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This project, for a house in Notting Hill in London, started during the COVID-19 pandemic. With social distancing, the works on site had to be organised differently taking more time to be done, using materials available in existing storage and more personal interpretation from the team on site due to remote communication.
Project name
Lockdown Stair
Architecture firm
Sophie Nguyen Architects
Location
Notting Hill, London, UK
Photography
Hufton + Crow
This mid-century home held promise, despite having endured a series of clumsy additions, including a 1980s sunroom addition and years of disrepair and neglect. The home takes its name from a family of starlings that nested in the home’s wall cavities, which were left open from previously abandoned repairs. Originally designed in 1952 by noted Seatt...
Project name
The Starling’s Nest
Architecture firm
Rerucha Studio
Location
Seattle, Washington, USA
Photography
Benjamin Benschneider
Japan as a gasshukujo, or a “dormitory” in Japanese. It is a renovation project by Naoshi Kondo, the owner, architect, and interior designer – but not the usual gasshukujo nor renovation project you would expect. It embodies the creative attitude of Kondo, who is active in multidisciplinary design fields and always combines a unique sense of humor...
Project name
Yutorie Atami House
Architecture firm
Naoshi Kondo Studio
Location
Atami, Shizuoka, Japan
Photography
Yujiro Ichioka
A soft yet distinctive and characterizing intervention. Renovated without changing the interior layout, Casa Sazu has been rethought in its details and physiognomy, under the banner of a minimalist and contemporary taste, essential yet sophisticated. The floor, made of architectural concrete, was imagined on the basis of the existing one, in keepin...
Project name
Casa Zuba
Architecture firm
ZDA | Zupelli Design Architettura
Location
Orzinuovi, Brescia, Lombardy, Italy
Photography
Matteo Sturla
Before the scorching summer days become a fading memory, you might want to complete a few home renovation projects. However, following up on your plans can be more challenging than you imagine. After all, not all projects are suitable for the hot summer weather. Not to mention, you may have difficulty finding reliable contractors and assembling a s...
Written by
Maria Brendel
Photography
Zac Gudakov
Originally built in the 1920s, the renovation of this historic Italian Renaissance style home was a delicate balance between preserving its historical character while leaning forward to respond to a more contemporary way of living. To bring the building up to earthquake code, the home had to be taken down to the studs and the foundation reinforced...
Project name
SF Historic
Architecture firm
Walker Warner Architects
Location
San Francisco, California, USA
Photography
Matthew Millman
Kabelovna Studios introduce a new concept for music recording and post-production environments. Neon lights, designed by the architects, in the shape of sound waves, dominate the space and accentuate the atmosphere of a comfortable home environment, unexpectedly set in a raw industrial framework with a high-tech touch.
Project name
Kabelovna Studios
Interior design
B² Architecture
Location
Dělnická 27, Prague 7, Czech Republic
Photography
Alex Shoots Buildings
The Sam Colachis Sr. Residence in the southern foothills of Camelback Mountain is one of five custom single-family homes designed by Phoenix’s midcentury master and fellow design-builder Alfred Newman Beadle. Only three of these iconic homes remain today.
Project name
Colachis
Architecture firm
180 Degrees Design + Build (original architect - Al Beadle)
Location
Poenix, Arizona, USA
Photography
Matt Winquist