Young, single, businessman and DJ. The owner of this apartment, located in the west side of São Paulo, wanted to keep living near his company and at the same time grant his new house all the modernity that represents this moment of his life. The property, a typical apartment of the 80’s, was literally put down and rebuilt from scratch. All partitions, that limited the rooms, were removed. The toilets and two bedrooms were kept for structural reasons. Some windows were also eliminated, to create the concept of a box in which the illumination plus wall and floor coverings would create a three-dimensional effect, like in a night club. All the illumination was designed using leds, featuring no other light source in the whole apartment. Besides the scenographic effect, the illumination presents a great energy saving combined with a high luminous efficiency. The walls and ceiling were built with plasterboard and then covered with polymer cement. The kitchen, integrated to the living room, occupies the area that was previously designed for corridors and lavatory. All the woodwork was designed by the architect and one of the great aspects of the project’s interior design was the “high-low” effect, that is, great insights with very low costs. For example, the DJ table, is actually an aluminum ladder that gained a new interpretation. The whole furniture line follows an unassuming style, inspired in the 70’s.
Glenn and Justin Lamont have designed a set of milking stools and matching table with shaped spun metal tops.
Spun Stools, Spun Dining Table, by Glenn and Justin Lamount, LifeSpaceJourney
Led by Yoshiyuki Moriyama, Tokyo architectural firm Baqueratta specializes in building modern minimalist small and medium-sized residences. RA House is a house with impressive views.
RA House, by Yoshiyuki Moriyama, Baqueratta
With the new studio at Sankt Eriksgatan 106, Form Us With Love intends to create a vibrant space for design in Stockholm. FUWL plans for exhibitions, lectures and a pop-up shop.
The design studio is divided into three levels: an office, studio and workshop. The interior was completed in October and takes its inspiration from the gallery world, mixed with industrial facilities and lego.
Form Us With Love Studio, Sankt Eriksgatan 106, Stockholm, Sweden
Photography by Jonas Lindström
Japanese Keisuke Fujiwara Design Office recently completed 2 Minato pharmacies in Tokyo. The first was designed primarily of wood. Shelves are fixed tot the wall at various heights and also includes a floating bench for waiting customers. The colors used on the feature wall are that of the brand. The second pharmacy is mainly composed of white colored material and accented colors of the brand’s image are used on the floor. Systematic shelves are lined on the wall.
The Collector’s Loft is featured as one of the 100 best spaces published in Metropolitan Home magazine over its illustrious 30 year history.
citizenM is short for citizen mobile, and a new series of hotels with interiors designed by Concrete in Amsterdam. The hotel chain caters to a new type of traveler, these modern individuals are explorers, trekkers, professionals and shoppers. They travel a lot – both long and short haul and they share a common desire: affordable luxury.
Furniture selected for the interior of the hotel, include classic designs by Verner Panton, Charles & Ray Eames, Jean Prouvé, George Nelson, and recent designs from Jasper Morrison, Ronan & Erwan Bouroullec and Antonio Citterio
On a sloping property north of Copenhagen, the Fredensborg House is built on five small plateaus connected by steps, reflecting the shape of its surrounding terrain. The house aesthetic is derived from inspirations brought about by the labyrinthine mountain village architecture, those that you may find familiar in Southern Europe, the architecture of Chinese temples, and in the works of modernist Danish architecture Jorn Utzon.
This small apartment measuring 45 m2 is completely renovated because of foundation repair. In it’s new layout all the functions of the house are placed in two wall units. Entrance hall, wardrobe and kitchen equipment are hidden behind a pinewood wall. On the opposite a second wooden wall of the same material is placed. This wall integrated a bench, fireplace and storage. Floor, ceiling and walls are all white. A custom designed table and bench, together with the fireplace are anthracite gray. The simplicity of the design and choice of materials give this apartment lots of space within the limited area.
Compact Interior, Amsterdam, Netherlands, by i29 Interior Architects
“Tell me what music you listen to, and I’ll tell you who you are” was among the principles that served as a blueprint, starting-point and road-map for the look and feel of the campaign and for the subsequent implementation of Das Neue Kubitscheck (The New Kubitscheck).
Cafe owner, Armin Stegbauer’s aim is to free cakes and gateaux from their years of imprisonment behind the bars of crocheted doilies, cologne and dusty Sunday tradition. Stegbauer, saviour of Cafe Kubitscheck in Waldfriedhofstrasse, a traditional Munich confectioner’s from the 1950s, has made it his goal to revamp the confectioner’s tradition for the modern age. But not without taking on board some endearing aspects of Germany’s confectionery culture that are worthy of preservation.
Das Neue Kubitscheck, Munich, Germany, by designliga