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Plesner Architects delivers decadence at the Six Senses Shaharut resort in Israel
Yoga classes as first light magnifies the copper hues of the Arava Valley and the Edom mountains. A day journeying through undulating ancient valleys on camelback. And late-night stargazing sessions after sundowners in the dunes. For many, right now, these are the activities of an unreachable desert-holiday dream. But as international airlines look to ramp-up flights at the end of this year and beyond, Israel’s soon-to-open Six Senses resort will no doubt capture the imagination of luxury-seeking adventurers around the globe.
Architecture
August 18, 2020
‘The Apple tree’ by Foster + Partners blossoms in Bangkok
Housed under a "cantilevered tree canopy" roof structure, Apple Central World in Bangkok was "brought to life with the first-ever all-glass design," says the tech giant. Located in the heart of Ratchaprasong, Bangkok’s iconic intersection district, the striking store forms a new social subject in this part of the city and joins the backdrop of the capital's famed New Year celebrations.
Architecture
August 17, 2020
Home tour: A contemporary house in Subiaco with quaint cottage appeal
Subiaco House, however, is far from cliché. Designed and coordinated from nearly 4500 kilometres away by Brisbane-based architecture practice Vokes and Peters, the two-storey family abode is located on a prominent corner block and wears a distinctive bell-shaped ‘top hat’ clad in petite terracotta shingles. At ground level, the suburban home engages politely with the […]
Architecture
August 6, 2020
Home tour: A concrete house in Singapore with lush tropical gardens
Appearing like a mirage in the metropolis, the concrete house is situated in a Singaporean landed housing estate that hails from the 1980s. Zoom out and within a 1.5-kilometre radius the new dwelling is surrounded by typical low- and high-rise housing estates. Within the same radius, Stark House also rubs shoulders with Changi Prison, Changi […]
Architecture
August 3, 2020
Public voting for New York’s prestigious Architizer A+Awards is now open
Since early January when the awards program opened to submissions, many, if not most, aspects of daily goings-on around the globe are markedly different from those that surrounded last year’s announcement. But one key message remains the same: Architizer’s commitment to highlighting the most pressing issues facing architecture and design today. News highlights The Architizer […]
Architecture
July 28, 2020
Pitch perfect: Utah’s luxury tented pavilions
The first of its kind in this region, the breathtaking holiday destination is pitched on a private 55-hectare stretch of rugged wilderness in the heart of Utah’s slotted-canyon desert, about a 30-minute hike from its big sister resort, Amangiri. For campers who fancy reaching the facilities of neighbouring Amangiri sooner – or without breaking a sweat […]
Architecture
July 22, 2020
Home tour: WOWOWA’s castle by the creek
When Monique and Scott Woodward of WOWOWA Architecture first imagined Merri Creek House, their overriding design ambition was to make “the familiar strange and the strange familiar”, a fitting concept for this out-of-the-ordinary home where modern and gothic influences intersect in the most wondrous and playful way. Built by Atma Builders, Merri Creek House is […]
Architecture
July 21, 2020
Koichi Takada and Lat27 envision the world’s greenest residential building
News highlights A plant-covered, 30-storey residential tower has been proposed for South Bank in Brisbane, designed by Koichi Takada and landscape architects Lat27. Called The Urban Forest, the ‘vertical park’ is being marketed by developer Aria Property Group as the world’s greenest residential tower. The Urban Forest is planned to include a 1350 square metre […]
Architecture
July 21, 2020
Vokes and Peters wins The Robin Dods Award at the Queensland Architecture Awards
Comprising renowned architects and academics from across the Sunshine State, the jury for this year’s program presented the awards to more than 20 projects across 14 categories including residential, commercial, sustainable architecture and urban design. “Each of the awarded projects reflects a response to the environment in their own way,” says jury chair and director […]
Architecture
July 21, 2020
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In luxury we trust: The heritage home of Hermès Sydney
Relocating from its Elizabeth Street premises in Sydney, the brand has drawn back the curtains on its new 800 square metre emporium sited within the Trust Building at the intersection of King Street and Castlereagh Street. The new location – dubbed the city’s first pioneering skyscraper – was reportedly purchased for $105 million in 2019. […]
Architecture
July 21, 2020