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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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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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Article Image - Rage Against the Machine
Bernard Khoury may have a bleak view of our region but he hasn’t given up on this part of the world. Instead he fights on against the big corporate machine that he believes is largely to blame for our architectural inadequacies.
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Currently chairing the jury responsible for selecting, each year, one of the most prestigious recognitions of architectural mastery, the Pritzker Prize, Lord Peter Palumbo spends much of his life travelling the world, visiting the great works created by today’s shapers of space.
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Article Image - Seeing All Angles
When is an architect not an architect? That’s a question I recently had the chance to pose, somewhat indirectly, to Joe Serrins, a Manhattan-based architect with a compact but active practice just off the High Line in Chelsea.
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The young team of DGT is pushing architectural boundaries between theory and practice with their projects. From their award-winning proposal for the Estonian National Museum, they have moved on to design cultural and commercial spaces in Denmark, Poland, Japan and Lebanon.
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When interior designer Alberto Pinto passed away this November, he left behind a legacy of opulent homes, amongst them, a magnificent villa in Kuwait, which was finished in the final year of his accomplished 40-year career.
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Article Image - In Its Holey Presence
Perched above Théoule-sur-Mer on the Côte d’Azur, Antti Lovag’s Palais Bulles is a stunning reminder of another time. Our visit to this still radical structure reveals that his bubble palace is as much today’s tomorrow as it was yesterday’s.
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David Lake and Ted Flato have taken lessons learnt in Morocco and applied them in the United States. The results could do with being (re)learned in our region. We take you around Arizona’s Brown Residence.
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Since Christie’s opened a regional hub in Dubai over a decade ago, their combination of semi-annual auctions of regional art and the creation of a window through which Arab clients transact in international sales has helped the Middle East account for eight per cent of the company’s global turnover.
The once perilously fast Mille Miglia road race may have turned into a bit of beauty parade but it’s still a one-of-a-kind occasion that’ll get enthusiasts’ adrenaline pumping.
With more participants than ever before, Design Days Dubai, the region’s first fair dedicated to collectible and limited-edition furniture and design objects, is garnering ever more interest.
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