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This Apartment Above A Shop Received A Contemporary Update

This Apartment Above A Shop Received A Contemporary Update

Tsai Design have completed the modern renovation of a rundown kitchen, living room, and bedroom that’s located above their client’s specialist violin sellers and repairers shop in Melbourne, Australia.

Tsai Design have completed the renovation of a rundown kitchen, living room, and bedroom that's located above their client's specialist violin sellers and repairers shop in Melbourne, Australia. #BrickFacade

Leaving the heritage facade as it is, the rear of the shop is where the updates can be easily seen. Diagonal black screens add interest to the rear facade, while steps lead from the laneway up to the front door.

Diagonal black screens add interest to rear facade of this apartment, while steps lead from the laneway up to the front door. #BlackScreens #Architecture

Inside, the living room has custom built wood shelves that wrap around the open doorway to the kitchen, while cork flooring flows between both areas.

This modern living room has custom built wood shelves that wrap around the open doorway to the kitchen, while cork flooring flows between both areas. #Shelving #CorkFlooring #LivingRoom #Kitchen

The kitchen, which looks out to the street at the front of the building, combines wood cabinets with leather handles, and sage green walls with a white backsplash.

This modern kitchen combines wood cabinets with leather handles, and sage green walls with a white backsplash. #ModernKitchen #GreenWalls #WoodCabinets

The other end of the living room is where you’ll find the dining area with built-in bench seating and a large window. Stairs lead from the dining area up to a rooftop deck.

This casual and modern dining area has built-in bench seating and a large window. Stairs lead from the dining area up to a rooftop deck. #DiningRoom #BuiltInBench #Windows #Stairs

The wood rooftop deck sits high above the neighborhood, creating an outdoor space where views can be enjoyed.

This wooden rooftop deck sits high above the neighborhood, creating an outdoor space where the rooftop views can be enjoyed. #RooftopDeck #Architecture

Back inside, we see there’s an atrium that adds an abundance of natural light to the stairs and provides a place for a pendant light installation.

This two-storey apartment has an atrium that adds an abundance of natural light to the stairs, and provides a place for a pendant light installation. #Atrium #Skylights #InteriorDesign #Architecture

In the bedroom, wood-framed glass doors open up to a small balcony that hides behind the horizontal slat panels on the facade.

In this modern bedroom with grey walls, wood-framed glass doors open up to a small balcony that hides behind the horizontal slat panels on the facade. #ModernBedroom #GlassDoors #EnclosedBalcony

In the bathroom, a skylight brightens the space and highlights the wood-like tiles in the shower and the grey tiles in the rest of the bathroom.

In this modern bathroom, a skylight brightens the space and highlights the wood-like tiles in the shower, and the grey tiles in the rest of the space. #BathroomDesign #ModernBathroom
Photography by Tess Kelly | Architect: Tsai Design | Builder: Sustainable Homes Melbourne

This Remodeled Mid-Century Modern Home Was Given A Contemporary Update From Chelsea Hing Interior Design Studio

This Remodeled Mid-Century Modern Home Was Given A Contemporary Update From Chelsea Hing Interior Design Studio

Chelsea Hing Interior Design Studio has given a contemporary new vision to a mid-century modern home in Brighton, Australia, that had been left untouched since the 1950s.

The centrally located light-drenched courtyard showcases the updated white theme that can be found inside and out. Over time, vines will create a shaded outdoor space that’s furnished with planters and simple furniture.

A central light-drenched courtyard has vines that will create a shaded outdoor space, furnished with planters and simple furniture.
A central light-drenched courtyard has vines that will create a shaded outdoor space, furnished with planters and simple furniture.
A central light-drenched courtyard has vines that will create a shaded outdoor space, furnished with planters and simple furniture.

Inside, there are clean lines and a breezy-ness which was achieved by removing all the complicated design elements. The living room is defined by a large dark-colored rug, while wood boxes have been used to create a coffee table.

This modern living room is defined by a large dark colored rug, while wood boxes have been used to create a coffee table.
This modern living room is defined by a large dark colored rug, while wood boxes have been used to create a coffee table.
This modern living room is defined by a large dark colored rug, while wood boxes have been used to create a coffee table.

Tucked into the corner behind the living room is a small reading nook that includes a sculptural pink chaise, vertical art pieces, and a wall-mounted bookshelf.

Tucked into the corner behind the living room is a small reading nook that includes a sculptural pink chaise, vertical art pieces, and a wall-mounted bookshelf.
Tucked into the corner behind the living room is a small reading nook that includes a sculptural pink chaise, vertical art pieces, and a wall-mounted bookshelf.
A wall-mounted bookcase with black  shelves.

