RESIDENTIAL

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Leiko Ikemura Site: Berlin. “At one time, it was the end of the world,” Leiko Ikemura says about Mitte, the Berlin ...

Lim + Lu Brightens Up a Bachelor Pad in Hong Kong

It takes a certain type of client to hire a design firm whose motto is “live differently.” For the firm in question, , that client was an eccentric French bachelor looking to inject playful personality into a 500-square-foot Hong Kong apartment.

Twin Peaks Residence by Lim + Lu.
Twin Peaks Residence by Lim + Lu.
Twin Peaks Residence by Lim + Lu.

The firm achieved the requested atmosphere by combining subdued, pale tones with dynamic pops of color and texture. Take, for example, the mirrored doors on the dining room sideboard. They don’t just serve as an agent of reflection, throwing natural light farther back into the narrow space—they’re also imbued with a warm, brassy hue that reinforces and even deepens the gold and scarlet accents in the dining room.

Twin Peaks Residence by Lim + Lu.
Twin Peaks Residence by Lim + Lu.
Twin Peaks Residence by Lim + Lu.

The transition between the dining and the adjacent sitting space is seamless, a design choice made to accommodate the client’s fondness for entertaining. In the latter area, sporadic touches of blue hint at the azure walls to be found just beyond, in the bedroom.

Twin Peaks Residence by Lim + Lu.
Twin Peaks Residence by Lim + Lu.
Twin Peaks Residence by Lim + Lu.

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Gut renovations often yield the unexpected, but for Goil Amornvivat and Thomas Morbitzer of AM/MOR Architecture, a duplex in Stuyvesant ...
A comprehensive approach is sometimes the only one that will do. For a house in Ukraine, Ryntovt Design handled not ...