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Tham & Videgård Arkitekter designs austere holiday home on Swedish island

This pared-back holiday home on the Swedish island of Gotland provides a retreat for three generations of a family and was designed by Tham & Videgård Arkitekter. The Stockholm studio – arguably best known for its mirrored Treehotel – designed Atrium House on the coast of the island, which is surrounded by the Baltic Sea. As the name suggests, the house is arranged...

Dan Brunn renovates Frank Gehry-designed LA house for an illustrator

A Japanese-style reading nook and a sculptural wooden staircase feature in this 1970s Los Angeles house, which has been overhauled by local studio Dan Brunn Architecture to “pay homage” to its original architect Frank Gehry. Gehry was commissioned to design the residence in the 1970s for art collectors Edwin and Ann Janss, but the couple slightly modified the plans during construction and lost some of...

Sigurd Larsen Designs Affordable Homes for Eco-Housing Development Near Copenhagen

Berlin-based architect Sigurd Larsen designed these two larch-clad homes as a sustainable and affordable model for an “organic” housing development in Hvalso, Denmark. The Danish but Berlin-based architect created the homes for a sustainable housing development called Frikobing, which is located around 60 kilometres inland from Copenhagen. The affordable typologies, which cost approximately 15,000 DKK (£1,745) per square metre, are named The Green...

Retro Helsinki Bar takes its Design Cues from 60’s and 70’s Disco Music

Named after the song Jackie by British baritone Scott Walker, this nostalgia-tinged bar in Helsinki has been designed to evoke a 1970’s Milanese bar. The Jackie bar’s designer, Joanna Laajisto of Studio Joanna Laajisto, explained: “I was given a soundtrack of 60’s and 70’s Italian lounge music and 70’s French cosmic disco by the owner, Antti Eerikäinen, to understand the ambience he...

Note Design Studio Celebrates Pastel Colours in Revamp of 19th Century Property

Instead of opting for the Scandinavian minimalism of many contemporary renovations, Note Design Studio chose to use shades of yellow, green and pink when transforming this old Stockholm office into a home. Over a century old, the 200-square-metre property was previously the head office of a fashion brand. The clients asked local design collective Note Design Studio to transform it into...