Pearls attached to crowns from South Africa to Ibiza

Architects sometimes have really interesting assignments. For example: there was a young South African family that wanted a place to live ‘casually’ as they put it themselves. The location was Pearl Valley, near Paarl, half an hour's drive from Cape Town. And the architectural firm...

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Jingshan Boutique Hotel

The interaction with the site was the starting point of this project. The parcel lies on a mountain ridge, next to a dam with a water reservoir behind it. In the 80s, a two-storey sleeping block in the 'San-Ho-Yuan'-style was built here. The courtyard is surrounded by the concave shape of the...

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House W

It took three years to finalise the design of House W, with numerous redesigns and modifications in between. Atelier About Architecture (AAA) invested a lot of effort in the process and saw it grow to what it is today. The architects are also the owners and had therefore free rein in their own...

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Solid yet light, the Casa Sardinera

Very beautifully situated, in the middle of a wonderful landscape, near the Mediterranean Sea, stands one of the most stunning houses in Spain in the Spanish town of Jávea, or Xabia in Alicante. A unique location Between El Portixol and Cala Blanca, about 100 km from Valencia, you...

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The Yin & Yang in advanced architecture

On a small piece of greenery in the city of Tianlin in South China on the border with Vietnam, with six centuries-old, scented camphor trees, China Fortune Development Company assigned Scenic Architecture to build a teahouse and exhibition space. The design office in Shanghai and brainchild of...

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The effortless luxury of 432 Park Avenue

Park Avenue in New York will probably be one of the world's most desirable places to live. And on that location, one of the world's most beautiful residential buildings emerges. 432 Park Avenue is both the address and the name of this phenomenal residential tower, although its official address...

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Jaguar F-Pace, a car with an attitude

Few cars have such an iconic image as Jaguar. This British pride is one of those cars that always, yes always, attract attention when you see them. The British royal family are fan, and James Bond — if he wasn't out and about in his Aston Martin — also drove around in a Jag. Although...

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Ocean House: Bali in Hawaii

On one of the volcanic islands of the legendary island Hawaii stands a house with Balinese influences. The architect Jim Olson, from Olson Kundig, is responsible for this odd mix of cultures. Summer stay at Mauna Kea Lava rocks, the sky and the sea. These are the elements of the...

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Freedom, astonishment and surprises at sea

A cruise with the Europe 2 Have you ever had the feeling that the world is at your feet? On the exclusive cruise ship Europa 2 of the Hapag Lloyd shipping company, you are the most important person on board. Get pampered in one of seven class restaurants, six stylish bars or huge wellness...

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Magic furniture

Circu creates unique, exclusive and magical furniture with a high dose of childlike creativity for the youngest. The extensive collection also includes lighting, carpets, toys and accessories. The furniture manufacturer strives to be a 100% children’s brand. Circu's design philosophy is...

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A look inside BM Design London

The metropolis of London has the pleasure of calling the prestigious BM Design one of its residents. Since 2014, Binkie Moorhead has been combining custom interior design with a personal approach and a lot of luxury to create stunning interior projects all over the world. An exclusive sneak-peek...

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A sleek lining and warm material

Woodstoxx and Potier Stone took this beautiful project under their wings. Stone and wood in balance. Imagicasa spoke to interior architect Filip Vanryckeghem, who was in charge of the project. 'I studied at Sint Lucas in Ghent until 1987 and from '88, I started working at Top-Mouton in...

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Calligraphy themed

Our house is the carrier of our life and our personality, the inner thought that incorporates our feelings. Ink House is a calligrapher's residence that integrates complex Chinese calligraphy and joins the spiritual realm of art. AD Architecture gave the general layout a calm and concise...

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Alila Villas in Koh Russey, Cambodia

Koh Russey, better known as Bamboo Island, is part of a small, enchanting island group in the Gulf of Thailand, just a few minutes away from the Cambodian coast. For many years, there was only an old naval outpost, but recently Alila Hotels started building an ecological five-star resort amidst...

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A design pearl by Charles Kaisin

A hotel like a poem, that is Almaha Marrakech. The renowned Belgian architect, designer and world traveller Charles Kaisin has worked with the best Moroccan craftsmen for almost five years to create a place where all the famous exotic fairy tales merge into a rush of luxury, creativity and...

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