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NJF Design creates thatched resort surrounded by dunes in Mozambique

December 24, 2021 Dan Howarth 0
Kisawa Sanctuary by NJF Design

Thatched beachfront bungalows overlook the Indian Ocean from this hotel named Kisawa Sanctuary in Mozambique, which was built in tandem with a marine conservation centre. The Kisawa Sanctuary occupies 300 hectares of forest, dunes and beachfront on the southern tip of Benguerra Island, which lies 14 kilometres from the Mozambique mainland. It is the first hospitality

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Laurent Taïeb transforms Louvre Post Office into Hôtel Madame Rêve in Paris

December 17, 2021 Dan Howarth 0
Bedroom at Hotel Madame Reve

A luxury hotel with sweeping views across the rooftops of Paris has been built within a historic building close to the Louvre that once served as a post office. Under the creative direction of hotelier Laurent Taïeb, the opening of the Hôtel Madame Rêve follows nine years of renovation work inside the Louvre Post Office

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OG House by Omar Gandhi Architect features cedar cladding and oak interiors

December 12, 2021 Dan Howarth 0
Rear facade of OG House

The founder of Canadian studio Omar Gandhi Architect has built a brick and cedar-clad home for himself and his family in Halifax, Nova Scotia, with interiors lined in white oak. The house for Omar Gandhi, his partner and their son is located in the historic North End of the city, and was built on a

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OMA inserts trio of “monumental” staircases into POST Houston cultural and retail venue

November 26, 2021 Dan Howarth 0
X-shaped staircases inside POST Houston

Architecture studio OMA has completed the first phase of transforming a US Postal Service building into a multi-purpose destination in downtown Houston. The public areas at POST Houston opened on 13 November 2021 within a 500,000-square-foot (46,450-square-metre) concrete mail-sorting warehouse and office building, which was used by USPS until 2015. The huge structure was built in

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Civilian reorganises Bed-Stuy Townhouse to create family-friendly layout

November 22, 2021 Dan Howarth 0
View through millwork block from kitchen to living room

The founders of Brooklyn studio Civilian have renovated a historic townhouse for themselves and their young family, rearranging the layout and adding contemporary elements for optimum functionality. Nicko Elliott and Ksenia Kagner, who founded Civilian in 2018, overhauled the three-storey building in the Brooklyn neighbourhood of Bedford-Stuyvesant, often shortened to Bed-Stuy. They now occupy the

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Omar Gandhi creates accessible viewpoint at Peggy’s Cove lighthouse

November 20, 2021 Dan Howarth 0
Peggy's Cove viewpoint seen from below

Visitors to a lighthouse in Nova Scotia can appreciate the historic structure from a new vantage point designed by Canadian studio Omar Gandhi Architect to be fully accessible. The firm was asked to improve the infrastructure for tourists that visit Peggy’s Cove, a small coastal community on the eastern shore of St Margaret’s Bay near Halifax.

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MAD Architects reveals Denver tower with 10-storey “landscaped rift”

November 11, 2021 Dan Howarth 0
One River North rendering

Chinese studio MAD Architects has unveiled the design of a residential tower in Colorado with a canyon cutting through its form, nodding to the state’s dramatic topography. Work has commenced on the 16-storey One River North, a residential tower located in the River North (RiNo) neighbourhood of central Denver. The glass-clad structure’s most prominent feature

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Tiny home village by Lehrer Architects provides temporary shelter for LA’s homeless

November 9, 2021 Dan Howarth 0
Pink-sided units at Whitsett West Tiny Home Village

Local studio Lehrer Architects has built a community of brightly coloured tiny houses on a narrow strip in Los Angeles for the city’s homeless residents. The Whitsett West Tiny Home Village occupies an oddly shaped stretch of land in North Hollywood, measuring a quarter of a mile long and only 20 feet (six metres) wide

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OMA reveals design galleries at renovated Denver Art Museum

October 29, 2021 Dan Howarth 0
Design Gallery at Denver Art Museum

The New York office of architecture firm OMA has designed galleries and a studio inside Gio Ponti’s Denver Art Museum, which recently underwent a major redevelopment. As part of the project OMA designed 11,500 square feet (1,068 square metres) of new and renovated galleries inside Ponti’s 1971 Martin Building, as well as a studio space.

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Ole Scheeren’s Fifteen Fifteen skyscraper in Vancouver moves forward

October 22, 2021 Dan Howarth 0
Fifteen Fifteen tower proposed for Vancouver

Büro Ole Scheeren’s residential Fifteen Fifteen skyscraper in Vancouver, which will have a distinctive form with numerous stacked boxy volumes, has taken a step closer to reality as apartment pre-sales begin. Sales will open in November 2021 for apartments in the proposed 42-storey Fifteen Fifteen residential tower at 1515 Alberni Street in the Coal Harbour neighbourhood. Developers Bosa Properties and

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