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the remote landscape of southern arizona’s san rafael valley, a rolling expanse of grass-covered alluvial hills peppered with emory oaks and manzanitas, although quite picturesque, seems quite inhospitable to build a house on, but tucson-based architects dust did just that.


when (in 2016) the haeberlin-baumann family decided to add a new annex, the spa des saules, to their 150 year old family run hôtel des berges, located in the picture perfect french village of illauhaeusern, alsace, they turned to the design team of patrick jouin and sanjit manku.


when benito mussolini ordered the construction of rome’s eur district in the 1930’s to host a world fair to celebrate his 20 years in power, little did he know that the second world war would prevent him from materialising his ambitious plan. meant to become rome’s new city centre, the eur is populated by monumental pavilions, each an imposing example of fascist architecture and what italian cities may very well have looked like had mussolini remained in power longer.


located in the historic neighborhood of lisbon's príncipe real, deli, a new cafeteria designed by local architectural practice dc.ad, offers an all-day service in a clean-cut environment of minimal elegance and retro vibes.


spanish designer/artist, jaime hayon's work is infused with a recognizable characteristic humor that goes hand in hand with superior workmanship and artistic integrity.


located in south yarra, a vibrant and much coveted residential neighborhood in melbourne, australia, this bright victorian terrace flat has been recently renovated by local interior design studio fiona lynch who has drawn inspiration from scandinavian design to create an environment of eclectic understatement with a touch of parisian elegance.


time machine, the mesmerizing photography series from hungarian photographer balint alovits can only be described as an homage to perfect geometry, repetitive shapes and perspective forms. by highlighting the staircases in beautiful art deco and bauhaus buildings, the series offers viewers the chance to really notice architectural features that often go overlooked.


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standing in front of one of german artist mike dargas’ paintings, one is overwhelmed by the immensity of the canvas, in some cases reaching two meters in height, and the extraordinary precision of the details. a master in hyper-realism, dargas paints portraits of extremely high resolution in dreamlike setups that are both viscerally real and seductively otherworldly.


when ari vezené, the much acclaimed self-taught chef, butcher and owner of two equally celebrated restaurants in greece - vezené greek bistro bar in athens, as well as trattoria vezené on the ionian island of meganissi - hosted the philanthropic event, embrace, in partnership with the ngo boroume on january 19th, 2017,unsurprisingly it turned out to be an inspiring evening filled with the melding of cultures, the congregation of old and new friends, and… some really delicio


for the renovation of an old house in the small alpine village of ormône in valais, switzerland, the architecture studio of savioz fabrizzi has maintained the building’s character by keeping all of its haphazard additions and expansions in place. originally built in 1860, the house has a stone base that has been extended over the years with an additional floor in the form of a wooden structure on top of it, and a small room at the back.


the work of greek fine art photographer, george digalakis, almost breathes with a quiet that is so intensely palpable, viewers half-expect the images to begin to alter gently in front of their eyes. surprisingly, photography wasn't his original career choice; a medical doctor by profession, the photographer claims to not having thought of himself as a creative person in the past.


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nestled among pine trees on a hillside overlooking the aegean, the skiathos blu hotel opened its doors this past summer after a thorough renovation by interior architect afroditi bonatsou and her athens-based interior design studio stones & walls.


the "city that never sleeps" plays the starring role in the complete rebranding of the pastry chain, new york sweets, by the team of minas kosmidis [architecture in concept] and is ideally exemplified in the renovation of the family company's flagship shop in nicosia, cyprus.


it takes great ambition and audacity to open your first restaurant in cosmopolitan monte-carlo with a pledge to win three michelin stars within four years, and even greater talent and determination to achieve it in less than three, yet alain ducasse did just that in 1987, catapulting le louis xv onto the lists of the world's top restaurants where it has remained ever since.


this is the latest edition of the yatzer round-up -- our irregular column featuring creative projects and products worth sharing. from an idea to carrying your solid-brass fountain pen around to black furniture embroidered with pewter thread, here's a selection of innovative and beautiful design stories from around the world. do you want to be part of the round-up? then submit your project following our submission guidelines.

globe exhibition of collectible design by aybar gallery


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kc design studio has utilized a set of critical interventions to transform a 50 year old building in a central residential area of taiwan into a modern house of convenience and comfort.


machine spectacle”, a monumental retrospective from swiss artist jean tinguely at the stedelijk museum in amsterdam, does not fail to deliver on its titular promise.


eras and cultures playfully interact in linehouse's design for the chinese flagship location of the shared community office space wework in weihai lu, shanghai. completed in 2016, the five thousand five hundred square meters space is at once charming and quaint, respectful of the heritage of its ancient location while celebrating its thoroughly modern purpose.


created as a “warehouse of experiences”, armazém luxury housing hotel in porto, portugal, brings together two very contrasting worlds: on the one hand, the building’s former use as an iron warehouse lends the renovated hotel’s interiors industrial references, while on the other, the necessity for luxurious comfort and hospitality infuse every space with softness and warmth.


