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TANYA STREETER The Record-Breaking Freediver Fights Against Plastic Waste in Our Oceans
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Dear Reader, n Italian magazine recently asked me whether I could name an object I virtually never put down. The answer wasn’t difficult: my smartphone. Like most people, I don’t just use it to make and receive calls. I send emails, check the news or use an app to call a cab. My smartphone has become indispensible. Just like my laptop, which allows me to work when I am traveling on business. It is quite astonishing how modern technology has taken over our private and professional lives. This is also true in the world of real estate. These days, there is hardly a penthouse or modern residence that has not been fitted with a smart home system allowing you to easily, and remotely, control the heating, lights, blinds and other features via your smartphone or tablet computer. Smart home systems also link up individual devices and make living more sustainable. Energy efficiency is important for many of our clients. Architects around the globe are increasingly banking on sustainable construction methods and materials such as wood. The world’s tallest mass-timber high-rise is currently going up in Vancouver, Canada. A sustainable approach to real estate is all the more important in light of the growing global population, especially in large urban centers, where we face the challenge of satisfying the strong demand for properties without cutting back on convenience or modern amenities. Micro-apartments represent a possible solution. Here, private amenity space is scaled back to the essentials, while non-quotidian activities are transferred to communal areas. So, the trend towards the sharing economy is now making itself felt in real estate, and singles and commuters have increasingly been discovering micro-apartments. When designing micro-apartment buildings, the needs of future occupants must be taken into account, as they can be as discerning as the residents of regular apartments. But no matter how you intend to live in the near future, the properties on the following pages are sure to inspire you. Sincerely
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Sustainable, please! After the past summer break, we - the GG team - found ourselves discussing a topic almost every one of us had experienced: picking up plastic waste from the beach. Eight million tons of it end up in our oceans every year, but what we see washed up as trash is just a tiny fraction. This is just one of the many interesting messages in the documentary A Plastic Ocean, which was produced by Jo Ruxton, who spent more than eight years making the mind-blowing film: “When we started filming, we had no idea how dangerous plastic waste really can be for human beings. I wasn’t a grandmother then. Today, I have four grandchildren and with each one of their births, I got more and more convinced how important it is to share what we have learned.” Inspired by A Plastic Ocean, we are presenting you with an entire issue on the topic of sustainability. We are introducing personalities like the incomparable John Mackey, the founder of the organic supermarket chain Whole Foods; Livia Firth, who is married to the British actor Colin Firth, and who created Eco-Age – a company that not only raises awareness of the consequences of our fast fashion industries but delivers solutions; and the Campana Brothers, two artists who create collectable art made from trash. We think sustainable living can be good for our planet, fun and attractive! We wish you a very interesting read! Yours,
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More on freediving? In his fascinating book Deep (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, $ 15.95), James Nestor describes how he arrived at the extreme sport and discovered a fascinating underwater world as a result. A grand voyage into the depths that takes us back to our evolutionary roots.
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SUE GIERS Sue Giers hails from Hamburg and is an absolute style pro. Not long ago, she launched a blogzine called SoSue, along with an online shop. Topics naturally revolve around trends, favorite items of clothing, attitudes, feelings and exciting stories. But Sue also promotes fair fashion, and for our cover story about Tanya Streeter, she put together outfits that were produced sustainably (page 38).
RYAN OLE HASS Ryan Ole Hass is an advisor at the E & V office in Santa Monica. A soccer fan (FC Liverpool and Bayern Munich), he was born in L.A. and has Norwegian, Spanish and German roots. Ryan worked with architect Todd Fix on the realization of the passive home Mo Ventus.
MARY GUTHRIE New Yorker Mary Guthrie virtually grew up in the beauty business. Her mother is a hairstylist and makeup artist. As a child, Mary used to draw faces and finish them off with real makeup. For our Tanya Streeter shoot, the 34-year-old helped to create Tanya Streeter’s perfect cover-page look (page 38).
JOHANNES PAUL HÄUSSLER For two years, Johannes Paul Häußler assisted photographer Mark Seelen with assignments worldwide. Here he is in the Caymans for our cover shoot. In January, the trained portrait photographer struck out on his own. In his free time, the 25-year-old loves to cook for himself and his friends.
Go-to man MARK SEELEN
Mark Seelen is our photographer of choice when it comes to shooting GG cover stories. For this issue, he photographed Tanya Streeter, the record-breaking freediver, in the Cayman Islands. To prepare for the underwater shots, Mark practiced in a pool, but his ocean pics turned out to be just so much better!
AXEL KINTZINGER For many years, the German author (formerly an editor with FTD, Stern and taz) has been trying to reconcile his ecological conscience with driving a car. While researching the story on BMW, Axel Kintzinger came a little bit closer to doing so. www.gg-magazine.com
PHOTOS: MARK SEELEN (1), ANNA DAKI (1), DINGENA MOL (1), JOHANNES PAUL HÄUSSLER (1)
ALEX VALK & JAN WILLEM PAPO Jan Willem Papo (right) is a journalist who writes about design and architecture for various Dutch magazines. He and Alex Valk (left) have been translating GG into Flemish since early 2016 and are based in Amsterdam. Alex and Jan Willem both enjoy traveling, and one of their best trips was a Hurtigruten cruise to the North Cape in Norway.
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AT HOME Record-breaking freediver T anya Streeter (here with daughter Tilly) is fighting for her children’s future by raising awareness of our polluted oceans.
LOOK Waste not, want not: “Rag Bag” makes it easy to get rid of old clothes.
PLAYGROUND 20 Combining responsibility with pleasure
– sustainable travel is booming.
26 Innovative materials turn fashion &
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MAN A real looker: Bike bell “Crane Mini Suzu” (Stilrad).
TRAVEL Unwind with a clear conscience – it’s a growing travel trend.
revolutionized the fashion scene.
30 Redefining what it means to be a model:
SHE looks out for Mother Earth.
32 What carbon footprint? HE likes stylish,
practical items for himself and his bike.
34 Recyling and upcyling are hallmarks of
the new trend toward eco-design.
ART & DESIGN Light becomes art in the LED object “Lucky Lamp” (Aqua Gallery).
AT HOME He follows his own compass: John Mackey, CEO of Whole Foods, once took six months off to hike the Appalachian Trail.
38 The record-breaking freediver and the
48 The Brazilian designers turn garbage
56 The founder and CEO of Whole Foods
62 The latest trend: Conscious fashion as
documentory A Plastic Ocean, which made her want to save our oceans.
into gold by creating spectacular furniture from what others discard.
and his sexy, organic supermarkets. an antidote to fast fashion.
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AT HOME Green Carpet, not fast fashion. Livia Firth is the new voice of conscious fashion.
FOR SALE A house like the Mo Ventus net-zero energy home could transform the industry.
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72 The Mo Ventus home is still a proto-
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76 Mansions, villas, office space – the best real estate around.
WOMAN Basic: a sandal requiring just a small amount of leather and glue (Pikkpack).
140 Why BMW is regarded as the world’s most sustainable company.
144 What can I do? Smart ways to protect the environment and avoid waste.
150 Gems and curiosities for your coffee
table and nightstand – plus a piece of literary furniture.
154 Bavarian eco-house pioneer B aufritz and the Häberli building.
AT HOME Signature design: the Campana Brothers’ work is unmistakable.
OFFICES BMW in high gear: The carmaker drives into the future with e-mobility.
ALWAYS EDITORIAL EDITOR’S LETTER ADDRESSES
8 A foreword to the new issue. 10 Sustainable, please! 152 Where we got it all: names, addresses and manufacturers.
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Travel destinations that support sustainability – like the ruins of Angkor Thom in Cambodia, which you can explore by bicycle.
If you want a vacation with a small ecological footprint, get on your bike! A sustainable road trip in Vietnamâ€™s Halong Bay.
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The Thrill of a Clear Conscience Following the Mekong on a bike, all the way to Saigon. Falling asleep high above the North Atlantic, perhaps to the accompaniment of whale song. Or calling in on the Berbers in the remote mountains of Morocco: Sustainable travel is no longer just a whimsical idea cherished by climate change campaigners â€“ and hoteliers and tour operators have taken note. The choice of enjoyable but responsible vacations is growing rapidly.TEXT: Lisa SchĂśnemann
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the Himalayas, specting the wisdom of nature” – as at the Vigilius Mountain Resort the Mekong is a narrow, raging torrent. Windin South Tyrol. The building – a certified A-class ClimateHouse by aring through ravines and snow-capped mounchitect and designer Matteo Thun – can only be reached by cable car tains, the upper reaches of the river are at odds and runs on renewable resources. It is a place that lives and breathes with the usual cliché of a mighty waterway simplicity – a philosophy that is reflected in the design. Here, as in lined with palms and colonial architecture. other, similar hotels, sustainability means taking responsibility. Corresponding certification labels like Green Globe, Viabono, Travelife German travel magazine GEO Saison presented specialist tour operator China by or TourCert provide orientation prior to booking. Bike with its Golden Palm award for the eople with misgivings about the carbon emissions caused by sustainable “Mythical Mekong” tour their vacation flight can transfer a corresponding amount to through China, Laos, Cambodia and Vietnam. Participants follow offset agencies like Atmosfair. The contributions are used to fithe river downstream for three months – by bike. nance a wide range of projects, like promoting the switch from keroThose in search of a more contemplative vacation might opt for a sene to solar stoves in India. This modern form of selling indulgences sustainable yoga trip, imbued with the scent of oleander, rosemary mainly comes into play for travelers who take long-distance trips. To and wild fennel. The deserted pool in southeast Mallorca glitters in Segera Retreat, for instance, a private wildlife reserve on the Laikipia the morning sun: at this time of day, most of the guests are practicPlateau in Kenya. The patas monkeys here can get pretty cheeky. Segera is their kingdom, after all – and one that they share with elephants ing the cobra or the warrior, poses that relax both body and soul. Set and lions, leopards and giraffes. The amid cypresses and fields, the tastefully renovated 300-year-old finca retreat includes eight lodges in the Son Mola Vell is a place of mindfulmidst of a botanical garden with a SUSTAINABLE TRAVEL spectacular view of the savanna and ness and meditation. In March 2017, MYTHICAL MEKONG/CHINA BY BIKE The bike tour along tour operator Neue Wege, which speMount Kenya. Thanks to the support Asia’s third-longest river passes through four countries. cializes in aware, healthy and natural of the non-profit Zeitz Foundation of After three months in the saddle and more than 3,000 kilometers, persevering cyclists arrive in Saigon. travel, incorporated the finca into its former Puma CEO Jochen Zeitz, the 1 KASBAH DU TOUBKAL/MOROCCO Located in the High project has achieved a holistic balprogram as a yoga center. Chef SiegAtlas just 60 kilometers from Marrakesh, this mounfried Lechner transforms local prodance between conservation, commutain retreat in Toubkal National Park has 14 rooms furucts into superb vegetarian cuisine. nity, culture and commerce. Young nished in Berber style. 2 FOGO ISLAND INN/CANADA Luxury hotel on stilts set Enthusiasm and openness are Massai from the local area work on in the rugged coastal landscape of northeast Canada. the wildlife reserve and the food on par for the course if operators are Twenty-nine rooms, furniture made by local craftsmen the table is grown by the farm resigenuinely committed to sustainaand a breathtaking view of the ocean. ble travel and social responsibility. dents themselves. 3 SON MOLA VELL/MALLORCA/SPAIN Boutique hotel for yoga fans in an 18th-century finca. Chef Siegfried At the Grandhotel Cosmopolis in According to a survey conductLechner’s creations are made entirely of fresh ingredied for Germany’s Ministry of the Augsburg, a “socially-minded Geents from the island. samtkunstwerk,” hotel guests eat Environment by research associa4 VIGILIUS MOUNTAIN RESORT/ITALY A remote deand dance with the asylum seekers tion Forschungsgemeinschaft Ursigner hotel in the mountains with elegant suites. The energy-efficient A-class ClimateHouse runs entirely on laub und Reisen, some 40 percent who live next door. And at Fogo Isrenewable resources. land Inn, a futuristic timber strucof Germans think it’s important for 5 SEGERA RETREAT/KENYA The solar-powered farm ture on the coast of Newfoundland, hoteliers and tour operators to be with eight luxury lodges is like something out of paradise. In the rainy season, enough water for the entire Canada, islanders use the hotel’s committed to ecological and social year is collected in a cistern. lounge, cinema and library as if it sustainability. But only 12 percent 6 MATTLIHÜS/GERMANY Guests who arrive by train are were the most natural thing in the of respondents are willing to spend rewarded with a discount at this eco-hotel located at an world. Moroccan eco-lodge Kasmore money for such commitment. altitude of 1,200 meters. Rooms are made of wood, it has an herb garden and wellness facilities. bah du Toubkal, which was recentAnd in fact, sustainable recreation ly presented with an award at the doesn’t have to be expensive. A biUN Climate Change Conference in cycle tour in your local region is afMarrakesh, supports a hammam and an Internet café in the little fordable and leaves only a small ecological footprint. The same goes mountain village of Imlil in the High Atlas, as well as accommodafor vacationing at the Mattlihüs, a hotel at an altitude of 1,200 metion for schoolchildren in the little town of Asni. Otherwise, the offters in southern Germany. Here, surrounded by the fragrant wood of spring of the local Berbers would have to undertake the arduous jourthe stone pine, even stressed city dwellers will have no trouble falling ney between heaven and earth every single day. asleep. Hoteliers Melita and Alexander Geißler have created Germahose who equate ecological with monotonous will be surprised ny’s first Holz100 hotel: a low-energy, 100% timber structure made of by the many and varied ideas that hotels and tour operators are spruce cut during the most advantageous phase of the moon. coming up with in order to make their “green” contribution: At the other end of the country, an entire island has committed itthey are innovative rather than dogged and geared towards enjoyment self to sustainability. The car-free isle of Juist in the Lower Saxony rather than sacrifice. “Sustainable travel is anything but cerebral,” Wadden Sea National Park, where you hear nothing but the cries of says Petra Thomas. She is managing director of Forum Anders Reiseagulls and the clatter of horses’ hooves, aims to become Germasen, whose more than 140 members are committed to conserving reny’s first climate-neutral island by 2030. “The North Sea islands of sources and taking social aspects into account. According to Thomas, Pellworm and Föhr are also actively striving for climate neutraliindividual operators are reporting sales growth of 20 to 40 percent. In ty,” says Ines Carstensen, Professor of Sustainability and Innovation total, they sold 221 million euros’ worth of vacations to 133,000 travManagement at SRH Hochschule Berlin. She is accompanying the elers in 2015 – a new record and an increase of seven percent. Rathproject on Juist with a team of researchers. Their latest experiment: er than looking for bigger, better, faster experiences, says Thomas, moss-covered benches, each of which neutralizes as much carbon people want to be nice to themselves. Sustainable travel means “redioxide in a year as 127 trees.
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BRILLIANT IDEA Angela Luna studied fashion design in New York City. Her recent Crossing the Boundary collection consists of weatherproof, multifunctional jackets for refugees, which can be turned into tents, sleeping bags and rucksacks.
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We’re all in the same boat, so let’s treat the planet and our neighbors with as much care as ourselves! IME TO GROW Aren’t we all wrestling with our T guilty consciences for not doing enough for the planet, even though it is so simple to contribute a bit? For example, with the aid of this living calendar: a seed that – if watered carefully – grows into a plant. One daily drop by WWF.
IT’S A HIT! “You must be my lucky star …” Sorry, but the sight of these phenomenal LED light objects reminded us of the classic Madonna track. “Lucky Lamp” wall fixtures are available in eight different hues, including kaleidoscope, fire, water, earth and wind. By Aqua Gallery.
OR ANIMAL LOVERS F Water-repellant, ethically sourced and sustainable – the new Piñatex™ material, made from pineapple leaf fibers, is not just for vegans. The prototypes produced by Camper and by fashion label Ally Capellino have already proven how stylish it can look. By Ananas Anam.
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Sartorial longevity Fast fashion is not something Tom Cridland believes in. The Briton measures the lifespan of the shirts and pants produced by his label Tom Cridland not in seasons, but in decades. He champions affordability and sustainability. You founded a fashion label whose products are designed to last for 30 years. Why have you made
In the fashion industry, sustainability is not a priority. You only have to watch the documentary The True Cost by Andrew Morgan to understand the horrible consequences of fast fashion. When I founded my company in 2014, all we did at first was produce trousers in different colors and made of different fabrics. I didn’t have the idea for the multidecade warranty until later on. The “30 Year Sweatshirt” was the first design. It is an attempt to make sustainability in fashion more attractive and to make consumers think about the clothing they buy. Clothes are not disposable items, they should be durable. Of course, we also want to prompt the industry to think again in order to conserve resources. I want us to become the leading label for sustainable fashion. sustainability your focus?
But what about fashion trends? What’s in today may be out again tomorrow – let alone several decades from now. Our T-shirts and sweatshirts are plain crew necks, quite understated, really. This classic look holds its own against any trend. We want to convince our customers to keep coming back to us. As a businessman, I can say that our collection is a great success. What type of garments do you offer? Sweatshirts, T-shirts, jackets, shirts and trousers.
Tom Cridland guarantees that articles of clothing made by his label last 30 years. Customers can send them in to be mended for free if required.
There isn’t a particular type – and we don’t like to categorize. But I certainly consider it a great honor that many stars from the film and music business like Leonardo DiCaprio, Hugh Grant, Daniel Craig, Brandon Flowers, Robbie Williams, Neil Young, Clint Eastwood and Kendrick Lamar all wear my fashion. Where is the clothing produced? In Parma, Italy, and in Serra da Estrela, Portugal. My mother is Portuguese, so I know the place – and am familiar with the quality of the products made there. Do you yourself always wear Tom Cridland? No, not really. I usually wear at least one item from my collection, but otherwise I like to mix and match.
INTERVIEW: UTA ABENDROTH; PHOTO: © TOM CRIDLAND
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Mother Earth is beaming!
Forget all the clichés: Eco isn’t dull or ugly, it makes you shine inside and out.
