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19Apr 2018



Will Speros •
April 18, 2018


London- and New York-based design firm Martin Brudnizki Design Studio has completed its redesign of the social club Annabel’s in the Mayfair neighborhood of London. Relocated down the block from its original location, the decadent, 26,000-square-foot venue is home to a nightclub, restaurant, cigar lounge, outdoor terrace, and several rooms for work or relaxation.

Guests are welcomed by a pagoda installed beneath the grand Georgian staircase. Plaster panels are painted with imagery of fruit and florals alongside a marble fireplace flanked by two oversized crystal candelabras. The ground floor also houses the main eatery, the Garden Room, which features a pastoral mural by British artist Gary Myatt, while the subterranean nightclub is appointed with glass palm trees as well as a bar with crocodile skin wrapping its face. Animal print fabrics adorn corridor walls, which are punctuated with arched, intimate nooks.

Upstairs, more foliage and Indian scenery are captured in wallcoverings against a backdrop of original moldings and plasterwork. A women’s restroom and powder room embraces the refresh’s floral theme with handmade silk flowers lining the ceiling and blossom-shaped wall lamps that complement gold-framed mirrors and pink onyx sink basins. Annabel’s garden terrace includes a retractable roof for added comfort.

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19Apr 2018



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April 18, 2018



Photos: Downtown Camper by Scandic

Stockholm denizens long avoided Brunkebergstorg. It was only last year that this former red-light district in the center of the city exuded fresh energy with the arrival of rooftop restaurant Tak and the Nordic Choice Hotels At Six and Hobo from London-based Universal Design Studio and Berlin firm Studio Aisslinger, respectively. Joining the fray, the 494-room Downtown Camper by Scandic, which opened across the square this winter, attests to the area’s rebirth as a hub of ingenuity.

Part of the locally based Scandic Hotels portfolio, Downtown Camper is situated within a circa-1970s Brutalist building that Göteborg, Sweden firm Stylt Trampoli “envisioned as an urban resort,” says creative director and founder Erik Nissen Johansen. Providing an alternative to bland business hotels, Johansen adds, the design narrative underscores conviviality: “We asked ourselves, ‘Where do we experience the most social moments?’” This sparked the idea of camping with friends being translated into a city hotel.

First, Stylt Trampoli planted an open fireplace in the middle of Campfire, Downtown Camper’s restaurant and bar. Throughout the space, there is an interplay between the indoors and out, with industrial pipework juxtaposing charring logs, clusters of camping props like thermoses, and greenery sprouting from columns. And the design encourages guests to explore at every turn. In the lobby, for instance, kayaks grace the ceiling and the concrete floor rises and subtly morphs into the reception desk, which is set underneath a massive hammock reminiscent of one found in a breezy treehouse.

Fittingly, natural materials like stone, wood, wool, and cork were embraced. One of the meeting rooms is dominated by a log table, and guestrooms, some of which are spacious co-living suites with common areas, feature oak floors, leather and American walnut headboards, and a brown-heavy palette with pops of orange and blue. Climbing rope, plaid, and nightstands resembling tree stumps playfully hint at camping adventures, while comfortable window seats suggest that staying inside is no less thrilling an escapade—particularly if it also includes a visit to ninth-floor oasis the Nest. Here, softer hues of green and pink set a tone of tranquility for the cocktail lounge, complementing an outdoor heated pool and centerpiece sauna shrouded in nearly 1,000 Aspen tree branches. “One of the most important ingredients of the hotel,” notes Johansen, “is that it feels casual and relaxed.”

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19Apr 2018



Will Speros •
April 18, 2018


The renovation and rebranding of the former Fess Parker hotel into the Hilton Santa Barbara Beachfront Resort is set for completion later this month. Led by Los Angeles-based design firm Atwater Inc Studio, the multimillion-dollar renovation will see upgrades to all 360 guestrooms, which now feature sky blue tones, driftwood-inspired interiors, and private balconies and patios.

F&B options will include the locally inspired concept the Roundhouse; seafood eatery Rodney’s Grill; grab-and-go space Java Del Mar; and the poolside Terraza Del Mar. The bistro-style venue the Set will also open with outdoor firepits and optimal views. More than 40,000 square feet of flexible and newly renovated indoor-outdoor event space will debut onsite as well. The semi-enclosed Plaza Del Sol will frame 180-degree ocean views and include a connecting rotunda, while the Spa del Mar will include a heated outdoor pool and whirlpool, as well as the 24-hour fitness center as well.

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19Apr 2018


This House In Norway Was Designed With Many Opportunities For Views Of The Surrounding Area | CONTEMPORIST

Stinessen Arkitektur have designed a modern house that sits on the Malangen peninsula in Norway, for a family and their visiting friends. #ModernHouse #ModernArchitecture

Photography by Steve King

 

Stinessen Arkitektur have designed a modern house that sits on the Malangen peninsula in Norway, for a family and their visiting friends.

The layout of the home involves several individual volumes connected via in-between spaces and a central winter garden.

