Surfaces

Amilu Farm, a contemporary rural villa by F:L Architetti

The building, located halfway up the hill of Gassino T.se (Turin), is the result of a replacement  projectwith expansion for the construction of a single-family villa with attached farmhouse. AMILU FARM interprets the residential theme of rural villa, developing and declining the archetype of a Piedmont farmhouse, with the aim to dialogue with its natural context. maintaining a distinctiveand strong identity.

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Façades that reproduce the landscape for Casa P2 by monovolume architecture+design

Bolzano studio monovolume architecture+design built a villa in Appiano, Alto Adige. Casa P2 is a new residential building surrounded by the vineyards in which three generations live together under one roof. The challenge of the designer was to reproduce the surrounding landscape also on the façade. 

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Milano Verticale | UNA Esperienze: a new concept of hospitality by Vudafieri-Saverino Partners

Designed by Italian architecture studio Vudafieri-Saverino Partners, the new UNA Group flagship hotel redefines the canons and aesthetic language of hospitality. An emblematic case history of urban resilience in the post pandemic era. 

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In Debrecen a clubhouse that makes us stroll between reality and immagination

The interior designer Bernadett Fazekas has created a truly unique project in Debrecen in Hungary: a club room where you have the impression of walking curiously in a street of a parallel city, with a cheerful and relaxed atmosphere. The materials used are in themselves special and very performing: Vetrite, glass slabs for coating patented by SICIS, cover most of the surfaces of the ambience and are combined with really impacting artistic mosaics.

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"The Kinii" by OBICUA: a contemporary and eco-sustainable reinterpretation of the concept of mountain lodge

The project of italian firm OBICUA for the Ski-Lodge "The Kinii" ("the nest of the falcon" if translated from the ancient native language) is a reinterpretation of the concept of mountain lodge in a modern and eco-compatible key, with an opening to the landscape in order to admire the natural beauty of the region from the highest point.

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Formal on the outside, informal on the inside: PHC Headquarters by OPENBOOK Architecture

With an area of 4,000sqm, the PHC Software building's facade reveals two distinct layers that explore the balance between the opaque and the transparent. The concrete shell that envelops the inner glass volume adds dynamism to the overall building and highlights the connection between the interior and the exterior.

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Amaranth color tone and an unconventional mix of materials for the Osteria Moderna in Arezzo by Studio Svetti

Once upon a time there was… an there is still a tavern. The tavern is a place that recalls ancient times and habits, but now it rises again with a renovated look through a restyling project realized by architect Emanuele Svetti of Studio Svetti Architecture.

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Novacolor's mineral decorative finishes in a residential project in Kaohsiung, Taiwan

R.T. Studio e Mr. Rayn tell about the rediscovered harmony inside domestic areas  through Novacolor's mineral decorative finishes in a residential project in Kaohsiung, Taiwan. The products CalceCruda and Archi+ Concrete meet the latest market needs and create domestic environments that perfectly reflect the taste of the people living them.

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Studio Apostoli signs off on the interior design for the new Lefay Re-sort & Spa Dolomiti

Studio Apostoli has developed the entire interior design scheme for the prestigious 5-star Resort recently inaugurated in Pinzol, ski area of Madonna di Campiglio. The complex reinterprets the traditional architecture of the area, rediscovering the recurring elements of mountain buildings, such as timber, stone and the rigorous simplicity of the finishes, and combining contemporary luxury and environmental and energy sustainability.

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Restyling by noa* for the Altstadthotel Weisses Kreuz in Insbruck: ‘Chic Shock Baroque’

Old house, new splendour. The Altstadthotel Weisses Kreuz in Innsbruck's city centre invites its guests to indulge in a refreshing and colourful journey through time with 48 new rooms and suites, where noa* has created the perfect setting, where the distinct features of each period coalesce in timeless fashion to form a symbiosis of urbanism. 

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Vertical gardens for the Mustela Italia offices

At the offices of Mustela, French company specialized in products for babies, an informal chat between professionals, design experts and enthusiasts of vertical gardens took place, involving interior designer Luca Medici, the CEO of Benetti Home Stivens Benetti, Rosanna Re of the Sales Division of Benetti Home, and the Business Development Strategist Michela Muntean. 

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Mar Vista Residence: a Californian tract home transformed into a modernist villa

For this project, Tim Gorter Architect modernized and expanded a modest tract home. The redesign preserves the bones of the existing structure but transforms it from a cramped, dark, and dated space into an open and daylit home imbued with mid-century modern character. 

