Czech Guesthouse by ORA Fuses Historic Architecture With Contemporary Touches

Each and every altera­tion to the landmarked facade in the town of Mikulov required the approval of the Czech Republic’s National Heritage Institute. “When it came to the furnishings, however, we could do exactly as we wished,” Jan Hora says. “Our aim was to make everything as abstract and contemporary as possible.” > Project Resources Hora is a partner at ORA, an acronym that stands for Orig­inal Regional Archi­tecture, and the firm was transforming the building, a house with a storefront below, into the Štajnhaus, a guest­house aimed at visitors to the surrounding Mora­via wine region. There are five simple, ...

Shamir Shah Adorns Ten Thousand Los Angeles With Rich Materials and Plenty of Art

You shouldn’t be surprised if you’re slightly overwhelmed at first impression. In the lobby of a new Los Angeles apartment ...