Filled with hundreds of colour photographs, this comprehensive handbook in the highly successful 150 Best design series showcases the latest in successful small house design from some of today’s most distinguished international architects and designers. Bursting with ideas for designing, building, and decorating, this outstanding compendium features an extensive collectionRead More →

Modern Minimalist Red House in Portugal

Herdade da Considerada is a tract of arid land with 500 hectares, about seven kilometres from Alcácer do Sal, dotted with cork oaks and umbrella pines. The resulting landscape is uniform in every direction and, as the architect Luís Rebelo de Andrade found on a preliminary visit, it is easierRead More →

Charing Cross Hotel

Art deco is a style of decorative design used during the late 1920s and 1930s, based on long, thin forms and straight lines, expressive of modern technology. What is art deco? It is a wonderful decorative style of design and decoration that takes its name from the Exposition des ArtesRead More →

St Paul's Cathedral. The nave, looking towards the choir

Baroque art is the art of turmoil and tension. Forsaking the horizontal and vertical precision of Renaissance forms, it placed its emphasis on depth and recession, on diagonal lines in space, and even on spirals.Read More →

Core concepts eco friendly home.

The CORE home aims to change the way we think about affordable sustainable housing. Specifically designed for the Australian climate, the stylish, low maintenance and compact three-bedroom design can be adapted for energy ratings from 6 to 10-star to suit a range of budgets. Source: CORE 9 / Beaumont ConceptsRead More →

dutch culture loft lounge room

American firms Keystone Architecture and Casework have created a tall, thin cabin in northern Oregon that features whimsical accents and a cosy atmosphere. The Alpine Noir Chalet is located in Government Camp, a village at the base of Mount Hood. Source: Dutch culture influences design of Alpine Noir Chalet inRead More →

  Dutch interior architecture firm i29 has completed a contemporary renovation of the 18th-century buildings of the Princessehof National Museum of Ceramics in the Dutch city of Leeuwarden. Unveiled to coincide with the Princesshof museum ‘s 100th birthday, and the city of Leeuwarden being named as the European Capital ofRead More →

If you’re not familiar with Masquespacio, make sure you visit the studio’s website pronto. The Valencia-based multi-disciplinary design studio is creating quite the buzz with a portfolio full of explosively colourful interiors, art direction, furniture and lighting designs. Source: Distinctly retro furniture by MasquespacioRead More →

Modularity is a keyword in the design of this Loft. The clients, a young Israeli couple wanted an apartment that would make the most of the space but that would also allow them to have a children bedroom and even integrate the third bedroom in the planning, to be built in theRead More →

Nemo Tile Unveils Studio Collection Nemo Tile has unveiled its latest collection, Studio. The collection features ceramic wall tiles with a colourful yet soft appearance. The Studio collection is available in six colour lines and a deco pattern, each presenting a washed feel in polished and textured finishes. Source: NemoRead More →

Pastel blue, teal and bronze tones bedeck this 94.6 square metre apartment in Zakharova, Minsk, Belarus, designed and visualised by Zrobym Architects. The shades, from each side of the spectrum, come together to make a welcoming warm palette with a peaceful quality. Source: Circle Themed Small Apartment In Beautiful BlueRead More →

The most important task in designing an urban house is providing its residents with privacy from the city’s density and creating a rich spatial experience branching out from the garden. The nail-like plan of Pangyo H Residence contains two courtyards. Although surrounded by high rise apartments, the courtyards are secureRead More →

Line drawing in black-and-white of a wedding chapel interior

Following its major acquisition of Damien Hirst’s gigantic Demon with Bowl sculpture, Palms Casino Resort in Las Vegas has now enlisted Joshua Vides to create an immersive installation entitled Til Death Do Us Part inside its Pearl Concert Theater. Source: Joshua Vides Installs Black & White Wedding Chapel in LasRead More →

The premises are easily accessible and fairly wide, located in a category 1 medium- and high-rise exclusive residential district, and have a busy road, albeit one-way, right in front and tall apartment buildings on both sides. Source: Ring / Life Style KoubouRead More →

Subterranean architecture depicting a spiral shaped staircase in a

the built environment trust investigates subterranean architecture at the building centre galleries in central london. welcome to the underworld shows how and why we build underground, sharing stories of epic engineering, playful design and humanity-saving structures. underground construction offers rich opportunities and unique challenges. Source: the building centre in london reveals hidden storiesRead More →

Christian Groß architecture Front view of grey green coloured minimalist house with three windows of different sizes

Situated on Ottobeurer street in the municipality of Ungerhausen, Lower Allgäu, the residential house, built at a cost of €178,000 is located near the centre of the village. Because no local land development plan exists for the site, construction standards were taken from Paragraph 34 of the Building Code. Source: ANA / ChristianRead More →


Lucy Marczyk is no stranger at est. Associate & Senior Interior Designer of Nexus Designs, we’ve been lucky to have Lucy’s influence grace the pages of our magazine, pass on her travel tips from the city that never sleeps and forecast trends in Milan. Source: Interview: Lucy MarczykRead More →

Les Fuseaux Cultural Center lighted at night

Sitting at the edge of an industrial zone, Saint-Dizier’s new arts centre occupies a complex site close to a roundabout fed by several busy roads. Despite slotting discreetly into a generally undistinguished environment, the building serves as a notable defining element marking the town’s threshold. Source: “Les Fuseaux“ Cultural Center /Read More →

Danubio customisable apartment

T2.a Architects Uses Algorithm to Design Customizable Apartment Complex Courtesy of DANUBIO/T2.a Architects Imagine having input in the design process for your custom apartment built alongside the second largest river in Europe. T2.a Architects has unveiled their design for DANUBIO , a new residential development in Budapest , which aimsRead More →

A bedroom with floor-to-ceiling window looking out on Mount Fuji

Your home is your sanctuary. As with any peaceful setting, how it makes you feel is its main appeal. Since you spend so much time in your home, you want it to be calm and relaxing. So, what can you do to improve its atmosphere? Is it really possible toRead More →