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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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Article Image - Upwardly Mobile
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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Article Image - Crossing Cultures
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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Article Image - Retro Active
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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Article Image - Higher Ground
Symbiosis Design is an impressive architectural practice from Jordan that is inspired by dialogue and duality and which has a deep respect for local materials , seeking to work with not against the environment.
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Article Image - Frozen in the Motion
Modest and unassuming, Lebanon’s Youssef Tohme has flown under most radars. But now that’s all about to change.
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Article Image - Against the Grain
The Park 51 Islamic Community Centre seemed to have everything against it, from its contentious location near the former World Trade Centre, to the anti-Muslim frenzy this project produced. Bespoke met up with its architects to learn more on pushing the boundaries.
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Article Image - A Stable State
Imagine a lavish country home, replete with a full-service equestrian facility. Now imagine those horses living as opulently as you. Impossible? Not so, Bespoke discovers a place where both muddy shoes and old-school luxury have a place.
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Article Image - Lofty Heights
At 82, Frank Gehry has designed his first skyscraper and it has transformed Manhattan’s skyline. Bespoke tracked down the spirited architect to discover his side of this twisting, rippling tower.
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your picks
Richard Yasmine’s designs blur the line between fantasy and reality. Both functional household objects and carnal statements, his highly charged work seduces through the use of honest materials and sleek aesthetics.
Dubai-based ready-to-wear designer Lama Jouni teams traditional techniques with a forward-looking approach.
The billionaire founder of Tesla and SpaceX, Elon Musk is not one to shy away from outlandish goals. His latest involves colonising Mars via manned missions that should start as soon as 2022.
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