Airy, spacious, imbued with tranquil views—strikingly contemporary homes immersed in nature and natural light capturing the upper echelons of indoor / outdoor landscape design.
Where does the story for a centuries-old building truly begin? As it pertains to Italian artist and architect Vincenzo De Cotiis, the question is not nearly as interesting as to how the story ends, particularly in the case of the austerely done residence he designed inside a badly neglected palazzo near central Milan.
That Old Library, where material from Nationalmuseum’s Art Library and archives is exhibited, emerges as a highlight of the broader revamp—and standing entirely on its own—speaks to the depth of its exquisitely done interior.
In 1925, the brick-and-steel headquarters for the National Biscuit Company was built in Los Angeles. Nearly a century on, Nabisco is a household name, and the building with a factory past is a household for many, as the live/work complex Biscuit Company Lofts.
With bold strokes and cool-to-hot hues, prismatic minds Olson Kundig, David Adjaye and Thiel Architecture + Design have produced distinctly vivacious designs in Seattle, Los Angeles and New York City, respectively, bringing a little more color to the urban cityscape.
Still splendid after all these years, the Bradbury Building—a strapping architectural sentinel in Downtown Los Angeles—was clearly built to last. Constructed by draftsman George Wyman in 1893 from the original design by architect Sumner Hunt, the landmarked structure has seen eras and all manner of stylistic changes come and go in its long march to the current moment.
For the contemporary tastemakers of today, to-the-max is more of a fine eye than a riotous palette. Through different stylistic endeavors, each vibrant and distinct, design stars Alexandra Loew, Tara Shaw and contemporary brand CB2 look to the past to animate space with a fresh, sumptuous feeling.
India-born Sashya Thind was raised around strong female role models—her mother and grandmother are both architects—and a pilot father whose work took her all over the world as a child.
With his hand-honed designs upending conventional notions of craft, contemporary artist-craftsman Taylor Donsker works wonders in California timber.
Laura Aviva’s New York City design studio L’Aviva Home combines luxury and savoir-faire through handmade objects with soul.