L’Hotel Notre-Dame secondo Lacroix
You could almost catch sight of the hump-backed Quasimodo wandering among the cathedral’s bell-towers from the windows of Hotel Notre-Dame. A hint of Victor Hugo? It is impossible not to let your imagination run wild from such a charming position.
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Photo © Willem Rethmeier
Creating a functional family home in Sydney’s Paddington, MCK Architects also had the opportunity to re-imagine what ‘heritage’ means in today’s world.
It seems we’ve had the opportunity to review a number of renovations of existing inner-city homes lately – thinking of last week’s Haines House in Newtown, the Cerise House and the Surry Hills Terrace. Well, this week we’ve got a house that struggled to evolve into a 21st Century home, re-imagining the meaning of ‘heritage’.
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Every company should have a courtyard like this for employees. Oh well… only in our dreams.
Fashion designer Elie Tahari hired MVVA to add a soothing landscape to a windowless suburban “box” he was renovating to relocate 300 warehouse and accounting staff. Mr. Tahari’s work spaces in New York City are renowned for their sensuous materials and unusual uses of landscape; he sought to recreate that feel in an otherwise hostile suburban building.
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Not far off the Pacific coast in the Costa Rican jungle, a community has taken to the trees to craft a new, sustainable life off the grid and away from urbanity. Finca Bellavista is a community of long-term residents and travel guests housed in a network of tree houses built right into the rain forest canopy. Perched above the forest floor, these tree houses are connected by zip lines and sky bridges, accessible by stairs and ladders from the ground level.
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Photo © Fernando Gomulya
Wallpaper*のインタラクティブ フロアプラン… 便利なもんやね。
Designed by ID-EA, headed up by Elsye Alam, this house is not only a comfortable and elegant family home but a highly functional and inventive one too. Built for the Los Angeles-based designer’s family in Jakarta, Indonesia, the Alam Residence hosts two generations and three households in a single three-storey building.
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In modern day architecture a growing number of houses are constructed of concrete, despite the quantity, to some concrete seems like an impersonal construction material which portrays an element of remoteness and coldness. Concrete House II by A-Cero Architectural Studio is here to persuade those hard to convince that a modern concrete residence can be a warm, welcoming residence with everything that every resident could ever dream of wanting.
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