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Marcio Kogan

“One of the main goals of our project was to hide it,” the renowned Brazilian architect tells us of Patina Maldives, Fari Islands.

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Jeddah’s New Creative Spirit

The recently opened House Hotel Jeddah City Yard is a one-stop destination for the creative community and a fascinating starting point to modern Saudi Arabia.

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Six Wineries Making Grand Statements

Stunning structures in Europe that reimagine the aesthetics of a winery and enhance the symbiotic relationship between man, nature, and architecture.

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Akinori Kanao & Seiichiro Takeuchi

Seiichiro Takeuchi and Akinori Kanao—the architect and director behind Node Kyoto, respectively—have drawn upon diversity to build something greater than a hotel. They’ve founded a cultural clubhouse where disparate ideas interact.

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The Design Diaries — Max von Werz

Born in Montreal, raised in New York and Munich, trained in London, and based in Mexico City, Max von Werz—the architect behind Mexico’s Baja Club—is a student of the world.

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Mario Plasencia

This fearlessly creative man from Mexico is anything but common—he shapes images and builds dreams that always take into account the bigger picture.

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Palma’s New Brand of Scandinavian Cool

Opening this June, Concepció by Nobis brings together the Scandinavian cool of Swedish architecture firm Wingårdhs with the warm Mediterranean feel of local artisanship in Palma de Mallorca.

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The Technicolor Corners of Barragán’s Mexico City

We take you on an architectural pilgrimage of five of Luis Barragán’s most iconic works in Mexico City. One of the most famous architects of the 20th century, his projects were underlined by bold colors, a local vernacular expressed in a universal language, wild gardens of Eden, and emotive architecture through the play of light and shadow.

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Once in a Lifetime in Wicker Park

A walk through Chicago's storied Wicker Park neighborhood, also home to The Robey.

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The Design Diaries — Marcio Kogan

Considered one of the most important contemporary architects of Brazil, former filmmaker Marcio Kogan directs his architectural projects with a cinematic sense of light, play, and drama. Read his interview on his latest hospitality project, Patina Maldives, and more.

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Cape Town’s Masterclass in Creative Collaboration

While most might be able to find the second most populous city in South Africa on a map, it is also home to delights that can be a little less obvious to those not in the know.

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Wabi-Sabi: An Imperfect Guide to Japan

As we assess all that we’ve taken for granted this year, we found that travel is high on that list. We are dreaming about traveling through Japan but find that it’s also become important to ask how and why. Inspired by the unique Japanese aesthetic of wabi-sabi, we decided to peer into this captivating land through this special lens.

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A Modern Take on Modernism

Close your eyes for a moment; conjure an image of Greece—Athens to be precise.

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Santorini’s Volcanic Personality

Sun-bleached, low-set houses frame intriguing narrow streets before opening onto breathtaking views that often open—quite suddenly—onto crystal-clear waters…. This is the unique destination of Santorini (officially known as Thera)—an island that today enchants those in search of both adventurous and minimalist living alike.