In the dining room, a wood accent wall provides a backdrop for a built-in bench with black cushions.

In this dining room, a wood accent wall provides a backdrop for a built-in bench with black cushions.

The kitchen has minimalist wood and white cabinets have been paired with a long island and a terracotta-colored tile backsplash that surrounds the window.

This kitchen has minimalist wood and white cabinets have been paired with a long island, and a terracotta colored tile backsplash that surrounds the window.
This kitchen has minimalist wood and white cabinets have been paired with a long island, and a terracotta colored tile backsplash that surrounds the window.

In the bedroom, an art piece and gray bedding add color to the room, while the metallic accents add a touch of glamour.

In this modern bedroom, an art piece and gray bedding adds color to the room, while the metallic accents add a touch of glamour.
In this modern bedroom, an art piece and gray bedding adds color to the room, while the metallic accents add a touch of glamour.

In the master bathroom, black tiles cover walls, while round mirrors hang above white vanities with under-mount sinks. On the opposite wall, there’s a large oval freestanding bathtub. A doorway between the vanities opens to reveal the walk-in closet that showcases dark wood cabinetry with metal and leather drawer pulls.

In the master bathroom, black tiles cover walls, while round mirrors hang above white vanities with undermount sinks.
A modern bathroom with a black tile accent wall that provides a backdrop for a large oval freestanding bathtub.
In the master bathroom, black tiles cover walls, while round mirrors hang above white vanities with undermount sinks. There's also a walk-in closet with dark wood cabinetry.
A modern walk-in closet showcases dark wood cabinetry with metal and leather drawer pulls.

In another bathroom, wood paneling and a wood vanity have been paired with black tiles, a white vanity, and a white bathtub.

In this modern bathroom, wood paneling and a wood vanity have been paired with black tiles, a white vanity, and white bathtub.
In this modern bathroom, wood paneling and a wood vanity have been paired with black tiles, a white vanity, and white bathtub.

The house also has a swimming pool with a small wood deck, that’s visible through the large floor-to-ceiling windows.

A mid century modern house with a swimming pool and floor-to-ceiling windows.
Photography by Eve Wilson and Rhiannon Taylor

noa* Gave Italian Hotel Tofana A Modern And Fun Update

noa* Gave Italian Hotel Tofana A Modern And Fun Update

Photography © Alex Filz

 

Hotel Tofana in St. Kassian, Italy, owned by Gunther and Verena Frena, has been redesigned by the architecture company, noa* (network of architecture). The two toned, exterior silhouette of the building was designed to mimic the tops of the Dolomite mountains that grace the landscape around the hotel.

Terraces and balconies are lined with coniferous trees and plants, which are connected by vertical ramps and stairs, create an illusion of a summit for the hotel.

 

noa* have redesigned Hotel Tofana in Italy, with terraces and balconies are lined with coniferous trees and plants, which are connected by vertical ramps and stairs, creating an illusion of a summit for the hotel.

Photography © Alex Filz

Once inside the hotel, guests arrive to a hanging chair and desk with a two panel skylight. This gondola-style check-in prepares a guest for their unique hotel experience.


Once inside this modern Italian hotel, guests arrive to a hanging chair and desk with a two panel skylight. This gondola-style check in prepares a guest for their unique hotel experience.

Photography © Alex Filz

The lobby is designed with shades of green to create a sense of being in the alpine meadows and forests that surround the hotel. Multi-height lighting and shelving creates a sense of depth, while the various sizes and shapes for furniture invite a person to lounge.


This modern hotel lobby is designed with shades of green to create a sense of being in the alpine meadows and forests that surround the hotel. Multi-height lighting and shelving creates a sense of depth, while the various sizes and shapes for furniture invite a person to lounge.

Photography © Alex Filz

The various shades of warm brown hues and the fireplace make the hotel bar a welcoming place to wind down after a day of exploring.


The various shades of warm brown hues and the fireplace make this hotel bar a welcoming place to wind down after a day of exploring.

Photography © Alex Filz

The contemporary pink light fixtures hanging from honeycomb details are the focal point in the hotel restaurant. Round wood tables, with dusty pink and gray wool upholstered chairs help to create a cozy atmosphere.


The contemporary pink light fixtures hanging from honeycomb details are the focal point in this modern hotel restaurant. Round wood tables, with dusty pink and gray wool upholstered chairs help to create a cozy atmosphere.

Photography © Alex Filz

Intimate, floating table nooks stand out in another one of the hotels restaurants. Various shades of brown are used for the minimalist furniture, while black is used for the hanging light fixtures, tying them in with the wildlife artwork on the walls.