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"sustainability," the still very much in-tune buzzword among the international design community is celebrated in the “designed to last” exhibition, the second collaboration between the swedish magazine, residence, and design museum, arkdes (in 2016's designer of the year exhibition they fêted 


if by default a photograph captures a moment in time, then hungarian photographer marietta varga’s images attempt to capture the memory of that moment. in “my town - siófok ii”, a series of photographs taken in her home town of siófok on a cold, winter morning, london-based varga attempts to visualize her memories of the place she grew up in, or, to use her own words, to see it precisely as it exists in her mind.


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located in the parisian suburb of saint cloud (9.6 kilometres from the centre of paris) one of the most exclusive and wealthiest residential areas in france with a rich history centered around the 14th century château de saint-cloud which was once the residence of several french rulers - this family house has been meticulously renovated by atelier tristan auer and wilson associates, to reflect both the refined e


located in the parisian suburb of saint cloud (9.6 kilometres from the centre of paris) one of the most exclusive and wealthiest residential areas in france with a rich history centered around the 14th century château de saint-cloud which was once the residence of several french rulers - this family house has been meticulously renovated by wilson associatesatelier tristan auer, to reflect both the refined eleg


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stimulating young minds and bodies by providing hours upon hours of imaginative play is the sole purpose of the five fields play structure which was built by matter design studio in the five fields neighborhood common land in lexington, ma.


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located in the parisian suburb of saint cloud (9.6 kilometres from the centre of paris) one of the most exclusive and wealthiest residential areas in france with a rich history centered around the 14th century château de saint-cloud which was once the residence of several french rulers - this family house has been meticulously renovated by atelier tristan auer, wilson associates, to reflect both the refined ele


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the unreservedly remarkable pen and ink drawings of artist and photographer, alessandro paglia, should be used to eliciting the responses: "it can't possibly be… there's no way… that is definitely a photograph." created entirely by hand, first through a pencil sketch of the subject and then through the use of "superimposing a layer of chaotic lines on top of another" with intensely black, felt-tipped pens on rough-grain cotton paper, the artist spends a pains


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sitting atop a ridge amongst oak woodlands in beverly hills, california, this modern residence by los angeles based architectural studio walker workshop takes full advantage of its picturesque location to provide its occupants with panoramic canyon views along with an environment of minimal elegance, while maintaining a diminutive presence among the rolling landscape which surrounds it.


to celebrate the launch of its new satellite into space, the european space agency (esa) commissioned fabrica, the design and research department of benetton under the direction of sam baron, to create a short video about our life on earth and our relationship to outer space.


to offer visitors a high-end venetian experience, quite like no other, is the ambitious idea that birthed casa flora in 2015.


british artist dan hays presents a new series of oil paintings at broadway gallery in letchworth garden city, england, which reproduce pixelated poor-quality photos of the city’s landscapes and buildings.


legendary nightclubs like new york’s studio 54 or manchester’s haçienda loom in our collective consciousness as emancipating places to see and be seen, but from an architect’s perspective they are also emancipating to design, a proposition that villa noailles in hyères, france, has this year devoted its annual architectural exhibition to elucidate.


hao design had two main requests when hired by the hsu family to design their new apartment in pingtung city, taiwan. the first was that the entire 165 square meter plan encompass the expansive park views outside the wide windows; the second, that every room be tailor made to suit each of the four family member's needs and stylistic desires. completed in 2016, scenic ballade - as is the project's illustrative title - has fully met its marks.


beautiful illustrations come to life in the animated images of multi-talented portuguese designer ana rita ramos. originally trained as an interior designer, ana rita completed some very attractive projects in design and illustration over the years, and has even taught interior-design classes at the esad college of art and design in her hometown of porto.


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tennessee williams once said that the greatest distance between two people is time. the same can apply to the distance between buildings. for example, there is a house in melgaço, in northern portugal. and it’s been just ruins of what is used to be, but that has been undone.


