Monthly Archives: January 2013

Loft Penthouse by Fabio Gianoli, Sondrio, Italy.

The top floor of a historical building, an old storeroom with e recent wooden ceiling. A free rectangular space at  floor level and five arched window overlooking the square. The client was to create an open space bright and  light, loft style / New York. A totally white surface, a tray where the client can place their loved belongings. Photos by by Fabio Gianoli

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The floor plan was divided into symmetrical zones using both partitioning walls and furniture. All was planned around a suspender fire place made of natural metal sheet. This fire place unites the kitchen area with the central isle – the dining area with a high quality wooden table – the tv zone – the reading and relax area wich is characterized by a small coffe table made out of an old car engine that belonged to the client. The day zone enjoys two fantastics views both from the five arched windows and also the the large sliding window on the sofa side wich leads to a balcony that accomodates a winter garden. There has been furnished with both objects of modern design and vintage pieces, such as an old Mac to an old phone, restored cast iron radiators, collection of movies and comics, in addition to numerous souvenirs from various trips. On the opposite side over the living area is the sleeping zone characterized by a wooden floor. Two symmetrical bedrooms are onnected by a central corridor with mirror closet for shoes and the master bathroom. This too has been symmetrically divided in two zone with washbasins and a central mosaic wall with a ‘Marilyn’ up on divides the toilet area from the big shower zone with double free access. The two bedroom follow the the format of the rest of the house ; characterized by three floor level little windows in the main bedroom an illuminated wall brings light to the room and moved from the far end of the room the king size bed.

Brouwersgracht Apartment, Amsterdam by CUBE and SOLUZ.

Brouwersgracht Apartment, Amsterdam by CUBE and SOLUZ Architecten: The old warehouse was completely rebuilt from premises to luxury home.The characteristic 200 m2 large apartment is on the first floor of a monument to the Brouwersgracht. The monumental wooden floors and heavy beams are maintained and where necessary repaired and new parts like the kitchen, bathroom and new walls are as recognizable additions designed. Because it is a deep and relatively low floor and the entry of daylight important for an open floor plan chosen. The open floor plan also fits with the idea of the single since autonomous designed additions to the ancient monument. The bathroom consists of nearly 1,000 very special glass blocks.The bathroom is so subtle evening light object next to the dining table.

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Chalet One Oak, Combloux.

Chalet One Oak is nestled in the peaceful village of Combloux near Megeve, where the majestic Mont Blanc provides a background setting for more than a few fairy tales. Everything is larger than life in 600 square meters of pure One Oak, a 3 floor property with endless views of the Mt Blanc, its mountain range and the Chamonix valley. The Chalet accommodates 12 people in 6 bedrooms. It has 4 double bedroom suites with en suites, bunk bed room and the Master suite on its own floor. All bedrooms have floor to ceiling windows and their terraces with their own dramatic views of the mountains and the rolling country side. Situated on the 1st floor is its lavish luxurious living room, perfect for those intimate moments and to relax, eat and entertain.

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Aquatic Backyard by Centric Design Group.

 Centric Design Group designed this beautiful aquatic backyard for the lucky owners of a coastal villa in The Netherlands.

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Mercer Hotel Barcelona by Rafael Moneo.

Mercer Hotels is proud to present the Mercer Hotel Barcelona, an exclusive five star “Grand Luxe” hotel and listed historical monument in the heart of Barcelona’s Gothic Quarter.Located at number 7 on Calle Lledó, the building incorporates part of the Roman walls of the ancient city of Barcino, some of which date back to the 1st century A.D. Hotel guests have exclusive access to the medieval paintings of the 28th defence tower in an establishment whose core element is stone and whose renovation was carried out by the prestigious architect Rafael Moneo, who was awarded the Prince of Asturias prize in 2012.

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Summer Beach House.

With this magical corner of Komporta (Portugal), the designer and decorator Pequenina Rodrigue fills you with a weekly dose of interior design inspiration summer. I’m very sentimental idyllic image of this beautiful house in sea sanddunes  beauty and relaxation.

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Loft Apartment in Stockholm by Odenplan.

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Photos by Skeppsholmen


Hotel Encanto in Acapulco by Taller Aragones.

The Encanto Hotel was built in Acapulco with few resources, economic materials, and local labor. The building tries to retain a human scale. Occa- sionally narrow, even small compared to or in contrast with its great heights; it has corners where only two people fit, intimate spaces that shelter and protect its guests. In this hotel, the potential for amazement is con- stant. One cannot help but observe each place, there is no room for distraction: common areas, private spaces, all designed for concentration and relaxation. Encanto is also a great labyrinth whose exits open out onto and are completed by the ocean. Everything was playfully created to generate continual momentum from the sea, to compel those staying there to seek and find a way out, arriving at it always and capturing it with their gazes.

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Wooden cottage in Denmark.

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Domus Civita by Studio F.

Domus Civita was purchased in a disastrous state in 2011 by owner and architect Patrizio Fradiani and his partner Mark. Inhabited but abused and cut up, the house main structure was part of a larger building divided up in the 20th century even though the original structure dates from the 14th century, when the town of Civita di Bagnoregio current urban layout developed. The signs of the house original beauty were still visible in the old stone fireplace, the wooden beams, the stone walls, the terracotta floors.

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However the most interesting feature of the house was its umbilical connection to its underground world all carved into the soft volcanic tufa stone. Through a series of tunnels and caves dating from the middle ages as well as Roman and Etruscan times the house ground floor had a stair dug into the stone and reaching a large underground Roman water cistern still perfectly preserved. Through the cistern you could reach an abandoned garden suspended between 2 stone cliffs at the edge of town. From the garden more caves of Etruscan and medieval times were dug into the rock opening up interesting possibilities for creative uses. Architects: Studio F, Location: Civita di Bagnoregio, Italy, Photographs: Bob Coscarelli.