1 GREEN Not a single tree was felled to make these wood-free pencils. Ecopal, still a prototype.
8 FLAT-PACK Assemble your own leather sandals with a bare minimum of materials. A great idea and an attractive shoe! Pikkpack, approximately € 83.
2 GOOD VIBE High fashion for real women in the real world. Summer ’17 collection, Stella McCartney.
9 GENTLE We don’t like nail polish made with unpronounceable ingredients. Scotch Naturals, approximately € 14.
10 FRESH A naturally mineralizing toothpaste containing sea salt, mint and green tea. Stop The Water While Using Me!, approx. € 9.
4 SUPERSTAR Sun, moon and style: The 14-karat gold chain and pendant shine day and night. Minoux, approx. € 130. 5 GOOD PICK Plastic is harmful, but the “Clean The Ocean” porcelain bottle will do wonders for your kitchen and the planet. Korefe, price on request.
7 LOOK SHARP … when you buy your next pair of glasses! This model is made of 100% recycled materials such as leather. Ellis White, price on request.
12 TRENDY Birch water is the new coconut water: Tapped straight from Finnish trees, it’s both healthy and delicious! Tapped, approximately € 3.
6 HANDMADE A bar of soap is so much nicer than a soap dispenser. Woodlot, approximately € 8.
11 SWEET Mint chocolate made with Fair Trade cocoa (71%) grown in Peru. Sweetened with coconut sugar. Bliss! Loving Earth, € 3.
13 BOOSTER “Liquid Lumière” makes you shine from within and gives you rosy cheeks. No parabens, no animal testing. Chantecaille, approx. € 37.
TEXT: SUSANNE KALOFF;PHOTOS: GORUNWAY.COM (1); © 2016 KOLLE REBBE PRODUCT DESIGN & CONCEPT: CHRISTIAN DOERING, DESIGNER: FOEKJE FLEUR (1); COURTESY OF SAKARALIFE.COM (1); SCOTCHNATURALS.COM (1)
3 SUPERFOOD Sugar-free, vitamin-filled watermelon jerky is a healthy snack. Sakara, approx. € 10.
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1 TIMELESS This 100% silk herringbone pattern flat cap has no expiry date. By Stetson, approximately € 100.
organic. Qwstion, approx. € 140. 8 FEATHERY For a truly sophisticated look, check out this bowtie made of real feathers. Brackish, approximately € 175.
2 COOL Designer Kenneth Ning wants to see bare legs this spring and summer, and so do we! Price on request.
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9 DAPPER Pedal in style at the London Tweed Run in May 2017. For further information, look up The Tweed Run.
3 TIMEKEEPER Pace yourself with the yellow gold wind-up “Lépine” pocket watch by Patek Philippe, price on request. 5
4 KANPAI! This single cask whisky is a Japanese legend. “1981 Vintage limited edition” by Karuizawa, price on request.
5 CYCLICAL Wear your heart on your sleeve with these stylish Paul Smith cufflinks. Approx. € 110. 6 HANDYMAN The “MT21” is a pocket-size, multifunctional, 21-tool essential. Make sure to take it along! Brooks London, approx. € 60. 7 MAGIC The “Simple Ziptote” can easily be turned from a bag into a rucksack. Cool, practical and
10 GREASED These bike products from Toronto will guarantee that all goes smoothly on the ride. Orontas, from approximately € 9. 11 REPAIR KIT This smart looking, handy little box contains everything you need for one of those pesky flat tires. By Gentlemen’s Hardware, approximately € 23. 12 CYCLE STAR Ecological transportation can look and feel this great: “Clubman Urban” three-speed hybrid bike by Pashley, approx. € 1,400.
13 RING, RING Don’t be shy: Make your presence known with the “Crane Mini Suzu” bell. By Stilrad, approx. € 15.
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1 VISIONARY Shop at the Swedish label Uniforms for the Dedicated and your purchase will come in a Rag Bag. Turned inside out, the bag becomes a pre-stamped envelope for donating unwanted clothes! 2 HAND-CUT Rosalie McMillan makes unique bracelets like the “Java Rock Bangle” from a substance derived from coffee grounds. The interiors are gold or silver leaf. Adorn Milk, from approx. € 195 3 MIX & MATCH Pettersen & Hein create hybrid
designs that occupy the space between function and artistic freedom. Etage Projects, p. o. r. 4 FOR LATER “Earn/Urn” by Neil Conley is made of recycled carbon fiber. Xendless, p. o. r. 5 FLOTSAM & JETSOM “Barnacle” by Stuart Haygarth is a sideboard clad with plastic garbage from the sea and sealed with synthetic resin, p. o. r. 6 UNEXPECTED A ruler from “The Ink and Wash” series made of ebony and resin. EY Products, approx. € 63 7 PROTOTYPE
Portable heater “Kangeri Nomadic Radiator” by Satyendra Pakhalé provides warmth where it’s needed 8 BRILLIANT “Bubble Chandelier” is made of PET plastic bottles, Souda, approx. € 465 9 REMNANTS “Satelliti” are candleholders made out of fragments of quarried rock. Recycled Stones, p. o. r. 10 PIGMENTED “Shred iPad Sleeve” is made of recycled textile fibers. Tapegear, approx. € 23 11 GOOD CATCH Plastic trash becomes “Sea Chair” by Studio Swine, p. o. r.
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“The ocean was always my element!” The silhouette of freediver Tanya Streeter looks like an elegant creature of the sea.
As the patron of the new documentary A Plastic Ocean, Tanya Streeter is raising awareness of the plastic waste in our oceans.
She is a modern mermaid who broke world records. Tanya Streeter was 29 years old when she took one deep breath and dived 160 meters into the waters off the Turks & Caicos Islands and came back up again without the help of any scuba apparatus. A true sensation in the maledominated extreme sport of freediving. Now her deep love for the sea is the inspiration for her latest project: saving our oceans from plastic pollution.
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“When I was a child, my playground was the sea. I felt cared for by the ocean – it was my safe place.” TANYA STREETER
Tanya Streeter in the Caymans where she grew up. Now she lives in Texas with her husband Paul, daughter Tilly and son Charly.
“I learned a lot while filming, and it helped me change my habits.” TANYA STREETER
Cigarette lighters, golf balls, even toy soldiers – director Craig Leeson (right) investigates why so many seabirds die a miserable death.
here’s almost something poetic in the way Tanya Streeter glides through the
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water like an elegant sea creature. Her skin-tight suit shimmers silvery and her feet are wedged in a monofin as she dives effortlessly past a humpback whale and its young calf. The unusual athlete has done some risky adventures for various BBC documentaries. She has had feisty reef sharks nibble her fins, freedived deep into Belizes’ daunting Blue Hole and spent a week in the African bush. Fear is a feeling Tanya Streeter does not seem to know – at least not when it comes to wild animals: “I’m much more concerned about plastic waste destroying our oceans!” More than 300 million tons of plastic are produced every year, half of it for single usage only. Eight million tons find their way into our oceans by way of rivers and streams. Once there, weather conditions, salt water and sun make it brittle and turn big pieces into dangerous microplastics that soak up toxins like miniscule sponges. Marine animals mistake this so-called plastic smog for plankton, eat it and as a result, the dangerous toxins ultimately make their way into our food chain. This is the core message of the new documentary A Plastic Ocean produced by British filmmaker Jo Ruxton over a period of more than eight years – for which Tanya Streeter is an on-camera lead, driven by her passionate support as patron of The Plastic Oceans Foundation. She can be seen in various scenes, like investigating the ocean floor with a marine biologist to determine the volume of plastic trash with the help of a robotic submarine. Some of the footage in the film is quite difficult to watch: seabirds facing an agonizing death because they cannot tell the difference between food and bits of plastic, a dead whale having large pieces of plastic sheeting cut out
of its stomach. “The sad reality is that although people will get upset seeing the animals die, many will only change their behavior if their own health is at stake. And it is!,” says Streeter, as we sit drinking tea in the kitchen of her home in Austin, Texas, where she lives with her husband and two children. The American-Brit-Caymanian was born and grew up in the Cayman Islands, where we meet again a few weeks later for our photo shoot. When you think about what you learned from A Plastic Ocean, what facts shocked you the most? The
statistic that in the last 10 years we produced more plastic than in the fifty years before. That according to the Container Recycling Institute, 100.7 billion plastic bottles were sold in the U.S. in 2014, which is 315 per person. Or that there are places like Tuvalu, the Polynesian nation of reef islands and atolls, which until 1978 was a tropical paradise, but turned into a nightmare. It’s heartbreaking. Many of the imports arrive wrapped in plastic and there’s no way to get rid of it. A shocking portion of the main island is a giant (and growing) pile of trash, and people are dying of cancer
Sheâ€™s not afraid of wild animals. Instead, Tanya Streeter is very concerned about their wellbeing. Here, she dives with manta rays.
“To me, freediving is mainly an emotional experience. But it’s very risky. I decided to give it up when I became a mom.” TANYA STREETER
276 pieces of plastic, some as large as a coin â€“ thatâ€™s what the film crew found in the stomach of a 90-day-old shearwater chick.
and having reproductive problems because plastic toxins are in their food source and they use the plastic as cooking fuel. What convinced you to become involved with the film project? When I met the producer, Jo Ruxton. She asked me if I would be a patron for the foundation and I immediately said yes. Maybe that’s what my talent for freediving was good for in the end, making it possible to make people aware and ultimately make a difference to the health of our oceans. I worked passionately on the film and learned a lot in the process.
me a weight belt and a computer. It was the first time I went down with equipment to see how deep I could go rather than to pick up something from the ocean floor. When I came up again, I had done 30 meters, a sensation because none of the other participants had gone deeper than 20. That evening, Ferreras called and asked me to train with him to beat the American record – 50 meters. At first I didn’t want to and said: are you crazy? But he kept calling back and eventually I got addicted to the challenge and learned that the more I trained, the deeper I was able to dive.
When you were still following your career as an extreme athlete, did
Is it true freedivers invalidate all mathematical and biological bound-
you notice how contaminated our oceans are? Oh
yes, I did. Growing up in the Cayman Islands I cannot remember finding a plastic cup or straw on the beach. Later, as a teenager, when I saw some plastic on the seabed I would dive down and get it. I remember going scuba diving and cleaning up as much as I could. Living on an island set me up for looking at the world as a whole. How has working on the movie affected you or even changed your life?
Yes, you really have to want it badly, and the mental aspect of the sport is just as important as the physical. It’s like a voice in your head saying: go deeper, you can do it, keep trying to go deeper. The hard part is the work you have to do in the gym, the dive is the reward. At the gym, I was a machine, I did everything: cardio, aerobics, anaerobics. I remember doing 17 miles on the Stairmaster at level 10! I was super-super-super fit. After training at the gym for six days in a row, I found that on the seventh day I could dive just that little bit deeper.
My husband Paul and I now always wash out our ziplock bags and reuse them. We have also changed our shopping habits and only buy fruit and vegetables that Freediving is a sport that does not come are not wrapped in plastic. We are hapwithout life-threatening risks. The first py to spend more money to avoid it. I part is the dive. The winner – according no longer feed my children from plasto the rules – is the one who returns to tic, either. But most of all, the film realthe surface completely conscious and ly influenced my daughter. She watchable to execute a few “surface protoes closely what we do and use at home. col” maneuvers. What does it feel like I showed some clips of the movie and to be 160 meters down on the ocean gave a little talk at her school, and, for floor? It is really dark, really peaceful, about a month, I was bombarded with and all you hear is your own heart beatcalls and emails from the other paring – very slowly. But most of all it’s an ents: My son won’t let me wrap his sandemotional experience because you have wiches in plastic anymore, my daughter arrived at the end of a very demanding won’t let me use plastic bags. It’s amazprocess. I am alone with myself and the ing to see how children instinctively voice in my head is saying: Tanya – you seem to get our message, and undercan do this. You can do this! stand the importance of it more easily Why do you think you were able to than we adults do. gather more mental strength than othWhat was your own childhood like? er people to achieve what you did? I had a very idyllic upbringing. My parBecause of my incredible relationship British-American athlete Tanya Streeter broke the world ents moved to the Cayman Islands inwith the sea. I have had a connection record for apnea diving at the age of 24. Today, dependently, my mother coming from to that element ever since I was a child, she’s a television reporter and environmental activist. England in 1966 and my father from and the ocean has always been my comthe USA. They met and got married in 1969, and had me and my fort zone. I feel like I have a symbiotic relationship with the sea that older brother. My father owned a dive business, he was the first to enabled me to respect it in the way the sport demands. Today, as a open a dive shop on the waterfront. I spent all my free time outside, woman in her early 40s, I know who I am, but back then, I needed the sea was my playground until I went away to boarding school in to know what my limits were. This achievement, in that enviroment, England at age nine. I remember in those days how I wouldn’t cry helped me to see what I was capable of. You were the first woman to beat mens’ world records in freediving so much when saying good-bye to my mom, but looking out of the – how did they react to your achievement? Well, look at me, do you airplane window as we took off, the tears started flowing when I had think those men took me seriously? They thought I was cheating and to say good-bye to the sea. You didn’t discover your talent for freediving until you were in your that there was no way a woman built like me was going to be able to early twenties – how did you discover this unusual ability? I was 24, beat them. We’re all good friends now, but they didn’t start to accept home again and newly married after university. I had gone spearme until after a few world records when, in 1999, I helped with safety fishing with a couple of friends. They would shoot something and diving for a competition in Egypt where, for about three hours, I had I would dive down to help retrieve it. “Not bad for a girl,” the boys to dive every few minutes to between 30-40 meters. I myself never said, laughing. They were all freedivers too, it’s one of the oldest exmade a big fuss about what I had done, and still don’t see it as such a treme sports and originally came from spearfishing. They told me I huge achievement. Somebody once asked my mother what she is the should take a freediving course because I could go way deeper than most proud of about her daughter, and her answer was: “That she has any of them, and the legendary freediver Pipin Ferreras was on the remained who she is and doesn’t take herself too seriously.” islands doing a clinic. I went, and was the only woman. They gave For more details, visit www.plasticoceans.org/film
DYNAMIC Fernando und Humberto Campana are outliers in contemporary design. The brothers from São Paulo create hairy cupboards, armchairs made from junk and stuffed toys, and sofas that resemble enormous starfish. They craft sophisticated, imaginative objects that enrich people’s everyday lives with warmth and irony. TEXT: Norman Kietzmann PHOTOS: Courtesy of Estudio Campana/Fernando Laszlo
The seat of “Paraiba Chair” is made of traditional cotton dolls, which are handmade in the city of Esperança in northeastern Brazil.
“Our designs ask to be touched. This is part of our culture”
1 “Favela Chair,” an upcycle icon designed for Edra (1991) 2 “Mandacarú Formiga,” a seating item for Alessi, which remained a prototype (2006) 3 Comfy sofa “Aster Papposus,” for Edra (2006) 4 “Corallo Chair” for Edra, made of bent steel wire (2004) 5 Many small pieces of fabric
went into creating the uphostery for “Vitória Régia” stool (2002) 6 A set design object for Peter & the Wolf (2008) 7 “Paesaggi Italiani Brasilia” storage unit for Edra (2011) 8 Hand-blown “Candy” collection glass cheese lid for Lasvit (2016) 9 “Aquário” sideboard for BD Barcelona (2016).
ernando and Humberto Campana play according to their own rules. For the last three
decades the brothers from São Paulo have been ignoring preconceived notions about how chairs, armchairs and cupboards are supposed to look. Their products are not slick or interchangeable. They are characterful creations that develop a life of their own and leave no one indifferent. Humberto Campana explains the brothers’ joint approach: “Our designs ask to be touched. These tactile qualities are also part of Brazilian culture in which craftsmanship always plays an important part.” The brothers were masters of upcycling long before the term became significant in a design context. They use industrial waste such as ropes, wires, small pieces of wood, leftover pieces of fabric and leather as a starting point, and turn these into imaginative objects at the interface of art and design. In some other creations they fall back on ready-made objects, for example when assembling an armchair made of large numbers of stuffed toys. The process of collecting, condensing and combining is a common thread that pervades the Campana brothers’ entire oeuvre. They still shun computers as design tools to this day. Instead, their work is based on making things by hand. “We start off with the materials, which we cut into pieces. We then paint, reorganize and finally reassemble them. At some point, you no longer see the original material, but recognize a living animal, plant or other structure that eludes our control. Our creations are beings you can have in your home, but which nevertheless have a certain savage quality to them,” says Fernando Campana. Their pieces of furniture charm with their primal, almost accidental appearance, which often conceals the sophisticated, non-industrial production processes involved.
