• Monochrome Masterpieces // Black and White Design Inspiration – Part 01.


    Posted on 28th June, by Dana Tomić Hughes in architecture, interior design, stories on design. 4 Comments

    Monochrome Masterpieces | Black and White Design Trends Curated by Yellowtrace.

     

    Lately I’ve been noticing a significant amount of black and white examples of interiors and architecture. I’m talking houses, apartments, hotels, shops, schools, offices, churches, studios etc. You name it, I’ve seen it. Today I wanted to explore some of the finest and most dramatic examples of these Monochrome Masterpieces. Although the black & white palette has been around since the dawn of day, in fact – I dare say it is possibly THE most popular choice in the world of design – I am specifically interested in examples that really take the use of the two “non-colours” to a whole new level, and in doing so break new grounds.

    These spaces are about extreme contrasts, bold gestures, sharp and refined detailing, slicing and carving of volumes that create a dramatic distinction between the positive and the negative, solid and void. All of them have shown a hard-core commitment to the black & white palette and I am here to applaud them. Buckle up – it’s going to be a craaaaazy ride! (So crazy that this post had to be split in two parts.)

    PART 02 - Monochrome Masterpieces // Black and White Design Inspiration in Residential Interiors.

     

    Centro Interpretação do Românico Paredes by Spaceworkers | Yellowtrace.

    Centro Interpretação do Românico Paredes by Spaceworkers | Yellowtrace.

    Centro Interpretação do Românico Paredes by Spaceworkers | Yellowtrace.

    Centro Interpretação do Românico Paredes by Spaceworkers | Yellowtrace.

    Centro Interpretação do Românico Paredes by Spaceworkers. Photos © Fernando Guerra/ FG+SG.


     

    Dapto Anglican Church Auditorium, Australia by Silvester Fuller | Yellowtrace.

    Dapto Anglican Church Auditorium, Australia by Silvester Fuller.

    Dapto Anglican Church Auditorium, Australia by Silvester Fuller. Photos © Martin van der Wal.


     

    Techshed Office, USA by Garcia Tamjidi Architecture Design | Yellowtrace.

    Techshed Office, USA by Garcia Tamjidi Architecture Design | Yellowtrace.

    Techshed Office, USA by Garcia Tamjidi Architecture Design. Photos © Joe Fletcher.


     

    Barcode Office in Singapore by Ministry of Design | Yellowtrace.

    Barcode Office in Singapore by Ministry of Design | Yellowtrace.

    Barcode Office in Singapore by Ministry of Design. Photos © CI&A Photography.


     

    Brighton Implant Clinic by Pedra Silva Arquitectos | Yellowtrace.

    Brighton Implant Clinic by Pedra Silva Arquitectos | Yellowtrace.

    Brighton Implant Clinic, England by Pedra Silva Arquitectos. Photos © Joao Morgado.


    DISTRITO CAPITAL Hotel in Mexico City, by Joseph Dirand | Yellowtrace.

    DISTRITO CAPITAL Hotel in Mexico City, by Joseph Dirand | Yellowtrace.

    DISTRITO CAPITAL Hotel in Mexico City, by Joseph Dirand | Yellowtrace.

    DISTRITO CAPITAL Hotel in Mexico City, by Joseph Dirand | Yellowtrace.

    DISTRITO CAPITAL Hotel in Mexico City, by Joseph Dirand. Photos © Adrien Dirand.


    Sines Centre for the Arts, Portugal by Aires Mateus | Yellowtrace.

    Sines Centre for the Arts, Portugal by Aires Mateus. Photo © Daniel Malhão.


     

    House of Ujina, Japan by Maker | Yellowtrace.

    House of Ujina, Japan by Maker. Photo © Noriyuki Yano.


    Tower Studio built by Zita Cobb | Yellowtrace.

    Tower Studio built by Zita Cobb. Photo courtesy of nytimes.com


    Dove House, London by Gundry & Ducker Architecture | Yellowtrace.

    Dove House, London by Gundry & Ducker Architecture | Yellowtrace.

    Dove House, London by Gundry & Ducker Architecture. Photos © Joe Clark.


    Red Bull Music Academy in New York by INABA | Yellowtrace.

    Red Bull Music Academy in New York by INABA | Yellowtrace.

    Red Bull music academy in New York by INABA Architects. Photos © Greg Irikura.


     

    Kingpin Books, Comics Bookshop and Gallery by Inês Cortesão | Yellowtrace.

    Kingpin Books, Comics Bookshop and Gallery by Inês Cortesão | Yellowtrace.

    Kingpin Books, Comics Bookshop and Gallery by Inês Cortesão | Yellowtrace.

    Kingpin Books – Comics Bookshop and Gallery Inês Cortesão. Photos © Fernando Guerra/ FG+SG.


     

    Saint Laurent opens new flagship store in Paris | Yellowtrace.

    Saint Laurent opens new flagship store in Paris | Yellowtrace.

    Saint Laurent opens new flagship store in Paris. Photos © Hedi Slimane.


     

    More images in gallery below.

    PART 02 - Monochrome Masterpieces // Black and White Design Inspiration in Residential Interiors.

     

     





  • 4 Responses to “Monochrome Masterpieces // Black and White Design Inspiration – Part 01.”

    1. [...] BACK TO PART 01  - Monochrome Masterpieces // Black and White Design Inspiration in Architecture,… [...]

    2. Black and white minimalism always gives me a sense of Yin and Yang which, when used in equal proportions, I find very aesthetically pleasing. More often than not, it can be over done or not applied well, however, in many of the images provided in this post it has been conducted exquisitely. I am particularly a fan of the ‘Tower Studio.’ I have seen this before and give thanks for bringing it back to my attention. Although, opinions on this build seem extremely mixed! What do you think to it?

    3. [...] Dapto Anglican Church Auditorium, Australia by Silvester Fuller + Via yellowtrace [...]



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