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Cole Hair Studio in Double Bay by Nickolas Gurtler Office
Finding resonance with Nickolas’ razor-sharp design style, Mariah commissioned NGO to transform her commercial site on New South Head Road into a thrumming hair hub, where edginess and “adventurousness,” Nickolas says, could share the spotlight with a fair share of socialites. But first, the designer and his team needed to overcome the ghosts of hair-salons […]
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Blasón warehouse conversion in Madrid by Burr Studio 
Blasón warehouse conversion in Madrid by Burr Studio  In an effort to salvage and – perhaps most importantly – preserve remnants of Madrid’s industrial past, Burr Studio has established Elements for Industrial Recovery, a project series that the architects hope will influence how others approach changes to the city’s built environment. “Our proposals aim to become […]
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'Pure gold': Au79 cafe at Chadstone by Mim Design 
In addition to this, the client’s brief included the desire to create “a moment of pure gold,” Miriam reveals, prompting her team at Mim Design to craft a textural, gilded oasis within the confines of Chadstone. The dramatic, vaulted glass ceiling above the pill-shaped site inspired the designers to explore ideas of replicating a greenhouse […]
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Sabine Marcelis sorts Vitra archive by colour at the Schaudepot in Germany
Curated by New Zealand born, Rotterdam-based designer Sabine Marcelis, the exhibition categorises 400 iconic historical and contemporary objects and furniture pieces from the archives of the Vitra Design Museum by colour group. When assembled together, the nuances of tone become more evident and the display intensifies how hues contrast and intensities shift depending on material […]
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Boomerang House in Brisbane by Joe Adsett Architects
Boomerang consists of five bedrooms, including a parents’ retreat, five bathrooms, a four-car garage, underground wine cellar, upper-level lounge and a light filled downstairs living area. The enormous square-shaped block also facilitates a 9-metre swimming pool and tennis court for the whole family to enjoy. With oversized windows featuring throughout the home, the remarkably light-filled […]
Architecture
08-04-2222
Zaha Hadid Architects creates dune-like HQ for BEEAH Group
Under the leadership of ZHA practice principal Patrik Schumacher, the now-completed BEEAH Group headquarters has been designed to respond to its environment, rising from the desert as a series of low-slung interconnecting “dunes” orientated and shaped to optimise local climatic conditions. “Embedded within its context of Sharjah’s Al Sajaa desert, the design echoes the surrounding […]
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Nantou City Guesthouse in China by Neri&Hu
Inspired by the vibrant milieu of the alleyways in Nantou City, the project seeks to reflect on the cultural heritage of the mundane. Scenes of the everyday – people, objects and their settings – are the primary source material for design. To celebrate life in the urban village, the existing structure was cut into as a […]
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Home tour: Bilgola Beach House in Sydney by Olson Kundig
Responding to the glittering beachfront environment and exposed location between the north and south headlands, the home was designed by Seattle-based architecture firm Olson Kundig to withstand Australia’s dramatic climate conditions, “where harsh sunlight, high winds and flooding are common,” say the architects. It does this not by working against the rhythm of nature, but rather […]
Architecture
11-02-2222
Bethan Gray launches Inky Dhow collection during Milan Design Week
Titled Inky Dhow, the collection has naturally followed on from the designer’s original Dhow series of drawings, first imagined on a trip to Oman where she was transfixed by the sails of the dhow boats as they rippled in the wind on their passage out to the Arabian Sea. The billowing movement formed the catalyst […]
Design
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‘Treasure hunt’: Joi Murugavell hides secret messages in Finding Mikey exhibition 
The exhibition’s title, Finding Mikey, is a direct reference to Joi’s working relationship with her colleague and friend – Mikey – who has long scanned and documented her colour-filled collages and paintings. “When I think of the title and why I called it that, I think of my practice and the people who are in it,” Joi […]
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Checking in: Downtown LA Proper Hotel by Kelly Wearstler design studio
“Our Proper Hospitality team is deeply inspired by the pulse of this distinct and historic pocket of Downtown LA that speaks to our hometown’s past and future,” says Brian De Lowe, co-founder and president of Proper Hospitality. “We’re excited to be part of the renaissance taking place within the Broadway Corridor with partners who share […]
Design
07-04-2222
Greco-Roman fabric collection by Greg Natale for Elliott Clarke
Promising to deliver “old-world inspiration” through “new-world innovation”, the Greg Natale fabric collection for Elliott Clarke, titled Greco-Roman, is mostly inspired by classical architecture, recast through a contemporary lens. “These beautiful designs will add an opulent layer of colour, pattern and texture to any room,” insists Greg, who has long admired the textiles made available […]
Design
01-04-2222
'The Tiled Cloud': Bofia restaurant in Riyadh by Azaz Architects
Located in the centre of Riyadh, the main financial hub and capital city of Saudi Arabia, the Bofia restaurant (also referred to as “The Tiled Cloud”) is tucked within an unassuming standalone structure. Exhibiting simple geometry and straight lines, the building was once described by the restaurant’s architects as feeling rather “ordinary” in the overall […]
Interior Design
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'Tiny diner': Pargot restaurant in Mexico City by RA! Arquitectos
Tucked behind an unassuming roller door, between a messy patchwork of electrical wires and gas metres, the hole-in-the-wall footprint of Pargot doesn’t leave much to the imagination. The dining area is limited to a duo of high bars, each with bench seats, that flare out to accommodate four diners at any one time. Behind the […]
Interior Design
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St. Alma restaurant in Freshwater by Five Foot One
When discussing the design for St. Alma, the name given to the new diner, Jack and Tim felt strongly about two key points. They believed “first impressions are everything” – a mantra adopted with the launch of their first restaurant. But they also recognised it was important for St. Alma to “stand her ground” rather than […]
Interior Design
03-03-2222
Lunet eyewear store in Romania by Bogdan Ciocodeica Studio
Shimmering silver-lined surfaces and lashings of bold colour were among the gestures that made the cut, ensuring a continuation of Lunet’s retail aesthetic and unconventional approach towards the experience of buying eyeglasses. “The idea was to borrow a few of the elements from the first store in such a manner that it feels like you […]
Interior Design
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