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FIRST FRENCH MANUFACTURER of High-end Stainless Steel COOKWARE ! Cristel represents an amazing human adventure that follows a long manufacturing tradition. It is a team of men and women aiming at excellency, dreaming up, creating and innovating day after day the culinary utensils of the future. fabriqué en France

RED DOT Design Award 2018

CRISTEL has just been awarded the international design prize «RED DOT 2018» in the Product Design category for the Casteline Collection with removable walnut handle. «The RED DOT Design Award» is the highest international design award awarded today. Founded in 1955 by the Essen Design Center in Germany, the RED DOT annually brings together a jury of some 40 independent experts from around the world, to which thousands of projects are submitted (more than 6,300 this year from nearly 59 countries). This distinction is a great honor for Paul DODANE (co-President of CRISTEL) and Pascal DROUVILLE (Product R&D Engineer) and the entire CRISTEL team who are proud of the achievement. There is no doubt that this distinction will confirm and amplify the success that this collection is already experiencing in the marketplace. «The CRISTEL Cook and Serve Concept».

CRISTEL LABELS «Origine France Garantie» This Label allows for French made products to be more easily identify ed by consumers, giving clear a guidance on traceability and control. It thus becomes an additional guarantee of transparency in the “Made in France” label. The label applies to all Cristel removable and fi x handle stainless steel collections in this catalog and to Panoply® bar collection. This «Living Heritage Company» (EPV) label rewards companies representing the utmost of authenticity, sustainability but also innovation in French know-how. Cristel deservedly joins the list of national companies that can boast «rare and exceptional, notorious and unquestionable know-how dedicated to products “made in France”. The human achievement combined with the remarkable technique behind their highend stainless steel culinary articles, make Cristel an ambassador of the quality of French products the world over.

ENVIRONMENTAL policy For over 20 years Cristel has been tirelessly working with environmental protection in mind. Cristel considers this more as a second nature than a sales argument. The environmental aspect is thus an integral part of the company’s philosophy and at the fore of every step of the production process. Our products made in Fesches-le-Châtel, France, are developed with a desire to bring it the best quality and ensure its sustainability.


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The KYOGO brand was launched in 2017 by the Kaji Nishijin Textile Manufacture, established in Kyoto for more than 150 years. Specialised in the weaving of Buddhist monks’ costumes and decorative fabrics for the most influent temples in Japan, silk threads are specifically woven with gold and silver threads to recreate extremely delicate and precise designs. To develop further its legacy, KYOGO’s unique technique was created through the mastery of the ancestral Nishijin Textile technique, resulting in the creation of genuine and innovative interior fabrics.


Nishijin Textile is a traditional Japanese weaving technique born in Kyoto more than 1200 years ago, recognised as one of the best by the Imperial Court due to its preciseness and high quality. Passed down from generations as a high-grade representative technique of Japanese craft, precious threads are dyed before being woven in order to implement several designs into the fabric. The weaving process is very rigorous, from planning to designing, as well as yarn dyeing, rolling, warping, heddling, and processing gold and silver threads. A precise process for a unique fabric.

Our specific and complex technique allows us to produce exceptional and rare fabrics with precious threads, such as gold, or platinum. Its preciseness and finesse results in amazing light variation effects and incredible 3D designs for a deep and stunning immersion. KYOGO is presenting today four collections developed with this fantastic technique, to meet the highest expectations of contemporary and audacious interior design projects.

M&O Paris: Meet KYOGO at Maison & Objet Paris from September 6 to 10 - CRAFT - métiers d’art Hall 5A - Stand L33


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eptember - it's a month of rebirth, a new beginning for all of us! After the summer holidays, full of energy and enthusiasm, we want to start creating something new and beautiful... a new project, a renovation, or maybe just a purchase to give a touch of novelty inside our homes. So we offer you our selection of Design Trends for this Autumn formed only by warm colors that will bring a welcoming atmosphere into any ambiance. Not forgetting that September is a filled month for Design lovers. Among the new launches of the collections and products and, showroom, hotel etc. openings, we find one of the most awaited fairs of the year: Maison&Objet Paris! This international exhibition gathers the public from all over the world offering the wide range of products, from furniture to fabrics to small accessories - those who go here, find everything for own dĂŠcor. Instead for those who still want to stay in the holiday mood, we have selected the Hotels to be a thrilling experience. Have you ever been sleeping in a room hanging on a tree or a rock? Or inside a transparent sphere or a house in the shape of a giant dog? If not, hurry up and browse this edition to find out where to spend an unusual and exciting night. Finally, a series of Interiors and Architecture projects including the Budapest jewel: Paris Court. An ornamented building that honors the Neo-Gothic, Art Nouveau and Moorish aesthetics created by the masters of 1900s in their contemporary interpretation with subtlety. Just enjoy reading,




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INTERIORS Like on vacation Matt Fajkus Architecture just completed its latest project: the house with warm and familiar atmosphere in Austin, Texas (USA).


INTERIORS The Portuguese memories Located in Guaruja, about an hour drive from Sao Paolo, Jorge Elias projected the house that evokes the Portuguese colonization and another Baroque style of Minas Gerais of the Century.





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Design trends Peach Pink

Demi Armchair by DOMKAPA


Flores Cushion by AYTM

Simba Rug by RUG’ SOCIETY

Pavilion AV12 Chair by &TRADITION

Monroe Floor lamp by BESSA 18 | G&G _ Magazine

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WERKHAUS is a Germany based company which produces high quality office and home accessories as well as furniture from sustainable materials, predominantly wood. The original Werkhaus connecting system is characteristic of all Werkhaus products. No screws or glue are needed, everything is connected with rubber rings. WERKHAUS products convince not only by their extraordinary design but also their stability and longevity. WERKHAUS.DE


Belize Mirror by BRABBU

Rollins Sofa by MEZZO COLLECTION Piton Rug by MURANTI

Diana Suspension by DELIGHTFULL

Clarie Armchair by DOMKAPA


Goroka Side table by BRABBU

#AUTUMN2019 Moris Bar chair by MEZZO COLLECTION


Flowerpot VP3 Lamp by & TRADITION

Miller Sofa by MEZZO COLLECTION Mermaid Lounge rug by RUG’ SOCIETY

Murray Bookcase by MEZZO COLLECTION

Origami Rug by RUG’ SOCIETY


Tubbataha Eclectic Pillow by BRABBU

Lili Armchair by LASKASAS

Volt Armchair by OKHA

Sugar Almond Guggenheim Nightstand by BOCA DO LOBBO


Ambar Rug by RUG’ SOCIETY


Bardot Bed by DOMKAPA 24 | G&G _ Magazine

LATEST NEWS Minimalistic background French 2D's design for the renovation and addition to an existing building in Boston takes into account its history and the unique position it holds within its context. The current renovation maintains the side entrance and creates three loft-style flats, entered from the short side of the building, while maintaining the ghosts of previous entrances along the building's original frontage. The third floor is given a saw-toothed mohawk, with its profile facing the elevated highway and roads beyond, while the short side of the building maintains a straight-faced integration among its more traditional neighbors. www.french2d.com

Photography by John Horner, with virtual staging from Spotless Agency


Good kitchen HØLTE comes to Hackney Introducing the creative studio blazing a trail in an emerging new kitchen-design market. At root, it’s a simple idea. IKEA makes great kitchen cabinets. HØLTE makes them better. Launched by Tom and Fi Ginnett in 2017, the studio designs hand-finished fronts and worktops for IKEA cabinet carcasses, bringing a high-quality but accessible designer finish to any IKEA kitchen. www.holte.studio

Supreme luxury Lunarys side table tells a story about a provocative design shape that was once a pouf, reincarnating now in a side table at any seating and living area, or vice versa. The crafted lacquered legs are combined with a colored hammered glass table top. www.hommes.studio

Velvet fabric Mezzo Collection's new Betsy bar chair was created to be an object of desire in any bar. Designed not to go unnoticed in any ambience, the Betsy bar chair combines a round upholstered shape with tapered gloss black lacquered legs and brass details. www.mezzocollection.com

Cushions for each design Clarke & Clarke has partnered with Oasis, to launch a new homeware collection featuring signature patterns from the Oasis fashion archive. This luxurious bed linen range is inspired by the feminine touches and unique design detail of the fashion and life style brand. www.clarke-clarke.com 28 | G&G _ Magazine


Ancient tales

Contemporary penthouse

The Ruins side table was born from the Ruins console table. This is another beautiful piece that infuses the classic culture into Bessa's collections and that was inspired by the richness of ancient ruins. The dented brass on the Ruins side table reinforces, in a more subtle fashion, Ruins console table's reference to Greek aesthetics. www.bessadesign.com

The penthouse is designed by Benning Design Constructions, has a breathtaking view of the city of Sacramento, California. This penthouse has been created with a comfortable contemporary aesthetic, with the priority of having a clear view and able to speak for itself. So the house is completely surrounded by windows and every lighting is dimmable and delicate as Brabbu's Horus Suspension Light frames the incredible room with a reference to European sensibility. www.brabbu.com

The Trident

Photography by Rafael Gamo

After 16 championships and more than 70 years of history as the leading baseball team of Mexico, Los Diablos Rojos del Mexico will have a new home stadium, with an impressive 13,000+ covered seats and 7,000 berm seating. Mr. Alfredo Harp Helú has commissioned Francisco Gonzalez-Pulido (FGP ATELIER) and Alonso de Garay (ADG) to design the new stadium. It'll has a monumental lightweight roof structure with sharp design resembling Diablos’ trident. Drastically in contrast with the predictable roof geometry, it'll become an iconic symbol for the great City of Mexico. www.fgp-atelier.com


Scandinavian fashion The design studio based in Stockholm just completed the interiors of the first London flagship of the fashion brand Ganni. This colorful and cozy boutique is located in the heart of Soho. The newly developed concept for interiors plays around freestanding colored walls, custommade furniture and a great lighting. Address: 36 Beak St, Soho - London (UK) www.stamuli.com

