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02Jul 2020


Vail, Colorado, a luxury ski destination in North America, is the setting for this exquisite modern estate. Apogee House is listed by Sotheby’s as a one of a kind residence, a personal ski retreat located on Vail Mountain with easy access to the amenities of Vail Village. The house also boasts its own 75-foot long heated lap pool, which has a stunning suspended glass bottom design and exceptional Gore Range views. There are more than 6,500 square feet of outdoor heated decks spread across different levels. Inside of the private holiday home there are 6 bedrooms, 7 full bathrooms, 2 half baths, a spa with a waterfall, and a freestanding elevator with a glass ceiling.

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30Jun 2020



Michael Webb • Photography by Zhu Hai and Qui Xin •
June 29, 2020

A walled garden, reflecting pools, and winding paths separate the hotel from the bustling city beyond

Xi’an was the cradle of Chinese civilization, and the Hualuxe Xi’an Hi-Tech Zone hotel—the latest member of InterContinental Hotels Group’s (IHG) luxury brand specifically tailored for the Chinese market—channels the spirit of the ancient capital. It was here that the Qin Emperor ruled over the land he united two millennia ago, commissioning an army of terracotta soldiers to guard his own tomb.

Other dynasties prized this central location, but the new, modernized zone extends far beyond the walled city, and its factories and corporate towers look forward rather than back. To respond to the changing landscape, Hong Kong-based Cheng Chung Design’s (CCD) approach led to a hotel that subtly abstracts Chinese design at the peak of its refinement.

A walled garden with reflecting pools, bamboo, and winding paths shields the hotel from the bustle of the city beyond. “We took Tang Dynasty architecture of the seventh century as inspiration and used modern design techniques to express its order and beauty,” says CCD principal Joe Cheng. “The entry doors and their colored bolts were based on the ancient city gates of Xi’an.” Beyond the pine trees, bamboo groves, and transparent glass bricks, the soaring lobby captures the symmetry and serenity of emperors’ palaces, which culminated in the Forbidden City of Beijing.

The hotel entrance is framed by hollowed-out gray stone walls for an added element of privacy

In contrast to clichéd golden dragons and tasseled red curtains that marked the centuries of decline, the architects have conjured the purity and strength of an era when China was the center of the world and Xi’an its most populous city. Surface ornament has no place in this palace: Dark tones and meticulous details combine with handsome proportions to achieve a Miesian grandeur.

Subtle Chinese references are found throughout. In all-day dining option Luxe Gathering, for instance, staggered brickwork suggests mortice and tenon joints of traditional cabinetry and the ancient Xi’an City Wall. Meanwhile, at the entrance to Chinese restaurant Cai Feng Lou, laser-engraved panels of acrylic and gauze evoke views of the undulating palace roofs. Inside, the refined design is informed by the phoenix, the mythical bird that symbolizes high virtue and grace.

The soaring lobby captures the symmetry and serenity of emperors’ palaces during the Tang Dynasty

Elsewhere, furniture takes cues from traditional models. “Baxianzhou, a square table for eight [people], was an indispensable feature of formal receptions,” says Cheng. “Here, we used them as reception desks, and our floor lamps were inspired by ancient lanterns.” Further, ceramics and incense holders are displayed on shelves as a reminder of Tang artistry.

The 108 residentially inspired guestrooms are similarly subdued, employing light and dark tones accented with red and blue hues, natural woods and fabrics, and understated textures. “Hualuxe is an expression of luxury, yet humble and unassuming,” says design manager Li Zhi, who oversaw construction. “It’s a worthy flagship for the IHG brand.”

Stately doors mark the entrance to Luxe; Cai Feng Lou Chinese restaurant sports a refined palette

The restrained interiors, including the lobby bar, unite dark tones, stone, and wood

Dark hues continue in the residentially inspired guestrooms and corridors

This article originally appeared in HD’s June 2020 issue.

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June 22, 2020

Motivo’s Madre collection of chairs and tables creates a signature look in settings with multiple seating requirements. With a tight seat and back, the barstool features a polished chrome foot rail.

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29Jun 2020


House CG is a project designed by Pedro Henrique Arquiteto. A place, that arises from an elevated plan in relation to the street, and opens itself onto a field, is defined by the large trees that give us visual sensations, experienced as a result of the various colour palettes that each season brings. Photography by Ivo Tavares Studio.

Casa Arrifana em Santa Maria da Feira do atelier Pedro Henrique Arquitecto com fotografia de Arquitectura Ivo Tavares Studio

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Casa Arrifana em Santa Maria da Feira do atelier Pedro Henrique Arquitecto com fotografia de Arquitectura Ivo Tavares Studio

Casa Arrifana em Santa Maria da Feira do atelier Pedro Henrique Arquitecto com fotografia de Arquitectura Ivo Tavares Studio

Casa Arrifana em Santa Maria da Feira do atelier Pedro Henrique Arquitecto com fotografia de Arquitectura Ivo Tavares Studio

Casa Arrifana em Santa Maria da Feira do atelier Pedro Henrique Arquitecto com fotografia de Arquitectura Ivo Tavares Studio

Casa Arrifana em Santa Maria da Feira do atelier Pedro Henrique Arquitecto com fotografia de Arquitectura Ivo Tavares Studio

Casa Arrifana em Santa Maria da Feira do atelier Pedro Henrique Arquitecto com fotografia de Arquitectura Ivo Tavares Studio

Casa Arrifana em Santa Maria da Feira do atelier Pedro Henrique Arquitecto com fotografia de Arquitectura Ivo Tavares Studio

