Architecture, Art+Culture

For Bauhaus Lovers, Five Must-Visit Holiday Destinations

From the font you’re reading this in, to the buildings that surround us, there are few aesthetic aspects of our daily lives that haven’t been touched by the influence of the Bauhaus. But despite its global reach and international reputation, the Bauhaus was very much a child of interwar Germany; three towns particularly: Weimar, Dessau and Berlin. […]

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Architecture

Oldham Maggie’s Centre around a courtyard with rippling glass walls

A courtyard with undulating glass walls descends from the base of the stilted wooden structure of this Maggie’s Centre for cancer care in Oldham, England, which has been designed by London studio dRMM. The studio used tulipwood to clad the structure, which at one side projects out over a stone wall. Selected for its positive connotations, the material is intended to […]

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Architecture, Fashion, Utopian

Golden staircase sits at Dolce & Gabbana Aoyama store

Theatrical lighting illuminates products inside the new black and gold Dolce & Gabbana store in Tokyo by French designer Gwenael Nicolas. Italian fashion brand Dolce & Gabbana commissioned Nicolas’ Tokyo-based studio Curiosity to create a one-off design for its new store in the wealthy Aoyama district. The result is a 550-square-metre space that uses dramatic […]

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Architecture

Restaurant inside Heidelberg Castle

Swiss architect Max Dudler used a simple palette of cherry wood, stone and terrazzo when converting this former saddle room into a restaurant at Germany’s Heidelberg Castle. The Sattelkammer building is located close to the entrance of the ruined Renaissance castle in southwest Germany, and adjacent to a visitor centre with two-metre-deep stone walls that Dudler […]

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Architecture, Design, Fashion

KXIV Designs Adidas Ultraboost Sneakers Inspired by Herzog & de Meuron’s Beijing Olympics ‘Bird Nest’

Architecturally trained designer Nathan Kiatkulpiboone – aka KXIV – has designed the Nest Adidas Ultraboost with a nod to Herzog & de Meuron’s Bird’s Nest and PTW Architect’s Watercube, two of the main venues for the 2008 Olympics. The upper shoe recalls the Bird’s Nest, while the sole resembles the Watercube. Or as described by KXIV, “The seemingly […]

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Architecture, Design and Deco

A Private Buddhist Spiritual in Tangshan, China

This recently completed private spiritual Buddhist retreat and tea house in the rural Tangshan area in China’s northeastern Herbei province, produces perfectly the tranquil environment and reverent atmosphere that the design brief requested. The project was executed by the Beijing-based design and architecture firm Archstudio established in 2010 by architect, Han Wenqiang. While the inside of the […]

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Architecture, Design

Spectacular loft with textures combination

This design shows that we can combine opposing textures and have a perfect aesthetic balance! The project is the design of a condo located on the ground floor of a 1887 triplex in the Plateau Mont-Royal. The mandate was to divide each living area in order to maximize while maintaining the architectural integrity of the […]

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Architecture, Design

cadena+asociados’ rustic carboncabron grillhouse

with over 18 years of experience in boutique and commercial design, cadena+asociados’ latest project, carboncabron, is a grillhouse that appears warm and introspective while exuding a sense of character. 6,300 logs, five communal tables, one open kitchen and a large wooden structure that creates the space, give shape to a rustic environment as an homage to the […]

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Architecture, Art+Culture

ART EN LUBERON – Chapitre 1 – Lustres Divins     

          Text by Julie-Chloe Mougeolle  Au cœur du Luberon, sur la route des Ocres à Gargas près d’Apt, les Ateliers Mathieu Lustrerie restaurent, rééditent et créent des lustres d’exception pour les lieux les plus prestigieux du monde.  Régis Mathieu
 et une vingtaine de compagnons ont développé des techniques uniques afin que chaque […]

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Architecture, Design

The Bartlett School of Architecture’s new campus is inspiring a legion of budding designers

Far left, jacket, £595, by Gieves & Hawkes. Trousers, £750, by Orazio Luciano. Centre, jacket, £2,700; top, £450; trousers, £480, all by Dior Homme. Shoes, £420, by Lanvin. Far right, jacket, £595; jacket (worn underneath), £345, both by Richard James. Hair: Alexander Soltermann. Make-up: Maria Comparetto. Fashion assistants: Roberta Pinna, Marina Pamies. Photography assistant: Harry […]

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Architecture, Fashion World

Renaissance man: Gucci’s Alessandro Michele

The pre-amble to last nights Gucci Resort show included a journey through the marvels of renaissance Florence. Setting off with a private tour of the Uffizi Gallery, built in the mid-16th century for Cosimo I de’ Medici by architect Giorgio Vasari, this was a rare opportunity to see Sandro Botticelli’s Birth of Venus unobstructed by the […]

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Architecture

ORA converting 16th-century property into a guesthouse

In transforming a 16th century-Czech Republic residence into this guesthouse, local studio ORA celebrated an assortment of original details including old plasterwork, semi-circular windows and stone steps. The Štajnhaus Guest House is located in the former Jewish quarter of Mikulov, a town in the Czech Republic’s South Moravian Region. The original property was built in the Czech Renaissance period – the […]

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Architecture

Peter Zumthor’s stilted Zinc Mine Museum photography by Aldo Amoretti

These new images of the Peter Zumthor-designed Zinc Mine Museum were taken by Barcelona-based photographer Aldo Amoretti during a winter trip to southern Norway. Zumthor designed a series of buildings for the site of the former Allmannajuvet zinc mines in Sauda, and they opened to the public for the first time in late 2016. Amoretti visited the museum during November […]

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Architecture, Design and Deco

Atlas Bar, Parkview Square, Singapore

On North Bridge Road in Singapore’s Bugis neighbourhood, the Parkview Square building has enjoyed a towering, iconic presence since its completion in 2002. The grand Art Deco inspired lobby bar was then called Divine Wine Extraordinaire and it boasted a massive wine tower and wine fairy that flew between the tiers. Now, the bar has […]

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Architecture, Fashion, Fashion World

Hermès in Tokyo

The love affair between Hermès and Japan is an old, passionate and faithful one. Like all great romances, it started innocently enough when, in 1911, Prince Kan’in Kotohito, the Commander-in-Chief of the Japanese cavalry brigade, approached the esteemed French house to produce a bespoke set of harnesses for his trusty steed. Soon Hermès were supplying […]

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Architecture, Design

Foster + Partners wins Jabal Omar Development Project competition in Makkah, Saudi Arabia

Foster + Partners’ competition winning scheme for a new luxury hotel and serviced apartments in the heart of Makkah has been revealed. Inspired by traditional Arab architecture, it’s design reinterprets the traditional dense building clusters, creating a new contemporary vernacular that respects its sacred location. Following the mountainous terrain, its cascading vertical elements form a […]

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Architecture

The Eiffel Tower, 15-Years Renovation

As the City of Light bids to hold the 2024 Olympic Games, its iconic landmark is getting a $318 million facelift. Here, a timeline of the monument’s makeovers throughout history. Everyone enjoys a little sprucing now and then, and the Eiffel Tower is no exception. The historic Parisian landmark is getting a $318 million facelift. […]

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