Photography by Moon

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This September Mineheart Brett Farrow Architect launches new brand product just completed the new categories including laptop bags, headquarters for C3 Bank scarves, candles, soaps and in the Southern California animal busts! coastal community of www.mineheart.com Encinitas. This locally bank was designed as a combination retail branch, corporate offices and semi civic space. The building uses custom white concrete to echo the nearby coastal bluffs while large operable glass areas create a transparent connection between the interior work spaces and lushly planted courtyards and atrium. www.brettfarrowarchitect.com

Giant Planted Pergola Construction has begun on an innovative redevelopment of the Toranomon-Azabudai district of Tokyo to complete in March 2023. It is Heatherwick Studio’s first project in Japan to go into construction. Working with a complicated, irregular-shaped plot spanning more than eight hectares, the studio has sought to bring harmony and to create a distinctive identity that is particular to Tokyo. The team devised a pergola-like system scaled up to district proportions to organise and unify many different elements of various sizes. In this way, the design allows for significant green space both at ground level and climbing up the podium buildings, without sacrificing connectivity to the ground. Echoing the natural forms of the project’s valley setting, the undulating structure rises like a gently sloping hillside before puncturing the ground to allow natural light to pour deep into the basement retail zones. www.heatherwick.com

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Subtle shades of green OKHA’s has a new interior project, Clifton 301! A seasonal two-bedroom apartment in a sophisticated contemporary complex in South Africa, with a panoramic views of the Atlantic Ocean. The architecture firm SAOTA designed the complex with deliberately pared-down, monochromatic interior shells, meanwhile OKHA took care of decoration and designed key items of bespoke handmade furniture throughout the apartment. For the internal colour palette OKHA used light shades of green with delicate natural tonalities that reference the local landscape. Table Mountain’s famous granite, fynbos and dappled woods are evoked throughout the apartment in a rich, raw palette of natural timbers, stones and metals, which are contrasted with plush velvets and linens on the walls, floors and furniture coverings, resulting in what Court refers to as a contemporary “quiet opulence”. www.okha.com

The dining table, barstools and server are hewn from carbon-stained wire brushed Ash timber, also used in the frame of signature OKHA “Port” mirror, which, with its copper framed recessed mirror carries a nautical tone of a ship’s circular windows. 34 | G&G _ Magazine


Pure geometric shapes Designed by Ludovica+Roberto Palomba with Matteo Bollati and Stefano Contini, the pieces from Giro collection provide cylindrical and elliptical figures where matt solid surface surfaces and the metallic finishes are intertwined. This perfect match with the materials provided make the surrounding accessories shine on the pure white or the crystal turning this collection into a minimalistic perfection but with a striking appearance. www.inbani.com

The extruding entry arch culminates in an infinity mirror, creating a single point perspective. Within the thick concrete facade, a puncture is present, giving way to a blackened steel arch. Pocketed glass and steel doors slide within the wall, to welcome guests.

The birth of marble Dan Brunn Architecture has designed the second location for street wise fashion brand Road to Awe, or RtA at the Wynn las Vegas. Within a relatively small space, a clean minimalist design is born from the union of materials like glass, concrete, porcelain terrazzo and blackened steel. Straying away from the traditional retail display, Brunn employs facade glass to create mystery and intrigue. www.danbrunn.com 36 | G&G _ Magazine




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The international exposition for home decor, interior design, architecture and lifestyle culture returns full of trends and news in Paris from September 6 to 10.

Efesto Jewels is a rare collection in which Exclusivity, Authenticity and a rare Goldsmith’s Manifacture flow into the tale of an ageless timeless passion. Legendary Perfumes are imprisoned in exclusive Decanters, in which the flashes of Gold blend with rare Hand Forged Metals, express all the refinement of the Maison DANHERA and the fresco of a craftsman’s savoir-faire which combines with the research of an exceptional design. Each creation is a work without its double, fruit of the most precious manual skill of Made in Italy. www.danhera.com


HOME LINEN Another key theme for the hotel and restaurant trade that shines the spotlight on the latest textile trends: towels, bed linen, table linen, pillows, upholstery, curtains... a unique quality selection curated by Maison&Objet.

The lifestyle and hospitality trade fair Maison&Objet showcases a vast range of solutions that can help hospitality professionals give the 2.0 customer exactly what they want by catering to the industry’s changing needs. Structured around key themes, the event showcases a myriad of brands that are absolute musts across the entire hospitality sector. The “Forever” (timeless classics), “Unique & Eclectic” (championing global creativity), and “Today” (a distillation of the spirit of our times) zones notably attract café owners, hoteliers and restaurateurs, inviting them to cast their eye over a selection of the very latest furnishings and design solutions from international designers. 46 | G&G _ Magazine

COOK & SHARE On top of that, Maison&Objet also dedicates specific zones to the art of hospitality. The Cook & Share zone gives visitors the lowdown on the latest eating trends. Food is constantly evolving, and from cookware to tableware hundreds of brands are helping us reinvent the way to eat, with their designs providing endless inspiration for restaurateurs, head chefs and baristas.



“I really enjoy seeing all that creativity at work.”

At 37, architect Laura Gonzalez is already well-known for working her magic across Paris, and for the past two years has been spreading her wings overseas, stamping her “reworked classical” style on a whole host of restaurants, bars, hotels and stores. No-one else combines fabrics, motifs, materials, colours and eras quite like this bold young architect, resulting in a thoroughly unique signature style. And as Gonzalez herself explains, “I love

adding a plethora of details, ensuring there’s always something of interest, no matter where the gaze falls.” Her love for

mixing and matching became clear the second she unveiled her first project as a freshly qualified architect, aged just 26. The project in question was the Bus Palladium, a shining star of the Parisian night scene, which she chose to refurbish with a pot-pourri of no fewer than 35 wallpapers, furnishing the place with vintage finds and simultaneously dragging the brass fixtures and fittings 48 | G&G _ Magazine

kicking and screaming into the 21th century. What was to become her signature style has since been further enriched over the years, fueled by numerous collaborations with some of France’s very best craftsmen, including marble masons, cabinetmakers, glass makers, glass blowers, mosaic specialists and lacquerers. Laura Gonzalez is currently busy working on a new brand project that sits just perfectly with her Latin sense of exuberance: renovating a mansion in the Vexin to create what she calls a “living showroom”. It’s a place where she intends to welcome clients, craftsmen, chefs, journalists, in a space where she will display vintage finds - hunting for vintage pieces is one of her passions alongside her new brand furniture range, featuring sofas, lights and tables. “My

furniture is very “me” everything is bespoke, you can choose the colour of a chair, combine an endless number of fabrics on a fireside chair...”.


The dĂŠcor guide of the new pieces that you will find at Maison&Objet. Don't miss them!

This wool rug is made by hand-woven in the Oaxaca region of Mexico, using local natural dyes such as Pomegranate, Indian rose, Tamarin and Indigo tree. The craftsman plays with the pedals of his loom so that each thread takes a natural hue creating a unique piece. This know-how has been passed down from generation to generation, perpetuating all the gestures inherent to the creation of this textile: carding, spinning, dyeing and weaving. www.artycraft.fr

CAMINO I // Rug 50 | G&G _ Magazine

The GeoBender a magnetic 3D puzzle. A real challenge with infinite creative possibilities.


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SLIM // Candle

The Moai, also known as the Great Heads or the Naoki, are 887 colossal statues in stone located on Easter Island. These beautiful creations are wrapped in mystery and there are several theories around their existence. For some, the Moai were an homage to the ancestors and the gods. For others, especially the Moai that have "hats" (Pukao), served as lightning rods. What is certain is that the incidence of lightning on the island is high, and at night or on days of low light, the Moai are illuminated when charged with lightning energy. The Moai are one of the most striking cultural manifestations and served as inspiration for Bessa to create a limitededition piece. A creation that preserves the mysterious stories and unique memories of a civilization that we can only imagine. www.bessadesign.com

MOAI // Console

Inspired by Egyptian mythology, this candle stands for the perfect symbol of inspiration and accomplishment. Slim candle, with its 85 burning hours, gives always a cosy and warm atmosphere. www.pajudesign.com

PEARL // Sofa

Pearl is a noble material used both in jewelry and interior design. Upholstered in cotton, Pearl sofa features a base in matte vintage brass that gives it a charming touch. This channel-tufted sofa is perfect for an elegant and timeless living room design. www.brabbu.com

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The design goes green, NuĂŠe is a new brand of specially support created to sublimate your plants. The combination geometric shapes of the pots and the destructured side of the support, will surely embellish your interior or exterior.

Email: nuee@orange.fr www.nuĂŠe.com


DOTTY // Pouffe

Add a splash of colour to your living areas with brightly coloured Dotty Medium pouffe! This prestigious piece adjusts itself to the movement of the body and, with an outstanding-quality EPS stuffing, ensures ergonomic and comfortable seating. It will guarantee you the most relaxed moments in beautiful and trendy surroundings for the next few years to come.


Efesto Jewels is a rare collection in which Exclusivity, Authenticity and a rare Goldsmith’s Manifacture flow into the tale of an ageless timeless passion. Legendary Perfumes are imprisoned in exclusive Decanters, in which the flashes of Gold blend with rare Hand Forged Metals, express all the refinement of the Maison DANHERA and the fresco of a craftsman’s savoir-faire which combines with the research of an exceptional design. Each creation is a work without its double, fruit of the most precious manual skill of Made in Italy. www.danhera.com


Alchemy… so much mystery in one word. It welcomes you to the amazing world of magic. Back in the day, in pursuit of eternal youth, noble gold, and the philosopher’s stone, the scholars made a great effort in exploring alchemy. Alchemy handcrafted gold suspension was designed to salute the blend of noble materials with sophisticated geometry. The masterfully implemented lighting fixture is entirely made of brass with a gold-plated finish. Rectangular lines combined with a layered circleshaped structure bring a special allure to the design.


ALCHEMY // Suspension


CONCHA // Wall Decoration Characterized by Nordic design, Concha wall decoration by Aytm gives an exclusive touch with its high quality and exquisite details for any type of design. This is a unique and eye-catching piece that help to create a spectacular atmosphere to your interiors.


