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Airbnb São Paulo enlisted architecture firm MM18 Arquitetura to design their main office so that it would pay homage to the Brazilian culture. Working directly with local designers, they were able to incorporate designs, like carpets from Brunno Jahara and brass fixtures by Carol Gay, to strengthen its Brazilian identity. Throughout, they brought in native plants, like bromeliads and gibóias, to add a natural element. In the open areas, they designed spaces for employees to interac

If you’ve ever wanted to own an architectural gem, this Southern California home has landed on the market for the first time since 1978. Built in 1954 for builder and craftsman Ken McLeod, the house is located in Claremont just east of Los Angeles with Fred McDowell credited as the architect. McLeod had close ties with McDowell, Theodore Criley, and Richard Neutra, which clearly shows in its mid-century design. In 1965, the back of the home was damaged by fire, which resulted i

With everyone being plugged into their devices 24/7, it’s hard to remain connected to people in real life. Jordi Iranzo looked to ways to fix that by creating a playful meeting spot that gives people the opportunity to connect with others while they disconnect from their phones. Soufuu encourages you and your friends to meet up and start some new habits, like resting and disconnection. The house-like structure offers various places to sit or lay down – in one of the small

With its short distance from Los Angeles, Palm Springs is a popular locale for those looking to escape the urban sprawl for a little bit of laid back paradise. It’s also a major draw for design lovers around the globe as it’s world-famous for its mid-century architecture. With Modernism Week still going on through February 26th, we decided to take a look at some of the mid-century wonders Palm Springs has to offer. The famed Sinatra House was designed for Fran

Though it was built in the 1930s, the Ypenburg Air Base in the Netherlands was way ahead of its time. Designed by famous Dutch architects Jan Brinkman and Leendert van der Vlugt, the air base was recently renovated to become a studio for design brand, VanBerlo. VanBerlo worked with Remko Verhaagen and Ad van Berlo to create a functional workspace that stayed true to the building’s original historic style. The result is an airy, open space that has historic details, while also k

The following post is brought to you by A’ Design Award and Competition. Our partners are hand-picked by the Design Milk team because they represent the best in design. The A’ Design Award and Competition is still open and accepting nominations, so register and upload your design today. Entering your work to A’ Design Award is a great opportunity— it promotes original design work to millions of design oriented audiences including design buyers and editors. Winners not onl

Australia native and NKBA K+B Insider Karl Champley is a Los Angeles-based master builder whose face you probably recognize if you’ve spent any time watching the DIY Network or HGTV. Specializing in commercial and residential construction, Champley has earned a multitude of awards for his work in remodels, extensions, new homes, restaurants, and even fire houses since his start in 1983. From apprentice carpenter and joiner in the beginning, he quickly discovered his calling as h

Located in Point Lonsdale, Victoria (Australia), this beach house was designed by InForm with a split level design. It has a minimalist exterior from the front with vertical wooden slats covering the simple box. What’s hidden behind the casual facade is a modern home designed for entertaining with a large open living space, four bedrooms, and a lounge. At the rear of the house, the interior opens up to a large deck and pool, with a lower level lounge that opens to a private c

Studio Arthur Casas were hired by a previous clients’ friends who wanted to build a house right next door on a narrow beachfront property in São Sebastião, Brazil. Casa EK has its own look and feel as to distinguish itself from their friend’s house next door. There were many challenges that came up during the design process – they had to account for an entryway and cars to park within the same space, as well as focusing on opening the house up towards the beach views

Originally hired to complete an extension, AR Design Studio ended up designing an entire house after the original was split in half because of a landslip. The holiday home, dubbed The Crow’s Nest, resides on top of a cliff on the UK’s South Coast and due to possible future movements, they worked with engineers to create a solution. First, a concrete slat was poured into the ground with strategically placed dwarf walls built on top. Working as an adjustable “raft,

Online design community Coroflot were interested in developing a space that reflected their creative community while also keeping mobility in mind and the result is their Mobile Work Unit (MWU). It’s a clever office on wheels that was designed in collaboration with Portland-based LOS OSOS who took a new approach when it came time for the construction. The MWU is parked inside an old ambulance garage in downtown Portland that’s now home to Hand-Eye Supply. Built on a trai

Affordable housing is becoming a thing of the past resulting in many having/choosing to downsize. Since we can’t always get the large space that we want, finding ways to make it work become a necessity. Helping make that happen is Nils Holger Moormann who has designed a Kammerspiel (intimate theatre) to increase functionality within a small space. The Kammerspiel is basically a room within a larger room that organizes many essentials, like sleeping, working, eating, and reading,

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