Atelier Ace's Kelly Sawdon and Studio Shamshiri co-founder Pamela Shamshiri explain their opulent design for New Orleans luxury guesthouse Maison De La Luz in this video produced by Dezeen for the AHEAD Awards Atelier Ace, the Ace Hotel's in-house creative team, collaborated with Los Angeles design firm Studio Shamshiri to convert a historic New Orleans
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Harmonizing the urban fabric. This office building, situated in Buenos Aires in the heart of the rapidly-changing Palermo district, allowed us to imagine new ways of working in the special climate in this temperate region of South America. The city's urban structure, inherited from the era of Spanish colonization, represents an immense orthogonal fabric that has run riot from the center of Buenos Aires to the outskirts. This grid is made up of regular blocks, each consisting of 8.66 m-wide plots.
A shiny brass wardrobe that's meant to resemble a precious jewellery box features in this apartment near Barcelona designed by Raúl Sánchez Architects. The Magic Box Apartment is set within a two-storey home in the town of Viladecans and is occupied by a married couple and their two young daughters. The husband's parents live on
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Trilateral negotiations between the parties to the Grand Renaissance Ethiopian Dam (GERD) have resumed. The negotiations follow the meeting of the African Union (AU) Bureau of the Assembly of Heads of State and Government held on 26 June 2020. The ministerial delegations of Egypt, Ethiopia and Sudan, supported by technical experts, reconvened on 3 July to discuss the outstanding legal and technical issues pertaining to the GERD matter.
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Dutch design brand Moooi has teamed up with Virtual Design Festival to launch new lights by Marcel Wanders and Joost van Bleijswijk at VDF products fair, which will be followed by a live talk about the products at 2:30pm UK time. Marcel Wanders creative director Gabriele Chiave will speak about the studio's new Hubble Bubble
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VDF products fair: Tinkering is a pendant light for Moooi by Dutch designer Joost van Bleijswijk, which comprises a cluster of black metal rods suspended from the ceiling by two cables. The light sources are fixed to this steel skeleton, each encased in an arched shade that evokes the form of a security camera. With the
VDF products fair: Glass spheres are strung up on a circular metal frame to create Hubble Bubble, a light designed by Marcel Wanders studio for Dutch design brand Moooi, which aims to capture the childhood joy of blowing soap bubbles. Much like bubbles, the bulbs are blown by hand and rendered in an iridescent, oil-like
When we talk about public space, we often imagine a park with happy, relaxed people on a sunny day. In actuality, this is a very restricted approach. A young woman does not cross a deserted street at dawn in the same way as a white man wearing a suit or as an immigrant who may not be welcomed by local citizens. Have you ever felt discriminated while visiting a public space?
Hungarian design brand Sekhina has made a series of light switches and plug sockets from concrete as an aesthetically pleasing alternative to plastic. Billed as the first of their kind, Sekhina founder Gábor Kasza made the concrete covers for switches and sockets after not being able to find any similar products made from the material.
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The story of this experience is born on the site, precisely where the humid pampa meets the Atlantic Ocean and a geography of carved reliefs is formed, hollows in permanent transformation created by the wind. It is the origin of the dunes.
The house was designed based on the owners’ aspiration: at once a serene place for weekend relaxation and a precinct filled with greenery, light and absolute privacy. Therefore, the design team decided to separate the house into 2 parts with a twist of split-level arrangement to create privacy and optimize the space of the internal frontage. As this area is used for many mobility activities, each balcony and set of stairs is particularly customized and vary from floor to floor to avoid repetition in moving and maximize the utilization.