Holman House, designed by Durbach Block Jaggers Architects, sits on a dramatic 70-meter (230 feet) high cliff in Dover Heights, in the eastern suburb of Sydney, Australia. The living and dinning areas cantilever out over the ocean, providing dramatic views of the coastline and the ocean. The lower floor base is built from rough stone walls forming an extension of the cliff below.
The original floor plan of this apartment in Paris, France was geometrically confusing with 6 rooms squeezed into 60 square meters (about 645 sq. ft.). Architecture firm h2o architects turned the tight and contorted old apartment into a new wide open space which makes good use of every corner. A variety of cavities, niches and alcoves are sculpted into the casework and walls. Previously enclosed areas are opened up to give the apartment through-views and functional space.
Inspired by the Monte Carlo Casino, this architectural desk created by Viscount David Linley is an exquisite piece of furniture priced at about $100,000. Viscount Linley, the bespoke cabinetmaker who is a nephew of Queen Elizabeth II, created this desk using American walnut with inlays of santos rosewood and sycamore. Covering the surface is a dark red leather. The façade of the architectural box bears detailing representing the windows, columns and galleries of the casino. Linley has been known for the intricacy and precision of fine craftsmanship which he brings to all his furniture. The Monte Carlo Desk pays tribute to an iconic building, and is a collectable work of art in its own right.
Interior designer Rachel Reider created a multi-functional contemporary oasis for a young family in this newly renovated brownstone. Located in Boston, Massachusetts in its historic South End neighbourhood, the family home has a mixture of playful elements and sophisticated decor.
For 20 years Metropolitan Home magazine — devoted exclusively to modernism — published their special annual issue called the Design 100, celebrating the best in residential design and architecture. The magazine ceased publication with its December 2009 issue, but the legacy lives on in this book, authored by Michael Lassell, Features Director of the magazine. Metropolitan Home Design 100 features some of the best homes and best rooms ever to have appeared in the magazine. From photos of Gianni Versace’s Miami beach house to renovated houses by Frank Lloyd Wright, and rooms by designers such as Jonathan Adler and Todd Oldham, the book is a beautiful tribute to modern interior design.
These children’s bedrooms by Beckwith Interiors use attractive colours to highlight each theme. From infant to teenagers, each room is tastefully decorated to suit the personality of the child.
Fennell Residence is a floating house in Portland, Oregon designed by architect Robert Harvey Oshatz. Situated on the east side of the Williamette River, this weekend retreat has a dramatic view from the open plan interior. The architect’s imaginative use of curved glue laminated timber to evoke the poetry of the ripples and contours of a river makes this unique floating house a true work of art.
Situated on Thailand’s Chaweng Beach in Koh Samui, The Library is an elegant minimalist resort hotel designed by architect and interior designer Tirawan Songsawat. The simple architecture and interior balances with the surrounding natural environment. The Library Building located by the beach is a white building with big glass window panes. It serves as a mini-café, a library for books, music CDs and movie DVDs. The rooms have elegant and simple interior decor. Bold colour scheme against pure white walls is echoed by the red swimming pool and white library building.