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  • The SIDE 5-star hotel in Germany opened its doors in the heart of Hamburg on 26 April 2001, it is situated in the immediate vicinity of the opera house, theatres and shops, a main line train station, trade fair and business district. More than three years were needed for the planning and construction of this […]


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  • A little shop of shoes, a original staging for a creative arrangement of feet. Location: 34 rue des martyrs, Paris, France Architect: Olivier Chabaud Architecte Program: concept store shoes Project owner: ROXAN Surface: 30 m² Calendar delivery: march 2014 Photo crédit: Philippe Harden


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In the 18th century, the word ‘hotel’ defined, at first, the official address of the King of France. The term was later extended to describe the aristocrats’ houses and became a synonym for a large private residence which stood out in the neighboring area. A common practice among elite members was to rent its pied-a-terre […]


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It takes the oft-seen tent as prototype in earthquake zone. The exterior is mortared in a way widely applied in Chinese urban areas, while the interior wall is painted with the girl’s favorite color pink, with remaining items of her short life hung on the wall. Light penetrates down from the round skylight, making this tiny […]


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On the 5th floor of a Parisian 19th century housing building, an apartment is entirely re-designed to make a home for an art lover. Initially partitioned into a series of small rooms, the dwelling space is now wide open, emphasizing the east/west orientation axis that allows natural light to spread in all day long from […]


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The Berlin-based duo experimented with creating an elongated shell of two bent sheet metal layers for a thin LED strip – and so CLARK was born. Light is reflected by a smooth white surface and shines on the wall to fade softly toward the ceiling and floor. Its pleasant light dispersion and elegance, without blinding […]


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