THE GLASS HOUSE BY ODILE DECQ

The multi-awarded French architect and urban planner has designed a luminous cocoon in Carantec, Brittany, for a client suffering from progressive and irreversible loss of sight.  For Odile Decq, “housing should follow people’s lives, not the other way around. This opalescent parallelepiped glass house is a good example. Natural light is at the heart of […]

RADIO HOTEL AND TOWER, MVRDV’S COLORFUL VERTICAL VILLAGE IN FOUR POINTS

This year, the Dutch architecture studio designs its first project in the United States, in New York City’s Upper Manhattan.  Who is MVRDV? Based in Rotterdam, MVRDV was launched by Winy Maas, Jacob van Rijs, and Nathalie de Vries. The goal of this office? To find solutions to contemporary architectural and urban problems. Highlighted by […]

ODE TO MODERNISM

The American studio Woods + Dangaran continues the modernist soul that is so characteristic of California’s cultural identity through seven of their residential projects that sublimate their first monograph. Brett Woods and Joseph Dangaran have established a solid reputation on the Los Angeles architectural scene over the past decade. After studying together at the USC […]

ART VILLA : TROPICAL HOSPITALITY

This magnificent architecture is part of a concept of three singular villas and a tropical pavilion in the heart of the Costa Rican jungle overlooking the Pacific Ocean. Take a guided tour. When an investor wants to create a place where “visitors merge with the surrounding nature, clear their minds, experience luxury and adventure at […]

ETHIOPIA, LAND OF ORIGINS

Cradle of humanity, homeland of the first Christians and gateway to the bowels of the earth, this country of the Horn of Africa is of an exceptional human, cultural, and natural wealth. From its capital, Addis Ababa, heading south means going back a few million years, because it is in the Rift Valley, crossed by […]

A MAGNOLIA IN THE HEART OF A HOUSE IN ECUADOR

Ecuadorian architect Felipe Escudero designed a house for his mother, arranged around a central courtyard that frames a magnolia tree placed in a vegetated patio. “Designing a house for a mother is not only an act of design, it is also an act of love.” With this quote, architect Felipe Escudero invites us into the […]

MINIMALISM AND TRADITION, THE WINNING FORMULA OF THE BÜHELWIRT

Heading to Italy, in the South Tyrol. In the center of St. Jakob or San Giacomo stands a historic hotel that is over 100 years old and rich in heritage. A piece of local history, which has just been given a modern extension, with a look that could not be more different, in tune with […]

FROM THE GARDEN TO THE PLATE

In the grounds of the Château de Saint-Vrain, less than 40 kilometers south of Paris, nestles the Doyenné, a farm, restaurant, and bed and breakfast. This agricultural and gastronomic project was born from the imagination of chefs James Henry and Shaun Kelly, two lovers of nature as much as of cuisine. A look back at […]

THE PALACIO DO GRILO : AN EXPERIENCE OF TASTE AND THEATER

For more than three centuries this unique palace in the world reopens for the first time. The members of this atypical place are real actors and deliver real performances that we discover during the meals. A living theater where you can dine, have lunch, have a drink, and stroll in its salons and gardens. Normally […]

LE MEURICE RETHINKS SUSTAINABLE CUISINE

In Paris, there are many luxury hotels and palaces, but few of them, like Le Meurice, have received an Ecotable label advocating a more responsible and local cuisine.  This year, the restaurant of multi-starred chef Alain Ducasse and his executive chef Amaury Bouhours, located on rue de Rivoli, was privileged to be awarded three macaroons […]