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A Stopgap as Design Curiosities becomes Curiosity and Curiosities

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In an effort to bring more unique and thoughtful content to our site we’ve been discussing and working on what changes we need to make. As those changes are taking place behind the scenes, and to let you know that we are still here, you can find us at Curiosity and Curiosities. We are sharing visual content daily as a stopgap for this transition.

Exteriors: Tanzhaus by Barozzi / Veiga

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Barcelona based architectural office Barozzi / Veiga was founded in 2004 by Fabrizio Barozzi and Alberto Veiga. The duo have won a host of prizes in both national and international competitions, most recently receiving the Mies van der Rohe Award for their Szczecin Philharmonic Hall in Szczecin, Poland. In late 2014 Barozzi / Veiga was awarded the design of the new Tanzhaus along the Limmat river in Zürich, Switzerland to be completed in 2017. A fire severely damaged the building in October 2012.

Interiors: A+B Kasha

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In the 19th century Napoleon III wanted to bring Paris into the modern era, and did so with the help of Georges Haussmann. Haussmann is known as one of the first urban planners in history, and made Paris what it is today. If you’d like to know more about him, I found this great article that chronicles his work for the city over at Art History Archive. Haussmann buildings today vary widely with renovations and modernization. The folks over at A+B Kasha did a breathtaking job of restoring this classic apartment in the 16th arrondissement of Paris. You can view more of their lovely work here.

Exteriors: Yener Torun’s Colorful Istanbul

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Architect Yener Torun moved to Istanbul 14 years ago. For the past year he has scoured the city for these hard to find, and quite unexpected, glimpses of Istanbul.

You can follow Yener’s search on Instagram.

Interiors: Anna Porter’s Home

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I don’t think I have ever seen a home tour as lovely this one. Anna Porter’s home was recently featured on Design Sponge, and while I normally wouldn’t just share content from their site like this, it was too incredible to not. Anna’s space is so dark and warm; it’s what I aspire our home to look like one day. The incredible photographs were taken by India Hobson, a photographer I’m sure to follow now. To note, the second photo is from her shop Swallows & Damsons which was also on Design Sponge. You can also find these women on instagram: Anna Porter (@swallowsanddamsons), India Hobson (@indiahobson).