Greenwich Street Loft by Specht Architects

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Location: Lower Manhattan, New York, USA
Architects: Specht Architects
Contractor: Bernsohn and Fetner
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Light was a primary issue with this renovation of an industrial loft space in Lower Manhattan. We maintained much of the open “workshop floor” character of the space, while creating a bright and comfortable kitchen, entry hall, and bedroom adjacent to the large living and dining areas. A simple palette of bone-white ash wood paneling and white plaster walls carry the light from the perimeter windows deep into the space.

The detailing of the space complemented the original industrial nature of the building and reflected the owner’s love of mid-century modern furniture and art. Vertical battens line the entry hall and conceal hidden doors to a powder room and a laundry room. The original vaulted concrete ceiling and a steel-clad fire door were maintained and highlighted. A new fireplace has built-in wood storage, as well as niches for art. The home feels comfortable and livable, while remaining true to its history.

Specht Architects


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Scott Specht
Scott Specht AIA Founder and Principal

Scott is the founding principal at Specht Architects with over 25 years of experience designing and managing institutional, commercial, and residential projects. Before founding Specht Architects (formerly known as Specht Harpman), he worked as a senior designer for Daniel Libeskind Architect and collaborated with that office on its winning New York World Trade Center master planning proposal. He also worked for several years with Kohn Pedersen Fox and Associates Architects in New York, and was the Designer on a number of tall building projects around the world, including the Chifley Square project in Sydney, Australia, and the Niaga Bank headquarters in Jakarta, Indonesia. He is a licensed architect in Texas and New York, is NCARB certified, and is a member of the American Institute of Architects.

Scott received his Master of Architecture degree from Yale University, where he received the George Nelson Scholarship and the Franklin W. Gregory Scholarship.

In addition to his work with Specht Architects, Scott was a featured speaker at TEDx, and his independent design work has been exhibited in two SoHo gallery shows. His design work has also been publicly featured at a Yale University exhibition, the Van Alen Institute, the Municipal Art Society of New York, and the Lower Manhattan Cultural Council.
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Specht Architects

info@spechtarchitects.com

Austin, Texas

3500 Oakmont Boulevard
Suite 101
Austin, TX 78731

512.382.7938

Dallas, Texas

3100 Commerce St.
Suite 39
Dallas, TX 75226

512.382.7938

New York, New York

32 Broadway
Penthouse
New York, NY 10004

212.239.1150


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Kirribilli Apartment by Brcar Morony Architecture

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Location: Kirribilli, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

Year: 2015


Architects: Brcar Morony Architecture

Photography © Justin Alexander


 


The project involved the transformation of a 1960s two bedroom apartment which was lacking natural daylight into an elegant and light filled space with refined, timeless finishes.

The apartment was designed to be flexible for a sole executive owner with generous living and entertaining spaces easily able to be converted into secondary sleeping quarters for staying guests when necessary.

A flexible plan was created and overlaid with a minimalist and monochromatic aesthetic. Generous and finely crafted storage joinery is subtly integrated into each room to provide a series of spaces that appear and feel far more generous then they actually are.

The removal of existing non load bearing walls, the use of clever joinery, sliding panels that can be hidden allow the spaces to connect more seamlessly with one another and also connect visually to its immediate context, views to the Sydney Harbour Bridge, Sydney Harbour and city CBD views.

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‘Natalie has great design and management skills. She understood and addressed my needs and project brief entirely.  She delivered an outstanding fit out to my apartment which was on time and on budget. I am delighted to recommend her to you.’

Client Therese Adami


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Natalie Brcar and Michael Morony cofounded Brcar Morony Architecture in 2015.

Natalie and Michael first met in 1999 at the University of Technology Sydney where they commenced the first of their two degrees in Architecture. Throughout their six years of university studies they had the opportunity to work together on numerous occasions. This joint study, shared interests and mutually agreeable beliefs and thoughts on design was the beginning of a collaborative partnership.

