Kiki ARCHi has crafted a stunning single-family house in Beijing, China, that combines traditional and contemporary elements. The project, named Classic Meets Modern, features the owner’s collection of Golden Nanmu (Phoebe zhennan) wood furniture, which is a popular architectural and furniture material for the imperial family in Ming and Qing dynasties, and was used in the famous Forbidden City.
With the help of the designer’s expertise, the house has been replanned and adjusted to incorporate the owner’s collection into a modern-style home that perfectly balances space and display design. The three colors of black, white, and gray are used in large quantities, corresponding to the scenes of ‘traditional’, ‘modern’, and ‘transition’ respectively. Visitors to the house can experience a sense of ritual and inclusiveness while being surrounded by the beauty of Beijing.
Located in the vibrant city of Montreal, Canada, the Querbes Residence is a stunning home designed by Vives St-Laurent.
This modern traditional-style property has been completely remodeled from its turn-of-the 20th-century origins, including the restoration of its American walnut flooring and the addition of a large sliding door. The residence also features a custom-designed kitchen with gray hues, a marble counter, and an inviting dining room with an American oak bookshelf. The basement includes a spacious living room, an office, a bedroom, and a full bathroom for more living space. With all these features, the Querbes Residence is sure to impress!
Discover Alto, a stunning house in Melbourne, Australia designed in 2022 by Jolson Architecture Interiors.
Nestled in a heritage cul de sac, this house has been thoughtfully renovated to meet the needs of a modern family while retaining the features that bind it to its neighbors. Step inside to appreciate the double height void and the interplay between existing and new, the generous swathes of linen and the muted tones for a soft backdrop, the sculpted firewood tray and the brush of skin against a bush hammered bench.
Alto celebrates the nuance of architectural renovation and its harmonious blend of modern and traditional style.