The goal was to transform this dark beaten down apartment into a welcoming flat for visitors from around the world.
Our Role: Interior design project, Project management, construction supervision, furniture & textile selection & purchase, selection & renovation of antic furniture, design of made to measure furniture exclusive for the project.
– In the center of the flat was a long, dark and kind of spooky corridor that would bring us to many closed dark rooms: 4 bedrooms, 2 tinny bathrooms, 1 wardroom, 1 kitchen, 1 living room and 1 dinning room. 2 patios that would give a bit of light, one at the end and one in the center, and 2 large windows in the living area looking on Napoles street. (See pics of before construction). Traditional Catalan architecture of the Eixample neighborhood: Long flats with little natural light.
Wave is a new generation log home manufactured by Polar Life Haus, a Finnish wooden house manufacturing company. Designed by Finnish architect Seppo Mäntylä, Wave is combination of solid wooden constructions in Finnish spruce, glass and steel. The unique curving shape of the house was inspired by the design of boats and airplanes. The gross built area of the house is 260 m2.
The essence of the space has been completely transformed by the project of this 120 square meters apartment which was previously charcterized by narrow and dark rooms.
The lighting design emphasises the main architectural elements, while giving depth and continuity to the several functional areas. The big sliding walls that separate the different rooms allow a flexible use of space, depending on the clients’ changing needs.
When the owners purchased this 1970’s ranch home in Kentfield, Marin County, it was dark, dank, and in danger of sliding down a hill. The interior was dated and needed to be updated to modern standards.
L’Accostée House is located in the Adstock area, on the shores of Lac St-François. The clients have lived on this beautiful site for a few years and enjoy aquatic activities on the lake. Since their original house was in poor condition and becoming too small for their growing family, they decided to rebuild while preserving the natural surroundings and keeping the open space on the edge of the lake. They wanted a warm, friendly house that would respect the environment and open onto the lake.
This 20-foot-wide wood frame townhouse, located at the end of a row along a narrow side yard, had existing front and rear extensions. The building volume was selectively manipulated—in some cases through addition, in others through subtraction—to improve room sizes, sequences and adjacencies. Generously sized skylights, window walls and glazed corners were employed to make the most of available natural light.
noa* (network of architecture) converted four existing dwellings into new apartments, characterized particularly by the interplay of old and new. “Very stylish apartment in a very central location where you can feel at home.”- guest from Switzerland (booking.com)
The house is located on the outskirts of a small village, which has been gain control over the local orchard because of the urban sub-division.
Due to this fact, and leaving any type of orchard reference behind, we are urged to create our own private landscape which should also be personal and with the ability to provide us with rest, delight and joy.
The „Yellow leg“ apartment building is located in Šnipiškės neighborhood, on the side of Vilnius city center. The building is on a 1697m2 lot, with its footprint occupying 707m2. The area is a perfect combination of living in an affordable area that has less crowded surroundings than city center, and being able to enjoy all the things that city center has to offer within reach.