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17Nov 2019


Umber pigments were found on cave paintings from the neolithic period, one of the first colours painted by humans, and yet it lends itself marvellously to the modern interior. Raw umber is a rich natural brown or reddish-brown earth shade that builds warmth. Put a little fire to it and a pronounced burnt umber shade can be utilised for added intensity in a contemporary setting. In the two umber home interiors we’ll look at today, the shade is balanced out with black and white elements, and moments of greenery for added freshness. Of course natural elements vibe easily with the earth colour, but these modern mixes bring the historical hue bang up to date.

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17Nov 2019


The Traveler’s Refuge is a project designed by Egue y Seta in 2018, covers an area of 58m2 and is located in Madrid, Spain. Photography by Vicugo Foto

“When you call home the entire world with its hotels, its lodges and its inns, but also with all its camping tents, its cruise cabins and its plane seats, a tiny but cozy attic in the very heart of Malasaña might not seem so tiny after all… It may very well be instead all (or even more than) what you need to rest, recharge and plan out your next trip. It may also be the ideal refuge for those who seek to explore Madrid from inside (or above) or a bit of the city from a local´s point of view, just a few meters away from the more touristic streets while you do the same at the other end of the world. You might not need greater luxury or space when you have such views and a plan; when your eyes have seen so many miles and your feet finally find a moment to cease their walking. Maybe this green and walk-in travel guide themed library (provided with a bedroom, bathroom, terrace and kitchen) is just the perfect refuge for the modern traveler. At Egue y Seta we tackle each project as if we were embarking on a new trip. Do you guys care to look at some of the postcards from this”

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17Nov 2019



Will Speros •
November 15, 2019


Photography by Nakai Photography

Chicago’s West Loop has welcomed Gaijin as the city’s first okonomiyaki concept, which offers both Hiroshima and Osaka styles of the savory Japanese pancake. Robert Quellos of locally based FC Studio designed Gaijin, which translates to “outsider,” to evoke both warmth and energy.

Spread across 1,200 square feet, the restaurant seats 60 in the dining room and 14 at the bar. Diners are oriented around the open kitchen, which features a custom 12-foot-long griddle and chef’s counter to draw visitors into the theatrics of preparation. Individual Hiroshima teppan griddles are embedded into all tables.

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17Nov 2019



Alia Akkam • Photography courtesy of RH •
November 11, 2019

Like its sister location in New York, RH Minneapolis, the Gallery, is a striking departure from other retail outlets. With its imposing charcoal gray Venetian plaster façade and glass and steel French doors that open onto garden courtyards and terraces, the Gallery resembles a contemporary Italian palace a lot more than a Minnesota showroom. But ultimately, the 60,000-square-foot, three-story structure set on two lush acres is a shopping experience, albeit a dramatic one, that seamlessly blurs the notion of home and hospitality.

On level one, guests walk through a 25-foot-high threshold of glass and steel into a central hall with 14-foot-tall ceilings. Here, inside barrel-vaulted passageways, gallery-like rooms illuminate RH Interiors collections. One floor above is RH Modern, a vast assemblage of furnishings, lighting, textiles, and accessories, as well as the interactive RH Design Firm & Atelier and RH Rugs salons.

Atop the third floor’s floating staircase is the rooftop restaurant, housed underneath an atrium and complete with a wine and barista bar. This skylit garden backdrop nods to grand European ones of yore, with trellised London plane trees, a gurgling water fountain, and retractable glass walls. Amid the dreamy mix of crystal chandeliers, lanterns, and sculpted evergreens are selections from the RH Outdoor collections, extending the store’s residential-meets-retail narrative.

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17Nov 2019


The Brick House / Srijit Srinivas – ARCHITECTS


© Prasanth Mohan, Running Studios


© Prasanth Mohan, Running Studios


© Prasanth Mohan, Running Studios


© Prasanth Mohan, Running Studios






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© Prasanth Mohan, Running Studios
© Prasanth Mohan, Running Studios

Text description provided by the architects. Located on a long and irregularly narrow site in Trivandrum with its longer side facing west, the The BRICKHAUS, Keralam, India is designed to be both a place of respite and exhilaration for the Clients – a young family both Doctors and their two kids, the lady of the house a trained dancer too. The plan addresses the diverse requirements – a blend of novelty and function, Public presentation & Private expression.


© Prasanth Mohan, Running Studios
© Prasanth Mohan, Running Studios


Floor Plans
Floor Plans


© Prasanth Mohan, Running Studios
© Prasanth Mohan, Running Studios

The house is an exploration in revealing the beauty of the oldest and most versatile material – the country burnt brick. The BRICKHAUS naturally evokes a feeling of nostalgia. The house has an ethnic charm, which is accentuated in the varied play of light & shadows by placement and detailing of fenestrations and the material palette. The design has also attempted to bring nature inside, with both the use of contextually detailed skylights and jali work– defining breezeways facilitating natural cooling of the interiors and complemented with a distribution of internal gardens and pools, working together to bring in a magical play of light.


© Prasanth Mohan, Running Studios
© Prasanth Mohan, Running Studios

The house is an unspoken narrative of open and interconnected spaces that challenge the standard assumptions of load-bearing brick construction, an intimate variation of scaling of space, of polished concrete floors and Exposed Concrete ceilings, of un-rendered brick. The house becomes a celebration of the imperfection of the material substrate, and the organic expression of asymmetry conspicuously present throughout all adding to a sense of sensory dynamism. The custom-built furniture and joinery items add to the charm of the house. From a functional layout, the Dining area with its east-west orientation opens out to a landscaped internal Courtyard, connecting the house with the ‘outdoors’.


© Prasanth Mohan, Running Studios
© Prasanth Mohan, Running Studios

This functional syntax is carried across to other parts of the house also, such as the master bedroom having a landscaped court bounded by brick louvers bringing in cool breezes whilst also being privacy screen controlling views in from the outside. On this same theme, the Medical Consultancy space and its adjoined Guest Bedroom form a separate block spatially separate to the rest of the house, but subtly blended in with the house. A carefully detailed brick-paved path forms the tectonic cord connecting the two spatial blocks together whilst also doubling up as a performance stage floor for small family gatherings. The quiet reflective brick-edged lotus pool beside the informal stage gives a palpable and inviting vibe to this space.


© Prasanth Mohan, Running Studios
© Prasanth Mohan, Running Studios

Internally, the timber staircase and its juxtaposition to a traditional swing in the adjoining internal courtyard uses the visual language of litheness and motion to tie together the larger layout of contingent spaces, whilst allowing through-views for a sense of a spatial continuum. From an energy consumption perspective, The BRICKHAUS is a ‘Net Zero’ entity. The BRICKHAUS has tastefully responded to the potential of its site, and the aspirational requirements of its clients to deliver a restrained architectural end product, which is both visually capturing as well as functionally efficient, and an organic addition to the local milieu.


© Prasanth Mohan, Running Studios
© Prasanth Mohan, Running Studios

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