Architecture, Film, Photograhy

Hatfield House in Oscar-winning film The Favourite

Production designer Fiona Crombie used secret passages and an enormous fake facade to transform a 17th-century English country house into the set for award-winning movie The Favourite. Set in England during the reign of Queen Anne, the last of the Stuart monarchs, the film follows the power struggle between Lady Sarah Churchill (Rachel Weisz) and scullery maid Abigail […]

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Architecture, Design and Deco

Nouvelle Athènes

Design duo Champeau & Wilde added gilded, glamorous accents to this airy abode in the Nouvelle Athènes neighborhood of Paris. A gray velvet sofa perfectly complements the space’s exquisite point de hongrie parquet floors.

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Architecture

Crematorium Siesegem by KAAN Architecten: a peaceful oasis for reminiscence nestled in the landscape

KAAN Architecten www.kaanarchitecten.com has designed the new Crematorium Siesegem on the outskirts of Aalst (Belgium), as an entry for an international competition that the Dutch firm won in 2012. The building is a comforting sequence of spaces in symbiotic relationship with its tranquil surroundings. Located in the countryside bordering the western ring road of the Belgian city, the […]

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Architecture, Art+Culture

Le nouveau tribunal de Paris, une illusion de transparence

Ce magazine d’architecture américain découvre le nouveau tribunal de Paris, inauguré en avril. Sa structure et son histoire révèlent un pan de la société française. Une “salle des pas perdus” est un vaste espace ouvert situé à l’entrée d’un édifice public français, une sorte de piazza intérieure permettant d’accéder au bâtiment lui-même. Mais dans les tribunaux, cette […]

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Architecture, Archive, Art+Culture

Rethinking the utopian vision of the Bauhaus

Walter Gropius, the founding director of the Bauhaus, recalled how ‘young people flocked to us from home and abroad, not to design “correct” table lamps, but to participate in a community that wanted to create a new man in a new environment’. The Bauhaus, founded in Weimar in 1919, promised a radical, utopian transformation of […]

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Architecture, Art+Culture, Photograhy

Stanislas, le « Bienfaisant » 

Par Julie-Chloé Mougeolle Un Son & Lumières estival mémorable Inscrite depuis 1983 au patrimoine mondial de l’UNESCO, la place Stanislas se pare chaque soir jusqu’au 18 septembre d’une scénographie à base d’images monumentales à la hauteur d’une des plus belles places d’Europe. Ce nouveau spectacle vous fera rêver de toutes les lumières pendant 20 minutes […]

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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

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, Designers, 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, Designers

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, Designers

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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