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COLORADO ARCHITECT MIKE PICHE, AIA REIMAGINES A BEACH HOUSE ON KAUAI THAT PAYS HOMAGE TO MID-CENTURY ARCHITECT VLADIMIR OSSIPOFF’S QUEST FOR THOUGHTFUL DESIGN. Words: Beth R. Mosenthal, AIA    Images: Derek Skalko Located on the South Shore of the Hawaiian Island Kauai, the town of Koloa is as charming as it is eclectic. Originally settled in...
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IN HONOR OF HER 100th BIRTHDAY, WE PAY HOMAGE TO FLORENCE KNOLL, WHOSE TRANSCENDENT MID-CENTURY FURNITURE AND OFFICE DESIGNS ARE STILL SHAPING THE WAY WE LIVE AND WORK TODAY. We owe the offices that we work in—and many of the rooms we live in—to the keen eye and forward thinking of architect, designer and planner...
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AT VESELBRAND, OWNER KEVIN VESEL DOES IT ALL: DESIGNING, BUILDING AND INSTALLING KITCHENS. AND HE ALWAYS SWEATS THE SMALL STUFF. Balanced between elegance and functionality, this birds eye view from the kitchen desk keeps an eye on the Miele appliances that elegantly integrate into the wood and matte lacquer kitchen.   WORDS: Jane Craig  ...
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RNL’S INNOVATIVE DESIGN FOR HOGAN LOVELLS, NEAR UNION STATION, MAKES THE CASE FOR AN OPEN AND BRIGHT LAW SPACE. Rather than hiding the stairs in the interior, as most law firms do, Hogan Lovells opted for an open, central, floating staircase that spans the firm’s three floors and serves as the axis—both literally and socially—for...
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AS THE POWER OF PERSONAL COMPUTERS INCREASES, AND ARTISTS LEARN TO MARRY COMPOSITION WITH CODE, A NEW MEDIUM IS MATURING, AND IT’S RAISING PLENTY OF QUESTIONS.  “Boy Meets World” Aluminum Print. 30 x 24 inches. Ed. of 3, 2015 – Milton Melvin Croissant III.  “Boy Meets World” is a digital composition by Milton Melvin Croissant...
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Words: Caroline Joan Peixoto | Images: James Florio Cineteca Nacional, the film institute of Mexico City and the busiest film center in the world, has been rescuing, preserving and promoting Mexican films for more than 40 years. After a fire severely damaged the space in 1982, a temporary home was built in its place. Decades...
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Words: Caroline Joan Peixoto and Charlie Keaton | Images: James Florio At more than 400,000 square feet, Biblioteca Vasconcelos is a mega-library. “It’s like entering an alternate universe,” says architectural photographer James Florio. “For me, that’s exactly what reading is, and this library is one of the most surreal places I’ve ever shot.” Actually, Biblioteca...
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Words: Caroline Joan Peixoto | Images: James Florio Home to one of the largest private collections of contemporary art in Latin America, Museo Jumex is situated in Plaza Carso, in the Nuevo Polanco neighborhood of Mexico City. This unique, triangular-shaped civic space bound by the gleaming, anvil shaped Museo Soumaya, the black, ominous, underground Teatro...
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Words: Caroline Joan Peixoto | Images: James Florio Built in 2012 and designed by Elena Perez and Alba Cortes of Madrid-based ensemble studio, Teatro Cervantes is a theater notable for its large metallic structure opening up into the public square of Plaza Carso, a park in the Polanco district of Mexico City. Located right next...
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Words: Caroline Joan Peixoto and Charlie Keaton | Images: James Florio Named for an esteemed housekeeper who resided there for more than 70 years, the Ignacia Guest House is a hidden gem in the uber-hip Colonia Roma district of Mexico City. Originally a private mansion constructed in 1913 and recently restored to bring in an...
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Words: Caroline Joan Peixoto | Images: James Florio Establishing CENTRO University to become Mexico’s premier design and film school was not enough for founders Gina Diez Barroso and Abraham Franklin. After operating in rented space, the growing school would need a campus befitting its mission of creativity and artistry. The leading architectural firm of TEN...
