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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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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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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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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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6 Holiday Homes with a Jaw-Dropping View

Ooh winter blues… it makes you feel like booking a flight to a mythical place where design meets nature. Lucky us, Belgian travel journalist Sebastiaan Bedaux united 50 of the most stylish hideouts worldwide in his book ‘Mountain View: The Perfect Holiday Homes’. One look inside this book and you’ll discover an enormous variety in style, price and geography, but all homes have one thing in common: their wow factor. Here is our top 6 selection of hidden architectural gems…

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