Danish studio Norm Architects has taken influences from both Scandinavian and Japanese design to create this pared-back gallery and workspace for Kinfolk magazine in central Copenhagen. The local studio worked closely with Kinfolk’s editor-in-chief Nathan Williams and communications director Jessica Gray to develop the design, which features a gallery as well as an office. The aim was to create a collaborative workspace where the magazine’s staff could meet together but also invite friends and partners to share ideas. A palette of wood and plaster in muted tones creates an informal, home-like environment that is more akin to a lounge than an office.
Kinfolk Offices, by Norm Architects
Photography by Jonas Bjerre-Poulsen
The Röshults Booster Grill is a charcoal grill where the glow bed is agitated by inaudible infrasound. Infrasound is sound with extremely low frequencies. A human being cannot hear those low frequencies, but still the infrasound can be very powerful. With infra-sound technology, we can control the movements of the molecules in the layers of charcoal. We push them to move faster, making the heat rise and the glow grow stronger. All within seconds.
The Booster Grill, by Röshults
Set on three acres of native bushland, this home balances contemporary design influenced by modernist principles with a warm and inviting country-home feel. The interior of the long, spacious pavilion-style house has been paid uncompromising attention. Opulent, textural materials, a deep tonal palette and generosity of space create a noticeably bold yet comforting environment. Fine handcrafted joinery and custom textiles are eye-catching next to beautiful stone, in an overall distinctly elegant and calm scheme.
Bendigo Residence, Victoria, Australia, by Flack Studio
Photography by Brooke Holm
One of modernism’s most iconic houses, Case Study House 21 (Bailey House) by Pierre Koenig, is now on sale. The two-bed/two-bath Hollywood Hills landmark has been touted as among the finest of Arts & Architecture Magazine’s Case Study Houses, and one of the program’s few truly experimental projects to explore groundbreaking design and materials.
Case Study House #21, by Pierre Koenig, at Sotheby’s International Realty
The master plan for this four-acre hillside site outside of the Upstate New York town of Hudson includes a new guesthouse and pool adjacent to an existing contemporary home. The 20-foot-by-45-foot pool takes advantage of the property’s Hudson Valley views, while the guesthouse, nearly surrounded by a new meadow, forms an entry court with the main structure. A covered breezeway divides the guesthouse into two sides, one a gym for the homeowners and guests, the other a living-and-sleeping area for guests. The opening acts as a bridge between the sides, allowing for privacy as well as connection to the surrounding landscape. Clad in vertical wooden slats, the structure’s simple construction, including exposed rafters and concrete flooring, features an elegant glass wall that maximizes the building’s transparency and views.
Hudson Guesthouse, Hudson, NY, by Janson Goldstein
Photography by Scott Frances
This product by GAN is as fresh, sophisticated and cheerful as Brazil, its country of origin. The collection adds a new twist to classic concepts with innovative shapes, copper and ceramics. Bowls, side tables for serving and presenting food, pedestals that give pride of place to a work of art or a lovely plant… Find the perfect spot and add a little everyday pleasure to your home.
Mix&Match, by Flavia del Pra, for GAN
This refined collection seeks to explore sheltering, in what could be seen as reassessment of open spaces. Triggered by the idea of gatherings, the Nest collection vividly plays with ideas of high and low, with seats perching on slim wood and steel legs in small clusters.
‘When extending the range, we wanted to add an unenclosed but somewhat secluded seat. The result is the new Easy Nest, a clean cut, high back armchair-a perfect covering, short of blocking your field of view.’ says John Löfgren, Founder and Creative Director at Form Us With Love.
Nest Collection, by Form Us With Love, for +Halle
The aim of the project is to give a new and even identity to a house belonging to the same family for several generations. The original house formed by the aggregation of different interventions at different times, with different construction systems. Each of the rooms in the house describes a moment in life of this family story. Thus it was essential to maintain the structure, spaces, uses, garden and memories, presenting them in a new way. The further layer built in the history of this place employs new volumes used for new parts of the program. In this way leisure areas are projected, containing always the scale of the building and are presented as a sort of aggregation of small parts, which draws courtyards and narrows areas, as the traditional Mediterranean architecture does.
The interior respects the intermediate levels system producing a large spatial heterogeneity in rooms with a wide variety of sizes and heights. The supporting structure of the original house is housed inside the furniture that has the same gray shade as the trunks of some of the species that inhabit the garden. The house is woven both among the trees and among the good memories that live in this pine forest.
La Pinada House, Paterna, Valencia, Spain by Fran Silvestre Arquitectos
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