Japan has long been a playground for residential architects, who have to be extra creative in order to squeeze the maximum amount of space into restricted plots.
Clerkenwell may now be synonymous with architects and furniture showrooms, but beneath this genteel veneer lies a deep industrial heritage with brewers, jewellers and printers once jostling for space around its narrow streets.
Industrial style pendants, for long the suspension light of choice by loft-dwellers and hipster bars the world over, may be a dime a dozen, but few can match the extraordinary quality and design clarity of those made by Eleanor Home.
When the opportunity arose to combine two apartments to create a 300 square metre home in the Eixample area of Barcelona...
WRKBNCH has long been a well kept secret for those seeking high-end bespoke cabinets, but the brand is about to find its way into many more little black books with the recent opening of its first showroom in Shoreditch, London.
Multidisciplinary design collective Uhuru has long been a scion of the Brooklyn design scene.
Steel is widely admired for its strength and integrity, qualities which are celebrated by the furniture collection of Dutch architect Dimitri Kruithof.
Designers of modern loft style apartments often look for that elusive wow factor, but few apartments can boast as many wow-inducing features as this spectacular apartment designed by Ukrainian architect Sergey Makhno.
An industrial style building may not appear to be a natural fit for a rainforest location, but this stunning house in Kuala Lumpur by Design Unit architects shows how industrial style features can work in harmony with nature.
Looking for a gem of a penthouse with truly unique features? Look what we have unearthed! Hip Shoreditch location? Check. Vast open plan space? Check. Historic building with original industrial features? Check. Wow factor? Check check check.
"Industrial style" conjures up images of loft apartments, exposed brick walls and perhaps a few concrete accessories.
Restaurant design specialist Studio Modijefsky has created a funky restaurant in a former tram depot in Amsterdam that combines industrial chic with delightfully quirky features.
At first glance this unusual structure in a suburban plot on the outskirts of Madrid looks more like an industrial installation than a family home.
Stone, wood and bricks are the raw ingredients of this old carpenter's workshop in Barcelona.
Recycling and upcycling may be all the rage, but these products often end up looking haphazard and artisanal.
A certain Swedish furniture company may have popularised flatpack furniture, but it is young designer Christian Heikoop's Glissade collection which injects a much needed dash of panache to this much maligned category.
Perched on a rocky outcrop on the eastern coast of Taiwan overlooking the Pacific Ocean is a low slung villa which combines a strong masculine design with naturalistic touches which fits in with the landscape perfectly.
For those who think that industrial style is just about concrete and exposed brickwork, this stunning house in Terrassa near Barcelona is irrefutable proof that green can be cool in an industrial style design scheme.
As summer approaches our thoughts drift towards the sea, with fantasies of lazy days at our own retreat on the beach.
This light and airy canal-side loft in Amsterdam is perfect for modern city living.
Shoreditch is a neighbourhood bursting with creative energy, achingly hip but with a distinctive rough edge which keeps it firmly grounded in reality.
Container houses are not uncommon but few are as stylish as the RDP House in Pichincha, Ecuador.
Klass Kuiken is one of those designers whose source of creativity is his fascination with production processes.
Sometimes a man's man needs a man's pad and nothing is quite as manly as a masculine industrial style loft.
New York may be the spiritual home of lofts but few are as inspiring as the Crosby Street Loft in Soho.
Barn conversions rank high in many people's dream of country living and this remarkable conversion in Kent by architects Liddicoat & Goldhill reminds us why.
The grand canals which loop around the centre of old Amsterdam are lined with graceful canal houses, many of which date back to the 18th century.
As this duplex penthouse in Tel Aviv by Toledano Architects shows, when combined with a dash of natural wood, concrete and steel can be used to create industrial-style spaces that feel warm and effortlessly cool at the same time.
Inspired by post-Soviet architecture, St. Petersburg-based designer Maxim Scherbakov has created a series of modular planters designed to simulate urban / industrial environments.
The allure of loft living is easy to understand when you see homes such as this airy loft apartment designed by Cloud.
Living and working in the same space is a dream come true for many people, especially if the space is as attractive as this Tribeca loft designed by Desai Chia Architecture.
This house in Lorne in Australia by Whiting Architects sure makes a bold statement.
2016 has gone off to a shaky start with big losses on the stock markets, oil prices in free fall and persistent security fears.
This converted warehouse loft in Athens by Ese Studio shows how industrial style spaces can be softened with clever design touches.
Many urban dwellers dream of escaping to the country but struggle to reconcile their urban aesthetics with the bucolic offer of thatched cottages and converted barns.
Industrial style lofts are not usually associated with open green spaces, which is why this penthouse apartment in a former caviar warehouse in New York is so refreshing.
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If a loft apartment is the ideal canvas to create an industrial look, then concrete must be the material of choice.
Architects and designers have long favoured concrete as a construction material, partly due to its versatility and cool industrial aesthetic.
This week on Property Watch we are back again in our favourite hunting ground around the fringes of the City of London, with its rich historic heritage and diverse range of properties.
Think of the wild West in America and one immediately gets the vision of wide open space and a sense of splendid isolation which evokes the spirit of pioneering adventurism.
Loft apartments often fall all too easily into the cliche industrial look with endless exposed brick walls, cast iron beams and polished concrete floors.
Vivarium, Latin for "place of life", evokes images of glass terrariums filled with exotic plants.
London is no stranger to cool coffee shops, indeed many in the industry regard London as the most competitive market for coffee shops in the world.
Disused and abandoned supermarket shopping trolleys always seem to have an air of melancholy about them, especially if they reside on the bottom of a canal.
Jelmer Wind, who has just graduated from the BA course at the Design Academy Eindhoven, is fascinated by door hinges.
At Do we love to salivate over a good loft or two.
When the popular Shoreditch mainstay Hoxton Hotel opened a new branch in Holborn in 2014 and called it The Hoxton Holborn, we were mildly bemused and wondered whether out-of-town visitors would be confused by this geographic mesh-up.