Intimate, floating table nooks stand out in this modern hotel restaurant. Various shades of brown are used for the minimalist furniture, while black is used for the hanging light fixtures, tying them in with the wildlife artwork on the walls.

Photography © Alex Filz

Floating, wood boxes with hidden lighting are attached to the walls and ceiling in this casual restaurant space, while different shaped bronze light fixtures add a metallic touch.


Floating, wood boxes with hidden lighting are attached to the walls and ceiling in this casual restaurant space, while different shaped bronze light fixtures add a metallic touch.

Photography © Alex Filz

This hotel room has an open floor plan that’s broken up by a wood vanity with a hanging mirror. The bathroom is defined by red and white patterned tiles that match the red sofa.


This modern hotel room has an open floor plan that's broken up by a wood vanity with a hanging mirror. The bathroom is defined by red and white patterned tiles that match the red sofa.

Photography © Alex Filz

Green and white tiles designate the washroom in this hotel room, with a mirror hanging from the ceiling and a wood vanity being used again. The bed sits opposite the gray sofa, and appears to be floating because of the LED lights hidden underneath.


Green and white tiles designate the washroom in this modern hotel room, that has a mirror hanging from the ceiling and a wood vanity. The bed sits opposite the gray sofa, and appears to be floating because of the LED lights hidden underneath.

Photography © Alex Filz

The mauve sofa faces the balcony in this room, and matches the color of the floral patterned tiles in the washroom area. Geometric shaped light fixtures, and a glowing LED bed brighten up the room even more.


The mauve sofa faces the balcony in this modern hotel room, and matches the color of the floral patterned tiles in the washroom area. Geometric shaped light fixtures, and a glowing LED bed brighten up the room even more.

Photography © Alex Filz

Floor to ceiling tree lined wallpaper surrounds this gray carpeted space with tiered benches. Animal light fixtures, and earth toned cushions and bean bags make this a perfect place to chill after adventuring in the wild.


In this modern hotel, there's a relaxation room with floor to ceiling tree lined wallpaper, gray carpeted, and tiered benches. Animal light fixtures, and earth toned cushions and bean bags make this a perfect place to relax after adventuring in the wild.

Photography © Alex Filz

The hotel also has a spacious sauna that’s paneled in light wood, and has a floor to ceiling window at the end of the room that allows for views of the mountains.


This modern hotel has a spacious sauna that's paneled in light wood, and has a floor to ceiling window at the end of the room that allows for views of the mountains.

Photography © Alex Filz

Outside, there’s a hot tub surrounded with small pine trees, creating the effect of being on the mountain top while still in the pool.


This modern hotel in Italy has a hot tub surrounded with small pine trees, creating the effect of being on the mountain top while still in the pool.

Photography © Alex Filz

noa* Give Hotel Seehof A Relaxing Contemporary Update

noa* Give Hotel Seehof A Relaxing Contemporary Update

 

Hotel Seehof, a family-run hotel in Italy that sits next to a small natural lake, has been given a fresh update by noa* – network of architecture.

 

Hotel Seehof, a family-run hotel in Italy that sits next to a small natural lake, has been given a fresh and modern update by noa* – network of architecture. #ModernHotel #Italy #Vacation #ModernArchitecture


As part of the update 16 new suites as well as a new pool and wellness area were added and they are positioned to take advantage of the lake views.


Hotel Seehof, a family-run hotel in Italy that sits next to a small natural lake, has been given a fresh and modern update by noa* – network of architecture. #ModernHotel #Italy #Vacation #ModernArchitecture


Open spaces and wood details are found throughout the hotel, while areas like the pool and water views can be seen from inside the buildings through large windows that follow the roof lines.


Hotel Seehof, a family-run hotel in Italy that sits next to a small natural lake, has been given a fresh and modern update by noa* – network of architecture. #ModernHotel #Italy #Vacation #ModernArchitecture


Inside, the warm wood elements are clearly visible in the restaurant dining room. Wood slats cover the walls and ceiling, and hidden lighting highlights the design and creates a relaxing atmosphere.


Wood slats cover the walls and ceiling in this modern hotel dining room, and hidden lighting highlights the design and creates a relaxing atmosphere. #ModernRestaurant #Wood #HotelDesign #HotelInterior


The new spa area has a glass enclosed relaxation room with soft curtains and plenty of lounge chairs lined up to look out the windows.


This modern hotel in Italy has a spa area with a glass enclosed relaxation room with soft curtains and plenty of lounge chairs lined up to look out the windows. #ModernHotel #HotelDesign #InteriorDesign


Other areas of the wellness center have large windows with views of the trees and tiered levels have been used to create different seating areas, while in the sauna more windows give people a connection to nature. There’s also a darker room with private lounges that can be closed off with curtains.


