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G&G _ Magazine N July GG & detailshistorical Breath of #SUMMER2022 Fresh Air OPEN VIEW Dreampools CONTENTS 9 EDITOR’S LETTER TRENDS 15 DESIGN SELECTION SUMMER 2022 25 E-SHOP DESIGN PRODUCTS WITH A SIMPLE CLICK INSPIRATION 33 LATEST NEWS FROM DESIGN WORLD TRAVEL 43 DREAM POOLS THE BEST 44 HOTEL POOLS INTERIORS 92 OPEN VIEW PENTHOUSE BY YSG STUDIO / SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA 102 HISTORICAL DETAILS APARTMENT BY AMICI BURO / PARIS, FRANCE 114 SENSE OF INNOCENCE RESIDENCE BY PURPLE BACKYARD / PUNE, INDIA 128 BREATH OF FRESH AIR HOUSE BY SHLOMIT ZELDMAN / SHARON REGION, ISRAEL 138 LIGHT PLAY FAMILY HOME BY STUDIO MODIJEFSKY / AMSTERDAM, THE NETHERLANDS 152 ALL OFFICIAL SOURCES 98 ON THE COVER The inﬁnity pool / Address Beach Resort from The Best 44 Hotel Pools list Page 77 34 18 22
I’m always interested in your opinion, send me any feedback or suggestions at firstname.lastname@example.org This is the most pronounced word this Summer. The temperatures are higher than usual, and this doesn’t help us to enjoy the warm months with summer carefree. We are less productive and struggle to create something new; that's why I'm delighted to share with you our Summer color palette on page 15. From light pastel tones to bright hues a jaw dropping contrast while inspiring your creativity and Furtherexpressiveness.satisfying your curiosity in this issue is our section of the Best Pools in the world (page 43). A rich collection of the hotels that offers a look at the different interesting pools, for all tastes and needs. Also, in this number we ensure to provide you with the best interior designs: from the colorful penthouse in Sydney (page 92) to the stylish Parisian apartment (page 102) to the refurbishment of the traditional '' Dijkhuis '' in Amsterdam (page 138). Inspiration and ideas for the home are found in the pages before you. So, grab a refreshing drink, make yourself comfortable (perhaps in one of the wonderful pools we have proposed) and enjoy our edition!
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Address: 248 Court St, Brooklyn, 11201 NYC, USA www.fredericktang.com
Barbara Reyes, FTA’s Director of Interior Design and Branding
Mom's dinners Frederick Tang Architecture has designed Nabila’s, an elevated casual Lebanese restaurant and market that opened late May 2022 on a bustling corner of Court Street. The renovaJon transforms a formerly dark, segmented tavern into a bright, welcoming space whose curving architectural details, lush material treatments, and rich colors all nod subtly to the Lebanese roots of the owners: a son and his mother, the restaurant’s namesake.
Interactive toy Designed by Dmytro Kozinenko for Woo Furniture, the new Loop has an asymmetric shape and three fulcrums. It is an accent eye-catching object that is always a focal point of the space. Two round discs are turned perpendicular to each other. There is no seatback on the original meaning, but you can find your own way to sit on it. www.woo.furniture
Fun mix Puntofilipino designed the interiors of Volgare in Milan: an eclectic menswear store combining the latest fashion with motorbike accessories. Volgare's interiors draw inspiration from the "creative scene" of the city as well as the colors and shapes of Mexican, Moroccan, Spanish and Portuguese design. It features a multifaceted mix of organic tones and textures, iconic Amalfi coastal lifestyle, due to the mix of eras, materials, patterns and colors in a bold way.
Address: 9 Conduit St, W1S 2XG London, UK www.india-mahdavi.com
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The renowned BriJsh Nigerian arJst Yinka Shonibare CBE RA and project architect India Mahdavi transformed the iconic London venue sketch with a new installaJon of artworks and interiors. Shonibare’s arJst conceived vision for the Gallery restaurant is presented with a new sunshine yellow seZng designed by Mahdavi, marking a new culture deﬁning chapter for sketch in its 20th year. Shonibare has created 15 new site speciﬁc works in his signature aestheJc that will reimagine sketch into a powerful celebraJon of African culture and its legacy.
Vibrant and irresistible In collaboraJon with Draga and Aurel, DelightFULL developed the Night Fever product collecJon that pays homage to the 1970s and 1980s, a Jme when the most dynamic and forward thinking thinkers and designers from around the world were present. Draga & Aurel have always been fascinated by the retro futurisJc experimentaJon of Space Age design and fashion, which was clearly an inspiraJon for the Mirage lamps. The lamps silhouece and the composiJon of material, with contrast of black lacquered metals and shining brass, reminds of the extravagant oueits of the club revelers of that incredible Jme. www.delighUull.eu Unusual The new Luxxu's Echo rug has an asymmetrical shape, and just like its name, it endures in any memory. A hand tufted rug with a modern aesthetic to embellish the most stylish living and dining rooms. Made with a natural and sustainable material Bamboo. www.luxxu.net
At the resort green o, Mutuus Studio projected the Social Haus a glass pavilion that serves as the central social hall.
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Address: 4069 Backcountry Road, 59823 Greenough, USA www.mutuus studio.com
The space consists of two primary areas: an open restaurant with bar seating and a dining area and circular lounge focused on a six foot diameter steel fireplace. Two folding doors open from the corner of the dining room to merge the space with the forest, combining the pinescented air with the aromas of cooking.
“The napkin holder, whose shape recalls that of a bracelet, and where we have inserted a marble wedding ring inside the metal cylinder, is the object that I intentionally designed closest to a jewel to wear, an element that adorns the body.”
Antolini presents an original and unexpected project, born from the surprising creaJve agreement with the interior designer Alessandro La Spada: the ﬁrst capsule Tableware CollecJon made of Irish Green marble belonging to the Antolini Exclusive CollecJon. From the combinaJon of two ancestral materials stone and metal an elegant narraJon opens in which the oval table and the suspension lamp in Traslux Crystal in a mac ﬁnish become the scenario in which table accessories, like small architectures , reveal the story of this unexpected collecJon, capturing the viewer's gaze in an almost dreamlike vision. The shades of green, the degrading shades from dark to light, the white veins, the translucent color of the Irish Green marble are emphasized by the combinaJon with the seducJve metal proposed in the sophisJcated Rose Gold color. www.antolini.com
Alessandro La Spada Soft silhouettes
Torn touches Marie Daâge presents its new permanent collection: ZEPHYR, inspired by the personification of the west or northwest wind in Greek mythology. This collection evokes the dynamics of movement given by a light brushstroke that wraps around the thin piece of porcelain carrying it away in an elegant and rhythmic dance. www.mariedaage.com
Address: Tres Alquerias, Carretera Cala en Blanes, 07760 Ciutadella, Minorca, Balearic Islands, Spain www.nonnabazaar.com
The Molteni Group inaugurated its ﬁrst Molteni&C|Dada Flagship Store in Amsterdam in collaboraJon with Co van der Host (one of the leading Dutch groups in the interior design ﬁeld). A space conceived in a completely innovaJve key, occupying no fewer than 3 levels of the Valley building, known for its irregular facade arJculated over green terraces designed by the famous landscape architect Piet Oudolf. Molteni&C|Dada Amsterdam Flagship Store distributes over 800m2 between the ground ﬂoor, the 26th and the 27th ﬂoors, linked by a private lip, which house the panoramic GREEN gastrobar, enJrely furnished with Molteni&C|Dada items, and curated by the chef Peter Lute.Address: Beethovenstraat 305, 1083 Amsterdam, the Netherlands www.moltenigroup.com
In June Zannier Hotels launched the ﬁrst site of the immersive new dining concept in Menorca: Nonna Bazaar. Rooted in the landscape, culture and cuisine of the region, the venue encompasses a farm to fork dining concept, alongside a fully supervised kids club, curated bouJque, farm shop, pétanque court , ancient chapel for private parJes and inJmate weddings, and programme of live music and cultural events.
