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The Domus Nova guide on London's architectural firms. We give you our selection of only the very best...

Art & Culture

Browse an array of different ways to have fun – from cinemas and art galleries...

Design

As one of the world's leading design destinations, London packs a punch with its inspiring designer and design spaces. Let Domus Nova show you the way...

Fashion

View the area’s eclectic mix of bohemian boutiques and stylish designer stores.

Food & Drink

Join Domus Nova as we head to London's coolest cocktail bars, Michelin-starred restaurants and laid-back local pubs.

Garden

Feel absolutely inspired by some of the world's greatest landscape designers, garden emporiums and simply beautiful spaces...

Indulge

De-stress and unwind at our pick of the most indulgent spots to get you looking your fine, beautiful best in seconds.

Interiors

From ultra-luxe finishes to exotic world-inspired style, London harbours some of the globe's finest interior designers. Discover our pick here...

International

Domus Nova's selection of the hottest names and designers all across the world...

Shopping

Domus Nova's list of the go-to shopping spaces essential for your home.

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TOTAL CATCH

Izakaya Ibiza

What you experience and taste at IZAKAYA Ibiza is a culmination of commercial intellect, considered design and culinary genius...

CALIFORNIA SOUL

California: Designing Freedom

The Design Museum keeps us fresh with one of their latest exhibitions

FALLING FOR LONDON

London Design Festival 2017

Celebrating its fifteenth instalment this year, London Design Festival is of course always the first drop in London’s design ripple.

BRONZE AGE

Peter Marino's Fire and Water

Renowned architect, Peter Marino is back at the Gagosian Gallery.

THINK PINK

A vision by Town and Concrete

Cyril Lancelin's wacky imagination comes to life in these stunning renderings of his Pyramid installation.

PLAY GROUNDS

Sala Beckett, Barcelona

Architects Flores & Pratts revive an old justice building in Barcelona.

SUNNY SIDE UP

Bigert & Bergström's SOLAR EGG

Kiruna’s urban transformation project is commemorated by opening SOLAR EGG, a public sauna art installation.

CAPULET'S ORCHARD

Tigg + Coll

Tigg + Coll serve up a fresh perspective.

BRANCHING OUT

The Serpentine Pavilion 2017

Diébédo Francis Kéré designs a community-centric pavilion inspired by a tree.

OFF THE PLATFORM

Clerkenwell Design Week 2017

CDW is bigger, better and full of fresh talent for 2017.

BOOK IN TO BROOKLYN

The Williamsburg Hotel

Domus favourites Michaelis Boyd have expanded their practice across the Atlantic and into the great heights of trendy Brooklyn.

RENDERED SPEECHLESS

House of Seven Gardens

Fran Silvestre Arquitectos show us their plans for latest project in Sotogrande, Cadiz.

ESSENCE OF THE MIRROR

MUDU

Architects, HEIMA and design studio, Jotjot have banded together to create MUDU, the architectural mirror.

DESIGN REVOLUTION

The NEW Design Museum

We are pleased to welcome the Design Museum to its new location in west London.

RULE BRITANNIA

Echlin

Echlin is a collective of architects, interior designers and strategists united to deliver exceptionally crafted residences and ground-breaking projects.

GRAND CHRISTMAS BAZAAR

St Peter's Notting Hill

Help us support St Peter's Notting Hill Facade Restoration Appeal...

ARCHITECTUREAL UNDERSTANDING

Laurence Jones

UK born artist creates surreal / realistic paintings of famous buildings.

ENGINEERED HISTORY

London Design Festival at the V&A

For the eighth year running, London Design Festival has partnered up with the V&A.

MINI LIVING FORESTS

Asif Khan & MINI

Asif Khan and MINI explore three interpretations of spaces within spaces.

DOORWAY TO DESIGN

London Design Festival

A chance to revel in the various design disciplines on showcase from local and global designers.

UTOPIA BY DESIGN

London Design Biennale

The inaugural London Design Biennale has taken over the entirety of Somerset House to explore the role of design in our collective futures.

IF GAUDI LIVED IN NEW YORK

XOCO 325

XOCO 325 is a hot new ground-up apartment development in the heart of SoHo.

