G&G _ Magazine N°19 – May 2020
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“I believe the magic of gold contains an energy that is the very yin and yang of life. I am inspired by the reflection of the gold of the ancients. I want to transmit magic to humanity. ” EDUARDO TERRANOVA 341 EAST 81ST STREET 4C, NEW YORK
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CONTENTS EDITOR’S LETTER
G&G _ Magazine N°19 – May 2020
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The bedroom of an apartment in Florence projected by Salvatore Spataro Page 164
CHIC & FASHION
KAI LA CALETA / SANTA CRUZ DE TENERIFE
A MIX OF SPACES KARAVAAN / AMSTERDAM
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PARADISE OF LIGHT
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y adapting to the new more "limited" lifestyle, it has become overwhelming important to look for new inspirations by looking around to discover those little corners of the house that reserve us wonders. So this edition is dedicated to the Beauty that surrounds us every day and at the same time escapes our eyes. And the splendid climate of these weeks makes for the perfect backdrop to find the right source of inspiration for our new projects. The gardens full of flowers, animals more and more spotted with the arrival of the heat, or simply the water course. Everything can be our new inspirational muse! We all think what we will do or where we will go after this "different" period - for this reason, we've reserved a selection of high-end clothing stores that will accompany you on your future trips worldwide. Following some of the restaurants with the different types of services, and the elegant interiors designed by the best design studios. I sincerely hope that everyone can benefit from this period to get out of it stronger and more creative! And make this edition your inspirational retreat!
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GANDGMAGAZINE.EU PEOPLE Out Studio is an Architecture and interior design specialist in corporate projects based in Madrid directed by Nayra Iglesias, whose work has been mentioned on international press for its innovative nature.
INTERIORS Tribeca Penthouse A two-story penthouse apartment in Downtown Manhattan that yearns for restrained opulence and eclectic elegance and looks to castle-like monumentalism as inspiration for a modern take on a NYC loft projected by Mutuus Studio.
ARCHITECTURE Faulkner Architects projected the house for a couple of environmental scientists and their two sons in Orinda, California.
Design trends Super bright or perfect pastel? Choose some pieces from this list to brighten up your home with bold or softer shades, and dÃ©cor to reflect the wholesome season of spring and the arrival of summer.
Loft Sofa by JETCLASS
Hide & Seek Folding screen by MUNNA DESIGN
Molten - Stride Wallcovering by ASTEK Scott Pouf by JETCLASS 14 | G&G _ Magazine
BEING A MIXTURE OF GREEN AND BLUE IT HAS THE EXPANSIVE NATURE OF GREEN AND THE COOL, QUIET FLOW OF BLUE. THIS COLOUR HELPS GIVE THE ENERGY AND COURAGE IN AMBIANCES BUT ALSO EXPRESES THE CONFIDENCE AND STRENGTH
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Josephine Bed by MUNNA DESIGN
Bloom Armchair by FAIRYTALE Kelly Easy Chair by DOMKAPA
Drapesse Armchair by KOKET
THIS DELICATE SHADE IS IDEAL FOR THE REBIRTH OF OUR HOMES DURING SPRING. AT RIGHT IS DISPLAYED THE COLOR TEA ROSE. USUALLY THIS TINT OF THE COLOR IS IS POPULAR IN INTERIOR DESIGN FOR PAINTING BEDROOMS BUT LIGHT PINK FURNITURE IS PARTICULARLY SUITABLE FOR COMMON AREAS OF THE HOUSE
Poster by BLOOMINGVILLE
Cushion by BLOOMINGVILLE
Disruption Sofa by DOMKAPA 16 | G&G _ Magazine
ARTOLETTA & SPATIAL DESIGN = SUSTAINABLE TOILET
”Dressing is a way of life” firstname.lastname@example.org | www.artoletta.com
Enjoy the journey in our sustainable world of delicacy from the Italian regions.
Gio Chair by EICHHOLTZ
Cadiz Stool by HOMMÈS STUDIO
Dakota Sofa by BRABBU
Melody Armchair by MUNNA DESIGN
IT IS A RICH TONE OF MEDIUM SPRING GREEN, AND IF IS PAIRED WITH THE RIGHT COLORS, IT CAN LOOK CHIC AND DOWNRIGHT DREAMY. WHEN YOU PAIR JUNGLE GREEN WITH SOFT COLOURS OR GOLD ACCENTS, YOU CAN CREATE A SPACE THAT IS CLEAN YET SOPHISTICATED AND THAT SPEAKS VOLUMES ABOUT YOUR SENSE OF STYLE
Max Armchair by HOMMÈS STUDIO Oh My Green Ceramic by SARTORIA
Laika Lamp by PIETER ADAM Taylor Table lamp by CASTRO LIGHTING Gold Norma Mirror by DEVON&DEVON
Arco A volta white Classic Pillow by BRABBU
New Etoile Washbasin by DEVON&DEVON
Spellbound Armoire by KOKET
Moss Floor lamp by PARDO 20 | G&G _ Magazine
The power of Gold
THE TOTAL BLACK OR WHITE PIECES WITH GOLD DETAILS ARE PERFECT TO COMBINE WITH THE OTHER PROPOSALS OF THIS SELECTION SUCH AS PEACOCK BLUE OR RED ROUGE. WITH SLIGHTLY OLD ACCENTS THE FURNITURE IS ALWAYS VERY MODERN AND GRACEFUL
Miss Ava Chair by LALABONBON
Oscar Sofa by DUISTT
Pearl Armchair by DOMKAPA
Habibib Rug by RUGâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; SOCIETY
Vase by BLOOMINGVILLE Chattra Zafu Fuchsia Suzani Meditation Cushion by BOMBAY DUCK
INSPIRED BY THE BRIGHT COLORS THAT SPRING HAS FOR US, WE FIND ROUGE RED - A BRILLIANT SHADE IDEAL FOR GIVING LIVENESS TO THE INTERIORS 22 | G&G _ Magazine
THIS SOFT AND ROMANTIC SHADE GIVES A SENSE OF SERENITY AND EVERY PIECE OF THIS COLOR IS A GREAT CHOICE WHEN YOU WANT TO PROMOTE RELAXATION OR ASSOCIATIONS WITH HEALTH AND FRESHNESS
Torus Black Forest Vase by AYTM
Pendant lamp by BLOOMINGVILLE
Fairy Dressing table by FAIRYTALE
Pixar Table lamp by FAIRYTALE
Force Cabinet by PARDO
Yagua Rug by BRABBU
Vase by BLOOMINGVILLE
Josephine Sofa by MUNNA DESIGN 24 | G&G _ Magazine
Exclusively, G&G _ Magazine in collaboration with Tintswalo Atlantic presents a special tour of the award-winning boutique lodge nestled at the base of the ocean-facing Table Mountain National Park in Cape Town!
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Candle by PAJU €55,00
Door mat by BOMBAY DUCK €27,30
Chandelier by BOMBAY DUCK €189,00
Lantern by ELDVARM €149,00
Wood basket by ELDVARM €465,00
Cushion by PAMPA $195,00 AUD
Bottle by REVOL €5,00
Plate by REVOL €22,00
Suspension by LE MONDE SAUVAGE €325,00
Lounge chair by CHILDHOME €379,00
Print by PAMPA $285,00 AUD
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Bourg Joly Martin sur pied haut Basket by BOURG JOLY MALICORNE €330,00
Every day we are surrounded by the beauty from which we can draw inspiration: from flower petals to a bird's feathers to the relaxing reflections of the water. Every detail seen can be the focal point for a new project. Here are some of our proposals that can inspire you to be more creative!
