Year: 2019

David Thulstrup, Note Design Studio and Muller Van Severen hack IKEA kitchens for Reform

Danish brand Reform has teamed up with David Thulstrup, Note Design and Muller Van Severen for its latest set of hacked IKEA kitchens, which feature mix-and-match coloured doors and a monochromatic metal cabinet. Reform, which specialises in the customisation of IKEA’s Metod kitchen, launched three new models at New York’s International Contemporary Furniture Fair (ICFF) yesterday. Muller Van Severen used a material […]

Moving terrace follows the sun at Robert Konieczny’s Quadrant House

This house in Poland by architect Robert Konieczny has a moving outdoor living space that pivots and docks with rooms on either side of the garden. Konieczny’s studio KWK Promes designed Quadrant House to feature a piece of kinetic architecture that tracks the sun’s movement. The Katowice-based office drew on experience from their previous projects, which include an ark-like […]

Sans-Arc Studio’s Plaster Fun House takes cues from cruise liners

Sans-Arc Studio has added a playful kitchen extension to a cottage in Torrensville, Australia, which is characterised by white-plaster walls, arches and terrazzo. Named the Plaster Fun House, the home is intended to be a fun, light and compact space that contrasts with the city’s commonplace brown-brick houses. Australian practice Sans-Arc Studio achieved this by taking cues […]

Ingenhoven Architects is wrapping five miles of hedges around an office in Düsseldorf

Ingenhoven Architects is building the Kö-Bogen II office block in Düsseldorf, which will have facades covered with five miles-worth of hornbeam hedges. Located on the Gustaf-Gründgens-Platz, alongside the heritage-listed Düsseldorfer Schauspielhaus theatre, the five-storey office block topped out earlier this month. Five miles of hornbeam hedges will wrap the Kö-Bogen II office building […]

Amey Kandalgaonkar imagines home built into giant boulder

Architectural designer Amey Kandalgaonkar has created renderings of House Inside a Rock, a concept for a modernist concrete house built within a giant rock. Mumbai born, Shanghai-based Kandalgaonkar designed the house to be a contemporary twist on the architecture of the Mada’in Saleh necropolis, a UNESCO world heritage site in Saudi Arabia. Mada’in Saleh was built in the first century […]