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January 10, 2022

From a dilapidated Northeast London structure transformed into a playful, child-friendly home to a residence literally coined “Happy”, these projects are bursting at the seams with color.

  • Photo by Jim Stephenson

  • Photo by Jim Stephenson

Mountain View

For his family home in Sydenham, a suburb of Northeast London, architect and founder of CAN gave new life to a run down Edwardian-style home. Like his firm, known for crafting characterful homes that reflect the personalities of clients, Mountain View reflects the family’s personal style and way of living, while maintaining some of the original shabbiness that they found it in.

 

  • Photo by Thomas Kuoh

  • Photo by Thomas Kuoh

Happy

For this vibrant home, San Francisco-based Studio Munroe started their design process with a mailed package of torn out magazine images from the client. “The stack of pages showed warm, collected, vibrant homes that were not afraid to share a specific personality,” says Studio Munroe. “We knew immediately our design must exude happiness, inspire curiosity, and have a strong aesthetic voice.” The result: a personality-filled home that makes one happy immediately upon entry.

 

  • Photo courtesy of Manoj Patel Design Studio

  • Photo courtesy of Manoj Patel Design Studio

Colorful Mosaics House

The work of India-based Manoj Patel Design Studio, this home allows space, color, and patterned tiles to take center stage. The firm, specializing in the exploration of using waste and recycled materials for design, chose to forgo dense combinations of colors and materials, resulting in clean yet lively spaces.

  • Photo by Robert Rieger

  • Photo by Robert Rieger

Green Box Apartment

This lively apartment in Berlin by Ester Bruzkus Architects is designed entirely around a standalone joinery box, placed in the center of the apartment. In place of traditional rooms, the box contrasts with the industrial bones of the space, giving form to the various spaces that surround it while the bold green shade adds energy and intrigue.

 

  • Photo by Mariell Lind Hansen

  • Photo by Mariell Lind Hansen

Canyon House

This North London townhouse, designed by Studio Hagenhall, is inspired by a bight, open 70’s California home and the work of Charles and Ray Eames. Retro elements, including a custom-made modular velvet sofa, bespoke elm kitchen, and muted color tones give the home a truly nostalgic, yet entergetic presence.

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