Gensler designs pair of triangular skyscrapers for Colombo waterfront

The Gensler-designed Sapphire Residences in Colombo, Sri Lanka, will be connected by a sky bridge topped with a swimming pool, and have interiors by Philippe Starck. US architectural firm Gensler designed the skyscrapers for developer ITC Hotels. The shorter tower will be a 140-metre-tall hotel, while the taller one will reach 224 metres and will be

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Philippe Starck designs “phantasmagoric” hotel topped with a house for Metz

Philippe Starck has revealed plans to build a 14-storey hotel in the French city of Metz, with an 18th-century-style house on the roof. The French designer was commissioned to design the “habitable, surreal and poetic work of art” by the Hilton Group, to operate under the Curio Collection brand. In an arrangement that Starck describes as phantasmagoric, a traditional regional home will

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Jean Nouvel designs plant-covered hotel for historic district of São Paulo

Ateliers Jean Nouvel has released new renderings for its plant-covered luxury hotel adjoining a former maternity hospital in São Paulo, which will feature interiors by Philippe Starck. Nouvel’s Paris-based firm teamed up with developer Alexandre Allard of Groupe Allard to create Cidade Matarazzo – a 550,000 square-metre complex of historic buildings being regenerated in the city’s centre, including the former Filomena

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Philippe Starck and Luc Arsène-Henry build steel wine cellar for Château les Carmes Haut-Brion

French designer Philippe Starck has teamed up with architect pal Luc Arsène-Henry to create a cellar for a Bordeaux wine estate, designed to to look like a “raw metal blade plunged in the terroir” (+ slideshow). Starck and LA/HAT Architectes co-founder Arsène-Henry were approached by Château les Carmes Haut-Brion to create the new cellar for its Bordeaux estate, which is More

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Mama Shelter Paris

I spent last weekend in Paris and I had the best time, I love it! I’ve been quite a few times before but this trip was truly fantastic. I stayed at Mama Shelter in the 20th arrondissment, a great location for jumping on the Metro to pop to Le Marais – now my favourite area […]
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Philippe Starck’s new home is the prototype for a new prefab housing collection

Philippe Starck has unveiled a prototype for his latest series of prefabricated low-energy wooden homes – a glazed and aluminium-clad structure outside Paris that he and his wife Jasmine plan to move into (+ slideshow). The Montfort residence is the model for the French designer’s second series of made-to-order houses produced in partnership with Riko, one […]

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