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New Town Apartment: Celebrating Historic Restoration in Edinburgh

Expansive living room with large windows, ornate moldings, and a striking abstract artwork.

The New Town Apartment in Edinburgh, United Kingdom, showcases a masterful blend of historic preservation and modern design, courtesy of the talented Luke McClelland Design. This 2023 project aims to celebrate the property’s existing features while introducing thoughtful interventions to enhance functionality and circulation. The careful balance between restoration and contemporary elements results in a subtly striking interior that complements the building’s Grade A Listed status.

Cast Corbel House: Blending Victorian Charm and Contemporary Flair

A two-story brick home with dormers, an extended porch, and large windows overlooking a landscaped garden.

In the heart of Norwich’s verdant Golden Triangle, architects Grafted have breathed new life into Cast Corbel House, a meticulously redesigned five-bedroom detached home that celebrates material exploration and artisanal craftsmanship. Launched in 2022, the Norwich-based design firm seamlessly blended the property’s Victorian heritage with a striking contemporary extension featuring a geometric precast and brick façade.

Grafted‘s commitment to delivering high-quality design and exceptional craftsmanship is evident throughout this debut project, from the handcrafted oak cabinetry in the kitchen to the undulating pattern of the precast concrete panels adorning the exterior.

Ceangal House: Modern Scottish Farmstead

Ceangal House: Modern Scottish Farmstead

Loader Monteith‘s Ceangal House, a modern mountain house in South Lanarkshire, UK, exemplifies a blend of heritage and contemporary design. Completed in 2021, this family home skillfully incorporates materials from the land’s original 1800s farmstead.

With its sustainable features and semi-broken plan enhancing natural light, Ceangal House not only pays homage to Scottish tradition but also sets a new standard in eco-friendly living.

Waldens Farm: Modern Eco-Home in Wiltshire’s Heart

Waldens Farm: Modern Eco-Home in Wiltshire’s Heart

Discover Waldens Farm, an architectural gem in Wiltshire, UK, by Adam Knibb Architects. This contemporary three-bedroom house elegantly combines innovative design with eco-friendly features, set amidst a serene rural landscape. Inside, its open-plan layout, natural materials, and expansive glazing forge a harmonious blend of luxury and comfort, exemplifying modern sustainable living in tune with nature.

Chelsea Brut: The Modernist Rebirth of a Brutalist Townhouse

Chelsea Brut: The Modernist Rebirth of a Brutalist Townhouse

Discover “Chelsea Brut” in London, a breathtaking revival of a brutalist townhouse by Pricegore. This modernist gem, nestled in the historic Borough of Kensington and Chelsea, seamlessly blends its Victorian roots with contemporary family living. Pricegore‘s ingenious use of space, complemented by raw materials and lush gardens, redefines the townhouse while enhancing its thermal efficiency and energy sustainability.

With a nod to mid-century Brazilian architecture, Chelsea Brut stands as a testament to the timeless appeal of thoughtfully conserved modernist design.

Ember Locke: Atelier Ochre’s Bohemian Revival in West London

Ember Locke: Atelier Ochre’s Bohemian Revival in West London

In the heart of West London lies Ember Locke, a bohemian gem reimagined by Atelier Ochre in 2023.

Channeling Kensington’s golden age with a modern twist, this restaurant offers an exquisite escape from Cromwell Road’s hustle, boasting an intricate blend of textures and tones. Here, guests find solace amid a curated ensemble of spaces, from a vibrant cocktail bar to an inviting co-working hub, all set against the backdrop of opulent gardens.

The Barn & The Office: Living in Harmony with Nature

The Barn & The Office: Living in Harmony with Nature

Immerse yourself in The Barn & The Office, an exquisite embodiment of contemporary design by PAD Studio. Nestled in the tranquil coastal landscapes of Hampshire, United Kingdom, this single-story house balances energy efficiency and aesthetic appeal, seamlessly blending into its natural surroundings.

Drawing inspiration from local agricultural architecture, the design showcases an interplay of recycled timber and local brickwork, which both contrasts and complements the serene coastal views.