Polish modernist Jadwiga Grabowska-Hawrylak is celebrated in Manhattan retrospective

Patchwork exhibit by Jadwiga Grabowska-Hawrylak

A scale model of a concrete housing complex features alongside architectural photography in this New York exhibition, detailing the works of Polish modernist architect Jadwiga Grabowska-Hawrylak.  Patchwork: The Architecture of Jadwiga Grabowska-Hawrylak is currently on show at the American Institute of Architects’ (AIA) Center for Architecture in Manhattan’s Greenwich Village. AIA’s New York outpost organised

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AI3 fuses contemporary and rustic elements for French eatery in Atlanta

AIX and Tin Tin by AI3

Stone, woodwork and pops of blue are teamed together inside this French restaurant and bar in Atlanta, which local practice AI3 designed to evoke the chef’s childhood in Provence. The local architecture and design studio designed the AIX restaurant and Tin Tin wine bar for chef Nick Leahy, who grew up in Aix-en-Provence in southern France.

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Five hotels and guest houses in Tulum for escaping to the jungle and beach

Hotel Jungle Keva by Jaque Studio

Mexican town Tulum has transformed from a sleepy hippie community to a lively tourist destination in a few short years. We’ve selected five design-focused accommodation options in the tropical forest and along the turquoise waters of the Riviera Maya resort. Jungle Keva Palm leaf-lined ceilings meet wooden fixtures and furnishings inside the “small village” of

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Jagged brick roof tops Casa El Cortijo in Ecuador by Felipe Assadi

Casa El Cortijo by Felipe Assadi Arquitectos

A series of gabled, brickwork volumes arranged around a grassy courtyard form this house in Guayaquil, Ecuador, designed by Chilean firm Felipe Assadi Arquitectos. Casa El Cortijo is a one-storey residence in Guayaquil, Ecuador, a port city known for its accessibility to the Galapagos Islands. Felipe Assadi Arquitectos constructed the house as a series of

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WANT Les Essentiels founders revamp Matachica resort as “redefined Belizean beach experience”

Matachica Hotel by Byron and Dexter Peart

Canadian twins Byron and Dexter Peart, who founded leather brand WANT Les Essentiels, have turned away from fashion to redesign a resort and spa in Belize. The Matachica resort is the first venture from the brothers’ “purpose-led” design studio Byron and Dexter Design – established to follow on from WANT Les Essentiels, which they left

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Surfers turn run-down Cornwall factory into Open surf shop and cafe

Open by Emily and Mark Anderson

A former surfboard factory in Cornwall has been transformed into an all-white shop and cafe by local couple Emily and Mark Anderson. Called Open, the surf shop and coffee house is located in Saint Agnes, a village in the southwest English county. Set 100 metres from the north Cornish coast, the space had functioned as surfboard factory

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Lambert & Fils debuts playful light installation at its Montreal gallery

Feu de Camp by Lambert & Fils and Adrien Rovero

Canadian design studio Lambert & Fils has launched a lamp collection in collaboration with Swiss designer Adrien Rovero, and opened a gallery in Montreal where the designs debuted. Feu de Camp features a series of lighting elements that stand upright, hang from the ceiling, and stretch across the floor of Corridor – Lambert & Fils’

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Bosco Sodi builds brick Atlantes installation to accompany Tadao Ando’s Casa Wabi 

Atlantes by Bosco Sodi

Mexican contemporary artist Bosco Sodi has handmade thousands of bricks and built them into this symmetrical set of 64 cubes on a beachfront site near to Tadao Ando’s Casa Wabi in Oaxaca, Mexico. The site-specific installation is located on the beach in Puerto Escondido at the site of Casa Wabi – an artist’s retreat and art centre that

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Sculptural staircase forms centrepiece of Loft Diego in Porto Alegre

Loft Diego by Arquitetura Nacional

Brazilian architecture studio Arquitetura Nacional has transformed a duplex apartment in Porto Alegre using a black spiral staircase, brise-soleil and locally sourced furniture. The 635-square-foot (59-square-metre) Loft Diego is located in residential building in a recently constructed mixed-use complex, where many residents live and work. Completed in 2019, the renovation was geared towards the client’s desire

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Sidewalk Labs unveils Building Raincoat prototype for smart city in Toronto

New Prototypes at 307 by Sidewalk Labs

A “raincoat” designed to protect pavements during harsh weather is among a series of design prototypes that Alphabet company Sidewalk Labs has revealed for its new city in Toronto. An awning, hexagonal pavers, and interactive works that use lighting and projection mapping are among the ideas developed for Sidewalk Toronto – the city that Alphabet subsidiary Sidewalk

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