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EDITOR’S LETTER

TRENDS 14 DESIGN SELECTION SPRING 2019

INSPIRATION 27

LATEST NEWS FROM DESIGN WORLD

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THE BEST SHOTS FROM INSTAGRAM

TRAVEL 44

SUMMER DESTINATIONS THE WORLD'S BEST RESTAURANTS

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FROM HOTEL TO APARTMENT ROOST EAST MARKET

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CONNECTING EXPERIENCES POLTRONA FRAU'S FLAGSHIP

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IN SEARCH OF RARE OBJECTS "APARTMENT 13"

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ON HOLIDAY FLAMINGO CLUB HOTEL

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CONTENTS INTERIORS 86

DETAIL OF A HOUSE PROJECT LA BELLE VUE IN SOUTH AFRICA

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PEACEFUL ATMOSPHERE BRAZILIAN COUNTRY HOUSE

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THE VIEW OFFICE SPACE IN LONDON

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IN THE THEATRE BARCELONA: LIVE/WORK SPACE

ARCHITECTURE 118

AN EXAMPLE OF LEARNING THE UNIVERSITY CAMPUS FACULTY OF ARCHITECTURE AND CONSTRUCTION

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THE DESERT ROSE THE NATIONAL MUSEUM OF QATAR

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TRIPLE VOLUME HOUSE IN ALELLA, SPAIN

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SPIRITUAL CONNECTIONS NON-DENOMINATIONAL CHAPEL AND CREMATORIUM IN DORSET

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SCENERY FLOWS KOREAN PROJECT WITH 3D EFFECT

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ew Edition. New trends, openings, events, projects - new ideas! The key word of this edition is the New because we are always looking for something that doesn’t yet exist. So we present a new selection of Trends inspired by the colors we find in nature: from mango yellow to moss green to earthy red; not forgetting the section of the news to keep up with latest updates. Taking into account the arrival of summer, we offer you our new list of the Best Restaurants where you can stop off during your holidays. We also propose the high-design extended-stay hotel concept developed by American firm Roost, and its new opening of the boutique hotel ROOST East Market. Meanwhile for shopping addicts we opted for the new fashion boutique "Apartment 13" in Kiev where it's possible to find the unique pieces ranging from fashionable clothes to furniture and home dÊcor. And finally, exclusively, we reveal the new National Museum of Qatar realised by the famous French studio, Jean Nouvel Atelier - a unique architectural project of its kind, a new realization that marked the new chapter in Qatar history. Browse, read and be inspired by this edition!

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HOTELS The Brazilian interior designer Melina Romano realized the interiors of the hotel “Ich Porto Alegre”.

INTERIORS Simple but original Rodney Lawrence signs a luxurious house in Manhattan intended for art-loving clients preserving the original loft feeling..

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Design trends We’are in the midst of rebirth. Our eyes are captured by the intense colors that nature gives us. So we reveal the new selection of Trends that transform your interiors into small earthly paradises rich in emotion and vivacity!

Palatino Slim Display case by BOCA DO LOBO

Rome Evolving Painting by ANNE B. SCHWARTZ

Apollo Mirror by BOCA DO LOBO

Mango cocktail A YELLOWISH-TROPICAL COLOR IS WHAT YOU NEED TO GIVE STYLE TO YOUR INTERIOR. ITS PRESENCE ON THE SPRING TRENDS LIST WAS UNDENIABLE, AND IT IS CERTAINLY BEAUTIFUL ENOUGH TO MERIT IT

Na Pali Sofa by INSIDHERLAND 14 | G&G _ Magazine

Bengali Orange Fabric by SUNBRELLA

Twelve A. M. Bench by Neri&Hu for MOLTENI&C


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Enjoy the journey in our sustainable world of delicacy from the Italian regions.


#SPRING2019 Simone Screen by KOKET

Blenheim Lamp by ALEXANDER JOSEPH

Terrarium moss MOSS GREEN IS A NATURAL, LUSH SHADE THAT BRINGS TO MIND COOL FORESTS AND SNAKING VINES. IN THAT SINCE, IT PAIRS WELL WITH ALL OF THE INTENSE SHADES THIS TRENDS SELECTION

Pure Armchair by BESSA DESIGN

Stella Sofa by DOMKAPA

Fireforest Wallpaper by TEXTURAE

Russel Dining chair by ESSENTIAL HOME


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Marco Armchair by ESSENTIAL HOME

412 CAB Chair by Mario Bellini for CASSINA

Guilt Mirror by MAISON VALENTINA

Himba Rug by BRABBU

Highclere Lamp by ALEXANDER JOSEPH

Marrakech effect INSPIRED BY THE DESERT TERRAIN OF THE CITY OF NORTH AFRICA, A SELECTION OF CARMINE-COLORED PIECES - A SHADE OF DARK RED THAT BRINGS SOPHISTICATION TO YOUR INTERIOR BUT ALSO A ROUGH TOUCH Bakir Floor lamp by MURANTI 18 | G&G _ Magazine

Brera Chair by MisuraEmme

Felix Chair by ARTEMEST


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Madison Bedside table by JETCLASS Estro Coffee table by NATUZZI ITALIA

Mat brown IT'S A COOL BROWN SHADE THAT WORKS BEAUTIFULLY IN ALMOST ANY COLOR PALETTE. THIS COLOR IS GROUNDED AND SERIOUS, BUT IT'S ALSO A TIMELESS AND SOPHISTICATED CHOICE THAT WOULD DO WELL IN ANYONE’S HOUSE

ZAG Coat hook by LA CHANCE

Chartres Bronze Fabric by SUNBRELLA

Backstage Armchair by VISIONNAIRE

Limb Handle by PULLCAST

Breeze Coffee tables by VISIONNAIRE

Noah Dining table by OUTLINE

Orpheus Lamp by BRAND VAN EGMOND


#SPRING2019 Gliss Mirror by JETCLASS

Trinity Chandelier by KOKET

Burnt orange ARMCHAIRS, FABRICS, LAMPS AND MORE. INSPIRED BY THE 70S' FURNITURE AND ACCESSORIES OF THIS DARK SHADE OF ORANGE IS A MUST HAVE FOR THIS SPRING IN YOUR INTERIORS

Java Armchair by BRABBU

Bubble Knit Floor lamp by MISSONI HOME

Neo Rug by RUG’ SOCIETY

Ultra Suede Amber Yellow Fabric by KOKET

Kendo Floor light by BRABBU

Belly Armchair by BESSA

Louise Floor lamp by BRAND VAN EGMOND


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LATEST NEWS The art of light The Treviso-based company presents Cupole - the series designed by Marco Zito comes from the observation of the Venetian skyline and the domes of the Church of San Marco, undisputed symbols of the city of Venice. Domes is characterized by a complex construction, which reproduces the architectural structure of the royal domes: the inner lantern is surmounted by an outer dome and a counter-dome, both in metal. www.masierogroup.com