FLORAL ORNAMENTS 1. Chantal Chandelier by BOMBAY DUCK 2. Wall dÃ©cor by BLOOMINGVILLE 3. Vase by BLOOMINGVILLE 4. Gia Chandelier by KOKET 5. Tropicana Runner by GABEL 1957 6. Premiere Pillowcase by SOMMA 7. Vase by BLOOMINGVILLE 8. Botanica Grey Wallpaper by DEVON&DEVON 9. Hollywood Bathtub by DEVON&DEVON 32 | G&G _ Magazine
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1. Print by BLOOMINGVILLE 2. Cape Cod Table lamp by EICHHOLTZ 3. Acquarium Wallpaper by HOUSE FRAME 4. Shell Bed linen by GABEL 1957 5. Atlantis Runner by GABEL 1957 6. Little Mermaid Bed by CIRCU
TROPICS AND ITS ANIMALS 1. Floral Pattern Table lamp by BRABBU 2. Tropical Paint Ceramic by SARTORIA 3. Plate by BLOOMINGVILLE 4. Camargue Ceramic by SARTORIA 5. Summer Stool by HOOT 6. Pillow by BLOOMINGVILLE 7. Namib 2 Seat sofa by BRABBU 8. Mat noir Cushion by LE MONDE SAUVAGE 9. Costarica Green Wallpaper by DEVON&DEVON 10. Bittersweets Trunks by EICHHOLTZ 11. Pelican Wallpaper by CREATIVE LAB AMSTERDAM 5.
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ANIMAL WORLD 1. Flamingoes Door mat by BOMBAY DUCK 2. Print by BLOOMINGVILLE 3. Serpentine Mirror by KOKET 4. Nº3 Cushion by HOME'S SOCIETY 5. Nº5 Cushion by HOME’S SOCIETY 6. Elephant Painting by CHILDHOME 7. Camilia Armoire by KOKET 8. Hoot Stool by CIRCU 7. 38 | G&G _ Magazine
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LATEST NEWS Harmonious space Ivo Tavares is glad to share its photos of a new small minimalist laundry in the interior of Portugal, Vila MeĂŁ - a project by atelier stu.dere. For the development of the project concept the duality between traditional and modern was taken into account, with emphasis on nature. The purpose was to create a modern and innovative environment, reflecting the evolution of a society that seeks practical solutions for the management of itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s day to day, while still bringing the memory of traditional community washers back. www.ivotavares.net
With the wood of Jove the historic local Barambana in Trentino has undergone a substantial functional renewal transforming itself into a new tourist destination. The renovation project involved an expansion of the ground floor of the building intended for the bar & restaurant and the restoration of the 3 floors used as a hotel. www.jove.it
Having as inspiration the old desks with blinds, the Hide and Seek nightstand is the new perfect storage solution for any kid’s space. Its lovely design emphasized by the Fairytale’s pastel colors will create a beautiful decoration for the little ones’ bedroom and, at the same time, will be the safeguard of their favorite dreams during the sleep. www.the-fairytale.com
DIVA is the new bathroom furniture concept designed by Scarabeo to complete the eclectic Moon washbasin collection. Its essential elegance will draw your attention, just like a DIVA. The range includes a large variety of figures characterized by a refined soul and generous dimensions. DIVA is characterized by a pleasing contrast between the wide size of the bowl and the fineness of its edges, which is a distinguishing feature of the Moon collection. The tubular metal structure holds the impressive presence of the washbasin with a strong personality, creating a perfect harmony of shapes. www.scarabeosrl.com
Touch of class
The continuous lines give Stack a strong graphic character, while maintaining softness and comfort, due to the three-dimensional steel bending technique used. As its name alludes, the Stack chair is stackable, to also optimise its storage and space requirements when not in use.
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Stellar Works launches the first of its new 2020 collections with pieces by Neri&Hu and OEO Studio Neri&Hu, creative directors of Stellar Works, present the Stack chair. This lightweight, multi-purpose chair is designed with a thin tubular steel frame, which acts as the supporting element for the seat but also follows the entire silhouette of the chair as a distinctive design feature. While Danish designers OEO Studio have collaborated with Stellar Works since the company was founded and, this year, present Seiton - a new versatile modular storage system that can be adapted to form high and low shelving and cabinet options. www.stellarworks.com
Seiton can also be configured as a freestanding room divider and comes in an easy to assemble flat pack. Seiton is a functional piece made from wood with powder coated steel and burnished brass elements, the design will be available in walnut and oak.
Food. Music. Culture. Creativity. And that’s just to start 20 October 2020 - 10 April 2021 Expo 2020 Dubai will be a once-in-a-lifetime global celebration, opening up a world of wonder, excitement and hope for millions of visitors from around the world. Taking place for six months, it will offer something for everyone, irrespective of age, nationality or interest. Through the theme, ‘Connecting Minds, Creating the Future’, Expo 2020 Dubai provides a platform to encourage creativity, innovation and collaboration across our three subthemes: Opportunity, Mobility and Sustainability.
Hidden in a pine forest on the promenade overlooking the island of Santa Caterina and the charming town of Rovinj, the Grand Park Hotel Rovinj is a five-star hotel that is part of the Maistra Collection brand of the Maistra Hospitality Group, which includes luxury and premium hotels, located in the most attractive part of Rovinj. The interior design of the hotel is signed by the famous Italian architect Piero Lissoni. The Lissoni studio has paid special attention to the choice of materials that finish the internal areas of the hotel and also to all the small details, such as the handles. Piero Lissoni used LINK handle designed by himself for all the hotel doors, a handle tied to the idea of an essential aesthetic, almost an archetype. www.olivari.it
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The new willowlamp's the Langarm facilitates a new design dynamic between directional lighting, artworks and objet d’art, allowing for more exciting décor possibilities. This lamp features a striking projecting arm reminiscent of a suspension bridge – a dramatic and architectural form enhanced by the use of red chain. www.willowlamp.com
Wings of freedom
The new Pluma sconce by Koket brings strength, freedom and love. This charmingly angelic lamp is an ideal piece for any ambiances. www.bycoket.com
On the occasion of the 200th anniversary of Gregor Mendel’s birth in 2022, CHYBIK + KRISTOF Architects & Urban Designers unveil the new design for the 19th-century greenhouse of St. Augustin Abbey, Brno, in which the scientist conducted the experiments at the roots of modern genetics. Integrated in the structure and left visible, the preserved foundations are at the basis of this project – echoing the shape and distinct roof of the greenhouse. While the trapezoidal volume is identical to the original edifice, the reimagined supporting steel structure seeks inspiration from Mendel’s three laws of inheritance and the drawings of his resulting heredity system. www.chybik-kristof.com
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Chic & Fashion
A selection of clothes stores designed by the best interior design studios: from pastel colours to extravagant interiors to refined details. This collection is ideal for any fashion lover anywhere in the world!
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4tailors Located in the Greek port city of Thessaloniki, 4tailors was designated by Ark4lab of architecture by great depth and intense linearity. Clean lines and material distinction during the design process, declare the intention to divide the space and lead the viewer to a different interpretation, beyond the obvious. The clearest color, white is widely used as a canvas that brings out everything that is placed inside it. Pastel touches emphasize smoothly forms and objects, highlighting the clothes. The composition is enriched by disrupting the white clarity with details of the materials that preexisted in the space. Address: Mitropoleos 87, 546 22 - Thessaloniki (Greece)
The terrazzo floors find their wooden reflections on the ceiling, forming a shape of bold materiality which acts like an extended doorstep that invites the viewer to get deeper in this space.
Each furniture element is custom designed by CARBONDALE specifically for the Dolce & Gabbana Paris boutique. Wall displays, free standing tables and display cases are delicately composed in polished brass and supported by vertical scepters of lathed Rosa Libeccio marble.
