The Pipe House is a weekend get-away retreat by Butenko Vasiliy and Sergey Mahno located along the Black sea, just at the edge of the Crimean Mountains of the Ukraine. Planned as an oasis for rest and relaxation, the house has been divided into zones by opaque and translucent screens, allowing the user flexibility in shading the sun, creating privacy, and blocking off areas when entertaining guests
Pipe House, Crimea, Ukraine, by Butenko Vasiliy and Sergey Mahno
Kanebo’s international prestige brand Sensai has opened first Sensai Select Spa in Victoria-Jungfrau, a 5-star hotel in Switzerland.
Nominated for the Bathroom Design Awards 2010, this project exists as one open space where several functions have been put into freestanding objects. The kitchen and wardrobe are placed near the entrance and combined into one single volume.
The bath and bedroom is hidden in a volume which is placed at back of the house. From the open living area you look alongside the volume towards the vertical garden and the entrance stairs to the roof terrace. The view on the green wall holds a promise in itself which will be redeemed once you enter the bed/bathroom.
The panorama on the overgrown plantwall and the contrast with the minimalistic white bed/bathroom provides an intense experience. Integration of nature is an important aspect of traditional culture in Japan, the homeland of the client.
Residence, Singel, Amsterdam, by i29 Interior Architects
The interior of the Fabergé boutique presents an innovative approach to the High Jewellery experience, with its expression of modern luxury through simplicity and sensuality. The concept and design focuses on superlative craftsmanship, sensually minimal shapes and forms, and exquisite materials, including silk wall drapes, rare woods and Carrara marble.
Fabergé Suisse Boutique, Geneva, Switzerland , by Hayon Studio
The design of specialist tea retailer, T-magi is intended to allow the shop itself to be perceived as the display window. The designers have used the teapot as the motif for both the shop, logo and PR material. Tiny backlit holes perforate the shelves and back wall providing a large 3D image of a teapot–a powerful eye-catcher. The image of the teapot dissolves as you approach and becomes part of the display stands of the shop.
T-Magi, Copenhagen, Denmark by WE architecture, Photography by Enok Holsegaard
Designed a young couple with two children, this loft in Soho features dark floors and dark perimeter walls to unify the space and create a stark contrast with the views of the adjoining rooftops; with custom furniture designed by Bonetti Kozerski Studio.
Loft Apartment, Soho, New York, USA, by Bonetti Kozerski Studio
Marcel Wanders has designed the interior for the Casa Son Vida, a luxury villa on the island of Mallorca. The building is composed of both old and new parts, with a new extension by tec Architecture. Their addition influenced Wanders‘ design choices for the interior, in which he wanted to complement the building by continuing to bring together historical and contemporary elements. Round and square shapes, futuristic blobs combined with antiques result in a mix of traditional and modern references throughout the villa, with the play of reliefs and contrasting surfaces creating an unusual atmosphere.
PostPanic is a combination of a design/animation studio and a production company. The Company produces both commercial projects for the international advertising, retail, broadcast and music industries and its own internal projects.
In the briefing, functionality was the biggest priority. To ensure a constant quality, PostPanic purposely chooses to produce, direct, design and animate in-house to stay truth to their original vision, once in production. This approach requires that the various departments of PostPanic each have their clearly divided and defined areas. But at the same time PostPanic required to maintain as much as possible the openness and transparency that the place offered. The design also had to take into account that the workforce fluctuates from 14 to 40, depending on the different stages of production.
PostPanic, Westerdoksdijk, Amsterdam, Netherlands, by Maurice Mentjens
Photography: Arjen Schmitz
Ronan and Erwan Bouroullec have designed the interior of a new restaurant called Dos Palillos for Camper Shoes in Berlin.
“What immediately interested us was that Dos Palillos was a one of a kind culinary experience offered by Albert Raurich, elBulli’s former chef. In order to celebrate his cuisine, the concept of the restaurant gives full means of expression to his culinary art.”
“Naturally, the kitchen had to be the centre of the space and thus, it had to be wide open so that guests could see the preparation of the dishes from the beginning to the end. We have decided to articulate the environment around one long wooden table and the stainless steel kitchen, one module facing the other. Consequently, the guests find themselves at the centre of the kitchen, while the chef acts in front of them.”
Manhattan-based architect, Andre Kikoski has designed a restaurant in Frank Lloyd Wright’s Guggenheim Museum. The design solution references the building’s architecture without repeating it, and in the process transforming familiar geometries, spatial effects and material qualities. The playfulness of forms and the dynamics of movement through this 1,600 square foot space imbue the design with novelty, subtlety and intrigue, in part through the material palette of the space.
“We chose materials and colors for these dynamic forms that are restrained and elegant” explains Andre Kikoski. The design features include: a curvilinear wall of walnut layered with illuminated fiber-optics; a bar clad in a shimmering skin of innovative custom metalwork and topped in seamless white Corian; a sweeping banquette with vivid blue leather seating backed by illuminated planes of woven grey texture; and a layered ceiling canopy of taut white membrane.
The Wright at the Guggenheim Museum, New York, by Andre Kikioski for Restaurant Associates. Photography: ©2009 Philip Greenberg