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17Aug 2019



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August 15, 2019



Photos: Little Shelter

As the former capital of the ancient Lanna Kingdom more than 700 years ago, it’s no secret that Chiang Mai in northern Thailand is overflowing with traditional architecture and brimming with culture. “The old cityscape and its vernacular architecture are characterized by a wood structure with a shingle-pitched roof,” says Amata Luphaiboon, principal of Bangkok firm Department of Architecture Co. This defining, albeit bygone trait, acts as the foundation for Luphaiboon’s latest creation—the wondrous Little Shelter located along the peaceful Ping River.

The translucent fish scale-like façade sets the tone for the rule-bending, transformative design. Comprising polycarbonate and wood shingles that reference the city’s architectural heritage, the exterior “will age gracefully from the brownish wood color into a beautiful silver gray,” says Luphaiboon, ushering it into a glittering future. While the striking exterior shimmers from the sun hitting different touchpoints throughout the day, “at night, with the light from the inside, the building becomes a lantern glowing on the riverbank.”

Inside, the lobby is an exercise in well-executed minimalism. White paint and smooth cement floors create a “stark, gallery-like feeling that accommodates the architectural-scaled hanging installation inspired by the famous Boh Srang umbrella of Chiang Mai,” he says. Hundreds of bamboo umbrellas were carefully hung overhead and are intended to lead the way through the austere lobby and café to the moodier, more intimate restaurant and bar, which is marked by warm wood flooring, circular furniture, and rich gray paint. “The dark surfaces become a foreground for the river view beyond,” Luphaiboon points out, while also creating a dramatic ambiance.

In the simply furnished 14 guestrooms, illusion becomes a sensorial art form as “a place to rediscover Chiang Mai from a new angle,” he says. Custom wallpaper found on the ceiling depicts famous city landmarks, such as the ancient city wall and pine forest, or events like the floating lantern festival, imbuing the rooms with saturated colors as they are “infinitely reflected onto the two long walls clad with small mirrored acrylic shingles.” The effect is “a surreal borderless sensation” he adds. Different in each room, the images are enhanced by metal rods that form geometric frames and create an array of moments ranging from warm tranquility to raw energy to suit guests’ preferences.

Still, beyond the dream-like design, “one of the best attributes of the site is its view,” says Luphaiboon. “Even though the property is located very close to the town center, the surroundings are lush with large trees.” With round daybeds lining the tranquil pool, the outdoor space just off the restaurant is “easy, breezy, and very relaxing,” juxtaposing “the iconic architecture and sophisticated interior spaces [within].”

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The Little Grey Granny with Curves is a project designed by hobbs jamieson architecture in 2019, covers an area of 350 m2 and is located in Balgowlah Heights, Australia. Photography by Luc Remond

“Poorly considered previous renovations, horribly constructed, dark and compartmentalised. Not uncommon feedback from those we meet looking to renovate..and..this one had it all!

Most of the briefing points from our clients (which was effectively a brief in two parts, being dwelling renovation and the construction of a new secondary dwelling) were to ‘open up the space, make it more contemporary and employ a classic natural colour palette’. Although a new structure the same brief applied to the new granny flat.

The existing pool was refurbished and the granny flat positioned to make the external spaces private and allow the incorporation of a more usable parking area than what existed.

The home is much brighter now, allowing breezes through the living areas and providing much more opportunity for the management of the elements. Oh, and a few curves thrown in for good measure :).”

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Studio Griffiths Designed A Black And White Interior For A Modern Farmhouse

Photography: Sharyn Cairns with styling by Studio Moore | Builder: Bernie Everett Building

Interior architecture and design practice Studio Griffiths, has completed the interior renovation of a modern farmhouse in Australia.

Located on a quiet hillside in the idyllic Victorian town of Main Ridge, the modern country house is casual, sophisticated and livable, merging the form of a traditional farmhouse with clean contemporary lines.

Located on a quiet hillside in the idyllic Victorian town of Main Ridge, this modern farmhouse is casual, sophisticated and livable, merging the form of a traditional farmhouse with clean contemporary lines. #ModernFarmhouse #ModernHouse #ModernArchitecture
Photography: Sharyn Cairns with styling by Studio Moore | Builder: Bernie Everett Building

Stepping inside, the double-height ceilings in the open plan interior contribute to the sense of spaciousness, while floor-to-ceiling glass doors and windows offer a strong connection to the outdoors, and frame views of the surrounding farmland.


Dining Room Ideas - Stepping inside this modern farmhouse, the double-height ceilings in the open plan interior contribute to the sense of spaciousness, while floor-to-ceiling glass doors and windows offer a strong connection to the outdoors, and frame views of the surrounding farmland. #DiningRoom #DiningRoomIdeas #ModernFarmhouse
Photography: Sharyn Cairns with styling by Studio Moore | Builder: Bernie Everett Building

In the living room, natural materials and textures are combined with earthy dark-stained furniture and charcoal accents.


Living Room Ideas - In this modern farmhouse living room, natural materials and textures are combined with earthy dark-stained furniture and charcoal accents. #LivingRoomIdeas #ModernLivingRoom #DarkLivingRoom
Photography: Sharyn Cairns with styling by Studio Moore | Builder: Bernie Everett Building

Custom-designed shelving has been added on either side of the fireplace, providing dedicated areas for displaying decorative elements.