Natalie and Michael both graduated with 1st class honours in 2005 and 2004 respectively while concurrently working in some of the leading architectural practices in Sydney.  Post-graduation, Natalie and Michael continued to work for award winning architectural and development practices in Sydney and progressed to leadership positions within these offices. When opportunities arose Natalie and Michael would undertake private commissions to test their own design philosophies and this experience lead to the formation of Brcar Morony Architecture. more


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Brcar Morony Architecture Pty Ltd
ABN 80 140 916 208

Dulwich Hill NSW Australia

NSW Architects Act
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Natalie Brcar
Director

M: +61 (0)405 321 884
Natalie@brcarmorony.com

Michael Morony
Director

M: +61 (0)409 272 459
Michael@brcarmorony.com


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Tower Bridge Penthouse SE1 by TG Studio

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Location: London, United Kingdom

Total Internal area (apartment): 4598 sq ft / 427.2 sq m

Total external area (terrace): 3195 sq ft / 296.85 sq m

Year: 2017



Interior Design: Thomas Griem TG Studio

Photography © Andrew Beasley Photography



“I don’t want to create something that is just beautiful. For me, it should also work really well. Design has to add value. It should be simple and logical, it has to survive and give longevity – only then is it logical and clever.”

Thomas Griem, Founder
TG Studio


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THOMAS GRIEM

Thomas Griem is the founder and director of TG-Studio, his 20 years’ experience spans from residential, retail and office schemes in international locations from Hong Kong to New York. Thomas studied in Berlin and London, where he won the Hubert Sands Memorial Award, and graduated with a BA and a diploma in Architecture. In 1998 Thomas worked with Phillippe Starck for the global residential developer YOO and went on to co-found the successful interior design practice Target Living. After taking it to the prominent position of industry design leader, Thomas Griem decided to move on in 2011 by starting the creative venture that is TG-Studio.


CONTACT

TG-Studio

10 Rathbone Place
London
W1T 1HP

T 020 7636 3838
F 020 7636 5659
info@tg-studio.co.uk


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Treetop House by Arent&Pyke interior design studio

 

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Interior design: Arent&Pyke

Photography by Anson Smart

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The material diversity of stone and felt, timber and colour are drawn together as harmonious elements in this contemporary penthouse home. Delivering refined luxury that is tactile, warm and without clutter, an emphasis has been placed on spatial harmony, colour, and detail. With an abundance of light flooding the apartment from the full height windows and skylight, creating human-scaled areas for dining, lounging and entertaining were key.

Clutter-free and seemingly spare joinery is warm and inviting thanks to the use of tactile finishes. The monumental stone island defining the kitchen responds directly to the client’s brief for a highly contemporary living experience. At the same time, the colour adds a complexity to the palette, while detailing is refined and highly tactile. Bespoke brass handles were developed in collaboration with Henry Wilson. The Butler’s pantry delivers an abundance of concealed appliances, while beautiful craftsmanship delivers a jewel-like interior. In the master bedroom, oak and felt linings within the walk-in-robe provide a beautiful dressing experience.

Furnishings, colour and sculptural form have been used to define spaces within an aesthetically cohesive whole. Contemporary purchases and reupholstered classic pieces deliver the high level of comfort our clients are accustomed to. The palest of pale pink drapes add warmth while tempering the superabundance of light. Rich chocolate and caramel tones, with shades of pink and blue in the furnishings and rugs, work to provide tonal contrasts and harmony. As always, lighting plays a dual role, with sculptural pendants defining the living spaces.

Arent&Pyke


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SARAH-JANE PYKE PRINCIPAL

Drawing on a Bachelor of Interior Architecture (UNSW), Sarah-Jane’s meticulous attention to detail, coupled with an eye for beautiful and unexpected combinations, has been finely honed through her work with respected architectural firms. Her design processes and spatial acumen, while concept driven, are also highly practical thanks to the invaluable experience of working on-site alongside builders and tradespeople. The result is a genuine and respectful relationship with consultants that is both indicative and cherished as innate to the Arent&Pyke ethos of collaborative respect.