ometimes it takes months for the two to learn a specific braiding technique or
other tricky task that will allow them to execute their designs. Fernando and Humberto Campana incorporate their “manual skills” into the designs and production processes, and so remove their creations from the realm of the interchangeable and the easily imitated. However, surprises and setbacks can never be ruled out. The designing brothers once traveled to an ethnic German settlement in the south of Brazil that specializes in woodwork. They wanted their “Favela Chair” (1991), which they had designed for the Italian company Edra, produced in a particular way: made up of chaotically assembled small pieces of wood. “These people were used to making very streamlined furniture. So we conducted a workshop with them in order to teach them how to be more anarchic, more ‘favela’,” says Fernando. The first 100 chairs were produced in exactly this way. When the brothers placed a second order, however, the chairs suddenly started arriving with the little pieces off wood all orderly and at right angles to each other. “The people were so sad when we told them that their chairs were ugly. They said: ‘We tried to do our best.’ We responded: ‘Do your worst, be irrational.’ We wanted to drive out their orderly im- Humberto (left) and Fernando Campana founded their studio in São Paulo in 1983, and have been shaking up the pulse,” explains Fernando, summarizing design scene with their upcycled objects ever since. the cross-cultural venture. The fact that the Campana brothers have a unique view of design is partially rooted in their background. When they founded their studio in São Paulo in 1983, Humberto (the older of the brothers, born in 1953) was already a law graduate, while his brother Fernando, eight years his junior, had just completed an architecture degree. The dissimilar duo soon caused a stir in São
Paulo’s creative scene. The Brazilian city is one that they have a “love-hate relationship” with to this day. Fernando explains what he means as follows: “São Paulo is a metropolis that does not treat you like a human being at all – more like an animal. New York and Mexico City do the same. You are forced to use your imagination to discover beauty in places where it does not exist.” The brothers grew up in a completely non-urban environment: on a rather remote farm, 150 kilometers north of São Paulo – a place surrounded by spectacular waterfalls and exotic plants and animals. orking together as siblings is something the Campanas see as an advantage: “When you are blood relatives, you can’t just tell each other: ‘I don’t want to see you anymore!’ You can say this to a regular business partner, though, and actually mean it. I can’t imagine never seeing my brother again, so we have to stick together,” says Fernando. Humberto agrees: “Of course we have big arguments from time to time, because we can tell each other anything. But it is also good for our work, because we can be very critical of one another. There is no flattery and we don’t pull our punches. We get straight to the point.” The Campana brothers have been trailblazers several times – and have been celebrated for this with exhibitions in New York’s MoMA, London’s Victoria & Albert Museum and at the Vitra Design Museum in Weil am Rhein in Germany. “In the 1990s, minimalism was the trend du jour in terms of design. Our work, on the other hand, was full of textures, with ornate and sensual elements. But, we didn’t give up, and stuck to our path,” says Humberto – who is the slightly more reserved of the two. Today’s return to artistic craftsmanship is something that they also anticipated early on – just like trialing limited editions as a creative playground for design ideas. While the early Campana creations were exclusively sold as gallery editions, in the 1990s the brothers also started collaborating with manufacturers like Alessi, Edra, Bernardaud, Baccarat, Lasvit and Louis Vuitton. But their designs never became arbitrary or conventional. Quite the contrary: “Cabana” (2010), for example, is a cupboard without doors, produced by Edra. In this piece of furniture, long strings of raffia fiber hang down and connect to the floor from the top of a freestanding column. They form a complete cover for the five levels of shelving. In order to retrieve stored items, you only need to reach through the “hairy” outer layer, which – in look and feel – subverts all the conventions of furniture making. The brothers also chose an unusual mix of materials for their “Pirarucu” series of cabinets (2013, Galerie Carpenters Workshop). The limited-edition wooden furniture series comprises only eight units, which are totally covered with the tanned skins of the freshwater fish bearing the same name. Their “Aster Papposus” sofa with its 16 velvety arms is reminiscent of a giant starfish or octopus, while the low, upholstered “Kaiman Jakarè” piece puts observers in mind of an intertwined group of crocodiles (both produced by Edra in 2006). The Brazilian brothers recently caused a stir with their costumes for the dance show Virtually There, which premiered last November at the Mana Contemporary art center in New Jersey. The garments for the new production of Oscar Schlemmer’s Triadic Ballet (1922) were made of holographic surfaces, with woven-in LEDs and inflatable fabrics, which made their appearance change depending on the angle at which the light hit them, or made them emit light themselves. These costumes were just as unusual as anything else created by the Campana Brothers, whose designs ask to be conquered, climbed on, or simply touched. They appeal to our playful instinct, promote interaction and prove time and again that exciting design solutions are developed mainly when going off the beaten track.
HIPPIE TYCOON John Mackey is the founder and CEO of the organic supermarket chain Whole Foods. He doesnâ€™t just sell food, but the promise of good health. Eating organic is a sensual experience, as he has been demonstrating for 35 years. Kale and tofu became wildly popular thanks to him. But today, thereâ€™s an organic section in every supermarket, and this means the boss TEXT: Steffi Kammerer has a problem.
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1 A photo from the 1980s: George Eckrich, aka Dr. Kracker (right), baking the organic flatbread that he supplied to Whole Foods 2 Part of the experience: friendly faces at the deli counter 3 You didn’t just go to Whole Foods for the products, but for stories and information about where something was sourced
4 CEO John Mackey has a head for business but he’s also very downto-earth – sitting here in one of his stores in Austin, Texas 5 Dried fruit and nuts as far as the eye can see. You’re always spoiled for choice at Whole Foods 6 Not just for granola crunchers: Crispy brown rice cereal shares the spotlight with an attractive test taster.
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John Mackey with a former competitor whose organic supermarkets he acquired. The man himself was made a Whole Foods executive.
1 The first Whole Foods Market in Austin, Texas – that’s where it all began 2 The biggest Whole Foods store west of the Rocky Mountains is in Pasadena, California, not far from Los Angeles. It even has a restaurant 2
3 One of Whole Foods’ many pioneering contributions to food culture: freshly baked whole grain bread. Thanks to the company, other supermarkets now sell fresh bread too 4 Three of the four Whole Foods Market founders, all of them sporting the hairstyles that were so typical back then: Craig Weller, Renee Lawson Hardy and John Mackey (from the left) 5 Co-founder Renee Lawson Hardy (then John Mackey’s girlfriend and pictured in the middle of the photo) once sold pastries in the original store in Austin.
ating healthy is fun and organic is sexy. By spreading this message through his giant
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health food temples, John
lowed to earn more than 19 times as much as an average employee. Mackey is very serious about things like this. When he travels, he books economy class and spends the night in inexpensive hotels. He drives a Honda hybrid. A few years ago, he referred to economics as the “greatest force for good on the planet,” while touring the States with Conscious Capitalism, his bestselling book.
Mackey revolutionized the food industry. Mackey is the founder and CEO of Whole Foods Market – a former hippie and student of philosophy who dropped out of college and ended up creating a superompanies, he argued, were incapable of existing without market empire that’s traded on the stock exmaking a profit, but they also had a higher purpose. He cited change. Whole Foods has over 400 stores in the Google, Nordstrom, Southwest and Patagonia as examples of USA and branches in Canada and across the companies that had created social value that was positively reflected pond in Great Britain. Mackey, who was a vegetarian before going in their bottom line. “Very few people find it inspiring just to maxivegan, sells more than just groceries. He sells a clear conscience and mize profit,” says Mackey. More than 30 years ago, he drew up a manthe promise of good health and wellbeing. His customers are generifesto on this topic. It still underpins the guidelines governing Whole ally well-to-do, and tend to stop by Whole Foods on their way home Foods. There’s more to operating a business than just doing well financially: you have to concern yourself with the wellbeing of workfrom yoga class – perhaps even in the company of Angelina Jolie or ers (or team members, as they are called at Whole Foods), customers, Charlize Theron. Supermarket shelves at Whole Foods are stocked with hemp and camel’s milk, tofu and quinoa. Fruits are showsuppliers, the environment and the community. Mackey gives genercased and illuminated like artworks. ously and has donated stock options to And because it’s evidently so easy to foundations and animal welfare organizations. Whole Foods has also foundspend hundreds of dollars there, the ed three charitable foundations: Whole store has earned itself the nickname Whole Paycheck. A quick look online Planet, Whole Kids and Whole Cities. at some photos bears this out: an emu Yet Mackey remains a staunch capegg for $34.99; truffles for $93; organic italist. Several decades ago, he comalmond butter for $23.99. Best of all: a pared unions to herpes. In fact, he spicy tuna roll for a cool $491.59. sometimes gets a little carried away Mackey and his then girlfriend with his remarks and doesn’t always opened their first natural foods store weigh his words before speaking. on the ground floor of an old house But he is also an unusual chief execin Austin, Texas, borrowing the monutive in other ways. Some years ago, ey for their venture from friends and he took a five-month sabbatical to hike family. Mackey was 25. There was a the Appalachian Trail from Georgia to small restaurant upstairs and they Maine with friends. When it comes to economics, he has quite Republican lived on the floor above it. As there were no showers – Mackey enjoys tellviews. This makes him controversial. ing this story – they used to wash usIn 2009, he wrote a comment in the ing the dishwasher hose. In 1980, Wall Street Journal saying that the Afalong with two other people, the young fordable Health Act aka Obamacare couple opened the first store bearing was completely unnecessary. Later, he the name Whole Foods Market. This even described it as being “fascist.” was no longer a small organic grocery Liberals were outraged and called for a Whole Foods boycott. Numerous scanbut a supermarket operating on 1,000 dals and lawsuits followed, claiming, square meters of space and providing Hiking and yoga help to keep John Mackey fit. jobs for 19 employees. And instead for instance, that stores in New York He stopped eating meat years ago, became av egetarian and now identifies as a vegan. were systematically cheating customof stocking only bland-tasting grain products, this store sold meat and exers by manipulating the scales, or cellent chocolate, beer and wine, breaking completely with what was that products were not nearly as healthy as they claimed because traditionally sold at health food cooperatives, as the The New Yorkthey contained sugar or carcinogenic substances. The biggest crisis er quite rightly reported. Mackey told the U.S. magazine that Whole struck when it transpired that for about eight years, Mackey had been bad-mouthing a competitor on a stockmarket forum – under a pseuFoods was his “child” and that he was “Daddy” to his employees. In 1984 Whole Foods began expanding into other parts of Texas and donym, no less. Simultaneously, his online persona praised Whole opened its first stores in Houston and Dallas. It expanded to the West Foods and even himself, writing “I think he’s cute.” Whole Foods’ Coast just a couple of years later. Whole Foods is still headquartered shares plummeted after these embarrassing revelations. The company is also feeling the effects of it’s pioneering efforts and the new in Austin, where Mackey and his present wife also live. Since 2006, thinking it introduced, also to its competitors: Today, nearly every suthe boss has paid himself a symbolic salary of one dollar. e explained his reasons for doing so in a letter to his employees: permarket, even Walmart, has an organic food section. “I am now 53 years old and I have reached a place in my life Mackey’s claim to faim was that he popularized natural foods, drawing them out their niche and making them mainstream. But sales have where I no longer want to work for money, but simply for the joy of the work itself and to better answer the call to service that I slowed and Whole Foods laid off 1,500 workers in the fall of 2015. The feel so clearly in my own heart.” Furthermore, the CEO pledged company recently launched a discount chain called 365. The aim of that Whole Foods would put $100,000 into an employee emergency these stores is to target millennials – in other words, the future. The fund, signing the letter “Love, John.” At that time, there was already first stores have already opened on the West Coast. A really good CEO a rule in place at Whole Foods that said top executives were not alhas a nose for the zeitgeist and follows its lead.
GREEN & FAIR: THE ON-TREND NON-TREND
Eco-Age founder Livia Firth wants timeless fashion that will last a lifetime. She is considered the green conscience of luxury fashion.
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Runway glamour at the expense of the environment and exploited garment workers? A growing number of consumers and fashion designers think enough is enough and are calling for fashion that lasts: timeless clothing instead of cheap throwaways. TEXT: EVA MÃœLLER-MAY
“I don’t think that things have to look ugly because they’re organic.” STELLA MCCARTNEY HAS BEEN DESIGNING FASHION MADE TO LAST SINCE 2001
Well-heeled: the sandal from Stella McCartney’s spring/summer collection is made of wood and faux leather.
mblazoned across flowing tops, dresses,
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pants and skirts are the words: “Thanks
girls, no leather and no fur.” This is also written on the evening gowns in Stella McCartney’s spring/summer collection – a first. The models smile and dance their way through the fashion show finale like high-spirited children. According to American Vogue’s online headline, it was “the feel-good moment of Paris Fashion Week.” McCartney’s message: ethical fashion, often decried as boring and square, can in fact be glamorous and fun. “I grew up as a vegetarian on an organic farm in England. So somehow it was only natural not to use leather or fur for my products,” explains the daughter of ex-Beatle Paul McCartney, whose late mother Linda was a dedicated animal welfare supporter. The British designer has made a fine art out of the perfect cut and works with the kind of expensive, upmarket materials that are the norm in the world of luxury fashion. But as early as 2001, the year she presented her first prêt-a-porter collection in Paris, Stella McCartney demonstrated that for her, aesthetics and business are unthinkable unless there’s an ethical aspect as well. Over the years, she became a pioneer of sustainable fashion. In 2009 – because “we’re never perfect enough,” as she self-critically puts it – McCartney became the first designer in the luxury segment to join the international New York City-based advocacy group Natural Resources Defense Council. In line with its statutes, she has
made her production chain transparent, reduced her company’s carbon footprint – and with it the production costs – by committing to use 25 percent less water and 35 percent less energy in the manufacturing process. She is also always on the lookout for new, biodegradable materials from which to produce her accessories.
ivia Firth partnered with the Italian shoe designer Sergio Rossi to develop a shoe collection made of silk spun from recycled
fishing nets for her sustainability initiative, which goes by the name of The Green Carpet Challenge. In collaboration with top designers, brands or firms, Firth and her team think up concepts for unusual sustainable projects designed to shine a global spotlight on the fusion of glamour and ethics. She advises global players like Gucci or Chopard on their journey to sustainability and provides them with a stage. Stella McCartney has designed evening wear out of recycled textiles for Firth’s initiative too, even creating an entire collection in 2014. The wife of Academy Award-winning actor Colin Firth is widely regarded as the green conscience of the luxury segment. She founded Eco-Age, a consultancy for “managing ethics and aesthetics,” ten years ago – long before the Rana Plaza catastrophe in Bangladesh in April 2013. When the dilapidated multistory factory building to the north of the capital Dhaka collapsed, it resulted in the deaths of 1,134 garment workers. More than 2,500 people were seriously injured. Many people see the disaster as the “zero hour,” the moment of awakening among consumers and producers alike. It was a brutal wake-up call to the disgraceful working conditions under which garments are produced for the mass market. People finally started asking questions: How is our clothing made? Are people exploited and nature d estroyed
“Fashion is made to become unfashionable.” COCO CHANEL
1+4 “Fairmined” eye-catchers from Chopard 2 François-Henri Pinault (CEO Kering) and Livia Firth at the launch of Sergio Rossi’s Green Carpet collection in 2015 3 100 percent organic cotton 5 In a one-off move, FC Bayern played in gear made of ocean plastic 6 Natural cosmetics from H&M 7 The message from Stella McCartney: “No leather, no fur.”
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Coco Chanel revolutionized fashion. She liberated women from their corsets and gave them comfortable pants and the little black dress.
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“It’s the end of fashion as we know it. It’s time to simply celebrate clothes!”
in the process? A T-shirt for $5.99? About the same price as a Big Mac million tons a year. Most of the clothing ends up in the trash within with bacon? How is that possible? “Fast fashion” became synonymous a very short space of time. According to L.A.-based director Andrew with cheap throwaway clothing. Morgan, not enough people know that. Which is why he travelled to But it’s important to remember that luxury labels have their the farthest corners of the world to make the much-acclaimed docuclothes produced in low-wage countries as well. Today, the legendmentary The True Cost. Co-produced by Livia Firth, the film describes ary Coco Chanel’s much-cited remark that “Fashion is made to bewhat Morgan calls “the biggest lie of the modern world.” With brucome unfashionable” no longer holds true. In her day, back when tal honesty, he shows the harm caused by the cheap clothing industhe fashion world was still in order from an ecological perspective, try: “The story it has told us about clothing makes the product seem between two and four collections a year were handmade in Paris stuvery innocent. And yet the textile industry is the world’s second-bigdios. But that rhythm has given way to a dizzying pace, even in the gest polluter, second only to the oil industry,” says Morgan. “We’re living on credit in every respect.” luxury segment: main, couture and mid-season collections, as well Since Rana Plaza, mass-market producers like H&M, Uniqlo and as special collaborations, fuel consumers’ appetites on a regular basis, sometimes even at monthly intervals. One blogger even aptly Zara have started selling sustainable mid-season collections or recynamed this phenomenon “cannibalism in fashion.” cling jeans. “It’s a step in the right direction, but still only a fraction of However, the industry is gradually the entire range,” says Kirsten Brodde of beginning to change the way it thinks. Greenpeace. “We’ve managed to get 78 Giorgio Armani, Calvin Klein and Hugo fashion labels all over the world to comBoss have joined the Fur Free Alliance, mit to phasing out all dangerous chemicals. But even so, the pace of fashion a coalition of animal protection organizations, and Swiss watch and jewelry threatens to swallow up the ecological maker Chopard uses fairly mined gold. progress that represents.” “It’s ten percent more expensive than he number of small organic fashgold from conventional mines,” said the ion labels like Grüne Erde, Peoluxury brand’s art director and co-presple Tree or Greenality is growing ident Caroline Scheufele at the Cannes steadily. Besides using organic raw maFilm Festival two years ago. “But we terials from fair trade sources, they carabsorb the difference so that it doesn’t ry labels and certificates that guarantee cost the buyer more.” Since 2014, the minimum social standards along the company has been making the festientire production chain or manufacval’s famous Golden Palm trophy out ture their goods more ethically in seof “fairmined” gold as well. Scheufele lected countries. But in an interview says it makes her proud that the symbol with Vogue, Livia Firth doesn’t actualfor the best film “is now made of gold ly advocate certifying “green clothing” from traceable sources, mined under with organic labels. In fact, she proposes the opposite, suggesting that we conditions that respect both humans and the environment.” start labeling everything else “unethi’s the end of fashion as we know it,” cal” instead. It once took her a whole claimed Li Edelkoort, the superyear to save up for a new coat, says Firth, star of the international trend rewho still enjoys wearing vintage clothes search industry, in her provocative and from her mother. much-discussed “Anti-Fashion ManiIt will probably take a while until the festo,” which was published just a few fashion industry really changes course, months before the Rana Plaza disasbut at least a start has been made. One ter. Even then, she was already trying thing’s for sure: there’s no shortage of Livia Firth partners with designers, brands and firms to raise awareness: “How can a product ideas. The contest to come up with alto devise sustainable projects that make a splash. that needs to be sown, grown, harvestternatives to conventional textile proed, combed, spun, knitted, cut and stitched, finished, printed, labeduction is in full swing, with proposals for making fashion out of led, packaged and transported cost a couple of euros?” According to waste materials, banana or milk fibers, bamboo or stinging nettles. Edelkoort, there should be a minimum price for a piece of clothing, Concept artist Jessica Dettinger suggests XXL-sized unisex clothing. just like there is for potatoes. And that means fair wages and fair workBerlin fashion designer Mareike Ulman makes multifunctional mixing conditions for the people who make it. and-match garments. And Li Edelkoort can envisage bespoke tailoring making a comeback. Those who can’t afford it, she says, can alIn 2014, a note was found sewn into cheap clothing for Irish fashion ways learn to make their own clothes. discounter Primark, evidently put there by a garment worker in ChiStella McCartney’s fashions might not be within everyone’s budget na. “The work we do is similar to the hard work that oxen and horseither, but just imagine her best girlfriend Gwyneth Paltrow on the es do,” it read. “It’s high time we started protecting the basic human red carpet at the Academy Awards, wearing an evening dress emblarights of the people who make our clothes,” demands Livia Firth. Her zoned with McCartney’s credo: millions would read it. What would appeal to consumers: “Every time you shop, always think: ‘Will I wear people focus on? The actress, the perfect cut of her gown or the this a minimum of 30 times?’” It takes a lot of natural resources to make clothing – around 200 message printed across it? The publicity could speed up consumtons of water to make one ton of jeans, for instance. Often, it all ends ers’ identification with sustainable fashion and heighten their awareup as persistent waste because it is contaminated with dangerous ness of the bigger picture. Because at the end of the day, everything chemicals. In the last two decades, global textile consumption has is connected. What you wear shows how you think and act. Fashion increased by 400 percent while the fiber market has doubled to 75 is dead. Long live fashion!
