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The floor is lined with extra long, Dinesen Douglas Fir planks, creating a seamless interior. The client’s favourite objects are the highlights of each room, explain the architects. So there are pieces by Arne Jacobsen and from Carl Hansen and B&B Italia, all housed beneath the existing, but refurbished pitched roof – a key architectural element the architects decided to retain and celebrate.
Of course, Sony Music‘s Amsterdam HQ needs a vinyl boardroom table that doubles as a DJ booth, and a stairway that is also a bar. It’s work made a bit more entertaining, and I for one, would not mind that meeting being added to my diary. The music biz giant’s new office interior has been created by local design studio Space Encounters...
Recent years have seen the emergence of an exceptional project in Putuo, one of Shanghai’s ten inner-city boroughs. With 'CEG Schwarzwald', the project developers of China Eagle Group (CEG) are sending a positive message for a new consciousness in China. Amidst a forest of 20.000 trees, the 'Schwarzwald' apartment towers offer the unique synthesis of living a modern urban life in a quality environment.
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.