Three patios and a swimming pool slot into Casa La Quinta in Mexico

Casa La Quinta by PPAA

Residents of this getaway in Mexico, designed by architects Pérez Palacios and Alfonso de la Concha Rojas, can spend weekends lazing in a hammock suspended above a secluded swimming pool.

Mexico City-based architects Pérez Palacios and Alfonso de la Concha Rojas designed Casa La Quinta for a retired couple. It is located in San Miguel de Allende – a city in the central Guanajuato state. Continue reading

Workstead gives 19th-century Charleston rowhouse a “southern modernism” makeover

Workstead House by Workstead

US design studio Workstead has reimagined “heritage elements as modern luxury” during the renovation of this home in Charleston, South Carolina, which was used as a store for selling blockaded goods during the Civil War.

Workstead overhauled the three-storey property and its accompanying carriage house – a small outbuilding used to prepare food – which were built in 1853. Continue reading

Menu reissues classic mid-century chair designed for knitting

Menu reissues a classic mid-century chair designed for knitting

Danish brand Menu has reissued a lounge chair designed by Ib Kofod-Larsen in 1951, which has cut-outs for resting the elbows when knitting.

Suitably named the Knitting chair, the design was debuted in 1951 at the Copenhagen Cabinetmakers’ Guild Furniture Exhibition, where it was shown alongside works by Hans J Wegner, Finn Juhl and Nanna Ditzel.

The sculptural chair has an exposed, triangular construction, a gently curved seat, tilted back and a back rest with distinctive cut-outs for resting the elbows when knitting or reading. Continue reading

Yushe Design slots office around existing trees in Shanghai suburb

Shen Shen Garden by Yushe Yuzhu Architects

Trees grow through holes in the concrete floors and ceilings of the Shen Shen Garden office in Shanghai, which was designed to preserve the site’s natural features.

Local studio Yushe Design developed the project as a workspace away from the bustle of downtown Shanghai.

Located in a suburb of the Chinese city, the building combines offices and associated amenities with lounge spaces and accommodation for the owner. Continue reading