Penthouses thrive on bringing the outdoors in. Because they are located on roofs, they came to have large open spaces around. The ship-like interiors in this penthouse reveals what it’s like to sail above the rooftops in Vienna.
Today’s minimalism design is different from the clean-lined perfection of the past. Instead of an idealized idea of the absence of things, contemporary minimalism in interior design today is about eradicating personality and imperfections in favour of a utopian and anti-individual ‘ideal state’. It is about using the absence of things to enhance the meaning of what we chose to retain; quieting the room to enable the chosen pieces to speak clearly about what matters to us.
Minimal in furnishing with bare and undecorated spaces - this is a home one would not expect from a family as its occupants. For this couple with a young child and a newborn, the atypical Minimalist home called KOA apartment, is their dream space materialized. Their wish was to have a home that is free of the norm, and is defined by their notion of how they wish to live.
Set in luxurious Riyadh, the villa was designed by Karim Abdul Muttalib, from K. A. Interior Design in partnership with Covet House. Founder and CEO of K.A. Interior Design in New Cairo, Egypt, the young designer has already built himself quite the portfolio, working as an interior designer with brands such as Covet House, Abou Samra Group, but also as an architect with Al-Roukn and Touch Studios.
A village housing takes a humble attitude and offers a new perspective in defining the domestic and vernacular landscape of Shanghai's suburb. Contrary to a utopian model of commercially driven architecture, House G is an atypical mode of rural intervention that it is an architecture designed for a local family, rather than for investors. The team at Interval Architects envisioned its design to be intrinsic to the needs of its occupants and their rural lifestyle.
A dog bed is an essential design element in the renovation of this house. Canadian architecture firm StudioAC design approach to the Sheridan Residence in Toronto involves using plywood as the main material for its scandi-chic aesthetic and functional appeal. The smooth surface of plywood is easy to clean for a dog-friendly space.
“I’ve been saving for my dream home for twenty years,” elucidates Daniel Boey. Renowned for constantly recalibrating the local fashion industry, the creative iconoclast’s dwelling harbours very personal infusions, accompanied by vibrantly eclectic flavours. For such a detail-oriented public figure, it was blissful happenstance that Daniel found himself acquainted with like-minded teams in prominent local architecture firm Tan Lee Chiat Architects (TLCA) and Goodrich Gallery.
Familiarity - in the case of couple Farish and Malis, breeds trust instead of contempt. When Elements ID Consultants designed their previous home moons ago, it was a successful transformation and love at first sight. Now with two teenage daughters and two resident felines in tow, they want their favourite interior designer to help them carve a comfortable dwelling to house for a growing family.
A pink cat house by KC Design Studio is dedicated to a couple’s love for their three cats. Cat-friendly features include cat ladders, a carousel climbing frame and a fluffy swing, all of which are in pink. With careers in graphic design and fashion, the cat-loving couple have cultivated a passion for bold and unusual design.
Stylish and functional, this dog-friendly house in Beijing is largely designed around the medical needs of a pet German Shepard. A dog is indeed a man’s best friend in this project by Beijing-based Atelier About Architecture. The doting pet parent envisioned a colorful world inside the dog-friendly house where his dog can happily live and play.