There's not much to go wrong when you combine the character of turn-of-the-century brick with contemporary Japanese design language. This certainly is the case for a this renovation from architecture firm, No. 555 . The project was conceived as an occasional work space for two transplanted design sisters, one Hong Kong and one LA, built from the ruins of the servants' quarters of their childhood home. Gently modernized spaces with a thoughtful accents make for a satisfyingly warm final product. Find the original article at Remodelista. Photography by Koichi Torimura
Wednesday, November 12, 2014
Monday, November 3, 2014
Self-renovated by the owners, fashion designers Momo Suzuki and Alexander Yamaguchi, this LA bungalow nestles neatly somewhere between Japanese and Scandinavian influences (Both born is Japan, Alexander with a special fondness for eBay-sourced mid-century furniture). The couple approached the project with a light touch, using the existing features to their fullest potential. Existing kitchen wall cabinets were raised to create the feel of more space, original oak floor were simply refinished, and windows outfitted with brass hardware. And the surgically styled collection of furniture and ceramics doesn't hurt either. For more, visit Remodelista.
Wednesday, October 22, 2014
Sara Antunes and Mário Ferreira of Lisbon's SAMF designed the Casa dos Caseiros, a caretakers residence in a vineyard region of Portugal. The design draws strongly from traditional farmhouse vernacular, but definitely pulls and stretches at our expectations. Iconic forms of white and tera cotta are emboldened by large swaths of blue woodwork, creating a recognizable but compelling space. For more, visit dezeen. Photos by José Campos.