Ten Things You Need to Know about Apartment Therapy — Intro & Part 1

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Image from Terence Conran’s “The House Book” (1977)


This past spring we celebrated the tenth anniversary of the founding of Apartment Therapy, so it seems like a good time to put down on paper not only what has happened over the last ten years, but also what we’re working on now.

The story is a little bit about me personally, but mostly it’s about how this company has grown. There is much to it that I hope you will find familiar, useful and inspiring. And, if you are a regular reader of Apartment Therapy, you may also find that it has become a part of your own story. I certainly hope so.

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Stirling House is a faceted Sydney home clad with rough timber boards

By Amy Frearson

After being instructed not to design a “white box minimalist house”, MAC Interactive Architects specified weathered timber boards for the exterior of this narrow Sydney residence (+ slideshow). (more…)

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Fifty of the world's tallest unfinished skyscrapers will "never complete"

By Amy Frearson

News: financial fiascos and political problems have caused 50 skyscrapers taller than 150 metres to be started and never finished, according to industry experts. (more…)

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Competition: three Loom Collection chairs by H to be won

By Ray Murphy

Loom Chair with white woven cords

Competition: Dezeen has teamed up with London furniture brand H to give readers the chance to win one of three elastic woven Loom Chairs in celebration of the brand’s online shop launch. (more…)

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Laurence Humier's Alchemist Matter Kit teaches children basic chemistry

By Dan Howarth

The Alchemist Matter Kit by Laurence Humier

This kit launched by Belgian designer Laurence Humier includes sets of containers filled with materials that children can mix together to learn simple chemical reactions. (more…)

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EFFEKT to transform abandoned train engine depot into street sports centre

By Amy Frearson

News: Danish architecture studio EFFEKT has triumphed in a competition to design a street sports facility in and around a crumbling train engine roundhouse in Esbjerg, south-west Denmark (+ slideshow). (more…)

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Bandesign clads a Japanese cafe in mirrors to reflect a row of cherry trees

By Jessica Mairs

A bank of cherry blossoms are mirrored in the reflective gables of this cafe that angles around a smaller tree in Gifu, Japan, by architecture studio Bandesign (+ slideshow). (more…)

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Claesson Koivisto Rune designs giant conical pendant lamps for Wästberg

By Dan Howarth

Stockholm design studio Claesson Koivisto Rune has created a set of three huge cone-shaped lamps for Swedish lighting brand Wästberg. (more…)

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Lakeside sauna by Partisans designed as a cavernous wooden grotto

By Jessica Mairs

Behind the burnt-timber exterior of this sauna by Canadian studio Partisans is a cavernous cedar interior that emulates the form of a seaside grotto (+ slideshow). (more…)

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Mapping an Unfortunate Side Effect of San Francisco's Homeless Population — Design News

With nearly 7,000 homeless people at the city’s last count, many are forced to poop in the street. (Human) Wasteland is a site that maps San Francisco’s 311 calls about human excrement sightings. The data can be viewed by month, neighborhood, or heatmap-style.

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