 

 


 

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JULIETTE ARENT 

JULIETTE ARENT PRINCIPAL

Combining the expertise of a Bachelor of Fine Arts (Sculpture) UNSW with an Advanced Diploma in Interior Design (SIT), Juliette’s is a very particular skill set that is able to facilitate and nurture individual and layered interiors. Her’s is a philosophy of ‘emotional design’ that supports an honest connection with the client, whereby a shared vision is appropriately manifest as a beautiful and liveable result. Indeed, it is the philosophical stance of mid-century designers that most succinctly defines her design principle, in that design, must always respond to the way in which we live and how we interact with 268 Devonshire Street
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Studio Arent&Pyke

268 Devonshire Street
Surry Hills NSW 2010

+61 2 9331 2802

 


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Penthouse G by Juma Architects

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Location: Gent, Belgium

Year: 2017


Architects: Juma Architects

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This new penthouse was realized on the roof of an existing apartment building overlooking the 3 towers of Ghent. JUMA positioned the window sections precisely so as to frame the view onto the towers, and bring them fully to the fore.

Because of its excellent orientation, the immense terrace not only lets one enjoy the striking Ghent skyline, but also allows maximum sunlight entry. Particularly challenging elements in this project were the chimneys and technical shafts that had to be incorporated. Take, for example, the shaft that runs through the kitchen island, that has however been elegantly concealed by covering it with a gray mirror.

The bedroom and bathroom are conceived as one large suite, a layout that creates a highly spatial feeling. Finally, to minimize the weight of the rooftop penthouse, a wood frame construction was opted for.

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JUMA Architects is a Gent based architecture firm founded by Mathieu Luyens & Julie van De Keere in 2009 with a focus on creating well-crafted and custom made structures.

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CONTACT

T +32 9 279 64 29
contact@jumaarchitects.com


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Penthouse O by Juma Architects

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Location: Gent, Belgium

Year: 2016

Architects: Juma Architects

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This new penthouse was bought on plan from a project developer. The client came to JUMA for the entire redesign of the proposed interior. The complete new layout also had implications for the outside facades. As such, JUMA also determined part of the outside architecture.

The new layout was to accommodate three bedrooms instead of the existing two, using the same floor surface and without changing the interior program or sacrificing the sense of spaciousness. JUMA set out in search of the most logical layout and came up with a design defined by circulation lines that maximize the available floor space. A central block was placed between the sitting area and the kitchen with dining room, fitted with an incorporated gas fireplace on the side of the living room and the kitchen recess on the other.

Placed in between these two elements is a storage area for the kitchen. Along the central block, the volume of the storage space is continued to accommodate a desk. The low cabinet in the seating area houses the TV and gently leads to the hallway.

An additional request concerned the elevator, which the client(s) wanted to open directly into the penthouse and not into a common hall. When the elevator doors open, one is immediately immersed in a homely atmosphere which is in part determined by the warmth of the dark parquet in Hungarian point. The double glazed door between the entrance and living room is fireproof to meet safety requirements. It also brings natural light deep into the space, and ensures, in this way, that one need not enter through a dark entry space. The fixed furniture is finished in a light larch veneer which contrasts nicely with the dark, distinctive floor.

Juma Architects


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Juma Architects


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JUMA Architects is a Gent based architecture firm founded by Mathieu Luyens & Julie van De Keere in 2009 with a focus on creating well-crafted and custom made structures.

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CONTACT

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contact@jumaarchitects.com


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AFM Interior by Olha Wood

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Location: Kiev, Ukraine

Year: 2018

Architect: Olha Wood Interior Designer

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The apartment was created for the Mother of our client, we presented his interior NPL Penthouse two years before. Both are in a similar new concrete structure of houses. Both have a skyline view.