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Details A more essential style with soft traits and a strong returning to the use of different materials: Francesco Pasi presents its new ďŹ nishing in leather or Nubuck which extends the possibilities of customization of the Collection Ellipse. Furniture’s look changes by giving more contemporaneity to the design proposal and expands the material elements available that can be combined to create unique spaces. www.francescopasi.it

Poetic form Lines and soft finishes The Antillia armchair, from Nest collection by Smania, is a decisive and exclusive character, inspired by the union between man and nature. To animate this proposal is a very dynamic vision of living, a dream-like interpretation of the contemporary lifestyle that is expressed through an eclectic and fascinating design. www.smania.it

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Mingardo presents its new Elephant console created by designers Ellen Bernhardt and Paola Vella. The assembled geometric elements create a sculptural console of unusual proportions. The shimmering blue galvanic finish of the legs, with brass reflections, and the pink an black marble of the top give it a sophisticated yet informal look. www.mingardo.com


#LATESTNEWS "It would have been easy for me to sit down and enjoy what others have created, but no, when the experience overwhelms you and you already see the story you can't stop."

Tradition & innovation To honour its origins and its more recent history, altreforme presents Mata and Grifo mirror coat hangers, born from the genius held by Antonio Aricò and Elena Salmistraro. It's a tribute to the more aesthetic side of the brand. The two creations are inspired by Mata and Grifone, huge papier-mâché sculptures that are the founders of the city of Messina, in Sicily, discover during patron saint festivals. www.altreforme.com

The Terracotta Land is a site-specific installation that celebrates 100 years of one of the Italian most important and ancient furnaces: Poggi Ugo. This project wants to suggest new aesthetics visions related to Terracotta. In a dialogue of mutual inspiration between past and present, the mission for the project, that has been entrusted to the Spanish studio “Masquespacio” to work on the idea of travel as revelation. www.masquespacio.com

From object to experience The meeting between Editamateria and Delvis has given rise to the new Seminara collection. It reproduces the objects represented in the archaic drawings of the geographical area of Magna Graecia and Aspromonte, and offer a glimpse of historical memory of the use of the material in pop/primitive creations of the past. www.editamateria.com 30 | G&G _ Magazine


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The artistic dialogue Renowned influential London based art gallery, Maddox Gallery, will exclusively unveil Spanish artist Coco Dávez's striking collection of ‘Faceless’ portraits in May 2019. The launch of her most acclaimed body of work to date is undoubtedly set to disrupt the art scene in London and further afield. Madrid based Coco Dávez is a rising star in the arts world. www.maddoxgallery.com 32 | G&G _ Magazine


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Enchanting sight Locatelli Partners inaugurated its second Milan office in Via Corridoni 15, a special location in the heart of Milan which will allow people to discover a quiet new corner of the city. The building has been completely restored and covers 800 square meters spread over three floors. www.locatellipartners.com

The Checkmate The Portuguese furniture firm Bessa unveils its exclusive center table Chess. It's inspired by the chess board and the game’s most important move, the checkmate! The Chess Table depicts the ultimate play in which the Horse defeats the King, who metaphorically melts into a space that recreates a battlefield. These pieces were designed by Bessa and hand carved. A piece of art and design that recreates one of the most ancestral and strategic games of civilization. www.bessadesign.com


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Bijou Marble OKHA launched the Bijou Marble side table - a new take on an earlier prototype released in 2018 which was simply named Bijou. The organic, soft geometry of the table presents the viewer with a completely unique perspective from every angle. There is a sense of the irregular, a random logic, an intuitiveness to the design that speaks of the human hand, nature, not the cold logic of factory or the machine. www.okha.com

Or monotonous? The Czech design brand, Bomma, unveils its news collection of crystal lighting: Lens. Light refracted through a lens is the fundamental principle of optics. Here, two lenses harmoniously encapsulate their interior source, playing a symphony of lights. Classic clear crystal is offset by a single color that highlights its refraction. A hypnotic design, asking only unique composition and arrangement. It has great potential for use in larger projects. Delicate lens-shaped objects may be lavishly multiplied and bring a festive atmosphere to any interior. www.bomma.cz

The Dutch company presents Apple Mood small lamps designed by Malika Novi. Inspired by the natural beauty of the apple, this transparent shaped glass with a solid aluminum core is a sophisticated touch for your home. www.quasar.nl


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Futuristic animations Curiosity realized the new flagship store of Hipanda, the phenomenal street brand, opened in Omotesando, Tokyo, as its first store in Japan. It is a journey inside a futuristic space, where the world of digital and analogue fuse into immersive and inclusive total experience. www.curiosity.jp

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Tropical flora B-Loom, a project by Bitossi Home and the Milanese store Funky Table, features the new items of La Tavola Scomposta collection, designed by Paula Cademartori. The objects are inspired by the tropical South American flora, motherland of the designer, reinterpreted in new flamboyant shapes. www.bitossihome.it

Ncontemporary presents Sinapsi, the first solo exhibition of the young Italian artist Giulia Maiorano in Milan until 22 May 2019. Curated by Vera Canevazzi, the exhibition focused on the genesis of the artistic creation includes five series of works, three of which never shown before. Giulia Maiorano's research is based on the interaction between work and play, irony and seriousness, the interior and exterior world, the public and private sphere. www.vera-artconsulting.com


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G&G _ Magazine unveils the World's Best Restaurants for this Summer! Crossing the world and making stops in the most beautiful cities in the world, from the Russian capital Moscow to the motherland of design Milan to the romantic Paris, we have selected places where you can enjoy your exclusive meals with luxury touch.


Arpège / Paris Opened by Alain Passard, Arpège was included in our ranking distinguishing itself from its Art Deco style. Besides the founder named it so to pay tribute to music that represents his second passion, after cooking, of course. Alain Passard chose Lalique Cristal in pear tree waves to the rhythm of Bacchanalia for the walls of the restaurant. The smooth leather chairs seem to blend in with the movement. The windows are glass waves made by Bernard Pictet that contrast with the transparency of a venetian glaze and seem to play with daylight. In 1996, he obtained a third Michelin star and last year in 2016 he celebrated the 30th anniversary of his restaurant! Address: 84 Rue de Varenne - 75007, Paris (France)

Blue Hill / New York City The original Blue Hill restaurant, opened in 2000, is located in Greenwich Village, New York City. Hidden three steps below street level, the restaurant occupies a landmark "speakeasy" just off of Washington Square Park. Blue Hill’s menu showcases local food and a wine list with producers who respect artisanal techniques. Ingredients come from nearby farms, including Blue Hill Farm in Great Barrington, Massachusetts, Top left "Jardinière and Stone Barns Center for Food légumes Arlequin" dish and Agriculture, a forty-five minute from Arpège menu. To the left lunchroom of drive from New York City. Guests Arpège. To the right can choose from the four-course Blue Hill's interiors. "Tasting Menu" or opt for the "Farmer's Feast," a six-course tasting inspired by the week's harvest. Address: 75 Washington Pl 10011, New York City (USA) 46 | G&G _ Magazine

Photography by Ben Alsop


To the left BHNY.Face Bacon by Blue Hills. Below “Arlequin de légumes en aigre dou” dish by Arpège

Photography by Thomas Schauer


Maaemo’s dining room with a view of the city. To the right El Celler de Can Roca’s interiors.

