After two years of restoration, John Lautner’s famous Chemosphere house in the Hollywood Hills above Los Angeles, is once again the remarkable innovative design that Lautner created in 1960. The new owners Angelika and Benedikt Taschen first saw the house in 1997 in a neglected state, and set about repairing the building and Lautner’s reputation. “(The house) was unique”, Ms. Taschen recalled. “authentic and intense, idealistic and full of fantasy, non-conformist. I felt immediately that it fit our character perfectly.”
Welcome to a spacious, modern apartment that despite its Scandinavian origins, seems sprung out a New York interior design magazine. This generous loft found on PerJansson and located in Stockholm, Sweden, was renovated and re-designed by architect Daniel NystrÃ¶m .
This futuristic ambient with all sorts of modern devices, with elegant curtains that give personality to the rooms, with modern lamps of different shapes, with modern furniture of the highest quality ensures comfort and self-confidence.
Wright House was designed by Elmo Swart Architects and is located in Durban, South Africa. The project involved an addition to a three bedroom traditional cottage which included two studies, a new bedroom, an entertainment space and an art gallery.
When she first saw this old, derelict textile factory in the centre of Barcelona, interior designer Cristina Rodriguez wasnâ€™t even fazed â€“ she knew that eventually it would be her home, and how right she wasâ€¦
This was once a buzzing, thriving factory where people came to work day after day to produce fabrics and textiles. The huge space could have been daunting but, instead of feeling negative about it, Cristina plunged into a whirl of ideas and thoughts about how to make this vast area into various living zones without adding partitions or walls.
More than anything else, Japan represents peace to me. Peace in the way its people behave and present themselves, in their social rituals: always welcoming, never angry. Peace in the way the surroundings look: the understated architecture, minimalist art, subtlety of decor. Peace in the way the country is represented in culture and cuisine: measured, elegant, beautiful to look at, wonderful to taste.
New York-based architect Russell Groves did a tremendous job preserving the existing structure and bringing modernity to this barn. He knew how to use the height of the building to create even more interest with dramatic Capiz-shell globe chandeliers and with gorgeous furniture, many from his own collection.