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High-tech vision: Mo Ventus, the house cut out for the most remote places on earth thanks to wind and solar energy.
The House of the Future
High-tech vision: Mo Ventus, the house cut out for the most remote places on earth thanks to wind and solar energy.
A zero-energy home like no other: The living space in Mo Ventus is formed entirely of glass. Rather than turning up the air conditioning on hot days, a shell extends right around this futuristic building to keep residents cool inside. It’s still a prototype for now. But it’s set to form a new precedent – for homes worldwide. TEXT: Uta Abendroth PHOTOS: FIXd Architecture/Design – Todd Fix
A Carsten Hรถller-designed tube slide is envisioned to allow residents to glide through this spectacular zero-energy home, the main body of which adapts automatically with the weather from closed (1) to shaded (2 + 3) to partially open air (4).
ers, and which are capable of concealing or revealing the glass space that’s the ideal scenario at the heart of contemporary underneath as and when shade and insulation are required. “The sustainable architecture. For years now, climate technology enables flexibility to control the amount of heat generatchange and rising energy costs have been dominant ed from sunlight,” said Fix, who compares the sunscreen and sheath factors influencing the way in which we design to various layers of clothing that can be put on or taken off. “Senour homes – with approaches ranging from the sors decide on a cold day, for instance, whether both parts should conventional to the far less conventional. The be extended in order to preserve heat inside. If more light is needed American Todd Fix, from FIXd Architecture/ indoors, there’s then the option of retracting the opaque outer layDesign in Boston, together with project maner. The house can be controlled both automatically and manually. ager Ryan Ole Hass, has worked with Thanks to the lightweight design of these various layers – and the engineers across all disciplines to come up with a concept for fact that they run horizontally on sliders – they can operate on very a luxurious zero-energy house that in visual terms goes far below energy consumption levels. yond anything we’ve seen before. The concept behind Mo VenIt sounds more like an engine than a house, and it is in fact highly tus revolves around the fact that it can exist fully independently of complex from a technical viewpoint. But this building does not lose the electricity grid, generating wind and solar energy for private sight of the fun factor. Fix has envisaged an amphitheatre at the foot use and storing excess energy in hydrogen and fuel cells for latof the sail-formed building where films can be watched on a screen er use. The architect found his inspiration elsewhere, taking the that retracts down into the floor. This area also features an outdoor idea of the curved architectural design kitchen and built-in dining table. The roof from the world of sailing. “The thought provides scope for creating a garden, alongdidn’t just come to me looking at sail side three pools intended both for swimboats though. Even windsurfers, kiters, ming and for absorbing heat. Meanwhile, paragliders, and windmills of course. inside this anything-but-normal home, a They all tap into the wind and make use tube slide designed by the artist Carsten of that energy in their own individual Höller transports you down through all levways,” said Todd Fix. “I’m working on els to the beach below. Fix refers to this as making sure that Mo Ventus captures “fun functionality”. as much wind as possible, simply off the he futuristic vision of Mo Ventus back of its exterior design.” remains virtual at present. So it does Various structural elements make up remain to be seen just how well all this visionary building, each of which these energy-saving design features can be combined according to client work in practice under real conditions. wishes. This includes the sail-shaped Yet aside from its energy-related intelligence, the thing that makes this buildwing, which captures the wind, turning it into energy for the house. Living ing so interesting is the total freedom space can be incorporated into this giit brings regarding the size and design ant C-formed structure, although this of the interiors. The living spaces, bedrooms, bathrooms and workspaces can is just one of several options. It would be integrated into an area spanning anyalso be possible to erect the residential wing as a separate building altogether. thing from 465 to 1,115 m2. Fix is of the According to Fix, the ideal place for the opinion that a home costing between 3.5 The architect Todd Fix designed Mo Ventus. qualities of Mo Ventus to unleash their and 10 million US dollars must be able to He aims to marry high-tech solutions and full potential would be on a beach with offer this level of flexibility. high quality of life within the same spaces. a slightly downward slope and a moderIn the pursuit of architecture, Todd Fix ate climate. That said, it is feasible to realise this design in any lohas learned from educators at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technolcation – provided there is constant wind, or at least a constant light ogy, Architecture Association in London, Harvard University, and breeze. Even the name of the building encapsulates the two most the University of Nebraska. His career has seen him realise designs important characteristics dictating the design: “Mo Ventus is defor everything from infrastructure projects and private residences rived from the Latin words ‘motus’, movement, and ‘ventus’, wind. to apartment buildings, commercial complexes, museums and exhibition spaces. “All of this combined experience has inspired me We unite the two here.” ovement, in this case, relates to sections of the building’s to build Mo Ventus,” he says. “For me, it’s the culmination of vari“shell”, which can be extended and retracted. This is necous aspects that all have to work together in the architecture: design, essary due to the fact that the living space is fully glazed, healthy construction techniques, material research and green techfrom the floor to the walls to the ceiling. The interior fully embraces nologies aimed at protecting our environment.” Behind Fix’s creanature as a result, as well as minimising energy consumption, as tion is a will to bring political, social, cultural and visual considerthe transparent façade reduces the need for electric lighting by ilations together in one building, harnessing high-tech to enhance luminating the interior with natural daylight. Another challenge quality of life. Co-existence with nature is at the centre of the Boston was to avoid the need to turn the air conditioning up to full on hot architect’s vision here. Achieved in the case of Mo Ventus with the days, in order to keep the glazed space cool. The solution is a grillelocation itself, as well as thanks to the material glass and the various possibilities to open up its façades. like sunscreen and a closed outer sheath that are mounted on slidhome that creates just as much energy as it consumes –
PHOTO SLIDE: ‘TEST SITE’ (2011) BY CARSTEN HÖLLER IMAGE © BENOIT PAILLEY
USA, CALIFORNIA PRICE ON REQUEST INTERIOR APPROX. 465 – 1,115 m2 LAND APPROX. 1,500 m2 NO. OF ROOMS 4 – 12 E&V ID E-00281W CONTACT SANTA MONICA (US) ENGEL & VÖLKERS AVENUE REAL ESTATE SANTA MONICA LICENCE PARTNER OF EV REAL ESTATE, INC. TEL. +1 32 38 93 72 53 E-MAIL RYAN.OLEHASS@ENGELVOELKERS.COM
Oceana Bal Harbour Private Oceanfront Paradise
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hat was once the famous Bal Harbour Club will become the spectacular all-new Oceana Bal Harbour – a private condominium paradise defined by complete flow-through residences and unobstructed views of South Florida beaches, the Atlantic Ocean, and Biscayne Bay. Breathtaking floor-to-ceiling windows and extra-deep balconies frame a world of natural perfection. The residence is located some 20 minutes
from Miami, near to international airports, marinas, and the worldfamous Bal Harbour shops. Resident amenities include a large relaxation pool, an Olympic-style lap pool, two oceanfront Jacuzzis, a poolside full restaurant with an outdoor café, a fitness centre, spa, tennis courts, movie theatre, and library. Completion of this gorgeous, brand new ground-up development is expected approximately in Q1 2017.
USA, FLORIDA PRICE USD 8.85 MILL. NO. OF BEDROOMS 3 E&V ID E-0019JY CONTACT ENGEL & VÖLKERS MIAMI (US) – LICENCE PARTNER OF ENGEL & VOELKERS FLORIDA RESIDENTIAL, LLC IRVING PADRON & NOEL BERK TEL. +1 305 458 8565 E-MAIL NOEL.BERK@ENGELVOELKERS.COM
Torrance The Ferris Wheel House
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his home sits on a substantial corner lot of approx. 11,300 ft2 in the heart of South Torrance’s prestigious Seaside Ranchos neighbourhood, with a Ferris wheel placed at the centre of this residential area during the holiday season. It is surrounded by an approx. 425 ft2 wraparound porch. The sensational backyard includes a newly redone sports pool ideal for parties and volleyball, as well as barbecue and dining areas, and a fire pit. The property itself, built in 2005, features 3,237 ft2 of fabulous living space complete with 9 ft ceilings downstairs and vaulted ceilings upstairs. There are six bedrooms in total, one with a separate entrance currently being used as a home office. From the friendly neighbours to the annual celebrations, this residence certainly offers a touch of vintage Americana right in the midst of the city.
USA, CALIFORNIA PRICE USD 2.1 MILL. INTERIOR APPROX. 3,237 ft2 LAND APPROX. 11,300 ft2 E&V ID E-0027UY CONTACT LOS ANGELES SOUTH BAY (US) SOUTH BAY PREMIER REAL ESTATE COMPANY, INC. – LICENCE PARTNER OF ENGEL & VÖLKERS REAL ESTATE INC. NICK PETERS TEL. +1 310 308 2609 E-MAIL NICK.PETERS@EVUSA.COM
Bosch en Duin near Amsterdam The Ultimate in Exclusive Living â€“ 35 Minutes from Amsterdam
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en years of exquisite design culminate here in a home like no other, with uncompromising luxury and sublime details. Amid beautiful hilly woodland, this property rises up from the green like a contemporary castle, spectacular in every way. Inspired by its surroundings and fused with nature, the stunning architecture affords an utterly unique atmosphere within, on seven levels, with exquisite
materials throughout. The natural limestone ‘Jerusalem Gold’ has been processed into the villa ensuring a perfect coalescence of house and nature. Just some of the endless comforts reflective of the uncompromised luxury on offer include a guest apartment, elevator, a sumptuous private spa, incredible home cinema, a convertible indoor pool made of Brazilian marble, and state-of-the-art home automation.
THE NETHERLANDS, UTRECHT PRICE EUR 18 MILL. INTERIOR APPROX. 2,163 m2 LAND APPROX. 3.2 ha E&V ID W-026OCL CONTACT ENGEL & VÖLKERS PRIVATE OFFICE (DE) – ENGEL & VÖLKERS AMSTERDAM ZUID, HOME VIEW INT. BV – LICENCE PARTNER OF ENGEL & VÖLKERS RESIDENTIAL GMBH TEL. +49 40 36 13 11 05 E-MAIL MAXIMILIAN.STAMM@PRIVATE-OFFICE.COM
Unique Residence Dating Back to 1614
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uilt in 1614, this fort has a rich heritage evident from the 10-metre tower reflecting the wealth and power of past owners. The interior design is the work of world-renowned designer Axel Vervoordt. A beautiful entrance leads to a living room, kitchen and library. There is also an underground gallery and staff quarters with a separate entrance. The first floor hosts a master bedroom, his and hers dressing rooms, a
spacious bathroom, and a guest bedroom with bathroom. A large garage holds four cars, with a spacious loft above. To the west is an Oriental barn, a 17th century Japanese ‘Minka’ transferred from Kyoto, while to the east is a western barn made with numbered beams from the Louvre’s renovation. Spanning some 2.1 hectares, the lovely Wirtzdesigned garden with a pool is a beautiful spectacle in every season.
BELGIUM, OOST-VLAANDEREN PRICE ON REQUEST INTERIOR APPROX. 905 m2 LAND APPROX. 2.1 ha E&V ID W-026JTF CONTACT GENT-ZUID/SINT-MARTENS-LATEM (BE) EV LATEM BVBA – LICENCE PARTNER OF ENGEL & VÖLKERS RESIDENTIAL GMBH TEL. +32 9 282 42 00 E-MAIL LATEM@ENGELVOELKERS.COM
Engelberg Inspiring Architectâ€™s Dream
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esigned by renowned Zurich-based architects, this exquisite masterpiece enjoys abundant sunlight at a top address in the idyllic resort of Engelberg in the canton of Obwalden. A diverse mix of materials have been combined with enormous skill and sensibility to form this home. Beautiful natural woods on the ceilings, walls and floors create a sense of warmth and homeliness. In contrast, hallways and stairs have been
finished in concrete, reminiscent in its qualities to the ruggedness of the mountains. Deep red glazed mosaics in the bathroom and a large home sauna area add uniquely atmospheric accents to the space. Subtle details such as the oval portholes and special custom fittings, the elegant eat-in kitchen and the outstanding reading room with a spectacular Alpine panorama all make this house an experience filled with aestheticism.
SWITZERLAND, OBWALDEN PRICE CHF 2.99 MILL. INTERIOR APPROX. 290 m2 LAND APPROX. 1,300 m2 E&V ID W-026SDT CONTACT URSCHWEIZ (CH) EV URSCHWEIZ AG – LICENCE PARTNER OF ENGEL & VÖLKERS WOHNEN SCHWEIZ AG TEL. +41 41 611 10 00 E-MAIL URSCHWEIZ@ENGELVOELKERS.COM
Luxurious Family Residence
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et at a sought-after address in Riehen and boasting clean lines and generous dimensions, this detached family home has been carefully renovated and awaits with home comforts of the most exclusive standard for its new residents. 8.5 bright and spacious rooms have been cleverly aligned here over a total interior of approx. 320 m2, affording luxurious detailing and the highest quality of life. All living rooms are light-flooded
and convey an undeniably stylish elegance. The L-formed layout of the house and the terraced land plot result in dream views over Basel from all rooms. The grand and sumptuous interiors are complemented by sprawling garden grounds, which boast a mosaic-tiled outdoor pool and the utmost privacy. It is the sheer quality and comfort in combination with architectural uniqueness that makes this property so special.
SWITZERLAND, BASEL PRICE ON REQUEST INTERIOR APPROX. 320 m2 LAND APPROX. 2,644 m2 E&V ID W-026MTD CONTACT BASEL (CH) MOBAS IMMO BASEL AG – LICENCE PARTNER OF ENGEL & VÖLKERS WOHNEN SCHWEIZ AG TEL. +41 61 666 62 00 E-MAIL BASEL@ENGELVOELKERS.COM
Splendid Living at a Remarkable Address
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ack in the days of the Prussian Empire, the ruling classes already had a keen eye for the capital’s most prized locations. A fact evident from the gift made by the Elector Prince to his wife of a beautiful partition of land on the island in the River Spree, close to the City Palace. Now the ‘Forum an der Museumsinsel’ is taking shape here, just across from the Monbijou Park and Bode Museum. Three residences – the Simon Palais, Residenz
Monbijou and Bauhaus – have been painstakingly rejuvenated by the renowned architects Sir David Chipperfield and Patzschke & Partner, true to the heritage and fabric of these listed structures. The resulting rental apartments are utterly luxurious and individual: grand old apartments, loft-like rooftop maisonettes, contemporary ‘house in a house’ units with roof terraces, or a pied-à-terre in Berlin – complete with a royal address.
GERMANY, BERLIN RENTAL PRICE ON REQUEST INTERIOR APPROX. 62 – 375 m2 NO. OF BEDROOMS 1 – 5 NO. OF ROOMS 2 – 8 E&V ID W-00RKTT CONTACT BERLIN MITTE (DE) ENGEL & VÖLKERS BERLIN MITTE GMBH – LICENCE PARTNER OF ENGEL & VOELKERS RESIDENTIAL GMBH TEL. +49 30 23 32 00 00 E-MAIL BERLINMITTE@ENGELVOELKERS.COM
Fürth in Bavaria
Nuremberg Metropolitan Region – Exclusive Estate with Private Park
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his grand industrialist mansion is situated at a superb location in the metropolitan region of Nuremberg, Fürth and Erlangen. The property was completely redesigned and modernised in 2001, and now affords spaciousness and lavishness, all conceivable comforts and elegance. Materials and finishes are all uncompromisingly high in quality. Custom fittings and exquisite furnishings add truly unique touches to the
interiors. A private indoor spa and an outdoor pool also await, along with an elevator connecting all levels of the mansion. The estate also boasts guest apartments and an impressive conference wing. The property is set in more than 60,000 m2 of grounds landscaped in an English park style, with a cottage for staff and garages. The splendour and exclusivity are a source of fascination here, even for the most discerning individuals.
GERMANY, BAVARIA PRICE ON REQUEST LAND APPROX. 61,400 m2 NO. OF ROOMS 18 E&V ID W-026BJM CONTACT FÜRTH (DE) EV CASA GMBH – LICENCE PARTNER OF ENGEL & VÖLKERS RESIDENTIAL GMBH TEL. +49 911 787 45 80 E-MAIL FUERTH@ENGELVOELKERS.COM
Marienthal Suites â€“ Exclusive New Development
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asteful in design and remarkable for its quality construction, this attractive ensemble of five buildings is currently taking shape on a large corner plot. Set amid the tranquil greenery of the ‘Marienthal’, the contemporary architecture of this complex conveys light and space in generous abundance. Full-length window frontages, attractive material contrasts on the bright façades and impressive wraparound roof terraces set the Marienthal Suites apart. An elevator provides stairway-free access to all apartments. From the bathrooms to the living rooms, and terraces to balconies: every single home here presides over a tasteful selection of high-end finishes for the flooring, fixtures, fittings and other in-built amenities. A communal underground garage offers ample space for 34 cars, with bicycle stands and storage rooms. The development is due for completion in the summer of 2018.
