Laxaro

View the latest news and breaking news today

contemporist

Read Latest News Article in contemporist.



this house with sea views sits on a sloped site on the island of santorini

september 15, 2017kapsimalis architects have design a new modern summer house in santorini, greece, that sits on a slightly sloped site and has views of the sea.stepping inside, the interior with white plaster walls is just as bright as the exterior. the living room has pops of color and touches of wood, while grey cement plaster has been used for the floor.the living room opens up to a partially covered outdoor lounge with a tall palm tree.there’s other outdoor spaces like an alfresco dining area with a large wood table and white chairs, and a garden.back inside, there’s the kitchen with white cabinets that blend into the walls, while another wood dining table with white chairs provides a place to eat indoors.just off...




a horse barn has been transformed into a modern guest house in phoenix

september 18, 2017the construction zone have taken what was once a horse barn in phoenix, arizona, and transformed it into a modern guest house with plenty of glass.a path from the main house leads to the guest house and an outdoor entertaining area with a bocce court.the guest house features an overhanging roof with the wood eaves traveling from the exterior through to the interior.stepping inside, there’s a small kitchen with the essentials and a bar table with plenty of seating.next to the kitchen is a lounge area,...




this large and landscaped backyard has a sunken lounge and firepit

september 18, 2017when hugo monte arquitecto were designing this modern house in póvoa de varzim, a city located in portugal, they decided to make use of the large backyard and they included a path to an outdoor entertaining area.sunken down into the grassy yard is a square lounging pit, with built-in seating that wraps around the fire and allows peopl...




a multi-functional furniture piece that can be either a chair, a table, or a bookshelf

september 19, 2017slovakian design student jana lukcova, has created blok 3/1, a piece of multi-functional furniture that’s made from three materials – metal, wood and textiles, and has three simple uses, a chair, a table and a bookshelf.the design of the piece allows it to be used as a chair or side table,...




this brewery in brazil was designed with a wave-like roof

september 19, 2017gustavo penna arquiteto & associados have recently completed the design of ateliê wäls, a large brewery surrounded by nature in olhos d’agua, brazil.the brewery, which features a large sculptural wood roof, includes a restaurant, shop, office, wine cellar, beer factory and an outdoor area for food trucks.inside, there’s a bar area that’s been designed as a reference to english-style india pale ale. behind the bar is a large shelf full of bot...




this brazilian apartment's interior design features wood accents throughout

september 20, 2017pbk arquitetura have recently completed the interior design of this large apartment in rio de janeiro, brazil, that features plenty of wood accents.the apartment, designed for a family, has a large living room with two light brown leather couches and a wood box ceiling.just off the living room is a covered outdoor space with a few red chairs that add a pop of color, while large green ferns a planted behind a built-in bench.the outdoor space is separated into two areas, with wood louvre screens that can be pushed aside to open the space up or closed when privacy is required. the hanging chair is located off the master bedroom.back inside, custom white cabinetry runs the length of the wall and acts as an entertainment unit.b...




an 1860s building was transformed into a contemporary cafe in greece

september 20, 2017interior design laboratorium have recently completed bon bon fait maison, a unique small ‘gourmet fast food’ cafe that’s located on the island of kythira in greece.the white building, which dates back to the 1860s, was refurbished with the help of the local architectural firm m3kythira.at night, a simple wall sconce highlights the name of the cafe, while a window provides a glimpse of the activities inside.the interior has been set up with a service counter that leads from the front door to the back wall.a wood and white color palette has been used throughout with simple wood shelves and cabinets providing storage for the variety of plates and cups.on the wall near the service counter, there’s built-in sh...




the lions view house by arrcc and saota

september 21, 2017this two-storey house in cape town, south africa, was originally designed by saota a decade ago, but when it was bought by its new owners, they reached out to interior design firm arrcc to renovate the home.the home has a swimming pool that’s surrounded by a deck with plenty of space for relaxing in the sun, and a large grassy terrace allows for uninterrupted views of the ocean.inside, there’s a living room with a double height ceiling. throughout the interior,  white marble, granite, brushed stainless steel and bronze elements have been included to contrast the white walls that are ever present throughout the house.behind the living room is a minimalist kitchen that has a light, neutral palette with white walls and c...




jiyounkim studio launches their latest design - the lightning lamp

september 21, 2017korean designer jiyoun kim has launched his latest design named the lightning lamp, at the london design fair.the designer explains that his inspiration for the collection of table lamps comes from an old korean phrase – “being struck by a thunder out of blue sky” – which describes people confronting unexpected catastrophic events.once the designer decided on a design of a lightning bolt traveling from a cloud down to the ground (or base of the lamp)...




this new coffee shop was inserted in an older apartment building in china

september 21, 2017photography by jin weijianarchitecture firm fanaf, have designed the pause cafe that’s nestled within a 1980s apartment building in nanjing, china.the cafe is located in an area near nanjing university, making the neighborhood popular both local and international students studying.photography by jin weijianafter climbing some stairs up to the cafe, there’s a covered wood porch, while the cafe is defined by a black entrance.photography by jin weijianthe black and bamboo theme has been carried throughout the interior of the cafe, with a thick wood countertop and wood floors / seating. matte black ca...