Inspired by the worldfamous actress Elizabeth Taylor, Taylor table lamp was designed to impress at first glance. Away to the era of delicate and exquisite women’s style, appropriately complemented by exclusive jewelry piece, just as the base of this breathtaking lamp, which reminds us of the lavish pearl necklace that used to grace the neck of Elizabeth Taylor.


TAYLOR // Lamp

People all over the world share different beliefs about meteors and meteorites. Every ancient civilization venerated these phenomena and related them to omen, sharing the belief that the meteors are extraordinary. Even today, we allow ourselves to be Seduced by the mystery and beauty that surrounds meteors. We have all witnessed, on clear nights, the fleeting passage of a meteorite. This dazzles us every single time and we keep forever these passionate memories! The Meteor mirror is inspired by these unique events, capturing the moment that a meteor hits the Earth in the shape of a crater.


METEOR // Mirror 56 | G&G _ Magazine

The timeless beauty of nature, right here on your desk. Gebr. Hentschel keyboards are specially designed to last a lifetime. Each one is a lovingly handcrafted homage to the distinctive and unique qualities of the natural world. Robust yet elegant, they represent continuity in a world of fleeting pleasures and constant change.

PLEASE VISIT US AT MAISON & OBJET PARIS 6-10 SEPTEMBER 2019 HALL 5A STAND P35 www.gebruederhentschel.com

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Alex Brokamp Currently the 27-yearold Alex Brokamp is in a master’s degree program in environmental design at Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, California. Many of his products relate to workday functional objects that fade into the landscape: speed bumps, shipping palettes, a laundry line draped in garments, food delivery truck graphics. Brokamp snatches these inspirations from the jaws of banality and reinterprets them with charm.

“I think there’s a blue collar aesthetic to my design.”

If one design sums up Brokamp’s direction, however, it is his Collate coffee table, selected for the ICFF Studio showcase at the 2019 NYCxDesign festival. He used a CNC router to gouge concentric swirls into the aluminum top, “letting the production process create the piece,” he explained. “He is a very positive example of young American designers who bridge technical knowledge with simple forms and a sense of lightheartedness in their work,” said Jerry Helling, who nominated Brokamp. “He could almost be the love child of Jaime Hayon and Jasper Morrison.”


Rosie Li

“With the proliferation of Instagram and other social media and being able to see anything, everything out there, it gets to be a little much… Your mind just goes off into a million directions. But I find the role of the designer is to be almost like a sieve to filter out these coulda-shoulda-maybes in an effort to distill your idea into its purest form. At the end of the day I always ask myself: What are you trying to do here? What is the clear vision?”

In 2011, Rosie Li, then a senior at Rhode Island School of Design presented her thesis project to a group of faculty and guest critics. The work was a triangular sconce inspired by the artist Frank Stella, and one of the critics, the lighting designer Lindsey Adelman, was so impressed that she snapped a photograph and sent it to Jason Miller, a designer and producer in New York. “That launched my career in lighting,” Li, 30, recently recalled. Miller not only produced the lamp, called Stella, through his company, Roll & Hill, but put Li on his staff. Today, she works independently in Brooklyn designing and producing decorative light fixtures, many with botanical themes like palm fronds, gingko blossoms or laurel leaves. Her latest collection, Bubbly, which is made in collaboration with glass blowers, consists of giddy clusters of solid and illuminated spheres. Li’s ornamental style looks spontaneous but has its roots in a rigorous analytical process. 60 | G&G _ Magazine

“I would describe what we do as contemporary work that’s a little more avant-garde than what’s generally available in showrooms aimed at decorators.”

Kin & Company

In 2017 Kira de Paola launched the design studio Kin & Company with her first cousin Joseph Vidich. The first goal reached was an exhibition at WantedDesign - here Paola and Joseph folded a single piece of industrial sheet metal in two different directions to create a chair that props against a wall or, with the metal bent the other way, forms a side table. Now the cousins have returned to their painterly, art-school roots, experimenting with patina to produce various shades of rust and verdigris, and combining steel and stone, as in their Crescent table, where the two materials interlock. Bailey Fontaine When Bailey Fontaine arrived in New York after studying product design at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, he soon discovered straight lines creeping into his work. So, today his day job is as chief caster for Fernando Mastrangelo, a leader in that rarefied world, who builds functional objects out of sand, salt, coal and candy. On his own time, Fontaine explores the materiality of concrete, rusted steel and paper clay in works like a floor lamp with the gnawed, attenuated appearance of a Giacometti sculpture, or a dining table with thin cement layers stacked and curved like sheets of rolled dough.

“I’m really interested in this heavy, Brutalist sort of design language but also accentuating that sharp language with some circular cutouts you might not expect to see.”


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“We try our best to treat each material as democratically as possible and see it not for its value or rarity but more for its visual quality and where we’re drawing inspiration from.” Green River Project After founding an ad hoc art gallery five years ago near the Green River in the upstate New York town of Hillsdale, Ben Bloomstein, 31, and Aaron Aujla, 32, shifted locations to Brooklyn but kept the name for their new art space and design gallery: Green River Project. Trained as artists, the men do custom furnishings and fittings for the interiors of private clients. They also design their own products - an ambitious four collections per year - which they sell out of a gallery in Manhattan’s East Village. The collections are created from diverse materials, each eloquent in its own way. They include African mahogany, aluminum (inspired by the Chrysler Building) and bamboo (a tribute to Aujla’s South Asian ancestry). The latest collection - the first of 2019 - consists of stools made of coffee-stained Douglas fir upholstered in patterned corduroy by the fashion artist Emily Bode, a frequent collaborator. There are also fir, oak and mahogany cabinets filled with objects by artist-friends. The gallery environment recreates the atmosphere of a 1970s club in the Sixth Arrondissement of Paris.

#PARISDESIGNWEEK Harold The Brooklyn design studio called Harold is something of a throwback, and not just because its name evokes a midcentury, pipe-smoking man in a cardigan. Founded in 2015 by Reed Hansuld (an artisanal furniture maker from Ontario) and Joel Seigle (grew up in suburban Chicago and studied industrial design at Pratt Institute), who each had a Grandfather Harold, the company turns out racks for holding record albums, ceramic planters for low-tech greenery and many wood objects, including rolling filters made from maple shavings Seigle’s Harold founded a lumber business. Three years ago, the men started Liberty Labs Foundation, a nonprofit that gives young designers, artists and furniture makers affordable studio space in the Red Hook neighborhood of Brooklyn. Everyone has use of a workshop modeled on an old-fashioned woodshop. “It’s the same technology that’s been around for 100 years,” Seigle said. But yes, they also have a 3D printer.

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Through creations, Valentine describes her inner world of fantasy. A fantasy world that is translated into her products using simple forms primary colors. The objects created through this process are always present, worn, carried around or used day to day : urban ring, a cup that reaches a hand out towards us... They’re meant to surprise, amaze, comfort, amuse, make us question. They are made to create a special bond between the user and Valentine Lenglet Manços’.



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An unusual night

G&G _ Magazine has compiled a list of the Best Incredible Hotels in the world with unusual positions, those where you have to sleep once in your life. Each of these strange hotels will give you a breathtaking experience with their breathtaking and almost surreal views.

Attrap'Rêves’ transparent bubble between earth and sky with Japanese tatami style and wood & zen furniture.

Kelly has seductively designed the living room with her love of hosting in mind. Great wooden panels were added to the impressive pre-existing columns framing the room. These add monumentality to the space,

The architectural design was realised by Studio Puisto that, instead of constructing a large hotel building, placed individual accommodation units on a steep natural hillside, the ambiance of which perfectly reflects the character of the destination and brings the Arctic nature closer to its guests. Indeed the hotel concept is strongly influenced by the sensitive nature of the Arctic, the fairytale world of SantaPark Arctic World and rich Lappish culture.

IN THE ARCTIC NATURE: Located on the Arctic Circle amidst the forest, next to SantaPark, The Arctic TreeHouse Hotel offers a new way to experience the Arctic Circle and the beauty of the Northern Lights in the nest like atmosphere of our thoughtfully designed suites. With spectacular views over the treetops, the suites offer an exclusive combination of 70 | G&G _ Magazine

local tradition, Lappish heritage and modern Scandinavian design. Moreover the interiors were inspired by morning in the forest where the gentle, warm natural materials combined with light shades enhance the nest-like ambiance of the suites. Address: Tarvantie 3 - 96930, Arctic Circle (Finland)

Between various experiences, Soneva Fushi offers the Sonu's Picnic: a lunch on a desert island prepared by the personal chef, surrounded by the crystal clear, blue lagoon.

ON THE ISLAND: The villas at Soneva Fushi are located on the sunset or sunrise side of the island. Both sides have the Maldives' signature white-sand beaches and crystal-clear azure waters, and above all a peace around that only an isolated place like Soneva Fushi can give you. From a sunset side has three house reef access points and dolphins are more

likely to be spotted in the channel. On this side of the island it is possible to see the neighboring island, Eydhafushi, approximately 650 meters away. Meanwhile the sunrise side is perfect for the total privacy and for early risers who want to enjoy the morning tranquility. Address: Kunfunadhoo Island Baa Atoll (Maldives)

IN THE MIDST OF PLANTATIONS: Located in the picturesque Village of Majorda in South Goa (India), Alila Diwa Goa brings a refreshingly unique resort experience to Gonsua Beach in Majorda. The resort blends contemporary Goan architecture with the magic of Goa's cultural richness. Alila Diwa Goa nestles within nature, spectacular views stretching between lush green rice ďŹ elds, a gorgeous sandy beach, the sparkling Arabian Sea. Relax beneath the shade of mature banyan, mango and peepal trees as you surrender to the pleasures of a resort experience that is refreshingly unique. This exotic resort offers a home away from home letting enjoy the perfect serenity and solitude in Goa to its clients. The resort boasts a total of 118 rooms and suites that are designed for quiet indulgence with an amazing bath experience and private terrace to capture the ocean breeze. While within the resort, there is The Diwa Club by Alila with 35 spacious rooms and suites, its own lap pool with an open-air Jacuzzi and a private all-day diner. Address: 48/10, Adao Waddo 403713, Majorda, Goa (India) 72 | G&G _ Magazine

The resort offers a pool bar by day, The Edge overlooking the cool blue waters of the infinity pool is a stylish venue to relax and unwind either in airconditioned comfort or on the outdoor patio along with a cool drink and music for company.

