In Miami Beach, 50 Stories and a Park

In Miami Beach, 50 Stories and a Park

“Gigantic,” “Over-the-top” and “Controversial” are just three of the adjectives used thus far to describe 500 Alton, a new, 50-story residential tower that may one day hover above the entrance to Miami Beach. “Ambitious” might be added to the list as well....

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The Bath as the Last True Sanctuary

The Bath as the Last True Sanctuary

GROHE’s senior vice president of design Paul Flowers is a native of London whose career has included stints at IBM, Electrolux and Philips. He and his teams have won a number of prestigious awards, including Red Dot, iF and Good Design. A+A recently interviewed him about...

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Lush Minimalism from Keith Williams

Lush Minimalism from Keith Williams

An innate gift for design – coupled with an apprenticeship with landscape architect Mario Nievera – has paid off in spades for Keith Williams. He started with Nievera almost 17 years ago. “He taught me everything: drawing, line weight and pencils,” Williams says. “He...

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Mid-Century + Modern on Cape Cod

Mid-Century + Modern on Cape Cod

To paraphrase Scott Fitzgerald, there was no one on Cape Cod in the 1930s, ‘40s and ‘50s – no one except Walter Gropius, Marcel Breuer, the Saarinens, Tennessee Williams, Eugene O’Neill, Saul Steinberg, Diane Arbus, and Marlon Brando. More rustic than Fitzgerald’s...

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A Sleek, Tile and Glass Reception Desk

A Sleek, Tile and Glass Reception Desk

It’s about as sleek and precise as any reception desk on the planet. Designed by Alycia Hylton-Daniel of HagerSmith Design in Raleigh for Grifols, a pharmaceutical company in Research Triangle Park, the glass and porcelain tile desk was fabricated by Eidolon Design. It serves...

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In Sag Harbor, a Loft by Campion Platt

In Sag Harbor, a Loft by Campion Platt

Campion Platt may be a favorite designer and architect for celebrities like Al Pacino, Meg Ryan and Conan O’Brien, but when it came time to design a loft for the Holiday House Hamptons, he had another kind of client in mind: A cougar. As in a wealthy Hamptonite, transplanted...

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Poliform’s Custom Italian Artisanship

Poliform’s Custom Italian Artisanship

Poliform, established in the 1970s in the northern Italian furniture district of  Brianza, has evolved from a small artisan family business into a larger company offering diversified living and dining collections. And with its acquisition of Varenna, it now offers sleek and...

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Streamsong Resort, Literally Translated

Streamsong Resort, Literally Translated

First of all, there are the books. A clue to the attention to detail in guest rooms at Streamsong Resort in central Florida’s Bone Valley, their titles read like a Who’s Who of American literature. On the shelves are William Faulkner’s Light in August, Harper Lee’s To...

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In Venice, a Whimsical Taiwan Pavilion

In Venice, a Whimsical Taiwan Pavilion

Jimenez Lai is on a roll. After earning his Master’s in Architecture from the University of Toronto, he lived and worked in a desert shelter at Taliesin West, then in a shipping container at Atelier Van Lieshout, on the piers of Rotterdam. Before he set up Bureau Spectacular...

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A Sustainable Surfboard by David Hertz

A Sustainable Surfboard by David Hertz

Sure, Groundswell – the June 28 gala for the Architecture + Design Museum on Los Angeles’ Magnificent Mile – is attracting its share of internationally-known architects and designers. And yes, they’ll be offering for auction some one-of-a-kind surf-themed designs. And...

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