With Fluted Details Galore, This Paris Pad Is as Chic as it Gets

Sarah Dray is an out-and-out Parisienne. The interior designer was born in the French capital and has lived in traditional Haussmannian apartments ever since she was a child. “The aesthetics of Parisian buildings fascinate me,” she says. “I’ve never seen anything quite so beautiful.” Dray initially trained with two preeminent purveyors of French decorative taste. […]

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9 ways to transform a historic home with transitional style |

Here’s the dilemma: you’re trying to update a historic home that’s packed with original features. You respect the unique character and beauty of the house but want to introduce modern styling and comforts. Here’s the reality: a mansion-scaled limestone townhouse in Brooklyn, NYC, built in 1898. It’s all wood paneled walls, ornate ceiling moldings and […]

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Curtains that define and blur spaces. Ye Xiao Xiao, Tea space by Aurora Design | The Strength of Architecture

Project description by Aurora Design The Baipu, an ancient extinct people from Yunnan province of Southwestern China, were the earliest group to start tea-drinking and engage in tea trade. Tea farming and culture thrived in Yunnan Province thousands of years ago, therefore, Yunnan Province was considered as the birthplace of tea culture. The stories […]

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Incredible Sydney Opera House design secret wows the internet

The Sydney Opera House is one of the world’s most famous architectural landmarks, known for its dramatic ‘sails’ that stand out over the foreshore of Sydney Harbour. But the process of creating its iconic shape was fraught with challenges. As one user has recalled on Reddit, the Sydney Opera House’s shells proved to be impossible […]

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Nordic interiors brand brings Danish-designed kitchens to Edinburgh

Watch more of our videos on Shots! and live on Freeview channel 276 Visit Shots! now One of Edinburgh’s most successful interiors brands has announced the launch of a new kitchen and bathroom showroom in the city’s Morningside neighborhood. Nordic Studio offers a collection of Danish-designed, high quality kitchens, made to exacting requirements from sustainable […]

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Culture as an urban catalyst. Media Library by archi5 and CALMM architecture | The Strength of Architecture

Project description by archi5 and CALMM architecture Sainte-Geneviève-des-bois is located in the department of Essonne, 34 km from Paris. The project to build the Olivier Léonhardt media library arose from the local government’s desire to ensure access to culture for the inhabitants of the department. To this end, it decided to launch a competition […]

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New Alabama State House design documents show expanded footprint, amenities

MONTGOMERY, Ala. — The Alabama Legislative Council heard new details Wednesday about the new Alabama State House, including schematics that show the building will have an expanded footprint, more square footage in both the House and Senate chambers and several new amenities. “It’s going to be a timeless building, it’s going to be here for […]

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