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Mighty Mouse apartment by Nicholas Gurney

By : Dennis Franklin | 22 May 2014 5:29 am | Apartments

The Mighty Mouse project is a compact apartment designed in 2013 by the architect Nicholas Gurney and it is located in Woolloomooloo, a suburb of Sydney, Australia. The project spreads over a surface of only 27 square meters and the designer created it as “an exercise in modest, low cost, good quality design that can be afforded” as he confessed. The contemporary apartment wants to provide an urban living solution for the fastest growing demographic which area families comprised of…

Apartments Ter Huivra by Claus en Kaan Architecten

By : Dennis Franklin | 21 May 2014 7:54 pm | Apartments, Homes

This apartment block called Ter Huivra is located in the center of Joure, Friesland, The Netherlands and it was designed by the practice of Claus en Kaan Architecten as an atypical complex with patio homes as well as apartment spaces. The first interesting element in the design is the amoeba-like aspect of the homes and apartment block which feature curving lines on the façade to integrate into the urban and natural surroundings. The shape is soft and it reflects the…

Apartment in Singapore by KNQ Associates

By : Dennis Franklin | 21 May 2014 7:43 pm | Apartments

The architectural practice of KNQ Associates designed this elegant contemporary apartment located in Singapore with a minimalist aesthetic and a light interior which can incorporate the artifacts which the owners collected over the years. The color palette was chosen to adapt to the high floor of the apartment which overlooks the city, so gray-blue, white and brown are the predominant tones. The living and dining areas are created with unrefined cement screens and stone tiles to add a casual, or…

Duplex Penthouse Downtown

By : Dennis Franklin | 20 May 2014 12:03 pm | Apartments

This duplex penthouse features six bedrooms and it is currently for sale for the price of 37.5 million dollars. Located in SoHo, New York, the penthouse offers a stunning panoramic view from the full service New Museum Building and it is accessed through the elevator leading into the vestibule. From the vestibule you reach the Great Room with a dining area and a chef’s kitchen integrated along with a wood-burning fireplace, all under the same tall ceiling. The west side…

Green Street Condo by MacCracken Architects

By : Dennis Franklin | 17 May 2014 2:44 pm | Apartments

The Green Street Condo located in San Francisco, California was renovated by the practice of MacCracken Architects, bringing the original 1960s space to contemporary standards with an open floor plan and a constant connection with its urban surroundings. The condo spreads over a surface of 1000 square feet and its location on the Russian Hill made the small living area quite difficult to transform into a functional open space, a task that the designers managed with surprising success, rearranging the…

Striking Scandinavian Apartment

By : Dennis Franklin | 17 May 2014 2:27 pm | Apartments

This small apartment in Stockholm, Sweden was originally built in 1914 and it recently received renovations to bring it closer to contemporary standards creating an ambiance with neutral colors and a bright interior. The apartment spreads over a surface of 635 square feet and only the essential elements were maintained to create a minimalist aesthetic which also increases the overall functionality. The glass floor creates an open plan and it ensures a constant visual connection between the floors while also…

Loft Niseko by Yoo

By : Dennis Franklin | 16 May 2014 7:04 pm | Apartments

Located in the Niseko ski resort town on the island of Hokkaido in Japan, this luxurious project is comprised of four loft-style apartments with three bedrooms each and they feature an interior eco-friendly design by the Yoo studio. The development was designed by the practice of Riccardo Tossani Architecture and it is located on a cliff offering a panoramic view of Mount Yotei. The elegant lofts have large balconies, their own terraces and entertaining spaces outside, while the interiors contain…

Modern Apartment Displaying an Artistic Flare by INT2

By : Dennis Franklin | 14 May 2014 8:57 pm | Apartments

The INT2 Architecture practice designed this elegant apartment combining warm classical elements and contemporary ones with a large array of materials and color contrasts. The Russian designers employed a white overall tone to give the interior a fresh and clean look with wide windows ensuring abundant natural light through all the rooms as well as offering a view of the surroundings. The studio is harmoniously planned with a living area combining a modernist fireplace, minimalist illumination and a contemporary desk…

Lisbon apartment by Cristina Jorge de Carvalho

By : Dennis Franklin | 13 May 2014 2:35 pm | Apartments

Located in Lisbon, Portugal, this lovely apartment was commissioned by a business executive and it was completed in 2014 with a design created by the award-winning interior designer Cristina Jorge de Carvalho with a contemporary cosmopolitan aesthetic. The project spreads over a surface of 125 square meters and its interior was first inspired by the Pombaline architectural style of the building which was afterwards adapted to the needs of the inhabitants. The designer created a lot of the furniture as…

Maranhão Apartment by Flavio Castro

By : Dennis Franklin | 12 May 2014 6:09 pm | Apartments

The Maranhao Apartment located in Sao Paulo, Brazil was converted from a family apartment into an apartment for a young single advertiser by the architect Flavio Castro maintaining the retro elements from some parts while also bringing other areas up to date and ready for the new purpose of the project. The living room, TV area and kitchen were integrated into a single space with the walls between them being demolished and the toilet there removed. The shelves act as…

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