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Located on a narrow sloping site in a suburb of San Paolo, Brazil, Danilo Terra of the architectural practice of Terra and Tuma Associates chose to construct a home for his family. By using poured concrete and concrete blocks as the main building material, the 185 sq.m. structure reflects the color and texture of San Paolo within its walls.
Located in the middle of a nature reserve just an hour away from the city of Lisbon, Portugal, is the exclusive resort of Casas Na Areia. It is comprised of four stone huts, each one renovated by the addition of local wood and other materials, furnished in an elegant minimal style and fitted out as self-contained holiday homes which sleep up to eight at any one time...
In a huge space at the 2013 Salone del Mobile, French architect Jean Nouvel presents us with a vision of what an office space should represent in today’s world. Commissioned by the parent company of Mobile, Cosmit, the installation is an opportunity to examine the possibilities of a human friendly environment...
The Sekeping Kong Heng is the newest addition to the Sekeping brand of hotels and is located in the Old Town area of Ipoh, one of the largest cities in Malaysia. A renovation project undertaken by the practice of Seksan Design Architects, the work was carried out with great care to preserve the history of the space, a three storey neo-classical building, which refers to the heritage of the colonial era of the city.
The Frozen Fountain is a retail outlet and exhibition space which has been operating in its current location on Prinsengracht in Amsterdam for two decades. Under the management of co-owners Dick Dankers and Cok de Ruoy, the 10 room plus establishment has achieved an unprecedented reputation as a place to witness the latest design trends on the Dutch scene.
When designing a home for herself and her family, architect Jessica Liew began with a small site of just 385 sq.m. which was formerly a tennis court, in Melbourne, Victoria. The inherent problems of building a new home in an inner city area are myriad but the most important of these is one of privacy.
The Lane Crawford Joyce Group is a household name in Hong Kong as a luxury fashion retailer and brand management firm, which has grown in size and status since its mid-19th century roots. Their new fully comprehensive headquarters to house a staff of around 900, has been designed over seven floors of a former industrial building in an up and coming area of Hong Kong.
The bar/restaurant Les Cloches is located in the neighborhood of Saint Germain des-Pres in Paris. Designed by José Lévy, the concept was to create a space appealing to all who pass by, from locals to tourists. To this end, the facade is highly visible with bright neon lights over the black canopy accompanied by a ‘coat of arms’ logo of three wine glasses with crossed stems.
The area of Piedmont, Puglia, situated in the heel of Italy is famed for its abundance of Trulli, the circular limestone structures with cone shaped roofs which date back to the middle ages, an era when this part of Italy was a resting place for the Crusaders en-route to the Holy Wars.
The city of San Miguel de Allende in Mexico is a UNESCO listed site, popular with local and international tourists who flock to admire its colourful traditional architecture and local arts and crafts. However, this destination is not all about old world charm...