Shelving Ideas - Custom-designed shelving has been added on either side of the fireplace, providing dedicated areas for displaying decorative elements. #BlackShelving #Fireplace #ModernLivingRoom
Photography: Sharyn Cairns with styling by Studio Moore | Builder: Bernie Everett Building

In the kitchen, there’s a new 9 foot (3m) central island with a black stone countertop and wood paneling, that also strongly contrasts the crisp white cabinets on the wall behind it.


Kitchen Ideas - In this modern farmhouse kitchen, there's a new 9 foot (3m) central island with a black stone countertop and wood paneling, that also strongly contrasts the crisp white cabinets on the wall behind it. #KitchenIdeas #FarmhouseKitchen #BlackAndWhite #KitchenDesign
Photography: Sharyn Cairns with styling by Studio Moore | Builder: Bernie Everett Building

There’s also a home office that continues with the black and white color palette. A black accent wall complements the black shelving and window frames.


Home Office Ideas - In this modern home office, a black accent wall complements the black shelving and window frames. #ModernHomeOffice #HomeOfficeIdeas #BlackAccentWall
Photography: Sharyn Cairns with styling by Studio Moore | Builder: Bernie Everett Building

In the bedrooms, French oak boards have been used to line the walls, creating a rustic and intimate setting.


Bedroom Ideas - French oak boards have been used to line the walls of this modern farmhouse bedroom,  creating a rustic and intimate setting. #ModernBedroom #FarmhouseBedroom #BedroomIdeas #BedroomDesign
Photography: Sharyn Cairns with styling by Studio Moore | Builder: Bernie Everett Building

In one of the bathrooms, a black-frame grid shower screen is inspired by the existing window frames of the house.


Bathroom Ideas - In this modern black and grey bathroom, a black-frame grid shower screen is inspired by the existing window frames of the house. #BathroomIdeas #BlackBathroom #BathroomDesign
Photography: Sharyn Cairns with styling by Studio Moore | Builder: Bernie Everett Building

In the master bedroom ensuite there’s a feature wall of custom-cut terrazzo diamond tiles that provides a backdrop for an Agape bathtub.


Bathroom Ideas - This modern master bedroom ensuite has a feature wall of custom-cut terrazzo diamond tiles that provides a backdrop for an Agape bathtub.
Photography: Sharyn Cairns with styling by Studio Moore | Builder: Bernie Everett Building

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Bathroom Ideas - In this modern grey, black and white bathroom, grey tiles are combined with a black-framed vanity and a white countertop that has a built-in basin. #BathroomIdeas #BathroomDesign #ModernBathroom
Decor Ideas - In this modern bedroom, a sheepskin is hung over an armchair providing a comfy place to relax, while wall art adds to the black, white and grey color palette. #ModernDecor #DecorIdeas #BedroomDecor
Dining Room Ideas - In this modern farmhouse, a large wood dining table surrounded by black chairs, is positioned beneath a sculptural chandelier. #DiningRoomIdeas #ModernDiningRoom
Shelving Ideas - Custom-designed shelving has been added on either side of the fireplace, providing dedicated areas for displaying decorative elements. #BlackShelving #Fireplace #ModernLivingRoom
Decor Ideas - Modern and colorful artwork has been positioned around a minimalist black console table. #ModernDecor #ModernArt #DecorIdeas
Laundry Ideas - In this modern laundry, hanging bars provide a place to dry items, while grey tiles cover the walls. #LaundryRoom #LaundryIdeas

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ryu mitarai & associates has completed stir, a four-story building in tokyo that combines a japanese restaurant on the ground floor, and a private residence on the remaining three levels. all floors are connected via a large, curved staircase that takes center stage in the middle of the structure, and which extends outside of the building and towards the small alley it is located next to.

 

 

 

a narrow alley with people’s signs, a railway overpass where trains come and go every minute, and a wide urban road under construction for 2020,’ notes ryu mitarai & associates. ‘the site is located in a peculiar place between three different environments. I thought of an architecture that would stand up with the environment while reacting to the different scales, distance, speed, sound, and brightness.’ the four-story building incorporates an entrance looking towards the small alley located next to it, where the beginning of the large staircase emerges, as an extension of it. its curved form creates a place that responds to the surrounding environment, while compressing and relaxing interior spaces. ‘it is the scale of the skeleton of a city that is somewhere far away from people, even though it is at the center of daily life,’ continues the studio. ‘I thought it would encourage the discovery of the place and lead to the richness of living here.’

 

 

the private residence has been designed to have a strong connection with the outside through a terrace and atrium, as well as large openings throughout. concrete and wood complement the white, metal staircase, which transforms the adjacent alley into an extension of the house, opening up the residents’ everyday lives towards the neighborhood instead of closing it off. ‘it is hoped that the architecture that rises in response to the environment will slowly move the town to create a small ecosystem, creating a unique connection and a rich sense of openness,’ the studio concludes.

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name: stir

architect: ryu mitarai & associates architects

location: tokyo, japan

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Bridging the gap between the traditional and contemporary, neoclassical design offers a rich method of self-expression that differs from eclectic and transitional styles in a few important ways. Neoclassical interiors embrace luxury – far from modest, but careful to remain tasteful. It offers a playground for bold colors more than its transitional pastel-hued neighbor. It requires a more curated approach to furniture than its distant cousin the free-spirited eclectic. The interiors featured in this post range from those inspired by Hollywood regency style all the way to a super-modern interpretation with faint neoclassical influences.

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