Marble flooring from the 1800s and two oil paintings, circa 1600, are just a few of the one of a kind design features in this Giraldi Associati Architetti space by Giraldi Associates Architects. See more of the Florence palazzo at www.interiordesign.net. Photography by Francesca Anichini.
Walk into the Konan Ward Cultural Center, built by Chiaki Arai in the city of Niigata, 150 miles northwest of Tokyo, and you feel that you’ve stumbled onto a sci-fi movie set. See more at www.interiordesign.net. Photography by Sergio Pirrone.
Turnbull Griffin Haesloop Architects designs a beautiful summer home with an agrarian-inspired gable shelters, a double-height living room,and a glass wall incorporating barn-style doors in Petaluma, California. Photography by David Wakely.
In May, the Smithsonian’s Cooper-Hewitt Museum selected Brooks + Scarpa as the recipient of the 2014 National Design Award for architecture, recognizing the high level of innovation and public impact of its body of work—which has been pioneering in the fields of sustainable design and affordable housing. Above: Solar Umbrella House & Reactor Films by Brooks + Scarpa. Photography courtesy of Brooks + Scarpa.
Looking for a weekend retreat, a Spanish couple decided to purchase a 2 ½-acre hillside property with a half-demolished shepherd’s cottage. Sausriballonch Architects transformed the the lava-stone structure into a study in contrasting textures. Photography by Iñigo Bujedo Aguirre.
At this Montreal apartment, the open kitchen is just steps from the entry, straight ahead, as befits the star attraction. Thank Anne Sophie Goneau for that—she could have placed the kitchen practically anywhere she liked after gutting the 1,300 square feet, the ground level of an 1887 triplex. Photography by Adrien Williams.
Scavenging is second-nature for SR’s Stefan Rurak, who makes furniture and other design objects out of wood usually reclaimed from gutted town houses and decommissioned water towers. Photography by Sam Jackson.