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The Design Diaries — Vasu Virajsilp

The award-winning studio VaSLab’s formula for head-turning masterpieces is simple: create unexpected spaces taking into account the vernacular traditions and culture.

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Architects Against the Grain

It’s the architects of the world who both literally and figuratively put cities on the map. It’s the buildings, roads, sidewalks, subways, and squares that facilitate the way humankind interacts with the Earth, and it’s the landmark buildings and their histories that can define a country’s identity and international importance.

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A New Home for Catalan’s Creative Cool

An unusual limestone façade peels back to reveal the new face of Sir Victor Hotel.

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Designing Your Road Trip Through Spain

The land of fiestas, Spain knows how to live the good life—soul-stirring destinations, a breathtaking range of culinary highlights, and relentless innovation.

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Seven Ways To Experience the Wilds of Warsaw

Who says urban escapes have to be a concrete adventure? The highly creative team behind Autor Rooms in Warsaw have created a hyperlocal and an extensive list of what you can do in the city if you’re of the green bent of mind.

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This Is Temporary

French architect Arthur Mamou-Mani is pioneering a new direction in temporary architecture, employing cutting-edge digital technology and radical new perspectives on shared space.

The Eternal Festival

How does a tiny Greek island of ruins explain the thriving festival landscape of today? To understand the present, you have to go back to the beginning.

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Seven Frame-Worthy Windows

We give you nine reasons to take the stairs and get fit, starting with the grand staircase at Nobu Hotel Shoreditch in London that’s made even more impressive thanks to a five-meter-tall glass window behind letting in lots of natural light.

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A Contemporary Moorish Emblem in Mallorca

Come mid-July, Palma’s historic heart is set to unveil the hottest new rooftop—a multi-terraced space complete with an infinity pool and incredible sea and city views.

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Have You Slept Amid Pantone’s Color of the Year?

Pantone’s Color of the Year 2019, Living Coral, has brightened up our lives in fashion, beauty, electronics, and accessories.

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Seven Daring Door Designs

Seven doors that not only do they command attention, they make the simple act of going through one momentous.

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From a disused winery, a head-turning hotel

Opening this May, Dexamenes Seaside Hotel offers an architectural slice of Greek trading history on the mainland’s western Peloponnese coast.

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A Hybrid Hub Rises in a Dutch Design Capital

Perhaps best known internationally as the host city of Dutch Design Week, Eindhoven, a city in the southern Netherlands, will soon be welcoming the next creative wave when a new hybrid hospitality project opens its doors.

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In Porto, a 19th-Century House Goes Ninimalist

Step through the palatial doors of Vila Foz Hotel & Spa, opening this March in Porto, and you’ll come face to face with two distinct aesthetics.