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Mind Manifestation lines self-designed studio in Pune with perforated bricks

June 5, 2022 Natasha Levy 0
Seating made from perforated bricks in Mind Manifestation's self-designed studio in Pune, India

Indian practice Mind Manifestation has set up its studio in a converted apartment in Pune and designed the interior to reflect how the local landscape changes colour from season to season. Pale green lime plaster and perforated bricks transform the 120-square-metre flat into a workspace that is both compatible with Pune’s tropical climate and reflective

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YSG designs playful Sydney penthouse for empty nesters

June 3, 2022 Natasha Levy 0
Kitchen interior of Dream Weaver penthouse designed by YSG with blue stone counter

Australian studio YSG has added quirky fixtures and furnishings to this penthouse in Sydney’s Darlinghurst neighbourhood to suit the owners’ new post-lockdown design tastes. Drawing on references from tiled Spanish tapas bars to the colour palette of surrealist artworks, YSG gutted the apartment’s formerly “sober” interior to make way for a bolder fit-out. The owners’

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Nika Zupanc brings “Alice in Wonderland ambience” to Morela eyewear store in Ljubljana

May 16, 2022 Natasha Levy 0
Powder-blue drawers displaying glasses in Morela eyewear store in Ljubljana, Slovenia, designed by Nika Zupanc

Massive lamps, rotating mirrors and a legion of drawers feature inside the Morela eyewear store, which Slovenian designer Nika Zupanc has completed in Ljubljana. Morela has been offering optician services in the Slovenian capital since the early 2000s and went on to launch its own line of glasses in 2019. Locally based Zupanc was brought

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Sculptural partitions shape blue-tinged interior of Taste of Dadong restaurant in Shanghai

May 8, 2022 Natasha Levy 0
Curved partitions inside blue restaurant

Huge curving walls divide the blue-lit dining spaces inside this restaurant in Shanghai, designed by Chinese studio AD Architecture. Conceived by AD Architecture to deliver an “emotional”, dream-like dining experience, Taste of Dadong is steeped in an inky-blue light that seeps from LED panels in the walls and hidden strip lighting in the ceiling. Carving

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Pitsou Kedem covers Hiba restaurant in Tel Aviv with geometric timber latticework

May 3, 2022 Natasha Levy 0
Gridded timber panels and granite counter in Hiba restaurant in Tel Aviv by Pitsou Kedem

Gridded oakwood panels sit alongside rough slabs of granite inside Hiba, a restaurant in Tel Aviv designed by local architecture practice Pitsou Kedem. Located in the city’s midtown area, Hiba serves a menu of Arab-Israeli fusion food. The restaurant’s use of fresh local ingredients influenced Pitsou Kedem to curate an equally raw, natural material palette for

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Norway’s remote Hotel Finse 1222 undergoes subtle update by Snøhetta

May 2, 2022 Natasha Levy 0
Interiors of bedroom set in gable of Norway's Hotel Finse 1222 designed by Snøhetta

Architecture firm Snøhetta has carried out a sensitive refurbishment of this hotel in Finse, a tiny mountain village in Norway that can only be reached by railway. Built in the shadow of Norway’s Hardangerjøkulen glacier, Hotel Finse 1222 sits 1,222 metres above sea level and started life as a humble lodge for railroad workers before

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Studio McW carves up “post-lockdown” London home extension with darkened oak joinery

April 25, 2022 Natasha Levy 0
Dining room interior of Aperture House by Studio McW with wooden cabinet, table and chairs

Umber-coloured oak joinery divides the interior of this end-of-terrace home in London’s Willesden Green, which has been extended and refurbished by local architecture firm Studio McW. The two-storey Aperture House now features an additional pitched-roofed volume at its rear, that can be accessed via the main home or a second, less formal entrance set at

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Daytrip transforms east London terrace house into understated apartments

April 24, 2022 Natasha Levy 0
Garden and kitchen of Reighton Road house by Daytrip

Design studio Daytrip has taken a less-is-more approach to the renovation and extension of this Victorian terrace house in London’s Clapton, which is now home to three separate apartments. The 250-square-metre Reighton Road development was designed as a “minimalist sanctuary” that could act as a blank canvas for residents’ belongings. “A good home should be

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Four-storey spiral staircase forms focal point of BSP20 House in Barcelona

April 19, 2022 Natasha Levy 0
Spiral staircase features inside BSP20 House by Raúl Sánchez Architects

A towering spiral staircase and a golden kitchen are some of the features that Raúl Sánchez Architects has introduced in its renovation of this townhouse in Barcelona’s Borne neighbourhood. BSP20 House has been in the making since 2013, when Raúl Sánchez Architects was approached by the building’s owners to turn it into a live-work space

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Luke Fry squeezes extension behind bungalow in Melbourne

April 19, 2022 Natasha Levy 0
Living room interior of Ripponlea House by Luke Fry with window seat and grey couch

At the back of a narrow Edwardian bungalow in Melbourne, the studio of Australian architect Luke Fry has added a contemporary extension with greyscale interiors. The semi-detached bungalow, called Ripponlea House, is set down a tree-lined street in the titular Melbourne suburb and belongs to a young family. The owners initially wanted to turn their home

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