 

The layout of this modern house was conceived as several individual volumes connected via in-between spaces and a central winter garden. #Architecture #HouseDesign

Photography by Steve King

A large highlighted wood door guides people inside, where they will find a warm and cozy interior with a fireplace.


A large highlighted wood door guides people inside this modern house, where they will find a warm and cozy interior with a fireplace. #WoodDoor #FrontDoor #CozyInterior

Photography by Steve King

The home has a variety of different spaces inside, the this living room that has a large picture window that perfectly frames the view.


This modern living room has a large picture window that perfectly frames the view. #PictureWindow #LivingRoom

Photography by Steve King

In an other room, there’s a concrete wall with a built-in fireplace, and a large sliding glass door opens to the outdoors.


This modern living room has a concrete wall with a built-in fireplace, and a large sliding glass door opens to the outdoors. #ModernFireplace

Photography by Steve King

Small areas, like the one below, offer a quiet place to relax or play while taking in the views.


This modern house has a small area with a large window, that creates a quiet place to relax or play while taking in the views. #Windows

Photography by Steve King

The home also has a sauna with curved wood seating and relaxing views of the surrounding area.


This modern house has a sauna with curved wood seating and relaxing views of the surrounding area. #ModernSauna #Windows

Photography by Steve King

In the dining room, a long and horizontal pendant light hangs above the dining table, while the windows add natural light to the room.


In this modern dining room, a long and horizontal pendant light hangs above the dining table, while the windows add natural light to the room.  #DiningRoom

Photography by Steve King

The home also has an outdoor dining space with a fireplace and outdoor kitchen.


This modern house has an outdoor dining space with a fireplace and outdoor kitchen. #OutdoorSpace #Deck

Photography by Steve King

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18Apr 2018



Will Speros •
April 17, 2018


MCR and MORSE Development have revealed the highly anticipated model guestroom for the TWA Hotel at John F. Kennedy International Airport in New York. Part of the ongoing promotional campaign for the forthcoming hotel, the guestroom is designed by local architecture firm Stonehill Taylor. Characterized by warm wood elements and brushed brass, the design draws inspiration from the height of Jet Age excitement in 1962.

“We envisioned a refined guest experience in dialogue with Saarinen’s masterpiece, a serene refuge from which to enjoy views onto one of the busiest airports in the world” says Stonehill Taylor principal Michael Suomi. “Ultimately we wanted the TWA room to help create the level of excitement for and pride in aviation that travelers once felt during the rise of the industry.”

Slated to open in spring 2019, the TWA Hotel will feature 512 ultra-quiet guestrooms adorned with a midcentury aesthetic that pays homage to Eero Saarinen’s iconic TWA Flight Center design. Vintage details like Knoll furniture, martini bars, rotary phones, and terrazzo-tiled bathrooms will further perpetuate the theme. Saarinen’s Flight Center will also be restored onsite.

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18Apr 2018



Will Speros •
April 17, 2018


Photography by Brooke Holm

New York-based design firm LOT Architecture has completed the latest outpost of farm-to-table coffee concept Devocion. Located in downtown Brooklyn, New York, the new space is anchored by a jungle-inspired island at its center, which offsets the warm and rustic palette. An abundance of tropical greenery populates the space along with custom furniture and detailing from tiles to cabinetry.

“With this project, as well as with the future Devocion locations under development, we are defining the architectural aesthetic of the expanding brand with certain elements that give life to the unique café concept and its Colombian origin, appearing each time in new formats with a contextual uniqueness, depending on each location’s conditions,” says Leo Trampoukis of LOT. 
“In the case of the downtown Brooklyn location, there is a presence of lush nature, improvised and informal seating moments, a connecting and gathering lounge, a coffee counter that functions as a main pole and a diverse materiality palette of warm but raw elements that include Colombian wood, concrete blocks, tiles, and stone.”

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18Apr 2018



Will Speros •
April 17, 2018


Capella Hotel Group has partnered with China Gezhouba Group Real Estate to launch the Capella Sanya later this year. Slated to open in the final quarter of 2018, the property will arrive along the coast of Bless Bay on Hainan Island.

The Kuala Lumpur-based Jean-Michel Gathy and Bangkok’s Bill Bensley will collaborate on the luxury retreat , drawing inspiration from the adventures of Chinese traders along the Silk Road. Spread across nearly 35 acres, the Capella Sanya will comprise 190 guestrooms, suites, and villas. Accommodations will include executive suites, two- to four-bedroom villas, a presidential suite within the Manor House, and five low-rise mansions for an elevated guest experience. Featured among the onsite amenities will be an authentic Chinese noodle bar and lobby lounge as well as a wellness sanctuary.

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18Apr 2018


The Benedict Canyon Residence By Whipple Russell Architects | CONTEMPORIST

Whipple Russell Architects have designed a modern house that sits within Beverly Hills, California, and has views of the surrounding area. #ModernArchitecture #ModernHouse

Photography by William MacCollum

 

Whipple Russell Architects have designed a modern house in Beverly Hills, California, that has views of the surrounding area.

 

A spiral driveway leads to the house, that required a 10-foot high retaining wall to create a sturdy level pad for building on the empty lot.

