ole scheeren designs twin residential towers with offset volumes to resemble vancouver’s diverse streetscape

‘whereas tower typologies by default reinforce isolation and division, barclay village proposes a design that becomes an extension of the local neighborhood and community.’

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Richard Parr Architects remodels Edwardian house for Rapha founder Simon Mottram

A century-old house in north London has been overhauled by Richard Parr Architects, to create a home for the founder of cycling brand Rapha and his family.

Simon Mottram and his wife Lucy asked for the double-fronted Edwardian-era house, which is located in the Mapesbury conservation area, to be completely remodelled.

Richard Parr Architects remodels Edwardian house for Rapha founder Simon Mottram

Their brief was to refurbish and restyle the house to suit the needs of themselves and their three children. This included adding a separate but accessible apartment for their autistic son Oscar, who requires round-the-clock care. Continue reading

Retro glamour in Leo’s Oyster bar

Leo’s Oyster bar is a relatively new hot spot in San Francisco. It “smells” retro with the botanical wallpaper, black and white tiles and floral decoration all around the place. The designer of the restaurant is San Francisco-based designer Ken Fulk. “Quintessentially masculine space that introduces tension with feminine qualities,” says Fulk for the midcentury dining room. Owners of this place Anna Weinberg and James Nicholas have created definitely a unique experience for their customers. For more information about the restaurant, its history, and the menu, check out their website here. Continue reading

Curious Bandari burqua

Bandari people live in the Iranian province. Their culture is colorful and rich in a traditional sense. Part of their tradition is their unique women’s veil called the “Bandari burqa”. This is a certain type of mask which covers women’s face. The mask is more of a fashion item than a religion status symbol. These kinds of veils are worn only by married women. The pictures below are made by a traveler and a photographer Kares Le Roy. He travels in lesser known regions of the world and brings us an amazing view of another people’s culture. For more, check his blog. Continue reading