Besides the coffee and great food, the star of Shelter’s in-store café Eat is the bespoke art wall by street art collective BMD.
Kathleen Kinney discovers a cottage in England that opts for forward-looking, artisanal architecture.
This much-lauded house owes as much to creative imagination and serendipitous discovery as it does to the industrial history of its location.
The merits of monochrome in the reinvention of a London apartment.
Urbis takes a sneak preview at the much anticipated Len Lye Centre due to open in New Plymouth on Saturday 25 of July.
This sleek, contemporary structure is remarkably at home in the rugged landscapes of Italy’s Southern Tyrol.
This Sydney beachside apartment is replete with sunlight, natural tones and fresh coastal accents.
Family life and a close relationship with nature make this a house with a warm soul.
As Federico Monsalve finds out, simplicity is the key to this Norwegian home’s quiet, yet powerful presence.
The newest location for independent specialty roasters Coffee Supreme houses the company’s wholesale team.
Bespoke architecture meets the Waiheke bush. Although inspired by a simple tent, this is not your typical Kiwi bach.
A Melbourne residence rich in Asian influences is fuelled by a desire for privacy.
A Parisian apartment becomes a showcase for its owner’s mastery of colour.
A once-commerical space becomes a cleverly designed, light-filled home in Melbourne, Australia.
An elegant, Kiwi-designed, New York City apartment houses an incredible art collection.
An apartment in Barcelona, Spain, is refurbished to fit four bedrooms and an unusual tiled terrace.
An Auckland designer creates a small but perfectly formed apartment.
Fashion designer Juliette Hogan has expanded her Auckland empire into the suburb of Newmarket.
Urbis ponders about an apartment building in Los Angeles that ruptures many clichés about how state housing should behave
A bistro in the old Salvation Army Citadel in New Plymouth has just opened and it is positively luscious.
A Milan apartment bows to its 1930’s roots and to its interior designer’s trademark idiosyncratic style.
A sleek and striking building in Auckland’s eastern suburbs contains a modern, pared-back apartment.
See inside a ‘70s Scandinavian-inspired sauna, overlooking a Canadian lake.
An extraordinary South African beach house makes for the perfect holiday home for an architect and a magazine editor.
Urbis investigates a 1960s’ Swedish holiday home reinvented for a modern family.
A concrete-block beach house with a quirky shape maximises its coastal Australian environment and a steep site.
Read about an icy Swedish hotel that reinvents itself every season.
A new eatery is charming the pants off Auckland’s suburb of Parnell.
A stunning Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, home might just be the beach house to beat the band.
A Grey Lynn, Auckland, café has been given a new lease on life.
An Auckland designer celebrates a decade in business from his architecturally designed workroom.
An Omaha Beach holiday house makes summer living easy for its many owners.
Frank Gehry has build a building at the University of Technology in Sydney.
New Zealand chef Nic Watt’s latest feat is a fabulous French-Vietnamese bistro.
A contemporary, clean-lined home in Cape Town, South Africa, embraces its site with ease.
An impressive new build responds to the rugged topography of West Vancouver, Canada.
A trio of townhouses transform a gritty, inner-city Melbourne street.
A modular home on Waiheke Island provides a contemporary escape from the city.
An architectural design solves issues of limited space and extreme weather in Iran.
An Australian holiday home is designed to embrace nature, sustainability and lots of parties.