Exposed Brick and Steel Create Backdrop for Contemporary Residence

With natural brick walls and exposed steel beamwork, the bones of Maison Franken, a warehouse residence creates its own set of circumstances that when embraced will create a home of fascinating features that can be played up or down. In this case the features are not only played up but also celebrated. The repeating steel post and beam support structure is reinterpreted into a stunning stairwell of steel platforms that each takes the form of two treads. A minimalist balustrade of steel rods runs vertically from the … (read more)

Estudiobola Furnishings in Vibrant Colours Create Minimalist Wonderland in Sao Paolo Apartment

A young couple created an apartment that was fun and functional for themselves as well as lively and inspirational for their two children aged 2 and 3. Both architects, Flavio Borsato and Tatiana Filgueiras are no strangers to design and they applied their love of simple structure and vibrant statements to their San Paola home located in the district of Moema. Many of the pieces within the apartment are sourced from Estudiobola, the architectural firm that Flavio founded; one such piece pictured here is the Allegro chair with its angled arm … (read more)

Lighting Details Create Drama in Modern Open Plan Apartment

Located on Polrovsky Boulevard in the historical centre of Moscow, the interior space of this apartment received a fresh and cozy makeover by Nikolashin Alex and Catherine Emelyanova of Architecst SL *project. The living, dining and kitchen are all within an open concept area, with the grey-washed flat panel kitchen punctuating the far wall. 2 identical buffets in a brushed brass line the wall adjacent to the kitchen creating a dramatic art deco focal point in an otherwise modern interior. The ambient lighting glows from its recessed … (read more)