"Cooking has many facets and many readings, we are lucky to be able to interpret cooking in a very particular way. It is true that we are non-conformists and that we are wont to seek out new ways of interpreting and doing things. This may lead people to believe that we always pursue sophistication, but we never lose sight of this primary and simple feeling of taste, and the product as a raw material." El Celler de Can Roca / Girona It’s a Spanish free-style restaurant founded by the Roca brothers: Jordi, Josep and Joan, committed to the avant-garde, but still faithful to the memory of different generations of the family's ancestors dedicated to feeding people. The Roca brothers' passion for cooking was initially kindled in Can Roca, the establishment their parents manage in Taialà, a neighborhood lying on the outskirts of Girona. It is where they grew up, amid the hubbub of dishes, pots and pans and clients. The bar was their living room, their playground, where they did their homework, watched TV ... whence the aroma of the stews simply prepared by their mother, wafted in. Address: Can Sunyer 48 - 17007, Girona (Spain) 48 | G&G _ Magazine

Maaemo / Oslo This Oslo’s ground-breaking three Michelin starred restaurant, is opened its doors in December 2010 and is run and co-owned by Head Chef Esben Holmboe Bang. Maaemo – an old Norse word meaning «Mother Earth» – is focused on creating a narrative around the clean, bright flavours of Norway. The restaurant builds around its local produce driven cuisine with a focus on reflecting the changing seasons and the raw nature of Norway. The restaurant exclusively serves a playful tasting menu that is a pageant of dishes such as Norwegian langoustines with pine; mackerel with ramson; and Røros butter ice cream with brown butter caramel. Address: Schweigaardsgt. 15b 0191, Oslo (Norway)


Butter from Røros by Maaemo. Below Odette’s entrance and to the right the interiors, designed by Universal Design Studio with the use of natural, raw elements that communicate warmth and comfort, as well as a soft colour palette, all while respecting its historic and iconic location within the National Gallery.

Odette / Singapore Chef-Owner Julien Royer, together with The Lo & Behold Group, opened Odette at the iconic National Gallery Singapore in November 2015. The restaurant is Royer’s maiden effort as Chef-Owner and the Group’s first fine dining establishment. Odette has been lauded by critics and guests alike, and was awarded 2-Michelin stars a mere 9-months into its opening. Odette is named in tribute to Royer’s grandmother who taught him how some of the most remarkable dishes can come from the purest ingredients and believed in ensuring that the fundamental pleasures of enjoying a meal are delivered in the most thoughtful, welcoming and hospitable manner. Address: 1 St Andrew’s Road #01-04 - 178957, Singapore


The Draycott / Los Angeles Fettle, the LA and London based design studio has designed The Draycott, a European-inspired brasserie with a Californian twist situated in Pacific Palisades, Los Angeles. The flagship restaurant, by acclaimed restaurateurs Matt and Marisa Hermer, evokes a sense of nostalgia of a grand European brasserie balanced with the flair of its Californian location. Address: 15255 Palisades Village Lane 90272, Los Angeles (USA)

The furniture in the restaurant has been meticulously custom designed by Fettle like a marble-topped jewel-box like bar in the heart the space with other elements of the dining room symmetrically positioned to create a strong sense of uniformity and organisation.


On the left the interiors of Carlo e Camilla in Segheria: long wood tables, noble crystal chandeliers, A.G. Fronzoni’s and Jasper Morrison’s seats, produced by Cappellini. Solci decorates the table with an original mise en place: a multitude of white porcelains and plates with different decorations, selected among Ginori’s discontinues. A theatrical set where conviviality and sharing meet the history of design.

“It all starts from a white paper, a silence, an empty box …” Carlo e Camilla in Segheria This time the empty box of Tanja Solci, art director, exhibitions’ curator and designer, is the historical sawmill of her grandparents, a 1929’s factory. With the aesthetic and creative culture, today that box is the unexpected and magical place that hosts the restaurant Carlo e Camilla in Segheria, born from the interaction between Tanja Solci, Carlo Cracco and Nicola Fanti. Dishes referring to the Italian gastronomic tradition reworked in a modern key, and more actual proposals with original ingredients and combinations are found in the menu. The offer is seasonal and changes 4 times a year, always including meat, fish and vegetarian options with fresh and selected ingredients. Address: Via G. Meda

The private courtyard with the antique woodworking machines is the completion of this intense work of industrial architecture.

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The cocktail bar welcomes clients from the aperitif to the after-dinner and serves its proposal both in the inside spaces and outside in the courtyard, offering the possibility to match the dinner to a drink.


“Pommes de terre” from Mirazur’s menu. To the right Mirazur’s Dining room

Mirazur / Menton At the foot of the mountains overlooking the sea, a stone’s throw from Italian border post, the 1930s-era rotunda building housing the Mirazur enjoys an idyllic setting. It spreads over three levels on the hillside, surrounded by lush vegetation. The elegant, spacious and lightdrenched dining room commands a panoramic view of the sea and the town of Menton through the large windows running all the way around. Address: 30 Avenue Aristide Briand - 06500, Menton (France)

Geranium / Copenhagen The restaurant is situated on the 8th floor in Fælledparken (Common Gardens) in the center of Copenhagen, from where one can follow the seasons' journey through the tree crowns, catch glimpses of the city's green copper roofs and just see the windmills of Oeresund. The location emphasizes Geranium's vision of gastronomic clarity and diversity. We explore the area of tension between the urbane and the natural. Address: Per Henrik Lings Allé 4, 8 – 2100, Copenhagen (Denmark)

The unique table next to the fireplace overlooking the restaurant, the park and the city. The table seats up to 6 guests and can only be reserved by special request. To the left Geranium Head Chef, Co-owner Rasmus Kofoed


Osteria Francescana’s dining room. Above White Rabbit’s interiors. Below Massimo Bottura at Osteria Francescana.

