The house is born by its southern, extrovert, cretan field. From the outset, the sculptural gesture arises from this sunny condition: the building is bent by the sun. The elevated concrete facade is without openings, except from an excision at the upper corner which reveals an outdoor space open to western views of the city.
A family came to AGi Architects with the challenge of designing a house that would allow them to live outside 365 days a year, even in the midst of the Kuwaiti summer, when temperatures soar to over 40°C.
It’s hard to fathom that within a traditional 19th century building in Turin, Italy lies a delightfully quirky apartment that’s bursting with character. Faced with a rather soulless interior, Andrea Mercante and Adelaide Testa (previously UdA Architetti) sought to not only renovate the space but construct a vibrant new identity
This is an office and residence of an architect, located by a marsh, in Rajagiriya Sri Lanka. Although located along urban fringe near a series of high-rise buildings, and close to the main road, the building is designed like a fortification.
A journey begun looking at our native land with new eyes, seemingly suspended in a timeless dimension and untouched by modernity, but which appears to the patient observer as being authentic and of excellent craftsmanship handed down from one generation to the next, the highest expression of Italian know-how.
Studio MacLean is an award-winning interior design firm, specializing in contemporary commercial and residential interiors, furniture design and bespoke kitchens. Inspired by different eras and modern art movements, their insightful space planning and informed design process create striking interiors for every client.
Italian architects Archiplan Studio have renovated an entire multi-storey residential building in downtown Mantua, Italy, including the interior of this apartment dubbed Casa RJ. This luxury home is rich in history, which is further enhanced with a careful overlap of the contemporary elements expressed as a study of sophisticated details and a sensual material palette.
A three-storey penthouse with views overlooking the lake and city skyline. It is the home of a family who entertain frequently, so it was necessary to create public areas that feel special, providing a generous but intimate backdrop for parties and dinners. By contrast the more private areas are like a retreat for the family.
Coqui Coqui Perfumeria stands firm as one of the founding pillars of the Coqui Coqui Lifestyle Group. At the heart of Coqui Coqui Perfumeria lies the Yucatan. The natural tropical scents of the region inspire every fragrance, as does the landscape, people, culture and lifestyle, in addition to the state’s rich, centuries-old history of perfume production.
When you live in a climate that’s pleasant and warm all year round, you’ve got the perfect scenario for a stunning open concept home.With every building that adopts an open concept, however, the challenge is to find innovative ways to still provide the residents with enough privacy to make them feel comfortable and safe in their daily lives.