ON (RE)PURPOSE

Loft 19

The couple behind A + Z design studio has renovated an old arms factory and turned it into an incredible studio-home.

MEXICASA

Peter Pichler

The Mexican house that dances the line between vernacular tradition and contemporary form.

NEXT GENERATION

Generator Amsterdam

Generator launches its 10th hostel in Amsterdam.

CHAIN REACTION

The Pinwheel Pavilion

Five Line Projects turn a childhood classic into a symbol of action in the community.

MOVING ON UP

Design Museum

London's Design Museum is moving to a new address.

CASA DEL ACANTILADO

GilBartolemé Architects

Spanish based architects defy gravitational and financial boundaries in a feat of engineering with this clifftop house.

MONTE DO CORREGO

Atelier dos Remedios

Portuguese architects, Atelier dos Remédios take a new approach to family farmhouse living...

CLERKENWELL DESIGN WEEK 2016

The trail we blazed

As Clerkenwell Design Week, 2016 kicks off, Domus Nova is invited to a preview tour to get the lay of the land and the exhibitions...

THINKING + LIVING LIKE AN ARCHITECT

Michaelis Boyd launch their first book

Twenty years in the making, and yet there is room for more.

CLERKENWELL DESIGN WEEK 2016

Ones to watch

For three days each May, EC1 reaffirms its place as one of the most important design hubs in the world.

ARCHITECTURE TO CHEW ON

Unwrapped by Sam Kaplan

A photography series of architectural structures made entirely of chewing gum strips.

THE NEW MODERN

Herzog & de Meuron: striking, again

A sneak peek at the Tate Modern extension soon coming to the South Bank.

THE DESIGNER'S DESIGNER

Maddux Creative

Meet Scott Maddux and Jo Le Gleud; the driving force behind of a company that has become (unintentionally) a darling of London design.

UNZIPPING THE PAVILION

The Metamorphosis of Summer

2016 brings a fresh take to the Serpentine's annual Summer Pavilion, accompanied by four brand new Summer House concepts.

WEAVING THE RED THREAD

Staffan Tollgard Design Group

A formidable force on the London design scene, this husband and wife design duo are mastering the art of story telling.

ABSTRACT LANDSCAPE

Helm Architecture

Helm Architecture explores elements of abstraction in a London roof terrace.

LA PEDEVILLA

South Tyrol

The mountain vistas of Europe have their own charm, as do their chic lodges. Some have really climbed the heights of design to bring a new style to your ski holiday ...

SKI LODGE ENGELBERG

Engelberg, Switzerland

The mountain vistas of Europe have their own charm, as do their chic lodges. Some have really climbed the heights of design to bring a new style to your ski holiday ...

A LIFE LESS ORDINARY

Alfred Munkenbeck - Munkenbeck+Partners Architects

From the restoration of brutalist architecture to the transformation of period buildings and the creation of exciting contemporary new work, we meet the extraordinary architect that is Alfred Munkenbeck.

TAKE ME TO COURT

Ebba Thott - Sigmar

Ebba Thott is a retailer, designer and tastemaker whose experienced eye and masterful approach was responsible for the sublime interiors at The Old Courthouse.

RISE AND SHINE

Ben Smith Architecture

Ben Smith Architecture focuses largely on residential architecture in central and west London, helping its clients to maximise space while creating interesting, stylish and usable homes.

DARK TIMES

Jules Basement - Mexico, Mexico City

Revitalising sexy bars is Jules Basement, Mexico’s first-ever underground bar that gets pulses racing with its hush-hush vibe.

UNIQUELY SCANDI

Treehotel - Norbotten County, Sweden

Adults who say they’ve outgrown treehouses are lying…

WE NEED SOME LONE TIME

Lone Hotel

Like a luxury liner cruising the Croatian hillside, the seductive and minimalist curves of Hotel Lone are influenced by the area's unique natural landscape.

INSPIRED LIVING

Palissandro House - Shaun Lockyer Architects

A contemporary two-storey house in New Farm, Brisbane by Shaun Lockyer Architects.

NO SUNSCREEN REQUIRED

The BEACH by Snarkitecture - The National Building Museum, Washington D.C.

