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  • RESTORATION VS REDEVELOPMENT

    In a rapidly homogenising world, Perspective Awards 2013 judge Federico Masin muses that developers’ requests to own the next ‘unique’ landmark might actually be legitimate We live with a fixation on uniqueness; it’s a refrain that I constantly hear from my clients, and which at times proves difficult to deliver in a frantic industry such …

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  • HISTORICAL CHIC

    For the past four centuries, the Chateau de Varennes has been the holiday home of the Varennes family – who have now transformed it into a luxury chateau resort for the extremely well-heeled Located in South Burgundy close to the famous vineyards of Beaune, the current buildings of the Chateau de Varennes date back to …

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  • TURNING WEAKNESS INTO STRENGTH

    Finnish architect and environmental artist Marco Casagrande celebrates the power of weaker forms in Chen House, a spartan farmhouse in Taiwan’s Datun Mountains “In a dream last night, I saw a great storm. It seized the scaffolding. It tore the cross-clasps, the iron ones, down. But what was made of wood, swayed and remained” – …

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  • THE CUTTING EDGE OF KOOKY

    Take two of Sydney’s most historical buildings, add some seriously cool design, a little humour and a lot of attitude and you’ve got QT Sydney, the hottest new hotel to open in the city for years The QT Sydney is no ordinary five-star hotel – it’s a piece of theatre and without doubt the most …

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  • BLANK BESPOKE ART

    Looking for something different for your walls? Try Blank Canvases and art from Blank ~ founded by former 40 Under 40 alumnus Tinja Wright ~ are now available at The Red Cabinet’s beautiful showroom in Wong Chuk Hang, on the south side of Hong Kong Island. The Red Cabinet is 2/F One Island South, 2 …

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