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.
If you go to Vienna, probably you will spot the penthouse inserted between traditional rooftops by Delugan Meissl in the cityâ€™s Wieden district. The penthouse is rooftop addition for the architects’ family, but it feels more like a spaceship that has landed on the roof and will move to a new destination as soon as it gets what it wants.
Generally I do prefer minimal or contemporary interiors, but this one is far too cool to pass: an aparment for the fans of Jules Verne in full steampunk beauty. The 1800sq-foot apartment features surreal, retro industrial, and steampunk elements.