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The Nest guesthouse – Namibia

South African designer Porky Hefer took cues from the the birds nests of the sociable weaver that dot the landscape to create this unique off-grid guesthouse on a wildlife reserve in Namibia. The Nest at Sossus guesthouse is situated on the Namib Tsaris Conservancy, a 24,000-hectare reserve nestled between the Nubib and Zaris Mountains in Namibia's Namib desert....

Health conscious Sorano Hotel

SORANO HOTEL is one of main facilities in new-born urban development in Tachikawa city, 30 minutes away from Shinjuku, Tokyo based on the concept of “Wellbeing”. Offering health conscious activities, located in the area of renown National Park, the luscious views are captured throughout the hotel interior. Designed by Curiosity architects, the ambiance of the lobby changes dramatically during...

National Indigenous Fashion Awards 2020 winners

The Darwin Aboriginal Art Fair Foundation (DAAFF) has announced the winners for this year’s inaugural National Indigenous Fashion Awards (NIFA). The Inaugural National Indigenous Fashion Awards proudly announced the 2020 winners on Wednesday, 5 August 2020. Broadcasted live via NITV’s social media and hosted by The Point anchor, Rachael Hocking, the NIFA showcased collections and designs from Australia’s leading and emerging designers and artists. A unique...

A local relationship – Spain

With a terrace overlooking the beach of Playa de la Barrosa, Spain, a patio with a capacity for 250 people and a restaurant area for 100 diners, El Cuartel del Mar, the new space by the Azotea Grupo, located in an unbeatable location. At an architectural level, Azotea Grupo has relied on the study of Paula Rosales, who was in charge of the award-winning NuBel...

Virgin Galactic unveiled

It has always been a childhood dream to board a Concorde and my dream could very well come true. Last week, Virgin Galactic unveiled the design of a Mach 3 aircraft for high-speed travel featuring Rolls-Royce engine propulsion technology. This marks an exciting step forward in Virgin Galactic’s development of a new generation of high-speed aircraft, in partnership with industry and government leaders, with a...

Playful workplace sensibility – London

As per the client’s request, a series of individual work spaces occupy two floors of an 18th century industrial warehouse in central London, UK with only a small proportion of open plan studio space, while the third floor houses a flexible lounge and meeting rooms. Despite the cellular configuration, all floors feel bright and airy courtesy of sliding and folding glass partitions that allow...

Secluded jungle hideaway – Rio de Janeiro

This private retreat adjacent to the Tijuca National Park outside of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, is a rational steel and glass box supported by two concrete piers. The 1,500-square-foot house rises into the rainforest canopy providing a secluded hideaway for the owner couple to retreat from the city and connect with the natural landscape. Designed by Olson Kungig, the home is...

Once a Ruin – Czech Republic

ORA architects were approached too reconstruct a house in the Czech Republic that suffered significant damage, a former homestead rebuilt under the communist regime into a granary. The house was looted and reorganised for another purpose. During the first site visit, the studio analysed its joints, niches, and protrusions, discovering the original forms. Despite its previous inconsiderate rebuilding, the house...

Versace Home collection 2020

An embodiment of the brand’s Italian glamour, the new Versace Home collection features exceptional furniture that combines luxury and interior design. Encompassing lines for the bedroom, living room, dining room, library and office, the new collection translates the Versace allure into a lifestyle concept. The sophisticated Virtusline is crafted from luxurious...

Coastal forest house – Canada

Nestled in a weather-beaten beach forest, this beach house creates a connection between the drama of the nearby ocean and the sense of sanctuary provided by the trees. Located in Tofino, Canada, the house is composed primarily of one large room, the house is light-filled on the south side facing the ocean, and insular and protected on the other side. Designed by

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