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Malibu Beach House Overhaul – California

Malibu Beach House Overhaul – California

A chance meeting at the exclusive beach resort of Costa Careyes, Mexico, led to a young family engaging interior designer Sophie Goineau to updating their Malibu beach house. And the initial idea of updating led in turn to a complete overhaul....
Architecture - 2024-06-10 08:27:25
GIGI Studios Eyewear Head Office – Barcelona, Spain

GIGI Studios Eyewear Head Office – Barcelona, Spain

Spanish eyewear brand Gigi Studios â€“ formerly known as GIGI Barcelona – is a family-owned business established by Fulgencio Ramo in 1962 in Poble Sec, Barcelona. Now headed by creative director and CEO Patricia Ramo, and selling its...
Architecture - 2024-04-20 08:47:15
Meat the Fish – London

Meat the Fish – London

Located on Cadogan Gardens in Chelsea, Meat the Fish is a restaurant that surprises with its refreshing combination of ideas and influences. Meat the Fish is a rich but not overly ornate environment that doesn?t quite fit in any category....
Architecture - 2024-03-25 07:19:51
Modern Farmhouse, Mandeville Canyon – Los Angeles

Modern Farmhouse, Mandeville Canyon – Los Angeles

Mandeville Canyon is located in the Santa Monica Mountains about a one-hour drive from Los Angeles. It is known for its gorgeous nature, demanding hiking trails, grand views of Los Angeles and celebrity residents. Luminaires such as George...
Architecture - 2024-03-25 07:19:51
Renovation of Pacific Palisades Residence – Los Angeles

Renovation of Pacific Palisades Residence – Los Angeles

The designers at Venice, California-based Electric Bowery have toned-down the opulent and slightly heavy Tuscan influences of a large colonial-style villa and turned the house into an airy, modern home. The designers did not try to ignore the...
Architecture - 2024-03-12 07:30:27
Home Renovation – Taipei, Taiwan

Home Renovation – Taipei, Taiwan

What might initially appear too stark and brutally minimalist, turns into a peaceful calm in this sensitive renovation of a decades-old house in Taipei. Now ,the potential of the house is just waiting to be unveiled through the furnishings...
Architecture - 2024-03-07 07:23:07
Pabellón de la Reserva, Reserva Santa Fe, Mexico

Pabellón de la Reserva, Reserva Santa Fe, Mexico

Pabellón de la Reserva is an award-winning recreational pavilion by Mexico City-based architecture studio Hemaa. The Pavilion is a part of Reserva Santa Fe an ambitious, private real-estate development set to create an idyllic residential enclave...
Architecture - 2024-03-07 07:23:07
16th Arrondissement Apartment Renovation, Avenue Henri-Martin – Paris

16th Arrondissement Apartment Renovation, Avenue Henri-Martin – Paris

Floating in a luxuriously classic Celine bathtub  while viewing the Eiffel Tower is not an experience many people get to have at home, even in the opulent 16th arrondissement of Paris. However, at Apartment Henri-Martin, located along Avenue...
Architecture - 2024-01-07 07:19:30
White Rock Cabin, Gaspereau Valley – Nova Scotia, Canada

White Rock Cabin, Gaspereau Valley – Nova Scotia, Canada

Avoiding the tired recreational ski resort style of log structures and gabled roofs, architect Omar Gandhi has nevertheless managed to create a ?cottage? feel in the project he named White Rock after a community in the area. The Gaspereau...
Architecture - 2024-01-07 07:19:30
Am Hof 8, Private Club, Vienna, Austria

Am Hof 8, Private Club, Vienna, Austria

Theresa Obermoser, Austrian-born, London-based designer and founder of TO Interior Design  has completed the three-year overhaul of a Renaissance-style building in Vienna where she also has offices. The result is Am Hof 8 Austria?s first private...
Architecture - 2023-12-10 07:34:55
Aveline Office, Wong Chuk Hang, Hong Kong

Aveline Office, Wong Chuk Hang, Hong Kong

Hong Kong-based interior design firm Lim + LU founders Elaine Lu and Vince Lim received a dream assignment from their friends: to design an office space that would accommodate three generations working together in a home-like environment. The...
Architecture - 2023-12-09 07:32:33
Penthouse Apartment by Framework Studios, Amsterdam, the Netherlands

Penthouse Apartment by Framework Studios, Amsterdam, the Netherlands

Using startling wall colours sparingly and adding stunning mid-century modernist pieces, Amsterdam-based Framework Studio  has created an elegant penthouse apartment in Overhoeks, Amsterdam, for an empty-nester couple for whom Framework had...
Architecture - 2023-12-05 12:38:56
Liminal House, West Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

