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the benedict canyon residence by whipple russell architects

april 17, 2018whipple russell architects have designed a modern house in beverly hills, california, that has views of the surrounding area.a spiral driveway leads to the house, that required a 10-foot high retaining wall to create a sturdy level pad for building on the empty lot.upon arrive to the house, on the left is a set of stairs that are positioned over a reflecting pool and lead to a photography studio and a gallery space, suitable for hanging the home owner’s large art projects.wide horizontal pavers guide guests to the front door of the house, that’s reached by steps surrounded by water. beside the water feature is a chiseled marble ledger stone wall.the large center-pivot front door opens to reveal the dramatic foyer,an olive ...




this house in norway was designed with many opportunities for views of the surrounding area

april 18, 2018photography by steve kingstinessen arkitektur have designed a modern house that sits on the malangen peninsula in norway, for a family and their visiting friends.the layout of the home involves several individual volumes connected via in-between spaces and a central winter garden.photography by steve kinga large highlighted wood door guides people inside, where they will find a warm and cozy interior with a fireplace.photography by steve kingthe home has a variety of different spaces inside, the this living room that has a large picture window that perfectly frames the view.photography by steve kingin an other room, there’s a concrete wall wi...




kinga kubowicz has created moduuli, a collection of geometric origami wall art

april 18, 2018kinga kubowicz of kingkong design shop has created moduuli, a collection of unique, modern and eye-catching geometric origami wall art.based in barcelona, spain, the designer makes the origami inspired wall art from individual paper modules that are folded into shape an assembled together, making a...




fyra interior architects have redesigned the cumulus hotel in finland

april 19, 2018fyra, a finnish interior design company, has recently redesigned the interiors of the cumulus resort airport hotel in vaanta, finland.as guests enter the hotel, a large ‘hello’ welcomes them, before reaching the reception desk that resembles a large traditional finnish wooden dining table.off to the side of the reception area is a lounge with a giant media wall that shows clips of the finnish nature.throughout the hotel, wood and other natural materials have been used to reflect finland’s nature and design. in a work area, comfortable booths are paired with small laptop tables, while beside the windows, there’s a long wood table.the hallways have been kept simple in their design, with hotel signage consisting of easil...




this new restaurant and cafe is located inside an old school building in shanghai

april 19, 2018photography by coordination asiacoordination asia have recently completed their latest collaboration with gaga restaurants and cafés, that’s housed inside a historic villa in the heart of shanghai, china.built in the late 19th century, the villa wa...




mishack. have designed a modern australian home inspired by the kaufmann desert house

april 20, 2018modular architecture firm mishack., worked together with their clients to design a modern home that was inspired by their deep love of mid-century architecture, and in particular, the kaufmann house in palm springs by richard neutra.located in fremantle, western australia, the house has been designed so that it can adapt as the needs of this family of two adults and 3 young children change over time. spaces like the rear carport can be built on to create a separate retreat for the parents and eventually handover the main part of the house to the growing children.inside the home, there’s an open living area with two fireplaces, that’s flooded in daylight during the day and has a seamless integration with the outdoor liv...




mariko mori is currently showing "invisible dimension" at the sean kelly gallery in new york

april 20, 2018ekpyrotic string vi and cycloid v © mariko mori | photography by jason wyche, new york | courtesy of sean kelly, new yorkcontemporary japanese artist mariko mori, is currently showing “invisible dimension”, an installation of her sculptures at the new york gallery of sean kelly.the exhibition includes seven new sculptures that use technically advanced methods to create the pieces, which are an expression of mori’s ongoing research into superstring theory and particle physics, coupled with her speculation as to how multiple hidden universes might be represented.cycloid v and ekpyrotic string vi, the two largest sculptures, are inspired by the latest astrophysics theories, particularly the “ekpyrotic universe,” which ...




a’ design award & competition – the winners

april 23, 2018contemporist has partnered with a’ design award and competition to bring you this editorial featurea’ design award & competition is the worlds’ leading design accolade reaching design enthusiasts in over 180 countries in 40 languages: a’ design award winning works are translated to all major languages in order to connect design lovers, press members and design buyers from across the globe.the laureates of the a’ design award & competition get fame, prestige, recognition, credibility, publicity and international awareness, in addition to a comprehensive and extensive winners’ kit which includes everything you could potentially need to celebrate the success of winning the a’ design award. find out all the prize det...




luciano kruk has completed a new wood and concrete house in argentina

april 23, 2018architect luciano kruk has designed a new single storey concrete and wood house in costa esmeralda, buenos aires, argentina, for their clients, a couple with kids.their clients requested that the house should have less concrete than their other projects, and as a result, dark wood elements were included in the design. at the front of the house, a sloped pathway leads to the front door.inside, board formed concrete has been used for the walls, ceiling and shelving elements, while large floor-to-ceiling windows and sliding glass doors allow natural light to flood the interior of the home.sharing the same space as the living room is the kitchen. smooth concrete was combined with high-gloss black cabinets for a modern and simple a...




this home in miami was designed with a slide to the pool from the second floor of the house

april 23, 2018architecture firm saota, have recently completed their first project in miami, florida, in collaboration with dvice, the architect of record, nils sanderson, the interior designer, and brodson, the construction company.the modern house design was inspired by open plan living. the indoor/outdoor design makes it an easy-living family home.inside, the living room sits beside an internal courtyard and a mirrored wall. a large glass wall opens the living room to the rear of the house that has a large outdoor entertaining area and swimming pool.surrounding the pool is a deck with covered areas, like a lounge area and an outdoor dining space. palm trees are scattered around the pool, making it feel like a tropical getaway.a great de...