“Want borsch soup? Try ours, with fried crucians, baked beans and turnip crisps. Do you know how delicious can veal tongue be? Taste it cooked in a shape of famous Russian “Lakomka” ice cream, cooked into a bird cherry dough with morel sauce.” White Rabbit / Moscow Located under a glass dome on a 16th floor of Smolenskiy Passage, White Rabbit is the first joint project of restaurateur Boris Zarkov and chef Vladimir Mukhin. Beautiful, modern and daring in its own way. Here for the first time Russian cuisine sounds in unison with the latest culinary trends and Russian products rise to a height of recognized delicacies. Every dish from White Rabbit menu is a result of a long work, gastronomical expeditions and a special respect for traditions.) Address: Smolenskaya

Bottura’s definition: “Tradition seen from 10 km away”. Today Osteria Francescana continues to redefine Italy’s rich gastronomic heritage, ingredients and culinary traditions with the benefit of critical distance, contemporary cooking techniques, and a constant desire to insure that the Italian kitchen evolves. Address: Via Stella 22 – 41121, Modena (Italy)

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Osteria Francescana / Modena Massimo Bottura opened Osteria Francescana in his hometown of Modena in 1995. From early on, the restaurant engaged in a profound exploration of territory and tradition, the expression of which can be found in the absolute concentration of flavors guided by 54 | G&G _ Magazine

“Cooking is not only about the quality of the ingredients but also the quality of the ideas”


Steirereck / Wien This Austrian restaurant is a place of enjoyment and relaxation near located Stadpark. Working with passion Is constantly searching for the aromas and flavors of its country to create the delicious dishes that tell the story and the culture of food. In particular in the recipes are full of beneficial products are used like mushrooms, culinary herbs from Stadpark and unusual citrus guaranteeing a very special taste experience. Address: Am Heumarkt 2a - A1030, Wien (Austria)

Steirereck’s exteriors and to the left Carrot Variety with Tangerine, Veal Tongue & Radish from its menu.


FROM HOTEL Morris Adjmi Architects designed ROOST East Market with 60 locations featuring full size kitchens with cookware and utensils, walk-in rainfall showers with frameless glass shower doors, and plus king or queen size beds in Philadelphia. This is a high-design boutique extended-stay hotel concept, conceptualized by Philadelphia-based hospitality company Method Co.

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A first of its kind, ROOST introduces a fresh approach to hospitality by blending the comfort and practicality of an apartment with the amenities and design of a boutique hotel, creating a temporary living environment ideally suited for a long-term stay. Positioned on the edge of Midtown Village, ROOST East Market sits within a merchant corridor with an eclectic mix of independently owned and operated restaurants, retail boutiques and more. Overlooking the landmark Reading Terminal Market, one of America's largest and oldest public markets, ROOST East Market is directly across the street from Jefferson Station and in walking distance to City Hall and the Philadelphia Convention Center. ROOST East Market is housed in a newly built 25-story building overlooking Midtown 58 | G&G _ Magazine

Village, one of Philadelphia’s most unique neighborhoods. Keeping in line with the brand’s vision of providing an ideal temporary living solution, Morris Adjmi Architects thoughtfully conceived each of East Market’s 60 fully furnished apartments and public spaces with a distinct sense of place and purpose, creating a welcoming at-home environment. The third outpost takes the concept to the next level by providing a diverse selection of amenities, including a ground floor lobby featuring a living wall and seated lounging area, along with a 20,000 square foot amenity level featuring landscaped terraces, community vegetable gardens & grills, a 20 meter heated lap pool, 24-hour fitness center, library & lounge, demo kitchen and private screening room.


All ROOST locations feature full size kitchens with cookware and utensils, walk-in rainfall showers with frameless glass shower doors, and plus king or queen size beds.


Each two-bedroom apartment has two-full bathrooms, ample work space and additional seating for dining. Besides there are custom designed burnished brass side tables, freestanding credenzas, wrapped leather desks and leather sofas and sectionals that complete the atmosphere of this rooms.

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Each one-bedroom apartment is decorated with hand picked artwork, fixtures, living plants and vintage rugs. They reflect our love for the sophisticated, the wellmade and the comfortable.

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The residences at ROOST East Market are a mix of one and two bedrooms that feel unique and collected, designed to utilize pure materials with clean lines and subtle details. Imbued with a warm color palette, the rooms feature a mix of custom new pieces, collected vintage, and classic modern designs, with custom lighting fixtures from Stones&Sawyer

to Workstead; custom credenzas and consoles inspired by Donald Judd’s minimalist modernism; accent tables and nightstands with midcentury details, such as wicker material and tulip bases; and furniture from Chelsea Textiles, Gubi, and Stellar Works. Each room is appointed with antique Persian rugs and individually selected artwork from Lumas.


Connecting Experiences The visionary architect Michele De Lucchi brings Connecting Like origami, the pitched roof is pointed toward variousExperiences directions andto thePoltrona points seem Frau's via Manzoni to be overlapped when observed by the in Milan, an That people walkingflagship along the river side. provides 3 dimensional effects exploration of histo the building. Also,previously the pitchedunrealised roof pointing toward various architectural directions provide sense of project, formation in the inner space. Earth Stations. During the night time, the lights from the houses come through the screen wall to create completely new scenery. Also, the highest floor the building has maximum floor height. The inner space shows high floor height and roof shape for new experience. The change in short light and shadow gets reflected in the white wall and ceiling of various angles along time seasonal and time change. The scenery changing every moment becomes the background of affluent life.

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The evolution of technology will inevitably change how work, how we live and how we collectively experience space. How can architects adapt to this rapidly changing landscape? Michele De Lucchi-s Earth Stations, the product of two years of extensive research, proposes a new place that will shape relationships among us. In Connecting Experiences, Michele De Lucchi will reinterpret Poltrona Frau's Milan flagship according to his vision of this new typology. The space divided into several nodes promoting communication, work and leisure will be open to the public throughout the week for visitors to work, relax and attend lectures and workshops with Poltrona Frau's designers and collaborators. The zones Michele De Lucchi has mapped out will include: a large co-working space with complimentary Wi-Fi and Apple products such as MacBook Air, iMac and iPad Pro; a conference room for meetings and conversations; a reading room for individual study; a space to relax, unwind and listen to music curated by Rolling Stone; and a coffee bar to refuel. A dedicated learning area will host lectures and workshops on topics ranging from sustainability to privacy from architects Roberto Palomba, Alberto Lievore and Pietro Gottardi, alongside students from IED. A cinema will show a program of designrelated films and documentaries. An exhibition space featuring Michele De Lucchi's renderings, models and research will be on display introduce visitors to his Earth Stations project. The orthogonal plan of the former palazzo will be softened by a wooden "double skin", creating a fluid transition between each zone while allowing for moments of enclosed privacy. A genuine connection with the environment is an essential part of the Connecting Experiences concept: trees and plant life will be interspersed throughout the space, connecting man to the natural world.


