Located on the Holmby Hills adjacent to Hugh Hefner’s celebrated Playboy Mansion, the Brody House was sold for $39.8 Million a couple of months ago to Hollywood celebrity talk show host and entertainer, Ellen DeGeneres. DeGeneres paid what is arguably the highest price per square foot the city has ever seen.
Completed in 2011, Aamer designed this house in Singapore to curve like a boomerang so that all the bedrooms could have views of the waterfront. The geometry also allowed a twenty-five meter lap pool to be incorporated on one side at the ground level. This lap pool continues as a water feature that wraps around the living and dining spaces. Aamer also designed the main spaces of the first story to be fluid and continuous so that, upon entry, one could see the waterfront straightaway. The connection to the waterfront is further reinforced by a linear timber deck that extends from the house into the pier. The clients also felt that such a spatial articulation gives the house a sense of spacious and makes it appear to be much bigger than many other rectilinear houses on similar plots at Cove Grove, Sentosa.
The arts and residence Casa do Conto (House of Tales) is a charming building in the emerging Cedofeita area in central Porto. It is the result of a restoration project to convert a 19th-century bourgeois home to host demanding and discerning guests in an atmosphere of striking cultural imagery. An innovative project which could only have been possible in the urban setting of a city.
The Black Desert House was created by Marc Atlan Design and Oller & Pejic Architects for the main purpose of renting out, whether for photo shoots, videos, or filming yet being totally livable with 3 bedrooms, living room, dining room, kitchen, laundry room and carport. The space also provides privacy for those filming in the area. The house enjoys breathtaking views and is only a 30 minute drive from Palm Springs.
Marcel Wanders has created a lovely image for the Quasar Istanbul interior design and has helped the resort which is due to operate in 2015, win several awards.
Currently under development and due to open in the 1st quarter of 2015, the Quasar Residences articulate the dynamic fusion of east and west in a city at the cusp. Istanbul will be home to this vibrant, alive and at the same time grounded apartment complex, one that represents a new era in luxury living for this cosmopolitan metropolis.
Quasar was recently announced European champion in 3 different categories at the European Property Awards. The project came first in both Turkey and in Europe in the fields of ‘Best Leisure Architecture,’ ‘Best Apartment’ and ‘Best Development Multiple Units.’ It was also awarded the first prize in Turkey in the fields of ‘Best High-Rise Architecture’ and ‘Best Leisure Development.’ The Project also won the Highly Commended awards for the ‘Mixed Use Architecture’ and ‘Residential High Rise Development’ categories, and picked up a further award from Dubai at the Cityscape Global Awards, for ‘Best Commercial & Mixed Use Project (Future)’ field.