A DIP IN THE POOL IS WHAT WE WANT ON A HOT SUMMER DAY. WE ARE SHOWING OUR UNIQUE LIST OF THE BEST 44 HOTEL POOLS, HANDPICKED FROM AROUND THE WORLD. THERE ARE PROPOSALS FOR BOTH ADVENTUROUS HOLIDAYS AND RELAXING WEEKENDS. Dream pools The Lap MaldivesReethiOne&OnlyPoolRah
&BEYOND SOSSUSVLEI DESERT LODGE Namibia Located in one of the oldest, driest and most pristine areas on Earth in the Namib Desert, the lodge oﬀers 10 beautifully appointed stone and glass suites, spread out along the curve of the escarpment, open onto ever-changing outlooks. The split level guest area is an inspired masterpiece of glass, rock and steel. Large glass panels fold away to reveal unobstructed desert vistas. Inviting amenities include a central island bar, comfortable sitting room, walk in cellar, interactive kitchen and rim ﬂow pool. Address: Sossusvlei, Namib-Naukluft ParkNamibia 44 | G&G _ Magazine
Address: Grand Anse Main Rd St Grenada GRENADA Grenada
Silversands Grenada is conceived antidote to the faceless homogenous luxury that forms the backdrop merry go round of the frequent traveler sleek and modern design is anchored stunning 100 m infinity pool the in the Caribbean. The pool leads Anse Beach, one of the top beaches world, with its two miles soft white clear waters and calm breezes.
SHANGRI LA PARIS
Address: 10 Av. d'Iéna, 75116 Paris, France
In the former home of Prince Roland Bonaparte, overlooking the Eiﬀel Tower and River Seine, after being lovingly restored to its former grandeur, No.10 avenue d’Iéna’s “Palais” was reborn as Shangri-La Paris. Centrally located in the 16th arrondissement, minutes from the Champs-Elysées, the hotel blends European grandeur with traditional Asian hospitality. Placed in what were once Prince Roland Bonaparte’s stables, the 17 by 6m swimming pool is bathed in natural daylight thanks to enormous glass windows. An outdoor terrace provides a tranquil space for guests to relax.
Address: ViaRegina, 40, 22012 Cernobbio, Italy
Overlooking one of the most romantic lakes in the world, Lake Como, Villa d’Este is surrounded by a wonderful 10 hectare private park. The rooms and suites, overlooking the lake or the park, are divided into two buildings: the Cardinal Building and the Queen’s Pavilion. Each one with its own style and colours, always in the name of comfort, is elegantly furnished with antique furniture, paintings and prints, VILLA D’ESTE
silks, precious velvets and luxurious marble bathrooms. Villa d'Este oﬀers an amazing swimming pool that ﬂoats at the edge of the lake: it is possible to perceive light waves of the lake and immerse yourself in a perfect moment of relaxation. In the evening, the swimming pool is illuminated, and together with the Villa d'Este, they create a breathtaking scenery.
THE SAROJIN KHAO LAK RESORT Thailand
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The Sarojin Khao Lak Resort is a secluded luxury boutique beach hideaway, amidst stunning nature alongside a heavenly 11 km white sand beach and within easy reach of Similan Islands, Phang Nga Bay and five stunning national parks. The resort comprises 56 luxury guest residences situated in 7 separate twostorey buildings, each intimately set within 10 acres of lush tropical gardens and direct access onto an 11 km secluded white sand beach. Careful design allows abundant space and privacy to blend harmoniously with nature. The Sarojin’s magnificent soul soothing aquamarine infinity pool is set amidst spacious and lush tropical gardens, blending harmoniously with nature. Every detail in the swimming pool’s design and service has been carefully made to reflect and create an oasis of pure relaxation.
Address: 60 Tambon Kukkak Takua Pa District, Phangnga 82190, Thailand
Singapore With over 2200 rooms and suites over 55 ﬂoors, Marina Bay Sands Hotel is the biggest hotel in Singapore and one of the busiest. It consists of three unique hotel towers crowned by the magniﬁcent Sands SkyPark an architectural masterpiece of 1.2 hectare tropical oasis with more than 700 trees and palms at the height of 200 m.
Address: 10BayfrontAve, 018956 Singapore
Here, the 150-metre inﬁnity swimming pool (the world’s largest rooftop inﬁnity pool at that height) oﬀers spectacular views of the South China Sea or Marina Bay and the Singapore skyline.
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HOTEL FASANO RIO DE JANEIRO Brazil
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Situated on Avenida Vieira Souto, in the heart of Ipanema beach, Hotel Fasano Rio de Janeiro combines the sophistication with modernity and eﬃciency in design and service. The hotel is the ﬁrst project designed entirely from scratch by Philippe Starck in Brazil. From the 50's and 60's style furniture to the vintage uniforms designed exclusively for the structure, everything has been thought out to reverberate the glorious Bossa Nova era, when Ipanema was blossoming into the most charming neighborhood of Rio. The rooftop inﬁnity pool oﬀers an unparalleled panoramic view of Ipanema beach, from the never before seen angle that engulfs Arpoador, the Two Brothers Mountain and even the Corcovado.
Address: Av. Vieira Souto 80, 22420 002 Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Spain Bless Hotel Ibiza is located in Es Canar, one of the most authentic and charismatic areas of Ibiza. Life’s pleasures, Epicurus’s hedonistic philosophy and the elegance of Coco Chanel all come together in the rooms of BLESS Hotel Ibiza. An energy on this side of the island, that equally attracts and relaxes, surrounds the hotel. With a unique and irreplaceable style inspired by the designs of Coco Chanel, each room presents an iconic and eclectic Mediterranean environment. The hotel's Llum Pool Club offers the sophisticated cocktails and curious blends of Mediterranean flavours. Here, the infinity pool is the jewel of the structure: with its soft curves it takes guests on a journey of relaxation and wellbeing.
