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Casa Cavia Restaurant by KallosTurin Architects

Bron: Internationale interieur ideeën

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The recently opened Casa Cavia in the Palermo Chico neighborhood of Buenos Aires is an enchanting fusion of sights, sounds, tastes and eras.

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Now operating as a brand new assembly of a restaurant, publishing house, bookstore, flower shop and perfumery, Casa Cavia is housed in what was known as the Bollini Roca residence, designed in the gilded age of the 1920s as a personal gift to the owner’s wife by the Spanish-born architect and artist Alejandro Christophersen of Norwegian parentage.

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The founder and creator of the Casa Cavia concept, Guadalupe Garcia Mosqueda with book publisher Ana Mosqueda asked London and San Francisco-based KallosTurin Architects to restore and transform the residence into a modern cultural center, yet retain the essence of the historical building.

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The architects retained the room proportions and numerous details but they also included modern elements throughout. The material palette includes white and green marble, brass, antique mirror, leather and terrazzo flooring – all inspired by the city’s cafes of the 1920’s and 1930’s.

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Our eyes are drawn to the golden details, the arches and rounded shapes, the muted green seating and, of course, the flying books in the ceiling.

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Our favorite section is the elegantly proportioned inner garden-courtyard with its small pool. It forces us to grieve the lack of such elements in today’s urban planning. Where, indeed, are the lovely urban inner courtyards of today that don’t feel like shopping mall food courts?

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Ana Mosqueda’s Ampersand Publishing is the inspiration and anchor of Casa Cavia. It produces books but is also a center to exchange ideas, recalling the publishers of Europe and Americas at the beginning of the 20th century. There is a hall for classes, conferences and book presentations along with a library focused on the history of books and written culture.

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Guadalupe Garcia Mosqueda has drawn in the best new Argentine talent to create and host the various parts of the concept that aims to showcase the best of Buenos Aires while promoting architecture, gastronomy, design, literature and art.

For the perfumery she brought in Julian Bedel, “the nose of Argentina” to offer the fragrances of Fueguia 1833 perfumes. Casa Cavia’s signature scent will be Biblioteca De Babel, named after a short story by Jorge Luis Borges about an enormous library of interlocking rooms housing a vast collection of books.

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Costume designer and art director Silvana Grosso creates amazing floral impressions Casa Cavia’s flower shop Flores Pasión while Próspero Velazco presides over the pâtisserie and revives the neighbourhood tradition of high tea.

Pablo Massey, a protégé of Argentina’s top culinary star, Francis Mallmann, helms Casa Cavia’s restaurant, La Cocina.

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We believe – and hope – that these kinds of charming yet also extremely functional and useful “unrelated fusions” of various activities and offerings are one trend that is growing around the world. The fact that Casa Cavia, in addition to providing a fertile mixture, also restores and repurposes an important building makes this project that much more fabulous.

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Source : KallosTurin Architects

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Fred Perry, London by BuckleyGrayYeoman

Bron: Internationale interieur ideeën


London-based award-winning architecture and design practice BuckleyGrayYeoman has designed the 9 Henrietta Street project for British fashion label Fred Perry. Completed in 2015, the new store is located 9 Henrietta Street, Covent Garden, London, England. The 2,000 sq ft shop is the latest in a series designed by BuckleyGrayYeoman in a long-running collaboration with Fred Perry that saw the practice formally appointed worldwide design consultant for the clothing brand in 2014.


9 Henrietta Street showcases garments, accessories and footwear from Fred Perry’s ‘authentic collection’ for men and women alongside the Fred Perry ‘reissues collection’ of classic garments inspired by the company’s archive. The shop has been designed to allow Fred Perry’s new home to be as flexible as possible, giving the brand the opportunity to reinterpret the layout to suit the display of different collections, as well as to host one-off events on the shopfloor.


The shop is complemented by a gallery space in the basement of the building, which will open with an exhibition of 7-inch vinyl single sleeve artwork from records released by independent record labels from across the UK.