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haute couture fading behind milky, semi-transparent screens. glossy fashion magazine covers deconstructed like dada collages. editorials treated like experimental photography with triple exposures, layers in negative and other extreme effects.


a multifaceted single home capable of standing up to the discerning wang family's needs is what was requested of hao design to deliver by combining two multilevel apartments within the confines of an east and west-facing building in tainan city, taiwan. the 785 square meter project, which was just completed at the beginning of 2017, proves to be the family's exact anticipations come to life and perfectly fits in with their mellow lifestyle.


attempt to label korean artist beomsik won and you’ll be baffled. he photographs but he’s not a photographer, he designs buildings but he’s not an architect, he constructs three-dimensional collages but he’s not a sculptor. as baffling are the images from his archisculpture photo project, which are digitally manipulated photographs of non-existent, fantastical buildings that appear to be real.


when christian benini was working as an advertising photographer and he came up with the idea to use a background printed with huge green leaves for his sets, he didn't realize that he had actually used necessity to create an innovation in the design world. fast forward to today and christian is the founder and creative director of wall&decò, the italian company that was born twelve years ago out of that innovation and has spanned the globe, one roll of mesmerizing wallpaper at a time.


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frederic goudy’s sherman font was recently reborn as the official font of syracuse university. i spoke to william lamoy, responsible for the university library’s special collections and rare manuscripts, and former editor of the journal printing history, to construct a narrative of how this came to be.


unconventional is definitely a description that comes to mind when it comes to the flying house, a residence that hyoman kim and iroje khm architects completed in 2016 in gyeongseo-dong, seo-gu, icheon, south korea. the reinforced concrete structure was built for a pilot and his family, so it's no wonder that the approximately 195 square meters of space comprising this residence appears as if it has just "landed" among its surroundings near incheon international airport.


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commune design has transformed a bright industrial space in san francisco’s mission district into an experimental café and dining spot that celebrates an artisanal approach to making and sharing food. tartine manufactory, which opened last august, is an extension of tartine bakery, founded in 2002 by chad robertson and elisabeth prueitt which became popular for its breads and series of cooking books.


unconventional is definitely a description that comes to mind when it comes to the flying house, a residence that hyoman kim and iroje khm architects completed in 2016 in gyeongseo-dong, seo-gu, icheon, south korea.


jutting out from the surface of a steep rock face over the valley of poisses on the greek cycladic island of kea, is a private residence that faidra matziaraki, victor gonzalez marti and the team at cometa architects designed with equal parts traditional charm and modern minimalism.


famous for his large-scale architectural and sculptural installations, peruvian-born artist and prolific editor aldo chaparro presents a pair of site-specific installations at amastan hotel in paris.


the jcp "universe" is one that mixes imagination with credibility and inventiveness with conviction. originally the brainchild of designer and architect, livio ballabio, jcp was conceived in 2016 and has already made waves in the design and art worlds for its determined vision and strength of design.


in the tom croft-designed skarstedt gallery in central london’s st james’s, the white-cube-prescribed white walls, high ceilings and pale natural wood floors are serene and welcoming. the gallery, owned by per skarstedt, opened here in september 2016. less than a year after relocating from their old bond street premises, it still has the patina of freshness. 


making a limited amount of square meters go a very long way was the objective of architect, nikoline dyrup carlsen, and designer/concept developer, svend jacod pedersen, founders of the architecture and design studio, spacon & x, when designing the copenhagen apartment for themselves and their two young children.


a black robot by the beach is the model for the new photo campaign presenting the latest collection by konstantin kofta, the kiev-based designer who never ceases to amaze us with his conceptual collections of hand-made leather bags and accessories.


when brazilian architect, felipe hess, was hired to renovate and reconfigure a grand, 450 square meter apartment on the corner of one of são paulo's most significant avenue's, avenida paulista, he knew exactly what the main focus of the final project was going to be: his young client's vast and impressive art and furniture collection.


the gastrobar, la manera, in valencia, spain, was designed by the creative consultancy, masquespacio, with the explicit purpose being to create a refined and yet easy destination for patrons at all times of the day, from a mid-morning brunch, to a late night cocktail spot and everything in between.


as a teenager, russian artist rustam iralin excelled in art and hung out in museums admiring the old masters, yet it wasn’t until he reached his twenties that his artistic renaissance emerged. this is when, quite fittingly, he immersed himself in anatomy books, trying to improve his skills in drawing cartoon figures.