Dolce & Gabbana After realizing award-winning designs in Venice, Monte Carlo, Piazza di Spagna in Rome and Via della Spiga in Milan Eric Carlson of CARBONDALE architecture in collaboration with Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana have created the latest architectural gem in the jewel-encrusted crown of boutiques for the brand Dolce & Gabbana. Located on the prestigious rue du Faubourg Saint-Honoré in Paris the new design is an achievement of “unification” for the Italian brand in France. The interior spaces are not designed as distinctive rooms, rather they are conceived as large open areas that flow together creating a soft, sensual, baroque inspired perception of fluidity and movement. Paradoxically the soft, gently rounded walls are carved from solid blocks of Fior de Bosco, Rosa Tea, and Rosa Libeccio marbles. Cylindrical glass jewelry cases are nestled into the curved marble walls, like motionless sentry guards, to symmetrical mark the transitions between the different product areas. Address: 3/5 Rue Du Faubourg Saint Honoré, 75008 - Paris (France) 54 | G&G _ Magazine
HELSINKI Box by Posti Fyra concentrated on interior architecture and functionality of this store, in close cooperation with Motley for overall concept. The outcome is a harmonious space where the parcel lockers act as a backdrop giving room for the customers to try on their purchases, perhaps make returns and send packages. Special attention has been paid to the recycling of packaging materials. Address: Keskuskatu 3, 00100 - Helsinki (Finland)
The space is functional as well as intuitive for the user. With different colours assigned to different areas of activity, the customer instinctively follows a path finding their way around the facility.
DUBAI The contrasting characteristics of light and resin are skilfully blended to highlight the smoothness of one and heaviness of the other. While it couldn’t change the size of the boutique, the studio tried to maximise the height of the ceiling by giving it a ‘tray’ effect by keeping the resin, flooring and walls the same till a particular height. Also, the colour palette was kept neutral except for the pop of red in the fitting room to add a dramatic effect.
The Kape The Kape is a new brand on the scene of modest women’s fashion and has a different approach to garments, specifically the traditional Abaya. The brand needed an impactful interior design at their boutique - for this the design studio SUPERFUTUREDESIGN* was chosen. In the ambient spaces, with an Avant Garde approach, the studio implemented techniques that would result in a relaxing environment. They contributed to a spatial effect that calms the mind, along with balanced elements that enhance the senses. In addition, thanks to the smoother finish of the floors and the use of refined and comfortable sofas, the result is a simple but at the same time elegant design. Address: Second Floor, Dubai Mall, Financial Center Rd - Dubai (UAE) 56 | G&G _ Magazine
On Motcomb Projected by Ammar Basheir, On Motcomb is a couture fashion boutique in the heart of the prestigious shopping destination (Motcomb Street) in Belgravia London. For the interior, the boutique has garments that are displayed within a series of bespoke metal screens, once inside, the evening wear is gradually revealed and unveiled, glimpsed through a series of curtain like bespoke laser cut metal screens, within which the gowns are hung from rectangular rails suspended from the ceiling. Drawing on luxurious materials, the walls have baroquestyle panelling made from foam from Elitis. Address: 11-12 Motcomb St, Belgravia, SW1X 8LB - London (UK)
There is a dedicated exhibition space comprised of a sunken glass mezzanine and gallery wall, which is used as a canvas to house art installations and creative collaborations. The first artist to be featured is Fabien Illiou, whose anamorphic artwork plays with the brand's signature strappy stand and red carpet stalwart, Lance.
Jimmy Choo SoHo Christian Lahoude Studio designed the dual gender Jimmy Choo boutique in New York City's historic SoHo shopping district, the brand's downtown location. An original faĂ§ade of glass, cast iron and industrial steel gives way to an adaptation of the Jimmy Choo interior concept specifically crafted to reflect SoHo's extraordinary architectural, cultural and artistic spirit. Rather than traditional rooms dedicated to women's and men's collections, the SoHo location features a continuous open floor plan which encapsulates the ethos of the brand whilst catering to the consumer demographic of the vibrant area. The studio defined the main areas of the store by designing curved displays and seating arranged to establish two consecutive circular footprints, which along with a large skylight that floods the space with natural light, draws the customer towards the back of the store. The mechanical simplicity of the circular displays act as cogs in a wheel, artistically filtering the flow of the customer throughout the store, with freestanding displays running along the perimeter wall playfully engaging them at each and every turn. Address: 111 Greene St, 10012 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; NYC (USA) Photography by Scott Norsworthy 58 | G&G _ Magazine
Chanel MVRDV designed the high-end flagship store that combines Dutch heritage and international architecture on the PC Hooftstraat, Amsterdam’s one and only luxury brand street that was previously primarily residential. MVRDV wanted to make a representation of the original buildings and found a solution through an extensive use of glass. Address: Pieter Cornelisz Hooftstraat 68, 1071 CA - Amsterdam (The Netherlands)
M ERDA T S M A
The near full-glass façade mimics the original design, down to the layering of the bricks and the details of the window frames but is stretched vertically to comply with updated zoning laws and to allow for an increase in interior space. Glass bricks stretch up the façade of the flagship, eventually dissolving into a traditional terracotta brick façade for the apartments (as stipulated in the City’s aesthetics rules), which appears to be floating above the shop floor.
Paloma BarcelĂ˛ The Paloma BarcelĂ˛ flagship store by MIDE architetti finds space on the ground floor of a historic building in the heart of the city. The project aims to preserve and enhance the morphological features of the existing rooms through a minimal use of materials and furnishing. The result is a display space with a sophisticated and essential air, which embraces the contrast between the golden metal of the furnishings, the rough plaster walls and the stone floor. Sinuous metal sheets, 3 mm thick, support the display, making the products stand out from the neutral background, the custom designed furnishing acts as true architectural devices that develop and prioritize the interior spaces. The shop consists of a long sequence of spaces at different heights, where the study of materials and lighting aims to recreate a home environment. Address: Calle de Claudio Coello, 26, 28001 Madrid (Spain)
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Muse By The luxury boutique Muse By is the first project in Luxembourg for Michaelis Boyd. The main request of the client was to have a space that would resonate with its existing customer base, while attracting new customers. The retail space is spread over two floors, each showcasing high-end ready-to-wear clothing, footwear and accessories. The design concept balances soft and industrial elements with a focus on premium materials and bespoke solutions to create a fresh and impactful interior. Handmade terracotta tiles are used throughout and are complemented by green glazed tiles, colourful terrazzo, sumptuous carpet timber finishes and brushed brass hardware. Address: 60 Grand-Rue, Luxembourg (Luxembourg)
Photography by Gavriil Papadiotis
HOB H2R Design develops the luxury shopping collective HOB - a unique luxury shopping destination in Dalma Mall, Abu Dhabi - to life, through design. The collective space is abundant with rich timber and brassy metallics radiating refinement. The brass structure plays a significant role tying the whole store together. The space is further interwoven with contemporary Carrara marble flooring with geometric patterns cut out in various shapes on the ground and shopâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s front wall. From start to finish the original design evolved at every step of the way. The clientâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s product lines, and merchandise requirements shifted with time which led to the incorporation of new elements and revisions of other design aspects. However, the end result has successfully brought their vision into reality. Address: F Ground Floor, Dalma Mall, 19th Al Wazn St - Abu Dhabi (UAE)
The drop ceiling structure is composed of custom shaped GRP panels that have a careful, well-hidden LED source, up lighting each ceiling panel. The appearance & effects create a beautiful diffused glow to the entire ceiling. This creates a futuristic vibe throughout the space, reinforcing the elevated appeal. 62 | G&G _ Magazine
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Sedka Novias Carried out by the Alicante architect studio Pablo MuĂąoz PayĂĄ, Sedka Novias is a business dedicated to the sale of wedding attire. The new building, distributed over a basement , ground and first floors, is seen through these new levels and the connection between them. This is achieved with a helicoid staircase inserted in the large central void, the staircase almost 8 metres in diameter being without doubt one of the great singularities of this project. This central opening, which required the alteration and reinforcement of the original horizontal structure, culminates in its zenith in a skylight that lets light into the building magnificently, diminishing slightly towards the lower floors. Address: Carrer Mirabuenos, 11, 03610 Petrer - Alicante (Spain) Photography by David Zarzoso
Ambrosia The Ciszak Dalmas and Matteo Ferrari team designed Ambrosia - of the Yusty group the new multi-brand woman fashion shop in central Madrid. The old walls have been cleaned but they maintain in some sections the original finish, saving the history behind them. The lightness of the display furniture is balanced with the heaviness of the box, a block made of the exotic Onix stone that enjoys breaking the seriousness of the walnut wood. Address: Calle de Lope de Vega, 21, 28014 - Madrid (Spain)
The flexibility of the space and its exhibition elements allow a free composition in the plant, creating an imaginary connection between the displayed products, combining them in harmony within a scenery shining under natural light.