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Villa in Sicily by DAP studio, an observatory on the landscape

Surrounded by the amazing landscape of north-eastern Sicily, the project by DAP studio transforms a former warehouse into an elegant hospitable nest With a rooftop swimming pool. The fusion between architecture and nature is the basis of the project, few elements with an essential design have the function of defining an interior space that maintains a strong visual and material continuity with the surrounding landscape.

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The Strata House by Scott Brownrigg: a contemporary family accommodation in Singapore

For the internal spaces of this stunning private residence in Singapore Scott Brownrigg have used a palette of materials that include off-formed concrete texture, timber grain and an industrial steel matte lustre, which provides a backdrop for the daylight and creates a play of shadows.

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Aerea Headquarters: industry as a creator of wealth in the project of JDP Architects

the project for the Headquarters of Aerea spa, completed by architect Joseph Di Pasquale between 2011 and 2014 in Turate, in the province of Como, interprets and translates into reality the client's goal of creating a building able to go beyond the function of container of productive activities, to bring itself to the rank of true industrial architecture.

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Villa MRLV: a project that comes from the earth and borrows its colors and materials

The project by Depaolidefranceschibaldan tells of a mighty wadding wall that creates a quiet and sheltered internal courtyard, protected from the view, noise and chaos of the nearby city. A house that becomes a refuge, a place of quiet, the praise of a private life that does not feel the need to show itself.

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Fluid and dynamic spaces for the panoramic house designed by Architrend Architecture in Malta

B House is designed using four elements: light, water, glass and exposed concrete. A project characterized by a linear scale, with single flight of stairs, and double height for the entrance lobby facing the fully glazed patio, that creates the interaction between the interior spaces and the garden.

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Fantini Mosaici artisans for Louis Vuitton boutiques

Leading Italian mosaic and marble brand Fantini Mosaici joined creative forces with Louis Vuitton to create inviting interior floors for the French Maison’s luxurious new boutiques in Italy.

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Es Pou. Coherence and material harmony of the project by Marià Castelló for a house in Formentera

The proposal for Es Pou is divided into three volumes, which order the program while providing it with a smaller grain and in accordance with the scale of the landscape. The light, color, and material from the outside enter the interior of the house thanks to ceramics and wood, two noble materials that are combined in a subtle and timeless way.

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Martini 17, camera with a view in Milan

In the heart of antique Milan lives a small Boutique Hotel containing 21 rooms, all strictly with a view. “Room with a View” is the design concept that Caberlon Caroppi ITA studio has chosen for the interior of the Martini 17 hotel.

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Kadokawa Culture Museum, Kengo Kuma’s granite monolith

Late 2020 saw the inauguration, near Tokyo, of the Kadokawa Culture Museum, the latest amazing creation by Kengo Kuma. The museum consists of a huge monolith 40 meters high in the shape of an irregular polyhedron, with a façade covered entirely in more than 20,000 slabs of granite.

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Poncelet, a cheese jewelry by estudi{H}ac

With the Cheese Bar Poncelet in Barcelona the Valencian studio estudi{H}ac has created a meeting point dedicated to the 'cult' of cheese. The place has a strong aesthetic impact right from the imposing external façade, with a bright and wide interior with original and innovative furnishings.

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Alvisi Kirimoto designs in Rome the domestic landscape of a farmhouse with a rock soul

Immersed in the greenery yet located in the heart of the city. The architectural firm Alvisi Kirimoto has completed the interiors and the design of the outdoor spaces of House C, a farmhouse rebuilt on the volume of the existing building, firmly anchored on a hill overlooking the Inviolatella Borghese park, north of the capital.

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The surprising "recipe" of Masquespacio for the interior of Bun Burgers in Milan

Masquespacio has just finished its first interior design project in Milan for Italian hamburger chain Bun. The aim for the project was to create an identity with a clear focus on the younger generations and at the same time represent a more sophisticated approach for a high-quality hamburger restaurant.

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Casa di Confine by Simone Subissati: a modern interpretation of traditions

The long and compact body, that allows the simultaneous vision of the two sides of the ridge from any environment, symbolizes the border, the threshold to cross, emerging as the main theme of the projectual research. 

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Silo, a zero-waste restaurant in east London designed by studio Nina+Co

For this project Nina+Co Design were tasked to design, source and locate materials of zero-waste, either grown-to-measure or 100% recycled and recyclable for the refurbishment. The materials selected needed not only to be sustainably conscious, but conform to building standards, be robust to meet the demands of a restaurant setting and luxurious in aesthetic.  