Occupying the ground floor and basement of a Georgian townhouse, a stone’s throw from Covent Garden Piazza, 9 Henrietta Street sums up Fred Perry’s pin-sharp style and quiet confidence. High quality, self-finished materials are used throughout, creating a refined, tactile space that is full of texture and character.


BuckleyGrayYeoman has laid the shop out with a strong linear arrangement that runs from front to back and suits the long, narrow floorplan of the townhouse building, drawing customers through to the heart of the space. Bespoke display tables made of mild steel angle iron with stained oak tops sit on a central mat of engineering bricks that runs the length of the shopfloor and is surrounded by
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The layout of the shop is deliberately open plan and other than the service desk and changing rooms, there is no fixed furniture, the designers opting for free standing units that can be reconfigured for new collections or one-off events. The brickwork of one of the long walls has been exposed and clothing rails and display units have been installed in the alcoves created by the structural features and chimney breasts of the townhouse. On the opposite wall, timber panelling with a subtle pattern of mouldings that evokes the Georgian heritage of the building sits behind bespoke mild steel display cages.


At the heart of the shop, the mild steel service desk sits next to a vintage Wurlitzer vinyl jukebox, filled with singles nominated by Fred Perry’s fans through social media. Behind the service desk a video screen will show work by film makers such as Don Letts who have documented the youth subcultures for which Fred Perry clothing has been an essential part of the uniform.


Source : BuckleyGrayYeoman

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Winelands 190 House by AA Interiors

Bron: Internationale interieur ideeën


Cape Town-based interior design practice AA Interiors has designed the Winelands 190 project. Completed in 2014m the luxury home is located in Stellenbosch, Cape Town, South Africa. Having completed two separate projects for their children on the Pearl Valley Golf Estate, the owners planned to re-locate from Pretoria to the Cape and approached AA Interiors to design their new home at the De Zalze Winelands and Golf Estate.


The parents loved the original design approach implemented by AA Interiors for their two sons’ projects and so their need was to create a new home where the whole family could gather and where the brief to the design team was to capture a modern farmhouse which incorporated glamorous elements with an emphasis on barefoot luxury and the use of natural materials.


The client’s brief was to ensure that when they occupied the house on their own that it was not too big and empty, however at the same time it also had to allow for the whole family and grandchildren should they decide to stay over.


Two important criteria for the clients were that the project had to include a central courtyard and that the main living areas were to have double volume. At the front of the plot the concept of a traditional “Cape Dutch Langhuis” with gabled ends was conceptualised. This part of the house was designed to contain the formal lounge and dining, informal lounge and braai room as well as the en-suite master bedroom, giving all these areas direct access to the front pool terrace with spectacular views to the surrounding vineyards and mountains.


The owners of this home love to entertain and wanted the house to reflect their lifestyle. Key features of this include the bespoke wine cellar. Here the design team created a spectacular glass wine wall. The oak timber cabinetry encases frameless glass shelving which can house more than 400 bottles which are perfectly temperature controlled with concealed refrigeration.


For the interior design the approach by Mark Rielly and Jon Case was to focus on the use of natural organic materials such as timber and stone. Limed oak flooring paired with honey coloured stone walls contrast with black charcoals and chalky white finishes. These tactile materials add a sense of homeliness and warmth to the contemporary architecture.


Werf walls and a pergola covered walkway lead to the front entrance which opens into the courtyard lobby overlooking the reflective pond and greenery. Glass pocket doors create separate entrances and lead into the side wings. Focal features of the entrances are the floating sculpture ledges. Here Angus Taylor sculptures are reflected in the fractured mirror wall cladding.


A combination of bold and discreet lighting was used to create a ‘wow’ factor and the layering of lighting set various moods. Subtle lighting has been incorporated in all recesses and feature bulkheads to give a warm glow to peripheral edges. In the dining room a customised crystal chandelier by Martin Doller is suspended from the ceiling rafters.


The interior furniture is modern and complementary to the experience of the home. Tactile finishes including timber, textured leathers and raw linens add a sophisticated sense of understated luxury. The client’s love for colour has been introduced with injections of bold prints and vibrant fabrics.

Source : AA Interiors

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