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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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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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DAYDREAM ALERT: 5 STUNNING BEACH HOUSES

With summer winding down, we can’t stop reminiscing about vacations past, present and future, with long days spent relaxing at the beach, the pool or the lake. To honour our love for all things design and days full of sunshine, we’ve made a curated selection of stunning waterfront homes and getaways that have this beautiful and precious good in common – the water. If these beach houses don’t want to make you live by the water, then no beach house…

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