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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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A house of glass in the woods

In Morumbi, a suburb of São Paulo, you will find a glass house that speaks to the imagination. This ‘Casa de Vidro’ or Glass House was designed by the Italian-Brazilian architect Lina Bo Bardi (1914-1992). With this palace on pillars, Lina Bo Bardi had a glass tree house in mind. She wanted to design a house that offered shelter from the elements whilst also being aesthetically pleasing. Together with her husband Pietro Maria Bardi she lived here until the end…

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Zen spirit: wandering off to dreamy places

We stay at home, but wander off to better places like for example to the lovely interior of CasaCook in Chania. The sleek design with an ethnic and earthly influences make this place a source of inspiration. The CasaCook resort is a beautiful interpretation of ‘laid-back luxury’. Raw concrete, warm yet muted hues and strong textures are the protagonists of this play. A brutalist aesthetic that offers a welcome home to the savvy traveller.   Zen spirit at home The…

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HOTSPOT: London’s Prettiest Pink Pizzeria

Say hello to millennial pink walls, Italian styled plant-based pizza’s and an incredible interior design. Subtle nods to the past embrace the history of the neighbourhood in such a minimalist yet perfect way. No doubt about it, London’s Humble Pizza is totally Instagram ready and here to stay.     Meet this new kid on the block: Humble Pizza on London’s King’s Road. A neighbourhood associated with 1960s style and with fashion icons such as Mary Quant and Vivienne Westwood. London designers Child Studio respected…

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MUST (MUST!) GO: PARADISO ART HOTEL IN IBIZA

“Party in the city where the heat is on. All night, on the beach till the break of dawn. Welcome to Miami! Bienvenidos a Miami!” Or was it Ibiza? No, your night of partying on the Spanish island didn’t get out of hand, you didn’t have too many drinks, blacked out and accidentally woke up across The Atlantic. Do not worry: you’re still in Ibiza. Decovry presents: the mind-blowing Paradiso Hotel with awesome Miami retro vibes.…

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