Address: Playa, Av Cala Nova, 07849 Ibiza, BalearicIslands,Spain
NUSA DUA BALI Indonesia Address: Kawasan Sawangan, Jl. Raya Nusa Dua Selatan Jl. Nusa Dua, Benoa, Kec. Kuta Sel., KabupatenBadung, 80363, Bali,Indonesia 52 | G&G _ Magazine
Located at a premium beach location, along a secluded white sand shoreline Nusa Dua, the resort offers an unparalleled comfort and style. Its modern take on local culture and traditions along with multicultural influences represents DNA of the resort that can be seen at every turn. Mulia Resort has 526 superbly designed guest rooms accompanied by luxurious pools: each pool with its charms and unique angles for picture perfect moments. In particular, Oasis Pool is perfect infinity pool only steps from Indian Ocean. Along the two edges there are the signature Balinese inspired statues of ladies harvesting rice signifying prosperity and wealth in this ultimate luxurious surrounding. RESORT -
ZANNIER HOTELS OMAANDA Namibia savannas to the distant Khomas Hochland plateau. Precious antiques, traditional fabrics and authentic ceramics continue the cultural context of the rush thatched round huts, each with their own sunken bathtub and panoramic terrace. Majestic yet melting into the background, the 15 by 4 m heated outdoor inﬁnity pool oﬀers a superb view over the savannah, from sunrise to midnight dip. Address: Farm n° 78, Rest of Ondekaremba Farm Kapps, Farm, Windhoek East, Namibia A seamless sense of place resonates at Zannier Hotels Omaanda through traditional Owambo architecture and elevated views stretching across soul
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THE OBEROI UDAIVILAS India reﬂect the layout of Udaipur itself; whose seven lakes are linked by canals. The reﬂecting pools and fountains play an important part in the overall design. These impart a diﬀerent ambience at various times of the day, augmented by the soothing sound of trickling or cascading Addresswater.: Badi Gorela Mulla Talai Rd, Haridas Ji Ki Magri, Pichola Udaipur,Rajasthan, India Fondly known as the “City of Lakes”, Udaipur, the erstwhile capital of the Kingdom of Mewar, is resplendent with vast hilltop forts, palaces, temples and gardens that serve as reminders of its majestic history. Here, located on the banks of Lake Pichola, the Oberoi Udaivilas is spread over 121.406m² of luxuriant gardens with an intricate layout of interconnecting domes and corridors that
PALÁCIO TANGARÁ Brazil Palácio Tangará is exceptionally located in the heart of São Paulo, with easy access to the main business, leisure and culture districts of the city. The hotel brings the reﬁned European hospitality combined with Brazilian art de vivre to the biggest city of Latin America. Guests are welcomed with a reﬁned contemporary décor, bathed in natural daylight throughout its spacious rooms and suites, variety of culinary venues signed by Chef Jean Georges Vongerichten as well as the state of the art recreational and well being facilities. The property also enjoys a semi Olympic climatised outdoor pool, embraced by the lush greenery of Burle Marx Park.
Address: Rua Deputado Laércio Corte, 1 501 Panamby, 05706 290 SãoPaulo,Brazil
Address: Κολυμπήθρες 844 01, Paros Island, Greece
Projected by Interior Design Laboratorium, Parīlio, a member of Design Hotels, is a project inspired by the stripped splendor of Cycladic architecture, the pure land of Paros island and the unique light of the sun. At the exterior, the ultimate focus of the hotel are the bright yellow tents that are one of the most characteristic elements of the hotel. The chairs and tables on the suite balconies are designed by Vincent Van Duysen while the visitor’s eye can most certainly not resist the hotel’s pool, with the natural rock that emerges from the crystal waters. The pool is designed like a cross that faces the entrance which frames the cliﬀ of the ancient Acropolis. A strong image which emphasizes the meaning of the Cycladic landscape as well as the unique way in which it can be merged with the architecture presence.
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Address: 57WitthayuRd,KhwaengLumphini, Khet PathumWan, 10330 Bangkok,Thailand
THE OKURA Thailand
The Okura Prestige Bangkok luxury and comfort. The the award winning Park building which is situated the city’s Central Business Wireless Road, close to the United Kingdom, United Japan.. All 240 hotel rooms city views through triple panoramic windows that both heat and noise majestically above the hubbub city centre and boasting of glinting skyscrapers below, the 25-metre inﬁnity edge swimming pool at the 25th ﬂoor of The Okura Prestige Bangkok is an engineering marvel that will take your breath away. It is a perfect spot to relax, swim or simply to cool oﬀ after a work out in the adjacent ﬁtness. Relaxation sun loungers are located around the pool and a menu is available that oﬀers an attractive range of food and beverages.
The hotel enjoys a secluded location in the heart of The Rocks whilst being positioned a short stroll to the CBD and all of Sydney's iconic locations, making it a haven for VIP’s.
Whether finalising high end business deals, landing in Sydney for a promotional tour or escaping for some personal pampering, a sense of retreat is what you feel when you are a guest at our hotel. Comprising of 98 lavish rooms and suites, The Langham Sydney embodies modern luxury and timeless elegance. The hotel stands out for its The Day Spa by Chuan with pale stone columns and a star-dappled sky ceiling (a painted replica of the Southern Hemisphere, of which you can see reflections of the constellations when the water is still). There are also two delightful murals of Bondi Beach in the 90s.
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THE LANGHAM SYDNEY Australia
Address: 89 113 Kent Street Sydney,Australia
Part of the Oetker Collection portfolio of masterpiece hotels, the Hotel du Cap Eden Roc is situated at the furthest tip of Cap d’Antibes in a park of 22.5 acres. The establishment oﬀers 118 gorgeous rooms designed with French panache. They are situated in three diﬀerent locations around the hotel: in the original Villa Soleil, the Eden Roc Pavilion with the sea right below, and the Les Deux Fontaines residence. The hotel's pinewood with its fragrance and a romantic rose-garden ﬂanks a majestic alley leading to the Eden Roc Pavilion. Here, carved out of the rocks, the heated seawater inﬁnity swimming pool overlooking the Mediterranean is without a doubt one of the most emblematic venues of the whole property.
Address: 167 165 Bd J. F. Kennedy, 06160 Antibes,France
HOTEL DU CAP-EDEN-ROC France
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HOTEL LA PALMA
Addresscushions.:Corso UmbertoI, 33, 28838 Stresa,Italy
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Situated on the lakefront at Stresa just a short walk from the centre of the town, Hotel La Palma stands out for its essential contemporary design, both indoor and exterior. The lake is as the star of the hotel's concept: to be experienced and enjoyed at all times of the day, in a continuous dialogue between the shapes of the interiors and the surrounding scenery. The hotel offers an infinity pool from which you can admire the waters and the shores of the lake, and you will feel like you are touching the lake, with the Borromean Islands always present in front of you. The pool features an innovative design, including a main pool and a smaller one reserved for children, with a total length of about 22 m. Small peninsulas
Address: Oia, 84702, Santorini, Greece
Carved into the rugged Caldera cliﬀs, Mystique, a Luxury Collection Hotel, overlooks the turquoise expanse of the Aegean Sea that encircles the island of Santorini. Designed by Interior Design Laboratorium, using Cycladic architecture where gentle curves and sculpted arches blend with a muted colour palette and light enhancing spaces, the hotel emanates a carefree spirit and exclusive feel, while oﬀering gloriously open horizons. Linked by a network of cobbled pathways, Mystique’s 41 suites and villas boast panoramic sea views across to the active volcano that has shaped this exceptional island. The inﬁnity pool is something of superb: its crystalline waters blend with the landscape and, with its projection, it seems to ﬂoat above the sea once immersed.
