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Architecture + Interiors

Manish Arora’s Color-Frenzied Parisian Flat

Categories: Architecture + Interiors
Manish Arora’s Color-Frenzied Parisian Flat

Fluorescent orange doors, a pink claw foot tub, and turquoise radiators are not for the faint of heart. But then, neither, presumably, is the famously fickle world of fashion design, which is where Manish Arora blithely honed his fearless dance with color. The Indian-born, Paris-dwelling clothing designer resides in the — Continue reading

The Glass House, Veiled in Fog by Fujiko Nakaya

Categories: Architecture + Interiors, Art + Graphics
The Glass House, Veiled in Fog by Fujiko Nakaya

The Japanese conceptual artist Fujiko Nakaya has created a site-specific project in which Philip Johnson’s legendary Glass House plays a central role. Beginning tomorrow, Fujiko Nakaya: Veil will add a dose of atmospheric drama to the intrinsically dramatic icon—built in 1949, overlooking a valley in New Canaan, Connecticut—by wrapping it — Continue reading

In Barcelona, A Modernist House by Antoni Bonet Castellano

Categories: Architecture + Interiors
In Barcelona, A Modernist House by Antoni Bonet Castellano

The Catalan architect and designer Antoni Bonet Castellano may be forever known as a designer of the Butterfly Chair (officially, the BKF Chair), but Bonet had a grander, if lesser-known jewel in his crown, too, residing on the outskirts of Barcelona. Casa Gomis, a sprawling Modernist summer house, was designed — Continue reading

Tokyo Elevations Print from Studio Esinam

Categories: Architecture + Interiors, Art + Graphics, Local + Travel, Modern Decor + Objects
Tokyo Elevations Print from Studio Esinam

Sweden’s’ Studio Esinam, founded by art director Josefine Lilljegren and architect Sebastian Gokah, have added a new print to their limited edition Elevations series—a suite of prints that capture the essence of major international cities through the lens of spare, black-and-white architectural drawings. Tokyo joins Paris on the current list — Continue reading

Nigeria’s Makoko Floating School

Categories: Architecture + Interiors, Sustainability
Nigeria’s Makoko Floating School

London’s Design Museum announced its 2013 Designs of the Year winners yesterday, and we don’t mind saying that while a glamorous building by Zaha Hadid was the winner in the Architecture category, our favorite of the 13 architectural nominees remains a humble project being realized a continent away in Lagos, — Continue reading

Dynamic Duo: Bisazza & Emilo Pucci Team Up

Categories: Architecture + Interiors, Art + Graphics, Modern Decor + Objects
Dynamic Duo: Bisazza & Emilo Pucci Team Up

Bisazza, the Italian manufacturer of luxury glass tiles, and Pucci, the luxury Italian fashion brand known for it’s swirling, exuberant textile prints, teamed up at this month’s Milan Furniture Fair to create an installation that was, fittingly, a pure expression of technical virtuosity and visual splendor. Bisazza’s reputation for composing — Continue reading

Switzerland’s Artful Public Toilets

Categories: Architecture + Interiors
Switzerland’s Artful Public Toilets

Lucky Uster, Switzerland. Thanks to Zurich architectural firm Gramazio & Kohler, its citizens get to enjoy public facilities that, far from being purely utilitarian eyesores, may well be mistaken for public art projects. Which, in a sense they are. Gramazio & Kohler set out to devise a highly flexible, easily — Continue reading

Latin Translation: Panama’s Biomuseo, by Frank Gehry

Categories: Architecture + Interiors
Latin Translation: Panama’s Biomuseo, by Frank Gehry

Drivers taking the Amador Causeway en route to the Panama Canal may be forgiven for veering off the road just a bit when Frank Gehry’s new Biomuseo comes into view. A raucous extravaganza of color, devoted to showcasing and preserving Panama’s rich biodiversity, Biomuseo is Gehry’s first building in Latin — Continue reading

A Joyful Home for the Littlest Patients

Categories: Architecture + Interiors, Art + Graphics
A Joyful Home for the Littlest Patients

Anyone confused by the term ‘environmental graphics’ need only pay a visit to England’s Royal London Hospital’s Children’s Trauma Center where the creative team at Studio Myerscough has created a graphically joyful environment as a welcome counterpoint to the dreary business of pain and sickness. The British designer Morag Myerscough’s — Continue reading

French Toast: Joseph Dirand’s Parisian Home

Categories: Architecture + Interiors
French Toast: Joseph Dirand’s Parisian Home

The moment these photos of Joseph’s Dirand’s Paris apartment hit newsstands and computer screens this past weekend, you could almost hear the collective sighs of surrender. Only an architect, it seems—a French architect—could have possibly arrived at this supremely understated, yet utterly delectable brand of elegance. Joseph Dirand is both, — Continue reading

