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 →


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 →

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 →

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 →

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 →

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 →

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 →

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 →

Highways are an essential part of every city and town in the world in that they are part of the local infrastructure and for many people part of everyday life, for work and travel however they’re not without their downsides and one of the biggest is that these roads oftenRead More →

Renovating old buildings for contemporary use isn’t always an easy task — especially when the structures need special care — but the payoff can be pretty significant. As an alternative to demolishing older architecture when it’s deteriorating or unable to meet current standards of living, sensitive renovation projects help preserveRead More →

Shishi-Iwa House is a 10-room boutique resort in Karuizawa that recently opened its doors for business. Designed by Pritzker Prize-winning Japanese architect Shigeru Ban and tucked away in a secluded setting, the resort is “a restorative retreat that reinforces the relationship between nature, architecture and human connection.” Uniquely designed, theRead More →

Huangshan Mountain Village. Image © Hufton + Crow With the unconventional, undulating forms of his buildings—and the fact that his path to architectural success included a stint working for Zaha Hadid — Ma Yansong is often miscategorized as an architect of the latter generation of Deconstructivists, interested only in futuristicRead More →