The client brief was to create a colorful interior with garden, yoga area and a room for two sofa-bed for guests. This flat is for one person, so we decided to create rooms with petitions of this human scale.

Olha Wood


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Olga Akulova

OLHA WOOD INTERIOR DESIGNER is a Ukrainian architecture firm based in Kiev/ Ukraine
Olga Akulova DESIGN buro founded in 2001 and changed its name to OLHA WOOD INTERIOR DESIGNER on June the 2017.
The scope of work ranges from interior design, to small scale construction, to master planning, and public structures.

 


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INTERIOR DESIGN DEPARTMENT
Of 92, Buggovutovskaya str. 4, 04107
Ukraine, Kyiv
tel. +380677908415
email: olha@olhawoodinteriors.com
DESIGN DEPARTMENT
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Laki 25-411  12915 Tallinn, Estonia
email: olhawood@plaiishop.com
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Chiang House by 2books Space Design

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Location: Hsinchu City, Taiwan

Year: 2017



Interior Designer: Jeff Weng/2books Space Design 

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Paris Saint Germain apartment interiors designed by Dimore Studio

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Location: Paris, France



Interior Design: Dimore Studio

Photography by © Mai Linh


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DIMORESTUDIO


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Emiliano Salci and Britt Moran invested in their individual experience with the profession and study of Design, Art and Fashion, and founded DIMORESTUDIO in 2003.

Since that moment, they have designed and carried out every project in a personal and recognizable way: objects created by historical design masters live together with reclaimed materials and other “bespoke” objects to create and forge a particular atmosphere. A timeless visual and emotional pathway. Research focused on details makes every creation, sign, proposal, suggestion, innovation and reference simple, albeit sophisticated. A language inspired by a set of emotional alchemies made of unexpected choices, preservation, inventions, apprecitation of prints, lights, lacquers and oxidations. An uncensored aesthetic where each item has its own power and expressive “raison d’être”, while representing a part of the ensemble as the protagonist.

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DIMORESTUDIO

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+39 02 36 56 34 20
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V by Crown Group, Interior by Koichi Takada Architects

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Location: Parramatta, Sydney, Australia

Client: Crown International Holdings Group

Residential Tower Architecture: Allen Jack + Cottier architects

Interior: Koichi Takada Architects

Styling: Sue Axlund

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V by Crown Group will offer a mix of 1, 2 and 3 bedroom apartments, executive studios and exclusive penthouses.

Features include stunning floor to ceiling glass, an external waterproof balcony, decorative sliding scree element to the bedroom, reverse cycle air conditioning and video intercom security system. V by Crown Group’s shared resort facilities include private pool deck, gym, theaterette, music room, conference and library facilities, resident gardens, spa, sauna and gaming room.

V by Crown Group will set a new standard for apartment inclusions. Kitchens will feature ceramic floor tiles, stone bench tops, imported stainless steel appliances, soft close laminate drawers and cupboards, glass splashback and LED cupboard lighting. Bathrooms and toilets will feature ceramic floor and wall tiles, recessed mirror laminate wall cabinets, stone vanity top, lavish bathroom accessories and LED lighting. V by Crown Group offers two unique apartment finish schemes inspired by nature and the luxurious allure of a resort holiday.

‘Cloud’ is a light colour scheme of clean and modern lines balanced with timber joinery to add texture and warmth. Reflected light and panoramic views are drawn into the apartments via frosted mirror creating environments awash with ambient light. Cloud apartments ‘float’ above Parramatta, creating a sense of escape and retreat lifestyle.

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Koichi Takada has brought a Japanese sensibility to Australian architecture. His work is innovative and refined. Koichi melds the traditions of his homeland with today’s stunning flowing forms – an approach he developed in New York, London and Tokyo.