Fred chair and desk set, Lievore - Altherr's customisable office system, Trust, which comprises desks, and Foster Partners' brillian Cove lounge chair will define the work-focused zones. Iconic pieces such as Renzo Frau's Chester One sofa from 1912, Ludovica and Roberto Palomba's deeply relaxing Let it Be sectional and Jean-Marie Massaud's elegant GranTorino modular seating will inspire tranquillity in the leisure areas. 68 | G&G _ Magazine


"I'm pleased to be partnering with Poltrona Frau for Connecting Experiences to present for first time, my Earth Station project. Over the past seven years of our collaborations, we have grown and learned together. Their enthusiasm to explore new areas of design research has fuelled this project and I look forward to many more years of working alongside Poltrona Frau." - Michele De Lucchi

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in search of rare objects The interior designer and architect Yurij Tereshchenko from Ukraine introduced its latest project in the heart of Kiev: the new fashion boutique "Apartment 13".


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pposite the new store is the famous Catholic cathedral which is the only view for the boutique. Actually, the retail concept, still unusual in Ukraine, has become for an interior designer Yurij Tereshchenko the main cause to take this project. Here one may buy everything, ranging from fashionable clothes to furniture and home dÊcor. The owner’s ideas and stylish artifacts for interior decoration have resulted in filling the space with rare things, such as carved wooden Indian door from Cape Town antique shop, or antique commode from the Portugal flea market. The architect has taken the challenge considering it an interesting puzzle due to be solved urgently - in three months. The space seemed to be a naked canvas - there were just bare concrete walls and pillars, open cable wires. The colour palette for the painting had been already set by the boutique owner: there would be clothes and antiquities. Being an experienced retail architect, Yurij Tereshchenko has placed at the first place functionality. He has developed the logistic scheme for the space, dividing it into three main zones: the reception with a cash point, a sales room with a lounge, and an entrance group with a spectacular extendable metal grate inspired by the one from Parisian underground – was also manufactured in Ukraine. The only dividing walls in the project are for two dressing rooms.


Materials selection and their colour scheme followed the main interior concept - creation of a neutral background for a rich and colourful assortment of the boutique. While selecting, the architect and the owner worked as duo: among chosen modest materials can be found metal, natural stone, concrete, and laminam – thin ceramics. There were chosen several harmonic combinations, which formed the core of the interior color concept: black metal, green quartz rock, brass, antique bronze, natural wood. The equipment, consisting of the reception desk, carcass shelves along the walls, cubes, mobile of the reception desk, carcass shelves along the walls, cubes, mobile dressrails, storage systems, was designed by the project author and realized by Ukrainian craftsmen. High window apertures, which make a show-case, were clad inside in 5mm hot-rolled steel plates, so they could turn into portals. Thus was created a neutral background for clothes and accessories on display, and the industrial look of the “Ap.13” interior was highlighted. As the floor space of the boutique was rather small for the expected amount of exhibits - there were only 165 sq. m – so one of the tasks was to create as much storage space as possible. Thus there emerged capacious hidden storage units between the windows, besides the heaters. These storage units were equipped with pull out mechanisms and various inner sections for different goods. 76 | G&G _ Magazine


A table with a tabletop made of Brazil granite 2.5 meters long was brought to life with the help of the boutique’s owner. The natural stone slab had been chosen for its beautiful texture and had been bought long before. Finally, it became a tabletop in this interior: here the dÊcor and fashion accessories would be exhibited.


Technical lighting as an important part of any retail project was given particular attention. There were chosen lamps by Viabizzuno due to their colour range and their capacity, designed especially for the boutique space. Crystal chandeliers were brought by the owner from overseas and complete dÊcor concept. These chandeliers create a playful eclectic atmosphere, mixing up elements of different styles and epochs. The same could be said about furniture in Ap.13. Your glance would slide over a big wooden table with a long history, vintage chairs from Parisian antique shops – restored and reupholstered in different text


Great asset proved to be the system of metal hangers for bags on the walls, creating a graphical pattern of parallel lines on the gray background of the walls. This designer’s solution appeared thanks to the architect’s desire to diversify standard shop equipment. A mirror, placed on one of the pillows, became soon a selfie-zone popular with the boutique guests: one could catch endless interesting reflections thanks to the mirror lucky placement. A ceiling was left unchanged, the only design intervention was to paint black air and wire channels.


ON HOLIDAY Zooco estudio unveils the Flamingo Club Hotel located in the southern area of Tenerife, in the Canary Islands.

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perimeter of the plot, enclosing in the middle the leisure areas as the gardens and the swimming pools. The resort has been built in different phases, as a consequence of this multiple renovations, the complex has a mixture of different finishing touches, furniture and decoration elements that used to generate a messy image and an undefined style for the company.


The white color is used as a base, the bamboo, the basalt stone – vernacular mineral from the area- and the glass, combined with punctual colorful elements and emphasizing the “Flamingo”. This way a Master Plan is settled for future interventions. Main building extension.

The project has been built in different stages, with different scale procedures and ignoring at the beginning the real magnitude of the hole renovation, but with a clear idea from the very beginning: clearing up the pre-existence and recover the Flamingo’s Hotel lost identity: elegance, wellness and exclusivity.


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The main building is also the access building and it encloses different uses as the hall, the lobby, the bar, the restaurant, a commerce, public areas and hotel rooms; and as the rest of the complex it had suffered a mixed fusion of styles that now have been cleaned with this master plan.

Like origami, the pitched roof is pointed toward various directions and the points seem to be overlapped when observed by the people walking along the river side. That provides 3 dimensional effects to the building. Also, the pitched roof pointing toward various directions provide sense of formation in the inner space. During the night time, the lights from the houses come through the screen wall to create completely new scenery. Also, the highest floor the building has maximum floor height. The inner space shows high floor height and roof shape for new experience. The change in short light and shadow gets reflected in the white wall and ceiling of various angles along time seasonal and time change. The scenery changing every moment becomes the background of affluent life.


Located in a small beachfront community in South Africa, Project La Belle Vue was a complete architectural renovation and extension by Bomax Architects and an OKHA Interior Architecture and Design Project.

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The house was to provide a place of sanctuary and repose from the fast paced life of this international executive of African descent. From its elevated position, the house has spectacular views of both mountain and ocean which are visible from every aspect of the house. There are extensive balconies and terraces both at the front and back of the house and large windows frame the mountain and sea views from the interior.

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The front of the property literally unzips across the entire front faรงade allowing direct access from the dining, living, entertainment and master bedroom to the exterior on both levels. The OKHA designed three dimensional, sculpted and carved front door was inspired by traditional African motifs and sculpture and sets the tone for further contemporary interpretations found throughout the interior.


Although the architecture expresses a modern, almost minimalist aesthetic, the client wished to express his African heritage through elements of the interior; subsequently much of the furniture items were custom designed to subtly articulate an African modernism and luxury.

