The Salt Box Residence is a 2,400 square foot home sited in the low-lying, flood-prone salt marshes of New Jersey’s Barnegat Bay. The client’s brief to Parnagian Architects was to design a lasting replacement for a multi-generational family home that had been damaged beyond repair during Hurricane Sandy. The site is situated at the end of a small peninsula, bound directly to the west by a commercial shipyard and marina, and to the north, south, and east by expansive views of the Barnegat Bay.
Residents of the Palm Jumeirah Dubai can now flex their plastics for some serious retail therapy at the new Nakheel Mall. Designed by RSP Architects Planners and Engineers, the main goal is to create a lifestyle around the needs and desires of the consumer and connect social responsibility goals through creating a sense of place while capitalizing on the property’s target market.
Experiential retail is more important than ever, with a pandemic having accelerated the prevalence and importance of ecommerce. Moving forward, customers will demand seamless shopping experiences no matter the retailer. Local interior design studio CAD Associates was appointed the challenging task to create a store that will entice customers off the internet and into the physical space.
As the world population continues to urbanize, humans seek to improve on our well-being and expedite healing. Interior design begins with human experience. Given how quickly an experience of nature can elicit a restorative response, design that reconnects us with nature – biophilic design – is a conscious effort to link the built environment to the natural world, through various sensory experiences including sight, sound, touch, and smell. Today it has become essential for providing people opportunities to live and work in healthy places and spaces with less stress, improve cognitive function and enhances creativity.
In the eye of cyberage, it was thought that it was only a matter of time before print books were replaced by e-books. Now with the virtual reality in full swing, demand for the printed word, and its place in libraries remain strong. The idea that everyone will read everything on screens has not proven to be true. The publishing industry knows this, and it is reflected in high-quality library designs.
Living in a dense city like Mexico, requires one to have the aptitude of clear thinking when planning for safe, healthy and vibrant spaces. The team at Arqmov Workshop are tasked with the challenge of creating Yuno apartments, a high-rise residential building consisting of eight levels, including a ground floor entryway housing seven apartment units. Sitting on an area of 92 square metres, the land had an irregular trapezoidal shape that further complicates the project design.
Minimal and boxy in presence, this three-storey residence stuck out amidst its placid suburban surrounding with its all white interior design concept. The other peculiarity is, the house has only a single horizontal strip window to the outside. Canadian-based Architect Johnson Chou envisioned the all white house as an instrument for the appreciation of the profound ephemerality of time. Its all-white interior is the perfect canvas to capture shadows on the walls and floor, as light passes through the narrow window throughout the day.
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.
In the small town Sowon-myeon Padori which translates to “wish” and “wave” in Korean, a couple envisioned their house and a small guesthouse for dog lovers. Dog-friendly Mungzip guesthouse has always been the client’s dream, who often had trouble with finding good stay for her and her dogs while traveling. She wanted to call it. The beautiful location, their bravery in breaking social conventions, and the unique opportunity to create a “special guesthouse for dog lovers” fascinated the architects at YOAP.
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.