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Future focus: Tower C 'superscape' by Zaha Hadid Architects
Zaha Hadid Architects (ZHA) has been announced as the winner of the design competition to build Tower C at Shenzhen Bay Super Headquarters Base in China. Led by practice principal Patrik Schumacher, the studio’s design of the tower proposes to integrate the surrounding city and nature, creating a dazzling “superscape” with futuristic ambitions. Upon completion, the precinct is slated to be an important business and financial centre in Shenzhen, serving the Greater Bay Area of Guangdong, Hong Kong and Macau.
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21-01-2121
Hot wheels: Aman resorts offers luxury road trips
With Aman’s luxury resorts and hotels taking up residence in a number of the world’s most beautiful destinations, there’s little surprise that the roadways that connect the sites to their surrounds flaunt equally spectacular driving terrain. Breathtaking roadways that might lead visitors through the mountains and canyons of North America’s west, atop the wind-carved dunes of the Sahara or alongside Japan’s alluring and ancient forests.
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21-01-2121
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Opening soon: Ace Hotel Brooklyn by Roman and Williams
Designed by local creative studio Roman and Williams in collaboration with the effervescent Atelier Ace, the 287-room Ace Hotel Brooklyn is set to form a new chapter in the hotel brand’s love affair with New York when it opens to guests from mid-2021. “We've been building toward Ace Brooklyn for years,” says Brad Wilson, president of Ace Hotel Group. “The entire city has reimagined itself several times over since we started. That's exactly the spirit we've worked to mirror in every corner of our new home – the inexhaustible ingenuity that stands as the borough's only constant.”
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20-01-2121
The Tsingpu Yangzhou Retreat in China by Neri&Hu
Situated on a peaceful plot surrounded by small lagoons, in close proximity to the scenic Slender West Lake in China’s Jiangsu Province, the Tsingpu Yangzhou Retreat in China presented Shanghai-based architectural design practice Neri&Hu with its fair share of challenges. The firm – which was co-founded by Lyndon Neri and Rossana Hu – reused several existing structures for the boutique hotel, bestowing them with updated functions fit for hotel service, while also adding new structures to unify the site and complement the serene locale.
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19-01-2121
Bangalley House by Casey Brown Architecture
Sitting camouflaged in a highly visible location, Bangalley House is an exercise in balancing extreme exposure with protection. The rising headland site drinks in panoramic ocean views and shares sightlines with the golden sands of Avalon Beach in Sydney. “Almost any new building you’ll see on a Sydney headland really stands out, often to the detriment of the surrounding area,” says architect Rob Brown.
Architecture
27-11-2020
Could this be the new look for Sydney's brutalist Sirius building?
Designed by former NSW housing commission architect Tao Gofers in the 1970s, the brutalist Sirius building is back in the spotlight as plans for its redevelopment are submitted for exhibition by developer JDH Capital. The proposed scheme for the adaptive reuse of Sirius has been imagined by BVN, following an architecture competition that closed to submissions in December 2019.
Architecture
25-11-2020
Reclaimed bricks line the vaulted buildings of China's Imperial Kiln Museum
Known as the ‘Porcelain Capital’ for its centuries-long association with crafting some of the world’s finest ceramics, Jingdezhen is a prefecture-level city in the north-eastern Jiangxi province of China. While historians suggest that the area may have produced pottery as early as the sixth century, the region didn’t become a dominant kiln site until the 11th century. Later, from the Ming Dynasty onward, the official kilns of Jingdezhen fell under the control of the emperor, who commissioned large quantities of ‘imperial porcelain’ for palace service and lavish gifts.
Architecture
17-11-2020
Adam Goodrum stamps all-Australian style on new breezeblock design
Ever the comeback queen, the breezeblock is making yet another debut in 2020 thanks to the nostalgia-led restylings of Adam Goodrum. “Growing up in Western Australia, I was surrounded by houses of the fifties and sixties where breezeblocks were a prominent feature,” Adam told Daily Architecture News. “I see them as a symbol of Australia’s […]
Design
13-11-2020
Magistretti's 'Carimate' chair relaunched for designer's 100th birthday
International design brand Fritz Hansen has released an anniversary edition of the iconic ‘Carimate’ chair in celebration of what would have been the designer-architect Vico Magistretti's 100th birthday. Magistretti (1920-2006) created the original cherry red chair in 1959 for the Carimate in Italy, the golf club after which the chair is named. Renowned for its equally distinctive red window frames, the Carimate clubhouse building was completed in collaboration with Guido Veneziani in 1962.
Design
12-10-2020
Carla Sozzani curates new colours for classic Arne Jacobsen chairs
Founded in Denmark in 1872, furniture company Fritz Hansen has a long-running history of collaborating with world-renowned designers and tastemakers to realise visionary concepts. This tradition has seen classics old and new born from partnerships with homegrown Danish designers Arne Jacobsen, Hans J. Wegner, Kasper Salto and Cecilie Manz. Spanish artist-designer Jaime Hayon and Italian architect Piero Lissoni have also worked with the furniture house.
Design
10-09-2020
Destination design: Santa Monica Proper by Kelly Wearstler
In Los Angeles, locals describe the Santa Monica neighbourhood as Silicon Beach, the surfside equivalent of Silicon Valley, due to the concentration of technology, entertainment and digital media companies that have established offices just a few blocks from the ocean. Among the liveliness, nestled in a six-storey Spanish Colonial Revival-style building (originally designed by Arthur E. Harvey in 1928 and renovated by Howard Laks Architects), the Santa Monica Proper hotel has become a smash-hit since opening mid-2019, winning the hearts of visitors and locals alike.
Interior Design
27-10-2020
Mama Manana restaurant in Kyiv by Balbek Bureau
Hailing from Georgia in the Caucasus region of Eurasia, the Mama Manana group of restaurants is built on the charming tale of a Georgian hostess, Mama Manana, who greets guests at the doorstep of her home and warmly welcomes them inside with an abundance of kind-hearted hospitality. Tasked with designing the restaurant group’s latest outlet in Kyiv, Ukraine, local architecture and interiors firm Balbek Bureau, led by practice principal Slava Balbek, borrowed inspiration from this imagined story and harnessed its spirit of generosity in realising a contemporary restaurant setting.
Interior Design
26-10-2020
The eye-catching boutique at Villa Noailles by Pierre Yovanovitch
For the second consecutive year, renowned interior designer Pierre Yovanovitch worked on the retail space for Villa Noailles, an arts centre in the provincial commune of Hyères. Located on the French Riviera, it's a region the Nice-born designer knows well.

“I am fortunate to have a great and friendly working relationship with Jean-Pierre Blanc, founder of the Hyères International Fashion and Photography Festival, the Hyères Design Parade (dedicated to design) and the Toulon Design Parade (dedicated to interior architecture),” says Pierre.
Interior Design
19-10-2020