this house with sea views sits on a sloped site on the island of santorini

september 15, 2017kapsimalis architects have design a new modern summer house in santorini, greece, that sits on a slightly sloped site and has views of the sea.stepping inside, the interior with white plaster walls is just as bright as the exterior. the living room has pops of color and touches of wood, while grey cement plaster has been used for the floor.the living room opens up to a partially covered outdoor lounge with a tall palm tree.there’s other outdoor spaces like an alfresco dining area with a large wood table and white chairs, and a garden.back inside, there’s the kitchen with white cabinets that blend into the walls, while another wood dining table with white chairs provides a place to eat indoors.just off...




a horse barn has been transformed into a modern guest house in phoenix

september 18, 2017the construction zone have taken what was once a horse barn in phoenix, arizona, and transformed it into a modern guest house with plenty of glass.a path from the main house leads to the guest house and an outdoor entertaining area with a bocce court.the guest house features an overhanging roof with the wood eaves traveling from the exterior through to the interior.stepping inside, there’s a small kitchen with the essentials and a bar table with plenty of seating.next to the kitchen is a lounge area,...




this large and landscaped backyard has a sunken lounge and firepit

september 18, 2017when hugo monte arquitecto were designing this modern house in póvoa de varzim, a city located in portugal, they decided to make use of the large backyard and they included a path to an outdoor entertaining area.sunken down into the grassy yard is a square lounging pit, with built-in seating that wraps around the fire and allows peopl...




a multi-functional furniture piece that can be either a chair, a table, or a bookshelf

september 19, 2017slovakian design student jana lukcova, has created blok 3/1, a piece of multi-functional furniture that’s made from three materials – metal, wood and textiles, and has three simple uses, a chair, a table and a bookshelf.the design of the piece allows it to be used as a chair or side table,...




this brewery in brazil was designed with a wave-like roof

september 19, 2017gustavo penna arquiteto & associados have recently completed the design of ateliê wäls, a large brewery surrounded by nature in olhos d’agua, brazil.the brewery, which features a large sculptural wood roof, includes a restaurant, shop, office, wine cellar, beer factory and an outdoor area for food trucks.inside, there’s a bar area that’s been designed as a reference to english-style india pale ale. behind the bar is a large shelf full of bot...




this brazilian apartment's interior design features wood accents throughout

september 20, 2017pbk arquitetura have recently completed the interior design of this large apartment in rio de janeiro, brazil, that features plenty of wood accents.the apartment, designed for a family, has a large living room with two light brown leather couches and a wood box ceiling.just off the living room is a covered outdoor space with a few red chairs that add a pop of color, while large green ferns a planted behind a built-in bench.the outdoor space is separated into two areas, with wood louvre screens that can be pushed aside to open the space up or closed when privacy is required. the hanging chair is located off the master bedroom.back inside, custom white cabinetry runs the length of the wall and acts as an entertainment unit.b...




an 1860s building was transformed into a contemporary cafe in greece

september 20, 2017interior design laboratorium have recently completed bon bon fait maison, a unique small ‘gourmet fast food’ cafe that’s located on the island of kythira in greece.the white building, which dates back to the 1860s, was refurbished with the help of the local architectural firm m3kythira.at night, a simple wall sconce highlights the name of the cafe, while a window provides a glimpse of the activities inside.the interior has been set up with a service counter that leads from the front door to the back wall.a wood and white color palette has been used throughout with simple wood shelves and cabinets providing storage for the variety of plates and cups.on the wall near the service counter, there’s built-in sh...




the lions view house by arrcc and saota

september 21, 2017this two-storey house in cape town, south africa, was originally designed by saota a decade ago, but when it was bought by its new owners, they reached out to interior design firm arrcc to renovate the home.the home has a swimming pool that’s surrounded by a deck with plenty of space for relaxing in the sun, and a large grassy terrace allows for uninterrupted views of the ocean.inside, there’s a living room with a double height ceiling. throughout the interior,  white marble, granite, brushed stainless steel and bronze elements have been included to contrast the white walls that are ever present throughout the house.behind the living room is a minimalist kitchen that has a light, neutral palette with white walls and c...




jiyounkim studio launches their latest design - the lightning lamp

september 21, 2017korean designer jiyoun kim has launched his latest design named the lightning lamp, at the london design fair.the designer explains that his inspiration for the collection of table lamps comes from an old korean phrase – “being struck by a thunder out of blue sky” – which describes people confronting unexpected catastrophic events.once the designer decided on a design of a lightning bolt traveling from a cloud down to the ground (or base of the lamp)...




this new coffee shop was inserted in an older apartment building in china

september 21, 2017photography by jin weijianarchitecture firm fanaf, have designed the pause cafe that’s nestled within a 1980s apartment building in nanjing, china.the cafe is located in an area near nanjing university, making the neighborhood popular both local and international students studying.photography by jin weijianafter climbing some stairs up to the cafe, there’s a covered wood porch, while the cafe is defined by a black entrance.photography by jin weijianthe black and bamboo theme has been carried throughout the interior of the cafe, with a thick wood countertop and wood floors / seating. matte black ca...