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  • Objects of desire

      A rising star since 1996’s 100% Design London, Ochre was founded by Harriet Maxwell and Joanna Bibby, who were later joined by Solenne de la Fouchardiere in 2000. Here, Harriet Maxwell talks to Perspectiveglobal about the inspiration of Ochre.   What is Ochre’s design philosophy? Our underlying principles are to use high quality materials …

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  • Upword mobility

    Making the most out of limited resources is always a challenge – and one which Norman Foster relished in conceiving the new Sperone Westwater Gallery The new Sperone Westwater Gallery is not just a space that contains art, it is in itself a piece of urban artwork. This concept is evidenced in the narrow, eight-storey …

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  • Past continuous

    Winning projects at the RICS Awards 2010 demonstrate how the adaptive reuse of a building is strongly related to historic preservation and sustainable development – and can generate new value and economic opportunities 1. Project of the Year – The Roundhouse Campus for Derby College By Maber Architects Built in 1839 by Robert Stephenson, the …

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  • Water, water everywhere

    With an underwater TV den, wrap-around swimming pool and glass in the place of walls, Fish House by Guz Architects may seem a little whacky at first. On closer inspection however, the residence is a creative, functional and sustainable response to Singapore’s tropical climate Described by architects as a ‘modern bungalow’, Fish House retains the …

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  • Better still

    Partnering with Dornbracht to develop luxury bathroom products, Sieger Design aims to lead the world in creating a healthy environment for us to live in   Time can wear things down, but it hasn’t dampened the spirit or determination of Sieger Design in its pursuit of quality and originality. Christian Sieger, second generation heir of …

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  • An unstoppable force

    To say that Kelly Hoppen is a designer is like saying the Amazon is a river or the Sahara desert is a little dry – ‘multi-tasking’ barely describes what fills her waking hours Interior designer Kelly Hoppen, MBE, has just unveiled the Kelly Hoppen Home Collection in an exclusive worldwide launch in Hong Kong in …

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  • Changing the Future

    The Hawaii Preparatory Academy’s Energy Lab is a model for sustainable buildings and a place where young people can alter the paradigm of thinking to a world of sustained abundance While most of us are aware of the environmental issues the world is facing, it is easy to feel powerless in the face of such …

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  • An inate talent

    Without any formal training, young British designer Lee Broom has very quickly become one of the most celebrated interior and product designers to emerge in recent years After wrapping up another successful showing at this year’s London Design Week with his 1970s Art Deco jewellery and fashion-inspired collection, One Light Only, Lee Broom is once …

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  • For VIPs only

    Combining contemporary design with old world charisma, Macau’s Paiza Mansions offer well-heeled travellers the chance to experience the billionaire lifestyle The liberalisation of Macau’s gaming industry in 2001 prompted significant growth in investment and saw the blossoming of the tourism sector. With more worldwide hospitality giants lured to this rising star of the Greater Pearl …

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  • A splash of colour

      Are dull spaces getting you down? Add some colour by simply updating your furniture with the latest hues   Big, bright, bold new things are heralded for the furniture scene in 2011. Over the past few years, monochrome has ruled design, but now, as David Chiu of Aluminium tells PerspectiveGlobal, the game has changed. …

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