Designed by OHLAB, Can Bordoy Grand House & Garden is a small 24 room hotel with a magniﬁcent garden, swimming pool, spa and panoramic terrace, located in La Lonja neighborhood, the heart of the historic center of Palma de Mallorca. A series of architectural strategies were designed and developed throughout the building as a collection of distinctive contemporary interventions in dialogue with the existing building. On the ground ﬂoor a green corridor of vegetation invades the dining rooms connecting the garden with the courtyard and the street. In the main staircase, the skylight is ﬂooded with water becoming a small pool with a transparent bottom that creates a play of light through the water, ﬂooding the staircase with caustic reﬂections.
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Address: Carrer delForn delaGlòria14, 07012 Palma, Illes Balears, Spain
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With a prime location at the famous shopping district Passeig de Gràcia, Mandarin Oriental, Barcelona is housed in the re development of an elegant mid 20th Century building. The 120 rooms and suites hotel offers highly stylised and spectacularly creative interiors in contemporary design by internationally renowned Spanish designer Patricia Urquiola. The hotel also offers exceptional
MANDARIN ORIENTAL, BARCELONA Spain services and facilities including Terrat, a truly memorable dining experience setting on top of Mandarin Oriental, Barcelona. It oﬀers an incredible 360 views of the city that it's possible to admire also from the adjacent 12 metre spa lap pool, or from the comfortable sun loungers that separate Terrat from the pool area Pg. de Gràcia, 38 40, 08007 Barcelona, Spain
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Address: Jl BelimbingSariTambiyak, Pecatu, SouthKuta,BadungRegency,Bali,Indonesia
Alila Villas Uluwatu has brought about an exquisite luxury resort that marries a striking design aesthetic with environmental sustainability. Set against a rocky Bali Savannah landscape, Alila Villas Uluwatu’s architectural framework was speciﬁcally drawn up by award winning design ﬁrm WOHA to follow environmentally sustainable design principles without compromising on style. Adding to the spoils is yet another luxury The spatial living space from indoors to outdoors where the horizons meet is complemented by walkways and bridges that connect the relaxation pavilions and pools to the spacious areas.
ALILA VILLAS ULUWATU Indonesia
ONE&ONLY REETHI RAH Maldives
One&Only Reethi Rah is located in the North Malé Atoll, a jewel among a string of coral atolls, lagoons and white sands. 122 resort villas are discreetly positioned along the sweeping bays of the island. There are three stunning swim pools, each with its own tropical setting and striking features.
Address: Reethi Rah, 08440, North Malé Atoll, Malé, Maldives
The iconic 30 metre Lap Pool stretches out into the lagoon with its immersive design creating the illusion you are floating in the ocean. It also features a built-in Jacuzzi and a carved stone lounge bed, while thatched break out space on the surrounding sands make it a stylish chill out spot.
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137 PILLARS SUITES & RESIDENCES Thailand Set in the heart of the Sukhumvit Thonglor area, 137 Pillars Suites & Residences Bangkok wows with a blend of warm Thai design and modern urban ﬂair complemented by elegant suites, inﬁnity pools, stunning views, and traditional hospitality values. The rooftop inﬁnity-edge pool is a design marvel that let you unwind high above the hustle and bustle of Bangkok. Accompanied by Cabanas, here, you can completely relax with a spectacular 360 degree city view. Address: 59/1 Soi Sukhumvit 39, Khlong Tan Nuea, Watthana, 10110 Bangkok,Thailand
Situated adjacent to the famed 88 storey PETRONAS Twin Towers, the hotel’s strategic location guarantees that guests are at the centre of both the leisure and business aspects of the city. The hotel features 629 guestrooms, including 20 elegantly appointed suites and 40 executive apartments. Thoughtfully designed with comfort in mind, the rich woods, plush fabrics, and engaging artworks will appeal to the most discerning traveler. For the ultimate approach to the well being of body, mind and soul, the hotel proposes fitness and recreational facilities second to none. The infinity-edge outdoor swimming pool offers an amazing city views; guests can also take advantage of the plush cabanas and sun loungers while sipping on refreshing beverage and light snacks from AQUA Restaurant & Bar.
Address: KualaLumpurCity Centre, 50088 Kuala Lumpur,Malaysia
MANDARIN ORIENTAL, KUALA LUMPUR Malaysia
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Sparkling waters, vibrant gardens, majestic sea and dramatic mountains as seen through the grand windows in all 158 tasteful, well-appointed guestrooms and suites heighten the calming eﬀect of the natural and timeless environment at The Chedi Muscat. Beyond their generous dimensions, in-room luxury comforts and panoramic views of the gardens or the Gulf, all Deluxe Club Rooms, Deluxe Club Terrace Rooms and Chedi Club Suites confer privileged access to The Club Lounge. The Chedi Muscat includes three outdoor swimming pools, each carefully calibrated to maintain average water temperatures between a 28 30ºC year round. The region’s longest swimming pool by far, the aptly named Long Pool is perfect for serious workouts at 103-metres in length and conveniently located in front of the health and spa facilities. This elongated swim spot is surrounded by generously sized sunbeds and a guests only dining area where Japanese classics and modern twists on Asian dishes ﬁll the healthy menu.
THE CHEDI MUSCAT Oman
Address: 133 18thNovemberSt Muscat, Oman
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Contessina Hotel is situated in Tsilivi at a small distance from the center and only a quick walk to the beach and Zante town.
Designed by Block722, the hotel oﬀers a "holistic" experience of relaxation in harmony with the nature. Satisfying modern needs, connecting with the local architecture and respecting the natural environment were the dominant design goals. The wet element plays a prominent role in all the spaces, which in fact develop around the pool, the "social heart” of the complex and a meeting point for visitors. The rooms are arranged around it; in this way one has the possibility to experience either an extroverted and social stay, or a private experience, choosing the rooms that face the garden and oﬀer privacy.
Address: Akrotiriou Gerakariou, 29100 Tsilivi, Greece
Address: Via Roma, 2, 84010 - Conca dei Marini, Italy
MONASTERO SANTA ROSA HOTEL & SPA Italy
Originally a Dominican monastery built in the 17th C., Monastero Santa Rosa sits perched majestically along the heart of the Amalfi Coast within the fishing village of Conca dei Marini, conveniently located between Amalfi and Positano. Comprised over two generous levels, the 20 rooms and suites, where the monastery’s nuns once lived out their lives, offer both privacy and exclusivity, while offering the intimacy and familiarity of staying in a home away from home. Seamlessly architecturally sculpted into the rock-base cliff of Monte San Pancrazio at the lowest level of Santa Rosa’s sloping cascade of gardens, the elliptically shaped freshwater infinity pool blends into the sea, disappearing between the horizon and sky.
