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Mezzanine – Fishing nets, ladders and plywood

I love a space with a great height, the day we buy our own place, I hope that we find a place with a high ceiling so we can use the space horizontally and vertically. This gives a great dynamic to the space.

A mezzanine is also a good solution for small places. If you have a place with few m² but a high ceiling, then definitely go for a mezzanine!

Here are a few examples of how to do it right 🙂

Appartment in Amsterdam – by MaMM design

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Modern Iran’s Architecture

Iran is a complicated country, The Islamic revolution, departure of the Shah, Ayattolah Khomeini taking his place and now Ayattolah Khamenei being on the “throne” since 1989, the nuclear projects, the sanctions and recently the agreement on the nuclear activities. It is a country that stays in the headline. The people try to move forward but in a country where all of this is going on, it isn’t very simple I think. That’s why I am pleased every time I read something positive about Iran and today I read an article on Architizer about Iran’s modern Architecture with the suiting title “The architectural treasures of Iran”and I want to share it with you guys.

you can find the full article by clicking here

Villa in Darvishabad by Rai Studio, Darvishabad, Iran

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SIPAN Residential Building by RYRA Studio, Tehran, Iran

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Shahkaram Office Building by Hooman Balazadeh, Kalaj, Iran

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Afsharian’s House by ReNa Design, Kermanshah, Iran

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Baranoosh Residential Building by Boozhgan Architectural Studio, Tehran, Iran

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The portal – Bazar Noir – Berlin

Hello sweeties,

If this is the first post your are reading from me, thanks for stepping by , and if not thank you for sticking with me :).

Before, I talked about a few of Brussels concept stores. This Saturday I am finally visiting Delbôve Cosmetics together with my good friend and great Make Up artist Cosnic. I will tell you all about it this weekend, I am pretty excited about it I must say :).

But for now I want to share an other Concept store with you guys. It is not because I have visited it but I just read an article about it and I am impressed with its Interior Concept. Bazar Noir. The name of it alone, makes me fantasies about the interior of this store.

The design studio Hidden Fortress is responsible for the concept. The main goal was to create a unique interior and they realized that by creating a great contrast between the store area and the mezzanine. When we think of a contrast, the first think that might come to mind is a black and white image. The contrast here is made by using a monoton dark tone in the store , and unpainted maritime pine in the floating staircase and a mezzanine.

The strong visual of this concept is made by these 3 elements.

1. Daring to use the same tone of dark grey, almost black, in the whole store. A lot of people are frightened to use black as the main color in their interior. It might seem to be unpleasant or even suffocating. But as we see here, the use of the natural pine, in this light almost golden color, breaks the heaviness of the dark tone in a way that the space is completely well balanced.

2.The use of different materials in the same tone and color. This is a challenge to make this possible in this grade. Our eyes see a monotonous image but the touch and feel of the space varies because of the different textures.

3. And of course, the floating staircase!!!!!! This bright floating box in the middle of the dark space made me think of a staircase into a different dimension. I would be curious to go and see what is going on up there.

The combination of these three elements in an harmonic way, makes the image complete and near to perfection.

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Origami is Hot – Snowpuppe & Strozyk

Origami , One of the most ancient forms of 3D art. Origami is a part of the daily lif of a lot of Asian countries but we lost this beautiful form of art out of sight for a little while.

BUT, it made its way back! Origami is very hot in the design word at this moment. What was sometimes considered as kitsch is now the new GEO.

I have prepared two of my favorite origami works of all time. these elements are all handmade which make them all unique.

First one is Studio SnowPuppe, a Dutch design Studio specialized in making amazing lamp shades, handmade, in paper, in all sizes and colors! Pretty impressive.

These shades can be placed anywhere ! As a cute finishing touch in the nursery or a fun eye catcher in the office, you name it!

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The Second one are the Art/Carpet/shade works of Elisa Strozyk, a German textile designer.

These amazing wooden Origami work is a 3D piece of art or a home element or both! The fact that her designs are so mudular makes them very interesting!

These products are hand made, piece by piece. That is already a fact that makes each element unique, besides that, the manner of how you choose to fold them, adds an other dimension of uniqueness to them.

I love it.


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Planning to move? Portable home for 21,900 €

This 9×3  house that includes a bedroom, a combined kitchen/ living room and a bathroom, asks a manufacturing period of 4 to 6 weeks and just one day to assemble. Casa transportable APH80 by Abaton. The dimensions are chosen such a way, to provide a comfortable space for two people and also to be able to transport the house on the back of a truck.

You might ask , why spending money on this house for which you need a truck to move it around , when you can buy a classic mobile home/vehicle?

Well if you ask me, the difference between these two is, that you actually can feel home on a particular spot with this micro architectural element , while in a mobile home you might still feel the temporality of your stay? Or for a longer stay? Or maybe for someone who moves a lot due to a  certain career? But then of course, I never lived in a mobile-home, this is just a subjective, inexperienced opinion of me.

Price : from 21.900 €

This little house intrigued me and I wanted to share it with you, I hope you enjoy it as much as I did.

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Trust me, I am an Interior Architect

Interior Architecture is a vague term in some people’s ears and this is because of the fact that it is a very wide subject matter.