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an unusually large black and white façade distinguishes the mk house from others in its antwerp surroundings. this black and white play on external appearance, on appearances in general, signifies nicolas schuybroek’s minimalist work by also calling for their deconstruction. because minimalism is not as simple as black and white, and it is definitely not just about appearances.


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it is through honoring the heritage of porcelain that designer kei harada of do.do has managed to provide a unique space for his client, ōyane, a saikai porcelain shop and gallery space in the town of hasami, in nagasaki, japan.


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if you’re reading this, then you’re already in the know: yatzer is finally unveiling a much dreamt about project that will navigate some of the most exciting destinations in the word: city experiences!


if you’re reading this, then you’re already in the know: yatzer is finally unveiling a much dreamt about project that will navigate some of the most exciting destinations in the world: city experiences!


the oberholz mountain hut rests on the edge of the italian dolomites at a height of 2,000 meters and seems as if it has just grown and branched out of the mountainside spontaneously. but in fact, it is the result of a studious, 2015 competition submission and subsequent win by peter pichler architecture and architect, pavol mikolajcak for their client, obereggen ag/spa.


who would want to live in a museum? why would one want to live in a museum? if you find a home within art, does that automatically mean you can live comfortably there? these are the questions that casa h71, lucas y hernández-gil’s artful madrid creation, answers.


who would want to live in a museum? why would one want to live in a museum? if you find a home within art, does that automatically mean you can live comfortably there? these are the questions that casa h71, lucas y hernández-gil’s artful madrid creation, answers.


the oberholz mountain hut rests on the edge of the italian dolomites at a height of 2,000 meters and seems as if it has just grown and branched out of the mountainside spontaneously. but in fact, it is the result of a studious, 2015 competition submission and subsequent win by peter pichler architecture and architect, pavol mikolajcak for their client, obereggen ag/spa.


if you’re reading this, then you’re already in the know: yatzer is finally unveiling a much dreamt about project that will navigate some of the most exciting destinations in the world: city experiences!


it is through honoring the heritage of porcelain that designer kei harada of do.do has managed to provide a unique space for his client, ōyane, a saikai porcelain shop and gallery space in the town of hasami, in nagasaki, japan.


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an unusually large black and white façade distinguishes the mk house from others in its antwerp surroundings. this black and white play on external appearance, on appearances in general, signifies nicolas schuybroek’s minimalist work by also calling for their deconstruction. because minimalism is not as simple as black and white, and it is definitely not just about appearances.


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as a teenager, russian artist rustam iralin excelled in art and hung out in museums admiring the old masters, yet it wasn’t until he reached his twenties that his artistic renaissance emerged. this is when, quite fittingly, he immersed himself in anatomy books, trying to improve his skills in drawing cartoon figures.


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the gastrobar, la manera, in valencia, spain, was designed by the creative consultancy, masquespacio, with the explicit purpose being to create a refined and yet easy destination for patrons at all times of the day, from a mid-morning brunch, to a late night cocktail spot and everything in between.


when brazilian architect, felipe hess, was hired to renovate and reconfigure a grand, 450 square meter apartment on the corner of one of são paulo's most significant avenue's, avenida paulista, he knew exactly what the main focus of the final project was going to be: his young client's vast and impressive art and furniture collection.


a black robot by the beach is the model for the new photo campaign presenting the latest collection by konstantin kofta, the kiev-based designer who never ceases to amaze us with his conceptual collections of hand-made leather bags and accessories.


making a limited amount of square meters go a very long way was the objective of architect, nikoline dyrup carlsen, and designer/concept developer, svend jacod pedersen, founders of the architecture and design studio, spacon & x, when designing the copenhagen apartment for themselves and their two young children.


if you happened to have walked by danish fashion brand wood wood’s exhibition stand at copenhagen aw17 fashion week’s trade fair, you would have been excused for thinking you’ve stumbled into an art installation or some kind of design workshop. designed by local design & architecture studio spacon & x as a modular system, wood wood's trade booth is a “work-in-progress” that creatively merges elements of functional and decorative value into a scenography of rugged elegance.


