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Photo by Arthur Cohen Architect Matt Berman is a founding principal of Workshop/APD, a New York City-based architecture and design firm specializing in high-end residential and commercial projects. Berman, along with his business partner Andrew Kotchen, launched the firm in 1999 and have designed everything from luxury single family homes, city lofts, upscale restaurants, multi-use buildings, and even custom furniture. Remember when Brad Pitt sponsored a competition back in 2006 to he

Cloud Room is a private, member’s only, shared working environment in Seattle that’s the product of a joint collaboration between Graham Baba Architects and Brian Paquette Interiors who oversaw the design of the co-working space. While it’s an office for people to work in, it doesn’t feel boring or sterile like many workspaces do, especially some of the co-working concepts that have popped up. Light floods the office, which is located on the 6th floor of a mix

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

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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,

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