An interactive architectural installation that brings the quintessential summer of going to the beach to downtown Washington D.C.

THE BEACH HOUSE

Paraty House - Studio MK27

Sometimes there are no words when it comes to architecture. This award-winning Paraty House by Studio MK27 has is enough to leave you absolutely speechless...

NEON LOVE

The Serpentine Gallery 2015 Pavilion - selgascano

The Serpentine Gallery has launched its new pavilion for 2015, designed by Spanish architects selgascano to mark the 15th anniversary of the annual project...

BRIXTON GOES POP

POP Brixton - Carl Turner Architects

London's got a new hotspot and this time it's in Brixton...

MODERN RETREAT

ZASH Country Boutique Hotel

A one-time winery, now turned garden retreat with all the rustic charms of eastern Sicily, ZASH Country Boutique Hotel is breathtaking...

BEHIND THE FAÇADE

David Adjaye - Adjaye Associates

All hail the undisputed king of architecture, Mr David Adjaye. In line with Domus Nova’s instruction of Silverlight, we explored his inspiring realm...

WEATHER MAN

João Pedro Vasconcelos - Wrong Weather

Wrong Weather is the perfect fusion of fashion, art and design for the contemporary man, founded by João Pedro Vasconcelos...

NO LIMITS

Richard Hywel Evans - Studio RHE

Architects of The Penthouse, Domus Loves chats to its lead designer Richard Hywel Evans of Studio RHE

IT'S TEA[TUM] TIME

Tom & James Teatum - Teatum + Teatum

An interview with the architectural practice behind the groundbreaking Hidden House...

EASTENDERS

Private east London residential extension - Feix&Merlin

Architects Feix&Merlin have completed a private residential extension to one of the last original warehouse buildings remaining in east London.

GRAND AFFAIR

Pennethorne’s Cafe Bar - Somerset House, London

Somerset House delivers the ultimate homage to one of Britain's architectural greats...

THE GREAT OCEAN HOUSE

Ocean House - Robert Mills Architects and Interior Designers

Happy Australia Day! The modern Robert Mills Architects and Interior Designer's aesthetic in its purest essence, Ocean House is a study in harmony...

SIGN OF THE FUTURE

Bunzo Ogawa - Future Studio

Born in Yamaguchi, Bunzo Ogawa of Future Studio may only be 35 years old, but in his short life he has managed to achieve a hell of a lot...

FLY GUYS

Kidosaki Architects

A stimulating practice that infuses modern and traditional Japanese aesthetic notions into starkly contemporary buildings...

INSPIRING DESIGN

Duncan McLeod - Studio McLeod

The west London architectural practice behind Domus Nova's Earls Court Square. We meet studio founder Duncan McLeod...

FAR-EAST MOVEMENT

Yuusuke Karasawa Architects

Exemplifying avant-garde architecture, Yuusuke Karasaw Architects are one of the most exciting Japanese firms around...

MAKING HISTORY

Alex Michaelis - Michaelis Boyd Associates

Discover the North Kensington property, for sale with Domus Nova, that kickstarted Mr Michaelis' illustrious career...

FAMILY AFFAIR

Ben & Jelena Cousins - Cousins & Cousins

An engaging architecture firm that always exceeds the expectations of its clients. With a husband and wife at its helm, we were intrigued to find out more about the firm...

CLEAN LINES

Yoshiaki Yamashita Architect & Associates

The firm that epitomises everything we love about Japanese architecture – clean, modern lines, quality, function and pioneering design...

LOOKING GOOD

Michela Bertolini - MB Design Studio

The Italian architect behind one of Domus Nova's coolest homes...

WORKING IT

Rodrigo Moreno Masey - moreno:masey architecturestudio

As architects of the iconic Clarendon Works, prepare to be more than impressed by Rodrigo Moreno Masey of moreno:masey architecture studio...

STIRLING WORK

RIBA Stirling Prize 2014 - Haworth Tompkins

All hail, all hail. The Stirling Prize 2014 has been announced. Discover the winning project and nominated structures here...

MI CASA ES TU CASA

Casa No Tempo - Manuel Aires Mateus

Manuel Aires Mateus restores a Portuguese, family-owned farmhouse to create Casa no Tempo...