GERMANY, HAMBURG PRICE EUR 229,000 – 743,000 INTERIOR APPROX. 47 – 147 m2 NO. OF ROOMS 2 – 4 E&V ID W-02708A CONTACT HAMBURG-MARIENTHAL (DE) ENGEL & VÖLKERS ALSTERTAL GMBH LICENCE PARTNER OF ENGEL & VÖLKERS RESIDENTIAL GMBH TEL. +49 40 370 86 00 00 E-MAIL MARIENTHAL@ENGELVOELKERS.COM
CANADA, BRITISH COLUMBIA PRICE CAD 9.85 MILL. INTERIOR APPROX. 2,100 ft2 LAND APPROX. 60 acres E&V ID CA-00206U CONTACT ENGEL & VÖLKERS VICTORIA (CA) LICENCE PARTNER OF ENGEL & VÖLKERS CANADA INC. SCOTT PIERCY & JAMES LEBLANC TEL. +1 250 812 7212 E-MAIL
his is a rare chance amid the wonders of beautiful British Columbia to own this vast parcel, offering incomparable privacy, large acreage, and almost a mile of ocean frontage. The estate encompasses approx. 60 acres of old and second growth forest, plus a beautiful reef that reveals exciting ocean life when exposed at low tide. Home life in this secure and serene environment is enhanced still further by effortless
access to many amenities such as fine dining and world-class spas. Pender Island is conveniently accessed by BC Ferries, by private yacht or float plane to a private dock, or by helicopter to Razor Point. Foreshore development includes an aluminium ramp that leads to an approx. 40 x 10 ft concrete float to secure your boats. Accommodation includes a three-bedroom main residence, a one-bedroom cottage, a bunkhouse and cookhouse.
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Blue Mountain Country Estate in Collingwood
LICENCE PARTNER OF ENGEL & VÖLKERS CANADA INC. JOHN KIRBY & LARRY REID & MAX HAHNE TEL. +1 705 999 8213 E-MAIL COLLINGWOOD@ENGELVOELKERS.COM
bedrooms and five bathrooms. There is ample utility space in attached and detached garages, as well as an approx. 60 ft wide drive shed with a concrete floor. This superb estate is ideal for enjoying the waters of Georgian Bay, the many golf courses in the area and skiing at Blue Mountain. It is also conveniently located mere minutes from Collingwood Airport and only 90 minutes from Toronto International Airport.
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his executive home on approx. 50 acres in Collingwood provides for all manner of wants and needs. It features a gated entry with a paved driveway leading through manicured grounds with a pond, ensuring a high level of security and privacy for family life. Luxury, style and beautiful detailing pervade the spacious living spaces here, both indoors and out. Custom built in 2005, the main property comprises six
CANADA, ONTARIO PRICE CAD 2.349 MILL. INTERIOR APPROX. 790 m2 LAND APPROX. 20 ha E&V ID CA-0021B2 CONTACT COLLINGWOOD (CA) 2459556 ONTARIO INC.
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Inspired Foscarini Italianate Home
his is absolutely the most beautiful home in the gated community of Balearas, exceeding expectations in every room. Just some of the detailing to be found inside this residence includes travertine stone on the first floor, Foscarini Italian blown glass lighting, custom-made marble fireplaces, crystal chandeliers and custom drapery throughout. The gorgeous kitchen features top stainless steel appliances, granite
USA, CALIFORNIA PRICE USD 1.545 MILL. INTERIOR APPROX. 4,745 ft2 LAND APPROX. 11,548 ft2 E&V ID E-0027TZ CONTACT RANCHO SANTA FE (US) E&V RANCH COAST INC. LICENCE PARTNER OF EV REAL ESTATE INC. STEVE LEGGITT TEL. +1 858 775 7653 E-MAIL STEVE.LEGGITT@ENGELVOELKERS.COM
countertops, and a wine refrigerator. The fabulous backyard offers a large Jacuzzi, outdoor fireplace, rose garden and spectacular lighting, as well as a cabana kitchen with Viking appliances perfect for outdoor dining and entertainment. Residents also enjoy access to a heated Olympic-size pool, wading pool, barbecues, a fitness centre, tennis courts, and additional party facilities with a chef’s kitchen for catered events.
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Architect-Designed Home with Breathtaking Views
ituated on the bluff of La Jolla, ‘Casa de la Alegria’ is an astonishing blend of elegance and impeccable craftsmanship. It hosts five bedrooms, six bathrooms and two half bathrooms overall. Expertly designed by acclaimed architect Claude Anthony Marengo and built by PBS Construction, the highest quality materials and finest attention to each detail have been used here to create a sensational home that
USA, CALIFORNIA PRICE USD 16.995 MILL. INTERIOR APPROX. 7,249 ft2 LAND APPROX. 0.5 acre E&V ID E-0024Y0 CONTACT DEL MAR (US) DEL MAR REB, INC. LICENCE PARTNER OF EV REAL ESTATE INC. HOLLY NANULA TEL. +1 858 248 2962 E-MAIL HOLLY.NANULA@ENGELVOELKERS.COM
seamlessly blends indoor and outdoor living. Breathtaking views as far as Mexico can be enjoyed from almost every room. The home merges classic architectural elements with contemporary style, culminating in a truly incredible experience. With all of its scale and grandeur, 5910 Camino De La Costa remains warm and inviting, making it a unique retreat for intimate family life, yet poised for large-scale entertaining.
Exceptional Location & Direct Vail Mountain Views
his truly one-of-a-kind and incomparable condominium is set in the heart of Vail Village in the coveted Solaris building, enjoying the utmost in exclusivity and privacy. It is one of the rare residences in Solaris with direct and magnificent views of Vail Mountain’s famed slopes. Beautifully finished and furnished in an original style by its current owner, this superb and elegant home is like no other in the
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building. Particularly appealing amenities include a pool, spa services, a high-tech gym, ski storage at Gondola One, a front desk, concierge, shuttle service, personal assistant services, and underground parking. Just outside this spectacular residence is an atmospheric ice skating rink, a coffee shop, art galleries, and a host of excellent restaurants. Meanwhile, world-class skiing and shopping are just moments away.
PHOTOS: ASTRID CARRARO PHOTOGRAPHY – ENERGY PERFORMANCE CERTIFICATE IS NOT AVAILABLE – YEAR OF CONSTRUCTION: 2010
USA, COLORADO PRICE USD 6.9 MILL. INTERIOR APPROX. 2,530 ft2 NO. OF BEDROOMS 4 E&V ID E-0026B6 CONTACT ENGEL & VÖLKERS VAIL (US)
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PHOTOS: CHARLES LAUERSDORF/REALTY PRO SHOTS – ENERGY PERFORMANCE CERTIFICATE IS NOT AVAILABLE – YEAR OF CONSTRUCTION: 2008
Luxurious Estate With Private Backyard Oasis
outhlake, the most sought-after neighbourhood in the Dallas Fort Worth Metroplex, is very close to the best-rated schools in Texas, with incredible programs in both academic and sporting fields. This estate is perfect for entertaining and creating priceless family memories. Well-appointed throughout, its fabulous interiors include a wine room, a wainscoted study opening to a double-height grand salon, sumptuous
USA, TEXAS PRICE USD 2.099 MILL. INTERIOR APPROX. 8,855 ft2 LAND APPROX. 0.84 acres E&V ID E-002622 CONTACT ENGEL & VÖLKERS DALLAS (US) LICENCE PARTNER OF ENGEL & VÖLKERS U.S. HOLDINGS, INC. ROXANN TAYLOR TEL. +1 817 416 2700 E-MAIL ROXANN.TAYLOR@ENGELVOELKERS.COM
formal and family living spaces, a full service bar, and six en suite bedrooms. The chef’s kitchen features a professional-grade range with a custom hood. It opens to the family room with a wall of windows. Other outstanding amenities include a theatre-quality media room, a game room and sensational outdoor living overlooking the private backyard oasis with a sparkling pool, spa and slide besides the sports court.
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USA, TEXAS PRICE USD 9 MILL. INTERIOR APPROX. 9,200 ft2 LAND APPROX. 5 acres E&V ID E-0027XW CONTACT AUSTIN WESTLAKE (US) TURNQUIST PARTNERS REALTORS, INC.
Sprawling Westlake Estate
LICENCE PARTNER OF ENGEL & VÖLKERS U.S. HOLDINGS, INC. KATHRYN SCARBOROUGH & MICHELE TURNQUIST TEL. +1 512 970 1355 E-MAIL KATHRYN.SCARBOROUGH@ENGELVOELKERS.COM
ffering approx. 9,200 ft2 of open plan living space, this outstanding property is nestled in one of the most prestigious private cul-de-sacs on approx. 5 meticulously landscaped acres in Austin. In addition to fabulous formal living and dining spaces, the residence presides over a one-bedroom guest casita with living room, kitchen and dining room, and an incredible tree house that sleeps three. Beautiful interior details
include mahogany doors, eucalyptus cabinetry, five gas fireplaces, and custom light fixtures. The grounds boast two covered outdoor living areas with fireplaces, an outdoor kitchen with commercial appliances, a Neil Tuckett designed pool, a tennis court with vintage stadium seating, an approx. one-acre stocked pond, an abundance of majestic heritage oak trees, a four-car garage, carport, and boathouse on Lake Austin.
ENERGY PERFORMANCE CERTIFICATE IS NOT AVAILABLE – YEAR OF CONSTRUCTION: 2009
USA, FLORIDA PRICE USD 9.995 MILL. INTERIOR APPROX. 8,926 ft2 NO. OF BEDROOMS 7 E&V ID E-0027E3 CONTACT FORT LAUDERDALE-LAS OLAS (US) LAS OLAS EV, LLC
Penthouse Palace in the Sky
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his exclusive and breathtaking oceanfront penthouse is a unique opportunity for those looking for a trophy South Florida estate. Located on the top two floors of the 41-storey Trump Hollywood tower, this palace in the sky is unlike any other, with panoramic views of the Atlantic Ocean, Intracoastal and city, along with impeccable custom finishes that cannot be duplicated. Approx. 9,000 ft2 of luxurious living
space hosts seven bedrooms and 8.5 bathrooms including a second-floor private guest suite complete with a bathroom and kitchenette. From here, residents can access the private sky level terrace, which includes a full summer kitchen and Jacuzzi. Also on offer is a private garage comprising three air-conditioned parking spaces. Five-star amenities include a gym, a pool with serviced cabanas, a tennis court, and spa.
ENERGY PERFORMANCE CERTIFICATE IS NOT AVAILABLE – YEAR OF CONSTRUCTION: 1992
Fort Lauderdale Beach
USA, FLORIDA PRICE USD 2.995 MILL. INTERIOR APPROX. 4,250 ft2 LAND APPROX. 8,331 ft2 E&V ID E-00279Z CONTACT FORT LAUDERDALE-LAS OLAS (US) LAS OLAS EV, LLC
Oceanfront Modern Custom Estate with Ocean Views
LICENCE PARTNER OF ENGEL & VOELKERS FLORIDA RESIDENTIAL, LLC ANJA HESSERT TEL. +1 786 547 3986 E-MAIL ANJA.HESSERT@ENGELVOELKERS.COM
agnificent oceanfront location and seaside beauty are the special qualities that best capture the character of this corner South Florida estate. This is one of 31 exclusive homes with direct Atlantic Ocean frontage on Fort Lauderdale’s approx. 23 miles of beaches. The property features two master bedrooms, one of which is on the first floor. All living areas and all five bedrooms have stunning panoramic ocean
views. Large glass doors lead to a beautiful large patio with a heated pool and Jacuzzi. Renovated in 2015, this beachfront mansion features an open floor plan, with four romantic fireplaces and extensive balconies. It enjoys a prime central location close to parks, A-rated schools, shopping and fine dining at the world-famous Las Olas Boulevard, as well as being conveniently situated near Fort Lauderdale International Airport.
ENERGY PERFORMANCE CERTIFICATE IS NOT AVAILABLE – ENERGY SOURCE: DISTRICT HEATING – YEAR OF CONSTRUCTION: 2008
USA, FLORIDA PRICE USD 1.65 MILL. INTERIOR APPROX. 7,675 ft2 LAND APPROX. 15,000 ft2 E&V ID E-00281X CONTACT CAPE CORAL (US) E&V SOUTHWEST REALTY, LLC
Villa Celona – A Stunning European-Style Estate
LICENCE PARTNER OF ENGEL & VOELKERS FLORIDA RESIDENTIAL, LLC THOMAS HOPF TEL. +1 239 209 1513 E-MAIL THOMAS.HOPF@ENGELVOELKERS.COM
uxurious amenities surround this exquisite property, which sits on an oversized lot with more than 100 ft of seawall, overlooking the natural preserve of the Spreader Canal. The spectacular oversized patio area of this amazing residence features an infinity edge pool with a spa, as well as a western exposure, setting the scene for superb Florida sunsets and sensational home entertaining. All seven bedrooms feature en suite
bathrooms and one of the suites even boasts its own private entrance. High-end features include a chef’s kitchen, cherrywood and marble floors, and a stone fireplace. This home has been professionally decorated with custom-made designer furniture. Serious boating enthusiasts are sure to gain huge enjoyment from direct access to the Gulf of Mexico, and facilities including two boat lifts and a captain’s walk.
PHOTOS: 4TH AVENUE PHOTOGRAPHY – ENERGY PERFORMANCE CERTIFICATE IS NOT AVAILABLE – YEAR OF CONSTRUCTION: 2013
USA, FLORIDA PRICE USD 4.195 MILL. INTERIOR APPROX. 5,132 ft2 LAND APPROX. 15,000 ft2 E&V ID E-0018VU CONTACT DELRAY BEACH (US) COASTAL LUXURY PROPERTIES, LLC
Grand Bermuda Estate
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his grand Bermuda Beach estate was constructed in 2013 on a private cul-de-sac in Delray Beach. Located one block from award-winning beaches, the gated compound offers five bedrooms, seven bathrooms, a three-car garage, and a resort-style pool and loggia. It was custom built to the highest quality standards, with detailed craftsmanship and luxury amenities. Highlights include a traditional great room floor plan
with approx. 12 ft ceilings, detailed mill work, wide-plank distressed oak floors and approx. 20 ft floor-to-ceiling pocket doors offering a seamless flow between indoor and outdoor living. Designed in a transitional Florida style, it affords ample space for quiet living and entertaining, just a stone’s throw from the shopping and dining district in Delray Beach, voted by Rand McNally as the “most fun small town in the USA”.
Elegant Townhouse on the Upper East Side
ocated on one of the Upper East Side’s most beautiful blocks in the historic Treadwell Farm District, this five-storey, approx. 18.75 ft wide red brick and marble townhouse with a curb-cut garage possesses the utmost charm and understated elegance. Originally built in 1871 by J&G Ruddell builders for architect F.S. Barns, it was later thoughtfully expanded and redesigned by a distinguished business executive for con-
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temporary living. Currently conceived with formal living in mind, this home offers an exceptional level of privacy. One arrives to the residence though a grand foyer, which gives way to the generous main living and entertaining areas. The focal point of this section of the home is the floor-to-ceiling wide curved bay windows overlooking the enchanting approx. 500 ft2 backyard garden, complete with calming fountain.
ENERGY PERFORMANCE CERTIFICATE IS NOT AVAILABLE – YEAR OF CONSTRUCTION: 1871
New York City
USA, NEW YORK PRICE USD 14.5 MILL. NO. OF ROOMS 10 NO. OF BEDROOMS 4 E&V ID E-001ADN CONTACT ENGEL & VÖLKERS NEW YORK CITY (US)
New York City Magical Views Over Central Park
ENERGY PERFORMANCE CERTIFICATE IS NOT AVAILABLE – YEAR OF CONSTRUCTION: 2007
ccupying an exclusive 28th floor position in the tower of the renowned Robert A. M. Stern-designed condominium, this impressively proportioned home affords magical views stretching over Central Park, the Hudson River and beyond, framed by the glittering city skyline. This haven for entertaining has been architecturally designed to capture panoramas to every corner of the city. The residence boasts a
USA, NEW YORK PRICE USD 18.8 MILL. INTERIOR APPROX. 2,367 ft2 NO. OF BEDROOMS 2 E&V ID E-001AGY CONTACT ENGEL & VÖLKERS NEW YORK CITY (US) LICENCE PARTNER OF ENGEL & VOELKERS N.Y., LLC NOEL BERK TEL. +1 212 371 4065 E-MAIL NOEL.BERK@ENGELVOELKERS.COM
grand living/dining room with floor-to-ceiling windows, in addition to two beautiful king-size bedrooms. It is intimately private yet perfectly positioned close to the buzz of the Lincoln Square neighbourhood, the Natural History Museum and countless trendy wine bars, eateries and cafés. An extraordinary dwelling offering a sensational urban living experience in the heart of the world’s most energetic city.
PHOTOS: RICARDO FURTADO – ENERGY PERFORMANCE CERTIFICATE: ENERGY CONSUMPTION CERTIFICATE/ TOTAL FINAL ENERGY CONSUMPTION 204.1 kWh/m2a – ENERGY SOURCE: SOLAR – YEAR OF CONSTRUCTION: 2009 – ENERGY EFFICIENCY CLASS: C
Exquisite Guesthouse with Stunning Views
ompleted in 2009 using environmentally friendly materials traditionally found in Portugal, this property has since been used as a boutique hotel. The estate could be used for a variety of different purposes though. The main building consists of seven double rooms, with two family rooms and two studios in a second building. All interiors are modern and spacious, with south-facing balconies boasting sea views.
PORTUGAL, ALGARVE PRICE EUR 2.79 MILL. INTERIOR APPROX. 600 m2 LAND APPROX. 11,880 m2 E&V ID W-024THZ CONTACT LAGOS (PT) SOPC-3 – ACTIVIDADES IMOBILIÁRIAS, LDA. LICENCE PARTNER OF ENGEL & VÖLKERS RESIDENTIAL GMBH TEL. +351 282 24 95 17 E-MAIL LAGOS@ENGELVOELKERS.COM
A solar energy system generates heating and hot water throughout the property. The ground floor affords a large space for meals, with a fully fitted kitchen, a lovely fireplace, and a television corner. The property’s own spring provides the water supply for the cultivated garden. Old oak trees offer shade in summer, while a large outdoor pool that can be heated by solar energy provides the opportunity for a rejuvenating dip.