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In the middle, there is a led wall, on which images of the fashion shows and other visual contents, related to the brand, are displayed. The displays recall the ivory-coloured tubular, the pink-lacquered drawers and the light boxes at the top. At the centre of the venue, there is a monolithic display in Silipol, which contrasts with the lightness of the glass top supported by a light-metallic tubular structure. At the bottom of the boutique, the dressing rooms, separated from the main room by a waiting room that acts as a filter and guarantees privacy.
Parah Boutique FORO Studio takes on the artistic direction for Parah's boutique and designs the new concept stores in Forte dei Marmi.The innovative and refined boutique, expression of a completely new concept in strategic location such as Forte dei Marmi, an international luxury destination on the Versilia coast. The project focuses on the brand's identity points, such as exclusivity, luxury and femininity. The colour palette, the materials and the new system of furnishings distinguish the brand giving the right communication support to the products - donating to the boutiques a sophisticated and welcoming allure, suitable for a contemporary customer experience. Address: Piazzetta Tonini 12, 55042 - Forte dei Marmi (Italy)
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The In Out Studio team, led by the architect and interior designer Nayra Iglesias, is pleased to present its KAI la Caleta restoration project. A place with a lot of magic that has opened its doors in the Caleta de Adeje, south of the island of Tenerife. Photography by Silvia Gil Roldรกn
The idea, from the beginning, was to create a surprising space that would immerse the diner in a parallel world. The blue color, present in my DNA, permeates the whole place as if it were an underwater landscape. With this color I wanted to generate a relaxed, magical and mysterious experience where Asian styles are interspersed with touches of art deco always present in my projects. - Nayra Iglesias
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One of the strong points of this interior design are the different coatings that contribute to generate a marine environment. The use of handmade ceramic tiles surrounds the space as if it were some scales. Provoking the contrast with the tiles, the floor connects with the earth with a twotone wooden parquet.
In Out Studio believes spaces that overcome the expectations of the most demanding clients. Specialized in retail luxury for more than 10 years, the study developed this project that includes bar, open kitchen, dining room for 60 people, vip room and toilets in an incomparable setting of the Tenerife coast. Led by a prestigious chef, this restaurant settles its pillars in contemporary cuisine, fusing the different flavors of Asian cuisine with European cuisine, aspiring to become a benchmark for food & design lovers. The restaurant is divided into two very different environments. On the upper floor there is the kitchen and the main dining room, while the basement is reserved for the toilet nucleus and a private dining room. The ground floor has been created to delight lovers of high restoration. This diaphanous space is divided into four small rooms through spectacular jewel screens designed by the studio and made of screen-printed color glass, metal and bronze mirror inlays. This succession of elements generates microenvironments differentiated from each other, by changes in the textures of the upholstery and by the use of color notes. The end of the restaurant is filled with a reinterpretation of an English garden that, as if it were an exterior, is filled with overhead light and vegetation. The most spectacular element of this space is undoubtedly the ceiling made with wooden slats, letting glimpse a dim indirect light through four circular skylights.
As usual in the projects of In Out Studio, in this restaurant we also find a careful lighting designed exclusively with a series of exquisite suspended lamps made of brass and coloured glass. 70 | G&G _ Magazine
Risking and breaking with the high floor environment to introduce the client into the cosmopolitan and nocturnal world of Asian metropolises.
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The geometric design of the stairs invites us to go down to the lower level, where we discover a radical change in the environment: suddenly we find ourselves in a bustling Asian street, full of posters whose blue and lilac lights are reflected in the stone floor, simulating the exterior of a street on a rainy day. The entrance to the bathrooms are in this amazing hall, in which the entrances to them become a reverie that let the silhouettes glimpse through their printed glass doors. Its design, like the rest of the restaurant, it is inspired by Japanese culture. It has Wall lamps designed exclusively by the studio and an XXL size sink that connects male and female toilets in a striking color.
Immersed in this dark and vibrant atmosphere, the most magical room of the restaurant is hidden. A striking dining room for 12 people covered in black ceramic and mirrors that promises to be the culmination of an extrasensory experience. This spectacular space is dominated by a 4-meter-long solid walnut table surrounded by velvet seats of vibrant colors. However, what makes this space something magical and futuristic is, without a doubt, the play of reflections and indirect lighting in contrast to the black ceramic walls. KAI La Caleta is a restaurant created to thrill with its cuisine and interior design. The motto of In Out Studio is "to design passionately for passionate people" and in this project its ideology is perfectly reflected. The perfect excuse to know the south of Tenerife enjoying an exquisite and different cuisine in an inspiring space. Address: C/El Muelle, No.2 Edit. Famar, local 3/4, 38679 La Caleta Santa Cruz de Tenerife (Spain) 74 | G&G _ Magazine
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MIX OF SPACES Studio Modijefsky realised a new exciting venue in Amsterdam West: Karavaan, a hangout, bar, your morning coffee place, the spot for Friday night drinks, a neighbourhood cafe for locals, city oasis, cocktail bar, breakfast club, but also your favourite venue for a good meal. Karavaan is all these things in one. Photography by Maarten Willemstein
wakersplein - the square where the venue is located - has been transformed throughout history. Initially a polder area outside Amsterdam’s old city limits, it became a part of the Bellamy neighbourhood after being dammed in the 19th century. Ever since, people have been migrating towards this spot, just like a Karavaan, but this time to settle for good. Studio Modijefsky has translated the journey of a caravan into a bar and restaurant concept in the brightest corner of Kwakersplein. The interior is subtly divided into different landscapes: meadow, swamp, forest, mountain and desert, with each zone characterised by its own colour scheme, materials and design specifics, all unified by a trail that crosses the entire space.
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At the enter, a circular ceiling light defines the lounge area underneath. From here the space unfolds into different directions indicated by changes in colours, interior finishes and light objects. Looking to the right a small bar with a toned-down fresh pastel palette is connected to a second entrance, located at the corner of the building. Walking across the herringbone wooden floor, towards the natural oak bar, the white ceramics, staggered yellow tiles and the light wool carpet ceiling, feels like being in the high grass of a meadow. This bar changes its function through the day, from a morning coffee spot to a window seat for an evening drink. This transition is suggested by a structure of mirrored light panels hanging above the bar, which can be flipped, changing from ‘Karavaan Caffeine’ to ‘Cocktail Karavaan’.
As the meadow bar wraps around the corner, it changes levels, where a playful bespoke seating leads customers to one of the dining areas. Here the colours are more dramatic, conveying a mysterious atmosphere: the glossy ceiling, the deep blue column and stucco walls recall the reflections of the water and roughness of the deltas of a swamp. A similar vibe reappears on the opposite side of the venue, overlooking the square, where a dark purple ceiling and a tailormade curved bench create a cosy corner with the adjacent column, separating the bar from the dining area. Traversing the different landscapes, the central bar runs along the back of the space with lines of light, jute fabric and rough plaster intertwined as roots leading towards it. Dark cork panels join the wooden slats; the reflective zinc top runs through the front bar invading the dense wood. The verticality of the glass rack is reflected on the mirror tiles of the back bar, which are crossed by a wavy line of light, while the adjacent portion of ceiling, delineated by four beams, defines the centre of the space through a multitude of mushroom lights springing up from a mirror. 80 | G&G _ Magazine
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Stepping down from the bar, the floor changes its pattern from herringbone to diagonal. Far from the natural light, the use of dark colours and rigid
lines make this zone feel like a dim forest. A high bench with a green cylindrical backrest, detailed with leather accents, overlooks the space.
