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Qinchang Village Town Hall in rural China by Studio 10
Mirroring the approach of the project’s first phase, the Qinchang Village Town Hall has played with the geometry and motif of arches, “which is a typical component in the local, traditional semi-underground dwellings,” the architects say. The buildings adopt “cast-in-place” concrete to achieve the fluid archways which have been extruded to form tunnel-like structures. “Based […]
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September 24, 2021
YSG Studio has designed a kitchen inspired by Fantales for Laminex Australia
To me, colour and nostalgia are both wonderful things and each has its place in architecture and design. To be quite honest, I breathe a joyful sigh of relief every time I see an interior swathed in anything other than fifty shades of grey (of all the visuals that book mustered, surely the colour palette […]
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September 23, 2021
Christo and Jeanne-Claude’s vision for the Arc de Triomphe realised after 60 years
The artists went on to fabric-wrap a number of other monuments and buildings in the mid-1960s, and pursued more than a dozen ambitious projects around the world in the years that followed. They wrapped a 92,900-square-metre section of the Australian coastline in 1969 and cloaked Paris’ Pont-Neuf bridge with fabric in 1985. Ten years later, […]
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September 22, 2021
Ilot Queyries apartments in Bordeaux by MVRDV
The Ilot Queyries project is envisaged as a “test-bed” for the principles of the neighbouring Bastide-Niel masterplan, also designed by MVRDV, which aims to combine the virtues of Bordeaux’s UNESCO World Heritage historic city – intimacy, surprise and liveliness – with the density, ecology, light and comfort of the modern city. Ilot Queyries adopts the […]
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September 17, 2021
10 beautiful pieces from the new Pierre Yovanovitch store in Paris
News of the online store comes after Pierre recently announced the launch of his very own range of furniture and accessories. Titled Pierre Yovanovitch Mobilier (stylised as PYMO), the new brand brings to market 45 pieces of lighting, seating and accessories, each bearing the hallmarks of the designer’s playful yet sophisticated style. The complete PYMO […]
Furniture
September 16, 2021
Chapel and Meditation Room in Portugal by Nicholas Burns Studio
Minho, on the coast of northern Portugal, is a region known for its charming vineyards and river valleys, green-painted fields and a heritage older than the country itself. For it was on these lands that Portugal was founded in 1143. History-rich and immensely fertile, this part of the world is also where Australian-born, Bali-based architect Nicholas Burns of Studio Nicholas Burns recently completed a sweeping concrete chapel and adjoining meditation room, each located on a 30-hectare estate belonging to an ongoing client.
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September 15, 2021
Kvadrat textile showroom in Milan by Vincent Van Duysen
Designed by Belgian architect Vincent Van Duysen, the new Kvadrat showroom was unveiled during this year’s Milan Design Week. It was inspired by the cocooning qualities of library spaces; an influence that is recognisable by the towering shelves that line the walls of the lofty rooms – and the ladders that are used to access product […]
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September 9, 2021
Home tour: Casa R+1 residence in southern Spain by Puntofilipino
The project reflects the “vision of the family lifestyle”, Gema enthuses, adding that the aim of the completed residence was to achieve something which is “timeless and exudes a discreet luxury”. With this in mind, fine examples of classic furniture from France and Italy were playfully juxtaposed with contemporary and custom-made items, achieving the “desired […]
Interior Design
September 6, 2021
Venus Power collection of rugs by Patricia Urquiola for cc-tapis
Expressed through the metaphor “We all come from Venus”, the message conveyed by Venus Power is equal parts strong, powerful and joyous. “If everyone – men and women – considered and embraced every aspect of themselves, we could add more dimension and colour to the way we approach everyday life,” says Fabrizio Cantoni, CEO of […]
Design
September 6, 2021
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Bitossi celebrates centenary in Florence with new museum and 7000-piece display
Designed by architect Luca Cipelletti, founder of Milan-based firm AR.CH.IT, the Bitossi Archive Museum covers an area of over 1500 square metres at the brand’s historical headquarters in Montelupo Fiorentino. Occupying space once utilised for production, the museum preserves the original structure of the premises. The architect leant into existing industrial features to organise the […]
Architecture
September 6, 2021