PHOTOS: TINA MANRESA, PHT AIRPICTURE – ENERGY PERFORMANCE CERTIFICATE: ENERGY CONSUMPTION CERTIFICATE/ TOTAL FINAL ENERGY CONSUMPTION 100.9 kWh/m2a – ENERGY SOURCE: OIL – YEAR OF CONSTRUCTION: 1940 – ENERGY EFFICIENCY CLASS: D
Exclusive Oasis with Panoramic Views in Porreres
his historic, fully modernised estate stands resplendently on the hilltops close to Porreres. It offers unadulterated privacy, as well as boasting views as far as the sea and the island of Cabrera. The house is set in gorgeous parkland grounds. The ground floor plays host to a prestigious entrance hallway, a living room with a fireplace, a dining room also with a fireplace, an elegant eat-in kitchen, a large sitting room, a chapel, studio,
SPAIN, BALEARIC ISLANDS PRICE EUR 4.95 MILL. INTERIOR APPROX. 800 m2 LAND APPROX. 50,000 m2 E&V ID W-009XJF CONTACT MALLORCA-SANTANYI (ES) ENGEL & VÖLKERS SÜD-OST, S.L. LICENCE PARTNER OF BALEAREV GMBH TEL. +34 971 64 21 01 E-MAIL SANTANYI@ENGELVOELKERS.COM
three bedrooms with two bathrooms, a second kitchen and a guest WC. The upper level comprises another living area with a fireplace, a master bedroom suite, dressing closet, bathroom, and two further bedrooms with one bathroom. In addition to a large garden level, this unique residence also consists of a guesthouse with a living/dining area, two bedrooms and two bathrooms. A boat mooring can be acquired on the coast at ‘Es Trenc’.
ENERGY PERFORMANCE CERTIFICATE IS NOT AVAILABLE – YEAR OF CONSTRUCTION: 1949
SPAIN, COSTA DEL SOL PRICE EUR 15 MILL. INTERIOR APPROX. 1,684 m2 LAND APPROX. 3,034 m2 E&V ID W-00YR0A CONTACT MARBELLA-PUERTO BANÚS (ES) MAZAL REALTY, S.L.
Grand Frontline Beach Estate
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he ‘Villa El Martinete’ is one of the most prestigious properties in southern Spain, offering unrivalled luxury and sophistication. This gracious and grand beachfront estate is situated close to Puerto Banús, yet the grounds enjoy maximum privacy. The majestic driveway, the spectacular reception rooms, the large and elegant bedroom suites and the separate floor with indoor pool, sauna, bar and discotheque provide
elegant space for premium entertainment. There are five large suites, including an approx. 120 m main suite with his and hers bathrooms, and two separate guesthouses with two bedrooms each. The villa was originally owned by the famous flamenco dancer Antonio Ruíz Soler, a close friend of Pablo Picasso, reflected in the much treasured personal signature of Picasso at the bottom of the outdoor pool.
ENERGY PERFORMANCE CERTIFICATE IS NOT AVAILABLE – YEAR OF CONSTRUCTION: 2007
Villa with Spectacular Sea Views in Llafranc
his fantastic semi-detached house is located in Llafranc, a famous fishing village on the Costa Brava, near other beaches such as Calella de Palafrugell, and Tamariu with its beautiful coves, beaches and amenities. The exclusive property with sea views is a mere 10-minute walk to the beach and can be enjoyed throughout the year. Residents benefit from the convenience of a garage and outdoor parking. Inside a
SPAIN, CATALONIA PRICE EUR 3.29 MILL. INTERIOR APPROX. 440 m2 LAND APPROX. 760 m2 E&V ID W-026IY5 CONTACT PALS/BEGUR (ES) VALENGO COSTA BRAVA, S.L. LICENCE PARTNER OF ENGEL & VÖLKERS RESIDENTIAL GMBH TEL. +34 972 66 81 66 E-MAIL PALS@ENGELVOELKERS.COM
spacious lounge, dining room and kitchen with a cooking island await, all flooded with light and opening to a superb patio with an infinity pool overlooking the Mediterranean. There are five bedrooms on offer, three of which are en suite, in addition to a terrace with pergola, boasting incredible sea views. There is also an en suite bedroom for staff, plus an elevator, barbecue area, natural gas heating and air conditioning.
ENERGY PERFORMANCE CERTIFICATE IS NOT AVAILABLE – YEAR OF CONSTRUCTION: 2013
Exclusive Villa with Sensational Lake Views
his exclusive villa is situated on a raised plot and affords absolutely idyllic views over Lake Maggiore that cannot be obstructed in any way. The piazza leads down to an underground garage with five parking spaces. Besides the fantastic garden and private pool, indoors the villa has three floors with a living area benefitting from a fabulous outlook and a fireplace, a kitchen and dining area. There is also a private spa with a
SWITZERLAND, TICINO PRICE CHF 4.5 MILL. NET INTERIOR APPROX. 400 m2 LAND APPROX. 720 m2 E&V ID W-02595E CONTACT ASCONA (CH) EV ASCONA TOP REAL ESTATES AG LICENCE PARTNER OF ENGEL & VÖLKERS WOHNEN SCHWEIZ AG TEL. +41 91 785 14 80 E-MAIL ASCONA@ENGELVOELKERS.COM
Jacuzzi, sauna, steam room, chromotherapy, bathroom and fitness studio, as well as a studio opening out onto a terrace. The master bedroom boasts a large wardrobe and its own en suite bathroom. Two additional en suite rooms also enjoy access to the garden. The materials used both for the interior and exterior are of the highest quality imaginable. All technical amenities in the property meet the very latest standards.
PHOTOS: ALEX BUSCHOR/APIX – ENERGY PERFORMANCE CERTIFICATE IS NOT AVAILABLE – YEAR OF CONSTRUCTION: 2005
Uetikon am See
Contemporary Home with Privileged Lake Zurich Views
oasting a unique architectural design between Rapperswil and Zurich, this home stands high above Lake Zurich with a sun terrace and sprawling grounds. Its privileged location higher up than the village centre of Uetikon on Zurich’s Gold Coast furnishes this dwelling with incredible far-reaching lake views to the Alpine foothills beyond. The heart of this home is the extensive and light-flooded living area, which
SWITZERLAND, ZURICH PRICE CHF 4.65 MILL. INTERIOR APPROX. 293 m2 LAND APPROX. 790 m2 E&V ID W-023V78 CONTACT RAPPERSWIL (CH) WOHNEN ZÜRICHSEE AG LICENCE PARTNER OF ENGEL & VÖLKERS WOHNEN SCHWEIZ AG TEL. +41 43 210 92 20 E-MAIL RAPPERSWIL@ENGELVOELKERS.COM
exudes a superior ambience thanks also to the exclusive high-gloss kitchen and granite fireplace. Unparalleled serenity and recuperation can be enjoyed in the four bedrooms, each with en suites, one of which is a master bathroom with a Whirlpool and integrated spa light concept. An elevator connects all levels of this dream home, with other special highlights including an individual security system and a heatable outdoor pool.
Award-Winning Home with Ample Sunlight
ature and design unite in this low-energy residence created by the architect Josef Kiraly. Known as the ‘Sun House’ due to its passive use of the sun’s rays, the property received Austria’s most prestigious award for exemplary building design. The path of the sun dictates the alignment of the light-flooded rooms. Large south-facing windows extend the living space out to the garden with its approx. 300 m2 biotope
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pond. There is an open plan kitchen along the eastern elevation. The living area and conservatory are south-facing, encompassing both storeys with a double-height ceiling. The pleasant evening sun shines in through the west-facing living room, featuring a log-burning stove. The upper level comprises three bedrooms and two bathrooms. Breathtaking views into the distance can be enjoyed here from every room.
ENERGY PERFORMANCE CERTIFICATE: ENERGY CONSUMPTION CERTIFICATE/ TOTAL FINAL ENERGY CONSUMPTION 41.44 kWh/m2a – ENERGY SOURCE: GAS/SOLAR – YEAR OF CONSTRUCTION: 1995
AUSTRIA, LOWER AUSTRIA PRICE EUR 1.3 MILL. INTERIOR APPROX. 300 m2 LAND APPROX. 1,000 m2 E&V ID W-022RM5 CONTACT WIEN (AT) EUV IMMOBILIEN GMBH
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ENERGY PERFORMANCE CERTIFICATE: ENERGY CONSUMPTION CERTIFICATE/TOTAL FINAL ENERGY CONSUMPTION 68 kWh/m2a – ENERGY SOURCE: OIL/WOOD CHIPS – YEAR OF CONSTRUCTION: 1998 – ENERGY EFFICIENCY CLASS: C
Luxurious Equestrian Estate with Chalet & Vineyard
he approx. 35-hectare ‘Gaug-Araber’ estate, one of the first stud farms for Arabian horses in Italy, leaves even the most seasoned equestrian experts in awe and wonder. The incredible property is set in a breathtaking position with far-reaching views in Wangen on Bolzano’s local ‘Ritten’ mountain. It comprises a main residence, chalet, superior stables, a riding arena, riding ground and an organic vineyard producing
ITALY, SOUTH TYROL PRICE EUR 5.85 MILL. INTERIOR APPROX. 500 m2 LAND APPROX. 35 ha E&V ID W-0252MR CONTACT BOZEN (IT) REAL ESTATE INTERNATIONAL S.R.L. LICENCE PARTNER OF ENGEL & VÖLKERS ITALIA S.R.L. TEL. +39 0471 97 95 10 E-MAIL BOZEN@ENGELVOELKERS.COM
Kerner, Riesling and Grüner Veltliner grapes. Parts of the meadows have been terraced. In the exquisite main house, a pine-panelled parlour with a clay oven, a panoramic bathtub, an elevator, a Bulthaup kitchen and a natural stone basement cater to the highest levels of comfort. Horses meanwhile are accommodated inside the stable building of this upmarket stud farm, in commodious individual boxes by Röwer & Rüb.
ENERGY PERFORMANCE CERTIFICATE: 57.16 kWh/m2a – ENERGY SOURCE: SOLAR – YEAR OF CONSTRUCTION: 2012 – ENERGY EFFICIENCY CLASS: B
ITALY, LOMBARDY PRICE EUR 630,000 INTERIOR APPROX. 83 m2 NO. OF BEDROOMS 1 E&V ID W-026YT7 CONTACT MILANO PORTA ROMANA (IT) M&M REAL ESTATE SRL LICENCE PARTNER OF ENGEL & VÖLKERS ITALIA S.R.L. TEL. +39 02 94 43 33 11 E-MAIL MILANOPORTAROMANA@ENGELVOELKERS.COM
ituated on the third floor of the renowned Bosco Verticale skyscraper designed by Studio Boeri and honoured with the International Highrise Award, the exclusive and elegant one-bedroom apartment for sale here spans approx. 83 m2. It boasts a large terrace and stunning views over Milan’s modern skyline. Thanks to its floor-to-ceiling windows, the apartment benefits from abundant natural light all day long. The
large living area features a fully fitted open plan kitchen and a planted terrace maintained by the building’s communal gardeners. The sleeping quarters consist of a bedroom, a walk-in closet, a bathroom and a custom utility room. It is a consummate home for career individuals or a young couple looking to live in the new residential area of Porta Nuova. A car parking space in the building is available at an extra cost.
Pied-a-terre in Bosco Verticale
ENERGY PERFORMANCE CERTIFICATE: ENERGY CONSUMPTION CERTIFICATE/ TOTAL FINAL ENERGY CONSUMPTION 198.9 kWh/m2a – ENERGY SOURCE: GAS – YEAR OF CONSTRUCTION: 1890 – ENERGY EFFICIENCY CLASS: F
Splendid Penthouse with Terrace Overlooking San Pietro
his dwelling boasts grand views of the Vatican, almost within touching distance of the dome of St. Peter’s Basilica, as well as a breathtaking 360° panorama of Rome’s magnificent skyline. Situated in a building dating from the 1890s, this sublime attic-level apartment spans more than 200 m2 and has been restored with exquisite taste throughout. The property benefits enormously from a surrounding terrace of
ITALY, LATIUM PRICE EUR 2.75 MILL. INTERIOR APPROX. 270 m2 NO. OF ROOMS 7 E&V ID W-026E0Q CONTACT ROMA MMC (IT) EV MMC ITALIA S.R.L. LICENCE PARTNER OF ENGEL & VÖLKERS ITALIA S.R.L. TEL. +39 06 45 54 81 20 E-MAIL ROMAMMC@ENGELVOELKERS.COM
approx. 330 m2. Inside there is an entrance hall, a spacious lounge with particularly abundant sunlight and vaulted ceilings, and an elegant, spacious kitchen with a small electric dumbwaiter for conveying meals to the level above. The living space also features a fitted guest bathroom. The sleeping quarters consist of three double bedrooms, one with an en suite bathroom and loft space, in addition to a master bathroom suite.
ENERGY PERFORMANCE CERTIFICATE: ENERGY CONSUMPTION CERTIFICATE/ TOTAL FINAL ENERGY CONSUMPTION 122.94 kWh/m2a – ENERGY SOURCE: OIL – YEAR OF CONSTRUCTION: 1500 – ENERGY EFFICIENCY CLASS: F
ITALY, TUSCANY PRICE EUR 5.8 MILL. E&V ID W-025DZX INTERIOR APPROX. 2,500 m2 LAND APPROX. 26 ha CONTACT
Charming Ancient Borgo with a Villa
FIRENZE MICHELANGELO (IT) M. & M. IMPERIALE IMMOBILIARE S.R.L. LICENCE PARTNER OF ENGEL & VÖLKERS ITALIA S.R.L. TEL. +39 055 28 10 76 E-MAIL FIRENZEMICHELANGELO@ENGELVOELKERS.COM
his ‘borgo’ is set in glorious Tuscan countryside, not far from Lucca and the Versilia coast. The property consists of an entire village with constructions dating from the Middle Ages, and a 16th century manor house. Comprising three floors and a basement, this main residence is surrounded by a garden with hedges, fruit trees, pergolas, a beautiful lawn and an annex with a covered loggia. The property has been lovingly
restored and boasts a wealth of interesting interior finishes like wooden ceilings, original terracotta floors and stone fireplaces. The ground floor consists of large living rooms, a kitchen and a pantry, while the upper floors play host to a living room with a fireplace, four bedrooms and two bathrooms, one of which is fitted with a marble bath dating from circa 1800. The village also presides over an old chapel and a water source.
Semi-Detached Home with Heath Grounds in Kampen
his thatched semi-detached dwelling with superb far-reaching views over heathland is located in the town of Kampen. It is easy to forget everyday life here on the two terraces and in the well-maintained garden. The panoramic windows in the living area create a light-flooded ambience within, enhanced further by the warm cosiness conveyed by open fireplaces in the living room and in the eat-in kitchen. Hand-carpentered
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fittings, high-quality materials, natural stone and wooden floors underline the Frisian charm of the exclusive interior. A steam room with a shower rounds off the comforts on offer. The property comprises a total of seven rooms, four bathrooms, three en suite, a guest WC, a separate kitchen with a dining area, a utility room and a double garage with an additional side entrance. The property has its own land registry folio.
PHOTOS: ERIC JÄGER – ENERGY PERFORMANCE CERTIFICATE: ENERGY REQUIREMENT CERTIFICATE/ TOTAL FINAL ENERGY REQUIREMENT 106 kWh/m2a – ENERGY SOURCE: GAS – YEAR OF CONSTRUCTION: 2005 – ENERGY EFFICIENCY CLASS: D
GERMANY, SCHLESWIG-HOLSTEIN PRICE EUR 5.25 MILL. INTERIOR APPROX. 212 m2 LAND APPROX. 3,213 m2 E&V ID W-02665B CONTACT SYLT (DE) EV SYLT IMMOBILIEN GMBH & CO. KG
ENERGY PERFORMANCE CERTIFICATE: ENERGY REQUIREMENT CERTIFICATE/TOTAL FINAL ENERGY REQUIREMENT 129 kWh/m2a – ENERGY SOURCE: DISTRICT HEATING – YEAR OF CONSTRUCTION: 1915 – ENERGY EFFICIENCY CLASS: D
Jewel in the ‘Quartier 21’
nyone with a weakness for spacious living and historic buildings is sure to be taken with this offering. Featuring three bedrooms, a bathroom and an approx. 50 m2 living room with an open plan kitchen and balcony access, this apartment is a shining example of comfortable and captivating living. The carefully selected materials for the floors and bathroom have been harmoniously combined with one another. Together
GERMANY, HAMBURG PRICE EUR 795,000 INTERIOR APPROX. 141 m2 NO. OF ROOMS 4 E&V ID W-027YF CONTACT HAMBURG-BARMBEK (DE) HAMBURG SÜDOST IMMOBILIEN GMBH LICENCE PARTNER OF ENGEL & VÖLKERS RESIDENTIAL GMBH TEL. +49 40 226 30 51 20 E-MAIL BARMBEK@ENGELVOELKERS.COM
with ceiling heights of almost 4 metres and a modern fitted kitchen, an overall ambience comes about that impresses and inspires in equal measure. The unusually large windows allow ample light to flood into the interiors, underlining the appeal of this feel-good oasis still further. The property is also fitted with an elevator, whilst the apartment itself includes a basement storage room and an underground parking space.
