Challenging The Conventional: Not Your Typical Coworking

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Cabinette is not defined by its creators as a simple co-working or gray office space. The design idea spins around challenging the conventional and offering a place of stories where the first concepts may be envisioned a tad wilder, and creativity has no boundaries. Recently awarded with Young Talent of The Year 2020 by Elle Deco International - Masquespacio, located …

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How to convert Brutalist offices into a contemporary boutique hotel?

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The Standard completed its first hotel in London with a 1974 Brutalist structure overlooking King’s Cross. How to convert offices within a concrete Brutalist frame into a contemporary boutique hotel of 266 rooms hosting a new restaurant, bar, and a roof terrace above? This project is all about Repurpose, Reuse, and Readapt.   The original tinted-windows in their distinct rounded rectangular frames were replaced with …

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Barcelona Style: Co-Living With Luxury

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Co-working and Co-Living can't be described as a trend anymore, but these concepts are today's reality not only in urban areas, however, few projects named as Co-Living With Luxury have been published so far. A few years back, Casa Decor took place at Casa Burés and it was by far one of the most memorable exhibitions in town. I remember being …

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Reading While Be In Touch With Heaven and Earth

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Based in Tapei (Taiwan), architecture firm Waterfrom Design spans the fields of residential, commercial, and public space design. The idea of the project below is built on presenting a tranquil, harmonious, and undisturbed dwelling place in a buzzing world. The concept of the project Reading Under The Lake is outlined with this statement:     The sales office building located in Xiamen (China) offers a …

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A Joyful Color Palette At Casa Hoyos Hotel

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Nothing better to start the weekend than browsing through the joyful color palette at Casa Hoyos located in San Miguel de Allende (Mexico). A seed and grain trader was transformed into this boutique hotel that works with local designers and artisans to reflect local taste and skills. Casa Hoyos is a reinterpretation of the colonial houses respecting the materials and vegetable palette …

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Fresh functional design for a primary school

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Christopher Elliott, when presented with the task of refurbishing St.Michaels Grammar School, admits’, was a steep learning curve. How to take a heritage-listed building, stepped in the school history, and create a fresh new functional design; that supports the dynamic minds of primary school students? They worked through it by asking the students what they wanted. Unanimously, they share a love of …

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