ON THE ROCK: Placed in the Peruvian Andes, Skylodge Adventure Suites certainly represents a different approach from that which a "normal" hotel offers. Here, the people sleep within a completely transparent hanging bedroom that allows you to appreciate the impressive view of the Sacred Valley by night surrounded by the Milky Way. To live at the best a mountain experience each "module" has four beds, dinning area and private bathroom, made of aerospace aluminum and high resistance polycarbonate.

Address: Valle Sagrado - Cuzco (Peru)

The modules utilize an alternative lighting system with solar panels that stores energy in batteries for the four interior lamps, plus a solar reading lamp for each bed. Each module has a private bathroom separated from the bedroom by an insulating wall, within which is a dry ecological toilet and sink.

offers unforgettable, authentic Thai experiences on the island Koh Kood with its untamed jungle, pristine beaches and fishing villages. The resort is composed of sprawling 6 bedrooms ocean view offering the luxury experiences with eco-friendly design to clients. Soneva Kiri offers a wide range of different activities like excursion in the National Parks, the Thai cooking lessons from Chef Benz, the film screening at Cinema Paradiso etc. The resort reserves also a unique experience for children: Eco Den, a giant molded bamboo playground shaped like a mantahas rayseductively suspended in the treetops. Kelly designed the living The room Den is dedicated to learning, excitement, with her love of hosting in mind. Great and meaningful experiences. wooden panels were added to the impressive Address: 110 Moo 4, Koh Kood Sub-District – 23000, pre-existing columns framing the room. These Koh Kood District (Thailand) add monumentality to the space,

The hotel is located in true Provençal pine forest: a pastoral setting to relax, to feel alone in the world. Meanwhile a cozy accommodation favors rediscover the nights under the stars but without humidity and exit small flying and crawling insects! An ingenious concept you can enjoy all year long even with bad weather!

INSIDE THE BUBBLE: Attrap'Rêves, a family company specialized in the hotel industry, proposes its unusual accommodation in the form of a perfect transparent bubble between earth and sky in southern France. Inside there are soft decoration along with comfortable space for relaxation where relaxation is the keyword. The philosophy of the family is to open own doors to others to create a true poetic and sensory experience through the installation of design and ecological accommodations but without sacrificing the environment. Attrap'Rêves prefers quality over quantity, away from the crowds to live a cosmic experience!

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IN A FAIRY TALE: The Boot at Jester House offers exclusive, romantic fairytale bed and breakfast accommodation. Indoors, experience pure luxury with an open fire in the lounge, double shower, heated tile floor in the bathroom and a sumptuous queen-size bed with beautiful linen in the upstairs bedroom. Nestled in a hazelnut grove you enjoy privacy and relaxation in the sunny courtyard and with the outdoor fireplace it is a wonderful space to sit with a glass of wine in the evening and gaze at the stars. The Boot is well placed as a base to explore this beautiful part of the Nelson region being close to the Abel Tasman National Park, golf courses, the village of Mapua, outstanding wineries and the Great Taste Cycle Trail. Address: 320 Aporo Rd. - 7173, Tasman (New Zealand)

The Boot is a fully equipped stand-alone cottage. Downstairs in the lounge there is a comfy couch in front of the open fire with kitchenette and bathroom. Up the spiral staircase there is the bedroom with a regal queen-sized bed, dark curtains for late morning rises, and a Juliet balcony with views into the courtyard and across the pond.

IN THE ICE: Icehotel – a world famous hotel and an art exhibition made of ice and snow. Founded in 1989, it is reborn in a new guise every winter, in the Swedish village of Jukkasjärvi – 200 km north of the Arctic Circle. The Torne River, the arts, and creating a setting for life-enriching moments are at the heart of it all. This is a permanent structure that includes luxury suites, each with private relax and bathroom, and art suites, all sculptured by selected artists. As well as a large ice bar that serves champagne, and an ice gallery. This ice experience can be visited yearround and is cooled by solar panels during the summer months. Address: Marknadsvägen 63 - 981 91, Jukkasjärvi (Sweden)

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Icehotel is all about ice and creativity – with art as the result. That’s why the artists invited to take part are not required to have worked with ice before – they’re selected from among those who send in their ideas based on originality and creating it in real natural ice would pose a new challenge. Each year some 40 artists are taking part in Icehotel. The notion that several weeks’ hard work and months of planning and preparation culminate in something that only exists for a few months is in some respects a bittersweet feeling. 76 | G&G _ Magazine

IN THE SPHERE: Based on inspired creativity, Free Spirit Spheres proposes cool, quirky and truly unique spherical treehouses offer an exquisite combination of back-to-nature experience with the trendy phenomenon of ‘glamping’. This world-renowned unique accommodation experience is set among the coastal rainforest of Vancouver Island, British Columbia, Canada. Free Spirit Spheres offers a quality of hospitality that exceeds expectations, and responsible stewardship of nature. This is a resort that allows people to experience nature in relative luxury, while showcasing the majesty and true value of west coast rainforest. The company seeks to cultivate partnerships focused on extending this vision as a model for conserving forests and supporting healthy communities globally.

Address: 420 Horne Lake Rd. - Qualicum, BC, V9K 1Z7 (Canada)

Externally the spherical nut shape is certainly well adapted to life in the forest. A sphere distributes any impact stress throughout the skin and resists puncture or cracking. Like a ping pong ball or a nut, it’s light with a tough skin. The suspension ropes which stretch also absorb some of the force. The suspension concept also reflects biomimicry. The network or web of ropes used to tether the sphere vertically and laterally function much like a spider web – a very strong and resilient distributed structure indeed.

As Waitomo is full of underground caverns, the owner was inspired to build underground with a theme, so the Hobbit Motels were developed. These motels are bermed beneath a hill where sheep and a donkey wander for grazing. For clients' comfort, the interiors are scaled to regular size so no bending is necessary, while from the exterior, these units look like a perfect Hobbit Hotel.

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each motel can sleep up to 6 people making it ideal for visiting families or friends. There is also a large bathroom with shower and toilet facilities. The kitchenette features an electric hob, refrigerator and microwave allowing you to warm simple meals or have a hearty breakfast. Address: 1177 Waitomo Valley Rd. - 3977, Otorohanga (New Zealand )

The approach to conserving the interiors would involve a minimalist approach, using plain furnishing. Often the furniture has been built into the structure to maintain a continuity of form and function with the original building. Given the irregular surfaces, if we introduced free standing furniture it would be unstable, and feel out of context..

IN THE CAVES: Sextantio Le Grotte della Civita in the Sassi di Matera - UNESCO World Heritage Site in the Basilicata region - is the most extreme expression of a Historical Minor Heritage. A heritage, which represents the almost paradigmatic expression of this Minor History, marked by rocky caves, inhabited until the first years of the fifties. The sassi (stone settlement) have been turned

into 18 romantic boutique bedrooms, simply furnished, candlelit and calming. Each cave reveals the original shape and materials. The interior design, the respectful approach of Sextantio is reflected in the plain furniture elements. Here, the guests will experience a particular atmosphere evoking the cultural and human history of the Sassi of Matera. Address: Via Civita 28 - 75100, Matera (Italy)

Bambu Indah has the natural green swimming pond for those looking to relax, lounge in comfy deck chairs and enjoy the sunshine. Complete with a rope swing so you can take the ultimate plunge into nature's pool.

IN THE JUNGLE: Bambu Indah is a radically distinctive boutique hotel in Ubud, carefully curated by designers and long-term residents of Bali, John and Cynthia Hardy. The hotel is formed by 11 antique Javanese bridal homes, restored and decorated with the finest details. Since then, the owners have expanded the property to the riverside to pioneer a sustainable future with innovative bespoke and luxurious bamboo structures for a truly one a kind experience. Address: Baung, Sayan, Kecamatan Ubud, Kabupaten Gianyar - 80571, Bali (Indonesia) 80 | G&G _ Magazine

The Harlingen Lifeboat accommodation is suitable for daytime and night-time occupation by two people. The facilities are situated fore and aft in the boat and comprise the aft cabin with swivel armchairs, table and wall unit for audio-visual equipment, and a forecabin with bed, wooden bath.


Designed by WOHA, Alila Villas Uluwatu is completely integrated with the architecture, seamlessly flowing from inside to outside blending in with the natural environment.

Built in 1955, the Harlingen Lifeboat (the original name Lilla Maras Douglas & Will Current) served as lifeboat from 1955 to 1979 at several places on the British coast. Completely restored and adapted, today the Harlingen Lifeboat provides comfortable lodging for everyone who is not physically challenged in terms of walking and bending. Here, it's possible to enjoy the breakfast, which is quietly delivered in the pilothouse first thing in the morning. On deck, there are plenty of neat places to sit and enjoy the harbour, the town and the sea. Address: t/o Noorderhaven 89 - Harlingen (The Netherlands)

WITH DOGS: Sleep inside the world’s biggest beagle with all the comforts of home! Dog Bark Park Inn Bed & Breakfast is a dog outside, a little hotel handled by a couple artists. While inside, it is a charming escape from the ordinary – from the twenty-six carved dogs on the queen headboard to a cozy loft room in the dog’s head, to dog-shaped cookies on the pillow. Breakfast includes home-baked pastries, Prairie’s Best Fruited Granola, fruit, cheeses, yogurts, bagels, etc. Address: 2421 Business Loop 95 - 83522, Cottonwood (USA)

Additional buildings include a circular lowrise Annex with restaurants, a grand ballroom and stateof-the-art meeting and conference facilities. Outside, the Resort stretches out into its own private section of Tai Lake with its own custombuilt Wedding Island, infinity pool and private beach. 82 | G&G _ Magazine

IN A RING: Sheraton Huzhou Hot Spring Resort has attracted the international design community with its unique ring-shaped 27-story structure consisting of two curved towers, the Crystal and Jade Towers, that soar more than 100 meters above ground. Offering 281 exceptionally furnished guestrooms, the Resort boasts the Shine Spa for Sheraton, located in the underwater link beneath the two towers. The resort’s 281 contemporary guestrooms are located within the towers, which join in a gleaming arch that also houses many of the resort’s facilities. Address: 5858 Taihu Rd, Wuxing Qu - Huzhou Shi, Zhejiang Sheng (China)

ON A CRANE: After 6 years of construction works, started in 2011, owner Edwin Kornmann Rudi turned an old industrial crane into the most unique and spoken about hotel project in the Netherlands, Crane Hotel Faralda. Placed in a former ship wharf nowadays full of restaurants and innovative hub of art, culture and business. The monumental 50-metre high crane offers 3 suites with extravagant decor and roll-top baths, a TV Broadcasting studio, and a heated whirlpool with panoramic views of Amsterdam. Address: NDSM-plein 78 - 1033, Amsterdam (The Netherlands)

The Secret Suite is the former machinery room, nowadays a totally restored and fully decorated design suite featuring neutral and soft colours, paintings and design furniture. The spacious Secret Suite is split level and approximately 40 square meters in size. The first floor is the living area, the second features the sleeping area and bathtub.

