FARMHOUSE IN UMBRIA BY PAOLA NAVONE

Industrial designer and star interior architect Paola Navone renovated and redesigned this beautiful farmhouse of hotelier Andrea Falkner Campi in Spello, Umbria.

Andrea Falkner Campi and her husband, Feliciano Campi (of the Editoriale Campi, a small publishing company, which produces a stylish almanac, Barbanera, which Andrea describes as a yearbook for daily good living) called in the very successful and talented Italian Interior Designer, Paola Navone, to help her transform this 200-year-old factory -now a magnificent Italian Farmhouse- into a beautiful and cozy open space home of 5,300 sq ft (500m2) in her hometown, Spello, Umbria (about 90 miles north of Rome).

All images shot by Max Zambelli for Elle Decor Italia.
SOURCE: Design Father

HOUSE IN QUINTA PATINO, PORTUGAL

 Frederico Valsassina ,House in Quinta Patino
Quinta Patino Frederico Valsassina Arquitectos Modern Architecture Knstrct
The Lisbon based architect essentially created a simple box-like structure, but managed to make it beautiful! The two story home is roughly 7,500 square feet and is situated on a heavily vegetated piece of land in Estoril, Portugal.
Quinta Patino Frederico Valsassina Arquitectos Modern Architecture Knstrct
The boxy gray structure has square and rectangular cut-outs which act as windows, patios, and doorways. A large living wall on the patio captures the essence of the home as Valsassina marries nature and architecture.
Quinta Patino Frederico Valsassina Arquitectos Modern Architecture Knstrct
The wall is overflowing with plant life, and is complemented with a minimalistic stone and wood patio.
Quinta Patino Frederico Valsassina Arquitectos Modern Architecture Knstrct
The land directly around the home is occupied by a recreational grass soccer field and a long swimming pool, then met by huge trees which surround the site for extra privacy.
Quinta Patino Frederico Valsassina Arquitectos Modern Architecture Knstrct
At night, the Quinta Patino has a special glowing effect as a carefully constructed lighting system causes the trees to shine, and the structural cut-outs in the home to have a warm and soothing glow.
Quinta Patino Frederico Valsassina Arquitectos Modern Architecture Knstrct
Quinta Patino Frederico Valsassina Arquitectos Modern Architecture Knstrct
 (FG+SG fotografia de arquitectura | architectural photography)

SOURCE: KNSTRCT

HOUSE LA PUNTA BY CENTRAL DE ARQUITECTURA

House La Punta by Central de Arquitectura

Central de Arquitectura combines a lot of great elements in the House La Punta, like concrete, floor-to-ceiling glass, and modern furnishings. Located in Bosques de las Lomas, Mexico, the three-level house is made up of large rectangles that are stacked on top of each other to form an “L” shape.
House La Punta by Central de Arquitectura

House La Punta by Central de Arquitectura

House La Punta by Central de Arquitectura

House La Punta by Central de Arquitectura
The ground floor is the living area that features the family room, kitchen, dining room, living room and a deck. Full of stunning floor-to-ceiling windows, it’s the place I’d want to spend most of my time, too.
House La Punta by Central de Arquitectura
The top floor houses the bedrooms, where the master includes this to-die-for closet.
House La Punta by Central de Arquitectura

House La Punta by Central de Arquitectura

House La Punta by Central de Arquitectura

House La Punta by Central de Arquitectura

House La Punta by Central de Arquitectura

House La Punta by Central de Arquitectura
The basement level serves as the parking area and has space for six (yes, six!) cars. It also has a game room, cellar and a room and bathroom for the driver (!).
House La Punta by Central de Arquitectura
Also loving the amount of foliage and house plants that have been incorporated into the design and landscape.
Photos by Paul Czitrom.

SOURCE Design Milk

OWEN Boutique

 

 
 
The following project is conceived of as the first in a series of signature stores for the emerging retailer OWEN.  In this first store we define a retail environment that introduces the visitor to the brand and spirit of OWEN and serves as a preview of stores to come.

 
Located in the Meatpacking District, OWEN occupies an 1,800 square foot space that previously housed a meat storage facility, auto storage, and a floral shop.  In response to the rich history of the space and through the juxtaposition of industrial elements with the handmade, we sought to create a place that is both familiar and timeless.
 
Here a continuous surface, hand-built out of 25,000 brown paper bags*, arches from floor to ceiling. The repetition of the paper bags results in a honeycomb-like structure that defines a warm, organic volume which sits within the existing industrial brick and concrete space.  Additionally, all clothing, accessories, and jewelry are displayed on quartz slab tables, blackened steel hang-bars and steel and glass vitrines whose linearity and crisp details sit in contrast to the delicate texture of the paper arch beyond.

*for those wondering, we worked with a consultant to find a non-toxic flame retardant saturant (specific to paper) that was used to treat the entire installation in order to achieve a Class A fire rating.

All photos by Juliana Sohn for OWEN

SOURCE: TACKLEBOX