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While Psy's catchy song "Gangnam Style" brought the urbanized, Western-influenced region south of the Han River to everyone's lips across the globe, its counterpart Gangbuk (translating to "north of the river") is where you'll find the Seoul's old city charm, thanks to many of its historic sites.
A couple of hours north of Tokyo lies Lake Chuzenji, a pristine and placid body of water rimmed by mountains. From the town of Chugushi on the lake’s eastern edge, a narrow shoreline road leads to the eighth-century Chuzenji Buddhist temple. Discreetly along the way is On the Water, an intricately crafted guest house by major Japanese firm Nikken Sekkei.
The Pergamon Museum is situated on the Museum Island in Berlin. The site was designed by Alfred Messel and Ludwig Hoffmann and was constructed in twenty years, from 1910 to 1930.
"Our interest in stone and its meaning in the construction of forms, proceeds in the internal intervention of a “stone gallery” designed for Fervital-Antolini, recuperating a mnemonic and interpretative atlas of the mineral world".
The magic of the stage related to the impressive architecture of the Teatro Sociale. In a blank space and marked by time, Vaerini proceeds gently almost as an actor. A few gestures, independent from the architecture around, are the punctual lights, dislocated as in a scene on a theatre stage.
Italian architect and designer Alessandro Mendini was invited to furnish the interior of Appartement N°50 in the Unité d’Habitation of Le CORBUSIER in Marseille. The apartment has previously been fitted out by designers including Jasper Morrison, Ronan& Erwan Bouroullec, Konstantin Grcic...
The Japanese-Brazilian artist Tomie Ohtake was always a color lover and when she arrived in Brazil in 1936 she quickly found the home of her dream in Sao Paulo.
Located on the mythical island of Mykonos, overlooking the Ornos Bay, is the brand new luxury hotel, Kenshō. Opened in June 2016, this spectacular prestigious holiday destination, the Kenshō, offers a diverse selection of accommodation in 10 suites and 25 rooms, each one uniquely designed to harmonize with the beauty of its surroundings.
For 16 days Italy’s Lake Iseo will be reimagined. 100,000 square meters of shimmering yellow fabric, carried by a modular floating dock system of 220,000 high-density poly-ethylene cubes, will undulate with the movement of the waves as The Floating Piers rise just above the surface of the water.
OMA’s restoration of the 16th Century Fondaco dei Tedeschi in Venice is complete. Commissioned by the Benetton family in 2009 to transform the 9,000m2 building into a department store.