INDUSTRIAL CHECK IN

Fabriken Furillen, Sweden

A super sexy, breathtaking hotel with a setting and background story that words simply cannot do justice to. Discover the unique Fabriken Furillen...

WELL-TRAVELLED DESIGN

SALT

An architecture and arts festival celebrating the Arctic landscape...

DESIGNING FASHION

Valentino NYC store by David Chipperfield Architects

Fashion house Valentino's New York flagship store, with a grey Terrazzo interior by British architect David Chipperfield, opened its doors to shoppers this summer...

DREAM TEAM

Max & Claire De Rosee - De Rosee Sa Architects

De Rosee Sa Architects - a London based firm renowned for their design sensitivity and beautiful architectural adaptations.

GRAND DESIGNS

Henning Stummel - Henning Stummel Architects

One of the most ground and humble architects you'll ever meet. We gladly caught up with Henning Stummel to find out his latest...

THE TIMELESS DESIGNER

Gunnar Orefelt - Orefelt Associates

In line with Domus Life A/W'14's underlying theme, we pay respect to one of our favourite London-based Scandinavian designers, Gunnar Orefelt...

IT'S PLAY TIME

Rory Macpherson - Play Associates

A closer look at one of London's rising architecture stars. Meet Rory Macpherson of Play Associates...

POWER-FULL

Richard Gill - Paul Archer Design

Richard Gill of Paul Archer Design details one of the firm's most prolific projects yet, Power House, while revealing his life as an architect too...

FAMILY AFFAIR

David Liddicoat - Liddicoat & Goldhill

Once named as one of Wallpaper*’s ‘Future 30’, Liddicoat & Goldhill is undoubtedly one of London's hottest architecture firms. We explored two of their most intriguing projects...

NOTHING ORDINARY

Quinton Gilbertson - Cubic Studios

The latest offering from leading architectural and design firm Cubic Studios...

AN ARCHITECT REBORN

Theo Otten - Otten + Partners Architects

The South African putting his architectural stamp on London. We grabbed an exclusive chance to chat with the man himself to find out more...

BUILDING DREAMS

Piers Smerin - Smerin Architects

One of London's most in-demand architects takes time to reveal more about two very different projects and his architectural life...

BONNIE SCOT

Fiona Reid - the Copperline

Meet Edinburgh-based Fiona Reid with her blog, the Copperline, on inspiring architecture, design and... copper.

FAMILY GUY

Thomas Croft - Thomas Croft Architects

Working his magic on some of west London's prime addresses as perhaps the area's most revered designer, meet Mr Thomas Croft and his Clarendon Road...

SUMMER LOVING...

Cobogo House by Studio MK27 - Sao Paulo, Brazil

The Cobogó House is a single-family residence designed by legendary Brazilian architect Marcio Kogan of Studio MK27. Prepare to fall in love...

MOST WANTED

Stylist's Apartment - Diego Revollo

Join us as we head to São Paulo, Brazil, the home of architect and interior designer Diego Revollo who designs achingly cool and contemporary spaces...

SCULPTED PERFECTION

Serpentine Gallery Pavilion 2014 - Smiljan Radic

Chilean architect Smiljan Radić takes inspiration from the work of Oscar Wilde for his design of this summer’s Serpentine Gallery Pavilion.

ARCHITECTURE SHARED

Wallpaper* Exhibition: Architects Directory 2014

Making the leap from page to exhibition space, Wallpaper* magazine's exhibition 'Future Capital' is definitely one not to miss.

BEYOND THE WORLD CUP...

V4 House by Studio MK27 - São Paulo, Brazil

Situated in Brazil's São Paulo, the single-storey home known as the 'V4 House' by Marcio Kogan's Studio MK27 is perhaps one of the most beautiful to be seen...

ECO ICON

MEXICO - Paul Cremoux Studio

Discover one of the world's hottest architectural firms committed to distinguished sustainable eco-effective building designs.

CAPITAL-ISING ARCHITECTURE

London Festival of Architecture 2014

A month-long, city-wide celebration of architectural experimentation, thinking, learning and practice. This year's theme is 'Capital'...

FROM A LAND DOWN UNDER...

