Articles tagged Residential

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Into co-living? This furniture can increase social interaction in shared housing

London – Seray Ozdemir's half-company-half-collection, Corridor Society, targets communal dwellers by presenting furniture that helps make a shared house a home.

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Now, 90s nostalgia has reached housing – but in Spain, it’s actually bittersweet

Cardedeu, Spain – Lluís Alexandre Casanovas ‘restores’ a remnant of the real estate boom in Spain, as a way to preserve that historically troubling aesthetic.

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This Japanese house is like a real-life version of Snakes and Ladders

Tokyo – Indoor living and outdoor life merge organically in Akihisa Hirata’s house-cum-gallery in urban Tokyo.

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What’s with all the TV launches in Milan? Cord cutters, plummeting sales and Instagram

Milan – Streaming video killed the TV star – that is, the former star of the living room. In Milan, design houses partnered with electronic manufacturers to counter that. 

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For the refurbishment of a Madrid apartment, a Spanish studio looks forward by looking back

Madrid – Estudio Gonzalo del Val updated a 20-year-old domestic typology in the Spanish capital though innovative material use.

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The IKEA-Sonos speakers are a big deal… because you hate your neighbours

Milan – The new Symfonisk WiFi speakers, released during this Milan Design Week, are IKEA’s way of saying that freedom from urban noise should be a primary right.

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Google’s Milan show was emotionally painful – and that’s exactly what I liked about it

Milan – A Space for Being measures the spaces that make individuals feel most comfortable. The experience made me come to terms with my internalized spatial racism.

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This residential building inspired by Dutch pirates shows where Amsterdam’s headed

Amsterdam – Designed and developed by GG-loop, the Freebooter apartments show a different kind of living as more people move from the city’s cramped centre.

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An architect’s own house contains multitudes in a small London plot

London – How did Sophie Hicks make the most of a limited plot in the middle of pricey Kensington? By digging down and letting the entire neighbourhood in.

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Here are our highlights from the 2019 ISH fair, with key trends for bathroom design

Frankfurt – From the boldness of colour to 3D-printed elements to create limitless design options, here are some of the trends we saw during this year’s ISH fair. 

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This refurbished small home is now fit for a man, his best friend and his vegetable garden

Madrid – Husos Arquitectos adapted a small space to the needs of a young doctor with crazy work hours and a short-nosed dog with heat aversion. 

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What’s on the ground floor of this wave-like Japanese house? A sake store

Kitami, Japan – Architect Jun Igarashi is behind a new type of Asian shophouse: an apartment on top linked to a sake store below by way of an elegant curve.