The feeling of the forest spreads towards the adjacent room and meets a desert, creating an eccentric mix of bright colours, brown wood veneer and green tiles. During the day this lounge space is easily accessible through the dining area at the entrance; at night folding doors allow the space to be used as a private area, creating an enclosed room that holds two different vibes and landscapes. Beams of light on one side and an arc of lights on the other, embrace a small wooden bar and playful high seating, creating an intimate corner. Just a couple of steps from the small bar, warm colours and softer lines rule: the tiled floor is covered by a soft rug, and the wooden slats of the wall are sweetened by a velvet golden-okra curtain, which makes this area a perfect spot for relaxing on the red velvet lounge chairs. Throughout the entire interior, following the different heights, a dark horizontal line breaks the walls in half, visually connecting every zone. The columns that unfold in the space are always complimented with a light accent or a furniture element. Sometimes a flipped light or a mark on the wall becomes a navigation tool to move through the different landscapes, just like in the old days, when stones were stacked, and rocks were marked to show the way. Like a Karavaan, the trail designed by Studio Modijefsky makes you discover landscapes that nobody knew belonged to Amsterdam. Address: Kwakersplein 2, 1053 TZ â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Amsterdam (The Netherlands)
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YOD Design Lab designed the interiors of a restaurant of modern Vietnamese cuisine in Kiev, NÄ&#x201A;M â&#x20AC;˘ Modern Vietnamese Cuisine, in collaboration with PRAVDA Design for graphic design. Photography by Andriy Bezuglov
NĂM • Modern Vietnamese Cuisine is a paradise for true gourmets in Vietnamese villa of colonial France because it is in this form restaurant arises before everyone who opens its huge entrance door in height of 4,5 m. The creators and ideologists of this institution are Ector JimenezBravo, who also became its brand-chief, and restaurateurs Taras and Oksana Seredyuk. Interior of NĂM restaurant is decorated in French colonial style with characteristic ethnic blotches. In order to achieve maximum authenticity YOD Design Lab tried to apply as much as possible natural materials in decoration, which were specially aged according to conditions of tropical 88 | G&G _ Magazine
Vietnamese climate. All wooden products including parquet on the ground floor were made from massive 100-year old barrels from under white and red wine. Almost every element in design with the exception of chairs and technical lighting was created exclusively for this restaurant. On the first floor interior space forms by open kitchen, thanks to which guests can observe processes of cooking their meals, and by contact bar which on the one hand is transformed into a scenic landing zone thanks to tiers characteristic of Vietnamese region, and on the other hand – smoothly descends to stairs leading to the second floor to main guest area.
Due to experiments with light restaurant radically changing its image according to time of day. In daytime thanks to large windows all halls of restaurant are full of light. With onset of twilight lighting becomes more muted, and closer to night it is almost completely extinguished, leaving only certain accents and shadows that provides a complete transformation of restaurantâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s atmosphere in evening.
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No doubt, exotic attractive interior charm of NÄ&#x201A;M restaurant definitely will not leave no one indifferent, and authentic Vietnamese recipes, perfected and modernized under patronage of
the very chief Hector Jimenez-Bravo, for visual and flavoring qualities will pleasantly surprise even the most demanding gourmets. Address: Velyka Vasylkivska St, 48, 01004 - Kiev (Ukraine)
LONDON: Nina+Co, an interior design studio with a focus on sustainability and projects with a sense of community, projected the interiors of Silo - the worldâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s first zero-waste restaurant. 96 | G&G _ Magazine
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trading directly with farmers to composting any leftover scraps into compost, the continuing aim is to 'close the loopâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; in the food production process. By the contrast with the outside, Siloâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s interiors are elegant and minimalist. Guests are
Cocktail lounge furniture was grown to order for the project from mycelium (the main constituent of fungus), one of the most important organisms on our planet, a supersustainable construction material of the future. This magic mushroom is a renewable raw material with limitless availability and fully compostable at the end of it’s usefulness.
greeted at a host stand formed from offcuts and otherwise unusable parts of timber that have been laminated together and then sculpted back into the likeness of a tree stump. Over this hangs a pendant light moulded from foraged seaweed.
“A few pioneering and high-quality materials, a very crafted process, and a zero-waste mentality form the basis of the design. The aim is to close the loop, with an interior composed from waste or thoughtfully sourced, natural materials, that will either biodegrade or easily disassemble for repurposing in the future. Following Silo’s post-industrial ethos, we opted to work with local crafts people using age-old techniques, as well as harnessing innovative materials and technologies.” - Nina Co
Thirty bespoke wall lights, designed especially for Silo by Nina Co, were made by a local potter using crushed glass wine bottles from the restaurant. Through a unique, reducedenergy glass recycling process developed inhouse by Douglas McMaster, the crushed glass is moulded and fired in a kiln to create stunning, textural objects. These can be crushed and recycled again and again.
The long, eighteen-seater dining bar closely overlooks the kitchen worktop, forming an intimate connection between diner, chef and the ingredients. The front of the bar is wrapped in recycled leather and the dining counter is formed of polyester packaging waste, both of which have been hand-crafted into beautiful, elegant new surfaces. The 12 metre bartop, made by innovators Smile Plastics, can be recycled over and over again. 100 | G&G _ Magazine
Natural, biodegradable, woollen fabrics were chosen to upholster the seating, and linen for the wardrobe curtain; a super-crop grown with minimal water consumption, no pesticides, and of which every part of the plant is used.
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The floor is a warm sea of pure, natural cork, harvested by hand from the bark of the cork oak without harming the tree. A carbon negative product; the cork oak forests capture five times more CO2 than is used in the manufacture of the flooring.
Distinctive, three-legged, round dining tables and a five-metre-long waiter station were designed especially for Silo by Nina Co and crafted locally by master craftsman Jan Hendzel in his Woolwich workshop from sustainably sourced English ash. Address: Unit 7 Queens Yard Hackney Wick, E9 5EN â&#x20AC;&#x201C; London (UK)
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FUSION OF CULTURES H2R Design refreshes the design of the Indian restaurant Ushna located in Madinat Jumeirah infusing heritage and charm into the F&B establishment. Photography by Alex Jeffries Photography Group
“To uplift the overall experience, we used traditional timbers and panelling influenced by the colonial era, harmonised with the flavours of the Indian culture, through bold colours and patterns. We’ve also taken into consideration the exotic opulence found in Indian interiors such as layers of texture to provide a captivating atmosphere across both of the restaurants.” - Hasan and Husain Roomi, H2R Design’s co-founders
Hand carved wooden panels and stencils on the walls present a striking entry leading into the restaurant, transporting the diner from the outside world into a lush haven.
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2R Design’s inspiration for this project can be summarized as colonial design meets traditional Indian cuisine blending classical Indian gastronomy and its history with contemporary design. Stemming from the dining experience, the reinvention of the concept reflects passion, warmth and vigour, synonymous with Indian styles. The remaining details of the colonial era and the exotic charm were a source of inspiration for this project. Those themes were incorporated in Ushna's interiors with unique applications. Diners will feel the similar ambiance, textures, colors and shapes offering familiarity to the restaurant. Palpable colors and rich fabrics were used throughout the restaurant. To set the mood of the heritage, culture, tastes and aromas, the design combined the use of lavish jewel toned hues of blues and greens mixed with earth tones to convey the contrasts. Tones and textures were skillfully used to arouse the senses, such as the deep red silky draping, mustard yellow and turquoise and emerald green seat coverings to stimulate the appetite while the accents of orange in the fabrics and accessories create warmth. Indian art permeating spiritual representation and ancient traditions can be found throughout the spaces and have become part of the architectural structure. Symbolic imagery such as the Mandala and Hamsa were painted onto the walls to decorate creating colourful portals, reflecting Ushna’s energy and passion.
