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Kim Benatar and Sian Fisher, co-founders of Three14 Architects, persuaded their client to demolish his home of ten years to create this calm, contemporary cuboid in Bantry Bay, Cape Town. In with the new! We say. Looking for an open-plan home that was elegant, yet easy, a peaceful backdrop to his routine and a space that would transform easily to entertain guests.
Part art installation, part theatre set, Dropbox, the digital file hosting and sharing company, have set up their HQ in San Francisco. This is the first time Dropbox employees have all been under the same roof. All 24,000 square metres of it. A job this size takes some collaboration. In this case it was between San Francisco architectural firm Rapt Studio, New York’s AvroKo and Dropbox in-house team Glara Ahn and Claire Pederson.
Living in a trendy high-ceilinged, two-bedroom home in a converted derelict building in Hackney is an inevitable dream for many young, creative Londoners. But for James Davies, founder of Paper House Project, the architecture studio he set up in 2014, it's now a reality.
Acquasalata Store on Via Marx Carlo, 11 in Cattolica, a small town on the east cost of northern Italy, combines an edited palette of materials with clever use of coloured grids and strip lighting. Volumes large and small, finished in brushed stainless steel, combine grids featuring two dominant colours – yellow and orange.
The “Green box” project rises as the renovation of a small disused garage, accessory to a weekend house situated on the slopes of the Raethian Alps. A structure realized with lightweight metal galvanized profiles and steel wires wraps the existent volume and transforms it into a tridimensional support for the climbing vegetation.
1897. Oscar Wilde, villa host of the Judge in Posillipo, overlooking the Bay of St. Peter to the two brothers and breathes all the energy of a special place. From here you think to rebuild his life, which he calls a scandal, complete verses of the 'Ballad of Reading jail', writes aphorisms, takes Italian conversation lessons.
The various hybrid offspring of the mega hotel groups continue to spring up in unexpected places. The freshly minted Roomers is the latest property from the Marriott’s diffusion line, the Autograph Collection Hotels. Styled as Baden-Baden’s ‘first luxury lifestyle hotel’, it benefits especially from a terrific, hilly address with views of the adjoining Black Forest.
Sum Of Us is not a gym where people show off their six-packs. Rather than that, it is a wellness centre dedicated to providing a sanctuary for enhanced wellbeing. Inspired by the concept of transformation and connection and designed by Melbourne-based We Are Huntly, The Sum of Us incorporates yoga, Pilates, treatment and a café.
It’s a bleak Norwegian vista. What appears from the outside as a series of dark grey cubicles suspended from a stone wall offers no relief from the aggressive landscape of grey rock and wilderness surrounding it. Both the landscape and the architecture feel isolated. Alone.
Large tunnels carve through Tadao Ando's concrete and glass theatre in Shanghai, which has been documented in these new images by architecture photographer Yueqi Jazzy Li. The Poly Grand Theatre is located between two man-made waterways in Jiading district, 12 miles northwest of Shanghai's centre, and is accompanied by a housing and office tower, also designed by the Japanese architect.