TAILORED INTERIOR

TAILORED INTERIOR

In the small Belgian village of Itegem, interior architect Peter Ivens discovered a unique and exotic villa with well-preserved 1920’s details reminiscent of a classical British colonial style – a central stairway, symmetrical plan, alcove windows, hipped roof and upper dormer windows.

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LANDON METZ

LANDON METZ

Space is important to Landon Metz. In his art, pools of colour float across canvas leaving vast areas of unprimed fabric. In his studio the same sense of space – and the importance of the negative – is evident in the blanks between sparsely scattered furniture and plants.

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CASE STUDY — PERIOD PIECES

CASE STUDY
— PERIOD PIECES

In the unique surroundings of the house created by Danish sculptor Rikard Axel Poulsen (1887-1972) furniture, lighting and homewares by contemporary designers exhibit their serene poise, the avant-garde flanked by the archaic to create layers of history.

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CULTIVATING PATINA

CULTIVATING PATINA

How to create a newly built house that feels comfortably familiar and as burnished as the well-loved objects that move with the owners? Designer Elisabeth Snejbjerg and former architect now photographer Mikael Bonde after 25 years in Copenhagen moved to the country near Aarhus to a house they designed and built among trees.

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TAILORED INTERIOR

TAILORED INTERIOR

In the small Belgian village of Itegem, interior architect Peter Ivens discovered a unique and exotic villa with well-preserved 1920’s details reminiscent of a classical British colonial style – a central stairway, symmetrical plan, alcove windows, hipped roof and upper dormer windows.

read more
LANDON METZ

LANDON METZ

Space is important to Landon Metz. In his art, pools of colour float across canvas leaving vast areas of unprimed fabric. In his studio the same sense of space – and the importance of the negative – is evident in the blanks between sparsely scattered furniture and plants.

read more
CASE STUDY — PERIOD PIECES

CASE STUDY
— PERIOD PIECES

In the unique surroundings of the house created by Danish sculptor Rikard Axel Poulsen (1887-1972) furniture, lighting and homewares by contemporary designers exhibit their serene poise, the avant-garde flanked by the archaic to create layers of history.

read more
CULTIVATING PATINA

CULTIVATING PATINA

How to create a newly built house that feels comfortably familiar and as burnished as the well-loved objects that move with the owners? Designer Elisabeth Snejbjerg and former architect now photographer Mikael Bonde after 25 years in Copenhagen moved to the country near Aarhus to a house they designed and built among trees.

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BACKYARD REFUGE

BACKYARD REFUGE

Small but perfectly matched, two residences in a courtyard are reduced to the essentials using quality materials and maximum light to create welcoming tranquillity.

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A ROOM WITH A VIEW

A ROOM WITH A VIEW

A diminutive wooden dwelling on stilts among forest trees focuses attention on interior details to heighten the contrast between its small scale and the vastness of nature.

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CASE STUDY— NEW FOLK

CASE STUDY
— NEW FOLK

Whether using traditional or innovative materials, designers lean on the craft and expertise of former practitioners to carve, shape, mould or weave.

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THE SHAPE OF LIGHT— ARK X GUBI

THE SHAPE OF LIGHT
— ARK X GUBI

In collaboration with Gubi, and to celebrate the brand’s new lighting collections, Ark Journal’s creative team produced a photo essay inspired by the Californian mid-century modern architectural style.

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EXPECT THE UNEXPECTED— LOEWE FOUNDATION CRAFT PRIZE

EXPECT THE UNEXPECTED
— LOEWE FOUNDATION CRAFT PRIZE

Promoting modernisation of tradition within the realm of craft, the Loewe Foundation Craft Prize 2022 is now open for submissions. Ark Journal talked to Chairperson of the Jury, Anatxu Zabalbeascoa, about contemporary craft and it’s impact through the fifth edition of the award.

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