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08.August Architecture Interiors journal

Summer Villa by Kapsimalis Architects
 plays on traditional Greek whitewashed houses

The white, blocky form of this holiday villa by Kapsimalis Architects is intended to be a “contemporary translation” of the chalky houses seen around Santorini, Greece. Summer Villa – which forms part of Santorini’s existing Andronis Arcadia hotel – has been designed by Kapsimalis Architects to appear as a “synthesis of…

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Schemata Architects stacks up red bricks inside South Korea’s first Blue Bottle Coffee cafe

The materiality of Seoul’s architecture informed the interiors of this Blue Bottle Coffee cafe, which Schemata Architects has completed with steel surfaces and red-brick fixtures. The sparsely-decorated cafe is situated in Seoul’s artsy Seongsu neighbourhood, surrounded by craft coffee bars and organic eateries that occupy disused warehouses. This is the first…

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Six global design trends from Dezeen Awards 2019 longlists include cork, cabins and candy colours

From fortress-style architecture to candy-coloured interiors, here are the six biggest trends to emerge from the Dezeen Awards 2019 longlists. The rising use of cork in architecture and the popularity of low-tech cabins set in remote locations also stood out among the 903 projects that made the longlists this year. Here…

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The Drug Store avoids being a “shady” CBD retailer with gallery-style interiors

Products infused with CBD are dotted throughout sparse gallery-like rooms inside west London’s The Drug Store, which has been designed by the brand’s co-founders and studio Lars Hartmann. Situated in the affluent neighbourhood of Marylebone, The Drug Store occupies two floors of a townhouse which formerly served as an exhibition space…