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Sri Lanka Located in the exclusive resident neighbourhood of Cinnamon Gardens, Jetwing Colombo Seven is the ideal place to immerse yourself in the diverse spirit of Sri Lankan capital tropical capital. The rooms have a modern minimalist ambience that is invitingly comfortable in keeping to the hotel's hospitality. At the top, an illuminated inﬁnity pool allows to the guests to admire skyscrapers juxtapose urban greenery of the city. Next to it, with immense windows letting out to a metro landscape and an abundance of natural light, the rooftop restobar completes the Addressambiance.:57
desert coastline of Los sand and sea converge Las Ventanas al Paraíso, Resort consistently redeﬁnes pleasure with unequaled attention to detail. Besides, the of the resort creates a setting for Los Cabos at the water’s edge with the sea, the resort’s has become synonymous Ventanas experience. The curves of the expansive add to the serene where you can relax in with the surroundings. A the adjacent Sea Grill delicious refreshments throughout the day.
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LAS VENTANAS AL PARAÍSO, A ROSEWOOD RESORT Mexico
Address: 1KayentaRd,84741 0285UT, USA
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An otherworldly desert retreat, Amangiri is situated on 600 pristine acres in Canyon Point, Southern Utah. Located in the centre of the Grand Circle, the all season 34 suite resort, its extensive Aman Spa and its secluded satellite camp known as Camp Sarika by Amangiri are tucked into a protected valley with sweeping views towards the Grand Staircase Escalante National Monument. The resort’s Central Pavilion is approached via a winding road through starkly beautiful desert scenery. Built around the main swimming pool, which embraces a dramatic stone escarpment, the Central Pavilion houses an elegant restaurant, private dining room, living room, library and gallery.
Located a few minutes away centre and shopping area, Como is ideally situated attractions while offering views of Lake Como. Thanks ‘Confirmed Connecting Rooms offering the first booking its kind by a major hotel can now confirm their connecting the time of booking to Hilton Lake Como features on the rooftop at 6th floor lake, open and heated Terrazza 241, the hotel's rooftop poolside cocktails and light and upscale dining and live to complete the atmosphere Address: ViaBorgo Vico 241, 22100 HILTON LAKE COMO Italy
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LA MAMOUNIA Morocco La Mamounia is a palace hotel in the heart of Marrakesh that oﬀers unique experiences, incomparable and inimitable emotions and unforgettable moments. The hotel oﬀers 135 rooms and 71 suites where the quintessence of Moroccan craftsmanship is expressed in all its splendor, alongside impeccable contemporary decoration. Under a magniﬁcent painted ceiling in the heart of the Spa, La Mamounia’s indoor heated ozone swimming pool allows you to relax in a hushed, dreamy atmosphere.
Address: Avenue Bab Jdid, 40040 Marrakesh, Morocco
Address: Address Beach Resort, The Walk JumeirahBeachResidence Dubai,UAE ADDRESS BEACH RESORT UAE
Aesthetically designed, Address Beach Resort is an unmissable structure landmark project nestled in The Beach Jumeirah Beach Residence, featuring 77 story towers, connected with the tallest inhabited sky bridge in the world. Located on the top, the outdoor infinity pool the adjacent Asian fusion restaurant, ZETA Seventy Seven, became the gem of resort. Guests can enjoy the unparalleled panoramic views of the Arabian Gulf, Palm Jumeirah, Dubai Marina, and the iconic Dubai (Dubai Eye) directly by the pool.
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Lying within an oasis of palm and olive trees close to the ancient city of Marrakech, the walled resort is situated on the southern road to Ouarzazate, the gateway to the Sahara Desert. Water is the unifying element of Amanjena. Central to the resort is a bassin, inspired by the ancient irrigation pool in Marrakech’s 12th century Menara Gardens. Two long canals ﬂow from the central bassin and these nurture the resort gardens, full of orange-ﬂame bougainvillea and hibiscus. Set around the bassin beneath stuccoed domes, 40 suites are elegant dwellings featuring graceful archways, vaulted ceilings and garden courtyards. The resort’s main swimming pool is 33 metres long, heated and ﬁnished in glittering green zellij tiles. Loungers and parasols line the main pool’s terrace.
Address: Route de Ouarzazate km 12, 40000 Marrakech,Morocco
Flanked by a tropical rainforest, limestone cliﬀs and the emerald waters of the Andaman Sea, the natural beauty is not lacking here. Gazing out across the garden or oﬀering partial sea views, the resort's spacious pavilions and villas are crafted from rich tropical woods and Spanish marble, with Moorish and Malay artefacts. The sprawling Family Pool features four swimming pools; thanks to its waterfalls, fountains and underwater jets, it allows to have a one of a kind wellness adventure, wrapped in the abundance and energy of the Addressmangroves.:JalanTanjung Rhu, 07000 Langkawi, Kedah,Malaysia LANGKAWI Malaysia
FOUR SEASONS RESORT
Scattered with Unesco protected ruins, the beach fringed Peloponnese has been at the heart of Greek culture for millennia Resting on the east coast of the Peloponnese near Porto Heli, Amanzoe is a modern-day Acropolis from which 360degree views encompass olive groves and the Aegean sea. Cabanas, pavilions and villas all offer private pools with stunning views and fragrant gardens. While the Reflection Pool wraps around the main pavilion, a bridge just above the water level takes guests into the structure to enter Next to it there is another similar bridge to note, which leads to a circular shaped podium where you can enjoy a delicious dinner and enjoy the breathless panorama.
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AQUA DOME Austria
Längenfeld presents a unique world of thermal baths and saunas. The the open air thermal baths “fresh from the valley” are distinguished by its three futuristic basin pools that seem to ﬂoat themselves.
Addresspanorama.: Oberlängenfeld 140, 6444 Oberlängenfeld, Austria
It’s truly a masterpiece of architecture that is harmoniously one with nature. A lighted glass cone encloses the beautifully executed basin formation and provides an open view of the heavenly mountain
Nestled in the breath-taking nature of the Ötztal valley, surrounded by the serene majesty of the mountains, the 4-star superior Hotel AQUA DOME Tirol Therme
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BLESS HOTEL MADRID Spain style bathtubs and outdoor hydro massage baths, including the designer electric ﬁreplaces. Each of the rooms and suites have a unique and special feature for a memorable stay. On the top of BLESS Hotel Madrid, an Amazon style setting with an Asian twist, where you can enjoy spectacular views of the city, houses the refreshing pool and its rooftop bar Picos
Located on the sophisticated 'Golden Mile', among the most exclusive shops in the luxurious Salamanca neighbourhood, BLESS Hotel Madrid is located in a historic building featuring the work of top interior designer Lázaro Rosa Violán. The luxury rooms and suites are inspired by Madrid's elegant houses of the aristocratic Salamanca neighbourhood of 19th century. The warmth of wood, the large windows, the magniﬁcent terraces, the divine dressing rooms, the indoor period
The subterranean Spa features cavernous rock walls, arches and tunnels, with numerous water features throughout the facility. Guests can revitalize mind, body and spirit with therapeutic treatments including, body and skin therapies, facials, wraps hydrotherapy, aromatherapy, massages, and hand & foot rituals. As the sun sets, ﬁreplaces, starlight, candlelight, and moonlight add a warm glow to the breathtaking stone facility.
