The “L House” in Buenos Aires, Argentina designed by architects Mathias Klotz and Egdar Minond is a modernist concrete house that is simple yet timeless. The indoor living space connects with the outside with the use of wood, glass, steel, concrete and limestone. Everything comes together with understated modernist elegance.
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Mamilla Hotel is an intimate and elegant sanctuary with views of the Old City Walls in the heart of Jerusalem, Israel. The exterior architecture by Moshe Safdie uses Jerusalem Stone as required by municipal law to maintain the aesthetic traditions of the city. With nearby Alrov Mamilla Avenue and historic buildings, the hotel rises out of the network of alleys which connect the old walled city and the new Jerusalem. The interior design by Piero Lissoni is retro-modern which blends in seamlessly with Safdie’s modern classic architecture.
These elegant indoor swimming pools are enhanced by beautiful murals. The architectural columns serve as part of the sceneries.
This 8,300 sq. ft. luxury penthouse apartment in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania was designed to showcase the owners’ art collection. This urban gallery by Cecil Baker + Partners has a sophisticated soft modern design. The large floor to ceiling glass windows take full advantage of the panoramic city views for the ultimate urban experience.
This cozy old wooden house in the Majorna area in Gothenburg, Sweden has been renovated to include a mix and match of antique and IKEA furnishings. The stylish kitchen unit from IKEA is highlighted with an attractive yellow accent. The open stairs and space between floors maybe a challenge for some, but the simplicity of the design is appealing.
Amangiri is located in the dramatic landscape of Canyon Point, Utah in the region known as the Four Corners where the states of Utah, Colorado, New Mexico and Arizona meet. This stunning resort hotel with deep canyons and towering plateaus in the backdrop occupies 600 acres of land in a valley near the Grand Staircase – Escalante National Monument. From the Pavilion at the centre of the resort, one can enjoy sweeping views of colourful rock formations. The interior design of the rooms uses white stone floors and concrete walls to echo the natural stone in the area. There is a rustic softness of light colour palette that blends in with the surrounding environment.
From stunning high-backed shelter sofas to classic revival designs, these interesting sofas by Christopher Guy are show-stopping pieces that will enhance the look of any living room. The modern back-to-back seats, French Regency semi-domed love seats and delightful S-shaped seats with fine mahogany bring elegance and sophistication to these high-end furnishings.
The M. H. de Young Memorial Museum in San Francisco, California is a fine arts museum first opened in 1895. Earthquakes have damaged the original building, and in 2005, a new structure was completed by Herzog & de Meuron. A twisting tower in the shape of an inverted pyramid is the most distinctive feature of its exterior. Located in Golden Gate Park, the new museum is sensitive to its natural setting. Landscaped gardens by Walter Hood harmonized the surroundings. In the Barbro Osher Sculpture Garden, a 21-foot safety pin adds an artistic element to this interesting property.