I have always been a believer in love at first sight, and while I have yet to experience the type of happily ever after that we often see in the movies, the design projects that have stolen my heart in an instant remain there for many many years. Today’s Dream Design is one such design project. The first picture that I saw of it grabbed my attention and my love continued to grow with every further picture of it that I saw, and every story that I read about it – needless to say, it is a architectural love story for the modern age.
Dexamenes is located on Kourouta Beach which is a beautiful stretch of coastline in the western Peloponnese. Its history dates back to the “Era of Currents”, although it was left relatively untouched since the 1920’s. Athen’s based K-Studio created a design that successfully respected its strong history and beauty of the site while breathing new life into the space. The result is a modern, elegant and minimalist hotel with a raw, brutal and industrial aesthetic. Respecting the existing buildings by leaving them relatively untouched, K-Studio updated the site using concrete, steel, timber and glass.
The hotel rooms were built within two concrete blocks that are divided length wise into two rows of ten storage tanks. The rooms are identical with the openings facing towards the beach. Everything is connected by a raised promenade walkway that leads towards the water. Each room has a double bed, an open wardrobe and a large double shower which adds to the sense of luxury within the minimal aesthetic. The bathroom is separated by the rest of the room by a wall of textured glass which allows the light from the large sliding windows at the front to reach the back of the tank.
The entry to the hotel is from behind the tanks. Concrete, glass partitions and a louvered plywood canopy provide a warm welcome along with the guests first view of the sea.
Phase two which will see further extensions and a garden are planned along with the addition of extra amenities such as a taverna, boutique selling local wares and a history room are planned for 2019.
The design of Dexamenes is both thoughtful and intelligent. With a strong minimalistic design aesthetic, this hotel is a study in respecting history, restraint and brutal beauty that is often difficult to achieve.
All images via http://www.k-studi.gr
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Judging from the amount of Inspiring Interiors blog posts that I have done on Swedish designs lately, it would be safe to say that I have a deep love for Swedish interiors. Today’s post is no exception.
Located in Stockholm, this stylish one bedroom flat is a minimalist interior designer’s dream. The wood furniture highlights the beauty of the herringbone wood floor and the bright white kitchen is chic yet unfussy. The dining nook is an ideal spot to host friends while the little balcony is the perfect spot to enjoy the weather. Overall, what this apartment lacks in size more then makes up for it in design.
All images from http://www.noter.se
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When I first saw pictures of today’s Inspiring Interior I was speechless. It checked off all of the boxes of things that I love in interiors. Lots of natural light? ✔️ Raw textures? ✔️ Minimalist and sophisticated? ✔️
Located in Antwerp Belgium, this renovated listed home was originally built in the 1800’s. The designer Nicolas Schuybroek and his team were given the task of turning this home into a modern oasis and they did a phenomenal job! Raw textures such as wood beams, marble and chevron floors perfectly compliment and balance the mid century furniture throughout the home. Keeping things simple yet sophisticated, Mr. Schuybroek and his team successfully created a light filled and timeless home from a space that had previously been dark, dreary and dated. Love it! I will be keeping pictures of this home on my vision board for years to come!
All images from http://www.ns-architects.com
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My love for designer Katty Schiebeck’s work knows no bounds. As I have mentioned before, she is one of my favourite designers. Her work is filled with clean lines and natural light, along with sophisticated colour palettes and beautiful, unexpected details. Today’s Inspiring Interior is no exception. This penthouse in the Sant Gervasi neighbourhood in Barcelona is perfection. It is a small space, but by keeping the space predominately white it feels larger and more open. The apartment overlooks the beautiful city of Barcelona including a direct view of La Sagrada Familia in the distance. The terrace is the perfect place to enjoy the gorgeous Spanish weather, and the large windows throughout generously permits natural light into the space. I am obsessed with the minimally decorated living room where the decorative touches in wood and brown creates a beautiful palate against the white background. Katty’s design talent is showcased beautifully within this apartment and I can’t wait to see what she designs next!
All images from http://www.kattyschiebeck.com
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