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Bathroom design is getting bolder in its choice of colours, textures, materials and technology

Wellness- and tech-driven designs are at the forefront of these personal spaces that are setting new benchmarks for style and sustainability. Bathrooms are no longer the mundane spaces they used to be. In the context of commercial interiors, they’re the new lobbies that … More

Research and technology are driving commercial bathroom and kitchen design

Bathrooms and kitchens are two of the most integral parts of any space. In commercial projects, they straddle form and function, while also keeping the maintenance in check. The good news is leading brands are collaborating with designers to integrate both aspects as … More

Louis Poulsen celebrates PH 5 lamp’s 60th anniversary with new colours

Danish lighting designer Poul Hennningsen’s iconic PH 5 lamp for equally celebrated Danish brand Louis Poulsen celebrates its 60th anniversary this month. To mark this milestone, the company has released the lamp in classic white, modern white and six vibrant colours to match … More

Heimtextil reveals new furnishing trends

With over 3,000 exhibitors and 70,000 trade visitors, Heimtextil, an international trade fair for home and contract textiles, is one of the largest annual furnishings event, held in January in the German city of Frankfurt. This year, a new format for contract industry … More

ReNa Design adds texture to the facade of a skinny house with sculptural details

Skinny homes are gaining prominence worldwide for their ingenious approach towards maximising space. ReNa Design, founded by architect Reza Najafian, has designed the Qorveh house, located 90km from Kurdistan province in Iran.   The house is divided into two separate units – a … More

Sumitomo Forestry to build the world’s tallest timber skyscraper in Tokyo

Sumitomo Forestry, the Japanese timber company, part of one of Japan’s largest conglomerates, has proposed a 70-storey hybrid timber skyscraper to celebrate the company’s 350th anniversary in 2041. What looks set to be the world’s tallest wooden building in Tokyo, the 350m skyscraper … More

Zav Architects repurpose an existing villa to highlight the interplay of light and volume

Located in the mountainous landscape of Alborz, in the village of Poorkan, a 45-min drive from Tehran, an abandoned house has been converted into a family holiday home. Zav Architects was commissioned to repurpose the existing structure spread over 150m2, including a fruit … More

David Adjaye’s Spyscape museum opens in New York City

Acclaimed British architect Sir David Adjaye’s much anticipated Spyscape museum has opened in New York City. Located on the first three levels of a building in Midtown Manhattan, occupying an area of 5,574m2, the attraction is part museum and part interactive centre, which … More

Babak Abnar architecture firm preserves an old villa with new spatial architecture

Located in the north of Iran by the Caspian Sea, in the town of Kelarabad, architecture firm Babak Abnar, in collaboration with interior designer Ali Ravanpak, has restored an old family villa, seeking cues from the owners’ worldwide travels and their desire to … More

Nabil Gholam Architects designs a seaside villa in Lebanon inspired by Chinese puzzle box

Lebanon’s Nabil Gholam Architects has designed a cube-inspired residential villa, called the AZ House, in a densely-inhabited neighbourhood at one end of the panoramic bay of Jounieh, located north of Beirut at a distance of a 20-minute car ride. The simple white cube, … More

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