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The Puricelli Group presents its KITCHEN & BATH collection: when the product becomes design

Esthetics and functionality merge into a unique proposal which results from the experience in the production of melamine laminates HPL and from the study of the main trends to create a number of esthetically original proposals. The finishes and decorations which recall marbles and woods, classic materials which we can find in kitchen and bathroom worktops, have been selected to highlight at best the product and to meet the demands of the client.

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Galuchat renovates the interior of a mountain chalet in Haute-Savoie

A unique ski-in/ski-out chalet overlooking the valley, this property was designed from the ground up, off plan. Revisiting entirely the originally proposed architectural space planning, Galuchat made the most of the generous spaces and the views, calling on local materials and artisans to create a timeless, elegant yet welcoming, family retreat in the mountains.

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DEGW designs the new EY office in Rome - Room for experimentation

DEGW designs an innovative project in which multifaceted materials weave together to embody the building’s grounding features: technology, integration, sustainability.

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The traditional Kentish oast house as a modern family home

Five tile-clad towers make up this house in southeast England, designed by ACME as a modern interpretation of a hop-drying kiln.

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The Novacolor Brand Experience Store in Huizhou is signed by LICO Design

Marmorino KS, IRONic and Wall2Floor are the products chosen for a sensory experience where visual and spatial perception come together

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Hansler Road: marbles laid bare in all of their natural beauty

The London based studio AOArchitecture/Alexander Owen Architecture has completed the development of a property in East Dulwich - a residential area of South East London - as a ‘forever home’ which required the construction materials to be robust and easy to maintain in the long term.

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A restaurant in Tenerife watched by a millennial dragon

The volcanic nature of Tenerife, the underground world and the infinite skies above the Canary archipelago echo in the design of the furnishings and spaces in the Ladon Brasa&Grill Restaurant of the Fantasia Bahia Principe Hotel. The basic inspiration of this project by the Valencian studio estudi{H}ac comes from the millenary dragon legend.  

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Sicis for the Sri Mariamman Temple in Bangkok

Sicis creates a series of mosaic works for the largest Hindu shrine in Thailand, using gold and Murano glass tesserae. Here all the artworks have been recreated with the double indirect method

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MATmotion Color Trends 2021: six colors dedicated to feelings

Novacolor color consultants selected the new Color Trends 2021, six colors of MATmotion dedicated to feelings. MATmotion is a product line of ready-to-use enamels and professional water-based paints with ultra-matt or eggshell finish. Six colors chosen for their positive charge full of energy and harmony, making the rooms elegant and unique. No more walls but furnishing accessories.

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Natural and sustainable materials for the new Maggie’s Centre in Leeds

Heatherwicks Studio decided only to use natural and sustainable materials together with thousands of plants, to make an extraordinary environment capable of inspiring visitors with hope and perseverance during their difficult health journeys.

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Patascoss Madonna di Campiglio: contemporary with Dolomites view

Nicola Zema oversaw the renovation of an apartment for the holidays in Madonna di Campiglio unifying both aesthetic and comfort, natural materials and landscape.

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Hotel Maalot. Art, music and hats in a 5-star luxury hotel in Rome

The Maalot Hotel signed by RPM Proget features a truly 'British' style and recalls the atmospheres of an English residence in an elegant ‘palazzo’ of the 19th century in the heart of Rome.

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Novacolor opens a new "social" showroom in Milan

A perfect example of how it is possible to create a system in Italy between private companies and public administration.

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Starhotels E.C.HO. Milan: there's a green soul in town

The theme of sustainability in an urban context finds a strong and persuasive interpretation in the E.C.HO. Hotel in Milan created by the interior designer Andrea Auletta.

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WOOD-SKIN covers the dome and walls of the new Room XIX of UN Palace in Geneva

A flowing expanse of wooden ‘dunes’ clads the circular hall, featuring the patented process that allows the digital design of flexible three-dimensional coverings.

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The revolution in workspaces signed by AD Architecture ad One Design Office

Seamless lines and colorful surfaces with Wall2Floor by Novacolor, the multi-layered system for walls and floors.

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Ceramiche Caesar for the Spa of a private residence in Oulu

The Arktes Oy studio at Oulu designed this luxury private residence which includes a large spa for relaxation and conviviality.

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Recycled plastic sheets adorn The Student Hotel in Delft

The latest in sustainable philosophy is embodied in The Student Hotel in Delft, with interior surfaces and furniture made from recycled plastic waste. The result is a place that represents travel and living with a conscience.

