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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Modest and unassuming, Lebanon’s Youssef Tohme has flown under most radars. But now that’s all about to change.
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.
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.