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  • Paustian showroom takes defunct 1868 bank

    Ornate gold columns and chequered marble floors nod to the past life of Danish furniture brand Paustian‘s latest showroom, which has opened in a building renovated by Danish architecture practice Aarstiderne Architecture collaboration with brand’s in-house design team. The Paustian showroom takes over a now-defunct bank that dates back to 1868. Located in Stroget, a pedestrianised shopping area at the...
  • House of Bricks

    The Old Meets New house is located in Tra Vinh, Vietnam, known for its fresh air, hospitality, and rustic charm. Not being heavily urbanised, the city retains plenty of traditional pagodas and residential areas. Before planning the house Block Architects wondered how the new house would interact with the surroundings, especially the buildings nearby, so that they could form a...
  • Passing time

    Ephemeral Edge is a weekend retreat located three hours north of New York City. As a retreat, the goal of the project was to contrasts the rapid sense of time and pressure of the city and extend the enjoyment and sensuousness of the everyday passage of time that is often highlighted in the open landscape. Designed by Dean-Wolf Architects, the...
  • When cherry blossoms fall

    Located in Shanghai’s business centre, Omakase is a new restaurant offering kaiseki ryori, a traditional Japanese, multi-course, cuisine that traces its origins to the dishes served at the centuries-old tea ceremony. Designed by local practice Shanghai Hip-pop Design, Omakase deliberately avoids the aesthetic of traditional Japanese interiors. Inspired by the time of year when cherry blossom petals fall gently to...
  • 1920s revival after a deadly hurricane

    New York studio Champalimaud transformed a 1920s residence that was destroyed by a hurricane into a luxury holiday home on a resort in Dorado, Puerto Rico. Called Su Casa, the property forms part of the Dorado Beach Ritz-Carlton Reserve, which was also ravaged by the Caribbean island’s deadly Hurricane Maria in 2017. The residence was built in 1928 by Clara...
  • Reinvigorating an imagined life

    Architect Jake Moulson reworked a dilapidated UK, Dublin townhouse, creating a dramatic interior that can b best described as seductive, flamboyant, restrained and spectacular! The project, called D2 Townhouse, involved renovating a five-storey listed Georgian house that had fallen into disrepair, as well as a coach house in the garden that has become overgrown. An external cladding system of cast-iron panels...
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