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Words: Caroline Joan Peixoto | Images: James Florio What’s in a reflection? In the case of the towering Museo Soumaya, rising 150 feet at the heart of a new cultural and commercial district in Mexico City, quiet a lot. Its mirrored-steel elements serve to reference the traditional, colonial ceramic-tiled building façades surrounding it, while reflecting not only a...
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  Words: Caroline Joan Peixoto | Images: James Florio Looking more like something out of a science fiction movie than your average corner building, Liverpool Insurgentes, designed by Rojkind Arquitectos, stands out in the Barrio Norte neighborhood of Mexico City. That’s because Liverpool, a Mexican department store chain, asked Rojkind to shatter the “big box”...
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Mexa: Wicker is back.
Last week Jonas DiCaprio of Denver’s Design Platform visited the International Contemporary Furniture Fair (ICFF), North America’s premier showcase for contemporary design. The annual event, held in New York City, lures those hoping to get an insight into the very latest in design trends via an encyclopedic exhibition of up-to-the-moment offerings, as well as a...
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THE HOUSEHOLD AIR PURIFIER HAS COME A LONG WAY. NO LONGER BULKY INDUSTRIAL-LOOKING BOXES THAT CLUTTER UP A ROOM, NOW YOU CAN CHOOSE A SLEEK MODEL THAT NOT ONLY CLEANSES THE AIR YOU BREATHE, BUT BLENDS EASILY WITH YOUR DECOR. The rays of sunlight filtering through the windows can easily reveal dust that’s quickly amassed by...
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THE ANNUAL CONTEST COOKS UP 25 “DESIGN PROFESSIONALS TO WATCH” IN ITS LIST OF FINALISTS, WITH FINAL HONORS TO BE ANNOUNCED AT A GALA EVENT THIS SEPTEMBER.  “Brooklyn Residence” by Idan Naor and Shuji Suzumori of Naor Suzumori Architecture P.D.C. (NY). Continually heating things up in the kitchen arena: Sub-Zero and Wolf announced the 25 finalists of...
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A BULTHAUP KITCHEN REMODEL AT THE FOUR SEASONS IS LIGHT ON DECORATION BUT HEAVY ON STYLE. WORDS: Jane Craig  IMAGES: Emily Minton Redfield Sometimes understatement speaks with the power of a Pavarotti. That was the case with a recent kitchen remodel in a bi-level penthouse residence at the Four Seasons. The original kitchen, though high-end, had a...
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GRADY HUFF LAUGHS WHEN HE LOOKS BACK ON HIS FIRST INTERNSHIP FOR A RESIDENTIAL ARCHITECTURE FIRM IN ASPEN 20 YEARS AGO–SHOWING UP AT A JOB SITE TO CRAFT DETAILED MODELS WITH LITTLE MORE THAN FOAM CORE AND X-ACTO BLADES. WORDS: Scott Kirkwood  IMAGES: James Florio & Kyler Deutmeyer, Black Cherry Photography and Austin Cope But...
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WALLPAPER IS A HOMES BEST FRIEND. THE POPULAR MATERIAL CHANGES BORING WHITE WALLS INTO INCREDIBLE MURALS. WALLPAPER ALSO ADDS FUNKY TO YOUR HOME, NO MATTER THE ROOM (PLUS IT’S FUN TO LOOK AT). WORDS: Annie Fleming | Shared from dwell.com Take a look at some of our favorite patterned designs: The wallpaper is from Arte and...
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DON’T THROW AROUND THE WORD “STYLE” WITH INTERIOR DESIGNER GILLIAN HALLOCK JOHNSON. SHE’LL HAVE NONE OF IT.  “I basically start any project by abandoning any notion of ‘style,’ ” says Johnson, an award-winning principal at Denver’s Burkett Design who specializes in commercial interiors. “Style in and of itself can easily become a manifesto, and then...
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