The architecture and interior design of the Sugamo Shinkin Bank in Tokiwadai, Tokyo, Japan sought to create a relaxing and refreshing space for customers. Architect Emmanuelle Moureaux arranged 14 different colours in a distinctive rhythmical pattern for the windows of the building, and designed silhouettes of trees for the façade. A constellation of leaves in 24 different colours are painted on the interior walls and glass windows, blending with the real trees in the courtyards.
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The original open plan of this loft in Vancouver, Canada presented a challenge for design team Campos Leckie. It had to accommodate a young family within the spatial constraints of this urban loft. The floor plan only has access to natural light at one end of the loft space. As a solution, a series of sliding partitions are created to divide the open space of the lower floor, turning it into three bedrooms at night. During the day, the partitions are withdrawn and light fills the entire home.
You can create an elegant bathroom with stylish looking hardware. These bathroom waste cans and toilet brush provide sophistication with a timeless sense of chic.
Rooms with bright happy colours will not only keep children entertained, but they are also expressions of their personalities. These colourful cheery children’s bedrooms by Italian company Colombini are practical, fun and expressive all at once.
Situated on the European bank of the Bosphorus, the Four Seasons Hotel in Istanbul, Turkey is an eclectic blend of 19th-century grandness and fresh contemporary elegance. The interior design by Istanbul firm Metex Design Group is bright and airy, with Ottoman period design details and contemporary furnishings. The lavish marble bathrooms with wooden vanity and deep soaking tub provide exquisite luxury for this waterfront palace.
Yellow and Green set against black & white background and patterns is the theme of these bedroom and bathroom suites. The smartly contrasting colours give the rooms a very contemporary and elegant feel without overusing colours.
Situated in the heart of Dubai, the tallest man-made structure in the world, designed by architect Adrian Smith, stands as 828 meters (2,717 ft.). The design of Burj Khalifa is inspired by patterning systems in Islamic architecture. The cross section of the tower decreases as the tower rises in height. The tower is the centre for offices, hotel, shopping, dining, entertainment and luxury residences.
Dutch designer Tord Boontje decided to go green with style and developed this series of glassware — tranSglass — from recycled bottles. Empty bottles become vases and candleholders. A diagonally-cut bottle is turned into a jug. The bottom half of beer bottles become drinking glasses.