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New among Paris’ boutique hotels is Hôtel National des Arts & Métiers. Set somewhere between the Marais and Montorgueil quartiers in the third arondissement, the hotel takes its design cues from the Centre National des Arts & Métiers, a century-old institution devoted to engineering and the teaching of manufacturing techniques.
The Nobu Hotel Shoreditch in London is one of the new hotels that was recently added to the Design Hotels portfolio. If the name sounds familiar, it’s because this property is an extension of the Nobu Hospitality Group founded by world-acclaimed chef Nobuyaki Matsuhisa, award-winning actor Robert De Niro, and Hollywood film producer Meir Teper.
Faulkner architects has designed a family retreat for a hard-working AIDS researcher based in New York City. The home, which is immersed in the natural landscape of Truckee in California, intends to bring restorative calm upon its inhabitants, prioritising closeness with nature and leaving raw materials exposed.
Stockholm based designer Christian Halleröd is just one of those annoyingly talented people who seems to nail it every single time. His interiors are the epitome of effortless cool – the kind of spaces that are deliberately left to breathe, appear nonchalantly raw, and employ seemingly simple construction techniques...
At the southernmost point of the Norwegian coastline by the village of Båly, Snøhetta has designed Europe’s very first underwater restaurant. With its immediate proximity with the forces of nature, the restaurant, which will also function as a research center for marine life, is a tribute to the Norwegian coast and to Lindesnes.
All buildings tell a story, from the architecture of ancient Rome to the skyscrapers that dot our modern horizons. Without this story, buildings would be simple boxes of pure function. In architecture, a residence is more than a simple shelter.
Designed and built in 1869 by John James Clark as his private home, it was imperative to restore and refresh this magnificent home with gravitas. Removing an octagonal gazebo, the home is newly extended, while interiors are clarified and visually softened to position the age and significance of the home as paramount.
Nature is a manmade concept to classify different living environments. The word is often used to describe an entity that is void of human presence and activities but in fact, a metropolis can also be considered a natural landscape for it provides ground for habitation.
The 56 sqm Apartment is a minimalist apartment characterised by a narrow length with an open floor plan. The kitchen and storage are placed along a wall and feature custom built-in furniture in order to maximise space.
Lokal hotel is an innovative boutique hotel situated in Old City, Philadelphia, whose interior space was crafted by the mastermind team of Jersey Ice Cream Co. All of its six apartment-style units are worth the spotlight as each suite has its own unique flair and even a name (after one of many famous Philadelphia residents of past and present).