The residents of NHR strike a great balance of colorful activity without getting too precious. Neutral flooring, a dark wall help, and a blue Unfold pendant lamp from Muuto keep a sense of play without tipping into formless clutter.
When Seoul architect Byoung-soo Cho set out to design his urban dream house, he turned to the city’s architectural history for inspiration. The result—–four overlapping boxes arranged around a courtyard—–is a peaceful enclave in the midst of the nonstop metropolis. Photo by Jeremy Murch.
To convert a musty mid-century house with a nonsensical floor plan into a modern and space-efficient family home, three intrepid designers played a bit of architectural Tetris. The exposed wooden rafters and grid of windows in the living room are original to the house. Photo by Daniel Hennessy.
A 200-year-old factory in Umbria is transformed into an inviting home by designer Paola Navone. For the floors in the kitchen and throughout, Navone placed hexagonal Carocim tiles of her own design. Photo by Wichmann + Bendtsen.
With a confident color palette and clever space-saving tricks, designer Peter Fehrentz transforms a 646-square-foot apartment in Berlin. Fehrentz displays his collections of art and objects throughout his apartment. The chair is a vintage Chiavari from the ’60s. Photo by Peter Fehrentz.
In October, the light in Norway is cold and diffused by rain. It's "our worst month," says John Roger Holte, a Norwegian artist and builder. The weather may be dismal here, but the Boxhome, which Holte helped build, gleams with optimism and modernity. The kitchen table, built into the structure of the house, includes two hot plates. Rintala says these were inspired by the Korean way of cooking: Residents and guests will cook their own food at the table. Photo by Pia Ulin.