Built by AGi Architects, the Wall House on the edge of Kuwait City masks a concealed world where its inhabitants live free from prying eyes.
Applying industrial materials precisely with minimal detailing, the Jonathan Tuckey design team created what they call “a noble shed”.
FROM THE ARCHIVE:This year’s Interior Design Show Vancouver sees Barbara Barry—who has been inducted into Interior Design’s Hall of Fame, ranked by Architectural Digest among the World’s 100 Best Designers, and named one of House Beautiful’s Giants of Design—as the keynote speaker. Here, our archival interview with Barry from autumn 2013.
FROM THE ARCHIVE:Perched atop a remote cliff in Nova Scotia, overlooking the Atlantic Ocean, they stand like a row of silent sentinels at the edge of the world.
Finished in concrete, the house is a pared-back structure that reduces its visual language to a sparse arrangement of blank walls and large windows, yielding nothing of the internal configuration behind the façade.
Reiulf Ramstad’s work stands small and resilient in the face of nature and is integrated gently into the landscape.
FROM THE ARCHIVE: City of watery reflections and limpid light, Venice has a terroir that seems uncannily right for the production of exquisite glass. Nor is it hard to see, given the Venetian passion for decoration, why the area has long been known for mosaics.
FROM THE ARCHIVE: Design is all about perception. What brings joy to one person is anathema to another. And who is to say what good design is and what is bad?
FROM THE ARCHIVE: “The main idea for the design of the house was to not have too many ideas,” says interior architect Yasemin Arpaç of Istanbul-based Ofist. With partner Sabahattin Emir, Arpaç formulated an eminently simple—and versatile—living space for a 45-year-old bachelor.