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A Contemporary Approach To Chic


Residential Apartment Under £1M Finalist

Design Practice:

Yasmina Makram Studios

Project Title:

A Contemporary Approach To Chic

Project Location:

Cairo, Egypt

Design Practice Location:

Cairo, Egypt

A Contemporary Approach To Chic

The client wanted a family home that is young yet classical and that reflects the art nouveau architecture of this historical building in the heart of Cairo. The designer’s aim was to create a dialogue between modern and traditional design while maintaining an intimate feel. The French-inspired windows that capture the natural light, coupled with bespoke furniture, showcases a playful combination of old-world elements alongside modern pieces. The designer adds dimension to the space by coupling a serene colour scheme with bolder accent choices. Unexpected contemporary elements such as the lighting harmoniously fit alongside the cladded lacquered wooden paneling. The apartment throughout is adorned with a carefully curated art collection of Egyptian artists that reflects how past and present coexist. This design was achieved by combining different period narratives and allowing the unexpected to be born.

SBID Award Ceremony

SBID Awards 2021

Entries for the 2021 edition of the SBID International Design Awards are now closed.

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