Alan Higgs - Alan Higgs Architects

The Australian who has changed the way we think about architecture.

PRACTICE MAKES PERFECT

Stiff + Trevillion

Stiff + Trevillion has quietly established itself as one of the UK’s most successful architect practices. Founding partner Mike Stiff talks about setting up in a recession, winning awards and why he loves Notting Hill...

BRAZILIAN BEAUTY

Fazenda Boa Vista - Isay Weinfeld Architects

Discover the latest masterpiece from one of Brazil's leading architects...

IT'S A MODERN WORLD

Modernism Week - Palm Springs

A celebration and appreciation of mid-century architecture and design? We're there!

RADICAL RETAIL

Make Kiosks - Make Architects

The architecture firm bringing together sculpture and origami. It can only be Make Architects...

THE BRITS

The Brits Who Built The Modern World exhibition - RIBA

Through drawings, watercolours, photographs & models, this exhibition tells the story of how British architecture has shaped our world...

ARCHITECTURE LET LOOSE

Sensing Spaces: Architecture Reimagined

Seven architectural practices from six countries and four continents. 23,000 square feet. 72 days. One monumental exhibition.

LOCAL HERO

Alex Michaelis - Michaelis Boyd Associates

Famous for building his family home underground, local architect Alex Michaelis has earned a reputation for designs that are simple, elegant and environmentally sound.

INTO THE BLEU

Monsieur Bleu - Palais de Tokyo, Paris

Monsieur Bleu is the new 'brasserie-chic' restaurant at the Palais de Tokyo in Paris that channels the cosmopolitan energy of one of our favourite cities.

THE ITALIAN ICON

Gianni Botsford - Gianni Botsford Architects

The RIBA Lubetkin prize-winning architect who is set to redesign the world with his innovative and intelligent designs. Meet Mr Gianni Botsford...

MODERN MAN

Felix von Bechtolsheim - ColladoCollins Architects

The firm that has embraced the challenges of complex mixed-use design to create successful urban environments. Meet its associate director, Felix von Bechtolsheim...

DESIGN ICON

Paul Zara, Conran and Partners

We speak to Paul Zara, director at Conran...the design brand that needs no introduction.

IN THE WOODS

Ekebergparken, Oslo

If you go into the woods today, you're in for a big surprise...

HIDDEN VAULT

Autofamily House by Robert Konieczny, KWK Promes

Get ready to be awed by a home of the future guaranteed to drive art lovers to distraction.

PETIT FORCE

A Doll's House

Proving that sometimes the best things come in small packages...

SLIDE AWAY

'From the knees of my nose to the belly of my toes' by Alex Chinneck

A derelict house has now become a treasured feature in Margate, Kent.

SHHH IT'S A SECRET...

Swan Wharf, Hackney Wick

A decaying warehouse becomes the coolest party space in East London, bought to you by no other than Secret Productions and The Hive.

RIBA STIRLING PRIZE 2013 AWARD WINNER

Astley Castle, Warwickshire - Witherford Watson Mann Architects

A ground-breaking modern holiday home inserted into the walls of an ancient castle has won this year's RIBA Stirling Prize for architecture.

MASTER CASTER

Paul Smith, No.9 Albemarle Street

The king of British sartorial style - Mr Paul Smith - has commissioned 6a Architects to create his new flagship store.

FULL FAT PLEASE

Sean Griffiths, Charles Holland & Sam Jacobs - FAT Architecture

Fashion-Architecture-Taste, what more could you want in life?

SPACE CREATORS

Luke Tozer & Tim Pitman - Pitman Tozer Architects

One of our favourite architectural firms: ever-inspiring and insanely cool.

DESIGN MASTER

Ab Rogers - Ab Rogers Design

If there's one designer that can be relied upon to take creative risks, it's Ab Rogers.

IT TAKES TWO

David Tigg & Rachell Coll - Tigg + Coll Architects

Paving the way in contemporary West London design, it must be Tigg + Coll Architects.

GOLD STANDARD

Seth Stein - Seth Stein Architecture

Seth Stein’s eponymous west London architectural practice is the forerunner in contemporary design.

BUILDING DESIGN

Richard Found - Found Associates

Meet one of west London's most favoured architects, Mr Richard Found.