India is home to some of the most beautiful geometric patterns and H2R Design felt that it needed to be emphasized as a key feature across the restaurant. Prominence was given to a distinctive design pattern and established it as fundamental character of the space by applying it to the flooring around the bar which is the central focal space. The feature tile is locally made with colours and pattern inspired by a mix of the colonial style and the cultural context.
The bar is the heart and soul of the dining concept in the restaurant and the design had to be amplified by its centralized placement and luxurious characteristics to create the enchanting vibes. To further tie in the culture, Calacatta Sponda marble was used on top of the bars adding to the opulence. Soft surfaces and woody elements were joined with metallics to establish balance while still heightening the dining experience. The paisley pattern debossing detail on the bar outlines the beauty of Indian artistry. Transparency of the bar gantry with the orange glass created beautiful reflections and refractions, and the bar foot rails, and stool bases are painted in copper to display splendour. 110 | G&G _ Magazine
Creating a vibrant buzz with the central bar, the open kitchen with the counters accentuated through colours, frame the above gantries with glazing & decoration. Warmth is added throughout the space with the use of different types of woods including the furniture constructed with a walnut stain to give off a colonial feel, the sanded-down ceiling beams which were stained, the bar was made with medium-density fiberboard and teak wood on the floor for durability. The contrast of the colours and textures of the furniture against the timber flooring were perfected with warm wallpaper on the ceiling creating an inviting space.
It was important to develop the interior lighting that was flattering to both people and food, and to induce this comfortable atmosphere, small Indian candle lanterns were used as tabletop accents to create an intimate atmosphere. This was extended to the exterior dining space with the use of low-key lighting with wood and rattan offering a holiday feel. The terrace, which overlooks the beautiful Madinat Jumeirah has wooden furniture that compliments the natural surroundings. Bench seating are available for guests to unwind while enjoying authentic Indian contemporary dishes. 112 | G&G _ Magazine
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The overall harmonised styles between traditional colonial and vibrant Indian accent pieces filling the restaurant adds just the right touch of cultural flair. To create nostalgia, oldfashioned props were used including a gramophone and rotary phones as decoration pieces throughout the venue. Address: Souk Madinat Jumeirah, Shop No 21, King Salman Bin Abdulaziz Al Saud St â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Dubai (UAE)
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In the southern part of India, in the city of Hosur, FADD Studio designed a holiday home that aspires to be an incredibly dreamy space with a strong connection to nature, with rich textures and luxurious aesthetics that make the timeless home a reflection of its inhabitants.
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et inside a tropical and lush gated community, this 10,000 sq.ft home is built on 27,000 sq.ft of land that has been landscaped using Zen. The clients bought this as a holiday home. They are well travelled and broad minded than most. In it, they wanted international sensibility paired with quirkiness and a place that provided a canvas for experimentation. The regular homes are often reflections of what is prescribed for us - by our families, by our budgets, by the architects and developers of the project. We choose from what is available, as best as we can, and for the rest, we compromise. But for a holiday home, we stretch our limits to create a tangible version of our hopes and dreams. A holiday home gives our aspirations a shape and form. Here, we make the rules, and design works around those rules to give us a space, and a feeling, we deserve. This becomes awfully evident upon seeing this house by FADD Studio. There is a dreamy, surreal vibe that this home exudes, making it extraordinarily appealing. Its grey exterior and Prussian blue columns are no doubt unassuming but make a statement in their own muted ways. The home reflects a certain level of romanticism, invoking the inhabitants' emotions and ideas about 'their world' coupled with an impeccable celebration of nature, beauty, and imagination. The exteriors set the tone for what to expect inside, but once inside, you'll be pleasantly surprised at the burst of boldness and drama.
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In contrast to the understated exterior, the inside of the home is a burst of boldness and drama. A meticulously detailed geometry of vibrant blue, soft peach and muted grey Bharat Floor tiles imparts what the designer calls "a chic and rhythmic energy to the space." The geometry continues into the ceiling that is composed of thin slatted pinewood and it curves at the passage leading to the far side of the house. This dramatic ceiling and passage wall is one of the best design features of the home. It adds a tactile element that is definitely theatrical, and yet somehow doesn't hop over to the category of chaotic. The wood, instead, adds softness and warmth that is elegantly classic. It also becomes a rich backdrop for the play of light coming in from the deck and swimming pool area that the passage overlooks. Doors are concealed, only to be recognised by their handles, so as to give the passage an uninterrupted feeling; one of vibrant seamlessness.
"This house truly marries the desire of a luxurious home in the midst of nothingness with creature comforts and design gratification." In the living room, a fascinating lamp composed of an umbrella perched above a chandelier and balanced by a boxing bag â&#x20AC;&#x201C; designed by Philip Stark, quizzically anchors the main living set up. The open kitchen and dining are in shades of greys and blues. Clearly, the home, a work of art in itself, takes a step back and plays the role of the perfect canvas for the other works of art that the clients admire and wish to surround themselves with. 122 | G&G _ Magazine
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Overall, FADD Studio created a space that is luxurious and extravagant without being tacky and boastful. Every room opens into the greenery outside, making a very strong visual and emotional connection to the outside world, which again is a very private space for the residents. Every element used in the home has a role to play, that is purposely and thoughtfully allocated. And each element adds to the home, making it a loveable piece of art. The bedrooms, in keeping with the rest of the home, are delightfully comforting. The guest bedrooms sport pastel colour palettes that are soft and wintery: the master bedroom is grand yet minimal with brass highlights, and the sons' is blue and black.
The bathtubs sit in the middle of the invitingly simple yet striking bathrooms, surely making the entire experience a relaxing, unforgettable one; as does the whole house, in its entirety.
"The bathrooms are lavish. But the master bathroom, especially, is fit for royalty."
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Hoedemaker Pfeiffer renovated the interiors of an apartment in the centre of Seattle creating a warm and masculine urban retreat for an Alaska-based bachelor. Photography by Andrew Giammarco 128 | G&G _ Magazine
"The view was the main event and the desire for an open inviting living space to entertain friends and family, with the flexibility to sleep when the family is together. A blend of Northwest urban gentility and rustic Alaskan textures blended to create a warm, inviting, masculine home.â&#x20AC;? - Tim Pfeiffer, designer and co-founder of Hoedemaker Pfeiffer
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he client is a single Northeasterner who has lived in Alaska for decades and wanted a city landing pad for himself and for visits with daughters. The designers created an open plan into which was added a rich textural blend of warm woods, grey stone, and woven wall coverings. Art and furnishings were selected to reflect a strong Northwest influence, complimenting panoramic views stretching from downtown Seattle to the Olympic Peninsula. The result is a casuallyeclectic home with a palpable sense of soul and history that captures the essence of the Pacific Northwest. The original 1980s-era floor plan was chopped up into small spaces and included a walled-in kitchen, all blocking natural light and views. The project began by opening up the plan to allow natural light to penetrate as deeply into the apartment as possible. With a limited footprint, the designers developed the new plan the way one designs a boat. Every space has a function with many flexing from one use to another. Fumed oak casework and steel details are used throughout from kitchen to bedroom. The apartment easily accommodates friends and family for entertaining, but its use as a bachelor pad informed those decisions. The home offers both coastal views and a city skyline. The client wanted an open floor plan that allowed for flexibility in terms of dining and entertaining, so warm woods with a variation on texture and color were used in order to differentiate each area from the next. Even on the grayest of Seattle days the space has beautiful light. The painted walls and ceilings in a warm white act as reflectors for the ample natural light. The inclusion of hidden overhead lighting in the kitchen and living areas deliver both task and mood lighting while picture lighting adds drama and focus in the hallways. In the living room, a dark, textured wood ceiling is juxtaposed with a lighter sand coffee and table, while the furniture pieces rely on weathered leather for a lived-in feel. A textured rug and a master craft desk add an element of coziness.
