Category Archives : Interior Design

Commoncraft designs whimsical Gertie cafe in Williamsburg

Brooklyn studio Commoncraft has designed this eatery in the borough’s Williamsburg neighbourhood, which is intended as a playful tribute to the owner’s grandmother. Gertie is an all-day restaurant located on the ground floor of a new, three-storey building in north Brooklyn. It spans 3,500 square foot (325 square metres) and accommodates 70 people as a counter-service cafe. The eatery […]

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MDDM Studio completes House on the Great Wall in China

Beijing-based MDDM Studio has extended a house near the Great Wall of China by transforming a nearby storage unit into minimalist living quarters.  The extension – which is aptly titled House on the Great Wall – has contemporary living spaces set amongst aged stone walls. It was previously an unassuming building that has been used […]

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Jaque Studio creates “small village” of guest lodges for Tulum’s Jungle Keva hotel

Palm leaf-lined ceilings meet wooden fixtures and furnishings inside this hotel in Tulum, which Jaque Studio has designed in reference to its verdant surroundings. Jungle Keva comprises of just four 50 square-metre guest lodges, which have been dotted throughout a tree-filled plot of land to foster the same atmosphere of “being in a small village in the […]

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Concrete surfaces creates rough luxury inside K House in Sri Lanka

Austere concrete interiors offset the verdant surroundings of this pair of holiday homes in southwest Sri Lanka, completed by Aim Architecture in collaboration with Norm Architects. Situated in the small fishing village of Kottegoda, K House was designed by Danish practice Norm Architects and Chinese studio Aim Architecture to make the most of its tropical setting. “Because of […]

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Berlin’s Terrassenhaus has a stepped concrete facade

Terrassenhaus is a concrete mixed-use block in Berlin by Brandlhuber+ Emde, Burlon, and Muck Petzet Architekten that has a series of external terraces. Two large staircases connect the five-storey concrete building, which houses apartments and gallery spaces and is topped by a public roof terrace. The project has been named as one of the five finalists in the […]

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Stainless steel partition frames fashion boutique by Xian Xiang Design

A stainless steel wall with rose-tinted windows sits at the centre of the Wellsky store in Hangzhou, China, designed by Xian Xiang Design. The Chinese studio’s interior for the Wellsky womenswear boutique blends futuristic elements, such as stainless steel and white terazzo tiles, with “soft and warm” touches, such as pink glass and velvet-upholstered furniture. The […]

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Stockholm’s Gina Tricot store features medley of materials

Note Design Studio and Open Studio sampled from a wide material palette to complete the interiors of this clothing store in Stockholm, which combines metal, coloured glass, and terrazzo-style surfaces. Decked out with boldly contrasting display fixtures, Gina Tricot has been collaboratively designed by Note Design Studio and Open Studio to be “a showcase of […]

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