With a spa tradition dating to the Roman era, Austria has long been a destination for pioneering systems in holistic health. Now it has another draw: the newly renovated Lanserhof Lans, one of three spas in the country from the Lanserhof Group.
Casa Kwantes bases itself around the clients’ desire for seclusion and privacy, whilst having a maximum of daylight and open living spaces. From the road, the bare brick wall offers only a partial glimpse into the property and family life through an opening of the white brickwork façade - a subtle indented entrance leading into an initially dark and enclosed entrance hall.
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.
It is a restaurant under the sign of the first great. A well-known subject of C Gastronomie, the caterer, stamped "craftsman of taste" that transformed the cocktails and the dinners Lyon in the gastronomic moments! At its head, Isabelle Darnault, wife of the event and Christophe Foulquier, cook.
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 human spirit perpetually unfolds like a wavy veil, frail but confident, with a fragile but tenacious persistence in its sinuous movement. For every new part which is revealed through this curvy progression, another one becomes hidden, partially distorted and eventually forgotten, unreachable, such as the foregone realities of our origin.
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.