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The entertainment level which houses the homes audio visual home cinema system, is a more vibrant experience with rich African earth inspired colours, custom graphic rugs, a classic retro feel gives the upper level a distinct attitude.

The ground floor formal lounge area is soothing in its chalky monochromatic palette, allowing natural light to sculpt and enhance the interior architecture and stucco walls.

The furniture uses strong lines, clean forms and materials such as etched raw oak, vintage leather, satin brass and granite to create a timeless elegance.


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Located in a gated community of Braganรงa Paulista, a city about 90 km from Sรฃo Paulo, the Brazilian architect Leonardo Junqueira designed the country house for a couple of businessmen with two adult children.

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he couple wanted a comfortable home, both in dimensions and circulation, but easy to maintain and integrated environments. Using the Tuscan-style architecture the large social areas communicate with each other, meanwhile the private area is divided into two separated floors with 6 suites. The living room has a fireplace and two game tables, from Dpot plus the set of customer upholstery, to chat, Brentwood armchairs, Interni coffee tables and Phenicia rug. On floor boards of peroba mica. In winter, in a few days, the cold reaches the region, and the conventional fireplace, besides serving to warm the environment, serves as an aggregator of the family. The home features flooring in peroba mica and walls coated in Orlean wallpaper. The upholstery and coffee table are from Micasa, and armchairs from Brentwood, Avanti carpet. The cabinet of the furniture was developed to accommodate the equipment, wood Pau Ferro. The lighting technology project was conceived in order to create an intimate and welcoming atmosphere, valuing the decoration and the proposed uses. The gourmet balcony connects the living room to the garden. This great environment is the heart of the house, a meeting point for family and friends. With 100 m², it serves as a balcony, dining room, bar, barbecue and pizzeria, plus gourmet kitchen and wine cellar. The dining room chairs are from Bretwood, the table was executed in joinery, as well as the bar stools.

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The rooms have the same DNA, with wooden headboards and American mattresses. The intention was that they be as quiet and timeless as possible, both in color and in prints. The functional kitchen is used by the staff, so the choice was made of sturdier materials and less decorative and easy to maintain.


The SPA and the sauna as well as the fitness room cater to the family in relaxed and late hours. The whole outside area was designed for leisure, gym and spa. The generous pool, with infinity edge unveiling the beautiful view of the landscape of the region. On the floor of the external area was applied Roman travertine navona serrado, and the landscaping of Luciana Moraes completes the set. 100 | G&G _ Magazine


THE VIEW

The London-based interior design practice No.12 has just completed work on the interior design of a new office space located on Old Park Lane, Mayfair taking advantage of its 270 degree panoramic views of the city spanning East, South and West overlooking vistas of Green Park and Regents Park. 102 | G&G _ Magazine


The new office has been intelligently planned to function as both a full-time workspace and as an entertainment area for the firm’s domestic and international clientele. Encouraging the connection and interaction of space, No.12 kept the environment as open plan as possible, sub-dividing areas only with crittall style glass panels, that reveal feature marble and bespoke marquetry. The result, is a unique, serene environment in the heart of the city with an intelligent layout combining a versatile and flexible co-working space and sophisticated entertaining area.

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The design brief required No.12 to deliver a timeless sophisticated design that would work hard as both a commercial and entertaining space. The Old Park Lane office is comprised of a reception area, two private offices, a hotdesk area for flexible working, a board room area, lounge and full working bar. It also includes new access to a West-facing external balcony overlooking Hyde Park, and staff amenities with a kitchen, bathroom and dining area. South-facing, the office is naturally flooded with daylight. The architectural lighting used by No.12 was made bespoke for the project. Rejecting the formulaic approach to the typical office interior lighting strategy, custom varying lengths of brass cupped LED tube strip lights slice through the ceilings in a seemingly random arrangement.


The marble, wrapping around the rear walls of the entertainment area, as well as being incorporated on work surfaces and neighbouring bespoke bar tables, is paired with burnished bronze metal fixtures and indigo blue suede leather bar stools. In contrast to the deep moody blue and green hues, decorative brass lighting from Kaia, Holly Hunt and Michael Anastassiades adds to the interiors refined and luxurious appeal.


Light grey suede wall panelling and satin stainless steel shelving create a timeless back drop to a refined and contemporary collection of fine art, sculptures and objects which adorn marble tables and sculptural plinths. All procured and hand selected by No.12. A tailored selection of bespoke furniture chosen by No.12 mixes design classics from the likes of Holly Hunt, Eames and Minotti with bespoke leather and suede upholstery in a cool, calm mix of sophisticated greys and desaturated blues.

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An informal area for meetings and entertaining, the lounge space has a comfortable professional, yet luxurious residential aesthetic. No expense was spared and every element of the interior was considered with extreme attention to detail. The need for high-tech functionality in the working environment was at the forefront of the design scheme. Bespoke, silk, cut pile rugs were designed by No.12 for the project. Originally inspired by a piece of artwork, the team explored both materiality and finish to create a grey and blue tonal pattern intersected sharply by a linear divide. A rug in two parts, it cleverly unifies the lounge and boardroom area and yet visually separates them.


Sub-dividing the lounge and the board room, a bespoke cabinet custom made from black stained veneer with a contrasting interior of white bleached veneer, houses two 50-inch back-to-back interactive TV screens that, at the touch of a concealed button are elevated through a burnished bronze metal-topped unit for both lounge and boardroom area viewing. With newly obtained access during the on site build to an external balcony overlooking Hyde Park the boardroom’s design, whilst a sublimely modern workspace with a purposefully masculine edge, challenges traditional corporate and conservative styling. The balcony gained planning submission to benefit the office with a stunning outdoor space adding an unusual and most soughtafter feature with breath-taking West-facing views over Regents Park.

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The boardroom with its bespoke veneered table is decorated with an eclectic mix of masculine sculptures and monolithic objects referencing the rich history of the building and the surrounding area.


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IN THE THEATRE BARCELONA: An old village theatre built in the late nineteenth century and converted over time ďŹ rst in a barn and then in a toilet paper warehouse, now Cadaval & SolĂ -Morales transformed it to operate as a live/work space.


The house is located in the geographical heart of Barcelona at the buoyant tech district 22 @ in the Poblenou neighbourhood. A few meters away from Diagonal Avenue and the new Central Park of the Glorias. The project aims to recover and capitalize the spatial and constructive values of the old theatre. Expose its tectonic essences and exploit the amplitude that gives the great height of its large diaphanous central space. The access area is divided through a small hall in 3 independent areas: 2 studios one in each of the sides- and in the middle the access to the house. The access to the house is through a space reserved for a classic car that is understood as a sculpture. A piece of art in direct relationship with the central space of the house. The original sliding doors of the facade invaded the windows of the studios so they are replaced by metal swing doors. The large original wooden doors are then relocated as the mediator between the access/parking area and the central space of the house.

