Victorian terraced houses are popular for their elegant facades and period features but much less so for their skinny proportions and outdated layouts. Not so for the Light Falls house, a remarkable transformation of a mid-terrace house in the upmarket area of Kensington in London.
When the designers at BE Architecture were asked to build a rear extension to a Victorian house in Melbourne, they created a house which combines the old and new seamlessly through sensitive design, superb craftsmanship and an unerring attention to detail.
Just like art, great design is sometimes more about the concepts behind them than the actual objects themselves. The Design Academy Eindhoven graduate show is a reliable breeding ground for thought provoking conceptual designs. Prepare to blow your mind with our selection.
If a sign of great design is to create highly desirable products which you didn't know you needed, then this year's graduates from the Design Academy Eindhoven are full of creative geniuses. Here are a few of our favourite projects.
The Design Academy Eindhoven is a reliable breeding ground for future design talent. This year's graduation show is no exception. Here are our favourite furniture projects.
The urge to accumulate stuff is a natural instinct elevated into an art form. This is the inspiration behind the Labirinti collection of furniture, designed by Giorgia Zanellato and Daniele Bortotto as a tribute to their dedication.
When the architects at First Light Studio were commissioned to design a new house in suburban Christchurch in New Zealand, the brief was refreshingly simple: anything but a box.
Those who doubt the power of colour should visit this delightfully colourful apartment in the centre of Tokyo. Created by multi-disciplinary designer Adam Nathaniel Furman, this apartment is an explosion of candy hues and pastel shades.
From a distance, this building in the South Tyrolean village of Castelrotto, with its boxy shape and steep gable roof, looks just like any other barn in this picturesque region of Italy. Closer inspection, however, reveals intriguing differences.
The appeal of modernism (together with brutalism, its thuggish sibling) has withstood the ebb and flow of fashion, inspiring countless creations in art, architecture and now - thanks to ceramist Lisa Krigel - tableware.
Some of the best interior design schemes defy description. They combine colours, textures and styles in exciting ways but still manage to create coherent spaces. This delightful apartment at the Hampstead Manor development in north London is one such example.
Ann Demeulemeester is a design legend who needs no introduction. Her trademark minimalist style has been hugely influential in the fashion world and now, for the first time, her unique design signature has been applied to a collection of tableware and lights that is as evocative and covetable as her fashion creations.