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glancing at it from either the front or the back, the chimney house - designed by dekleva gregorič architects in the town of logatec, slovenia, and completed in 2016 - boasts the simplistic form recognizable from countless children's interpretations of what a "proper" house should be: namely, a square shaped base featuring a rectangular door or a couple of windows cut into it, capped by a slopping roof with a large chimney stack rising from its cent


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located in an unfashionable corner of north ballard, an “urban village” a few miles off seattle’s downtown, copine is the new fine-dining venue of chef shaun mccrain and general manager jill kinney that opened last summer to rave reviews. set in a space of rustic minimalism, the restaurant offers a polished menu of contemporary american cuisine presented through the lens of classic french cooking.


one of the initial gratifying experiences with a glass of wine is holding it against the light, finding in its hue and its density traces of how and what it came to be. in meursault, the bourgogne commune in the côte de beaune, the city’s former hospital is bathed in such light, as it stands secluded from other structures in the area.


the similarities between cultural worker/art curator, laura bernhardt, and art director/photographer, benjamin tafel, and their respective childhoods as the kids of grecophile parents seemed destined to have prepared them for their roles as founders of from hand to hand, the online destination that celebrates "stories about craftsmanship in greece today." inspired by personal stories that the creative duo


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an exciting new collection of sculptural light objects is being presented by london-based child studio during milan design week 2017. titled “in the shadow of a man”, the collection includes one wall-mounted and four free-standing lights that playfully experiment with architectural forms and the viewer’s perception of space and volume.


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the similarities between cultural worker/art curator, laura bernhardt, and art director/photographer, benjamin tafel, and their respective childhoods as the kids of grecophile parents seemed destined to have prepared them for their roles as founders of from hand to hand, the online destination that celebrates "stories about craftsmanship in greece today


glamour, elegance and historical significance are all on display at house style: five centuries of fashion at chatsworth, an elaborate exhibition which is gracing the storied halls and gilded ballrooms of chatsworth house, until october the 22nd, 2017.


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as third in line in terms of cities in the czech republic, liberec finds itself in an awkward predicament, in that although it isn’t completely unknown, it hasn’t been completely embraced either. the city, which prospered in the late 19th century, boasts a variety of buildings of architectural interest – many of them neo-classical, such as the opera building and the city’s town hall. but a new wind is breathing life into the city– one, in particular, from that famed city of wind – chicago.


the prolific, young interior design duo of emil humbert and christophe poyet, have created grace, an elegant, single apartment on the desirable larvotto seafront of the principality of monaco, which marries the glamour, sophistication and desirability that is so synonymous with its storied location.


if the goal of art is to speak of the contemporary and the topical then the litmus test of great art is the ability to keep speaking long after its creation, a test the work of american artist jason rhoades passes in flying colors, literally as it turns out, courtesy of hauser & wirth in los angeles. opened in february and lasting until may 21st, “jason rhoades.


gregory melitonov, co-founder, along with ines guzman, of taller ken architecture once said: “you need the artistic weirdos.” the occasion of his passionate statement was taller ken’s new practices new york 2016 award, presented by the new york chapter of the american institute of architects.


set to coincide with miart, milan’s international fair of modern and contemporary art, and salone del mobile, matter matters is a group exhibition at milanese gallery the flat-massimo carasi inspired, as its name suggests, by the minimalists’ focus on the materiality of their works. eschewing a narrative basis for their work, the four italian and international artists on show have chosen instead to concentrate on forms and materials.


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the sayama forest chapel in the non-denominational sayama lakeside cemetery, will never be liked as it has been created to house sorrow, and grief.


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as a small town of around 18,000 residents, jericho is reportedly the oldest continuously-inhabited city in the world; the oldest settlements unearthed here are said to be 11,000 years old. el-atlal, a new artistic residency project based in the town which was founded in 2015, seeks to bring artists and researchers from all around the world together for the purposes of visiting and working in the palestinian town.


the time to reflect on the fantastic wonders, brilliant innovations and breathtaking dreams-come-to-life that made up the lifeblood of milan design week 2017 (mdw17) has come! and, as has always been the case, the salone internazionale del mobile was so chock-full of a record-breaking number of experiences that we're still awestruck at the sheer scope of it all.


