LOUVRE ABU DHABI GRAND OPENING

Middle East’s new jewel is ready to make its first appearance on November 11th.  The new Louvre museum in Abu Dhabi, designed by the French architect Jean Nouvel, will open to the public determined to impress and offer illusional experiences

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ARCHITECT, FASHION DESIGNER OR BOTH?

Coco Chanel famously said that “fashion is architecture: it is a matter of proportions.” As with most things the iconic designer said or did, it wasn’t long before the world followed her lead. Text: Marilena Kalli Classic designers like Versace,

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WHAT ABOUT TURNING WOOD INTO FABRIC?

ELISA STROZYK TURNS WOOD INTO FABRIC Do we know all about fabric, or is there more to discover? German designer Elisa Strozyk gives an answer to that question by presenting something new and impressive to the world of fabric. By

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MINIMALISM BUILT UNDERGROUND IN PORTUGAL BY AIRES MATEUS

There’s more than meets the eye in this deceivingly simple house on a hill overlooking the city of Leiria, Portugal, by Aires Mateus Architects. The building’s whitewashed, minimal exterior bears the signature of Francisco and Manuel Aires Mateus, two architects

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