Pet-tecture

Pet-tecture: Design for Pets

Did you know there’s a whole world of design dedicated to pets? From luxury chicken coops to innovative dog baskets, Phaidon have collected the most playful, quirky, and irresistibly cute...
THE PLUS Picks - Contemporary Café Designs

THE PLUS Picks: Contemporary Café Designs

The contemporary café is not just a nexus of creative energy and social activity, it is also a hotspot for architectural design innovation. We at THE PLUS have...
Design by Nature

Design by Nature

How do you create a design that is both refined and modern yet which is also seamless with its surrounding nature? This was the challenge architectural design studio ArchLAB, led by Marijus...
Design Embraces Character and Environment

Design Embraces Character and Environment

How do you create an open, spacious home, which is great for having get-togethers yet also preserves your family’s privacy? This was the crux of the design challenge IDIN Architects...
Red Rocks

Red Rocks

Red Rocks is a home in the endlessly sunny city of Pheonix, Arizona, USA. The architects behind it, The Ranch Mine, sought to recreate a client’s existing family home on the site....
A Stage for Brussels

A Stage for Brussels

Going under the name of KANAL – Centre Pompidou, a new, ambitious cultural hub is set to open its doors in the heart of Brussels in 2022. The architectural project will comprise...
The Generation Game

The Generation Game

How do you cater to three generations under one roof whilst providing a mixture of both private and social spaces? New York City firm Scalar Architecture’s approach, with their...
Revitalising the Way We Hydrate

Revitalising the Way We Hydrate

How often do you go several hours without a sip of water, only to find yourself chugging a whole bottle in one go? For the designers at Slovene water bottle company EQUA, the answer was: too often....
Your Kind of Library

Your Kind of Library

Located in Kobe, in Japan’s Hyougo Prefecture, is this independent coffee connoisseur’s dream, Café with Books HoCoTo. Once a candle shop, a young ex-librarian found...
Second Impressions Aren’t Everything

Second Impressions Aren’t Everything

Set in the Portuguese neighbourhood of Tondela in the Viseu District is this architectural creation by firm Waataa. PD House is a private home with a distinctly raw feel, set in a context that’s not...