Interior Architecture is NOT interior design NOR architecture but a FUSION of these two fields. As an Interior Architect we have the responsibility to create spaces. A space where the user is able to reflect him self. A functional and fair space where our movement and functions will depend on.

Let there be Light

A big part of the interior architecture depends on the lighting. After a research that I did during my bachelor period in the academy, I found out that we humans, we seek light. Light brings us security. As an interior architects, we are always trying to use the natural lighting as the main source of light in a space. This can be difficult in some cases of course and that is when we switch to interior design.

As an interior architect our task does not stop at creating a space, we also have to make it functional for a specific use. That is when we make use of our knowledge inside the field of Interior Design which means choosing the elements that “fill” the space. These elements can be functional in order to be placed wisely.IBSR9

Space Planning

Space planning is an other important branch within the field of Interior architecture. It goes in two levels. we can say that it has a macro and a micro level.

The macro level is when we work on our plans and decide how we are going to divide our surface on an architectural level.

The macro level is when we start to place the lose elements, like the additional lighting and the furniture etc, into our macro space planning.

I can go on and on about what Interior Architecture is and what we do, but What I can illustrate in one sentence is what we are not. 

What we hate to hear as an interior architect:

“Oh I hear you are an interior architect, can you help me with my apartment? I need to choose the colors of my walls , and which chair should I buy? “

I do have the right eye to be able to help with these matters, but my problem is the global image of being an interior architect which is often wrong and it needs to change.

Interior architecture is a beautiful metier. It means creation, movement, beauty and art. There are days when we have to work until late, it sure is a stressful job, we do get tired and curse at our selves “WHY THE HELL DID I BECOME AN INTERIOR ARCHITECT?” but at the end when we see the results of our creation, we certainly are proud and we know that it was all worth it.

This is what this blog is all about. The fusion between interior design, interior architecture and architecture.

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This is a picture of one of the projects that I had the chance to be a part of it’s creation and design along with Alternativ.

Mini Town – Warsaw

I don’t know if I have mentioned this before, but I work in an office in Brussels which is one of the market leaders in complete renovation and conceptual design of offices in Belgium. Designing offices may seem boring at the first sight ( that is what I thought too to be honest) but today’s demands for offices are changing. People are working longer hours, and that is why they want their workspace to have a home-like atmosphere.

So the modern offices are nothing like the boring cubicles and desks in a row as we imagine them. Every company wants something unique and a space where the employees like to arrive at in the morning.

This project is a great example of an un-boring office. It is a work of MFRMGR Frejda & Gratkowski Architekci  for Decerto (an IT company) based in Warsaw – Poland.

Their main goal was to step out the boring cubicle divisions and introduce a home-like office which increases the productivity of the employees. That’s when they decided to create a Mini Town…The cubicles are miniatures of flat roofed houses.

Read the full article by clicking here.


“Plywood-framed windows cut through the walls are designed to create less claustrophobic working conditions for the inhabitants, but also to allow communication with passers-by.” Dezeen 

The staff actually started to put personal belongings on the plywood window frames which was totally unintended but very welcome. This completed the whole purpose of giving the office, a home-like atmosphere.

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2 Inspirational Scandinavian Homes

Why I love Scandinavian design? Because those interior just feel like  a fresh breeze through the daily life.I love the lightness of the space despite all those little objects and accessories. Everything is perfectly balanced. The use of the color white doesn’t cool down the atmosphere because of the presence of the neutral and warm colors in the accessories.

These two modern Scandinavian homes are currently featured on Stadshem Real state website. I would move to north just to live in one of these homes … Just love them.

What do you think? Planning to move?

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Vintage + Retro = This is how to do it right

This small apartment is located in Ghent City in Belgium. This interior just brings a smile on my lips. So fresh, young and colorful. The specific combinations of vintage objects may seem random at the first sight, but there is a lot of thinking and and a pair of good eyes for details behind all of this.

This interior shows us that a color explosion ins an interior is possible. the use of lighter and pastel colors in combination with the white walls and a great amount of natural lighting, keeps everything balanced and fresh looking.

The Rococo looking wallpaper is the finishing touch . It insures that all the pieces fall into their places just perfectly.ghent1 (11)

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Gordon Matta Clark Anarchitectural Resurrection

Gordon Matta Clark was an American artist who studied Architecture but didn’t practice it. He referred to his work as “Anarchitecture”. Gordon Clark got famous for his “building cuts”. He made controlled demolitions in abandoned buildings which gave an other dimension to their architecture. He didn’t create by constructing,by putting brick on bricks… but by demolitions,revealing and subtracting… That is why he called his work “Anarchitecture”.

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The HUBflat, a work of CH+QS arquitectos situated in Madrid,Spain can be seen as a modern resurrection of his work.

The  HUBflat which is originally a co working space began to have a large success as an event space. The question was then, how to combine these two functions without losing the look and feel of the space? By adding stuff? Touching without touching? What does it mean? Subtracting? Removing? Yes ! The creation of a new environment by removing.