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Located in One Shenzhen Bay, Raffles Hotel occupies the top floors of an 80-storey tower, a symbol that reflects the pace of growth and modernisation of the city. The LW Design team, headed up by Pia Sen, was tasked with creating a contemporary interior that pays respect to the Chinese culture in which it is set. Evident throughout is the connection between the spectacular views over the bay

and the design. Visitors are transported from the double volume ground floor entrance straight up to the Sky Lobby on the 34th floor. Here, the majesty of the Pearl River Delta and the rich dĂŠcor blend seamlessly with the feeling of coming home. Materials used to create the look include warm timber, decadent marble and metal details, paired with softer accents.

The 168 rooms and suites are accessed by corridors that showcase interesting artefacts. Once inside the rooms, the interiors are based on neutral shades, with pops of natureinspired colour featured in the loose rugs, cushions and quilts. The eye is drawn to the silkscreen wall panels that adorn the walls. Every room contains the distinctive Raffles ‘library’ and presents the traditional cultural elements. 88 | G&G _ Magazine

Setting a new standard for spas within the Raffles group, the design of this multipurpose space is breath taking. The spa is divided into distinct zones for quiet and active pursuits, defined by changes to the colour scheme from dark to lighter. The spa includes a reception area, 6 treatment rooms, changing rooms complete with saunas and steam rooms, a gym and a magnificent indoor infinity pool that looks out over the bay.

Bronze, warm tones, herringbone patterned oak floors and varying wall coverings work together to make a homely environment, albeit a very opulent one. Loose watermark rugs, candles and soft cushions in lucky shades of green support the residential feel.


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The hotel includes RUI Lounge that provides a light and elegant setting for an informal meeting, leisurely lunch or an opportunity to relax over a drink with friends. While at night, RUI Lounge features an exclusive experience, complete with the finest champagnes, finely created mixology, wines from around the world, and heavenly music from our live pianist. A mix of materials engages the eye, creating texture and warmth. Here too, elements of contemporary China remind visitors of the hotel’s location.


Patterned white marble, inset handmade rugs and light timber planks adorn the floors of the venue where guests dine seated in sofas or comfortable chairs along the expansive window wall.

Further up, on level 34, the Lobby leads into an all-day dining restaurant that follows a gently Chinese theme. Here, a black lacquered door with a duck egg blue shagreen inset creates an impressive entrance. Food counters are placed along the opposite wall to create an organic flow, whilst light bronze metal screens create the illusion of semi-privacy.

In the Japanese signature restaurant, LW Dubai used the contemporary design with dark colors. The show kitchen wall is clad in rose-gold toned metal with an embossed cherry blossom motif, and accompanies the black marble counters. Along the window wall, guests are seated on black benches upholstered in a luxurious rust velvet,

influenced by Japanese autumnal maple leaves. The restaurant offers a Japanese culinary adventure of elegant kaiseki, premium steak, sushi and sashimi served with the freshest ingredients and meticulous attention to detail by our Japanese chef. Address: T7, One Shenzhen Bay, 3008 Zhongxin Rd, Nanshan Qu - 518054 ,Shenzhen (China)



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Set in the magical town of Tulum, away from big cities and with dream scenery: surrounded by white sand, crystal-clear waters and dense rainforest, Casa Malca is the hotel where the time stops and the starlit nights become endless.


fter the purchasing by Lio Malca, New York based art dealer, Casa Malca was transformed into an ideal vacation spot. Casa Malca is a luxury retreat where guests can enjoy the attentive and dedicated service, maximum privacy and enter the alternative reality that the art, design and decoration can create. With part of his personal collection of contemporary art distributed throughout the various spaces, Lio Malca was able to build a new and unique concept in Tulum, where guests can coexist with works of art worthy of a museum. The art pieces will be on the walls of the rooms, in the corridors and common areas. From its name to every detail, the concept of Casa Malca is 96 | G&G _ Magazine

designed to welcome guests like at home. Discovered after being empty for more than a decade it has been renovated and enlarged in a conscious and respectful way with the existing architecture and its natural environment. A magical place that provides each guest with unforgettable memories. Casa Malca is a natural paradise that offers an eclectic mix of 71 suites and beach rooms, outdoor and indoor pool, two bars, three restaurants and a rooftop with a 360ยบ view where guests can watch the most beautiful sunset over the jungle. Besides the hotel has 180 meters of beach extension bathed by the Caribbean Sea to relax on the sand and enjoy the sun.

Casa Malca offer 3 restaurants with different gastronomic proposals and unique decoration with a cuisine that gives priority to local and organic ingredients. The main restaurant Philosophy has incredible views over the blue sea during the day and silvered by the moon at night. Philosophy celebrates the cuisine with modern dishes, prepared with local ingredients.

Ambrosia is an Asian specialty restaurant, with dishes created by Chef Jonathan Carbajal and made with the best and freshest ingredients. Built entirely with recycled wood from Casa Malca’s renovation, it is decorated with works of art by the artist Keith Haring. At the GRILL the hotel aims to guarantee the quality and simplicity of fresh products. Guests can choose between fine cuts of meat, fresh catch and seafood to be prepared at the grill while gazing at an amazing ocean view. The Main House Bar is a work of art. The wallpaper with the Keith Haring famous patterns covers the walls and ceiling making you feel inside his world. Here the clients can taste juices and delicious cocktails during day time. Besides there is a Chandelier Lounge where the people can taste tequila and Mezcal.

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The rooms are beautifully decorated with unique furniture and works of art personally chosen by Lio Malca. The feeling of Nature is around the ocean view rooms as well as the garden view rooms. From its name, Casa Malca - Spanish for house, down to the smallest detail, the concept is designed to welcome guests. Discovered after being empty for over a decade, it has been renovated and expanded comprehensively, while still respecting its existing architecture and natural environment. Address: Carretera Fed, Av. Boca Paila km 9.5 - 77780, Tulum (Mexico)

The iconic hotel Le Sirenuse is nestled into the rocky hillside, located in the centre of Positano and overlooking the Amalfi Coast; it's an unbeatable oasis of peace and silence providing the most breathtaking views and the ideal paradise destination.

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Le Sirenuse opened in 1951, when four Neapolitan siblings, the Marchesi Aldo, Paolo, Anna and Franco Sersale turned their summer house in Positano into a charming hotel, overlooking the bay of Positano. Today the 58-room resort is considered one of Italy’s leading seaside luxury hotels, and has a long history of being thought of as one of the most romantic hotels in the world. Perhaps one of its most enchanting elements is the four hundred candles, which are individually lit each evening at the Michelin starred La Sponda restaurant. The rooms, all very different from one another, are decorated with antique and contemporary furniture coming from Europe and the East, following the eclectic style which is so characteristic of their charm. Almost all rooms, suites and junior suites look out over the bay of Positano. Most have a private terrace or balcony and all have white-washed walls, vaulted ceilings and hand-made tiles on the floors. The bathrooms are made of marble and hand made tiles. 104 | G&G _ Magazine

In the bathrooms, in addition to 100% cotton towels and robes by Frette, the hotel offers its luxurious "Eau d'Italie" bath and body products. The "Eau d'Italie" line of products and well known fragrances were created and are still produced by the Sersale family for Le Sirenuse. While the perfumes are sold in selected boutiques worldwide, this hotel is the only one in the world using the "Eau d'Italie" products as amenities.

The light Mediterranean cuisine of Michelinstarred La Sponda restaurant is based on fresh local ingredients and inspired by the great culinary traditions of Naples and the Amalfi Coast. Infused by the leisured elegance of Positano’s dolce vita, La Sponda is illuminated, in the evening, by four hundred candles that create an unforgettable atmosphere. So too Champagne & Oyster Bar enjoys breathtaking views over Positano and sumptuously furnished and candlelit. It is the ideal place for a glass of champagne millésimé or a cocktail made to perfection, some oysters, shellfish, and fish carpaccios, all accompanied by the seducing music of the 106 | G&G _ Magazine

resident dj. In addition, Le Sirenuse predisposes Franco’s Bar - a stylish panoramic al fresco terrace that tips its hat to a golden age of fine cocktails and quality champagne. The bar's fresh and striking decor and contemporary artworks, commissioned from a raft of local and international talent, pay homage to the late Franco Sersale, whose careful design curation is still evident in every corner of the hotel. The result is a contemporary al fresco bar with an old-fashioned, quality-first drinks menu; a place for amore, for friends, for a post-swim aperitif, for quiet contemplation of all that beauty.

A striking neo-Baroque fountain that translates a fluid artist’s sketch into fragile permanence, the marker-pen gestures of a Dada-esque poet inspired by pop songs and other cultural echoes, a beach-bar string curtain ennobled by its use of antique Venetian glass beads, a set of tables and chairs hand-painted by a Milanese designer in a quintessential shade of blue. These are just some of the details commissioned by Le Sirenuse’s owners, Antonio and Carla Sersale, for a bar that is also a collective work of art.

