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Paying homage to Denmark’s natural beauty

Located in the south of Jutland, Denmark, Wadden Sea Centre is quietly unassuming, even at first glancing lying in balance between being seen and letting its surroundings take centre stage. Initiated in 2017, the Wadden Sea Centre was given a modern, rather sculptural update by Copenhagen-based architecture firm Dorte Mandrup. The Wadden Sea Centre was designed to be a throughway to UNESCO World Heritage Site Wadden Sea, its mudflats seeing 15 million birds yearly stopping each year along their migratory…

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Modern living in Antwerp

How an empty penthouse apartment became a Minimalist haven… Presented with a completely blank canvas, an entrepreneur couple’s penthouse in the Westkaai Towers in Antwerp became a bright, modern haven. Situated at the top of the David Chipperfield-designed building on the waterfront neighbourhood of Eilandje, the owners were looking for something different from the original plans drawn up by the developer. And so, the 220 square metre penthouse became the ultimate clean slate with which Belgian architect Hans Verstuyft could truly…

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ICONIC NIEMEYER MODERNISM: Where thoughtful construction meets playful design

Built in 1951 and situated just outside of the Brazilian city of Rio de Janeiro, Oscar Niemeyer’s Casa das Canoas is considered to be one of the most significant and quintessential examples of modernist Brazilian architecture. Casa das Canoas embodies Oscar Niemeyer’s Brazilian Modernist roots with exemplary tropical charm, touching upon the topography and abundant nature embracing the family home, all while keeping in mind the archetypal modernist elements of the movement of which he was an iconic contributor. The…

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A Rose-Tinted Oasis: an iconic Mallorcan holiday home (that you can rent!)

Located in the south of Mallorca, John Pawson’s effortlessly cool Neuendorf House is a site to behold. Originally designed for a German art dealer, the pink-tinted structure is nestled within an almond grove and offers tranquil sea and mountain views. Built between 1987 and 1989, John Pawson and Claudio Silvestrin’s first full architectural project the Neuendorf House (also known as Els Comellars) has become a design classic. Indoor / outdoor living Its grand proportions and cool stone construction play with…

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Daring Design: Iconic architecture around the world

Which architect surprises with the most spectacular design? Which creative thinks oustide the box, resulting in an iconic piece of architecture? These triumphs of contemporary architecture are daring. They surprise and inspire.   Zaha Hadid Architects, 2012 Heydar Aliyev Centre in Baku Azerbaijan   In Baku, the capital of Azerbaijan, Zaha Hadid Architects was selected to build the cultural centre, Heydar Aliyev Centre. The building is a break from the rigid and monumental Soviet architecture. Instead it aspires to the…

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CITYTRIP GHENT: DISCOVER THE BRAND NEW B&B ACHILLES

Looking for a romantic getaway or a fun girls trip? Visit Ghent and stay the night in the brand-new bed & breakfast Achilles. This B&B, situated in a marvellous art nouveau house in the centre of Ghent, is the perfect base for a short trip to Europe’s best kept secret. And did you know that Decovry decorated the entire place? Book your trip and get a fabulous Decovry extra: 28% discount and a bottle of champagne (37.5 cl) in the…

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Architect How To

This is how you create an affordable home office

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Trending: working from home. Looking to revamp your home office or study? Wondering how you create a clean office design? We’ll give you some ideas and inspiration to guarantee the perfect working atmosphere without you working at the kitchen table scattered with crumbs from last night’s dinner. It’s gonna be cosy, it’s gonna be cool and most of all: it’s gonna work! 1 Choose a compact desk It needs to be big enough for your laptop or desktop, some paperwork and your life-saving…

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FALL IN LOVE WITH THIS LIFESTYLE HOTEL IN NEW YORK

Mentally packing your bags when someone mentions New York? No need to wait, book that trip and get ready for take-off! Your home in New York? Maybe this cool lifestyle hotel: Hotel 50 Bowery Hotel 50 Bowery is located on one of the oldest thoroughfares in Manhattan, embedded within the cultural crossroads of New York City’s iconic Chinatown and Lower East Side. New York is not a city, It’s a world. Wanderers, creatives, professionals and locals…Hotel 50 Bowery aims to…

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WHY YOU NEED TO GO TO NEW YORK: 25 HOTSPOTS

All ‘city of dreams’ clichés aside: New York City is an absolute must-visit. Hot in summer, dreamy in winter, lovely in spring and breathtakingly beautiful in fall. The city really does have it all. Playing Sinatra in your head as we speak? So are we! Sit back, relax and take a stroll ‘around the neighbourhood’ with our favourite New York Hotspots. Discover Brooklyn The time that Brooklyn was the less cool version of Manhattan lies far behind us. In fact,…

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