They came up with a controlled demolition and for that they used a huge cone and two spheres and subtract those volumes from the existing walls , ceiling and the floor.

what I really like about this project is the unexpected. The element of surprise.

Interior Architecture is not only adding walls and volumes… sometimes we have to think outside the box and see what can be done without constructing? Using the existing elements and the beauty of them.


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© Elena Almagro

Courtesy of CH+QS arquitectos

Courtesy of CH+QS arquitectos

Courtesy of CH+QS arquitectos

Courtesy of CH+QS arquitectos

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© Elena Almagro



True meaning of Minimal

Art Déco, Art Nouveau, Rococo, Modernism, Classic,Industrial… We have seen it all. Today’s big Interior design trends seem to be Minimalism and Nordic/Scandinavian design.

My opinion is that we assign a style to a work a little too soon. We should first understand where this styles come from to be able to identify our selves with them.

What does Scandinavian design mean? Light, fresh and a pure interior with a lot of light and use of natural materials. Scandinavian design started in the 50’s. That makes this movement a post WII style. The main thought behind Scandinavian design is to create an environment which is functional, simple and minimal. The use of natural materials such as wood originate from the ideology of low-cost/affordable design.The idea was to create a home where everybody can get used too and can pay for,realizing this ideology by using low-cost and mass produced materials.

Minimal? What does that mean? A white box with a chair inside it? Could be… But every interior has a meaning. Why is that chair placed there? Should everything be white to be minimal? I disagree. Minimalism is a very spiritual movement in my opinion.It started in the 60’s by visual arts and music. It was introduced into architecture later on. The main Characteristic of minimalist movement is the pureness of it. You only see what you need to see to understand and be able to live. Other styles have visual characteristics such as specific use of materials and colors. But Minimalism does not and in my opinion, that is exactly why it cannot be defined with a red line.

This project is situated in Spain and realized by Cifuentes Olivier Arquitectes. I saw the chance in this project to talk about this subjects and stay in the concrete mood at the same time (last post). As you can see, this isn’t the image that you would imagine by hearing the word Minimal. But it is.

The goal of this project is to join 2 separated locals and use the space as an archive.

This is what Minimal means to me.

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The architects of this project tried to reduce the budget by eliminating the unnecessary elements. They used the actual characteristics of the building to provide an atmosphere. By cracking the concrete wall open, we can feel the roughness of the building but at the same time, by revealing the traces of the ancient wall covering, the glue, the tubes and the “imperfections” of the architecture, we feel the fragility of the building. These are the elements that most of the architects try to hide behind a smooth wall…

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They also eliminated the use of artificial air conditioning, simply because of the fact, that the building is located nearby the sea and they can enjoy from the sea breeze which provides a pleasant temperature.


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The shelving is done by simple old fashion metallic shelves. By adding a touch of wood , they brought in a warmth that metal doesn’t have.


This Chair

Today’s lifestyle is one in which we spend a lot of our time seated (me included). Studies have shown that sitting for a long amount of time can cause heart diseases, a higher blood pressure, obesity and higher cholesterol, back and neck problems… and these are just a few of them. You would think that a lot of sport and exercise can help that but it is not always true. The fact is that  sitting still is not the only problem, we are sitting wrong… Crossed legs can cause a slower blood circulation and knee problems, a wrong back posture is a huge cause of pack pain, etc.

Benoit Malta, a French Industrial Designer may be having the solution to that problem…

He has designed a 2 legged chair called ‘inactivité’ (thx for the ironic name). Maybe a bit odd at the first sight, but when you think about it, this can be THE step towards the solution.

This ‘simple’ wooden chair makes you use your leg and hip muscles to balance the chair. This is obviously not a lounge chair but all I can think about is why not?

I don’t think that this chair will be used in its actual form for the offices but this can be a step in the right direction. See for your self.

Click for Benoit Malta 

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A cabin retreat for a multigenerational family | Reiulf Ramstad Architects

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Small House Bliss

This retreat for a multigenerational family is divided into three parts, a central cabin for socializing and two private sleeping cabins. In all there are 2 bedrooms and 2 sleeping lofts in 753 sq ft. |

A two-hour drive along the coast south from Oslo, Norway brings you to this family vacation compound. A couple and their two adult offspring with families of their own wanted a cabin retreat that they could all share and enjoy. Reiulf Ramstad Architects designed a grouping of small cabins for them.

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This was International – biennale Interieur 2014 Kortrijk Belgium

Hello 🙂

As I told you in my last post, the next few weeks will be a little busy because I am visiting a few exhibitions in Belgium, Germany and Venice. I visited the first one last friday and I was positively surprised. I found a lot of stands and products that I really liked.

After my visit , I concluded that there are 3 trend lines going on for the moment.
One is all about more expensive materials like marble and brons. On the other hand we have the cradle to cradle design that still exist and is entering 2015 as well but the new thing about that was the flexibility of the objects. The user gets the freedom to choose different pieces and put things together as he needs them like meccano pieces. A lot of products are modular and can be used in different forms which gives a huge flexibility to the user! Two in one … What is greater than that?

I made a selection of my favourite stands. Enjoy.




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Wever & Ducré amazing stand! ^

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