the benedict canyon residence by whipple russell architects

april 17, 2018whipple russell architects have designed a modern house in beverly hills, california, that has views of the surrounding area.a spiral driveway leads to the house, that required a 10-foot high retaining wall to create a sturdy level pad for building on the empty lot.upon arrive to the house, on the left is a set of stairs that are positioned over a reflecting pool and lead to a photography studio and a gallery space, suitable for hanging the home owner’s large art projects.wide horizontal pavers guide guests to the front door of the house, that’s reached by steps surrounded by water. beside the water feature is a chiseled marble ledger stone wall.the large center-pivot front door opens to reveal the dramatic foyer,an olive ...




this house in norway was designed with many opportunities for views of the surrounding area

april 18, 2018photography by steve kingstinessen arkitektur have designed a modern house that sits on the malangen peninsula in norway, for a family and their visiting friends.the layout of the home involves several individual volumes connected via in-between spaces and a central winter garden.photography by steve kinga large highlighted wood door guides people inside, where they will find a warm and cozy interior with a fireplace.photography by steve kingthe home has a variety of different spaces inside, the this living room that has a large picture window that perfectly frames the view.photography by steve kingin an other room, there’s a concrete wall wi...




kinga kubowicz has created moduuli, a collection of geometric origami wall art

april 18, 2018kinga kubowicz of kingkong design shop has created moduuli, a collection of unique, modern and eye-catching geometric origami wall art.based in barcelona, spain, the designer makes the origami inspired wall art from individual paper modules that are folded into shape an assembled together, making a...




fyra interior architects have redesigned the cumulus hotel in finland

april 19, 2018fyra, a finnish interior design company, has recently redesigned the interiors of the cumulus resort airport hotel in vaanta, finland.as guests enter the hotel, a large ‘hello’ welcomes them, before reaching the reception desk that resembles a large traditional finnish wooden dining table.off to the side of the reception area is a lounge with a giant media wall that shows clips of the finnish nature.throughout the hotel, wood and other natural materials have been used to reflect finland’s nature and design. in a work area, comfortable booths are paired with small laptop tables, while beside the windows, there’s a long wood table.the hallways have been kept simple in their design, with hotel signage consisting of easil...




this new restaurant and cafe is located inside an old school building in shanghai

april 19, 2018photography by coordination asiacoordination asia have recently completed their latest collaboration with gaga restaurants and cafés, that’s housed inside a historic villa in the heart of shanghai, china.built in the late 19th century, the villa wa...




mishack. have designed a modern australian home inspired by the kaufmann desert house

april 20, 2018modular architecture firm mishack., worked together with their clients to design a modern home that was inspired by their deep love of mid-century architecture, and in particular, the kaufmann house in palm springs by richard neutra.located in fremantle, western australia, the house has been designed so that it can adapt as the needs of this family of two adults and 3 young children change over time. spaces like the rear carport can be built on to create a separate retreat for the parents and eventually handover the main part of the house to the growing children.inside the home, there’s an open living area with two fireplaces, that’s flooded in daylight during the day and has a seamless integration with the outdoor liv...




mariko mori is currently showing "invisible dimension" at the sean kelly gallery in new york

april 20, 2018ekpyrotic string vi and cycloid v © mariko mori | photography by jason wyche, new york | courtesy of sean kelly, new yorkcontemporary japanese artist mariko mori, is currently showing “invisible dimension”, an installation of her sculptures at the new york gallery of sean kelly.the exhibition includes seven new sculptures that use technically advanced methods to create the pieces, which are an expression of mori’s ongoing research into superstring theory and particle physics, coupled with her speculation as to how multiple hidden universes might be represented.cycloid v and ekpyrotic string vi, the two largest sculptures, are inspired by the latest astrophysics theories, particularly the “ekpyrotic universe,” which ...




a’ design award & competition – the winners

april 23, 2018contemporist has partnered with a’ design award and competition to bring you this editorial featurea’ design award & competition is the worlds’ leading design accolade reaching design enthusiasts in over 180 countries in 40 languages: a’ design award winning works are translated to all major languages in order to connect design lovers, press members and design buyers from across the globe.the laureates of the a’ design award & competition get fame, prestige, recognition, credibility, publicity and international awareness, in addition to a comprehensive and extensive winners’ kit which includes everything you could potentially need to celebrate the success of winning the a’ design award. find out all the prize det...




luciano kruk has completed a new wood and concrete house in argentina

april 23, 2018architect luciano kruk has designed a new single storey concrete and wood house in costa esmeralda, buenos aires, argentina, for their clients, a couple with kids.their clients requested that the house should have less concrete than their other projects, and as a result, dark wood elements were included in the design. at the front of the house, a sloped pathway leads to the front door.inside, board formed concrete has been used for the walls, ceiling and shelving elements, while large floor-to-ceiling windows and sliding glass doors allow natural light to flood the interior of the home.sharing the same space as the living room is the kitchen. smooth concrete was combined with high-gloss black cabinets for a modern and simple a...




this home in miami was designed with a slide to the pool from the second floor of the house

april 23, 2018architecture firm saota, have recently completed their first project in miami, florida, in collaboration with dvice, the architect of record, nils sanderson, the interior designer, and brodson, the construction company.the modern house design was inspired by open plan living. the indoor/outdoor design makes it an easy-living family home.inside, the living room sits beside an internal courtyard and a mirrored wall. a large glass wall opens the living room to the rear of the house that has a large outdoor entertaining area and swimming pool.surrounding the pool is a deck with covered areas, like a lounge area and an outdoor dining space. palm trees are scattered around the pool, making it feel like a tropical getaway.a great de...