This modern hotel in Italy has a wellness center where large windows provide views of the trees and tiered levels have been used to create different seating areas, while in the sauna more windows give people a connection to nature. There's also a darker room with private lounges that can be closed off with curtains. #WellnessCenter #HotelDesign #SpaDesign


The updated rooms have private balconies that look out onto the lake, while the room interior is open plan, like this one, where a simple lounge and vanity separate the bedroom area from the bathroom. Custom cabinetry has been designed to house the television and display books.


This modern hotel room has a simple lounge and vanity that separates the bedroom area from the bathroom. Custom cabinetry has been designed to house the television and display books. #ModernHotelRoom #HotelRoomDesign #HexagonalTiles


In another room, a large curved headboard hides the bathroom vanity, and a wood partition creates a separate space for the small sitting area. The bathroom is designated by the used of hexagonal tiles and a freestanding bathtub has been positioned to take advantage of the lake views.


In this modern hotel room, a large curved headboard hides the bathroom vanity, and a wood partition creates a separate space for the small sitting area. The bathroom is designated by the used of hexagonal tiles and a freestanding bathtub has been positioned to take advantage of the lake views. #HotelDesign #HotelRoom #ModernHotel


noa* (network of architecture) Have Given The Zallinger Refuge A Warm Update

noa* (network of architecture) Have Given The Zallinger Refuge A Warm Update

Photography by Alex Filz

 
noa* (network of architecture) have completed the conversion and extension of Zallinger Refuge, a hotel located within the Alpe di Siusi area of Italy.
 

noa* (network of architecture) have completed the conversion and extension of Zallinger Refuge, a hotel located within the Alpe di Siusi area of Italy. #Hotel #InteriorDesign #Architecture #Italy

Photography by Alex Filz

The Zallinger Hut was first built in the middle of the 19th century, and noa* were asked to improve the quality and accommodation capacity without altering the landscape and the surrounding environment.


noa* (network of architecture) have completed the conversion and extension of Zallinger Refuge, a hotel located within the Alpe di Siusi area of Italy. #Hotel #InteriorDesign #Architecture #Italy

Photography by Alex Filz

The architects added 24 rooms in the new mini-chalets and left the original 13 rooms that are located within the central building.


This modern hotel lobby uses wood and custom furniture to create a cozy, warm, and inviting atmosphere. #HotelLobby #InteriorDesign

Photography by Alex Filz

What was once the historic lodge, has now been transformed into a relaxing bar, restaurant and lounge. In the bar, there’s a huge fir tree-trunk that has been repurposed into the counter.


In this rustic modern hotel bar, there's a huge fir tree-trunk that has been repurposed into the counter. #HotelBar #InteriorDesign

Photography by Alex Filz

The lounge has large windows that frame the view outside, custom built-in seating the wraps around the space, and a fireplace.


This modern hotel lounge has large windows that frame the view outside, custom built-in seating the wraps around the space, and a fireplace. #HotelDesign #Seating #Fireplace #HotelLounge

Photography by Alex Filz

In the restaurant, banquette seating lines the walls, while simple lighting highlights each table.


In the modern restaurant, banquette seating lines the walls, while simple lighting highlights each table. #Restaurant #RestaurantDesign

Photography by Alex Filz

The design of the hotel’s wine cellar is inspired by the mountains, and has wood shelving installed on an angle, with compartments for individual bottles of wine.


The design of this hotel's wine cellar is inspired by the mountains, and has wood shelving installed on an angle, with compartments for individual bottles of wine. #WineCellar #WineStorage

Photography by Alex Filz

The wellness area of the hotel has a sauna with a large picture window and an angled window, that both allow natural light unless there’s snow that’s built up.


This modern sauna has a large picture window and an angled window, that both allow natural light unless there's built-up snow. #Sauna #Windows

Photography by Alex Filz

A wooden hallway, that show off the woodwork used in building the huts, leads to the hotel rooms.


The wooden hallway of this hotel, that show off the woodwork used in building the huts, leads to the rooms. #Architecture #Wood

Photography by Alex Filz

The hotel room interiors are lined with wood, created a modern yet cozy atmosphere, and some of the rooms, like this one, has stairs that lead up to a small loft where children can sleep, or it can be used as a relaxing nook.


This modern hotel room is lined with wood, created a modern yet cozy atmosphere, while stairs lead up to a small loft where children can sleep, or it can be used as a relaxing nook. #HotelRoom #ModernHotelRoom

Photography by Alex Filz