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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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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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Article Image - Trophy Case
The world’s richest man, Lebanese-Mexican Carlos Slim Helu, recently unveiled the Museo Soumaya, an iconic landmark housing his personal art collection. As Bespoke discovers, this civic gift is an art museum worthy of international buzz.
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Article Image - Shore Thing
Husband and wife team Cortney and Robert Novogratz are simply known as ‘The Novogratz’. Over 16 years, this young, hip and artsy couple has developed and designed many unique properties including this latest cabana in Palm Beach, executed with taste, boldness and luxury.
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Article Image - A Clear Statement
AGi Architects is a company started by two friends and Harvard grads. That one is a Kuwaiti and the other a Spaniard explains why it has offices in Kuwait and Madrid, and that they have already gained such critical acclaim in just over five years demonstrates the capability of this firm.
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