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Le Sirenuse offers also Pool Terrace surrounded by lemon trees and flowers that serves also as Bar & Restaurant. At the bar tables, overlooking the sea and shaded by a bamboo awning, the Pool Terace pool offers

a peaceful atmosphere to unwind. From the Pool Terrace, or from a dedicated stairway accessible from the corridors, it's possible to access to le Sirenuse Spa designed by the renowned Italian architect, Gae Aulenti.

Address: Via Cristoforo Colombo, 30 - 84017, Positano (Italy)

Gae Aulenti's design, that makes use of teak wood, white marble and stainless steel, steps away from the Moorish architecture prevalent in the hotel and creates a modern and essential space. The Spa includes a Sauna, an ice room and a granite Steam bath.

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TEA FRAG RAN CE Mecanoo completed the interior design project for the Place hotel in Taipei’s Nangang district, a popular touristic destination thanks to growth of the particular Pouchong tea.

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The Place, like its name, brands itself as a hotel that creates a unique visitor experienced that embodies the specific identity of each place. This specificity of place is central to Mecanoo’s “People, Place, Purpose” design philosophy, which emphasizes users, a holistic understanding of the social, historical and physical context, and a response to current and future building functions. In keeping with this design philosophy, Mecanoo’s interiors for The Place hotel reinterprets the historic city’s rich streetscape. The hotel is located on the 10th to 20th floors of a mixed-use building. Visitors pass through a ground-floor lobby and arrive at the 10th floor check-in / lounge / dining area, which functions like a Taiwanese tea house. Traditionally, these tea houses are social spaces, not unlike European cafes and bars. Likewise, The Place’s welcoming lobby allows guests to check in, work, rest, dine and socialise. These services are “highlighted” in a

contemporary bright blue linear element, creating a strong contrast with the warm oak walls. This element contains a buffet counter, flexible stepped seating, and several one-step self-check-in points. As in a tea house, hospitality and socialisation are central. Social spaces should have an energetic buzz without becoming overcrowded; depending on the time of day, the size of the lobby can be flexibly adjusted with a system of curtains. Only half of the space is open in the late evenings; when the hotel is fully booked, the lobby can extend to the adjacent multipurpose room. Curtains also add a rich experiential layer to the project; in the 10th floor dining area, overlapping layers of fabric with different degrees of transparency selectively reveal views. The ca. 60m x 4m printed image is a “digitalised history” – what appears as a historic image from a distance becomes a pattern of 1s and 0s when seen up close.

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“For each assignment, our goal is to seek out the secret of the location to create a unique design that strengthens the distinct identity of the context. By contrasting old and new, mixing of west and east, the hotel becomes a contemporary interpretation of a traditional art form. For the interior design of The Place hotel in Taipei’s Nangang district, Mecanoo drew inspiration from the local tea production tradition. The tea industry has contributed to shaping the area’s landscape and history and is part of what makes Nangang unique.”

While the lobby is a tea house, the hotel corridors and rooms embody the tea production process. The corridor carpet pattern evokes the terraced tea plantation landscape. Stepping into the rooms, the chevron wood floor pattern echoes the woven bamboo baskets for drying tea leaves. The colour palette is natural wood with Pouchong tea-coloured accents. In total, the hotel includes 179 compact guestrooms that vary between 20 m2 and 43 m2. The Place is primarily a business hotel, with guests coming for trade fairs and shows. Storage space and computer working stations are therefore conveniently provided. There are seven types of rooms, each with a compact layout and designed to appear as spacious as possible. Address: No. 196 č™&#x; , Jingmao 2nd Road, Nangang District - Taipei City (Taiwan)

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Laith Abdel Hadi, an interior designer based between Dubai, London, and Saudi Arabia and known for his unpredictable design projects, created the interiors of contemporary residence in London.

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“My client's request was to create a curated space with a feel that pieces were collected over time.” - Laith Abdel Hadi

This contemporary residence enhances perfectly the balance between bright colors, strong contrasts and the elegance of some the most wanted pieces by Boca do Lobo. A harmonious space full of exclusivity that Laith sketched from the very beginning. Minotti, Jonathan Adler, Eichholtz, Tom Dixon, The Rug Company, Hudson Furniture NY by Barlas Baylar just to name a few, are other luxury and exquisite brands that the designer chose for this inspiring interior design project. The key to make this unique project is to have as the center stage the client’s art collection. Therefore, the walls are painted in crisp white to have the art speak and stand out. The designer thoughts worked around the colors of a peacock feather: blue, green, caramel for the formal area. The ambiance is filled with shaped and sharped forms to create more dimension and life growing through the ground. Right in front of the firework stands out opulence and wide-open eclectic living room. Art is detailed in every piece of furniture in the house. Contemporary and maximalism styles are the main combination of the room and together create the perfect juxtaposition. 120 | G&G _ Magazine

“The Boca Do Lobo Versailles sofa was the focal point for me in the formal lounge which was custom upholstered in a rich deep blue velvet... the sofa was a perfect fit to such an eclectic space.� - Laith Abdel Hadi

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For the living room the designer has chosen the Boca Do Lobo Versailles sofa: this creative piece made in a wood structure and panels in a manual sculpture, enriches the decoration of the space and, with its blue color, contributes to the balance of colors giving a remarkable contrast.

By the dining area, white and neutrals are the king and queen. However, this outstanding design corner only works with the white and blue-tiled sideboard. The kitchen countertop was a challenge for its size as it’s entirely made of blue agate crystal, which we had made and flown from India to London. Besides, with hand-painted-tiles, Boca do Lobo Heritage sideboard has gained a privileged place in this room dictating an overall look and feel about this unique space. In this project, Laith Abdel Hadi worked closely with his clients to create an interior design project that reflects the clients’ style and personality, always pushing the boundaries of style and design a bit further.

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“I added the Heritage sideboard in the dining area that worked perfectly with the kitchen blue agate countertop to pull in all the different shades of blue.� - Laith Abdel Hadi

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Ippolito Fleitz Group has completed a new coworkspace project in Shanghai, SOHO 3Q WuJiaoChang, commissioned by the country’s largest private real estate developer.

C A new spiral staircase makes a bold sculptural gesture, connecting all upper floors and ensuring that creative community life continues on every level.

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oworking spaces such as SOHO 3Q WuJiaoChang are places that buzz with energy where the unexpected forms part of your daily agenda. China’s millennials are work environments for new encounters – places where you can meet interesting people and create new things together. It’s a way to come into contact with other talented people, mavericks, movers and doers, who could perhaps become your next coworkers or business partners. Ippolito Fleitz Group’s transformation of a Shanghai department store from the 1980s makes a stimulating contribution to this subject – and with it, to the future of the work environment. China has an impressive number of young people with a drive to move things forward and a need for a modern and inspiring work environment from which to do so. At the same time, the country has a great deal of outdated building stock that no longer complies with today’s use and quality requirements. There is enormous potential in rediscovering and converting these large spaces for a new kind of use: the city’s unused building blocks are becoming revitalised and the new way of working together is finding an environment outside of conventional office typologies. In Wujiaochang, a trendy district with numerous shopping malls near Shanghai University, the opportunity arose to transform a disused department store with 14,000 square meters and five levels into this kind of dynamic workspace. Via the two-level campus on the ground floor, the energy of the coworking space connects with the pulse of the city. The campus forms the centrepiece of the building: a two-level community hub designed for business talks, presentations, formal and spontaneous meetings, and a place to have coffee.

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On each of the five levels, users are welcomed in a central reception area. Around the reception area is grouped a diverse array of communication areas: small and large conference rooms, cafeterias and more concentrated work spaces, such as small conference niches, alcoves and acoustically shielded telephone booths.

Separate private offices in denominations of two to 30 workstations offer an easily scalable, flexible work environment for a total of 2.500 people.

The design language mirrors the energy of the coworking ethos: terrazzo floors, open ceilings and wooden surfaces teamed with bold colours create an inspiring yet engaging atmosphere for a target group that is always on the move. In order to zone such a large area into identifiable spaces, each level is dedicated to a well-known personality, who effected a revolutionary change in perception in their particular field of endeavour: portraits of Leoh Ming Pei, Steve Jobs, Marie Curie, Albert Einstein and Thomas Edison decorate the walls and give each level its unique identity.

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Individual graphic and colour concepts provide a further means of differentiation. The five levels thereby become work havens for your particular professional ambitions.

Cheetah Plains is the first luxury game lodge celebrated by the interior architecture and design studio ARRCC in the Sabi Sand Game Reserve in the Kruger National Park, South Africa, reinventing traditional safari�style architecture.

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“Our lifestyles are modern; nature is raw and primal. It is in that honest contrast that a beautiful tension exists‌ The architecture exists to enhance the experience of the outdoors - not to mimic it, but to complement it so that guests may experience the bush more directly, more immediately.â€? - Stefan Antoni, the lead architect

Combining state-of-the-art sustainable architecture with a pioneering afro-minimalist aesthetic, Cheetah Plains contrasts confident contemporary inorganic forms with the natural landscape, creating something beautiful in the unexpected creative contrast of seemingly opposing forces. The angular or divaricate architectural forms that are the aesthetic signature at the heart of the lodge design were inspired by the Acacia thorns indigenous to the area. The convergent straight lines and expansive cantilevered roof structures of the lodge not only offset the architecture against its setting - a sculptural form or jewel in the landscape - but also frame and mediate the experience of the bush.

“The idea was always to redefine luxury and usher in a new language of African design for safari… The result is interiors that The lodge accommodation at Cheetah Plains is split into three separate, private components referred to as the Plains Houses. These, in turn, are are at once made up of clusters of free-standing buildings rather than the typical uniquely African, lodge typology of a central communal space surrounded by bedrooms. yet undeniably Each Plains House has a private arrival courtyard with covered canopy, modern with an expansive open-plan lounge, dining and bar space with adjoining natural finishes air-conditioned wine room and a private family/media room. and sophisticated Many of the furniture pieces were custom designed by ARRCC and OKHA in collaboration with local craftsmen, including Colin Rock, Pierre detailing.” - Mark Rielly, ARCC interior design director

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Cronje and Gerrit Giebel. Once-off Pierre Cronje dining tables, each made from a single sheet of leadwood, establish a central feature in each house. Suspended above them, hand-blown glass chandeliers by Martin Doller reflect and refract the natural light from the surrounding bushveld. Each bar has been hand-carved from a single block of Travertine. The walls are adorned with a thoughtfully curated selection of original South African artworks, many specifically commissioned from both established and up-and-coming contemporary local artists. The public sculptures include cheetah by Arend Eloff and wild dogs by Gail Catlin.

