Industrial

Oriel Window House by Shinsuke Fujii Architects

Oriel Window House by Shinsuke Fujii Architects

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.  

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Clerkenwell Cooperage by Chris Dyson Architects

Clerkenwell Cooperage by Chris Dyson Architects

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.

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Industrial Style Pendants by Eleanor Home

Industrial Style Pendants by Eleanor Home

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.

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No Early Birds by Per Soderberg

No Early Birds by Per Soderberg

Early birds get the worms, they say.

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Barcelona Loft Refurbishment by Serrat-Tort and Marta Castellano

Barcelona Loft Refurbishment by Serrat-Tort and Marta Castellano

When the opportunity arose to combine two apartments to create a 300 square metre home in the Eixample area of Barcelona... 

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Kitchens and Cabinets by WRKBNCH

Kitchens and Cabinets by WRKBNCH

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.

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Built in Brooklyn by Uhuru

Built in Brooklyn by Uhuru

Multidisciplinary design collective Uhuru has long been a scion of the Brooklyn design scene. 

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Steel Furniture of Dimitri Kruithof

Steel Furniture of Dimitri Kruithof

Steel is widely admired for its strength and integrity, qualities which are celebrated by the furniture collection of Dutch architect Dimitri Kruithof.

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Mickey Apartment by Sergey Makhno Architects

Mickey Apartment by Sergey Makhno Architects

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.

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Cantilever House by Design Unit

Cantilever House by Design Unit

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.

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Converted Iron Works Penthouse, London: GBP 3,995,000

Converted Iron Works Penthouse, London: GBP 3,995,000

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.

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La Fabrica by Ricardo Bofill Taller de Arquitectura

La Fabrica by Ricardo Bofill Taller de Arquitectura

"Industrial style" conjures up images of loft apartments, exposed brick walls and perhaps a few concrete accessories. 

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Kanarie Club by Studio Modijefsky Interiors

Kanarie Club by Studio Modijefsky Interiors

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.

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Tobogan House by Z4Z4 Architects

Tobogan House by Z4Z4 Architects

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.

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Loft MDP by FFWD

Loft MDP by FFWD

Stone, wood and bricks are the raw ingredients of this old carpenter's workshop in Barcelona.

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Ways of Altering by Thomas Ballouhey

Ways of Altering by Thomas Ballouhey

Recycling and upcycling may be all the rage, but these products often end up looking haphazard and artisanal.

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Glissade by Christian Heikoop

Glissade by Christian Heikoop

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.

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Backstage in Zermatt by Heinz Julen

Backstage in Zermatt by Heinz Julen

Summer is here and our mind turns to... ski?

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A'tolan House by Create + Think Studio

A'tolan House by Create + Think Studio

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.

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Terrassa Loft by Egue & Seta

Terrassa Loft by Egue & Seta

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.

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Hut on Sleds by Crosson Architects

Hut on Sleds by Crosson Architects

As summer approaches our thoughts drift towards the sea, with fantasies of lazy days at our own retreat on the beach.

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Canal House Loft by Witteveen Architecten

Canal House Loft by Witteveen Architecten

This light and airy canal-side loft in Amsterdam is perfect for modern city living.

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Bacon Street House, London: GBP 2,650,000

Bacon Street House, London: GBP 2,650,000

Shoreditch is a neighbourhood bursting with creative energy, achingly hip but with a distinctive rough edge which keeps it firmly grounded in reality.

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RDP House by Daniel Moreno Flores and Sebastian Calero

RDP House by Daniel Moreno Flores and Sebastian Calero

Container houses are not uncommon but few are as stylish as the RDP House in Pichincha, Ecuador.

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EPS Collection by Klaas Kuiken

EPS Collection by Klaas Kuiken

Klass Kuiken is one of those designers whose source of creativity is his fascination with production processes. 

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Loft is Loft by Martin Architects

Loft is Loft by Martin Architects

Sometimes a man's man needs a man's pad and nothing is quite as manly as a masculine industrial style loft. 

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Crosby Street Loft by DHD Architecture and Interior Design

New York may be the spiritual home of lofts but few are as inspiring as the Crosby Street Loft in Soho. 

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The Ancient Party Barn by Liddicoat & Goldhill

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.

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Bloemgracht Loft by Standard Studio

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.

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Tel Aviv Penthouse by Toledano Architects

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.

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Plantscape by Maxim Scherbakov

Inspired by post-Soviet architecture, St. Petersburg-based designer Maxim Scherbakov has created a series of modular planters designed to simulate urban / industrial environments.

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Loft Apartment by Cloud

The allure of loft living is easy to understand when you see homes such as this airy loft apartment designed by Cloud.

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Photographer's Loft by Desai Chia Architectecture

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.

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The Pod by Whiting Architects

This house in Lorne in Australia by Whiting Architects sure makes a bold statement.

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Autumn Winter 2016 Men's Collections

2016 has gone off to a shaky start with big losses on the stock markets, oil prices in free fall and persistent security fears.

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Faliro Loft by Ese Studio

This converted warehouse loft in Athens by Ese Studio shows how industrial style spaces can be softened with clever design touches.

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The Lime Works, Faversham: £1,500,000

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.

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Tribeca Loft by Andrew Franz Architecture

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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Luxury Ski Chalet, Meribel: EUR 4,700,000 (£3,290,000)

Already fed up the hype and hysteria surrounding Christmas?

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Warner House Lofts by Inside Out Architecture

If a loft apartment is the ideal canvas to create an industrial look, then concrete must be the material of choice.

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Spaces by Material Immaterial Studio

Architects and designers have long favoured concrete as a construction material, partly due to its versatility and cool industrial aesthetic.

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Detached Warehouse Conversion in Islington, London: £3,800,000

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.

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Studhorse House, Winthrop designed by Tom Kundig

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.

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Redpath Apartment, Montreal by Les Ensembliers

Loft apartments often fall all too easily into the cliche industrial look with endless exposed brick walls, cast iron beams and polished concrete floors.

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Vivarium Restaurant, Bangkok by Hypothesis and Stu/D/O Architects

Vivarium, Latin for "place of life", evokes images of glass terrariums filled with exotic plants.

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Starbucks Reserve Store in London

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.

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Shopping Cart Furniture by Etienne Reijnders

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. 

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Hinged by Jelmer Wind


Jelmer Wind, who has just graduated from the BA course at the Design Academy Eindhoven, is fascinated by door hinges.

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1Rebel Gyms

The Do team loves to keep fit and we love great design.

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St John Street Loft, London EC1: £2,100,000


At Do we love to salivate over a good loft or two. 

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The Hoxton Amsterdam

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.

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Spring Summer 2016 Women's Collections


Now that the fashionistas can finally hang up their stilettos as the last of the SS16 fashion shows drew to a close, it is time we reflect on what directions we can draw for lifestyle products from this bi-annual burst of creativity.

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