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A Luxurious Home in China That Plays With Levels and Light

Liang Architecture Studio has transformed the interior of home in China into a grand space that highlights its own architecture. Design director Xu Liang and his team focused on creating a flow that focuses on how a human would naturally move through the space.

The ease of movement resulting from the careful layout allows the occupants to focus more on their surroundings as a whole as they move around.

A main goal when designing the space was to let in as much daylight as possible, which was accomplished through playful skylight cutouts and strategically placed windows that mimic the height

Workstation Cabin: A Home Office Pod by Hello Wood

With the pandemic still affecting parts of the world and others still taking precautions, working from home has become the norm for many. Not everyone has the space to create a home office setup, and even if they did, it’s not always ideal when other family members are home to distract them. Enter the Workstation Cabin – a multipurpose, geometric refuge designed by Budapest-based design studio Hello Wood.

The pebble-shaped Workstation Cabin is fairly compact as to not take up too much of your outdoor space, but roomy enough to house a highly-functional office, guest room, or playroom for

Friday Five with Kari Pei of Interface

As Vice President of Product Design at Interface, Kari Pei uses her design expertise to bring the brand’s visions to life. By looking to the world around her for inspiration, she creates a common language on global issues such as sustainability. Kari believes that flooring can help establish a hierarchy in any given space, and that changes in color, scale, texture, and pattern can enhance the way a space feels to those who use it. Prior to joining Interface in 2015, Kari worked with a number of international fashion houses, manufacturers, and hospitality brands, including Starwood Hotels, MGM Resorts

TheBuild.tv Firehouse Project Episode 11: Housewarming [VIDEO]

We’re excited to share the next episode of TheBuild.tv Firehouse project – Housewarming. Congrats to Anthony Carrino and his hard-working design and construction teams for completing the Firehouse project—time to celebrate and give everyone a complete tour! PLUS get a sneak peek at SEASON 2! Watch:

Check out the 3D model here:

See more of the design details and photos at TheBuild.tv and watch all episodes here.

Images courtesy of Anthony Carrino.

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DMTV Milkshake: Suchi Reddy Discusses Design Research + Neuroaesthetics

This week’s DMTV Milkshake guest is Suchi Reddy, architect and Founding Principal of award-winning studio Reddymade Architecture and Design. Reddymade spans diverse typologies from residential interiors to public installations – always with a design ethos informed by neuroaesthetics. During her DMTV Milkshake interview, Suchi discusses her research process, the meaning of neuroaesthetics, how she applies it to her work, and more.

No matter what type of project Reddymade decides to take on, Suchi and her team always approach each brief with their desired emotional response in mind. This is perhaps best exhibited through its collaborative Salone 2019 exhibition

Clever Ep. 121: People-Centered Designer Marquise Stillwell

Photo by Guarionex Rodriguez, Jr. Courtesy of Deem Journal

In this episode of Clever, Amy Devers talks to people-centered designer Marquise Stillwell, founder and principal of Openbox design consultancy, co-founder of Opendox art & design-oriented documentary filmmaking company, and co-founder of Deem Journal – a print magazine and online platform that centers design as a social practice. 

Marquise spent his youth in Ohio learning to be a good neighbor and going to art museums with his grandfather. Always part of a community of makers—auto factories, steel plants, engineers and industrial designers—his curiosity for people and spaces grew into a