The dining and kitchen areas have a decidedly more modern look to them, with cooler hues mixing with more rustic elements for a fresh take on urban living. Warm reds, yellows, and oranges on a cream backdrop make sure the colors shine through, while still allowing that stunning view to take center stage. The kitchen features a lighter mahogany on the cabinetry and ceiling, while the light gray base on the room island ensures that the natural wood
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doesnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t overwhelm the shared living spaces. The girls like to bake so the kitchen is laid out with a bake center and generous counter space that is open to the 180-degree view. There is a decided juxtaposition of contemporary, modern, and vintage elements complementing these shared spaces. Though rustic, the 19th-century Japanese tansu, 18th-century kitchen table, and midcentury cane kitchen chairs work well together amidst a very built environment. Natural woven fabrics and tribal designs reflect the clientâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s background and a regional vocabulary. Distinct kitchen and dining areas are defined by dropped ceilings consisting of dark, rough boards, that conceal lighting and contrast with the original ceiling, making it appear higher than it is. The ceiling and window-facing vertical elements are white to intensify the daylight and distribute it deeper into the apartment. For the dining area, the designers chosen the table with a bronze cast base and steel top from Kirk Albert, while drapery linen is from Rogers & Goffigon. A small outdoor terrace with Sunbrellaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s fabric provides direct access to the elements.
As in the common areas, a warm colour palette was also used in the main bedroom, characterized above all by the use of wood for the wall wardrobe which shows a series of vintage objects. In addition, a touch of liveliness was guaranteed by the bright red and orange colors of the fabrics. In true maritime fashion and with no natural light into the master bath, floor-to-ceiling Carrera tile preserves a spa-like experience. By reconfiguring the master bath entry, a pass-through dressing area and a walk-in shower and soaking tub were able to be accommodated.
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sweet pink KC Design Studio projected a three-floor house by the sea for a couple with cats in the Taiwanese city Jhunan, Miaoli County.
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A lot of geometric elements and pink are used to form the space, and other materials and details are added to try to achieve a balance between purity and style. For example, KC Design Studio chosen tree different types of materials: tile, stainless steel and wood surfac.
The clients are a couple interested in collecting toys and dolls - this newly built house is where to relax and have fun with her three cats on holidays. The first-floor space is the public area as a living room in daily life and for gatherings with friends. To display the ownerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s collection, the rose gold stainless steel is applied to design the mobile shelves and other cabinets to serve as the delicate texture contrast to the coarse wall. The living room and dining room are clearly separated. However, the flow and the seat direction can increase the possibility of interaction between the two areas for the users. For the ceiling dome above the cooking area, the exaggerated style and pattern with their functions support the fun in the space and conceal the required equipment and piping.
One of the important challenge was to achieve the balance between over-decorating and keeping ownersâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; preferences. On their request, the house is full of cartoon figurines, paintings and sculptures.
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The second floor is the private space with the master bedroom, the bathroom, and the cats’ room. The design of the cats playing room is based on two of points: the interaction between the cats and the environment, and the interaction between people and the cats. The cat ’s curiosity to the outside environment is considered. The ladder shape is designed according to the height of the window, so that they can have the opportunity to stay and watch. The pink Pandomo and wooden floor are also made of wear-resistant materials to make the space warmer, at the same time with anti-scratching. Wall coating has the function of absorbing smells and adjusting humidity while stones and iron plates can provide cats with cold sleeper in summer. Through the details, we can find the concept transformation between space furniture and furniture space. For example, the ladders for cats to walk on are combined with the owner’s writing table. The owner can do what she likes to do and play with the cats at the same time. She can also stay at the master bedroom to observe the cats’ moves next door before going to sleep. Besides, the glass of the master bathroom can be controlled to adjust the transparency for privacy.
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KC Design Studio adopted the quiet and simple design technique by preserving the original texture of the materials such as iron pieces, cement, and wood to present the special transition area between the outdoor and indoor spaces.
From the third floor, it's possible to see the basketball court projected on request of one of the homeowner that likes playing basketball at leisure. But outdoor remaining space is not legally drawn as a standard court size: here the geometric patterns and saturated color blocks divide the basic court zones - it styles according to the whole house.
Marvel Jay Jeffers presents the interior design of a mountain property with bold gestures, set in Northern Californiaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s exclusive and luxurious Martis Camp in Lake Tahoe, and concepted by Gessler Architects. Photography by Matthew Millman
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From The Light Factory bubble chandelier to pink chairs by Bernhardt Design and a two-piece Mimi London coffee table, Jay Jeffers masterfully blend styles and textures to create a contemporary yet inviting sanctuary. Besides the whole house has been treated in detail, filling it with precious paintings and elegant accessories.
Jay Jeffersâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; client built their ideal vacation home as a respite from their primary residence in San Francisco. Yearning to stray from the traditional design of their city abode, Jay Jeffers was brought in to transform their woodland retreat into a modern marvel. With three kids, a husband with a taste for contemporary aesthetics, and a wife who favors durability and design, the home needed to serve multiple purposes.
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The kitchen is as impactful as it is durable, with steel upper cabinets, concrete counter tops and Lumifor pendants that stretch the entire length of the center island. While the space in the center staircase is bold and playful from the start with a custom light fixture by Daikon using pendants and rope.
Jay Jeffers used the sharp angles and soaring glass as inspiration in designing the custom stair railing, light fixtures and ebonized oak paneling throughout the property. This combined with comfortable, easy furniture makes this the perfect weekend retreat for clients.
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The lower level of the home serves as an elevated man lair, complete with red ceilings, concrete flooring, a bourbon bar, movie room and game room.
A departure from the lower level, the second floor is serene and sprightly. Here, they're the bedrooms with bathooms and a library with a compelling steel fireplace. From start to finish, reclaimed wood, dark tones and ample windows are consistent throughout the design and are not only reminiscent of the natural setting of the home but utilize the natural landscape as the ideal backdrop for the ultimate retreat.
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The second floor features unparalleled views with floor to ceiling windows, soft hues of blue, bunk beds and plaid present throughout and a show-stopping ombre plaster effect in the master bathroom further complemented by a waterfall feature in the master shower.
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he starting plan that dates back to the early 70s provided for a central corridor and the comb distribution of the various rooms. An outdated distribution nowadays. The client had asked to make the apartment more functional by eliminating the corridor spaces and creating a large open space. Indeed, the new project totally modifies the existing planimetric system by creating new rooms serving the apartment.
The living area was created in the rooms facing the Arno and is characterized as a succession of spaces with arched openings and ceilings decorated with plaster stuccoes and rosettes. There are 3 spaces in succession: an entrance hall with wardrobe, a living room and a kitchen space. The living room is furnished with a three-seater sofa and two poufs in gray velvet and an ancient pink fabric chair with a gold-colored structure.
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The overall decor is a mix of classic and modern. Moldings, stuccos and arches give an elegant appearance accentuated by a large bookcase wall that starts from the entrance and covers the walls opposite the windows. The white wooden bookcase is characterized by many arches with a grey interior. Each arch is internally illuminated with LEDs. A suspended mirror separation element has been created between the living room and kitchen with a bioethanol fireplace covered in white statuary marble at the base. Besides this mirror with 18th century frames increase the preciousness of the environment.
The contemporary open kitchen is anthracite with statuary marble tops. In the center, a Saarinen oval table with black marble top and transparent Kartell chairs. The white marble kitchen and the black marble table create a play of colors and reflections that interact with the white walls and the interiors of the anthracite gray arches.
The two bedrooms, also with plaster decorated ceilings, overlook a quiet internal courtyard and are made warmer by the use of velvet curtains and headboards.