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many of life’s pleasures and dreams run the near constant risk of being trivialized. take a sunny day, the chance to travel, a window looking out towards the sea; the luster of such amazing thrills can fade in the commonplace. imagine that window with a sea view. picture it cutting a hole through a simple white wall and filling it with the mediterranean’s distinct blue horizon, an image that has been so widely that its reality is almost sure to fall below expectations, or to become a caricature of itself.


once the epicenter of the shad fishing industry, philadelphia’s fishtown has recently evolved from a working class neighborhood into an up-and-coming harbor which is seeing a fair amount of artistic, culinary and musical action. case in point, wm. mulherin’s sons, a new restaurant and boutique hotel serving an italian-inspired, wood-fired cuisine that takes both its name and its vintage aesthetic from the 100 year old whiskey blending and bottling factory that it occupies.


laura seppänen's design agency created a tranquil apartment in the center of helsinki, in the hip kallio district for the innovative, pop musical composer/producer, hank solo, inspired by his existing work, but also aimed to inspire the composition of new work in the resident himself.


the pastoral environs surrounding the javornice distillery in southern bohemia played a huge part in the design of the project assigned to adr s.r.o. lead architects, petr kolář and aleš lapka by their client, david voverka, on the site of his family's late 19th century farmhouse. the extensive assignment, which began in 2013, was finally completed in 2016.


one is not supposed to judge a book by its cover, but this new photography book by hungarian photographer gábor kasza quite literally exposes its content with an unusual case made of real concrete. kasza’s new book is titled “concrete passages about closeness and coldness... and a couple of songs”, and contains a photography series depicting concrete buildings and interiors as metaphors of human relationships and togetherness.


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office project's chief designers, chang ke and liwenhan, were charged by their client, artist and "literati," doctor xu hongquan, with creating a studio for him in beijing, china's, huairou district that was a play on juxtapositions.


in central hong kong, at 16 ice house street to be exact, humbert and poyet’s design of the hong kong beefbar illustrates exactly what fine dining is all about.


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picture chekhov's cherry orchard after the aristocratic gayev family have been forced out of their beloved estate, where the remains of their farewell picnic have been left behind, porcelain plates, teacups and sugar bowls now crawling with ants. this is the sensation that you get when you encounter german artist evelyn bracklow's hand-painted antique-style china pieces, a jarring yet playful impression of decayed grandeur.


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vancouver, british columbia, has just welcomed botanist, the new highly anticipated restaurant designed by ste. marie design in collaboration with glasfurd & walker.


the flahalo office manufactory renovation in shenzhen, china, wasn't an easy project for designer, jingze li of narration to undertake, thanks to the multiple peculiarities of the space. and yet, this site which was built in 1986 for the nanxing glass manufactory was brought up to date and transformed for his client in 2015, bridging the building's past usage with its future potential.


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almost ten years in the making, damien hirst’s “treasures from the wreck of the unbelievable” is an extravagant project of great ambition and unbridled audacity. it is also a project of grand scale, taking up over 5,000 square meters in two grand venetian venues, which are part of the pinault collection, namely the palazzo grassi and punta della dogana.


it’s been a very busy opening for the summer season in athens, with local galleries running at full throttle trying to keep up with the influx of visitors arriving in the city for documenta14 last month, as well as art athina now coming up at the end of may. while many visitors easily find their way to the big museums and well-known galleries, few are aware of the booming independent local art scene, comprised of around 40 alternative and non-profit spaces.


first impressions are sometimes all that matters, something that italian architects seem to know very well. the new book ingressi di milano by karl kolbitz and taschen is a luscious documentation of how milanese entryways stand as fine examples of midcentury modernism, also using colour, form and design to generate emotional responses and a dramatic sense of arrival.


souva, the fast service, greek street food restaurant in seoul, south korea, serves up traditional fare in an untraditional setting. the owners had already decided upon the name - an inventive take on the unpretentious and popular grilled, greek dish named "souvlaki" - as well as the restaurant's desired atmosphere and mood when they approached the design team of brandon archibald for the concept, branding and interior design.


souva, the fast service, greek street food restaurant in seoul, south korea, serves up traditional fare in an untraditional setting. the owners had already decided upon the name - an inventive take on the unpretentious and popular grilled, greek dish named "souvlaki" - as well as the restaurant's desired atmosphere and mood when they approached the design team of brandon archibald for the concept, branding and interior design.


the renovation and redesign of the sangsi'an cottage hotel on the western banks of the taihu lake in changxing, zhejian, china was approached by architects fan beilei and kong rui of genarchitects with an eye for sustainability and a desire to not overtake the existing surroundings but to seamlessly join them.


the photographs of greek artist maria mavropoulou thrive on ambiguity and polysemy. her subjects are depraved of context urging viewers to look longer, deeper or closer in order to get a sense of what they are really looking at. presented as some kind of perceptual riddle, the images demand that they are not only observed but also that viewers decipher them.