Black and White Penthouse

Joseph Dirand, a French architect who is infamous for his stunning black and white, lavish designs, is also a master at what’s called “frame and contain”. He uses contrast and framing techniques that I find fascinating and extremely effective at highlighting views, emphasizing importance, and delineating spaces.

Converted School

This Converted School Apartment is sure to stir up some fond memories of your studious past. Every piece of eclectic home decor plays a role in creating the nostalgic schoolhouse atmosphere. Fantastic antiques and artifacts grace every surface, every piece of artwork and furniture seems to embody the graceful passage of time.

Garage Transformed

Across the freight train line in the bad part of town an old garage has a new lease on life. Abandoned and derelict it now houses a studio and living space as well as an open courtyard. A rough and ready building offering a well considered use as …

Chapel Loft in Bazel

It’s Sunday, so time for another church conversion (my favourites, large windows, space, what else you need?) This chapel situated in the quaint Flemish village of Bazel (not the Swiss one) has been reconverted into 2 loft-type houses. The building was built in the second half of the 19th century by Countess Villain XIIII next to the castle of Wissekerke as a place where the children of the village are be educated.

Urban Romanian Loft

Architects Ion Popusoi and Bogdan Preda collaborated on an amazing residential project – this stunning transparent loft In Brasov, Romania.

Miller Residence by Eero Saarinen

A change for our regular programming – not your typical city loft – however it has the open plan living and the floor-to-ceiling windows you’d expect. Saarinen’s buildings are truly timeless classics and this is one of the few family homes he had ever designed.

The Home of Rolf Bruggink

Rolf Bruggink, a Dutch designer, calls the crumbling town house he renovated in Rotterdam the Black Pearl, after the black painted brick facade that replaced the original one.

Schein Loft

The 3200 s.f. Schein Loft is located on the eighth floor of the building, above the existing warehouse. The interior spaces are arranged as a series of overlapping zones rather than enclosed rooms.

Contemporary Loft in Chisinau, Moldova

Chisinau-based studio GAS completed the design of a generously-sized apartment located in Chisinau, the capital of Moldova.

Bohéme Parisian Loft

Fashion meets interior design. German mimimalism marries French exuberance. The Parisian loft apartment of Joséphine Gintzburger is clearly something to marvel at.