PHOTOS: VIKTOR WEDEL – ENERGY PERFORMANCE CERTIFICATE: ENERGY REQUIREMENT CERTIFICATE/ TOTAL FINAL ENERGY REQUIREMENT 110 kWh/m2a – ENERGY SOURCE: GAS – YEAR OF CONSTRUCTION: 1996 – ENERGY EFFICIENCY CLASS: C
Gracious Home at a Top Address
his impressive villa in the Volksdorf neighbourhood boasts a particularly spacious interior layout, in addition to elaborate garden and terrace landscaping. The commodious entrance hallway gives on to a light-flooded living/dining area with white wooden windows and a marble fireplace, as well as to a new high-gloss fitted kitchen with granite worktops and high-end brand appliances. A study/guestroom, a guest WC
GERMANY, HAMBURG PRICE EUR 1.3 MILL. E&V ID W-00DW15 INTERIOR APPROX. 214 m2 LAND APPROX. 1,100 m2 CONTACT HAMBURG-VOLKSDORF (DE) ENGEL & VÖLKERS ALSTERTAL GMBH LICENCE PARTNER OF ENGEL & VÖLKERS RESIDENTIAL GMBH TEL. +49 40 60 32 90 00 E-MAIL VOLKSDORF@ENGELVOELKERS.COM
with a glazed shower and a utility room round off the ground floor. The first floor plays host to a master bedroom with an en suite bathroom, a dressing room, and two children’s bedrooms with a bathroom. Each of the rooms features dormers with floor-length windows allowing maximum sunlight to flow in. A double garage, full-sized basement with a sauna/ shower, electric shutters and awnings leave nothing to be desired.
PHOTOS: HERBERT OHGE – ENERGY PERFORMANCE CERTIFICATE: ENERGY REQUIREMENT CERTIFICATE/ TOTAL FINAL ENERGY REQUIREMENT 59.1 kWh/m2a – ENERGY SOURCE: GAS – YEAR OF CONSTRUCTION: 2011 – ENERGY EFFICIENCY CLASS: B
GERMANY, HAMBURG PRICE EUR 5 MILL. E&V ID W-026CZ6 INTERIOR APPROX. 738 m2 LAND APPROX. 7,155 m2 CONTACT
Exclusive Property with Superb Private Spa
HAMBURG-WELLINGSBÜTTEL (DE) ENGEL & VÖLKERS ALSTERTAL GMBH LICENCE PARTNER OF ENGEL & VÖLKERS RESIDENTIAL GMBH TEL. +49 40 532 03 60 E-MAIL WELLINGSBUETTEL@ENGELVOELKERS.COM
his modern family mansion is situated on an outstanding plot of some 7,155 m2 in size, in a beautiful area on the northern outskirts of Hamburg. It was built in 2011 using the very highest quality materials, superb finishes and installations. Totalling approx. 1,170 m2, the interior and utility space on offer leave absolutely nothing to be desired in terms of comfort and quality. One genuine highlight of this home is the
wonderful home spa level, complete with a swimming pool and saunas. Intelligent home technology controls the innovative security and alarm system, the electronic outdoor shutters and the heating of the driveway and terraces. On the lower ground floor is an air-conditioned wine cellar, a modern home cinema and a fully equipped fitness studio. The large garage offers space for three or four vehicles.
ENERGY PERFORMANCE CERTIFICATE: ENERGY CONSUMPTION CERTIFICATE/TOTAL FINAL ENERGY CONSUMPTION 104.1 kWh/m2a – ENERGY SOURCE: GAS – YEAR OF CONSTRUCTION: 2001 – ENERGY EFFICIENCY CLASS: D
Contemporary Home with Far-Reaching Views
uilt in 2001 in a central location, this property impresses with an opulent interior of approx. 402 m2, comprising eight rooms that would be ideal both for family life and optionally working from home. Guests are welcomed in the elegant reception hallway, which spans some 32 m2 and features a splendid 6 m high gallery. The layout design flows from here into a prestigious living and dining area complete with a
GERMANY, HAMBURG PRICE EUR 1.25 MILL. INTERIOR APPROX. 402 m2 LAND APPROX. 4,000 m2 E&V ID W-01SIBO CONTACT HARBURG (DE) JMS IMMOBILIENMANAGEMENT GMBH LICENCE PARTNER OF ENGEL & VÖLKERS RESIDENTIAL GMBH TEL. +49 40 767 95 30 E-MAIL HARBURG@ENGELVOELKERS.COM
fireplace and superb window frontages looking out over the attractively landscaped garden and the beautiful scenery beyond, which cannot be obstructed in any way. The first floor presides over four further rooms, in addition to a separate dressing closet and two luxurious bathrooms. High-end wooden fittings, a semi-sized basement, underfloor heating, a security alarm and a double garage round off this magnificent residence.
PHOTOS: MARIA NOGLIK – ENERGY PERFORMANCE CERTIFICATE: ENERGY REQUIREMENT CERTIFICATE/TOTAL FINAL ENERGY REQUIREMENT 174.4 kWh/m2a – ENERGY CONSUMPTION CERTIFICATE/TOTAL FINAL ENERGY CONSUMPTION 156.5 kWh/m2a – ENERGY SOURCE: OIL – YEAR OF CONSTRUCTION: 1996
Lychen near Berlin
GERMANY, BRANDENBURG PRICE EUR 1.95 MILL. INTERIOR APPROX. 530 m2 LAND APPROX. 29,868 m2 E&V ID W-026G6Y CONTACT
BERLIN-FROHNAU (DE) ENGEL & VÖLKERS FROHNAU-KÖPENICK GMBH LICENCE PARTNER OF ENGEL & VÖLKERS RESIDENTIAL GMBH TEL. +49 30 40 63 85 00 E-MAIL BERLINFROHNAU@ENGELVOELKERS.COM
lmost entirely surrounded by water and completely concealed from outside view, this genuine oasis of tranquillity and relaxation stands on a beautiful peninsula spanning some 29,868 m2 in Lychen, close to Berlin. The island haven consists of a thatched main property and a host of very different fully furnished smaller buildings including a separate guesthouse, various bungalows and garages. Landscaped in
a park style, the garden affords a large number of secluded corners, such as a quaint roofed barbecue area and numerous tranquil spots for fishing and unwinding. The heart of the estate, the main house, boasts sensational views overlooking the lake itself and the main jetty where vessels of varying shapes and sizes can be moored, as Lake Lychensee is connected up to Germany’s federal waterway network.
PHOTOS: ANDREAS NENNINGER PHOTOGRAPHY – ENERGY PERFORMANCE CERTIFICATE: ENERGY CONSUMPTION CERTIFICATE/ TOTAL FINAL ENERGY CONSUMPTION 34.5 kWh/m2a – ENERGY SOURCE: NATURAL GAS/HEAT PUMP – YEAR OF CONSTRUCTION: 2008 – ENERGY EFFICIENCY CLASS: A
Prestigious Mansion to Live & Work
uilt in 2008, this townhouse is located at a superb central address, right between the famous ‘Gendarmenmarkt’ and the German Foreign Office. Spanning some 602 m2 in total, the seven storeys comprise three apartments and nine rooms, which could be used both for residential and commercial purposes. The open plan living areas, with ceiling heights of approx. 3.50 m, can be reached via stairs and an elevator.
GERMANY, BERLIN PRICE EUR 10.1 MILL. E&V ID W-026RNQ TOTAL FLOOR SPACE APPROX. 602 m2 LAND APPROX. 187 m2 CONTACT BERLIN-MITTE (DE) ENGEL & VÖLKERS BERLIN MITTE GMBH LICENCE PARTNER OF ENGEL & VÖLKERS RESIDENTIAL GMBH TEL. +49 30 20 37 80 E-MAIL BERLINMITTE@ENGELVOELKERS.COM
Underfloor heating and two open fireplaces provide for ample warmth during winter. Meanwhile, on hot summer days, underfloor cooling gives the interiors a pleasantly refreshing feel. Refrigerators on all floors, two saunas, a wine cellar and four parking spaces leave nothing to be desired. This luxurious townhouse offers truly idyllic living with an approx. 70 m² garden and a roof terrace with a 360° panorama in the heart of the city.
Delightful Art Nouveau Mansion
spacious interiors, its high ceilings and modern bathrooms. The special flair of this home can be felt throughout each of its 10 rooms, which includes five bedrooms in total. A garden, concealed from outside view, also makes for an oasis of calm ideal for relaxing outdoors. The coastal resort of Norddeich on the North Sea is just 3 km away from here, with ferry connections to the popular islands of Juist and Norderney.
ENERGY PERFORMANCE CERTIFICATE IS NOT AVAILABLE – LISTED FOR ITS HISTORIC SIGNIFICANCE – YEAR OF CONSTRUCTION: 1904
his magnificent residence was built in 1904 for a prominent resident of the East Frisian islands. The building, listed for its historic significance, consists of three levels and a converted attic floor. Well preserved over the years, just some of the period features it boasts include signed leaded windows, beautiful stucco ceilings and superior boarded parquet floors. The property also impresses with its bright and
GERMANY, LOWER SAXONY PRICE EUR 665,000 INTERIOR APPROX. 245 m2 LAND APPROX. 1,033 m2 E&V ID W-024T5B CONTACT NORDEN (DE) SÜDLICHE NORDSEE IMMOBILIEN GMBH LICENCE PARTNER OF ENGEL & VÖLKERS RESIDENTIAL GMBH TEL. +49 4931 929 51 80 E-MAIL NORDEN@ENGELVOELKERS.COM
PHOTOS: MICHAEL WEEGEN – ENERGY PERFORMANCE CERTIFICATE: ENERGY CONSUMPTION CERTIFICATE/TOTAL FINAL ENERGY CONSUMPTION 96.40 kWh/m2a – ENERGY SOURCE: GAS – YEAR OF CONSTRUCTION: 2005 – ENERGY EFFICIENCY CLASS: C
Mülheim a. d. Ruhr
Exclusive Bel Étage on One Level
urrounded by some 35,000 m2 of impressive park grounds and listed for its historical importance, this unique residential complex exudes a special sense of grandeur and luxuriousness. Wrought-iron double gates open onto an imposing driveway leading to the entrance. The welcoming hallway gives onto a prestigious living and dining area spanning approx. 90 m2 in total and forming the heart of this outstanding residence. Just
GERMANY, NORTH RHINE-WESTPHALIA PRICE EUR 1.59 MILL. INTERIOR APPROX. 350 m2 NO. OF ROOMS 5 E&V ID W-024BA1 CONTACT MÜLHEIM (DE) EV MÜLHEIM IMMOBILIEN GMBH LICENCE PARTNER OF ENGEL & VÖLKERS NRW GMBH TEL. +49 208 884 84 00 E-MAIL MUELHEIM@ENGELVOELKERS.COM
some indicators of the luxury on offer here include the marble fireplace, the fitted Poggenpohl kitchen, the ceilings of approx. 3.70 m in height, and the oiled oak parquet floors. A dry sauna and a rain shower in one bathroom, as well as a steam room and two-person Whirlpool in the master bathroom with loggia, leave nothing to be desired when it comes to enjoying spa relaxation in the privacy of one’s own home.
ENERGY PERFORMANCE CERTIFICATE: ENERGY REQUIREMENT CERTIFICATE/TOTAL FINAL ENERGY REQUIREMENT 121 kWh/m2a – ENERGY SOURCE: OIL – YEAR OF CONSTRUCTION: 1925 – ENERGY EFFICIENCY CLASS: D
GERMANY, HESSE PRICE EUR 995,000 E&V ID W-026BIX INTERIOR APPROX. 204 m2 LAND APPROX. 8,649 m2 CONTACT BAD NAUHEIM (DE) EV-IMMOBILIEN BAD NAUHEIM-TAUNUS GMBH & CO. KG LICENCE PARTNER OF ENGEL & VÖLKERS RESIDENTIAL GMBH TEL. +49 6081 442 24 40 E-MAIL BADNAUHEIM@ENGELVOELKERS.COM
ocated in a wonderful secluded location in the Rhine Main region, this property consists of a forest lodge and guesthouse, both of which have been completely refurbished. A driveway leads through the park-like grounds to the main house, which boasts views over fields, woodland, the property’s own pond, and nearby villages. The cosy and welcoming atmosphere is immediately palpable. The ground floor comprises a
light-flooded living/dining area with an open plan kitchen. A bedroom, dressing room and modern bathroom complete the interiors on offer. The guesthouse could be put to a variety of uses, as a space for visitors, an artist’s studio, or as living space for children. Residents of this superb home with its superior fittings and modern country house flair can enjoy a lifestyle close to nature and close to Frankfurt at the same time.
Residence on the Outskirts of Frankfurt
ENERGY PERFORMANCE CERTIFICATE: ENERGY REQUIREMENT CERTIFICATE/ TOTAL FINAL ENERGY REQUIREMENT 77.50 kWh/m2a – ENERGY SOURCE: GAS – YEAR OF CONSTRUCTION: 2008
Modern Half-Timbered Home in Langendiebach
he unique building style has been re-interpreted to perfection with the construction of this half-timbered property. The contemporary architectural design with its large windows and built-in wooden fittings, coupled with state-of-the-art technologies, caters to the highest standards of comfort. The ground floor impresses with a spacious living/dining area featuring a fireplace stove, as well as an open plan fitted kitchen,
GERMANY, HESSE PRICE EUR 535,000 INTERIOR APPROX. 161 m2 LAND APPROX. 462 m2 E&V ID W-024GKU CONTACT HANAU (DE) SVEN STÜTZEL REAL ESTATE LICENCE PARTNER OF ENGEL & VÖLKERS RESIDENTIAL GMBH TEL. +49 6181 42 82 90 E-MAIL HANAU@ENGELVOELKERS.COM
a guest room and a bathroom with a level-access shower. A bedroom with a dressing closet, a commodious bathroom and an open gallery area can be found on the upper floor. The lower ground level comprises two full-sized rooms that could be used as hobby or guest rooms. The immaculate garden benefits greatly from a large south-facing terrace. A carport and a parking space round off the amenities on offer.
ENERGY PERFORMANCE CERTIFICATE: ENERGY REQUIREMENT CERTIFICATE/TOTAL FINAL ENERGY REQUIREMENT 32.80 kWh/m2a – ENERGY SOURCE: HEAT PUMP – YEAR OF CONSTRUCTION: 2011 – ENERGY EFFICIENCY CLASS: A
GERMANY, HESSE PRICE EUR 895,000 E&V ID W-0267C0 INTERIOR APPROX. 223 m2 LAND APPROX. 900 m2 CONTACT
Modern Architecture & Dream Views
HESSISCHE BERGSTRASSE (DE) EUV HESSISCHE BERGSTRASSE GMBH LICENCE PARTNER OF ENGEL & VÖLKERS RESIDENTIAL GMBH TEL. +49 6251 84 82 50 E-MAIL HESSISCHEBERGSTRASSE@ENGELVOELKERS.COM
et in approx. 900 m2 of grounds in a beautiful setting in Fürth, this dwelling was built in 2011 to top standards of architectural draughtsmanship. The special qualities of the property are immediately palpable in the sophisticated design and luxurious appointment throughout all levels. Large window frontages and transparent balustrades make the most of the sensational outlook. The basement rooms can be reached
from the double garage, along with the entrance area and a separate apartment featuring a bathroom with a shower. The staircase leading up to the beautiful living area emanates sleek linearity and extravagance. Contemporary living awaits here, with an open plan kitchen and a perfectly finished living/dining area. Three sumptuous bedrooms on the upper level and two luxurious bathrooms round off this noteworthy residence.
ENERGY PERFORMANCE CERTIFICATE IS NOT AVAILABLE – LISTED FOR ITS HISTORIC SIGNIFICANCE – ENERGY SOURCE: OIL – YEAR OF CONSTRUCTION: 1906
Historic Ensemble with a Rare Heritage
his former brewery with a director’s mansion is a listed property of some repute. Together with the state department for historic monuments, it has been restored in line with the style of its period architecture, and divided into various levels and wings suitable for a wide variety of uses. The neighbouring building comprises several garages, with two storeys above that have also been renovated. The main
GERMANY, BADEN-WÜRTTEMBERG PRICE EUR 2.5 MILL. INTERIOR APPROX. 360 m2 LAND APPROX. 23,600 m2 E&V ID W-026MR8 CONTACT STUTTGART-FEUERBACH (DE) STUTTGART-NORD IMMOBILIEN E.K. LICENCE PARTNER OF ENGEL & VÖLKERS RESIDENTIAL GMBH TEL. +49 711 814 77 10 E-MAIL FEUERBACH@ENGELVOELKERS.COM
mansion features a host of historic details dating back to the year and period in which it was built. It consists of three separate units. The parklike garden surrounds the property on all sides, while the south-facing terrace has unobstructable views overlooking the village. Whether it is used as a private clinic, holiday complex, training centre or vintage car dealership – this ensemble offers a great deal of scope for creativity.
ENERGY PERFORMANCE CERTIFICATE IS NOT AVAILABLE – LISTED FOR ITS HISTORIC SIGNIFICANCE – ENERGY SOURCE: ELECTRIC – YEAR OF CONSTRUCTION: 1568
Charming Property Steeped in History
he ‘Salmannsweiler Hof’ in Hagnau on Lake Constance was built in its present form in 1568 by Abbot Georg II von Kaisersberg. Between 1975 and 1985, the property was transformed into the beautiful home as it stands today. The ground level impresses with its prestigious and generously dimensioned reception hall. Handcrafted floor tiles made from old terracotta have been laid in different forms throughout the entire
GERMANY, BADEN-WÜRTTEMBERG PRICE EUR 3.9 MILL. INTERIOR APPROX. 523 m2 LAND APPROX. 7,950 m2 E&V ID W-025YRI CONTACT ÜBERLINGEN (DE) SMW ÜBERLINGEN IMMOBILIEN GMBH & CO. KG LICENCE PARTNER OF ENGEL & VÖLKERS RESIDENTIAL GMBH TEL. +49 7551 944 58 44 E-MAIL UEBERLINGEN@ENGELVOELKERS.COM
building. A large antique window here looks out over the splendid inner courtyard. The upper level comprises a family room with a fireplace, a library, bedrooms and an extremely charming and cosy live-in kitchen with an adjoining dining room. The master bedroom has an en suite bathroom. The property also encompasses a leased vineyard and a parklike garden complete with an old distillery now converted into a garage.
Near Lake Constance
Outstanding Contemporary Living
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could also be used as an additional room. The ground level features a separate, self-contained apartment. Underfloor heating, a laundry chute and a giant double garage are a matter of course here. The outdoor pool features a stainless steel pool basin, an overflow channel and a countercurrent system, as well as a cover that can be fully opened. The property is completely fenced, in a serene neighbourhood just on the edge of the town.
