This project was designed by Patrícia Martinez so that a family can spend more time together. The owner is a married man with two children, his family lives in Brasília and he spends most of the week in São Paulo, on business. In the same complex where the brasiliense office is located, there is a tower with the apartment. In order to escape the feeling of provisional, the businessman bought the property so that he had a place to feel at home and also to receive the family, who always come to visit him. Photography by Salvador Cordaro.
As the age-old adage goes, the apple doesn’t fall far from the tree. In South Tyrol, Saltaus, Apfelhotel’s young new generation of owners are breaking new ground while staying true to their traditional roots. noa*’s novel design and architecture evokes the vintage charm of this historical hotel while creating an oasis for the senses and shared moments. Photography by Alex Filz
The new SPA designed by Studio Apostoli, an internationally renowned design company in the field of Wellness and SPA, was created on the “Noble” floor of the building which overlooks the centuries-old inner park, a truly enchanting place from where guests can admire the vapors rising from the panoramic thermal pools which are opened until midnight. Photography by Chiara Grossi
Cowley Manor is a contemporary country house hotel which sits in the glorious Cotswold countryside surrounded by 55 acres of parkland, woods and meadows. The famous gardens feature several natural springs, a series of lakes and Victorian cascades. Cowley Manor and its award-winning design and architecture combined to pioneer a new wave of contemporary country house hotels. With emphasis on comfort, service and very few rules, Cowley Manor is the ideal place to relax, unwind and indulge in the heart of the British countryside.
The Constance Lémuria Seychelles is an elegant resort located Anse Kerlan, Praslin, the Seychelles, using natural materials including wood, stone, pink granite, marble and thatched palm Lémuria nestles elegantly into its environment.
The intention was to renovate an existing holiday home for a family on a dramatic site in Kuaotunu. The bach had served the family well for many years and was imbued with family memories. It was too valuable as a family artefact to demolish.
The holiday experience is reinforced by the separate pavilions being disconnected from the main living room, this results in a camping experience of going from ‘tent to tent’. The social organisation of the plan is relaxed and holiday-like. There is no front entry. Experiences of everyday rituals are connected to the outside and a contrast from urban living. The en-suite opens to the outside, allowing the experience of showering and bathing in nature.
Materials were chosen to reflect the relaxed coastal colours and for their lack of maintenance – the zinc roof designed to imitate notional fish scales.
The existing bach is now opened to the sun and view. The sliding glass walls are organised to dissolve the barrier between inside and outside. Shutters allow the house to be closed up while the owners are not in residence.
This enchanting villa captures the essence of the island’s spirit in its dazzling white interiors and the natural white stucco facades while offering a warm welcoming environment for tranquil escapes and prestigious holidays. Its prominent location up on the hillside offers superb views to the emerald waters of the sea and the captivating natural landscape of Mykonos.