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THE PADDINGTON X2 HOUSE

Photo © Willem Rethmeier
 
 
なんっちゅうことはないんやけど、ちょっとええ感じやな。

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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Patrick Roger: Sugar Daddy

Photo © Estelle Hanania
 

The French Chocolatier Puts a Provocative Spin On Valentine’s Day

“I eat between 40 and 60 chocolates a day,” confesses Patrick Roger, the Vendôme-born chocolate artist. “Am I sick of it? Of course not. It’s like being in love—do you ever get sick of it?” Passion equals success for Roger. In addition to his Saint-Germain-des-Prés outpost, where NOWNESS photographed the artist, he has seven boutiques throughout France, and one opening in London in 2012.
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Tahari Courtyards by Michael Van Valkenburgh Associates (2003)

 

 

via Landezine
 
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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Finca Bellavista, Costa Rica

via TheCoolist
 
なんかぶらさがっとるんとちゃうか?

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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El Garzón: Languid Vacation

Photo © Gemma Ingalls
 

Francis Mallmann’s Uruguayan Hotel is a Calm Culinary Paradise

Chef Francis Mallmann’s move to Uruguay’s rustic Garzón has transformed the one-time ghost town into a jetset hideaway. In 2004, the acclaimed Latin American culinary talent eschewed the glitz of his 1884 and Los Negros establishments (located in Mendoza and José Ignacio, respectively) to open El Garzón, a boutique hotel and epicurean restaurant.
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Alam Residence, Jakarta

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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