ENERGY PERFORMANCE CERTIFICATE IS NOT AVAILABLE – ENERGY SOURCE: GAS – YEAR OF CONSTRUCTION: 2010
his modern and superior home was built in 2010 and has overall living and utility space of some 470 m2. It can be acquired together with its inventory of designer furniture and lighting. The exclusive kitchen with Gaggenau appliances is a dream in itself. The entire property is controlled via a BUS system. The lower ground level accommodates a large hobby room with a tournament-sized snooker table, while the home cinema
GERMANY, BADEN-WÜRTTEMBERG PRICE EUR 1.35 MILL. INTERIOR APPROX. 271 m2 LAND APPROX. 1,095 m2 E&V ID W-025F8Y CONTACT SINGEN (DE) GBS IMMOBILIEN BODENSEE GMBH
PHOTOS: CRISTINA GALLER – ENERGY PERFORMANCE CERTIFICATE: ENERGY REQUIREMENT CERTIFICATE/ TOTAL FINAL ENERGY REQUIREMENT 23.3 kWh/m2a – ENERGY SOURCE: HEAT PUMP – YEAR OF CONSTRUCTION: 2014
Timeless Modernism & Fantastic Views
his outstanding and exceedingly spacious mansion is an exclusive architectural pearl, enjoying all the benefits of abundant natural light. It is built on a hillside plot of approx. 1,200 m2 that is nowhere else to be found in the entire metropolitan region. Conceived as a special space both for living and working under one roof, the glass, steel and exposed concrete convey a sense of lightness and timeless living. Set
GERMANY, BAVARIA PRICE EUR 2.6 MILL. INTERIOR APPROX. 636 m2 LAND APPROX. 1,200 m2 E&V ID W-023JCS CONTACT NÜRNBERG (DE) TELKÄMPER IMMOBILIEN GBR LICENCE PARTNER OF ENGEL & VÖLKERS RESIDENTIAL GMBH TEL. +49 911 58 07 79 90 E-MAIL NUERNBERG@ENGELVOELKERS.COM
over three different levels in total, the approx. 636 m2 interior is simply second to none. Its hillside location ensures an impression of absolute ‘understatement’ from the roadside. The third level has been conceived as an office/home loft space and spans a huge area of approx. 300 m2 in itself. Select materials, a spectacular lighting concept, intelligent domestic technology and much more leave nothing to be desired.
ENERGY PERFORMANCE CERTIFICATE IS NOT AVAILABLE – ENERGY SOURCE: PELLETS – YEAR OF CONSTRUCTION: 2013
13 Chalets Set Between Golf Course and Ski Resort
ully prepared for the finest seasons of the year, this ensemble of 13 exclusive apartments stands just next to the golf course in Oberstaufen-Buflings. It occupies a location with superb views, ample sunlight and good visibility. The splendid architecture and elegant finishes are central to the flair of this retreat. Envisaged for the most sophisticated tastes, the concept of consummate living here has been
GERMANY, BAVARIA PRICE EUR 190,000 – 574,000 RESIDENTIAL UNITS 13 E&V ID W-026Z7U CONTACT KEMPTEN (DE) EUGEN JOSEF MAUCHER ALLGÄU-IMMOBILIEN KEMPTEN E.K. LICENCE PARTNER OF ENGEL & VÖLKERS RESIDENTIAL GMBH TEL. +49 831 960 79 00 E-MAIL KEMPTEN@ENGELVOELKERS.COM
excecuted with exclusive materials. Just some examples of the effective rendezvous between extravagance and tradition include the oak parquet, granite floors, purist Bulthaup kitchen, private steam room and two-person elevator. This home lets residents forget the everyday, make the most of nature’s freedoms and beauty, and maximise their quality of life. Parking is available in a garage with 11 spaces and nine outdoor spaces.
ENERGY PERFORMANCE CERTIFICATE IS NOT AVAILABLE – LISTED FOR ITS HISTORIC SIGNIFICANCE – ENERGY SOURCE: GAS – YEAR OF CONSTRUCTION: 2008
Rosenheim Region Loft Living with Industrial Chic
his listed brick building has undergone thorough refurbishment and now shines with a new splendour all of its own. Surrounded by water and blessed with delightful far-reaching views, this designer loft features a living area with soaring ceilings of approx. 5 m in height. The effective mix of exposed brick masonry, contemporary materials and full-length windows culminates in a refined and industrial atmosphere within. The
GERMANY, BAVARIA PRICE EUR 1.49 MILL. INTERIOR APPROX. 240 m2 NO. OF ROOMS 4 E&V ID W-027511 CONTACT ROSENHEIM (DE) FIRMA KALLER LICENCE PARTNER OF ENGEL & VÖLKERS RESIDENTIAL GMBH TEL. +49 8031 235 63 86 E-MAIL ROSENHEIM@ENGELVOELKERS.COM
spacious living/dining area with a fireplace and an exclusive kitchen forms the heart of the loft. This level also accommodates the guest room and workspace. Meanwhile the upper level comprises a gallery, master bedroom, dressing closet and en suite bathroom, all cleverly connected with one another with an ease typical of loft living. This offering includes two underground parking spaces and two basement storage rooms.
No fake: the original Bauhaus lamp WG24 by Design: Wilhelm Wagenfeld 1924, made in Germany
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BMW is regarded as the world’s most sustainable company. Seven of the automaker’s models are electric or hybrid cars.
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Plenty of sun is good for battery-powered cars – but not strictly necessary. E-mobility keeps going without it, too.
The better way to go forward The automotive industry is facing some of the biggest challenges in its history. It has to keep driving the change toward e-mobility. In addition to this, it needs solutions that preserve natural resources – starting with the production processes. BMW is a pioneer in sustainable operations. The group has been gaining experience in this field for many years at the far end of the globe, in South Africa.TEXT: Axel Kintzinger PHOTOS: BMW AG, Munich
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1 Powered by the sun. Where better to charge up an e-car like the BMW i8 Genesis than in the South African desert? 2 The BMW i3 is solely battery-powered 3 Welcome to South Africa: BMW likes showing international visitors around the factory in Rosslyn, northwest of Pretoria 4 A robot will complete the work on this car 5 A BMW i3 in front of the company headquarters in Munich. It can be recharged at “light & charge” streetlights 6 In South Africa, BMW has a reputation as the leader in sustainability. BMW IN NUMBERS Energy consumption 2006–2016: down by 36%; water usage 2006–2016: down by 31.3%; garbage for disposal 2006– 2016: down by 78.9%; carbon emissions 1995–2015: down by 40%; resource usage and emissions per vehicle 2006– 2014: down by 45%; number of DriveNow users: up from 395,000 (2014) to 579,000 (2016); sales of electric cars up from 17,793 (2014) to 29,513 (2015).
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in the vanguard, for example by opening a 24-hour company health Munich it does, of course: an electric car is concenter. Doctors and therapists look after the psychological wellbenected to a charging point in front of BMW’s ing of employees, as well as focusing on hypertension and offering stylish and futuristic headquarters, like a horse cancer screening. They also provide counseling around HIV/AIDS, at a trough: satisfied and powerful. Howevwhich is of particular importance in South Africa. er, BMW’s future is also embodied by a simare and consideration have a long tradition at BMW. The Muple wooden frame featuring a roof with phonich-based company created the position of environmental oftovoltaic cells, like here in South Africa. In the ficer as early as 1973 – the first company in the automobile industry around the world to do so. This commitment pays dividends summer of 2016, the Bavarian car manufacturer launched its solar carport with great success. in a number of ways. On the one hand, it helps save money: “InvestThe fact that this happened in South Africa is no coincidence. The loing in our company’s environmental protection measures leads to cal BMW factory is a leader in sustainability and ecological production a continuing increase in our resource efficiency and has generated methods. In addition to this, its production site in Rosslyn, just outside cost savings of €158 million since 2006,” says BMW. On the other of the capital Pretoria, benefits from almost exclusively sunny weather. hand, organized sustainability is good for the brand image. BMW There are never fewer than eight hours of sunshine per day, not even has featured in the Dow Jones Sustainability Index World, the world’s most authoritative ranking on sustainability, each year since its induring the South African winter. On sunny days, 3.6 kW of solar energy can be produced, which is sufficient ception in 1999. Moreover, between 2004 to charge the battery of the BMW i3. The and 2012, as well as in 2014, the Bavarian compact automobile is the most successful carmaker even topped the list. electric car in South Africa, even though The company wishes to continue along the number of sales has so far been raththis path: “We are systematically reducing er modest: from March 2015 to Novemour environmental impact in the area of ber 2016, 148 units were sold. In comparenergy consumption,” says BMW’s Head ison, the LAPD alone ordered 100 BMW of Sustainability and Environmental Proi3s just this summer. But it is a good start tection, Ursula Mathar. “In addition to in a country that evidently does not have this, we constantly improve the energy efthe same buying power as developed inficiency of our processes, for example by dustrial economies. Rosslyn was BMW’s exploring the possibility of using wind first production site abroad and has been power or hydroelectric energy at our sites manufacturing cars since 1968. Progress and complementing this by purchasing there has not only been technical – even electricity generated from renewable enbefore Nelson Mandela’s peaceful revoergy sources.” The ambitious target is to lution and the end of apartheid, BMW in eventually only use electricity generated Rosslyn took steps against racial segregafrom renewable sources. tion, and against discriminatory employThe expansion of e-mobility is an imment and unfair pay practices. portant element in operating as sustainaIf BMW has its way, the carport modbly as possible. And BMW, like many othel will not only be successful in Pretoria, er European manufacturers, has to get a which is located at a great elevation, and move on. The Bavarian company currentin equally sunny Johannesburg, but in ly sells fewer than 30,000 electric cars a Ursula Mathar, Head of Sustainability and Environmental Protection says: “We in the BMW sometimes rainy Cape Town and in tropiyear, which represents only 1.2 percent of group are convinced that sustainable operations its sales volume. Market leader Tesla, on cal Durban on the Indian Ocean, as well. will safeguard the future of our company.” the other hand, delivered approximately The whole venture is a first: South Africa 24,500 electric cars in the third quarter of 2016 alone, and has reis the first market in which BMW is selling its solar carports. or BMW, smart employee management, personnel development ceived 400,000 advance orders for its upcoming model. and resource-saving production methods all form part of makBMW is now reinforcing its commitment to electric cars in its ing operations as sustainable as possible. In Rosslyn, this aphome market of Germany, where it would like to wrest the market proach is quite far advanced. If you compare the current consumpleadership position away from Renault. At the end of 2016, a parttion data with that of ten years ago, the results are very respectable. nership of BMW, Daimler, Volkswagen and Ford announced that it would be building thousands of charging stations. As a first step, 400 The crucial figures from 2006 to 2015 – energy consumption, wastewater and garbage generation, and emissions and water consumpquick-charging stations will be set up along the most important Gertion per vehicle produced – show reductions that range from 24.6 to man freeways in 2017. BMW is also planning to diversify as a result. 58.5 percent. BMW thus demonstrates the ecological progress it is In addition to the current i3 and i8 models, a solely electric Mini is making in South Africa. For its new administrative headquarters in to be launched in 2018. This will be followed, two years later, by a Midrand, located halfway between Pretoria and Johannesburg, the battery-powered SUV, the BMW X3. Green Building Council of South Africa awarded the Munich-based BMW has high hopes for its i5 limousine, which is currently availcompany a five-star rating. No other car manufacturer has so far able as a hybrid vehicle, but which the automaker would like to see been able to achieve this. The BMW building as an exemplar of susdominating the market as a purely electric car from 2020 onwards. tainability – and also looks great. More than 90 percent of the office BMW’s Chairman, Harald Krüger, wants to noticeably lower the space is lit by daylight, with the rest of the lighting produced by enercost of electric cars. To achieve this, a “brand-new architecture for gy-saving LED lights. BMW defines sustainability not only in terms all drive systems” is necessary, he says. This will have to be ready of ecology and economics, but also in terms of social responsibiliby the time demand for electric cars in Germany takes off. Krüger ty. Here the South African production site at Rosslyn is once again expects this to happen by 2023.
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Separate your trash. This makes it possible for plastic and other materials to be recycled in the first place. Buy things that last. This will protect natural resources and eliminate waste. Avoid products with plastic packaging, buy bottles you can reuse or recycle and take your own bags along when shopping for groceries.
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Less is more Small pieces of plastic and plastic bags are the most harmful to nature. Bottle caps, cigarette butts, candy wrappers and things like that should go into your pocket, not into the bushes when you’re out and about.
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1 Carma’s faux fur throws are the epitome of snug and cozy luxury. The combination of quality, design and workmanship results in unique products. The hardwearing throws owe their durability to an inspired blend of synthetic fibers and cashmere. Their cozy texture and soft look and feel is dominated by the high cashmere content 1 The velvety soft “Puma Pastell” throw 2 The white-and-gray “Husky” model is strikingly realistic 3 The current collection includes rugs in three colors 4 The latest designs from the Carma label are a combination of faux fur and knitwork.
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Before The Flood
Leonardo DiCaprio, Fisher Stevens, documentary, 96 min., approx. $ 10
This documentary follows Oscar-winner and climate change activist Leonardo DiCaprio for three years as he travels all over our earth, a planet threatened by climate change. In the film, DiCaprio talks to renowned climate scientists and politicians like former U.S. president Barack Obama, supplies alarming facts and cautions against ignoring the warning signs. His mission to save the planet is clear. Available as a download!
My Yoga Canteen
Yoga is an attitude to life – not just the time between the sun salutation and the end of a 90-minute session. Nutrition plays an important part too, and this yoga recipe book will make you want to try out healthy menus and drinks. The rules of yogic nutrition are easy. On 160 pages, you will learn about the importance of having a glass of warm water in the morning and about golden milk. An accomplished oeuvre combining images and text.
Sebastião Salgado, Taschen, € 3,000 (Collector’s edition incl. bookstand)
Salgado’s Genesis is a thriller. Riveting, moving and powerful. More than 30 journeys led the famous photographer to hidden volcanic landscapes, arctic sea lions and to an isolated people living in the Brazilian rain forest. The breathtaking black-and-white images show the last untouched corners of our planet. 704 pages, two volumes, 59 kilograms – a fierce declaration of love.
The Earth and I
James Lovelock, Taschen, approx. € 30
If you were receiving visitors from outer space, this volume would be the perfect welcome present. The Earth and I is a guidebook to our world. In twelve chapters, biophysicist and physician James Lovelock explains our planet: from its location in the universe to why the human race is endangering it. Complex, clear and imaginatively illustrated – 168 pages of food for thought! BOOK
Edward Burtynsky, William A. Ewing, Thames & Hudson, approx. € 55
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Burtynsky’s large-format photographs appear to be almost surreal. They are beautiful and menacing at the same time. If you let your eyes linger on his subjects for longer, you begin to realize what they are: pipelines, levees, shipwrecks and freeways. Objects that have been cleaved into the natural world. Burtynsky is a photographer who unflinchingly documents just how globalization ravages our natural environment.
Sushi – The Global Catch Mark Hall, documentary, 75 minutes, approx. € 10
Sushi is high-end fast food, a democratic delicacy – maki for everyone. This documentary showcases the tough business behind the industry and highlights facts that may spoil the enjoyment of your tuna sashimi. Experts, buyers and chefs all have a chance to have their say. As do those who predict that the fish stocks in the world’s oceans will be depleted within 35 years due to global demand – and that these ecosystems will never recover. Watch and learn.
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Marlo Scheder-Bieschin, ZS, approx. € 25 (in German)
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ORONTAS, www.orontas.com PASHLEY, www.pashley.co.uk PATEK PHILIPPE,
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FACTS page 144 CONSUMER PROTECT, www.consumerprotect.com/environmental
BOOKS page 150 BEFORE THE FLOOD, www.beforetheflood.com THAMES & HUDSON, www.thamesandhudson.com SUSHI THE GLOBAL CATCH, www.sushitheglobalcatch.com TASCHEN, www.taschen.com ZS-VERLAG, www.zs-verlag.com 7
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We couldn’t resist showing you these lovely, spring-fresh accessories. The chair with the art-deco pattern is not just unique – it’s also made out of recyled pallets. 4 6
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1 MOBILE “Ormbunke,” € 43, www.tingest.se 2 SNAIL for salt or pepper, € 198, www.brillibrum.de 3 KAFTAN, approx. € 129, www.oceanandmain.com 4 NAIL OIL, approx. € 27, www.uka.co. jp 5 UPCYCLED CHAIR “Patterned Pallet,” price on request, www. craftcombine.com 6 BRACELET “Mikado Flamenco” € 22,990, www.tamaracomolli.com 7 VODKA “Bénazet,” € 42, www.urban-drinks.de.
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Swiss designer Alfredo Häberli was given carte blanche to create the eco-ensemble “Haussicht” for Baufritz.
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the term “design.” The pioneering Bavarian eco-house company Baufritz wants to bring about a change in this image: “There is nothing lighter, more efficient, more renewable or load-bearing than timber,” says managing director Dagmar Fritz-Kramer. “To date, we human beings have not yet been able to invent a similar material that is renewable, captures carbon dioxide while it is growing and so protects the climate. But the forms have to fit in with our vision of the future.” Alfredo Häberli has now produced a design that conveys entirely new aesthetics and presents a feasible vision. The Argentine-born Swiss designer was inspired by the shipbuilding industry, where wood has been used as the building material of choice since time immemorial. He designed the “Haussicht” panoramic house from the inside out. Because of this, the architectural structures become furniture, and the furniture can be turned into rooms. He even discarded some received architectural wisdom: the bedrooms are located at ground level, where specially developed walls even block electrosmog, while the living rooms are on the upper floor. There, you feel like you are on a cruise ship. Large windows allow in a lot of light, which can be regulated by aluminum sliding panels. The decking, which skirts the house, boasts stunning views. “I have looked at many issues, for example accessibility and the adaptability of spaces,” says the 52-yearold. “This is an ensemble of buildings that showcases the multifaceted nature of future living.”
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