The Omni Grove Park Inn is a historic resort built along the Blue Ridge Mountains, just minutes from downtown Asheville, North Carolina. The Spa with its pool presents an area’s prominent natural surroundings by bringing the outdoors in with mineral water, natural light and rock formations.
THE OMNI GROVE PARK INN USA
Address: 290 Macon Avenue, 28804 Asheville,NorthCarolina,USA
Set on a perfect crescent shaped, white sand beach, Le Barthélemy was designed expressly to capture the essence of St. Barths; harmonious with its surrounding environment, a product of place, purpose and time. The interiors were designed by internationally acclaimed interior architect Sybille de Margerie, who has gained recognition for creating breath taking spaces that reﬂect not only their particular location but that conjure an emotional response. Sybille de Margerie’s interiors combine modernity with Caribbean authenticity, oﬀering perfect comfort in symbiosis with the environment. Space and light are clear inspirations: white, blue, and sandy tones, in soft and fresh hues, are omnipresent. The atmosphere is light and airy allowing for a smooth circulation between the hotel's principal spaces. The hotel's swimming pool is located right next to the beach, facing the sea: you can feel the sea breeze and admire this scenic landscape directly from the pool. Around it, a series of sun loungers, both in the sun and in the shade, guarantee comfort for a relaxing stay.
BARTHÉLEMY HOTEL & SPA
Address: BaiedeGrandCuldeSac, 97133, SaintBarthélemy, FrenchWest Indies LE Saint-Barthélemy
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With a spectacular setting in the rolling hills of Andalusia, the independently run Finca Cortesin is the epitome of reﬁned, yet relaxed Mediterranean living, set in one of the region’s most sought after enclaves. On a 532 acre estate and surrounded by nature, Finca Cortesin comprises an award winning 67 suite hotel, stunning contemporary designed villas for rental, one of the best championship golf courses in the world, an outstanding spa and sports facilities, exclusive shopping boutique, contemporary art gallery, and a Beach Club. Between the resort’s four swimming pools, the outdoor 35 m inﬁnity pool located at The Beach Club stands out for the view of the Andalusian landscape it oﬀers.
Address: CarreteraCasares, km2, 29690 Casares, Málaga,Spain
FINCA CORTESIN Spain
Deep in the Empty Quarter lies Qasr Al Sarab Desert Resort by Anantara, a palace that rises from the flame-coloured sands like a mirage. In this 5 star hotel oasis, a fortress of turrets, courtyards and fountains houses spacious rooms and suites, while pool villas stand apart facing the sunset. A separate structure houses the fully renovated, family friendly swimming pool; it's also equipped with a lounge area and the refreshing Naseem Pool AddressBar.:Qasr
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Al Sarab Desert Resort, Al Mirayr AbuDhabi,UAE
Address: AlBustanSt, Muscat 114, Oman
overlooked by the Al Hajar Mountains, Al Bustan Palace, a Ritz-Carlton Hotel stands proudly as one of the sultanate's landmarks. The hotel’s 250 renovated suites and guest rooms captivate the imagination with contemporary design, organic materials and traditional Omani accents. This luxury resort has six refreshing pools accompanied by verdant gardens. The main one is located right in front of the structure with a priceless view from directly on the Gulf of Oman.
AL BUSTAN PALACE, A RITZ CARLTON HOTEL Oman
People from Ukraine READ NOW G&G Magazine released an exclusive edition in support of Ukraine that goes beyond the ordinary its issues. It’ s probably more than just pages where you will find design updates and trendy projects. With this edition, we want to inspire people to create and not be silent, and above all to show our closeness to the Ukrainian people.
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Photography by Prue Ruscoe In the eastern suburb of Sydney of Darlinghurst, YSG Studio projected a penthouse with a colourful furnishing selections and a Rushcutters Bay view.
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The design team has decided to drop the ceiling to accommodate services in one corner of the rectangular living area, staining its timber surface black for cossetting appeal. Extending towards the lift lobby, a mechanical sliding main entrance connects the two zones, creating an intimate vestibule like lounge/library. Musk, lilac and plum are the trifecta hues within the open living area with citrus accents introduced via golden bands encircling the illuminated Murano glass totems and an amber porthole piercing the sliding entrance door.
he design team of YSG Studio has gutted the entire penthouse, from ﬂooring to overhead lighting, transforming it into an immersiveT haven for the owners. Oversized soft landings, deep piled custom rugs and stone surfaces with planetary swirls levitate within. Counterbalancing the sobriety of the box-like architectural frame shrouded in glass, they demarcate zones within the expansive living area.
The overall scheme is literally conveyed like a colour wheel key to the home via the dining table co designed with Adam Goodrum. Its graphic wreath like exposed mortise detailing (which flows down the legs) depicts the dominant shades of the Ashome.consummate entertainers, the clients requested ”conversational custom pieces”. A ganache rich ‘wall’ of joinery forms the backdrop to the kitchen’s kinetic drama.
The watermarked taﬀeta-like veneer responds to the harbor's rippled surface, heightening the solid, swirling mass of the utilities bench before it. The designers clad it in mis matched oversized Lapis blue granite tiles (plus the surface of the quirky mobile drinks trolley with its integrated lamp). Cut from slabs to resolve lift height restrictions preventing the transport of solid pieces, they set the theme for graphic walls animated by glossy Moroccan tiles.
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“The mood is revelatory and futuristic, with an upbeat dose of Pedro Almodóvar’s cinematic Contemporaryeccentricity. Spanish tapas bars and their liberal use of tiling, surrealism, and rich colour gradations evoking a material take on the northern lights were our inspiration.”
Integrated downlights pool a warm glow upon domestic vignettes with museum like ﬁnesse, matching the book display unit in the vestibule. The deep L shaped balcony resonates with graphic shades of blue tethering the eye to both the kitchen and the harbor's depth beyond.
Adding sculptural appeal, an oﬀset ﬂoating plinth with a curved return sits upon drum legs beside the kitchen counter. A plum toned fulcrum supporting a 360 degree rotating granite ‘platter’ (an entertaining device for canapés or cheese) connects the two Mountedstructures.in lithe steel frames, glass shelving was attached to the joinery wall to avoid a heavy, blunt kitchen return.
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Initiating more storage was tricky with so many glass walls, so all the custom beds feature cavities beneath them to maintain the streamlined appeal of the walls.
Within the master bedroom, the upholstered bedhead with integrated side tables features stained zebra veneers crowned with Calacatta Viola marble. A solar system of blown glass lighting in berry shades orbits above. Always in the same tones, the bed lines together with the white cream rug complete the décor. This room has also been extended upon the balcony to accommodate a study nook and generous walk in wardrobe and created a verdant entertaining oasis outdoors that blocks prying eyes from neighbouring towers.
