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Recover and Enhance – Barcelona

Casa Burés has been restored and re-imagined by Vilablanch to feature a host of modern fixtures and furnishings that don't compete with or imitate the original ones. Studio Vilablanch refurbished all 26 Casa Bures apartments in the building, ranging from vast living quarters with frescoed ceilings, to more pared back, white-walled flats. They opted for an elegant and sophisticated...

Derived from Nature

The design of the JW Marriott in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico is intended to create an intimate relationship with this spectacular natural setting, blending architecture and art with the site’s powerful desert landscape and an endless panorama of the Pacific Ocean. Though separated from the water by a 35-foot-tall dune, the resort creates an immediate connection from entry to the ocean through a horizon-framing main...

Cheetah Plains – Game Changer

The Cheetah Plains game lodge by architecture and interiors studio ARRCC in the Sabi Sand Game Reserve in the Kruger National Park, South Africa, reinvents traditional safari?style architecture to create an altogether new safari experience of nature from within. The lodge accommodation is split into three separate, private components referred to as the Plains...

Discrete connection – San Bernardino

This family residence and accompanying pool house were envisioned as an escape cradled within the foothills of the San Bernardino National Forest US. Designed by Walker Workshop the design uses a series of thickened walls which run east-west along the shape of the dramatic mountain site to establish discrete programmatic spaces and to protect the interiors from the sun. Each...

Affordable New York Style

Moxy NYC Chelsea is located in the midst of the Chelsea's bustling Flower Market which provided the main influence for the hotel. A small florist run by Putnam & Putnam is located at the front, alongside an Italian patisserie. Both are fronted with huge glass doors that swing up to open them onto the street. Guests are able...

Patio House – Greece

Perched on a jagged hillside on the southeast coast of Karpathos island in Greece, ‘Patio House’ is a robust summer house by Stockholm-based OOAK architects built as a sanctuary for a Paris-based, French-Swedish windsurfing couple. Blessed with expansive views of the Aegean Sea. The house seems to have been placed on the dramatic landscape rather than built into...

Never Ending Story

Mirrored ceilings and zigzag staircases create a hypnotising backdrop to this book store. Tucked away from street view, the Chongqing Zhongshuge Bookstore by Shanghai-based X+Living occupies the third and fourth floors of Chongqing's Zodi Plaza retail development providing space for locals to read and study, the store also includes a children's reading room and cafe. At the centre of the store...

Living In Sub Tropical Germany

Casa Morgana is located in what appears to be sub tropical Germany surrounded by neighbouring homes dating from the late nineteenth century, the building is like a study for futuristic architecture and seems to have fallen out of context within a surrounding landscape which simulates a subtropical oasis. The three-story building consists formally of several differently sized cubes placed at staggered levels on top of one...

A rich offering from Porters Paints

Smooth Impasto, is the latest stunning offering from Porters Paints - 44 rich and uniquely textured colours with a velvety matte finish, has been added to the Porter’s Paints colour library, providing even more colour inspiration. The properties of the Smooth Impasto paint affords the range its signature pigment intensity, a tactile softness and ultra-matte finish. Porter’s colourists carefully craft colours...

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