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Trendy nightclub Fortuni, Gran Canaria

Nayra Iglesias principal of Spanish architectural practice In Out Studio was commissioned to redesign the Fortuni Club. Completed in 2012, the cosy nightclub can be found near the port of Las Palmas, on the island of Gran Canaria. According to the designers: “It was an ambitious commercial project. The brief was clear, make the 600m2  space into … Read More

Luxury hotel in Marrakech the Taj Palace

Marrakech may conjure up images of fire-eaters, snake charmers, labyrinth alleyways and spicy souks but a holiday in Marrakech will take you to a modern city that is a far cry from its former incarnation as a desert stopover for caravan travellers. Luxury hotel group Taj Hotels Resorts and Palaces and JK Hotels are due … Read More

American Diner Chico’s Restaurant, Finland

Helsinki-based architectural practice Amerikka Design Office have renovated the interior design of a North American diner. The contemporary restaurant named Chico’s can be found in Espoo, Finland. According to the designers: “The Chico’s restaurant chain has been serving North American food to Finns since 1991. In spring 2012, the chain’s time-honoured Iso Omena (‘Big Apple’) restaurant was reopened with … Read More

Luxury Pearl Valley Property, Cape Town

Cape Town-based design studio Antoni Associates have designed the Pearl Valley 334 project.  Completed in 2011, the stunning luxury property can be found in Paarl, Cape Town. A young family re-locating to the Western Cape was looking to change from city living to a more relaxed country lifestyle in which to bring up their young family. They settled for … Read More

Luxurious Mandarin Oriental Dhara Dhevi, Chiang Mai, Thailand

Conceptual designer Rachen Intawong – or ‘Tam’ as he is best known – played a pivotal part in the construction of Mandarin Oriental Dhara Dhevi, Chiang Mai beginning with its inception in 2001. He sees the resort as a working museum, a place where traditional Lanna culture and Asian colonial splendour have been carefully brought together in … Read More