The realization of Isay Weinfeld’s Casa Cubo is the mutual vision of the Brazilian architect and the home owners; two contemporary art collectors. Conceived from the belief that art should be shared, Casa Cubo is a lodging and support center to artists and the development of the arts, but with all necessary facilities to serve as a home.
The ultimate highlight of the space is the unexpected employment of art pieces scattered throughout the interiors. Artist Antony Gormley’s headless human-like sculptures carved from lead and fiberglass are secured into the ceiling, dangling by their necks. Custom furnishings, hand-stitched quilts, and bespoke railings all act as individual and unique art pieces within the gallery.
London-based location agency 1st-Option features a unique portfolio of shoot locations for stills photography, TV and filming. We spotted this unique project on their website, a truly stunning water tower conversion located in north-western London, England, UK. This Venetian-Gothic water tower was built in 1877 by Fowler and Hill, as part of Lambeth Workhouse and Infirmary, latterly Lambeth Hospital. The tower is 99 foot tall with 5 foot-thick walls and crowned with a huge steel water tank.Utterly derelict, the tower was listed for £395,000 in 2008, and bought by Leigh Osbourne and Graham Voce who converted it into a spectacular luxury home. The tower now houses four bedrooms and 360 degree views across London, with a lift shaft alongside the tower, while at the bottom is a new, modern living space nicknamed the ‘Cube’.
Vespa Galleria includes a scooter showroom, merchandise shop, scooter service and small exhibition space all-in-one. The 7,500 square foot gallery features a high-gloss mint green finish on the floor and ceiling, curvy white brick walls, and custom wood furniture that bind together to create the cheerful space.
The two callings of this 15th century building truly work hand in hand, as a church invokes the perfect atmosphere of hushed study that is required for a serious book shop, and spanning three huge mezzanine floors this really is a serious book store! Each level looks out across the vast space, topped by a stunning vaulted ceiling that arches its way down to the cobalt colored glass panels of the towering window at the far end.
This 300-plus year-old house is located in the ancient port city of Jaffa, the oldest part of the Tel Aviv-Jaffa municipality in Israel.The gorgeous renovation is by the Tel Aviv-based Pitsou Kedem Architects, already well known for their minimalist approach to architecture and design.The single owner of the house asked the designers to maximize the sea view while keeping the historical feel of the building intact. The project team – Pitsou Kedem, Irene Goldberg and Raz Melamed – has achieved this beautifully.The residence consists of a 100 square meter (1,076 sq.ft) living area (living, dining and kitchen) plus an additional 80 square meters (861 sq.ft) that includes the master bed room, a study and a guest room.
Athens-based architectural practice, MplusM have completed the Villa Anemolia project. The renovated villa can be found in Santorini, an island in the Aegean Sea, Greece. This renovation project of a luxury hotel is in Megalochori, an introverted and quiet village in Santorini.
KNOCK designed and assembled every customized part of the shopping experience – from the front door to the digital projections of video and animation to the bike customization tables to the checkout – to be as Handsome as could be.
“Pracownia” is the tenth project of the collection “XII”, designed entirely by Karina Wiciak.
The restaurant is called “Pracownia” (which in Polish means “workshop”), because it was designed as a light pastiche of a painter’s studio. The most characteristic features of the interior are colourful blobs, because almost the entire interior of the “Papiernia” has been splashed with paint, from floor through furniture to the ceiling. It was not designed to be youth interior in the pop-art style, but to be modern, elegant restaurant.
Krzosek Bakery is a family company established few generations ago in 1959.The commission was to create a coherent interior designs for a whole chain of their shops. Individual look of each interior is achieved by use of a stained birch plywood 450x70x20mm module, that can be used to create almost infinite parametric design variations, while the rest of the interior components remain the same. Depending on the interior the modules can form a built-in display rack or a sculptural suspended ceiling that folds over the wall morphing into display shelves.
German designer Elisa Strozyk has found a way to “weave” ingenious wooden rugs that drape, crumble and in general, look amazingly like real fabric. Her gorgeous and colorful creations feature eye-catching geometric patterns and are made up of many triangular pieces of dyed wood that have been carefully arranged and fitted together.
The former hamptons abode of Truman Capote, author of “Breakfast at Tiffany’s”, was partially destroyed by a fire and rebuilt almost from the ground by new owner and american artist Ross Bleckner. Bleckner chose an all-white interior that sets off the wooden furniture and reorganized the floor plan with interconnected rooms that open to the garden. He has also installed his adjacent studio, a large open space with a neutral background for his paintings.
Created by Santa Barbara designer Hayley Bridges, along with the team at Brothers of Industry, these Santa Barbara locals are excited to feature locally crafted furniture and lighting along with a carefully curated mix of vintage finds.
Among waterways and Victorian mansions, this house is an island edge amid an architectural environment marked by the English tradition. Its glass and steel structure, and its plant in the style industry attest to its last close. The property was until recently an abandoned warehouse and before that, carpentry a furniture company. Its structure reflects and interiors also evoke and enhance this aesthetic.Steel beams, engineering lathes, pulleys, cables and oxidized finishes happen in this magnificent setting.
The continent is the work of architectural Wells Mackereth. One of its members,Sally Mackereth, interior design firm also with Hosh Ibrahim Planet Developments.