Interior Architecture on Arkitecture on Web is the section dedicated to keeping track of and analyzing the latest trends in the field of architecture which focuses on the interior of buildings and the way people live it.
Here we gather and thoroughly look into interior architecture projects, from all over the world, which combine - each in its own unique way - engineering, art, design to address expectations and needs of the people who are to experience the interior of a building.
From case studies of adaptive reuse, to interiors conceived from scratch to defy expectations, here we delve deep into the field of interior architecture.
About Interior Architecture
Interior architecture is the branch of architecture whose aim is to create, refurbish or readapt the interior space of a building in a way it is safe and suitable - both aesthetically and functionally - for human use or habitation.
Interior architecture can range from minor rearrangements - like the opening of a new window or the erection of a wall - to major interventions which require stripping the interiors bare in order to install plumbing and wiring.
In this respect, interior architecture differs from interior design. While interior design focuses mostly on the aesthetics and functionality of the inside of a building, interior architecture addresses also the related structural and safety concerns. In their projects, interior architects have to carefully take in consideration existing building regulations, cultural property constraints, placing of pipes, electric cables and load-bearing walls, before they can even turn a single stone.
Therefore, interior architecture is a discipline which combines both technical knowledge and creativity to provide safe, functional and aesthetically pleasing environments for people to dwell and work in.
Interior architecture plays a fundamental role in bringing to life an architectural vision as part of an ideal architectural tetrad along with landscape architecture, exterior architecture and furniture design.
These four disciplines combined create a continuous dialogue between what’s outside the building, the building itself (internally and externally) and the objects it contains, as seen - for a famous example - in Frank Lloyd Wright’s Fallingwater.
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Symmons Plains Homestead is about contrast and balance, tradition and modernity; just what a family home needs. It is an exciting journey towards building a host site of contemporary life within a building that is its antithesis
Charlotte Fequet uses full tone pastel colours to divide the Loft into functional areas. The custom-made furniture completes the space, defines it and in some cases interconnects it, making the most of every surface area of the house.
A bright, spacious and welcoming two-storey apartment in Jurmala, Latvia, in which the architects have used colors, materials and textures to create a serene living space: Apartment VD11
The clients of the Pierre Louis Gerlier studio who mostly live on an estate in the French countryside, wanted to create a pied a terre in Paris where they could feel as if they were staying in a hotel surrounded by simple and pure decoration
In 2014 noa* won the competition for the expansion of the existing structure, a project carried out in several stages. In 2016 the old barn next to the main building and the restaurant was demolished and converted, new suites and a spa were created alongside it
La Canica is a restaurant with a strong urban character. Zooco Studio transforms the existing space working on materials and furniture with every single detail, different seats and finishes make the space dynamic.
Studio anahuja&partners plans both the renovation of the historic villa and the hotel complex built around it. In this project the classic style contrasts and merges with the deliberately modernist style of the new structure.
The main objective of the project for the Las Chicas, Los Chicos y los Maniquís restaurant, located inside the Axel Hotel in Madrid and designed by the El equipo creativo studio, was to create an atmosphere based on freedom and leisure through the use of color
A living space that could be doubled at most, a deep and narrow lot, and an uninspiring original construction - these were the ingredients for the renovation of this bungalow
A 70's apartment finds new vitality thanks to the intervention of energy optimization and dynamic emphasis of space around the new heart of the house: the winter garden
The Hotel Boutique Resort designed by X + Living complements a former tourist village. The mountains that surround the landscape and reflect on Lake Qiandao and are the starting point for a project focused on nature and matter.
The wine cellar, designed by Clayton Korte in the wall of a limestone hill, offers a unique experience: tasting wine enclosed in a cave and completely camouflaged with the landscape around it
The building renovation, carried out by Alain Carle Architecte studio in order to obtain a photographic studio with extremely versatile spaces, merges the spaces dedicated to creation with those dedicated to daily life, for the children of promoters and collaborators
Designed as a refuge and place of recovery, The Night Ministry's new location offers an oasis of safety and independence for young adults facing adversity. The new headquarters is located in the "Mural Building" a prominent industrial building known for its large murals that cover the facades overlooking a busy Chicago street
Martini 17, a boutique hotel with 21 rooms, all with a view, an elegant and minimalist design for this hotel with large windows that open onto well-tended gardens that welcome the greenery and turn it into a backdrop
The fourth floor of an administrative building located in Vilnius, Lithuania, was transformed by YCL into a workplace that could best represent the company's resourcefulness and liveliness, young and open-minded
Svetti Architecture studio overturns the traditional concept of the beauty salon: Un Diavolo per Capello Hair Salon is an unexpected and unconventional place, a mash-up between an art gallery and a modern metropolitan fashion store
Renovation of the Villa in Chieti. The transformation that is carried out using stone, brick and wood