Penthouse of Vanke Metropolis No. 79 by More Design Office (MDO) is located in Hangzhou.
“We believe that design has the power of transformation. Good design should be able to change one’s perception of their environment. Using light, shadow, material, sound or smell, design can invoke memories deep inside of us. A familiar smell may remind you of the breakfast that your mother prepared for you in your childhood, and in that moment you are taken to another time, another space.
Two-bedroom apartment designed by Tama Architects is located on the 21st floor of one of the most modern apartments in Saigon. Traditional apartments create too many baffles, separating functional spaces into separate “rooms” that make the members gradually isolate and lose the connection between family members.
This apartment designed by Balbek Bureau is located in a remarkable architectural monument. To preserve that spirit, the architects decided to partially remove the interior wall finishes, thereby opening an old brick and load-bearing ceiling beams. White panels along the entire first-floor perimeter, high ceilings and almost complete absence of partitions make the space absolutely cozy and comprehensive. Photo credits: Andrey Bezuglov, Yevhenii Avramenko.
The project designed by Balbek Bureau was completed on a small budget, with tons of love and undefeatable sense of humor. When working on modest budgets we encourage scaling back to a bare minimum, without which a comfortable existence would be impossible. In this case, for instance, we left the walls unchanged, just cleaned and thoroughly dusted them.