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The Athenaeum Hotel & Residences is one London’s most iconic hotels. Its great history includes legendary associations with Hollywood, with former guests including Elizabeth Taylor, Marlon Brando, Shirley Maclaine and Steven Spielberg, Cary Grant, John Wayne and Russell Crowe.
A strong duality comes into play for the surprisingly nimble Villa Klánovice. Prague based architecture firm ADR was commissioned to design an unassuming dwelling, and thus, the welcoming card is an orderly grey façade surrounded by unchained nature on all sides. Stepping in, a clever inversion happens, as a rich minimalist programme takes charge.
The private areas of this apartment, initially comprising three bedrooms, gave place to a single living room. The social area, comprising the former living-room and a study, became two bedrooms and a walk-in closet. With such spatial reconfiguration a question appear.
The ultimate Berlin dream home is a ‘Haus am See’, a property with waterfront access beside one of the many attractive lakes surrounding the city. The earth is almost pure sand around here, so the shorelines are beach-like and the lakes are clean.
The design of the house responds to its spectacular location near the edge of the ocean and its site falling steeply away towards the water’s edge on hamilton island.
The British luxury leather goods and ready-to-wear label J&M Davidson commissioned Universal Design Studio to design their boutique located on Mount Street, Mayfair.
The Ambassador’s Residence house two functions: representational and private. On the relatively large site in the 2nd Diplomatic District, we conceived a single-storey building with two wings. Hence the domestic character of the ‘home’ doesn’t suffer from the professional/representational function
The initial brief for a largely unrefurbished Victorian house on the South Side of London’s Westbourne Grove, centred around establishing a new family home for two adults and their young children.
BASE Milano is a new place for creative businesses, projects and events open since a few months in Milan, in the former Ansaldo space in Zona Tortona. Among the few activities of BASE – a co-working space, a bar and an amphitheater for events – there is a very special hostel called Casa BASE: a small design hotel with the public opening scheduled from October 2016.
Apple’s UK flagship store on London’s Regent Street has re-opened after an extensive overhaul by Foster + Partners. The brand's inaugural European store, it's now the first on the continent to adopt Apple’s new retail format, unveiled in San Francisco in May this year.