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The studios are illuminated by two large windows that establish a direct relationship with the street and recover the original facade of the theatre. The studios have a double height space in the front part and in the back part a mezzanine on the upper oor and an area for a kitchen and a bathroom on the ground oor.


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The great central space is the heart of the house. A high and diaphanous space. Programmed for a loft-like use: living room, dining room, kitchen and study share a continuous space that despite its scale becomes cozy thanks to the accumulation of uses, objects and the textures of its exposed materials: Wood, metal, brick and stone. The project tries to respect to the maximum the original condition of the existing warehouse. Its structure is not modified, only reinforced. Its walls are not demolished just restored and the few new architectural elements that are added do so without significantly affecting the original building. The idea is to built without affecting the existing. Understanding that over time the theatre will surely have another use and another life.


The main space gets light and ventilation through a patio built by simply removing part of the roof of the original warehouse. The patio operates as an extension of the main space. An outdoors part of it. A place for barbecues or to have breakfast on a sunny morning surrounded by the vegetation that invades the walls and overows over the small swimming pool where to cool o when return from exercise or work.

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The bedrooms are located at the back of the warehouse, in the old scene tower. 2 rooms on the first floor and a third with a terrace on the top floor also look towards the patio and above the roof.


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The Chilean studio Schmidt.Restrepo Arquitectos took care of the renovation of Edificio K / the University Campus faculty of Architecture and Construction in Temuco.

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reviously inorganically organized, the University Campus starts to acquire a Cloister organization, with perimetral buildings and a large central green space that shelters University life. The stairs of the building, normally only a normative requirement for evacuation, were conceived as protagonist elements, with the idea of encouraging informal meeting and university life. In this way the building participates in the activity that occurs in the campus green. The entrance hall to the building is a vertical space that runs through the four floors and whose corridors and surrounding stairs serve as a complement to the auditorium on the first floor, allowing the entire height to be used as balconies for exhibitions that occur in the first level.

The building is conceived as an inhabitable raw structure, its main structural elements, the piping and wiring are mostly exposed in order to serve students as a learning example, in addition to having the flexibility to adapt the internal distribution to the constant changes of academic programmatic requirements. The building also has a high standard of Energy Efficiency incorporating climate control systems with heat recovery and lighting to minimize energy consumption. 120 | G&G _ Magazine


The interior corridors relate open in some points to the balconies that serve as shelter to the entrances in the first floor to serve as exterior classrooms that overlook the green an the trees in the outside.


As part of the technological innovations the building incorporates a wooden curtain wall, which was manufactured using robotic technology provided by the local company Timber. The main structure of the building is made of steel and was completely prefabricated in order to optimize construction times.

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As part of the technological innovations the building incorporates a wooden curtain wall, which was manufactured using robotic technology provided by the local company Timber. The main structure of the building is made of steel and was completely prefabricated in order to optimize construction times.


EXCLUSIVE 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 DESERT ROSE His Highness the Amir, Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani, officially inaugurated the immersive new National Museum of Qatar, housed in an architectural masterpiece by Jean Nouvel. 124 | G&G _ Magazine


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opportunities for Qatar and advancing the nation’s cultural vision on the global stage. Jean Nouvel drew inspiration from the desert rose, a flower-like formation that occurs naturally in the Gulf region when minerals crystallize in the crumbly soil just below the surface of a shallow salt basin. Described by Nouvel as “the first architectural structure that nature itself creates,” the desert rose became the model for the Museum’s complex structure of large interlocking disks of different diameters and curvatures—some vertical and constituting supports, others horizontal and resting on other disks— which surround the historic Palace like a necklace. A central court, the Baraha, sits within the ring of galleries and serves as a gathering space for outdoor cultural events. On the outside, the Museum’s sand-colored concrete harmonizes with the desert environment, so that the building appears to grow out of the ground and be one with it. Inside, the structure of interlocking disks continues, creating an extraordinary variety of irregularly shaped volumes.


“To imagine a desert rose as a basis for design was a very advanced idea, even a utopian one. To construct a building with great curved disks, intersections, and cantilevered angles - the kind of shapes made by a desert rose - we had to meet enormous technical challenges... As a result, it is a total object: an experience that is at once architectural, spatial, and sensory, with spaces inside that exist nowhere else.� - JN


As in a lot of other museums, the circuit forms a loop. The complete tour takes about two hours and ends in discovery of the old Royal Palace, which has been restored. From certain points, you can access the Baraha. Following the time-honoured template, this is a central courtyard surrounded by buildings where travellers would come and unload their merchandise. The Baraha gives an idea of the scale of the Royal Palace. It’s a sheltered space, with the museum built around it. Thanks to disks tilted at different angles, it also offers shade. This space can accommodate outdoor events, performances, theatre pieces, events connected to the exhibitions. This structure evokes the local geography and, in keeping with the tradition of the place, ensures that it offers maximum protection from the sun.

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“The opening of the National Museum of Qatar is a source of immense pride for our ntry, and an exceptional moment for engaging with people from around the world. The extraordinary schedule of inaugural activities draws together outstanding artists, hitects, thinkers, and cultural leaders from Qatar and the international community, ly demonstrating how the National Museum of Qatar will always be a dynamic resource its programs as well as its exhibitions. Culture connects people, and with this new museum we believe we have created an exceptional platform for dialogue.� - Her Excellency Sheikha Al Mayassa bint Hamad bin Khalifa Al Thani, Chairperson of NMoQ


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NMoQ is organized in three chapters— “Beginnings,” “Life in Qatar,” and “The Modern History of Qatar”— presented in eleven galleries, which take visitors from the geological period long before the peninsula was inhabited through to the present day. Passing through the galleries, visitors are caught up in the experience of the formation of the Qatar peninsula and its natural habitat, the heritage of life in Al Barr (the desert) and on the coast, the political development of modern Qatar, the discovery of oil, and Qatar’s multifaceted relationships today with the larger world. Oral history films, archival photographs, maps, texts, models, and digital learning stations establish the narrative, along with some of the most dazzling treasures of Qatar’s history and heritage. Along the museum path our story is told with a grand cinematic atmosphere created by a series of eight art films produced specifically for NMoQ by noted international filmmakers in association with the Doha Film Institute. These massive movie projections map the surfaces of the curving and flowing walls of the galleries, bathing the visitor in the emotional charge of our journey.

All the films were produced by the Doha Film Institute and shot within the borders of Qatar and the surrounding ocean waters. They are projected on the interior walls of the museum using a vast array of projectors and video servers designed and manufactured specifically for the needs of the museum, allowing a clarity of resolution never before seen at this scale.