The outdoor features woven into the spaces around each Plains House include a boma area, an expansive terrace, and a heated pool. Sculptural raw rusted steel pool pavilions, inspired by the canopy of the local Tamboti tree, filter dappled light through their cantilevered branches.

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The fractured arrangement of the buildings also made it possible to retain established trees on the site and build around them, enhancing the lodge’s sense of integration with the environment and allowing to tread lightly on the site. At the same time, the integrated concept of architecture, interiors, and furniture design gently revolutionises the safari experience and advances the discourse of game lodge architecture. 142 | G&G _ Magazine

The communal living spaces are each surrounded by four standalone bedroom suites, almost large enough to be considered a mini-lodges in their own right. Here, the interior design introduces softness and texture – at times retaining a certain grittiness with rough stone walls, raw concrete, weathered steel and sheets of glass. The bedrooms suites themselves each have a generous open-plan lounge and bedroom space, plus guest toilet, and a walk-in dressing room. The bathrooms open directly to the outdoors, offering an exhilarating open-air bathing experience. A unique sense of place is carried through in the abundant use of locally sourced natural materials and bespoke designs handmade by local artisans. Organic natural forms are abstracted in the patterns, forms, and rhythms of the interior design. Richly textured fabrics, aged leathers, and wood grains have been subtly offset with sleek details in gold, bronze, and black.

“The story of the design is a collaborative vision that carefully explores the considered design of every element and their materials to reveal their natural beauty and purest form, shaping elements that are raw and transforming them into objects of luxury.� - Mark Rielly

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At the foot of the Sciliar, in the picturesque area of Alpe di Siusi (Bolzano), the spirit of a barn is reborn as a home thanks to the intervention of noa* (network of architecture), mixing the South Tyrolean tradition with surprising features internally, resulting from design of visionary and unexpected spaces.

The house mirrors the construction type of the location’s rural buildings. On the stone foundation, is a wooden structure in larch on three levels, and which supports the gable roof, typical of the village’s dwellings. A wooden trellis covers the whole house in a shell-like manner, screening the light and heat of the sun in the hotter periods, and as a whole it is suggestive of the typical structures of alpine barns. One side of the house is formed from a glass facade and a terrace which opens out to the magnificent view over the landscape of the Dolomites..

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eep tradition in mind, but at the same time move away so as to create an original identity, a new way of living, a different structuring of the domestic space, and to search inspiration from a childhood passed in the mountains. The challenge faced by noa* in the project is a construction to take the place of a deserted house in the centre of the village with the original structure dating back to 1850. This project executed at a height of 1100 a.s.l. at the foot of Alpe di Siusi, a part of the Italian Dolomites recognised as a Unesco World Heritage due to its outstanding natural beauty. It was extremely important to respect the parameters of the original structure and the urban planning requirements and regulations of the village. For Stefan Rier, founder, together with Lukas Rungger of the noa* studio, and in this instance ‘his own client’, the project was an opportunity to give a personal footprint to his own property. In this sense there was a move away from the traditional principles of spatial distribution, this being achieved in part by recalling memories of a childhood spent in the mountains. The outcome of the project is a dwelling, having two aspects which confront each other in their style. The exterior represents the traditional alpine location, splendidly immersed in the local topography, whilst the interior boasts the visionary impulse, the surprise of a space freed from the general scheme of things, almost permeable, osmotic, and certainly innovative.

The ground floor is a large common space with three diverse ‘island’ functions: the relaxation area, the dining area, and the kitchen, resolved with a large working surface feature in natural brass, and decorated on the sides with artisan earthenware tiles. The rest of the house develops in a vertical way and instead of the classical room division there are what can be described as ‘hanging boxes’, which are positioned at different heights and interconnected by stairs and walkways - they giving the sensation of walking up a mountain path towards the peak.

The furniture has all been produced to design specification, adhering to a zerokilometre regime. Attention to detail has been scrupulous, as has the search for original solutions from both a formal and functional stance. Cloth chosen plays an intricate game with wood in creating an atmosphere almost theatrical in kind. Flowing blue drapes act almost as stage curtains in enclosing various spaces and giving different and new perspectives.

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As well as incorporating materials having a local tradition – wood and stone – the project introduces others of a more contemporary nature, in some cases recalling a Mediterranean style. The floor resin, giving uniformity to the ground floor appearance, alternates between baked clay and sea-blue tiles, the same as used for the side covering of the kitchen’s work surface. The brass gives brilliant warm tones to the furniture details and to the work surface which also incorporates the cooking essentials and sink.

The staircase, in finely worked steel recalls the grates of Arabian tradition, creating a chiaroscuro effect which is extremely unusual for the Alpine environment.

The house contains three bedrooms supported by the wooden beam structure, visible in its totality. Each of them is designed as micro-homes, each one having its own particular design, these boxes seem to almost ‘hang’ in the ample volume of the interior. One gains access via a staircase and a walkway system, which as well as having a connecting function, accommodate the ‘bathroom’ areas with tubs and showers. On the last floor, a box plays host to the sauna with a panoramic view, extending out of the southern front. Preceding the sauna, there is a book-lounge with an antique majolica stove, which has been taken from the pre-existing building. The library together with a cloakroom area complete the private spaces on the higher levels. 150 | G&G _ Magazine

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LATE '20S CLASSICISM The Australian studio Luigi Rosselli Architects presents the renovation of "Peppertree Villa" - a skilfully designed late 1920s home in Bellevue Hill, the renowned eastern suburb of Sydney Harbor.

t the summit of Bellevue Hill a centennial Peppertree rises over the skyline; two homes lie beneath its vast canopy. One day the owners of the two homes decided to renew the botany and architecture of properties. This was how was how Luigi Rosselli Architects coming to be selected to respectfully revive and refresh this beautifully designed one of this house, "Peppertree Villa". During the 1920s, while Europe sought to wash away the trauma of World War I through radical architectural styles such as constructivism and cubist inspired modernism, Australia chose to find comfort in the familiarity of classicism. Mediterranean classic style provided the dominant source of inspiration for homes built at ‘the top end of town’. With the Peppertree Villa, this classicism was expressed through a grand entry loggia or portico to the side of the house, and magnificent fireplaces and wellproportioned rooms to its interior. The aim of the Luigi Rosselli Architects improvements was to provide better flows between the various living spaces, open the spaces up to a new garden, and add a new basement garage, an attic room and a backyard swimming pool.

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Every aspect of the design of the house was carefully workshopped by Luigi Rosselli, the Client (a renowned fashion designer), Project Architect Jane McNeill, and Interior Designer Romaine Awill. The result is a mastery of architectural finishes such as the introduction of lush, tactile elements such as the stucco lucido (polished plaster), brass metalwork, solid timber panelling, resin-based wall cladding and bronze finishes to the cabinets.

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A new stair was also added due to the necessity to connect the two new levels to the rest of the house, and to provide a more inviting ascension to the bedrooms on the upper floors. The resulting stair takes the form of a suspended sculptural ribbon entirely detached from the walls of the stairwell. Luigi had to jump up and down on the treads to convince both the client and the builder of its strength and stability before they would consent to remove the temporary supporting props.

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ituated in the eastern CBD of Longgang, Shenzhen, Shimao Shenzhen-Hong Kong International Center enjoys the unique urban landscape resources, with its exhibition center constructed earlier looking towards Longgang Universiade Green Park, its east side facing the future super-high-rise main tower (it might become China's landmark building), its north side close to the central green space, and its west side echoing with the landscape mountains. The exhibition center will take into account the functions of planning display, commercial marketing, art exhibition, cultural activities, etc., and inject new vitality into the urban area. It will become the first business card of Shenzhen-Hong Kong International Center to the public. The architectural design has combined modern science and technology with traditional culture, taking "Spiral Scroll" + "Layered Gardens" as the core concept: The spiral rising architectural form together with the LED transparent screen, has formed a hazy paper canvas, displaying a long roll of landscape pictures with national charm; the overhangings at different levels and directions have formed a multi-dimensional layered garden, echoing with the scenery in all directions. The combination of the two is meant to create an exhibition gallery with rich cultural meanings. 162 | G&G _ Magazine

The gallery is floating above the water mirror, with pastel reflections full of interesting contrast. The tensile structure has overhanging layer by layer, changing directions all the time, and adding radiance and beauty to the surrounding field. The "Spiral Scroll" is circling and circling upwards, creating a hazy, tranquil, or grand, magnificent architectural atmosphere in varying periods of light and shadow. The "Crystal Exhibition Hall" of the core exhibition space is embedded in it, which shows the artistic tone of the public opening.

Kelly has seductively designed the living room with her love of hosting in mind. Great wooden panels were added to the impressive pre-existing columns framing the room. These add monumentality to the space,

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The landscape terrace that follows the rotation of the building constitutes a “Layered Garden�, aiming to create an experience of touring in the air garden and form a continuation of indoor and outdoor temperament. The "Spiral Scroll" has adopted a double-layer curtain wall system, with the inner performance curtain wall following the functional layout closely, the outer shape curtain wall circling upwards with the cantilever, and the middle cavity with a

built-in "LED transparent screen" multimedia system. During the daytime, the glazed glass in the sun presents a pure and elegant temperament like the rice paper, looking so peaceful and graceful. At dusk, the afterglow of the sunset falls on the scroll, and the building and the sky glister together; when the curtain of night falls, the magnificent dynamic landscape pictures circle around the building, looking so grand and exciting; at night, the gentle floodlight mode makes the building return to nature, looking quiet and peaceful.

The jewel of Budapest Placed in the famous cinema district in Budapest, one of the most ornamented buildings in Europe, Paris Court has been renovated by the Hungarian studio, Archikon in collaboration with design firm Kroki.

