We absolutely adore homes where ingenious designers and architects come together to not only revamp and rejuvenate an old and dreary interior but also end up creating an entirely unique and exciting new design style.
Described as “a gutsy jovial tour de force” (Monocle September 2014 Issue 76) Knud Erik Hansen’s accumulated business acumen has helped turn around the fortunes of Carl Hansen & Søn ensuring the prestigious family-run Danish institution remains independent profitable and true to its Danish roots.
This gives the living space kitchen and the bathrooms plenty of character and a unique flair while keeping the color scheme strictly neutral. The use of large glass windows smart skylights and glass doors brings in plenty of natural light which flows from one room to the next. Midcentury décor additions are combined with modern counterparts to create a balance between styles and eras.
Restoring and maintaining the house Knud Erik had the walls rendered using lime in the original white colour. Its window frames (there are 104 windows) were sanded and painted and the original exterior doors were taken apart then returned to their former state.
The examples of contemporary Russian architecture shown below both single houses and apartments are crafted with meticulous flair skilfully framing both landscape and space. Their pristine arrangement and sense of innocence conjures up the notion of a line in the sand where old Russia is left behind and new Russia is forging ahead.