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The bathrooms reflect the colors and contrasts of the marble in the kitchen. Black and white. Chrome or gold taps and great attention to detail and custom-made washbasins in bardiglio grey marble and emperador light. 166 | G&G _ Magazine
LOHA, AN AWARD-WINNING ARCHITECTURE AND URBAN DESIGN FIRM, REALISED 32-UNIT HOUSING PROJECT IN LOS ANGELES' KOREATOWN. Photography by Paul Vu, Matthew Brush & Minh Tran
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s one of the densest neighborhoods in the country, Los Angeles’ Koreatown is at the forefront of changing modes of contemporary urban living. LOHA’s design for this building plays with this burgeoning area’s density with a pure cube extruded to fit tight on its lot, and then formed to gesture back to the public street and surrounding context. To blur the distinction between the public and private sphere, LOHA pushed the cube inward on each of its sides, creating curves that grant relief from the sidewalk and return portions of the ground plane to the public realm. Balconies and window frames project outward to recapture the space between the new geometry and the property edge. Due to the building's curves, LOHA offers each balcony a unique depth and view.
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The white skin, reinforcing the purity of the structure's form, is broken by a rhythm of select black treatment to the protruding boxes. Throughout the day, the movement of dark shadows across the white and black facades activates the project with a dynamic sense of constant rearrangement. Internally, LOHAâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s carved opening creates a central focal point for the buildingâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s interior organization and lets 174 | G&G _ Magazine
natural light into the courtyard. The courtyard ribbon draws the eye upwards and creates continuity from floor to floor. Below the opening, a landscaped planter with integrated bench seating doubles as a rainwater collection system. All units have exterior access and can be cooled by holistic and sustainable methods of cross ventilation. A rooftop deck provides additional outdoor space and skyline views.
INSPIRED BY TRADITION NOMO STUDIO PROJECTED A HOUSE LOCATED ON A HILLSIDE FACING THE NORTH COAST OF MINORCA FOR A SINGLE FAMILY. Photography by Joan Guillamat
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his new dwelling is built with the same technique and material as the ancient limestone walls enclosing most of the farmlands on the island. Its sequence of superimposed stone layers (façade and fences) blend architecture and landscape into each other. This symbiosis is further strengthened by the fact that the facade’s stone was fully collected from the onsite excavation for the villa’s foundation. The client’s program consisted of six
bedrooms, living room, dining room, kitchen, garage and auxiliar rooms. All of them were organized around a magnificent double height space that connects both physically and visually the two floors. Thanks to its large upper floor glazing, this space becomes a very bright lightshaft for the whole house which otherwise could have lacked light in its core due to its depth. Thus all the villa’s circulation spirals around this void liberating it from narrow dark corridors and activating its heart.
From its generous 100 sqm covered porch, one can contemplate the most imposing cliffs of Minorca or enjoy its sunsets. This indoor/outdoor space functions as an extension of kitchen, dining and living room, and is therefore, where most social gatherings take place. It may be also understood as a grand generic space which allows for flexible settings, binds and interconnects the different day areas and acts as a threshold between house and nature. Thanks to this roomâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s openable double-glazed facade it acts as a true thermal buffer becoming a cosy winter garden in the mild season, a fresh shaded porch in the hot summers and the perfect hot-air insulating system in the winter. In the garden, wild olive 180 | G&G _ Magazine
trees and local vegetation surround a large limestone platform with a grey stone-coated swimming pool.
The clientâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s explicit wish to take strong references from the local traditional architecture faced the challenge of not falling into pure replica. The faĂ§adeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s composition is a reinterpretation of the Minorcan custom of framing windows and edges with white plaster, thus creating a geometric patchwork of off-white plaster and light-tone
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stone. Thin steel frames project beyond the solid facade to protect the windows from direct sun and support the foldable wooden shutters. In order to enhance this thick/thin contrast, all windows were aligned to the interior and its frames were embedded from the outside creating the illusion of open holes on a stone wall.
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Similarly to the facadeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s earthy palette, the interior is a combination of continuous sandcoloured concrete pavement, whitewashed walls, pine wood carpentry and white-veiled wooden beams. These natural materials create a both warm but also airy atmosphere within the pastel range. All built-in kitchen furniture and wardrobes are custom made by a local carpenter. Details such as a solid hovering stair with integrated handrail-lighting create an interesting dialogue between traditional and contemporary architecture. Kitchen, wardrobes, libraries and niches were built in masonry keeping simplicity as a common thread. Furthermore, the use of soft indirect illumination was also designed throughout the house, avoiding placing exposed lighting fixtures on walls or beamceilings. Inspired on the robustness and compactness of ancestral architecture, however using modern construction systems, this house reaches the highest ranking in sustainable performance. Its highly insulated skin, its facadeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s solid-glass proportion and its flexible shading techniques guarantee a pleasant temperature all year around.
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IN THE SOUTHERN THAI PROVINCE, A BANGKOK-BASED WELL KNOWN ARCHITECTURAL FIRM, AYUTT AND ASSOCIATES DESIGN (AAD) COMPLETED THE PROJECT OF A SELF-SUSTAINABLE RESIDENCE, IMPLANTED WITH AN INDIVIDUAL NATURAL ECOSYSTEM PLANNED TO BECOME A PART OF A LARGER URBAN ECOLOGY AND A SOLUTION FOR NEXT GENERATION OF HOUSING. Photography by Chalermwat Wongchompoo
he first-floor level is designated to be a “garden villa” guest unit. Visitors can choose to access this guest suite by passing through the main foyer or entering the unit immediately through a side door, located adjacent to the waterfall. The rest of the living spaces which need more privacy and security, reserved only to the house’s owners, are placed on the higher floors. On the second floor, the architects placed a swimming pool along with the family living space to leave the most open area on the ground floor for landscaping and maintaining the house owners’ privacy. This creates a new sensory experience of nestling the seamless infinity pool
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among the clouds of tree leaves, creating a visual connection to the sky beyond, thanks also to the floor-to-ceiling windows. One can touch and enjoy being among the greenery and a blue sky while dipping in the pool. AAd design team furthermore proposed a different type of room arrangement that each floor will be functioned completely within itself. Each living unit is equipped with all the functions needed for a suite such as a bathroom, kitchen and pantry, garden, and terrace. The third-floor unit that rises above the tree canopy has a view towards a pristine landscape nearby the Suvarnabhumi airport.
By putting all the living spaces on the upper floors, all the rooms are acting like a treehouse. Tree leaves and bushes not only provide blooming refreshment for the residents, but also serve as a natural buffer, protecting the house from the outsiders’ eyes. The facades of the living room are still maintaining the signature of AAd’s façade design: using the air gap and perforated aluminum panels to relieve the house from being heated as well as allowing sunlight and air ventilation to pass through. When measuring the 190 | G&G _ Magazine
temperature during summer season, these panels help cooling down the 39 degrees Celsius outside to be at 26 degrees inside. The graphic of the façade holes is creatively punched imitating to the overlaid tree leaves. During daytime, when the sunlight shines in the room, it will create the same effect similarly to sitting underneath the tree and absorbing the sunlight that shines through the leaf layers. The sizes of the holes are also determined accordingly to the usage of the function inside. For example,
the holes of the living-room perforated facades are punched larger at the standing level and the couch-seating level, while the holes at the sleeping level inside the bedroom are punched smaller in order to secure privacy. At night, when the internal light shine through these holes, the living quarter will become a lantern, leading the way home. However, with AAdâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s careful design, the outsiders will not be able to see what is inside due to the level of these holes punched.
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As one of the houseâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s owners is a psychologist who is in need of a space to meditate, the designer decides to place the Buddha pavilion among the garden, in the middle of the land plot. This is to maximize the advantages of having surrounded by nature. In general Thai culture, architects always use the left-over space of the house to become a shrine and tend to careless about making the space breathable. Therefore, by making the Buddhist shrine a garden pavilion and enveloping it with transparent glazing panels, this will make the room still be engaged with other functions, at the same time, remaining peaceful atmosphere. The pavilion is also covered with the steel-rod rigid frames, which create an effect of frame mirroring, making the room elevations to be opaque one could hardly see what is inside. With this project, the design team interprets this white house similarly to the white canvas that when the owners move into the house, they can start to create their own painting by planting colorful trees and flowers. As time goes by, the greenery will swallow the white background, meeting the expectation which the architects want the family to grow old peacefully and naturally as the trees grow along with the house.
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