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Article Image - Ringing the Changes
In 2004 Studio Libeskind, in conjunction with Zaha Hadid Architects and Arata Isozaki & Associates, won the design for the redevelopment of an abandoned 36-hectare plot that was once the Fiera di Milano. Their master plan may be bold and avant-garde but it also seems to be affected by the Middle East. Now there’s a turn-up for the books.
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Article Image - Home Stretch
Though it’s just as beautiful, Lake Garda never became the playground for the wealthy that its smaller neighbour, Lake Como, did. Yet, now that a handful of starchitects have teamed up to create a unique ensemble of stunningly beautiful and expensive homes, it looks as if the nature of Italy’s largest lake is about to change.
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Article Image - Towering Genius
His work may divide opinion but there’s no disputing that Richard Rogers is one of the most influential architects of our time. Still, at 81 he admits he “can see an end coming” and has changed the name of his firm from Richard Rogers Partnership to Rogers Stirk Harbour+Partners so that his work ethic and spirit may continue well after he has left the building.
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Article Image - Capturing our Imagination
The award-winning South African design firm, SAOTA, has done their fair share of residential projects that will blow your mind. Just check how many shots of their houses end up on Instagram and you’ll see what we mean. Indeed, their innovative, contemporary approach is based on an understanding of an ever-evolving industry.
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Article Image - Rub of the Green
Commissioned by the Mayor of Riyadh and funded by contributions from the city’s businesses and individuals, the King Abdullah International Gardens will be an incredibly high-tech, specialised and sustainable botanical sanctuary once it has been built.
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Article Image - Master of R&R
The hotels Jean-Michel Gathy designs for the likes of Aman, One&Only and Cheval Blanc are off the decadence Richter scale. It’s therefore about time we meet the man who pioneered the private plunge pool, ‘naughty bathrooms’ and basking nets.
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Article Image - Inside Out
Designed by an architect who went from high-end residences in London with Mackay and Partners to luxury hospitality projects with Denniston in Kuala Lumpur, Dymitr Malcew’s latest project, The Floating House, combines the best of both worlds.
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Article Image - Outside In
He may eschew 3D renderings for models but Paul Kaloustian’s work is decidedly contemporary and offers a fresh take on the region’s vernacular architecture.
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Article Image - Shifting Sands
With several homes already built in California’s Yucca Valley, LA-based architects Monica Oller and Tom Pejic seek to reawaken a love of ‘earthy modernism’ by uniting the clean, direct sensibilities of current architectural trends with the austere brilliance of the Mojave Desert.
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Article Image - Rare Find
Looking to buy in Geneva? We were given exclusive access to a once in a lifetime property that’s about to go up for sale. Baroness Lambert’s beautifully-decorated, three storey art-filled home smack in the heart of town isn’t just spacious and beautifully-appointed, it comes with its own, very enviable roof terrace to boot.
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Lebanese painter, sculptor and architect Nadim Karam breaks down the barriers that divide his trades. His visionary approach to using space transcends traditional thinking.
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