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A Writer and Illustrator’s Studio

Found in Hackney, London, this writer and illustrator’s studio draws from the lighter elements of children’s books and myth. The WSD Architecture design allows light to spill through its cedar slats, such that the studio is backlit at night. During the day, the workspace is flooded with natural light, which shines through the sliding door, windows, and skylight. The pale interior reflects the sun and stars with whitewashed pine and ...

Savioz House in Ayent, Switzerland

Originally built in 1882, this stone structure functioned as a barn during the winter and as a home during the warmer months. In 1980, a floor was installed, brick was laid, and the roof was updated so that the building could be used as a holiday home. Today, the cottage shows all of the materials previously used for its facade, including the concrete newly added by Savioz Fabrizzi Architectes. The ...

Lake Joseph Boathouse by Altius Architecture

This private boathouse was built by Altius Architecture, Inc on Lake Joseph in Parry Sound, Canada. Made in the image of a classic Muskoka boathouse, the new construction has rooms for two boats on the lower level and a living area upstairs. The design also features a second-floor balcony, a raised walkway, and a spacious deck that holds enough chairs for a party. Intended for seasonal use, the boathouse welcomes ...

Raan Stern’s Space-saving Studio in Tel Aviv

Is design the occupation of space, or its reduction?  Raan Stern’s modular Tel Aviv apartment demonstrates the later. Measuring 15-square meters, the artist’s studio consists of 36 customized storage compartments, two desks, pegboard display walls and a folding bed. “The artist creates and collects different kinds of art pieces, most are 2D but also some small sculptures, books and old materials,” explained Ranaan Stern. “We needed different kinds of storage ...

Hotel Bikini Berlin

The newest old city on the continent, Berlin’s architectural modernization reflects historic necessity and prospective assurance. Construction cranes crowd the skies. Restored cathedrals stand adjacent to glittering high rises. Berlin’s DNA rebuilt from the ground up. The Hotel Bikini Berlin by hotel group 25hours and architectural firm KEC Architects achieved a remarkable feat. Hotels with personality are rare, those with easement – rarer still. Through thoughtful design, Hotel Bikini Berlin ...

Black Gabled House and Studio

Built in with materials and labor local to Louisdale, Nova Scotia, this pair of gabled buildings was designed by Omar Ghandi Architect for physician, artist, and collector Jonah Samson. A home and a studio, the two structures are similar in form. Both are dressed in the same black metal roofs, cedar shingles, and metal cladding between the windows. Inside, both have white walls and polished concrete floors, providing a sleek ...

House M by Hohensinn Architektur

Designed by Hosensinn Architektur, House M is a contemporary country home in Bad Aussee, Austria. The glass and wood facade welcomes natural light, opening up the living area. Inside, interior windows connect the upper and lower levels of the house, increasing the line of sight and the home’s sense of continuity. Outside, the pool reflects the home and the mountainside, unifying the manmade structures with the gorgeous view.  

Bermondsey Warehouse Loft Apartment

Renovating a London apartment in the spirit of a New York loft, FORM Design Architecture created an open, minimalist space with built-in furniture and industrial accents. The public area of the apartment is a fluid space for entertaining, relaxing, dining, and working. Dressed in white, the living room serves as an inviting outer layer and a backdrop for the owner’s colorful decor. By contrast, the private section (which includes the ...

Norse Summer House in the Vega Archipelago

Built on the rocky isles of Vega, this spacious seaside cabin belongs to Alexander Mørk-Eidem, a Swedish director, and his siblings, who all wanted a summer home on their favorite childhood destination. The house was constructed on a hill, in view of the Atlantic Ocean and partially sheltered by the cliffs of the Trollvasstind. Designed by architects Erik Kolman Janouch and Victor Boye Julebäk, the modern cottage draws inspiration from ...

House in the Woods by Claim Architecture

Built nearby King’s Forest, this claim architecture house stands on the Potsdam side of Berlin. The cabin the woods is composed of two angled cuboids and brought together under an asymmetrical roof, giving the living space a unique shape. Inside and out, the home is defined by long lines a simple palette of black, white, and natural oiled wood. Featuring several windows of different sizes, the home offers a multitude ...