“Light, crisp layers of marble articulate the vanities in the bathrooms, wrapping around shower walls with a futuristic 2001 Space Odyssey meets Mies van der Rohe’s Barcelona pavilion vibe.”
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The penthouse’s material advantage comes via the use of luxe elements including marble. Applied in light, crisp layers within the bathrooms and powder room and atop coﬀee plus bedside tables, its gestural patterns impart a sense of playfulness. So streamlined is the vanity ledge in the master en suite with its integrated shallow sinks that its swirling veins grant the illusion of levitation. A splash back wraps around the shower recesses providing a practical ledge for accessories, ending mid gait to avoid enclosing the expansive nature of the white tiles. Flipping the materials, the guest bathroom reveals a similar layout, only Moroccan tiles replace the onyx splash back stretching across the shower wall.
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Amici Buro designed an apartment in the old Parisian foundation preserving its history.
T composition is the ﬁrst thing that catches the eye, as is a laconic poster on the wall by the Ukrainian interior designer and artist Olga Fradina. The chairs by Zara Home and Driade have become the companions of kooku design table. The ergonomic kitchen from Armony Cucine in gray porcelain stoneware and wood ﬁts into the main range of the studio.
he cornice of the apartment in a classic style, the wooden parquet and the doors have remained intact. All this is immediately noticeable as soon as you enter the heart of the apartment: a large day area consisting of living room, dining zone and kitchen everything is Uponconnected.entering the room, the dining "We dreamed of working on an apartment in the old foundation. It so happened that the old foundation turned out to be French, which largely dictated the basis of the design and its stylistics."
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The living room represents the main recreation area of the house; it occupies the second part of the room. Semicircle and circle are the ﬁgures dictated by the positioning of the recreation area can be traced on all furniture. This technique helped to tear the upholstered furniture from the walls and made room for free movement between the spaces. For example, the sofa by Paolo Castelli with its soft curves and light shades together with the round carpet are evident in the whole design. As well as the small round steel table that matches the ﬂoor lamp with its curved leg, also in steel. Olga Fradkina's posters are featured here as well and are accompanied by bright accents on the walls. Another element to note is the ﬁreplace of course. Although it is small, there is a gray colored frame that infuses it and makes it very captivating.
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The living room leads to the study which includes a workplace and a recreation area. The table and the lamp by & Tradition created a workplace and a comfortable upholstered chair by Artifort completed them. Bright blue textured wall panel was chosen to match the Ligne Roset sofa of the same color. While the unusually shaped Ultrafragola pink mirror brought even more playfulness to the office.
The child's room has a two story solid wood structure that includes a sleeping place, a sofa and a recreation and play area on the second floor. Circles in the shape of Vibia handles, ceiling lights and appliques support the main figure of the project. To preserve the mobility of the lighting that is important for the study and at the same time not clutter up the functional desk, the designers inscribed an Artemide guide lamp above the desk, on the ceiling.
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The parents’ bedroom are in warm brown tones. The designers deliberately did not include bright color accents to make the room as recreational as possible. Letti Jack bed by Bolzan on high legs visually facilitated the bedroom space. An accent pendant lamp from Cattelan was added. The wardrobe is open with built in warm light illumination.
As the laundry room is a room that leads to the main bathroom, the washer, dryer and all household chemicals are hidden behind the wooden facades of the ergonomic cabinets. The ﬂoor and wall ﬁnishes of these two rooms are made of the same Thematerials.texture of 41zero42’s marble tiles
traditionally complements the classic style. Thanks to natural light and a large mirror, the bathroom is very bright and spacious. The pedestal facade under the sinks is made of the same veneer as the kitchen. This technique created a commonality of all the main rooms in the apartment.
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Photography by Ishita Sitwala The founder of Purple Backyard, Kumpal Vaid and her team designed the residence in Pune in a chic transitional style with roots in the concept of Hiwaga (a Philippine word that means to evoke a sense of wonder).
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The brick cladding, white metal profile windows, lush indoor greens, chic brass and antique gold accents, a soothing colour palette and textured walls tie the 6000 square feet house together, every room in the house has been designed to evoke an undeniable sense of Hiwaga.
"My personal style is rooted in Indian heritage but I also incorporate tranquil qualities of zen culture. So when it comes to this house in particular, it’s about building the narrative of Zen like feel that connects every space."
apartments into a single construct. The home embraces the client’s exuberance of finally building a dream family home and has been designed to spark joy within all those who inhabit the space.
The main door celebrates the natural texture and tones of wood with subtle textural details that balance the simplicity with a level of complexity. With a brick wood and the wood accent light with black metal colour palette and subtle transitional undertones, the entryway lends to the peaceful atmosphere of the house.
Entrance leads to the common areas with zones being demarcated through a subtle transition in materials or the use of anchoring elements that give each room a unique vibe.
The formal living room creates the feeling of wonder through the rich balance of design styles and elements brought together by classic lines juxtaposed with hues and furnishings that are more modern in spirit with multiple visually linked seating options.
N estled amidst lush landscapes in a quaint corner of Pune, the house is a duplex that brings together the grandiose of villas and utility of
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In the dining space, a solid wood table alludes a connection with the outdoors. Beyond the dining there is an outdoor seating with a mandir in the backdrop, adding to the tranquility of the space. Connecting with the dining is the open plan kitchen with ivory cabinetry.
While the powder bathroom is an amalgamation of the transitional chic kitchen and the farmhouse/rustic dining room. The use of playful patterns lends to the feeling of wonder.
"Objects in the space appear to be simple overall but they include subtle details, such as textures, that balance simplicity with complexity and give a timeless quality to the space. This balance of simplicity and complexity ensures that one does not tire of the space but constantly finds new meanings and enriched beauty that causes its aesthetic value to grow and adapt with the family’s changing needs over the years.”
A curved and arched ﬂuted entry passage, leading to the master bedroom, draws an individual into an unexpected yet carefully coordinated space while creating the feeling of wonder and an element of surprise. Simple silhouettes counterbalanced by nuanced, abstract, and rounded elements keep the eye moving around the room. Here, the designers
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opted for the vitriﬁed ﬂooring. The louvered sliding wood door leads to the semi open deck inspired by Japanese Thehomes.kids’ bedroom is gender neutral with playful elements. Pops of colour from their various toys and playthings and hexagonal white & yellow tile ﬂooring create a unique vibe for the space.
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The staircase leads to the second ﬂoor that opens to the lounge area with a zen touch with minimal natural tones. This area forms the highlight: an open, unrestricted habitat in which the rooms dissolve easily into each other, doorways are designed as visual portals between common spaces and create a feeling of Hiwaga as one moves between spaces.
The outdoor seating lounge has white patterned ﬂoor from rawsteen while the brick wall with concrete seating enveloped in greens. The roman bamboo blinds bathe the space in soft natural light, exposed wood rafters, raw edge & live wood log center table.