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he dark and damaged passageway of the Budapest spectacle has been a popular location in spy films, now its intricate details can be properly seen for the first time in its history. The designers who worked on repurposing the apartments above the passageway to a five-star hotel had the enormous task to honor the Neo-Gothic, Art Nouveau and Moorish aesthetics created by the masters of 1900s in their contemporary interpretation with subtlety. Had you visited the Paris Court in downtown Budapest only a handful of years ago, you’d have met with a significantly different impression. Darkened corners, rusted metalwork and damage from the tumultuous wartime events that shook Europe in the 20th Century all combined to make for an architectural sight that was at once historically rich yet in many ways a shadow of its former glory. In fact, it was a popular destination for filmmakers, who saw the opportunity to leverage the combination of the ornate passageway and limited natural light for covert undercover meetings in spy films such as 2011’s Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy. Over the last three years, a partnership between Kroki and Archikon has worked to revive the downtown location, restoring the dark and damaged arcade to a decorated landmark that introduces proper lighting to its intricate details for the first time in its history.

“For me the exciting part of this project was behind the scenes. This is why we designed the protective case to allow visitors to see into the Paris Court from above.� - Csaba Nagy, lead architect of Archikon

Interestingly, the residences above actually sit on top of the arches that run along the roof of the passageway, meaning that historically they could not have provided any natural light. As a solution, Archikon installed clever lighting into the arches of the arcade, giving the impression of natural light that simultaneously enhance the intricate details of the decorated passageway.

The goal was first to restore the historical features of the central passageway, which is now open to the public as it had been prior to its disrepair. This meant maintaining the unique facades and decorative elements of the building that its creator, Henrik Schmahl, had designed it with when it was built at the beginning of the 1900s. Glimpses of NeoGothic, Art Nouveau and Moorish aesthetics can be spotted throughout the covered space. The myriad details that once decorated the passageway is a rarity across Europe, and so when work started it was essential that these same features were restored and maintained to their previous, ornate glory. The initial work on the Paris Court began with Archikon, who first needed to restore the 172 | G&G _ Magazine

glass dome that acts as the centrepiece for the walkway. Archikon, who has worked on numerous restorations of historic buildings in Budapest, knew that the first goal should be to bring light into the passageway. This dome was meticulously cleaned and, where necessary, replaced with the same attention to detail that it had previously been built with. A protective casing has also been added to the dome, securing the delicate construction from the elements while still allowing light to pour into the central seating area below. The protective case itself is designed with a tiered set of windows, while a small terrace at the first floor of the residences allows for access to the glass dome, acting a small viewing space into the arcade below.

While ARCHIKON worked hard to tactfully restore the arcade to its historical beauty, it was the work above within the residences that allowed the architectural studio to bring modern aspects to the building. A onceopen air courtyard that provided access to the apartments themselves has now been covered with a unique rooftop with geometrical glass panels. This allows light into the renovated space but protects it from the elements. The same area has been restored as an interior space, close attention was paid to maintaining the original features of the building, such as the octagonal column of the building’s previous elevator or the elaborate stained-glass windows that give the newly covered space a sense of fantasy.

Nowhere is this attention to the original features better seen than in the new floor that has been added onto the building and is being used for the hotel’s presidential suite. Here Archikon built a rooftop terrace to provide a grand view over the city while still retaining a sense of privacy and personal space.

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The terrace provides immediate view of the building’s original rooftop tiles. These famous Zsolnay tiles are a familiar sight on numerous historical buildings throughout Budapest and Hungary, but nowhere else is it possible to have such direct closeness to the iconic ceramics.

The recognized and award-winning Canadian design practice, gh3* presents the Borden Park Natural Swimming Pool - the first chemical free public outdoor pool to be built in Canada, projected with a modernist’s eye to beauty and long-term environmental sustainability.

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ocated in the city of Edmonton, the old existing pool was replaced by a seasonal pavilion and landscaped pool precinct for 400 swimmers. The architectural challenge was to create a large-scale pool with the high-quality water control (a criterion essential for any public bathing facility), while also achieving an environmentally healthy and natural filtration process. The architects began by establishing a pool technology that cleanses the water through stone, gravel, sand, and botanic filtering processes, and this inspired them to create a materials-oriented concept for the changeroom facility that achieves a technically rigorous and aesthetically integrated design. Canada’s guidelines for public pools are some of the strictest in the world, so to realise the project the architects needed to take a creative approach, classifying the project as “recreational waters” with the building permit as a “constructed beach with variances” – and the variances were the pools. The pool involves a balanced ecosystem where plant materials, microorganisms, and nutrients come together within a gravel and sand filtering process to create “living water”. There is no soil involved in this process. Filtration is achieved in two ways: by means of a biological mechanical system or the constructed wetland and gravel filter, and in situ, with Zooplankton. This is an unsterilized, chemical and disinfectant free filtering system in which isolating membranes contain water as it circulates and is cleansed by means of a natural process. The process takes place at the north end of the pool precinct. On deck, water passes through a sand and stone subversive pond and a planted hydro botanic pond. Adjacent to these ponds, a granular filter PO4 adsorption unit is enclosed by the gabion walls continuous with the building.

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The project’s materiality creates a fundamental conceptual connection between the technical demands of the pool and the design of the built enclosure and landscape elements. The dark limestone and steel of the gabion wall construction defines the enclosure’s vertical dimension as filter-like or breathable, as granular and porous.

The elemental form and reductive materials ease the user experience and enriches the narrative of bathing in the landscape. The juxtaposition of the constructed elements invokes comparisons with the geology of the North Saskatchewan River and the flat topography of the prairie lands edge.

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The pool precinct is defined by a planar landscape where flush to surface detailing creates seamless interfaces among sandy beach, the concrete pool perimeter and wood decking. The gabion walls of the low rectilinear building terminate with a lid-like flat roof that frames the treecanopy of the Park beyond and enhances the sensation of open-sky spaciousness within the pool precinct.

The building houses universal change rooms, showers, washrooms, staff areas and the water filtration mechanisms. The swimming program includes a children’s pool, a deep pool, on-deck outdoor showers, a sandy beach, picnic areas, and spaces for other pool related recreational activities. The structure takes a cue from the two adjacent mid-century modernist style pool buildings. Built in the 1950s these extant buildings define the southwest edge of the pool precinct and connects the new with a century old cultural heritage of architecturally distinctive, civic outdoor bathing pavilions. The Borden Park Natural Swimming Pool is indicative of the City of Edmonton’s exemplary leadership and recognition of the civic importance of architectural excellence in the building of public infrastructure. Borden Park has evolved over the last century as a place of shared outdoor recreational activities, as a destination for family gatherings, for outdoor bathing since 1924, as well playing host to a zoo and at times fairground events.

BORDER CROSSING HOUSE Simone Subissati Architects projected the isolated house in the Italian city of Polverigi (Marche region) with long and compact body. 182 | G&G _ Magazine

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The created space is concave, receptive, permitting the external space to enter and to the residents to enjoy it with simplicity. An ideal line of energy (a cosmic axis) of which the inhabitant can feed himself. He can pass through, from north to south, from the mountains to the sea. Suspension and dizziness are wanted feelings, enhanced by the absence of a conventional railing in the catwalk that distributes the spaces for the whole length of the house, replaced by an ethereal henhouse net.


ith its prolonged form, the body allows the simultaneous vision of the two sides of the ridge from any environment, symbolizes the border, the threshold to cross, emerging as the main theme of the project research. The project borrows, from the traditional rural home in Le Marche region, the compactness and the longitudinal development of the building with residential space in a row. The house is located on the outskirts of the urban space, where fields grow; the permeability of the soil is left to its maximum, with the grass that touches the perimeter of the house and with the minimum surface of outdoor paving that is detached, isolated from the house. There is no fence to demarcates the private property. A swathe of grass surrounds ideally the house in the field (cultivated in rotation with grain, barley, sunflower) expanding it. The attempt is to break the border, without following the

protocol for which the private housing space is split up from farm work. A concept that is develop in a different way in the ground floor (day) and the 1st floor (night). The ground floor is a cut block, covered in varnished iron with anti rust primer. While the first floor, as though suspended, is composed by a more closed and intimate section and by a hybrid, inner and external space, surround by a perforated membrane. The two levels have different connections with the external space. On the ground floor the cyclic theory of the vertical cut allows visual and physical permeability.

In the closed block of the first floor, an unusual window, with kaleidoscopic viewfinders head towards the landscape, giving the possibility to look out at the two counterposed slopes from the same position. The relation with the exterior changes by moving close to them, allowing the entrance of the amplified surrounding panorama.

The body of the building can be crossed in more than one position: the patio entrance, the living and bathroom/ spa. The emptiness that springs in the dialectical scheme internalexternal of the project, bounded by walls (from the open space of the patio and the outside catwalk, to the more intimate area of the bedrooms, arriving to the area filtered from curtains on the first floor) is important to break up what unusually tends to occupy in a stable and immobilizing way. The blocks and the single parts of the building could be easily identified, having the proportions of an assembly kit, an out of scale construction game composed by white and red pieces of which it simple to imagine even the assembly process. The project is minimized, according to a simple thought based on the concept rather than formal choices. The rhythm of the openings and of the coating of the block on the ground floor is modular, cyclical, and follows a sinusoidal law; the same is reflected in the diaphragm- space on the first floor, in the wood partition than sustains the tissue. 186 | G&G _ Magazine

The doors of the balcony can stay open without any obstruction lean against pilasters. In this way the inner space become an outside-covered space and the living area turns into an enclosed gazebo in the house to be used not only in the summer season. 188 | G&G _ Magazine

Regarding the interior and the furniture (all customized designed) the purpose was to avoid the contemporary language made of bright, luxury labels and design of contemporary fashion. Searching for an authenticity, like an “inherited� space, to pass down itself as witness, imagining it almost as though temporary (nomad, camping); a light

space, flexible, like pre-existing, that suddenly we can take back, no finery and no luxury which belongs to home of the farming tradition. The furniture is in white painted ash wood or in blockboard pinewood panels (only for the doors). Countertops, tables, sinks and basin are designed in cement and quartz.

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