A villa overlooking the coast south of Sidney from a high promontory. On the one hand, the Pacific Ocean and the flat line of the horizon. On the other, the green of the Australian countryside. Designed by architects Philip Thalis and Laura Harding, the villa was named the 2019 House of the Year by Habitus magazine.
The interior also reflects this philosophy. In the living area, where huge windows overlook the sea, there is a dining room, living room and kitchen, with refined and elegant design furnishings. The same style is also found in the sleeping area, overlooking the palm trees of the internal garden and the countryside behind.
An attic in Brianza becomes the elegant and comfortable home of a couple, summarizing their personality, professionalism and passions. It is no coincidence that the name given to the project by the architects of AIM is Ikigai, a Japanese word that sums up the intersection between what we are, what we do and what we love.
Taking care of the offices of Digital Entity, a global network of design studios, meant first of all reflecting on how people work now and how they will work in the future. The possibility of working remotely and with flexible times has in fact transformed the workplace into a space for relationships, opportunities and sharing where informal and meeting places are increasingly important.
A flexibility that is expressed through reconfigurable furnishings capable of transforming themselves according to needs, while materials, lights and furnishing components are the elements that give life to spaces where it becomes pleasant to spend time. Here then are lounge areas with carpet, table, sofas and armchairs; informal meeting rooms with high table and support kitchen; boxes that protect the privacy of work groups and calls; reserved wardrobes, velvet curtains, woven fabrics and metal frames to filter open spaces and individual workstations; writable walls that become work tools.