“The clients were nominated by mutual friend and they wanted to build a house on a steep slope. It is their first home, but they have lived in other apartments. The client gave to Vivi Cirello two premises: that the house was not lower in relation to the others (so we have a soft stairway at the entrance) and that the pool was at the level of whoever entered and not on the lower floor. Photo Credit: Lufe Gomes
A young and contemporary design for a woman in her 30s and her daughter. The client and the designer Maya Sheinberger are good friends of 20 years, so the design concept was very clear and specific from the beginning – black and white design with splashes of bright colors, in order to create a timeless design and a lively atmosphere. Photography by Itay Benit.
It is the ordinary method taken by TOWOdesign to embody value in the spatial location and generatrix of space, and use the simplest rules to optimize the spatial functions and feelings in reconstruction. They also applied it to the design of an economical residence in the central urban area of Shanghai, where land is limited; the space was extended dramatically through a 10 degree rotations.
The project by designed by AD ARCHITECTURE is an apartment located in Shantou, Guangdong Province, China, designed for a pilot–stewardess couple. Most of the time, there are only two places that they seem to be associated with: airport and home. They have to work under great pressure and stay quite concentrated during the flight, and it is often late at night when they come back home. Considering these factors, AD ARCHITECTURE, the design studio, aimed to create a tailor-made residence for the couple where they can slow down the pace of life. Photography by Ouyang Yun
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.