Located in the city-center of Maastricht, this renovated 15th century monastery of the Crutched Friars offers you a breathtaking synthesis of a veritable Gothic exterior with a sleek, dressed-down modern interior. Many innovative solutions for structural challenges (e.g. a glass elevator connecting the church to the monastery area) only confirm the notion that the sobriety of modern style forms a perfect match for a late-medieval architectural expression of religious virtue.
Kruisherenhotel, Maastricht, The Netherlands, Chateau Hotels
Gaya, a new fireplace collection from Safretti. This wall mounted fireplace can be a focus for your room, and you can take it with you when you move.
Gaya, by Roderick Vos, for Safretti
Everybody deserves to work in an office like this. Located within a 1961 Charles Luckman building in downtown Beverly Hills, this interiors project consists of 63,000 sf of offices for nearly 200 people and an 80 seat screening room. Endeavor is the third largest talent agency in the world and the company represents a wide range of writers, directors, and actors including Martin Scorsese and Paul Thomas Anderson. The main premise of the open office space was to allow for daylight to reach into the assistant’s area. The sectional raise toward the perimeter and a band of clerestory glass creates natural lighting conditions that significantly enhances work life and the collective spirit of the agency.
Endeavor Office, Los Angeles, USA by NMDA
Door Handle 4928, by Buchegger, Denoth, Feichtner GmbH, for FSB
Light in Design, the B3 system by bulthaup is the measure of all kitchens; by focusing on ergonomics, task management and keeping it utilitarian, the visual aesthetics are not compromised here. The entire kitchen “floats” by using a supporting frame inside the wall that can bear up to one ton in weight per meter. This is ideal for architects and designers, providing them with an unprecedented level of freedom in design and the efficient use of space. The range of accessories and the way in which spices, tools and even cleaning supplies are tucked away compliment the design. You may never dine out again!
Bulthaup B3 Kitchen, by Herbert H. Schultes, for Bulthaup
The new D&G headquarters in Milan contains the showrooms for the collections, offices, a restaurant and a series of image spaces. Two buildings dating back to the 1920s and the 1960s, facing three streets, are combined in a complex with five floors above ground. The project is based on an architectural principle of great rigor, with the use of natural materials like white Namibia stone, glass and unfinished steel sheet.
Dolce & Gabbana Headquarters, by Studio Piuarch
Alexander McQueen flagship shop is located on Melrose Avenue and is the latest in a recent expansion by McQueen, which has seen William Russell designed stores opening in Las Vegas, Moscow, Bahrain, Osaka and Vilnius.
Visitors to the store are greeted by the feet and legs of a large sculpture by Robert Bryce Muir, entitled ‘Angel of the Americas’, suspended through a skylight above the entrance. With his head and shoulders outside the store, the figure appears to be levitating.
Photos by Benny Chan
Be it mini bathroom or guest WC, in tiny areas there is no need to do without functional design. Now, Alape has added two new models to its range of tiny wash areas. XS has a rectangular basin, XXS is oval shaped. The basin, which in relation to its size is particularly deep, offers enough room for the user to wash his hands and a concealed opening on the left or right side panel; unexpected storage space for toiletries or guest towels.
XS, XXS, by Alape