Whipple Russell Architects have designed a modern house that sits within Beverly Hills, California, and has views of the surrounding area. #ModernHouse #ModernArchitecture

Photography by William MacCollum

Upon arrive to the house, on the left is a set of stairs that are positioned over a reflecting pool and lead to a photography studio and a gallery space, suitable for hanging the home owner’s large art projects.

Wide horizontal pavers guide guests to the front door of the house, that’s reached by steps surrounded by water. Beside the water feature is a chiseled marble ledger stone wall.


Wide horizontal pavers guide guests to the front door of this modern house, that's reached by steps surrounded by water. Beside the water feature is a chiseled marble ledger stone wall. #ModernHouse #ModernLandscaping

Photography by William MacCollum

The large center-pivot front door opens to reveal the dramatic foyer,


The large center-pivot front door opens to reveal the dramatic double-height foyer of this modern house. #PivotingDoor #Foyer

Photography by William MacCollum

An olive tree lives in the foyer, with the help of grow lights, and off the the side, is a formal dining room.


This modern house has an olive tree that lives in the foyer, with the help of grow lights, and off the the side, is a formal dining room. #DiningRoom #OliveTree

Photography by William MacCollum

Large earth toned porcelain tiles flow smoothly down three steps and into the living area that’s lined with a series of wall-sized glass pocket doors.


Large earth toned porcelain tiles flow smoothly down three steps and into this modern living area that's lined with a series of wall-sized glass pocket doors. #ModernLivingRoom #Fireplace #Windows

Photography by William MacCollum

In the kitchen, Dekton Quartz has been used for the counters and island, while the cabinets are made from Italian walnut and Wenge wood. The custom kitchen dining table that joins the island is made from Calcutta porcelain, with built-in Yakiniku grills, imported from Japan.


In this modern kitchen, Dekton Quartz has been used for the counters and island, while the cabinets are made from Italian walnut and Wenge wood. The custom kitchen dining table that joins the island is made from Calcutta porcelain, with built-in Yakiniku grills, imported from Japan. #ModernKitchen

Photography by William MacCollum

The living areas of the home, as well as a few bedrooms, all open up to the deck, the backyard with a fireplace, and a swimming pool.


The living areas of this modern house, as well as a few bedrooms, all open up to the deck, the backyard with a fireplace, and a swimming pool. #SwimmingPool #ModernHouse

Photography by William MacCollum

Back inside, there’s another living room with curved couches and a wall of built-in wood shelving.


This contemporary living room has curved couches and a wall of built-in wood shelving. #CurvedCouch #Shelving

Photography by William MacCollum

Stairs with a glass and metal handrail follow the wall and lead up to the second floor of the home.


Stairs with a glass and metal handrail follow the wall and lead up to the second floor of this modern home. #ModernStairs

Photography by William MacCollum

Upstairs, there’s the master bedroom suite that has an indoor/outdoor gray, stacked-stone fireplace that also heats the terrace outside. The ceiling features solid walnut planks, while the flooring is custom stained 10-inch oak flooring.


This modern master bedroom suite has an indoor/outdoor gray, stacked-stone fireplace that also heats the terrace outside. The ceiling features solid walnut planks, while the flooring is custom stained 10-inch oak flooring. #MasterBedroom #Fireplace

Photography by William MacCollum

In the master bathroom, there’s a freestanding bath that sits beside the window, as well as a glass enclosed Carrara marble shower and quartz counters.


In this modern master bathroom, there's a freestanding bath that sits beside the window, as well as a glass enclosed Carrara marble shower and quartz counters. #MasterBathroom #ModernBathroom

Photography by William MacCollum | Architect: Marc Whipple AIA | Project Manager: Jeremy Maines | General Contractor: Barry Chase, CMF Homebuilders | Interior Designer: Linda Dahan

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17Apr 2018


Cashmere is a project designed by Musa Studio covers an area of 80 sq m and is located in Chișinău, Moldova.

“Designing this apartment we’d intended to create a bright and elegant space, lit by natural light. The overall colour scheme is soft and calm with a couple of grey tones, which make it look more sophisticated. We’ve opted for natural materials, such as wood, marble and metal accents. The chevron parquet used all over the floor and on some walls gives this apartment a touch of Parisian chic. This feeling is also enhanced by the wall moldings and ceiling medallion in the bedroom. There is a kind of “hide and seek” game provided by the wooden panels, as sometimes they are part of furniture, other times they hide doors, as, for example, the laundry door. We’ve designed an open floor plan for the public zone which consists of living, kitchen and dining area. Also, day zone includes a work place. This open-space is visually isolated from the entrance zone by a composition of several wooden closets, so they play a functional and, also an aesthetical role. The common area is situated in the middle of the apartment, while the private zones are located sideways. So, there is a master bedroom with a walk-in closet and a private bathroom. On the other side there is kids room, laundry and a bathroom. The kids room provides personal desks and closets to each child, and a two-levelled bed. Common bathroom is equipped with a bath tube and decorated with a geometrical pattern on a side wall. All the laundry stuff is in a separated laundry room, which, we consider to be a practical feature.”

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