From the outside, we see a traditional brick townhouse with all that Copenhagen offers. Its four level vertical stretched structure consists of decorative brick opening window details, which also define its robustness and traditional character. This is what the clients initially fell in love with, visualising their interior design contrasts and the relationship between them.
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The SkyHouse slide and library. Copyright David Hotson
The SkyHouse takes a century-old skyscraper and turns its upper floors into a playful residential dream
Many of us dream of the house we would like to build, though, in reality, few of us realise these imagined residencies, and often settle for some kind of period conversion. The SkyHouse, a new penthouse apartment in the American Tract Society Building in Manhattan certainly is a conversion; the tower was constructed in 1896, and this crowning apartment occupies the highest floor of the block, as well as a three-storey hipped-roof tower, which tops the building off. However, few of us could imagine living here, even in our wildest dreams.
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On a hillside rising high above a lagoon that flows into the Atlantic Ocean, the House in Rainha takes claim to two rectangular volumes constructed of concrete and glass. Brussels based architecture firm AABE designed the residence, which functions as the holiday home for a family who enjoys escaping the city for relaxing weekend getaways.
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In Mexico it was nominated as one of the 54 “Magic Cities”. Only 31 miles from the chaotic capital, Tepoztlan has been the destination of poets, artists and musicians for years. In the peaceful mounts and forests that surround it, the myth states that 1200 years ago was born Quetzalcoatl, the Feathered Serpent god worshipped in pre-Columbian Mexico.
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The architecture firm Bercy Chen Studio has completed a work of wild sculptural architecture on the banks of the Colorado River. It is a work of both contrast and harmony, two philosophies in design that rarely happen in the same place.
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Amager Beach Park has been one of the largest urban recreational development projects, close to the city centre of Copenhagen. The beach park has transformed the coastal landscape of the city and the island of Amager facing the Sound. The new Amager Beach is designed to be a very special place in the city: a large-scale landscape that provides a contrast to the density of the Copenhagen waterfront. The open sky and wide horizon offer unique experiences. Wind and weather are clearly present. Aircraft flying to and from Copenhagen Airport and ships sailing through the Sound show Copenhagen’s status as a major hub in Scandinavia.
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Water is the most pure existing source, which through design has also been considered a luxury product. It is probably the only product, which is a survival necessity and has been incorporated in many forms to express each person’s lifestyle choice. There are multiple water brands and bottles that say a lot about you. Which water bottle do you carry walking in to the gym? What brand do you have on your dinner table?
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