Koichi Takada has won international competitions in Australia and Japan as well as several key architectural and interior design awards. The firm’s projects are well recognized and have been extensively featured in Australian and international design magazines.

Koichi Takada studied and graduated from the School of Architecture at the City University of New York and the Architectural Association, London. Koichi studied his thesis work under Alejandro Zaera-Polo and Farshid Moussavi with Rem Koolhaas as a visiting critic.

While practicing at Atsushi Kitagawara Architects in Tokyo, Koichi worked on an invited competition of the Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney in 1997 and stayed in Sydney thereafter. Koichi has been associate director at PTW and worked on award winning luxury apartments in Sydney, and a diverse range of architectural projects in Japan, China, and the Middle-East.

Koichi established his own practice, Koichi Takada Architects in Sydney in 2008. The practice is now growing with competition winning architectural projects and a focus on the construction phase, with key multi-residential projects in Australia and key landmark projects overseas.

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Koichi Takada Architects

Suite 41 & 42, Level 4
61 Marlborough Street
Surry Hills NSW 2010
Australia

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A Traveller’s home by Annabell Kutucu


Location: Berlin, Germany


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Interior Design & Styling by Annabell Kutucu

 In collaboration with Michael Schickinger

Photography: Claus Brechenmacher


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Annabell Kutucu



A renowned Interior Designer and Stylist based in Berlin, she has been styling and decorating private luxury homes for more than 10 years. Since she set up her own business in 2010, with a focus on hospitality and private residences, she has raised great interest with her work of various international hospitality projects, like the Papaya Playa Project in Tulum, Mexiko, the San Giorgio Hotel Mykonos, Greece, both in collaboration with Design Hotels™, and the Nomads Apt. in Berlin, an alternative urban concept.

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When Color Meets Calm by Maayan Zusman & Amir Navon

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Location: Tel Aviv, Israel

Area: 55 m2



Designers: Maayan Zusman & Amir Navon

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Images courtesy of Maayan Zusman


Maayan Zusman


Studio Maayan Zusman, based in Tel Aviv, was established by Maayan Zusman in 2012.

Maayan holds B.A, M.B.A and Interior Design degrees in addition to extensive experience from the the hi-tech world.

The studio provides interior architecture and design services for projects of all shape and size, both in residential and commercial spaces.

Services provided range from consultation, identification of the space most suitable for your needs, initial sketches and 3D rendering, architectural work plans, custom made furniture design, home styling and on-sight supervision.

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CONTACT 

Maayan Zusman | Interior Designer
Tel: +972-54-3339813
Mail: maayanzusman@gmail.com

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Barcelona,Urban Beach Home by Egue y Seta

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 Urban beach home

Location: Barcelona, La Barceloneta, Spain

Area: 40m2

Year: 2016



Designers: Egue y Seta

With direct involvement of: Daniel Pérez, Felipe Araujo, Gaia Trotta, Szymon Keller y Covadonga Díaz

Photography: © VICUGO STUDIO


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Whether you like it or not, Barcelona, for many non-locals, is also, a beach. A beach bathing the shores of an open-air museum, a coast line bursting with tapas bars and the seafront of a real city with its very own customs and history. But always, even more so during the summer, a beach. A beach that attracts real estate investors who want to turn the whole into a touristic resort, but also a spot that catches the eye and stills the heart of young couples in love that, in the antipodes of the above, try to capture the very essence of the Barcelonian´s way of life in a few square meters with a view to turn them into their own summer private retreat. This was the case of Jacques and Hannes and their cozy little flat in the heart of the traditional fisherman´s neighborhood of La Barceloneta.

Forty square meters allow for much when you´re talking about two. Two inhabitants, two guests or two months maximum period of summery stay. However, space optimization never hurts. And therefore, the new lay out of the home, has wanted to tear down the walls of old bedrooms, kitchen, bathroom and hallways to shape instead only three segregated but visually connected spaces.

