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The Savannah College of Art and Design (SCAD) (my alma mater!!) was founded in 1978 and has been at the forefront of fine art and design education for almost 40 years, and the one that’s been the force behind it all is SCAD president Paula Wallace. Since co-founding the private, non-profit, accredited university, Wallace has cultivated over 100 academic degree programs and expanded to five locations in Atlanta, Hong Kong, Lacoste, and Savannah, and online through SCAD eLearning.

Domus Aurea is a private residence in Monterrey, Nuevo León, Mexico that was designed as a collaboration between Gilberto L. Rodríguez, of GLR Arquitectos, and Alberto Campo Baeza, of Estudio Campo Baeza. Spanning 550 square meters (approx. 5920 square feet), the home pays homage to Mexican architect, Barragán, whose projects always had a strong presence of light. The exterior feels quite minimal with smooth crisp white surfaces and almost no adornment. The marble front door is situa

Nando’s has been known to work with different designers to get fresh new looks for their chain of Portuguese-style chicken restaurants that began in South Africa in 1987. An existing Nando’s in Crawley, West Sussex was in need of a renovation and Block1: Design was hired to complete that. This project marks their first with Nando and it required gutting the interior of all its finishes and seating in order to design a new layout and space. The concept pays homage to the b

Special thanks to Devorah Lev-Tov for contributing this post! Tel Aviv, also know as the White City, is home to the world’s largest number of buildings (about 4,000) of Bauhaus-style buildings. Walking through the city, one notices that many of these buildings are neglected and dilapidated, even though Tel Aviv was declared a UNESCO World Heritage site. But strolling up to the corner of Allenby and Nahalat Binyamin, there is one building that has been gloriously restored

A flat in São Paulo, Brazil was designed by Metamoorfose Studio for a young couple looking for flexible spaces. In the main interior, a wood panel folds up to reveal additional living space, both linking and separating the environments. When closed, the panels display a geometric design carved into its surface for additional visual interest. Behind the panel is a seating area that leads to the bedroom offering privacy when they decide to keep it closed. When folded up, the panel do

Composed of two apartments, this duplex in Potts Point, Sydney, NSW was renovated by Luigi Rosselli Architects, who demolished just 40% of the original structure to make it happen. The back of the house is where most of the construction happened to create a modern, four-story structure – a basement parking area, a ground floor apartment, and a two-story penthouse. The front of the house kept its Queen Anne windows, wood shingles, and dark brickwork to remain tied to the street&

BONE Structure is not your ordinary architecture or design firm. Rather, it combines design, technology, architecture and sustainability into one complete package to offer a one-of-a-kind method of building homes. Recently expanding into California from Canada, BONE Structure works with their clients to design a custom and unique home that exemplifies their signature minimal aesthetic, energy efficiency, and 100% custom design. Before building the home, each home environment is anal

Located just outside of Trikala, Greece is a three-bedroom, Scandinavian-inspired apartment designed for a young couple by Normless_architecture studio & workplace. With an open floor plan, the 150-square-meter (1614-square-foot) apartment feels even larger than it really is with the kitchen, dining, and living area leading out to a back garden. To increase the natural light entering the apartment, they installed a huge wide window offering uninterrupted views of the outdoor space

A 1930s bungalow sat on this private wooded lot in the New Forest prior to Ström Architects being hired to design a two-story residence named Woodpeckers. The London-based homeowners desired a comfortable house they could escape to on the weekends – a place that would eventually become their permanent home. Their busy lives led them down the path to creating a retreat for themselves and friends, along with a place to garden and enjoy the outdoors. The clients knew what they wan

Canari House is a minimal residence located in Montreal, Canada, designed by _naturehumaine. The clients are an athletic couple that wished to transform fourplex to create a primary residence while renting on the ground floor. The existing part of the home dates back to the 1930s, and is completely restored on the street side. The building is characterized by an angular wooden structure that allows for gardens to nestle within its interstices. Large bay windows provide abundant natur

Henrybuilt launched in 2001 in a shed on Washington’s Vashon Island and now, some 15 years later, the company’s Founder and CEO Scott Hudson has grown the business to include showrooms and offices in Seattle, New York City, and Mill Valley, California. Hudson named the design and manufacturing company, which has become synonymous with brilliantly designed kitchens, after his carpenter/builder grandfather, Henry, who he worked alongside during the summer months from the ag

It’s pretty easy to spend hours scoping out Calvin Seibert’s Flickr account where he’s amassed a catalog of jaw-dropping sandcastles that take on geometric forms you didn’t think were possible with sand. The professional sculptor erects these unbelievable structures with roots in brutalist architecture and modernism that I imagine have people on the beach mesmerized for hours watching as they come together. Take a look. From Seibert: Building “sandcastl

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