twist brick extension urban mesh

Twisted Brick

London based architectural design firm Urban Mesh have created an extension with a twist. Designed for the firm’s director – James Beazer – the project enabled Urban Mesh a little extra space for experimentation, and in this case it’s the humble brick receiving attention. Taking inspiration from the terraced houses of London, the firm transformed the classic brick from a simple veneer to a staggering … Continue reading Twisted Brick

Powerful Perfumery

It has been a long time since we took a look at the otherworldy Gem Glass collection from Sicis, but it is at the forefront of our minds again due to the supernatural presence it brings to this interior. At an exclusive perfumery in Milan’s via Monte Napolene, the hypnotic slabs create a magical focal point, evoking distant galaxies and mythical landscapes. The Gem Glass … Continue reading Powerful Perfumery

Casalgrande’s Creative Centres

The Casalgrande collections have been given a new space to shine at the Creative Centre 2. Joining the existing Casalgrande headquarters, this new 500sq.m area enables the company’s ranges to be presented in a variety of realistic settings. Visitors now have the chance to fully imagine ways to utilise the creative surface solutions on offer, and to grasp the atmosphere each style can deliver. Additionally, … Continue reading Casalgrande’s Creative Centres

Cabin of Creations

An inspiring 3D printing project presents levels upon levels of creative solutions. The structure was designed and created by architecture and design professors Ronald Rael and Virginia San Fratello and revealed in May of last year. It went on to recieve the 2018 3D Pioneers Challenge, and it’s clear to see why. A classic wooden frame provides the basis for the variety of 3D printed … Continue reading Cabin of Creations

Flying Free-Form

In a quest to find a new way of living, an entirely novel form of building was proposed by architecture firm Gramazio & Kohler. To demonstrate this method an installation was created at the FRAC Centre – a museum in Orleans, France that has a heavy focus on architecture, radical design, and historically ground-breaking construction. The installation showcased a hands free building approach that relied … Continue reading Flying Free-Form

Butterfly Focus

Incredible, innovative non-profit architectural design research consulting group Terreform ONE are doing wonderful things. With one core message at their heart “Design Against Extinction”, their aim is simple – to create functional habitats that work for both humans and the animals we share the planet with. Recently the focus has been on the protection of the monarch butterfly, a species at risk due to pesticide … Continue reading Butterfly Focus

Intriguing i-CE AGE

The i-SUITE Hotel in Rimini has given one of its pools a marvelous mosaic make-over. The i-CE AGE pool is a maze of curves and waves of varied heights and lengths. The seating areas, steps, bridge, and pool are all formed which this characteristic fluidity. Delightful organic bends designed by architect Simone Micheli provide an other-worldly appearance and form a swimming pool that one wants … Continue reading Intriguing i-CE AGE

Significant Symbiosis

Symbiosis is taking the lead in urban renewal. In a section of Milan – Porta Romana – a business district is being formed to give the residents a new space, full of innovation with the bonds of company and community at its core.  The buildings are designed with a focus on ecological sustainability, with the area sprawling across 100,000sq metres. For the new Fastweb Headquarters … Continue reading Significant Symbiosis

Lundhs’ Large Larvikite

Lundhs As was founded in 1962 by Thor Lundh, after three generations of knowledge on quarrying were passed down. They specialise in larvikite, a natural stone found in the mountains of Larvik in Norway. Their process enables this unique material to be utilised in the home, bringing nature into the kitchen with this hardy, 100% natural stone. Now their headquarters in Larvik pays homage to … Continue reading Lundhs’ Large Larvikite

Kuala Lumpur Kintsugi

The architects at MVRDV have a way with façades that brings so much excitement, variety and innovation to the world.  After previously covering their Crystal Houses and the magnificent M Cube, an experimental exterior in Kuala Lumpur is next to catch Tile Addict’s eye. In a similar vein to Flexstone by Solus, the surface is cracked and separated, making way for light to escape. The … Continue reading Kuala Lumpur Kintsugi

Brightly Barred Brandhorst

Colourfully welcoming visitors to the arts district in Munich is the Museum Brandhorst – its façade varied and enticing, like a box of crayons. Designed by architecture firm Sauerbruch Hutton, the exterior was created as an indication of what lays behind it. Using around 36,000 TERRART®-Baguette ceramic rods in 23 custom colours the building itself becomes an abstract display. When seen from a distance the … Continue reading Brightly Barred Brandhorst

budri showroom Patricia Urqiola marble design interior

Creative Space

Earlier this year Milan welcomed another showstopping showroom to their streets. Located at Foro Buonaparte 60, right in the heart of the city, leading marble masters Budri can be found. Patricia Urqiuola, one of the brands creators and collaborators, and renowned architect and designer was enlisted to design the space. The idea was for the showroom to be more than a display centre, but to … Continue reading Creative Space