Casa Arrifana em Santa Maria da Feira do atelier Pedro Henrique Arquitecto com fotografia de Arquitectura Ivo Tavares Studio

Casa Arrifana em Santa Maria da Feira do atelier Pedro Henrique Arquitecto com fotografia de Arquitectura Ivo Tavares Studio

Casa Arrifana em Santa Maria da Feira do atelier Pedro Henrique Arquitecto com fotografia de Arquitectura Ivo Tavares Studio

Casa Arrifana em Santa Maria da Feira do atelier Pedro Henrique Arquitecto com fotografia de Arquitectura Ivo Tavares Studio

Casa Arrifana em Santa Maria da Feira do atelier Pedro Henrique Arquitecto com fotografia de Arquitectura Ivo Tavares Studio

Casa Arrifana em Santa Maria da Feira do atelier Pedro Henrique Arquitecto com fotografia de Arquitectura Ivo Tavares Studio

Casa Arrifana em Santa Maria da Feira do atelier Pedro Henrique Arquitecto com fotografia de Arquitectura Ivo Tavares Studio

Casa Arrifana em Santa Maria da Feira do atelier Pedro Henrique Arquitecto com fotografia de Arquitectura Ivo Tavares Studio

Casa Arrifana em Santa Maria da Feira do atelier Pedro Henrique Arquitecto com fotografia de Arquitectura Ivo Tavares Studio

Casa Arrifana em Santa Maria da Feira do atelier Pedro Henrique Arquitecto com fotografia de Arquitectura Ivo Tavares Studio

Casa Arrifana em Santa Maria da Feira do atelier Pedro Henrique Arquitecto com fotografia de Arquitectura Ivo Tavares Studio

Casa Arrifana em Santa Maria da Feira do atelier Pedro Henrique Arquitecto com fotografia de Arquitectura Ivo Tavares Studio

Casa Arrifana em Santa Maria da Feira do atelier Pedro Henrique Arquitecto com fotografia de Arquitectura Ivo Tavares Studio

Casa Arrifana em Santa Maria da Feira do atelier Pedro Henrique Arquitecto com fotografia de Arquitectura Ivo Tavares Studio

Casa Arrifana em Santa Maria da Feira do atelier Pedro Henrique Arquitecto com fotografia de Arquitectura Ivo Tavares Studio

Casa Arrifana em Santa Maria da Feira do atelier Pedro Henrique Arquitecto com fotografia de Arquitectura Ivo Tavares Studio

Casa Arrifana em Santa Maria da Feira do atelier Pedro Henrique Arquitecto com fotografia de Arquitectura Ivo Tavares Studio

Casa Arrifana em Santa Maria da Feira do atelier Pedro Henrique Arquitecto com fotografia de Arquitectura Ivo Tavares Studio

Casa Arrifana em Santa Maria da Feira do atelier Pedro Henrique Arquitecto com fotografia de Arquitectura Ivo Tavares Studio

Casa Arrifana em Santa Maria da Feira do atelier Pedro Henrique Arquitecto com fotografia de Arquitectura Ivo Tavares Studio

Casa Arrifana em Santa Maria da Feira do atelier Pedro Henrique Arquitecto com fotografia de Arquitectura Ivo Tavares Studio

Casa Arrifana em Santa Maria da Feira do atelier Pedro Henrique Arquitecto com fotografia de Arquitectura Ivo Tavares Studio

Casa Arrifana em Santa Maria da Feira do atelier Pedro Henrique Arquitecto com fotografia de Arquitectura Ivo Tavares Studio

Casa Arrifana em Santa Maria da Feira do atelier Pedro Henrique Arquitecto com fotografia de Arquitectura Ivo Tavares Studio

Casa Arrifana em Santa Maria da Feira do atelier Pedro Henrique Arquitecto com fotografia de Arquitectura Ivo Tavares Studio

Casa Arrifana em Santa Maria da Feira do atelier Pedro Henrique Arquitecto com fotografia de Arquitectura Ivo Tavares Studio

Casa Arrifana em Santa Maria da Feira do atelier Pedro Henrique Arquitecto com fotografia de Arquitectura Ivo Tavares Studio

Casa Arrifana em Santa Maria da Feira do atelier Pedro Henrique Arquitecto com fotografia de Arquitectura Ivo Tavares Studio

A set of volumes draw the house that embodies a recognisable archetype and divides the intimate and social area, separating the bedrooms from the kitchen and living rooms.
These volumes are organised in different orientations in search of the best relationship between them, and each other with the outside.
The contrast between the raw concrete facades and the interior of the house creates an intimate tactile sensation, experienced through the patios, the skylights and the stairs.
The social area extends to the outside and to the upper floor, creating a variety of living spaces and proximity to the householders.
The intimate area, on the other hand, confines a covered outdoor space providing privacy and allowing, simultaneously, natural light to flood the interior.
In order to intensify the relationship with nature, the house evokes the simplicity and sobriety that characterises the surroundings.

Office: PEDRO HENRIQUE ARQUITETO
Architects: Pedro Henrique
Interior Designer: Ana Guedes
Collaborator: Mário Alves
Location: Arrifana, Santa Maria da Feira; Portugal
Conclusion year: 2010
Build Area (m2): 420 m2
Client: Private
Photographer: Ivo Tavares Studio

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28Jun 2020


June 22, 2020

Available in matte and glossy finishes, Ragno’s Maiora Marble Effect series has added two new colors: Paonazzetto is inspired by the Carrara marble of its namesake and Bianco Extra is a selection of Statuario marble.

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