And we thought you had to be ingenius living in New York! Hong Kong architect Gary Chang has transformed his 344 square foot apartment into a fluid, shapeshifting environment through efficient use of sliding panels, walls, and mirrors.
While researching my end of year trip to South America, I stumbled across a cute little historical town in Brazil called Paratay. Apparently it’s known for its 19th century colonial architecture, but I can’t tell you a thing about that. I’m too busy imagining what my life would be like if I called this palatial beach house my casa. Maybe I’d be a Brazilian swimwear designer and use the beachfront pool to host collection launches. Or perhaps I’d dabble in some sort of illicit trade, making the boat-only access more of a necessity than a luxury.
London-based Archipod have reinvented the idea of the home office, shifting it to the backyard and encasing it in a distinctive coating that hides a lavish interior set-up including an ergonomic semicircular computer desk, concealed background mood lighting, electric heater, smoke alarm, data ports and electrical outlets. The Pod is an insulated sphere of approximately 3 metres in diameter.
The temperature extremes in Mongolia are quiet dramatic, so it’s the perfect testing ground for this house, designed by *multiplicities, which features an inner plaster and white quartz structure that bounces light and keeps air flowing through the interior, as well as a protective black brick “skin” that absorbs heat from the sun, keeping the [...]
Talk about taking the glass house to a whole new level! No, this is not a new Apple Centre in a far flung region of Norway. This is instead an amazing house by Italian design team Santambrogiomilano, which comes with a set of furniture made entirely from glass. Now, what is it they say about people in glass houses?