Mash is an interesting concept in Stuttgart, Germany which serves as a café by day, restaurant for lunch and dinner, and a club by night designed by local architects Ippolito Fleitz.
The bar divides the elongated room into three clearly differentiated zones that can be used individually. Each of these zones can be further subdivided by means of string curtains. The main area can therefore be rescaled and redesigned at will according to the type and size of event, without ever losing its intimate feel.
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It seems that pop princess Britney Spears has just purchased a $20million mansion in the private Hidden Hills community a couple of miles from the $8.9 million property she currently lives in.
The new property sits on over three acres and boasts a massive 20,000 square feet of indoor space.
The pop princess’ new home is in the same community where superstars like Jennifer Lopez, the Osbournes and the Kardashians have all owned homes.
The mansion house has ten bedrooms and 13 bathrooms all with high ceilings and dark hardwood floors.
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Named by The Guardian in its 2008 list of the World’s ten best bookshops, El Ateneo in Buenos Aires captured the awe of tourists and book lovers alike because of its grandiose architecture.
Built in 1919 by an Italian architect in the eclectic style, the theater entertained Buenos Aires for a decade with top-tier tango concerts, before it was converted into a popular cinema. In 2000, the building was leased by a publishing house and found new life as a bookstore. The amphitheater’s former 1,050-person seating area now contains El Ateneo’s 120,000 book titles. The beautiful central dome retains the original Romantic-style frescos by Italian, Nazareno Orlandi celebrating the end of the First World War.
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Architecture firm Scott Brownrigg have completed phase 1 of the 40,000 sq ft London office of internet search engine Google, with a giant logo in the lobby forming doorways through the two Os. Designed with a Brighton beach theme, the interior is filled with dodgem cars used as work spaces, red telephone booths, beach huts and giant dice. Wallpaper in the meeting rooms and video conference booths is printed with seaside imagery.The space also includes a gym, spa center and restaurant offering free meals for the 300 strong staff.
As with many other Google offices worldwide, the office has a strong local theme. Joe Borrett and Jane Preston from Google, working with the Scott Brownrigg Interior Design team chose a theme of London-Brighton and as a result many iconic elements of both are incorporated into the office design.
Brightly colored timber beach huts are meeting rooms and giant colorful dice accommodate individual video conference booths, original dodgem cars and traditional red telephone booths are all work spaces available to staff and visitors.
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Those who know me as a designer know how much I appreciate traditional design, yet the style I am passionate about is the minimal modern. To see such a structure in Iran, a country known for and rich in culture and history is magnificent!
Villa Kiani is located in Mohammad Shahr region, near Karaj city, Iran. The 500sq.m residence has a 4000 sq.m garden and was designed by Makan Rahmanian and Kamran Heirati. The volumes of this villa along with the beautiful planes of the garden complement the high ceilings and high glass facades. Everything is minimal, yet luxurious through the use of the finishes and the sleek architectural lines.
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Minotti presented their “Senza Tempo” collection last April put together by the famous Rodolfo Dordoni who has been coordinating their collections since 1997. The surprise in this collection was the emphasis on the Cobalt Blue color, an approach not usually taken by the minimalistic designs of Minotti. The way they introduced the blue gives us an idea on how to introduce such a bold color without losing the classy and neutral ambience often known as Minotti’s signature.
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Lake Como has long been known a luxury retreat for celebrities like George Clooney and Madonna. The beautiful lake is bordered by both the countryside of Italy and the mountains of Switzerland.
CastaDiva is a newly renovated hotel designed by interior designer Erasmo Figini, which recently opened its doors to posh travelers who are in search for a romantic Italian get away. This hotel is of 18th century architecture, all decorative elements are of classic style yet the interior is modernized with a hip spa and bright colored furniture and finishes.
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Karim Rashid, one of the most prolific designers of his generation, having worked in over 35 countries, with over 3,000 designs in production and over 300 awards under his belt has designed the ‘Ideal Home’ named KOMB HOUSE.
KOMB HOUSE by Karim Rashid is a smart and environmentally sustainable home concept and based on the design versatility. It also features the domino hobs and ovens from the collection Gorenje designed by Karim Rashid.
The interior of the KOMB HOUSE is composed of four spaces that represent our main activities: Play, Eat, Sleep and Cleanse. The house layout flows from the central pool and expands to four quadrants making up the living room, bathroom, bedroom and dining room. The kitchen is merged with the formal dining room and breakfast area. The ‘origami’ kitchen unit features a concealed fridge and two built-in Gorenje ovens.
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