Sited below the visual capstones of Valletta’s skyline – the Carmelite dome and St Paul’s Anglican Cathedral steeple – Old Theatre Townhouse inherits and adds layers to the design history of the city.
Reflecting the old and announcing the new, a glazed walkway links three distinct 16th century dwelling spaces, shifting from reflection to translucency as the day progresses from morning to night.
Innan, which means ‘within’ in Icelandic, is a competition proposal for a greenhouse-restaurant – a closed cycle, earth-born design nestled in the landscape of the Hverfjall volcano and Mývatn baths.
La Serenissima re-imagines a studio space designed by 20th century artist Frank Portelli. A story of dramatic light and lines, this retrofit project honours his unique vision and design sensibility.
Practical sustainability coexists with bright, contemporary interiors in the design for Treetop House – a home where outdoor and indoor space blends to create a recipe for healthy, comfortable living.
A topography of mini-monoliths defines the new Dean Gera salon at The Embassy in Valletta. Solid timber volumes structure the space, leading users incrementally through moments of spatial discovery.
A home within a room, this self-contained bachelor space maximises function within a tiny footprint, playing on visible versus hidden through a system of finely crafted, removable timber panelling.
Sitting at the end of a Sliema townhouse, adjoining to its back garden, Clarissa’s kitchen characterises the heart of a modern family home – a sun filled, elegant space for conversation and encounter.
Sayonara Guesthouse has been conceived as a bold extension to an existing building. Sculpted by contextual setting, it stands as both an identifiable and considerate beacon to its built counterparts.
Risette and Suite Nine form part of Casa Ellul, a boutique hotel in Valletta originally renovated by Chris Briffa Architects, signalling the brand’s expansion into the food and beverage market.
A small, coast-side rental apartment is framed internally by timber units, rationalising its skewed plan through an internal perimeter of custom cabinetry and an anchoring granite centrepiece.
Spearheaded by an international chef and sommelier duo, the design for Cru aimed to maximise space without sacrificing character – resulting in an organic, familiar place for meeting and eating.
Gusty forms of sails in motion meet the strength and solidity of Valletta’s bastion walls – each influencing the trophy design for the RC44 Valletta Cup, a staple event in international yacht racing.
Conceived as a village within a village, Ħal-Caprat is an urban community residence that supports the needs of elderly citizens living with dementia and disability through bold, integrated space.
Addressing the need for a quiet breakout zone within a lively departure lounge, the Oasis space marries the identity of an existing airport terminal with the attributes of a wider island vernacular.
Located inside the historic Phoenicia Hotel and celebrating a landmark moment for the Dean Gera hairdressing brand, this subterranean salon is defined by proportion, contrast, and ageless materiality.
Art Diamond is designed as a retail and gallery space. The store redefines conventional sales rituals, rejecting flashy jewellery store defaults in favour of material economy and understated luxury.
Located in a dense urban core in St Julian’s, eCabs finds its home within an energetic mix of touristic and recreational activity, positioned to attract and service passers-by in search of a cab.
Timeless materials and a climactic user journey define the design for Villa 2A – a triple-suite property at the foot of a sunken ridge with an unrestricted brief and a focus on unpretentious quality.
Rational reorganisation and material contrast define the approach to St Dominic Street, a two-bedroom apartment in Valletta that prioritises functionality, privacy and minimal contemporary living.
Subverting a previously inflexible living arrangement, No. 52 stacks sleeping, eating and working spaces to transform an awkwardly laid-out terraced building into an unconventional, stylish city home.
No. 51 adapts a two-room apartment in Valletta to respond to present-day needs. Re-worked as a series of enfilade spaces, the new design presents a compact home for the contemporary city dweller.
Twelve Kalkara residences offer a contemporary rethink of traditional Mediterranean loggia architecture. Homes provide coveted space and light, each designed to enjoy views of church and creek beyond.
14 East demonstrates a case for abandoning conventional approaches to open plan living, presenting instead a crafted experience of spatial zoning, material variety and privacy without seclusion.
Designed for comfortable, contemporary living, Threeplusone demonstrates an elegant, context-driven approach to introducing considerate, medium-scale residential development within sensitive sites.
The design for Lorry breathes new life into a formerly compact, compartmentalised home. Its re-imagining is defined by a dual-aspect arrangement; open, airy spaces; and a bold injection of colour.