Gabriel Apartment


16 Sep 2014

The Gabriel Apartment was recently renovated by Atelye70, who wished to respect the unique history of the building, one that connects Italy, to Turkey, to Istanbul.   The building is located on Pera's hill, near to the famed Galata district (The Genoese enclave). From the second half of the 19th century the area was overwhelmed by Italian architects, artists and decorators, later kas the

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Tsai Residence

Tai & Architectural Design

15 Sep 2014

Taiwanese studio Tai & Architectural Design have kept their latest project, an apartment in Taipei, ‘as minimal as possible' in order for it to be easily reverted to its original condition. The couple who live in the space are renting it from the government under the guideline that it can only be rented for five years, after which it must be returned in the same state as when they first

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Shop/House at Naylor Ct.

E/L Studio

10 Sep 2014

A horse stable that dates back to the 1800s has been transformed by E/L Studio from an empty shell on a neglected alley into a classic shop-house that includes an architect's storefront studio with living quarters above. The studio is a void set back from the alley by an interstitial zone that provides separate entrances for the workspace and the home. A rolling gate and folding glass wall

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DM House

Studio Guilherme Torres

02 Sep 2014

It took six months for the architect, Guilherme Torres, to get to know the London based couple who'd contracted him in São Paulo regarding this project. He comments: "All our meetings were via Skype, but their camera was never working, so I barely saw them throughout the whole process." DM House initially began as an interior design job but grew to encompass architectural foundations

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Rue Benjamin Franklin

Rabih Hage

01 Sep 2014

Rabih Hage was asked to redesign a 19th century apartment in a bourgeois area in Paris.  The renowned architect and designer redistributed the functionality of the rooms in the apartment in order to transform the Haussmannian layout, providing contemporary living spaces without wiping out the history of the apartment and the building.  Hage restored and preserved the existing moulding

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