I first read about a phenomenon known as “parasitic” architecture in 2006 shortly after beginning my undergraduate architecture program. New, contemporary additions constructed on old, often traditional homes were popping up all over architecture magazines and online publications. Images came pouring in of brightly colored metal additions on old brick homes and all-glass additions constructed on traditional homes were all the rage. These kinds of radical ar...
Reminiscent of still life art from Holland and Germany in the early 1600’s, there is a surge of new still life floral wallpaper taking center stage in 2017 echoing the moody baroque vibes of the old world.
These florals don’t hold back- they are modern and cool and edgy. They are romantic and rock n’ roll at the same time. Florals, typically a feminine pattern are transformed into more androgynous looks with the darker palette.
Happy New Year to our cherished friends and colleagues!
With each new year, we always see new design trends emerge. This year I am thrilled to cast my personal predictions for 2017. Exterior and interior, I anticipate two design philosophies that will see a sharp rise in popularity:
#1 Modest and minimal, yet well-appointed and comfortable.
Described by many as “understated, quiet luxury”, buildings and spaces of 2017 will be designed to feel authentic,...