More is More: Studio Job’s ‘Archives’ Wallpaper Collection

Categories: Architecture + Interiors
More is More: Studio Job’s ‘Archives’ Wallpaper Collection

Job Smeets and Nynke Tynagel, the team behind the Antwerp-based design practice, Studio Job, are used to grabbing headlines with their sardonic ‘neo-Gothic’ solo projects and collaborations—and the just-concluded Salone del Mobile in Milan was no exception. With a suite of dizzying, theatrical installations, Studio Job introduced a range of — Continue reading

David Trubridge Debuts New Lights in Frankfurt

Categories: Architecture + Interiors, Furniture + Lighting, Light+Building 2014, Trade Shows
David Trubridge Debuts New Lights in Frankfurt

Visitors lucky enough to be attending this week’s Light+Building design fair in Frankfurt will get an enlightening eyeful of David Trubridge. The New Zealand-based designer will be launching two new lighting designs amidst a characteristically sumptuous booth installation anchored by a giant site-specific illuminated “tree.” Trubridge’s two new launches (pictured — Continue reading

Weekend Getaway: Jens Risom’s Block Island Home

Categories: Architecture + Interiors
Weekend Getaway: Jens Risom’s Block Island Home

We shouldn’t be surprised by the pure honesty of Jens Risom’s holiday home on Block Island. Vanity and self-importance have never been a trademark of the great Danish designer’s work, even as his Risom Lounge Chairs for Knoll remain amongst the most lusted-after furniture icons of the Mid-Century era. What — Continue reading

New York Dreaming: Dean Di Simone’s Soho Loft

Categories: Architecture + Interiors
New York Dreaming: Dean Di Simone’s Soho Loft

New Yorkers may rarely be able to articulate the fantasy of urban living that the city promises, but they know it when they see it—and there’s plenty to see in Dean Di Simone’s Soho loft. A member of the creative agency VSA Partners, De Simone makes do with the kind — Continue reading

Federico Babina Remakes Art as Architecture

Categories: Architecture + Interiors, Art + Graphics
Federico Babina Remakes Art as Architecture

  Does an architect always view the world through the lens of a built structure? It may be safe to assume some do—like Italian architect and illustrator Federico Babina, who has conceived of a series of illustrations in which iconic two-dimensional works by famous artists morph into 3-dimensional works of — Continue reading

New Knoll Manhattan Showroom Honored by AIA

Categories: Architecture + Interiors, Furniture + Lighting
New Knoll Manhattan Showroom Honored by AIA

New Yorkers aren’t the only ones besotted with Knoll’s sumptuous new presence in midtown Manhattan. The American Institute of Architects has noticed, too, bestowing its 2014 Institute Honor Awards for Interior Architecture upon Architecture Research Office, the New York City firm tasked with turning 50,000 square feet on the corner — Continue reading

Mumbai’s New International Airport by SOM Architects

Categories: Architecture + Interiors
Mumbai’s New International Airport by SOM Architects

“We designed an airport that is intimately connected to its surroundings. By subtly incorporating regional patterns and textures at all scales, Terminal 2 resonates with a sense of place and serves as a spectacular symbol for India and Mumbai.” We’ll forgive the venerable New York architectural firm SOM (Skidmore, Owings — Continue reading

Richard Neutra, In Living Color

Categories: Architecture + Interiors
Richard Neutra, In Living Color

Architecture buffs curious about what it may actually feel like to live inside a Richard Neutra-designed home can steal a voyeuristic thrill via photographer Jason Madara’s lush visual essay on this southern California Neutra house—images that illustrate exactly why Neutra’s Mid-Century sensibilities continue to beguile a half century later. All — Continue reading

Spring Flowers: 2Modern Wallpapers, Blooming

Categories: Architecture + Interiors, Modern Decor + Objects
Spring Flowers: 2Modern Wallpapers, Blooming

Never mind winter. Spring looms, and why wait for outdoor blooms when a slew of indoor blossoms will do so nicely. Our selection of flowery wallpaper includes temporary options, like new arrivals from Tempaper, which are so easy to apply and remove, you won’t feel hemmed in by an irrevocable — Continue reading

An Australian Beach House that Echoes Sydney’s Opera House

Categories: Architecture + Interiors
An Australian Beach House that Echoes Sydney’s Opera House

“I spent a year of weekends drawing the Opera House and realized that the continuity and rhythm of the podium is what makes the sails float and dance…The same strategy is used in this house,” explains Australian architect Alexander Symes, who, along G+V Architecture, conceived of this jaw-dropper of a — Continue reading