Triple volume

The Spanish architect Guillem Carrera projected the house in Alella, a municipality located between the Mediterranean Sea and the coastal mountain range. The property includes also an old dry stone chapel that rapresents a key point for historical estate.

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n its initial state, the housing lot presents a composition more typical of the historical landscape than fragmented. Being stabilized horizontally by means of three longitudinal containment walls - north / south direction - of three meters of height each, that structure the terrain on three terraces. It also contains an old dry stone chapel and a series of vegetation and consolidated own trees, with an interest in being conserved. Maintaining the original character of the place becomes the main project premise. To preserve the soul and the morphology, to preserve each one of those things that make it unique and characteristic: the terraces, the retaining walls, the different elements of preexisting vegetation and the dry stone chapel. These elements are identified to be preserved in the plant and once they have been delimited, a respectful implementation of housing directly on the existing land is established. The resulting ensemble seeks to be a whole, timeless and heterogeneous, that is part of the place and the landscape. The housing program consists of a living 134 | G&G _ Magazine

room, dining room, kitchen, rooms, studios, bathrooms, cinema, wellness area, parking for vehicles and spaces for storage, services and facilities; with a constructed surface resulting from 869m2, and therefore, a size more typical of the old stately houses existing in the municipality of Alella than of the houses built in the last half century. The architect used a strategy of implementation and hybrid landscape integration including two concepts: the harmonization in terms of using the same stone in the area with which the chapel is made to finish pre-existing retaining walls, plant new Mediterranean vegetation in line with the existing one; and the monumentalization to create a monolithic structure of reinforced concrete, supported by steel pillars and lime mortar lined with the will to be a Mediterranean sculpture that emerges from a natural field that maintains its historical roots.


When analyzing the program and the size of the housing required, the volume is implemented through two floors in each preexisting terrace, concentrating the larger volumetric on the two lower terraces, so that the terrace most visually exposed has the smaller volume. Each room of the house focuses on the different visuals that the landscape offers: the sea, the valley, the olive fields and the small neighbouring pond. As for the pre-existing stonewalls, once rehabilitated and covered with dry stone from the area, they go through the house coinciding with the most relevant spaces. The covers are landscaped with varying degrees of inclination, with the intention of visually collecting the landscape, pretending to be part of it and also pretending that from a bird sight the presence of the house is not perceived, but rather a completely naturalized terrain. 136 | G&G _ Magazine

The equipment of the house is resolved by incorporating integrated furniture that enhances the spaces in which it is part. Regarding the final materiality, it is proposed that this generates a cozy, friendly and connected home with the outside. Made with openings and pavement with stony texture that goes through the house from outside to inside and from inside to outside, and the use of neutral colours and warm wood for the rest of the materials.


SPIRITUAL CONNECTIONS Western Design Architects (WDA), an award winning, Dorset based Architectural practice finished its latest project: a nondenominational chapel and crematorium.

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The client brief was to design a new nondenominational fully accessible multipurpose building for burials, cremations and associated services which would replace a number of unsightly agricultural buildings. It was essential that the building should avoid design mediocrity and respond to site specific opportunities and open countryside views. The design references historic local burial mounds, Greek mythology and spiritual connections with water. The building has positively contributed to society through the quality of the architectural design and landscaping in the Greenbelt. The sensitive location of the site within the Greenbelt meant minimising the visual impact on the surrounding landscape was going to be key to the success of the project. It was therefore necessary for the design to evolve from natural and local precedents. After much research, the main driving concept was that of ancient burial mounds – artificial hills of earth and stone built over the remains of those who have passed. Linking the design of the building to this concept has created a stronger and more apparent atmosphere when inside the building, as if the visitor is underground in a tomb. The spaces throughout the building are mostly top lit with natural light to enhance this feeling of being underground. With local stone walls internally, the spaces provide a sense of security and comfort for the users.

Research into Greek mythology introduced the concept of water and the symbolism of rivers as the source of life; its spiritual and healing properties are seen in rites and rituals. The idea of passage across a river, passing from the side of life to the side of death, is found in classical beliefs so the entrance into the building represents the departure from this world and entry into a sacred place and the bridge over the water marks this transition. The moat widens to form a reflection pool for visitors after a service.


The bunds not only conceal the building but its structure is formed from gabion baskets filled with locally sourced stone. These not only provide ground stability but positively contribute to the thermal mass of the building and reducing the requirement for artificial heating.The realisation of the strong architectural concept has delivered not only a unique design but one that far surpasses the architectural quality of any other building in the area. This new building was designed in response to demand due to the previous agricultural buildings being unable to cope with the size of some gatherings. Since it opened for business, the business has reported an increase in turnover and with it, all supporting local businesses such as florists and maintenance contractors have all benefitted. The client has advised that interest in the facility is increasing and the outlook is positive.

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Natural light is maximised in order to limit reliance on artificial lighting. The continuous clerestory around the building allows uninterrupted natural daylight whilst the over sailing roof canopy above provide shelter from direct sunlight. The roof overhang and grass bunds also reduce glass reflections in the open countryside within the Greenbelt.


Scenery flows The Korean studio based in Seoul SOSU architects projected the house located in Geumhogang River side, Bangchon-dong, Daegu with 3 dimensional effect.

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For residents, the openness of this site is the perfect condition for bringing in the scenery of riverside inside the house. For neighbors walking along the riverside, it’s a great chance to see the change of the building while walking along the riverside. Also, it would be completely different to observe the building in a height of river bank and on a road. Every house faces the river. The height of the window is adjusted so that the scenery observed from inside the house would feel like a widely spread panorama. Also, linear pattern is emphasized in the exterior so that the scenery would flow along with the road 146 | G&G _ Magazine

and river. In addition, sequential lines are created by laying concrete blocks with different sides along the exposed concrete.


This house is composed of ‘High-Strength Concrete Blocks’ used as the main materials for composing the house. This single concrete material mainly composes the wall around the house that shows slightly different texture depending on the angle. The horizontal classification method shows the material as it is in each area while the wall is built up based on the meticulous calculation process.


Like origami, the pitched roof is pointed toward various directions and the points seem to be overlapped when observed by the people walking along the river side. That provides 3 dimensional effects to the building. Also, the pitched roof pointing toward various directions provide sense of formation in the inner space. During the night time, the lights from the houses come through the screen wall to create completely new scenery. Also, the highest floor the building has maximum floor height. The inner space shows high floor height and roof shape for new experience. The change in short light and shadow gets reflected in the white wall and ceiling of various angles along time seasonal and time change. The scenery changing every moment becomes the background of affluent life.

The living rooms of all houses face the scenery of Geumhogang River side. Also, the concrete blocks wall creates a screen and it prevents people walking in river bank from peeping into the house. 148 | G&G _ Magazine


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