"My style is rooted in designing decluttered spaces with a zen quality to them. We focus on how transitional a space can be but also try to borrow from many styles and bring it cohesively together in a zen space.”
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The second ﬂoor also includes the son’s bedroom. The designers opted for two types of walls: wallpaper with a checkered print on one side and the monotony of beige on the other. On the walls we also ﬁnd white panels at the bottom thus creating a sense of depth. The furniture present is simple: white, with square shapes. Through the door, on which the wallpaper and panels have been applied to make it less appealing, you enter the walk in closet with a simple design. Next, there is also an attached bathroom with a terrazzo counter and natural brick tiles on the walls.
"Colour has been used to produce a sense of wonder while giving individuality to each room. Understated, not innocent. Subdued colours, overlaid with tones of grey and white to allow for a space that exudes tranquillity while inducing a sense of awe.”
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Breath Fresh Air Shlomit Zeldman transformed a spacious house for a couple and their five children into a lively and inviting family space located in the Sharon Region (Israel). Photography by Shai Gil of
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According to Zeldman, the owner loves to cook and entertain, thus the kitchen is a very active and dominant area in the home and much of the attention and investment were dedicated to its design. This is continued by an outdoor kitchen, and both are often used simultaneously.
Fishbone parquet floors add to the richness of the space and its design. The kitchen is monochrome with touch open cabinets, the appliances are hidden, and minimalist
"This couple hired my services to renovate a part of their property, with a focus on repositioningexistingreplacingandthepool.”
front gates. It is made of large concrete slabs with irregular spacing that allows vegetation to grow and leads to a large black entrance door as well as to the swimming pool. Upon entry to the property, a large dining area is revealed a symbolic look that reflects the owners love of entertaining. An unusual large 4m long black brass table was positioned in the center of the dining area, which is located between the kitchen and the swimming pool, creating an inviting and pleasant dining experience.
A spacious kitchen is located to the left of the dining area. It is abundant in storage space, kitchen appliances, and worktops yet still maintains a clean minimalist look.
he garden surrounds most of the property. The pathway to the house is visible upon entry through the minimalist opaque
T lighting was ﬁtted along a thin hanging proﬁle to maintain a clean look.
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“The owners are art lovers, and so a strategic corner in the lounge was dedicated to a red and white work of art created by the Israeli artist Orit Fuchs. The variety of other art pieces dotted around the house 'break' the clean white design and inject a fresh twist into the mix.”
A concealed family and TV room is located near the kitchen, also ﬁtted with ﬁshbone parquet. Unlike the rest of the property, this room was designed in darker tones with a luxurious leather couch, stools, and an advanced audio system. The lounge continues the kitchen’s clean design lines. A variety of harmonious seating spaces, in neutral shades, were placed in the lounge and include chaiselounges, stools and other inviting cozy areas for each and everyone of the family members. This space was designed purely for the purpose of entertaining and overlooks the garden through large windows that create a sense of space and seamless continuity between the indoors and the outdoors. A large area of the swimming pool, which isn't big and mostly used for entertaining, was dedicated to a splash pool with sunbeds. A lounging area and a dining area were designed on either side of the pool, each continuing their respective internal areas.
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The entrance to the master bedroom is through a corridor of cupboards. Those, as well as the door to the en suite, are concealed by engraved carpentry. The same carpentry design was used for the bed headboard, which is combined with hanging reading lights, as well as the cupboard fitted across from the bed. This creates a harmonious look with ample storage space.
The design concept in the couple’s large en suite is different. The space is tiled with large, thin, dark gray tiles, and the space is fitted with a dominant freestanding bath, a large shower and a granite covered cupboard.
The stairs were covered in wood that matches the parquet and continues the design thread. A glass banister, supported by hidden attachments, emphasizes the “less is more” theme. A small bridge was designed on the top level, from which the ground level can be observed and serves as a partition between the children’s wing and the parents’ wing.
A large guest suite was designed in the basement with a cozy lounge and an exit to a courtyard, to be used by their three grown children when they come to visit. Here, the design theme of the property with parquet floors continues. There are also a seating area, a bed that overlooks a courtyard, a large TV and a pampering Thebathroom.basement includes also a kitchenette and a well equipped gym. According to Zeldman, with regards to the gym, the idea was to create a sporty vibe with advanced equipment.
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“We invested in a sound system, a very large floor to ceiling mirror, an infra-red sauna and wallpaper with customgraphics.”made
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Photography by WillemsteinMaarten In the north of Amsterdam, a traditional ‘’Dijkhuis’’ (dyke house) has been transformed into a family home by Studio Modijefsky.
A garden) at the lower, original level. This causes a difference in height and light that poses design challenges and creative opportunities in equal measure especially in such a traditional house where a balance must be struck between respecting heritage and introducing modern touches.
To create an interior that fits the original architecture while freshening it up, the spatial qualities of each living area were assessed and the properties of height, light and each building structure and window shape were maximised. Fruits of this approach are perhaps most visible in the spacious kitchen and dining area at the back of the house. A low beam ceiling s you might have guessed, Dijkhuis are built next to a dyke. As building a dyke raises the ground level, it means that houses around it have a back area (and
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draws you into an intimate space, where a large table makes it easy for the family to come together for a long meal or simply enjoy the view over the garden through wide French windows. In the kitchen itself a terrazzo kitchen top is matched with detailed wooden cabinets on a terracotta tiled wooden ﬂoor and a light custom porcelain cabinet made of glass, wooden proﬁles and white tiles.
Turning right, you enter the living room, the most lavish space in the house. Light streams in through tall arched windows that give the curved, high ceiling with art deco decorations a spacious and welcoming feel. Both the ceiling and the walls have been painted in three hues of white to enhance the room’s architectural elements. In a room with so much natural light, darker colours could be used to dramatic eﬀect, such as on the dark herringbone ﬂoor. But all eyes will here be drawn to a monolithic walnut cabinet
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Upstairs from the kitchen the entrance hallway is on the same level as the dyke. Across the hall is a toilet decorated with square oﬀ white tiles: glossy on the wall, matt tiles on the ﬂoor. Further furnishings include wooden painted plinths, purple marble and an oak wooden toilet cabinet with brass details.
whose shape mirrors the windows opposite it. A large green sofa and a built in cocktail bar with a terrazzo top make this a room where you can relax from dusk to dawn.
The first floor hosts four bedrooms, two bathrooms and a separate toilet. To create enough space for these living arrangements, two dormer windows were installed that run along two thirds of the length of the roof. In contrast to downstairs, the floors here are lighter, with brighter colours on the walls to create a serene atmosphere. On the bedroom ceilings you’ll find details of the original beamed roof. Both bathrooms have a travertine back splash and are tiled with upright rectangular glossy tiles on the walls, and matt tiles in a herringbone pattern on the ﬂoor. Herringbone returns in the double plank parquet in the bedrooms, but in the corridors, this changes into straight planking to give the vertical dimensions of the house more character. This symbolizes the way Studio Modijefsky has paid tribute to the building’s heritage while ﬁlling it with contemporary style.
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