Liminal House, West Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada-based McLeod Bovell  designed Liminal House for a couple that wanted a residence to meet their needs as soon-to-be empty nesters. The founders of the design firm, Lisa Bovell and Matt McLeodcall, were the...
Architecture - 2023-11-23 19:38:52
Austrian House by Rem Koolhaas, Zeller See, Austria

Austrian House by Rem Koolhaas, Zeller See, Austria

Celebrated Dutch architect and Pritzker Prize laureate (2000) Rem Koolhaas is not known mainly as a designer of private residences. However, the ones he has designed have become iconic. His famous private residence projects include the most recent...
Architecture - 2023-11-23 19:38:52
Government Office, Abu Dhabi, UAE

Government Office, Abu Dhabi, UAE

Polish-born, Abu Dhabi-based designer Agata Kurzela  has completed an impressive refurbishment of a 1908 heritage building in Abu Dhabi?s historic Khor Al Maqta district. In the last 20 or so years, the Emirate has transformed into a Middle...
Architecture - 2023-11-23 19:38:53
Family Retreat, Big Sky, Montana, USA

Family Retreat, Big Sky, Montana, USA

Located about an hour?s drive from the western entrance to the Yellowstone National Park, the recreational residence of a young family of six is a modern mountain retreat. It is a luxurious mix of reclaimed wood, tall windows and fabulous art and...
Architecture - 2023-05-26 22:49:32
Loft Renovation, Marais, Paris, France

Loft Renovation, Marais, Paris, France

When we first saw the recent loft renovation project by the Parisian design firm Agence Véronique Cotrel we knew we needed to find out more. The loft covers our favourite features in abundance: beautiful walnut wood, gorgeous large windows,...
Architecture - 2023-05-26 22:49:32
Renovation of A. Quincy Jones?s Smalley House, Holmby Hills – Los Angeles, USA

Renovation of A. Quincy Jones?s Smalley House, Holmby Hills – Los Angeles, USA

In 2006, when philanthropist and gallerist Shulamit Nazarian bought the famous Smalley House designed by A. Quincy Jones in 1973 on Holmby Hills in Los Angeles, she did not have the house redesigned, only the garden. And even that was a bold move...
Architecture - 2023-05-26 22:49:32
Pacific Ocean Villa, Malibu, California, USA

Pacific Ocean Villa, Malibu, California, USA

Mixing several components relevant to the owners and highlighting the surrounding nature, interior designer Marc Berger of Los Angeles-based Hunterhouse Design, has created an informal and comfortable residence, located off the Malibu hills,...
Architecture - 2023-02-07 19:45:44
Modernized Georgian Colonial Farmhouse, East Hampton, Long Island – New York

Modernized Georgian Colonial Farmhouse, East Hampton, Long Island – New York

When Jordan Carlyle and Mario Margelist tired of constant commuting ? Marglist commuted from Switzerland to New York ? and the hectic life of New York City where they have an apartment, they started looking for a house. They wanted a quieter...
Architecture - 2023-01-24 22:31:11
Bass Coast Farmhouse, Victoria, Australia

Bass Coast Farmhouse, Victoria, Australia

The form is indisputably farm-like. So, do we care that the house is not on a farm, neither are the owners farmers" No we don?t, as the Bass Coast Farmhouse, designed by Melbourne-based John Wardle Architects, is just too beautiful to...
Architecture - 2022-11-28 22:34:41
Parrilla House, Armadale, Melbourne, Australia

Parrilla House, Armadale, Melbourne, Australia

Melbourne-based architecture firm Powell & Glenn has designed a stunning home for a couple and their three children with outdoor-living as one of the key definers. The client wanted to work with people he could trust so he engaged his old...
Architecture - 2022-11-28 22:34:41
Yuputira, Mariko Mori Residence, Miyako Island, Japan

Yuputira, Mariko Mori Residence, Miyako Island, Japan

Japanese multidisciplinary artist Mariko Mori (b. 1967) reminds us in many ways of another Japanese female multidisciplinary artist, the 93-year-old Yayoi Kusama. Both are eccentric and persistent, and both have a spiritual dimension in their...
Architecture - 2022-11-14 22:24:00
Bermagui Beach House, New South Wales, Australia

Bermagui Beach House, New South Wales, Australia

There are places for which the only suitable description is ?a place to breathe.? Over the years, we have featured quite a few of these for the obvious reason that we absolutely love the kind of tranquility that is evident in them. They are not...
Architecture - 2022-11-02 22:36:17
Jake Arnold Restoration Of A 1951 House, Beverly Hills, California, USA

Jake Arnold Restoration Of A 1951 House, Beverly Hills, California, USA

It is not news to The Cool Hunter readers that we value tasteful restorations. We believe that new and flashy and complicated is easy. Restored and restrained is difficult. So it is easy for us to agree with British-born designer-to-the-stars...
Architecture - 2022-10-31 22:34:15
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