Amidst the first of them we find a dining room with a social call facing two large balconies and flanked by a large linear kitchen on one side and a cozy lounge on the other. At the opposite end of the windows and to finish drawing up the social area of the unit, a decorative piece of storage, framed by an iron joinery glass partition, crowned with greenery that manages to provide privacy to the en suite bedroom located on the other side, while allowing ventilation and the continuous flow of natural light.

In the private interior of this room, the same storage piece of double depth, becomes a closet wardrobe behind sliding doors lacquered in an expansive white that reflects the light coming in through the interior windows. In the centre, the indispensable bed under a decorative pendant lamp and presided over by a headboard, also deep, and custom made to work simultaneously as a trunk, nightstand tables and a decorative shelf. Just in front, the guilty pleasure of television, for rainy days when no one wants to go out, or if you needed some other very specific way of warmth, the views of one´s partner in the shower through a window that visually communicates the bedroom with the bathroom, giving the whole a greater sense of spaciousness.

But these glass “openings”, sometimes luminous and sometimes indiscreet, are not the only elements present there to guarantee the fluidity of space. The material finishes and coatings choice are also partly responsible for the visual connection between the rooms. The marine theme commonly seen in beach apartments and many houses of this old fishermen’s neighbourhood is reduced here, although tremendously present, to a blue-green tint that dyes selected walls, remarks pieces of decorative furniture and guides the eye throughout the house from the outgoing lounge to the very intimate bathroom, passing through the bedroom. In the same way, the floors of traditional hydraulic mosaic tile and oak parquet, seem to want to deride the frontier between the public and private space, freely flowing underneath the closet and its partition.

At the same time, the pieces of furniture and the small gardened cornices have also been included as a reinforcement of the sense of continuity, being present in both rooms, maintaining their chromatic and material properties on each side, but modifying their vocation accordingly for each particular space. The ceilings, on the other hand, undressed for the occasion, shamelessly bear their striping of beams and the Catalan vault of traditional naked clay block. Under these, the necessary installations have been arranged to allow light bathing of exposed original brick walls, suspension of the decorative lamps that crown the bed and the dining table respectively, the supply of a pleasant temperature airflow throughout the year in all areas of the house, and the extraction left-over aromas after a homemade dinner with post-dessert drinks and new friends made in front of the sea.

So now you know, if some sunny afternoon in the weeks to come, you happen to run into a happy couple, hand in hand walking down the narrow little streets of La Barceloneta, they might very well be Hannes and Jacques coming home after a day at the beach. Say hi, they are extremely friendly and might just invite you for dinner!

Egue y Seta


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Project info:

Construction company: Habitat S.L

Carpentry: Wooden Disseny9Evo


Finishings:

Flooring:
Pavement: Natural Oak wood, Neoceramica.
Pavement: Hydraulic tile edging, 20×20 cm, Neoceramica neoceramica.es

Vertical surfaces: Restored Original brick and plastic painted walls

Bathroom: White beveled Metro tile, 20x5cm, Neoceramica.


Furniture:

Livingroom:

Kitchen: kvik.es/

Dining lamp: Bell, Normann Copenhagen normann-copenhagen.com/

Dining Table: Custom made with legs VOID model by piknik-store.fr/

Coffee tables: GRAPHIK, Maison du Monde maisonsdumonde.com/

Sofa: BROOKE, Maison du Monde maisonsdumonde.com/

Dining chairs: Masters model, Kartell kartell.com/es/

Area Rug: Sukhi sukhi.es/

Bedroom:

Lamp: EOS LARGE, Vita Copenhagen.

