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Watch: Month in review #050

Watch: Month in review #050


For more information on each of the stories featured in this month’s video news round-up (above), see below.

Ace Hotel Sydney by Flack Studio
Inside the Ace Hotel Sydney by Flack Studio.
  • Checking in: As Australia prepares to open its international borders, overseas visitors won’t be the only ones to enjoy a sleepover at the new Ace Hotel Sydney. The David Flack-designed rooms are also likely to pull a crowd of stylish, travel-starved staycationers. Read more.
Roca Tiles installation in Italy by Masquespacio
Infinite Majesty by Masquespacio for Roca Tiles.
  • Porcelain power: Given the name Infinite Majesty, the display booth designed by Spanish firm Masquespacio for Roca Tiles tempts passers-by with a dazzling arrangement of porcelain spheres, cylinders, cones, cubes and prisms. Read more.
The Fantales Kitchen by YSG Studio for Laminex Australia
The Fantales Kitchen by YSG for Laminex.
  • Afternoon delight: Leaning into the delectable colour palette of Fantales – a retro Australian sweet – Yasmine Ghoniem of YSG Studio imagined a kitchen that feels “like being dipped into a pot of sweet, warm caramel,” she says. Read more.
Kengo Kuma
Kengo Kuma’s portico proposal for the Saint-Maurice Cathedral in Angers.
  • Preservation act: Charged with the protection of 12th-century stonework in the medieval village of Angers, France, the architects at Kengo Kuma and Associates devised La Galilée – a pavilion-like structure that is at once sympathetic and bold. Read more.
Qinchang Town Hall by Studio 10
The Qinchang Village Town Hall precinct by Studio 10.
  • Game on: With its arched, tunnel-like buildings that watch over a brightly painted basketball court, Studio 10’s Town Hall precinct in rural China delivers a dynamic community campus for business, cultural and recreational pursuits. Read more.
Inside LA’s Hotel June by Studio Collective.
  • California love: Designed by the stylish folk at Studio Collective, Hotel June in Los Angeles is the Proper’s more affordable yet thoroughly suave spin-off. Read more.

Enter a kitchen inspired by a choc-caramel sweet plus check-in at stylish stays from Sydney to LA.

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