poland. The architecture plan aimed at maximizing the beautiful views over the nearby Lodz Hills Landscape Park, while paying tribute to simplicity and functionality: “We came up with a simple form laid out on the plan of a prolonged rectangle, covered with
Studio Sharon Neuman Architects…completed a modern 2,200 square foot concrete home in Israel, for a family with three children. The architects explain the reasons behind this design approach: “ After giving a great amount of consideration to the functionality of the space and the movement scheme, we have decided to build a split level house, placing the master bedroom
Boora Architects… designed the Oregon Coast Beach House as a set of two different-sized volumes linked by a large covered deck. The smaller front volume shelters the two car garage on the first floor and an office space on the second floor, while the larger volume is separated into public and private spaces. The garage/office volume was covered with a
Designed by architect Henrique Steyer, from Albus Design for Brazilian furniture manufacturer Florense…, the Charm Collection is a new premium line of kitchens and wardrobes. The collection is said to take inspiration from the past, highlighting the attention to detail and fine woodwork, a blend of modern products based on old traditions. Several product lines were created, each one
Le Prado Residence in Marseilles, France. was recently redesigned by French architect Maurice Padovani…. Here is an excerpt from the official project description:“This former smallholding flanked by a stable was renovated in three steps. At the very end of the nineties, the young family setting up on the first floor gladly agreed to the two children sharing the same
Gerard de Hoop… is an independent designer and interior architect living and working in Groningen, the Netherlands. His passion gives life to versatile pieces of furniture created to suit a modern lifestyle. The first thing I noticed about Gerard was his unobstructed attention to details. The interview is punctuated with examples and images that illustrate the inspiration gathered in the
Transforming a beautifully designed 1962 house into an inviting modern residence proved to be a challenge for architect Michael Haverland…. The property is located in Palm Springs and it had to retain the work of renowned mid-century architect William Cody while offering its new owner the comfort of a modern lifestyle. After carefully analyzing the structure, plans and relationship
The scenic region of Asamayama, Japan had a tremendous influence on the residential project developed by the Japanese firm of architecture, Kidosaki Architects Studio…. After years of research, the client found the ideal site for his dream home and decided to settle down. Away from the urban jungle, this particularly beautiful retreat focuses on the staggering natural beauty, which
We recently received some photos and information about a new project designed by hospitality interior design firm HBA. Entitled St. Regis Saadiyat Island…, this new 377-room resort in Abu Dhabi combines Mediterranean architecture with a sophisticated interior design, Here is the press release we were sent from the project developers: “Inspired by the legacy of the Astor family