Bed: IKEA. ikea.com/es/

Venetian Blinds: Living 66 imliving66.com/

Bathroom:

Lamps: Brass Pendant, Anglepoise anglepoise.com/

Sanitary Ware:
Toilet Roca Meridian roca.es/
Tap Focus and shower Crometta by hansgrohe.es/


 Studio Egue y Seta


A CORUÑA
Polígono industrial Pocomaco
5ºavenida-parcela E5
15190 A Coruña
T. + 34 981 118 089
coruna@egueyseta.com

  TOKYO
Yoshi-cho Building 404,
1-5-5 Nihonbashi-Ningyocho,
Chuo-ku, Tokyo 103-0013, Japan
T. +8162311521
tokio@egueyseta.com 


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K apartment by MARSTON ARCHITECTS

 



K apartment


Location : Woollahra, Sydney, Australia

Year : 2016


Architects: Marston Architects

Photography: © Katherine Lu


Set within an Art Deco building in Woollahra, the brief for the K Apartment was to be a reflection of the way the young professional couple would like to live their lives – open spaces that were generous and filled with light.

The interior of the original apartment was dark with small openings between rooms; grey walls and black bamboo floor were replaced with a more reductive palette of European oak parquetry, Calacatta Vagli Stone and joinery elements which were detailed to blend with the white walls.

By enlarging the openings between rooms, light now fills the apartment and celebrates the period detailing of the original apartment. Natural materials combine to make a design of conceptual and spatial simplicity – a counterpoint to the colourful artwork the clients wished to exhibit.

MARSTON ARCHITECTS


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MARSTON ARCHITECTS


Marston Architects is a Sydney based studio with over 30 years experience. Consistency, honesty and a broad sense of public responsibility underpin the work of the practice. Since its inception in 1985 Marston Architects has delivered a broad spectrum of built works including single homes, alterations and additions, multi-unit residential and commercial buildings.

A highly developed collaboration process between our team and our clients ensures that the full potential of each project is achieved. By responding to the specifics of the context and its users, we strive to ensure a carefully measured built outcome which will stand the test of time.

These factors inform each project ensuring that each retain an individuality and response to place and time in a unique way. The sense of appropriateness pervades our approach to the design of the building as a useful object.


CONTACT

45 Pittwater Road, Manly

2095, SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA

T:  (02) 9977 2101
E: mail@marstonarchitects.com.au


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Summer Apartment near Berlin by Studio Loft Kolasiński

 


Location: Berlin
Area: 160 sq meter

Year: 2015


Interior design, rebuilding project, design and construction of part of the furniture, restoration of part of the furniture: Studio Loft Kolasiński

Furniture production : Wood effect Marcin Wyszecki

Photography © Karolina Bąk


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Summer apartment is set up in the palace complex surrounded by a forest in the suburbs of Berlin. All rooms have undergone a major renovation. Before starting the work huge amounts of garbage had to be removed from all rooms. The walls required drying and restoration. The floor was a threshing floor so bricks and planks were laid all over the entire surface. The apartment will be used mainly in the summer and during holidays and special occasions. The idea for the interior design to some extent refers to the old Mediterranean architecture, while equipment and furnishings in order to avoid banality, was supposed to be a little eccentric, mysterious and elegant. The kitchen has a simple, homely and a little rural character. Furniture, lamps and accessories have been completed thanks to contacts with collectors and dealers from whom designer has been acquiring those items for years. In many cases, they were completely renovated. Designer, Jacek Kolasiński, is also pleased that most furniture, lamps and rugs come from Poland. Several of these items are very unique (some of them were even made bespoke many years ago). A mong the furniture and equipment there are also products of the Czech Republic and Denmark at the turn of 50-60, as well as items designed by our studio and manufactured in Poland. It is interesting to mention the fact that the apartment has a well that is eight meters deep. The large wool carpet in the living room is by Kowary, 1968.Chest of drawers in the living room (next to the graphics by Wieslaw Walkuski), was made bespoke for one of the party activists at the turn of 60-70 in Katowice.Chandelier in the kitchen is a polish design from the 60s-70s.There is a very interesting story connected with four armchairs used in the interior (gray upholstery). They were bought at auction and required complete restoration. These are very rare furniture, created in a small factory in Zadzielu near Zywiec that specializes in Bauhaus style (from the 50s). The factory was then forced to produce only medical furniture because the party and authorities from those years thought that products from Zadziel were too avant-garde.On the terrace I used tables from our own production and chairs by Eams from the late 60s and steel seats from the same era. Two sofas used on the terrace are by an unknown designer and were completely renovated (woodwork and upholstered elements).