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Sicis for an apartment in Central Park Tower in New York

Italian company Sicis has designed the interiors of a large luxury apartment in New York’s Central Park Tower, the tallest residential tower in the world.

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Exotic charme for the breakfast room of Meliá Plaza di Valencia

Boconni Projects has transformed the basement of Meliá Plaza, a prestigious hospitality structure located in the heart of Valencia, into a sophisticated breakfast room. The architects chose to use Exotic, one of the designs in Collection VII by Glamora wallpapers.

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Novacolor's Archi+Concrete for the sculptural volumes of Casa das Freiras

The project signed by Mario Martins' studio in Lagos uses Novacolor's Archi+Concrete to transform spaces into open air sculptures.

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Shaping Surfaces by Cleaf: Bochotis Pastry Shop

Bochotis Pastry Shop in Ioannina (Greece) by G2 Lab is the June Monthly Winner of the Shaping Surfaces competition by Cleaf.

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The new home of MCE in Timisoara designed by Heim Balp Architekten

In this project of the German-Italian firm the two buildings of the complex - the production area and the offices - are visually connected and unified by the red metal cladding, changing in density according to the different building functions.

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Cladding in marble and travertine for the Carlo Erba Residences in Milan

New York architect Peter Eisenman, in collaboration with Degli Esposti Architetti and AZstudio, recently completed the “Residenze Carlo Erba” project in Milan, a residential complex with a distinctly contemporary look that does not, however, renounce the canons of 20th century Milanese tradition.

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An elegant dialogue between indoor and outdoor for a villa in Los Angeles

On the Hollywood hills, a luxury space with astonishing view over the city designed by Studio Svetti Architecture in cooperation with MASS Beverly LA.

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Eclecticism and experimentation for the VyTA Covent Garden in London

The first restaurant and cocktail bar at international level by VyTA - signed by COLLIDANIELARCHITETTO - is a wonderland of colours and shapes, designed to surprise, celebrate and entertain people who’s looking for a world of pleasure and emotions.

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OMA rethinks department store architecture with Galleria Gwanggyo

The Dutch Office for Metropolitan Architecture (OMA) headed by Rem Koolhaas recently completed a new luxury goods mall, Galleria, in Gwangayo, South Korea.

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Vudafieri-Saverino Partners realizes the interior design project of restaurant Spica in Milan

Designed by the Italian Studio Vudafieri-Saverino Partners, the restaurant tells the story of the chefs’ journey around the world. The concept combines Asian influences with references to the great Milanese design, creating a vibrant, multicultural and colorful atmosphere.

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La Suite Hotel - A new five stars hotel designed by Studio Marco Piva in Matera

A versatile and transversal complex, capable of adapting to the incredible peculiarities that the 2019 European Capital of Culture has to offer.

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Casa Sedra: the "power" of matter meets the beauty of natural tones

Novacolor decorates the brand new Casa Sedra, a beautiful guest house in Brasov, Romania.

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Sheraton Milan San Siro

An architectural and interior design project which is inspired by the Milanese architectural features and by the palette of colors of the Lombard capital. 

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Südtirol-Home by noa* - A country at 360°

South Tyrol - a term that describes over a thousand things, was recently translated into architectural form for the occasion of the 51st Biathlon World Cup in Antholz.

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Geometrically patterned surfaces for the tower Citterio-Viel designed in Taichung

On the island of Taiwan the architecture firm Citterio-Viel designed a residential tower that both inside and out pays tribute to the geometric design of the great 20th century Milanese architects.

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Circular design: the new Conference Room XIX at United Nations of Geneva

Casalgrande Padana and Peia Associati for the renewal of Conference Room XIX at United Nations of Geneva.

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Tailor made quality for the cermics surfaces of the Paradise Plaza in Miami

Tolila + Gilliland chose the Giovanni De Mario artistic ceramics works to “dress-to-measure” the facades of Paradise Plaza in the heart of the Miami Design District.

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Finca Los Pinos: hotel and villa by sanahuja&partners

An intervention by sanahuja&partners for the rehabilitation of a villa dating from the first half of the 20th century in Benicàssim.

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Palazzo Cavanis, Venice - From home and wood workshop to exhibition space

Located along the Fondamenta delle Zattere, bordering the Church of the Visitation, and overlooking on the island of Giudecca, Palazzo Cavanis is a 16th century building used today as a residential unit and as renowned exhibition space.

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Kengo Kuma design the new Camper concept store in Barcelona

The Japanese architecture firm, Kengo Kuma and Associates, designed the interiors of the new Camper concept store on Passeig de Gracia in Barcelona.

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