This La Lucia beach house by ARRCC, perfectly balances luxury and comfort with its uncomplicated spaces. Situated on the Kwazulu Natal North Coast just south of Umhlanga, the house is gently nestled between protected milkwood trees and enjoys beautiful ocean views – both of which inspired the design. Bronze aluminium sliding screens cocoon the house and offers protection from the elements as well as providing a unique the signature look for of the building.
This residence designed by SAOTA is a modern interpretation of St Tropez living. The contemporary, rectilinear, cubic design was carefully considered to blend in with the more traditional residences that are prevalent in the area.
Powiśle is one of the most stylish districts in Warsaw. Old tenement houses, apartment blocks from the 1960s and modernistic monuments alternate here with guarded housing estates and modern buildings of libraries or museums; the young residents of Warsaw live beside the older generations. The district is vibrant with life from the very early morning until late at night – it is the best place to find trendy coffee shops, restaurants and stores, yet it also allows the residents to relax thanks to the close vicinity of numerous parks and boulevards along the river banks. The apartment designed by Anna Koszela matches this cityscape perfectly, with its concept based on a game of contrasts. Photography by Hanna Dlugosz