Studio Loft Kolasiński


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All images courtesy of Studio Loft Kolasiński | © Karolina Bąk


Studio Loft Kolasiński


CONTACT

SZCZECIN (PL)

INTERIOR DESIGN AND FURNITURES

ORDER FROM WHOLE POLAND
Jacek Kolasiński
phone +48 660 882 547
jacek@loft-kolasinski.com


BERLIN (DE)

INTERIOR DESIGN AND FURNITURES

ORDER FROM WHOLE EUROPE
Ewa Adamiak
phone: +49 157 5614 6341
ewa@loft-kolasinski.com

Apartment, Place de la Madeleine, Paris by Atelier Michael Herrman

Location : Place de la Madeleine, Paris

Architects: Ateliers Michael Herrman

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Sitting on the top two floors by Paris’s Place de la Madeleine, this 140 m2 (1500 ft2) residence was created by unifying 12 maids’ rooms on two levels. The result is a three bedroom duplex apartment that both preserves the character of the 200 year-old building in which it is located, yet is a uniquely loft-style space in the heart of Paris. The apartment is based upon the concept of a museum: the original limestone walls and oak beams have been excavated and displayed with archaeological precision. The addition of a glass floor and walls allows each room to retain a powerful sense of openness, to be visually connected with one another and with the views of the sky and rooftops of Paris.

In one corner of the apartment there is a courtyard terrace, surrounded by five-meter tall glass walls. The terrace appears to be an interior room, containing an antique marble fireplace, mirror, and chandelier against the backdrop of the living “wallpaper” of a seven-meter tall vertical garden that rises up through the two levels of the apartment. The courtyard was conceived as a large glass display case containing a traditional salon of a mid-19th century Parisian apartment. In contrast, the interior fireplace, stair, and other details are contemporary. Inside and outside are strongly contrasted through their design while at the same time the edge between the two is blurred by the vertical garden that continues inside and the floor tiles which appear to pass through the glass and continue outside. The apartment takes on a surreal feeling through this blurring of the edge between the interior and exterior, as well as the multiple layers of transparent and reflective glass surfaces. All of the elements in the apartment are functional, whether inside or outside, including the exterior fireplace. The use of glass is carried through the design, and includes the glass cabinets in the kitchen, and glass tiles, counters, and fixtures throughout the apartment. The three bedrooms are located on both levels at the opposite end of the apartment, served by private bathrooms, and organized around a separate courtyard.

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Atelier Michael Herrman


Atelier Michael Herrman is an architecture and design practice founded by architect Michael Herrman. The studio’s design work synthesizes innovative materials, unique design solutions, and sensitivity to cultural and historic contexts in an array of building types and objects. Projects include residences, renovations, restaurants, as well as experimental transitory structures, urban installations, and furniture design.
Herrman is the recipient of the Rome Prize in Architecture, a Fulbright Fellowship, and other awards through which he created projects and produced publications in cities in Asia, Europe, and America. After earning a Bachelor of Architecture degree at Cornell University, Herrman received his Masters in Architecture from Princeton University. He worked in the studios of Arata Isozaki in Tokyo and Jean Nouvel in Paris before opening his own architecture practice. Herrman teaches architecture for Columbia University’s New York-Paris Program. He has lectured internationally about his work, which has been exhibited in group and solo exhibitions in cities throughout Europe and the United States.


CONTACT

info@ateliersmichaelherrman.com


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