Situated on the European bank of the Bosphorus, the Four Seasons Hotel in Istanbul, Turkey is an eclectic blend of 19th-century grandness and fresh contemporary elegance. The interior design by Istanbul firm Metex Design Group is bright and airy, with Ottoman period design details and contemporary furnishings. The lavish marble bathrooms with wooden vanity and deep soaking tub provide exquisite luxury for this waterfront palace.
Yellow and Green set against black & white background and patterns is the theme of these bedroom and bathroom suites. The smartly contrasting colours give the rooms a very contemporary and elegant feel without overusing colours.
Situated in the heart of Dubai, the tallest man-made structure in the world, designed by architect Adrian Smith, stands as 828 meters (2,717 ft.). The design of Burj Khalifa is inspired by patterning systems in Islamic architecture. The cross section of the tower decreases as the tower rises in height. The tower is the centre for offices, hotel, shopping, dining, entertainment and luxury residences.
Dutch designer Tord Boontje decided to go green with style and developed this series of glassware — tranSglass — from recycled bottles. Empty bottles become vases and candleholders. A diagonally-cut bottle is turned into a jug. The bottom half of beer bottles become drinking glasses.
Situated on Clifton Beach in the suburb of Cape Town, South Africa, the Victoria 50 apartments take full advantage of the ocean view. The interiors have plenty of natural light and the outdoor terraces are fully utilized for entertainment and viewing sunsets. Designed by Stefan Antoni Olmesdahl Truen Architects (SAOTA), these luxury apartments reflect the best of contemporary coastal living.
Interior design firm Hennings Börn Interiors was commissioned to design a newly built villa in Blankenese, a suburb of Hamburg, Germany. The white villa has a total of five stories. The neo-classical style of the villa calls for an interior that is modern yet still in keeping with the architecture.
Architecture firm Assembledge took a 900 square feet house in the Silver Lake area of Los Angeles that was about to be condemned, and turned it into a modern sanctuary. The open floor plan makes the house feel much bigger. The simple yet contemporary decor creates a relaxed environment despite its small space.