Japanese zen style goes far beyond minimalist white spaces. It is about thoughtful spaces which encourage the contemplation of light, colours, textures and shapes - the building blocks of nature and beauty. The Shutter House in Perth is a great example.
Minimalism is about much more than empty spaces. It is the artful use of light, colour and objects to define spaces, creating an atmosphere that is warm and contemplative. The BU1H house, designed by Igor Sirotov Architects, is a great example.
Those who doubt the uplifting power of colour should look no further than this jewel-box of an apartment in the Navigli area of Milan designed by Studio Tenca.
The new Mexico City office of Broissin architects offers some clues on what workplaces may look like in the future now that the COVID crisis has demonstrated the feasibility of working from home, sending the office sector into crisis.
Budge Over Dover is a 825 square metre standalone house on the coast of Sydney designed by YSG. It has won the Residential Design and Residential Decoration categories at the prestigious Australian Interior Design Awards 2020.
This handsome house in Melbourne, designed by the architects and designers at Biasol, is a masterclass in the application of stone finishes.
Designed by Deferrari + Modesti architects, this 170 square metre apartment in Prato, Italy sits on multiple levels, unified by the use of clever design features and a fetching shade of blue.
If it is true that space is the ultimate luxury, then designing for a small space must be the ultimate challenge. Fortunately, as this apartment in Shanghai by Qisi Design shows, there are plenty of design tricks to maximise function and style even in tiny spaces.
This 124 square metre apartment in Madrid, designed by Gon Architecture and Ana Torres for a young bachelor, shows how a small space can be transformed into a perfect abode for modern life.
Ground floor and basement spaces are notoriously difficult to work with, especially if the building is deep and narrow. Architects Lucas y Hernández – Gil succeeded in creating an attractive and stimulating space by applying clever design tricks and a few quirky touches.
At these difficult and uncertain times, our thoughts turn to the perfect way to cocoon ourselves. A great place to start is to create a luxurious bedroom which delights all your senses. This swanky hotel suite, known as Lost in Translation, provides plenty of inspiration.