Trendy K5 Hotel in Tokyo was once a Familiar Bank in the City

We have seen various versions of renovations but have you ever heard of a previous bank transformed into a trendy hotel? According to Design Milk, the K5 hotel which is situated in Tokyo, Japan operates as “a micro-complex” of guest rooms, restaurants, bars and social spaces. The concept of the hotel was based on the goal of offering guests an experience “existing with nature in the city” that is personified […]


Homey Sereine Residence in France by Septembre

Paris-based studio Septembre beautifully transformed an old farmhouse in France into an absolutely cozy summer home. According to the team: “The project consists of keeping as much as possible of the old structure while adapting it to a new use. Discrete interventions on the internal fittings and use of rugged materials with natural appearance allows for a gentle preservation of the initial appearance of the building.” Photos by Linus Ricard via […]


Fascinating Greenhouse Filled with Stained Glass Art in Mexico by Leopoldo Flores

Mexican artist Leopoldo Flores transformed the abandoned Art Nouveau-style building in Toluca, Mexico into a botanic greenhouse wonderland dubbed as “Cosmovitral”, a combination of the Spanish words for “cosmos” and “glass”. The stained glass art that surrounds the interiors symbolizes the relationship between mankind and the heavens. Its design is primarily centered on human figures and natural elements like fire and water. [via designtaxi]


Dramatic Transformation of a 19th Century Church into a Gorgeous Home

Australian studio Bagnato Architecture designed the transformation of this former Gothic-style timber Anglican church. This 445 square-meter conversion features a stunning great room, a sleek kitchen and dining areas, mezzanine lounge, 700-bottle capacity wine cellar, gym, a day bed retreat, beautiful bedrooms & bath. Photos from Bagnato Architecture