• 12/13

    In 2011, Nicolas Schuybroek founded his architectural practice in Brussels, Belgium, driven by a mission to create spaces with precision, craftsmanship, and warmth. His style, often labeled monastic and minimalistic, reveals a artful elegance.

    Schuybroek's meticulous approach sets him apart, earning him multiple listings on the AD100 and features in international publications. From the shores of the Cote d’Azur to the energy of Mexico City, his work seamlessly blends context with a deep understanding of individual needs.

    Beyond architecture, Schuybroek designs objects showcased at prestigious events like the Milan Furniture Fair and Salone del Mobile. Currently engaged in large-scale projects globally, his multicultural background enriches his work with a broad, international perspective.

    Nicolas Schuybroek, is not just an architect but a visionary rewriting the rules of architectural elegance.
  • 11/09

    In a world that whirls faster with each passing day, the allure of timeless minimalism in interior design and architecture stands as a testament to the enduring beauty of simplicity. This design philosophy transcends fleeting trends, capturing elegance through clean lines, thoughtful spaces, and a harmonious interplay of form and function.

    Here, quality triumphs over quantity. Every piece, whether furniture or decor, is chosen with precision and care. This emphasis on craftsmanship ensures that each element in the space adds value, both aesthetically and functionally. It's a philosophy that embraces the longevity of design, resisting the disposable nature of fast-paced trends.

    Minimalist spaces often ingeniously harness natural light. Expansive windows and strategically placed openings seamlessly blend the interior with the exterior, erasing the boundaries between inside and out. The interplay of light and shadow becomes a dynamic element, casting a poetic ambiance that evolves throughout the day.

    While minimalism may initially convey a sense of austerity, at its core lies a deep understanding of the human experience. Thoughtful design takes into consideration the needs and comfort of the inhabitants. The minimalist space becomes a canvas for personal expression, inviting individuals to infuse it with their unique stories and experiences.

    Much like the work of architect Oliver Du Puy, timeless minimalism in interior design and architecture serves as an enduring ode to the beauty of simplicity. It extends an invitation to live deliberately, surrounded by elements that bring joy, purpose, and a sense of calm. In a world saturated with constant noise, the elegance of minimalism offers a respite—a timeless sanctuary where less truly becomes more.
  • 05/31

    Something about these stunning renderings of Dark Zen architecture drew my attention. I'm not sure if it's the tranquil atmosphere or the amazing blend of old Japanese and minimalist styles. One thing is certain: dark zen style creates a beautiful symphony of simplicity and boldness that result in a melody of refinement. Natural materials stand out in the dark and moody palette, while clean lines, low-profile furniture, and dim lighting provide a relaxing ambience. It's form and function working together to create a calm and sophisticated retreat. And I simply love it.

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  • 02/10

    In a world where everything seems to be about the hustle and bustle, it's important to take a step back and appreciate the simple beauty of nature. That's exactly what Orijins in Dubai does. Designed by VSHD, this coffee shop is a testament to the elegance of nature's flaws and a harmonious blend of contrasting shapes, textures, and furnishings.

    One of the most distinctive elements of Orijins is its color scheme, which draws inspiration from the soft tones of sand, shells, stone, and wood. The result is a minimalist space that exudes the natural beauty of its surroundings. The coffee bar, the focal point of the shop, is a unique, curved design crafted from a variety of marbles and serves as an anchor for the establishment.

    The serene ambiance of Orijins is further enhanced by the interplay of light and shadow created by the sun's reflection on the walls. The handcrafted brushed metal wall lamps and spotlights provide a touch of understated glamour to the space, making it a tranquil retreat for coffee aficionados and anyone seeking a peaceful escape.

    In a world where everything seems to be about speed and efficiency, Orijins reminds us to slow down and appreciate the beauty of nature's imperfections. Whether you're a coffee connoisseur or just in need of a serene little spot, Orijins is the perfect place to relax and unwind.
  • 01/23

    And we're back! A season of living vicariously through images returns and we beging with an escape to the secluded luxury of the Y hotel photographed by talented architectural photographer, Jonathan Leijonhufvud.

    The hotel isnestled in the heart of Nanxia Mountain's Jiyang District in the picturesque city of Sanya. Known for its breathtaking sea views, Sanya offers a unique and exclusive experience for discerning travelers in search of a tranquil and rejuvenating vacation.

    The Y hotel provides a haven of peace and seclusion, surrounded by rolling hills and lush forests, providing a sanctuary from the hustle and bustle of the city. Guests will find solace in the secluded residential setting, allowing them to truly relax and unwind.

    The landscape design of the Y hotel has been meticulously crafted to reflect the natural surroundings, creating a harmonious balance between the built and natural environment — adopting the concept of "simple but spiritual", the hotel offers a tranquil atmosphere that soothes the soul and provides a haven of peace and quiet.

    How's that for a start?

    Lead Architect: Li Hui
    Photgraphy: Jonathan Leijonhufvud
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