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Casa K in Saint Julian's, Malta by DAAA Haus

Project name:
Casa K
Architecture firm:
Saint Julian's, Malta
Brian Grech
Principal architect:
Keith Pillow
Design team:
Interior design:
Built area:
270 m²
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Completion year:
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Tools used:
AutoCAD, Autodesk 3ds Max, V-ray, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Lightroom
Wood, Marble, Cement, Natural Stone and Marble
Keith Pillow
Residential › House

From designing themed concept restaurants, coffee shops, bars to hotels, Keith Pillow, Creative Director and Founder of DAAA Haus has recently finished his own new family homeCasa K. It has been designed and developed to reflect the new family lifestyle. 

The house is a 280 sqm apartment in the old part of the urban seaside city of St.Julians. It consists of 3 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms a large open plan kitchen, living and dining with a central yard with a bamboo tree brightening up the hallway and a good-sized back garden with a small pool.    

modern living room image © Brian Grech

The overall design is minimal with a lot of Japanese influences mixed with some of the best Italian artisan craftsmanship and some iconic designers pieces. 

Predominantly all the furniture and accessories are either in black or dark grey shades and all walls and other bespoke wall cladding fitted units in a calming toasted almond white.  

living room with televisions and bokkslef image © Brian Grech

The idea was to create a house where tranquillity and balance were the predominant elements, so as to have the impression of living every day in a calming hotel in Asia. 

In addition, the custom-made fitted furniture like the 5-metre wall hung metal library, the kitchen, bathroom vanities in natural stone all were made by local artisans, whilst other distinctive elements such as furniture and lighting were imported from Italy. These include the Arki-table by Pedrali as are the chairs and arki-stools used in the breakfast bench. A minimal Arflex grey velvet sofa has been chosen for its comfort and simplistic design, a good balance when paired with the iconic mid-century pop blue coloured fireside Togo armchair by Michel Ducaroy for Ligne Roset.

modern black kitchen image © Brian Grech

As for lighting, there is the suspension lamp by Foscarini and the Parentesi lamps by Flos, while in the kid's bedrooms the classic Tolomeo lamps by Artemide were used. Finally, in the kitchen, there is a suspended linear profile by Delta Lights. Stools by Kartell and Vitra were also used while the outdoor furniture is by MUUTO and FATBOY. Other elements worth noting include the Tubes black radiators in the bathrooms and the new chrome TUBES Heater -  EVE, in the living room. 

blue love chair image © Brian Grech

DAAA Haus is a Multi-Disciplinary design studio (Design, Art & Architecture Associate) based in Malta, Ragusa, Milan and Mumbai.Their philosophy is " We go beyond designing functional spaces, we design "concepts", creating unique selling propositions and above all giving a sense of identity that different people associate themselves with."

book shelf and curtain

black dining table and chairs

black and glossy kitchen

black kitchen design

kitchen island

kitchen counter

wooden parquet floor

books in the book shelf

master bedroom

bedside lamp

ladder next to bed

bed pillow and sheet

bathroom washing basin

bathroom tiles

By Naser Nader Ibrahim

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