The owner of this Brighton house required an interior that reflected the geometry of the building’s architecture. To achieve this brief, Mim Design undertook full planning, interior architectural design and decoration.
Each view has aspect to a key interior feature or form, and each element within the house proportionally creates a sculptural form. The interiors have a sense of balance, calm and space.
From the front entry, leading through to the lounge with its elegantly curved fireplace, the space feels soft and warm. Light streams through the windows, and natural elements such as smoked oak floors, elegant grey marble, and black stained timber, create a muted sense of luxury.
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As usual, Nico Ven Der Meulen have just delivered a beautiful residence in South Africa, I had to share it with you.
From the Architects:
Designed by the highly acclaimed Werner van der Meulen, House Sar encapsulates luxury, comfort and functionality in a minimalist architectural setting. The clients approached Nico van der Meulen Architects with a modest single storey pitched roof house.
Limited views and access to the garden resulted in the rooms beings dark, and thus the clients main request was to transform this house into a light-filled open plan contemporary home. Ensuring that every room was naturally lit became the challenge for Werner van der Meulen, but one he proved could be done.
A framework of steel columns and beams surround the entrance while louvered planes conceal the four garages and floating roofs (if you are interested on learning more about the garage doors, try here). It’s as if each plane whether wall, roof or floor has been intentionally treated differently either in material, texture or colour creating a unique entrance design.
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Tula House is located on a remote island, at the edge of a cliff, 44 feet above the Pacific Ocean. The topography of the site is highly irregular; the prospects diverse. Views to the east stretch over the open water and islands of the Strait of Georgia to the mountain ranges on the mainland of British Columbia. Views to the south overlook a small tidal basin. Moss covered basalt hills are interspersed among treed expanses and richly vegetated crevices, valleys and swales. Stands of red alder and big-leafed maple enliven the predominantly dark fir forest. The beach below the house is littered with the flotsam and jetsam of the ocean where logs and rocks have been tossed around by the tides and storms like a child’s game of “pickup sticks”. One site is actually many sites.
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Completed in 2011, Aamer designed this house in Singapore to curve like a boomerang so that all the bedrooms could have views of the waterfront. The geometry also allowed a twenty-five meter lap pool to be incorporated on one side at the ground level. This lap pool continues as a water feature that wraps around the living and dining spaces. Aamer also designed the main spaces of the first story to be fluid and continuous so that, upon entry, one could see the waterfront straightaway. The connection to the waterfront is further reinforced by a linear timber deck that extends from the house into the pier. The clients also felt that such a spatial articulation gives the house a sense of spacious and makes it appear to be much bigger than many other rectilinear houses on similar plots at Cove Grove, Sentosa.
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This is what a masterpiece looks like, a wonderful display of horizontal volumes with an intricate diagonal playful effect in the façade.
House Ber, by Nico van der Meulen Architects and M Square Lifestyle Design, is an indication of what happens when granite, steel, light and water come together. Situated in Midrand, House Ber presents itself as a sequence of irregular steel bars randomly placed creating patterned façades which initially were conceived to represent security but now have become the very feature which distinguishes this house from its surrounding.
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Raëd Abillama Architects , a Lebanese architecture firm, built this beautiful house in Jbeil overlooking the Mediterranean. The house itself contradicts with it’s area in terms of design yet compliments it beautifully through the stone used.
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I love the fact that in almost everything, everyone is going back to nature, whether in food, design, fashion, etc.. In this Ukraine based project, Sergey Makhno Workshop, same designers of the famous Twister restaurant, used green and natural materials to create a loft-like space. With natural li8ght flooding the apartment, lovely modern furniture, and breathtaking wood flooring, this penthouse is a winner. If I were to work on a project inspired by nature, this is what it would probably look like.
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The Das Stue Hotel has been designed with remarkably distintive taste. With the joined efforts one of the most famous product/interior designers Patricia Urquiola and LVG Arquitectura, this hotel turned out to be a master piece. Characterized with stylish pieces designed by Urquiola herslef for top world furniture brands such as Moroso, B&B Italia, Andreu world, the interior is destined to be this beautiful.
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