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i29 enlivens 17th-century canal house in Amsterdam with pops of colour

January 26, 2022 Natasha Levy 0

Bursts of blue and green appear inside this centuries-old canal house in Amsterdam that has been renovated by local architecture studio i29. i29 worked alongside a team of specialists for more than two years to revive the three-floor home, which had been severely neglected since its construction in 1675. It now features a sequence of

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Xiamen pilates studio by Wanmu Shazi resembles a light-dappled cave

January 25, 2022 Natasha Levy 0
Woman sitting crosslegged on floor of T.T. Pilates studio in Xiamen by Wanmu Shazi with light streaming in through rounded windows

Amorphous windows illuminate the cavernous interior of this pilates gym, which designer Wanmu Shazi has created in the Chinese port city of Xiamen. The interior of TT Pilates, which is set inside a high-rise office building, was designed to distance visitors from the hustle and bustle of their urban surroundings. “Pilates is a unique exercise

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Yakusha Design creates earthy interiors for Antwerp’s Faina Gallery

January 23, 2022 Natasha Levy 0
Green-painted room with green Faina couch and circular mirror in Antwerp's Faina Gallery by Yakusha Design

A colour scheme informed by soil and moss features inside this showroom in Antwerp, Belgium, which Yakusha Design has developed for its own furniture line Faina. The retail space, named Faina Gallery, is set inside a 500-year-old building. As a result, the studio steered away from making major structural alterations to avoid disturbing its historic

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Studio Andrew Trotter designs penthouse and event space inside former Athens warehouse

January 17, 2022 Natasha Levy 0
White sofa under Corten-steel staircase in 10AM Lofts event space in Athens by Studio Andrew Trotter

Raw concrete walls serve as a backdrop to vintage furnishings in this rentable venue and guest suite that Studio Andrew Trotter has created within a converted 1970s industrial building in Athens, Greece. The six-storey warehouse, now named 10AM Lofts, features a multi-purpose event space spread over its basement and ground floor, which can host anything

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Luke McClelland gives Georgian apartment in Leith a modern update

January 16, 2022 Natasha Levy 0
Lounge with wooden dining table and grey rocking chair in front of portrait illustration in 19th-century Leith apartment designed by Luke McClelland

Scottish architect Luke McClelland has transformed a dark and ill-conceived apartment in Edinburgh’s port area of Leith into a bright and contemporary home. The ground floor flat, which dates back to the early 19th century, had been rented out for more than a decade before being purchased by its current owner. As a result, its

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Yatofu uses “honest” materials to revamp Teemaa teahouse in Helsinki

January 13, 2022 Natasha Levy 0
Tea tasting room with red brick wall and paper lantern above weathered wooden table in Teemaa teahouse in Helsinki, designed by Yatofu

Design studio Yatofu has refined the interiors of a teahouse in downtown Helsinki with elements of brick, oak and oxidised steel. The Teemaa cafe, which serves traditional Chinese and Japanese teas without artificial additives, was renovated to reflect both the craft of the brewing process as well as the raw tactile quality of the tea

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Cobalt-blue accents brighten interior of family apartment in Thane

January 6, 2022 Natasha Levy 0
Matching chairs in cobalt-blue and nattural wood with circular cushions in living room of Out of the Blue apartment in India by The Act of Quad

The Act of Quad has introduced a smattering of blue furnishings and fittings to this high-rise apartment, renovated by the design studio in the Indian city of Thane. The cobalt touches create a vibrant contrast inside the otherwise neutral-toned 101-square-metre home, which is shared by a middle-aged couple, their two daughters and a pet cat.

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Bricks envelop inside and outside of New Delhi showroom by Renesa

January 5, 2022 Natasha Levy 0
Interior of Indal Mechno Bricks showroom by Renesa with display niches, plinth, walls, floors and vaulted ceilings covered in bricks

Indian studio Renesa has used earthy-hued masonry to form the entire facade and interior of a brick manufacturer’s showroom in New Delhi. The retail space was conceived for local company Jindal Mechno Bricks, which has been producing bricks, tiles and pavers for more than 50 years. Renesa designed the showroom as a celebration of the

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The Whale apartment in Paris riffs on art deco design

January 4, 2022 Natasha Levy 0
White armchair under spherical pendant lights in interior of The Whale apartment in Paris designed by Clément Lesnoff-Rocard

Mirror, brass and simple geometries feature inside this Parisian apartment by local architect Clément Lesnoff-Rocard, which offers an understated take on art deco. The 65-square-metre flat, nicknamed The Whale, is tucked away in the basement of a residential building in the city’s 16th arrondissement. According to Lesnoff-Rocard, the apartment had undergone a renovation in recent

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Cubitts eyewear store in Leeds taps into seminal design movements throughout history

January 3, 2022 Natasha Levy 0
Cubitts store in Leeds by Child Studio with mosail tile floor and wooden cabinetry

London design practice Child Studio has combined Victorian-style joinery with modernist and art deco touches inside the Cubitts eyewear store in Leeds. Cubitts occupies a corner unit of the city’s County Arcade shopping mall, which was constructed in 1898 and retains an array of original detailing from pink marble columns to mosaic ceilings. Child Studio

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