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Armadillo & Co in Sydney features restrained interiors by Studio Goss

Concrete, plaster and tiled surfaces offer a “quiet” backdrop to the pieces on display in this pared-back rug showroom in Sydney, Australia, designed by Studio Goss.

Armadillo & Co is situated in the trendy neighbourhood of Surry Hills and is the third showroom that the Los Angeles-based luxury rug brand has opened in Australia.

As the existing spaces in Melbourne and Brisbane are trade-focused and largely visited by industry professionals, the brand’s founders wanted the new Sydney location to offer a more personal retail experience.

Armadillo & Co showroom by Studio Goss

Studio Goss was brought on board to overhaul the interiors of the showroom building. Its previous occupants had left behind a “distracting” fit-out that featured metallic and reflective surfaces.

“When we first saw the space it was dramatic but a bit disjointed and visually messy, so our initial focus was on paring things back to bring a sense of clarity to the internal volumes,”

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Impress dental clinic in Barcelona features smile-shaped timber partitions

Pine-wood partition walls that curve upwards like smiles carve up the interior of this dental clinic in Barcelona, Spain, designed by Raúl Sanchez Architects.

Impress is spread across the ground and basement level of a historical building at the heart of Barcelona.

The clinic differentiates itself from other dentists by offering online treatments that reduce the need for face-to-face visits.

Impress dental clinic by Raúl Sanchez Architects

Local studio Raúl Sanchez Architects was asked by Impress to create a “fresh” design befitting of the brand’s young customer base.

Eschewing the typical white and sterile environment that is commonly found in dentists, the studio opted to erect a series of swooping pine partitions that recall the clinic’s smile-shaped logo.

Impress dental clinic by Raúl Sanchez Architects

Curving up from the ground floor to a mezzanine level, the partitions stop just below the clinic ceiling.

They conceal two treatment rooms and a toilet.

Impress dental clinic by Raúl Sanchez Architects

“The geometry of these partitions is based on circumference curves that go up

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Pink holiday home by KC Design Studio features dedicated cat room

Cats’ Pink House is a holiday home in Taiwan that includes cat ladders, a rotating carousel-shaped climbing frame and a fluffy pink swing for the owner’s feline companions.

KC Design Studio made everything pink, even the basketball hoop and court for the human occupants.

Cats' Pink House by KC Design Studio

The three-storey house by the sea is a place for the client to “relax and have fun with her three cats on holiday” said the studio.

A whole room on the second floor is dedicated to the cats, viewable from the master bedroom via a wide picture window.

Cats' Pink House by KC Design Studio

Pink cat ladders lead up to a writing desk and connect to ledges running around the room.

“The owner can do what she likes to do and play with the cats at the same time,” said KC Design Studio. “She can also stay in the master bedroom to observe the cats’ moves next door before going to

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