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Editor's Letter – February 2022

Simon Keane-Cowell


Catalan creativity, the architectural El Clásico and Italian environmentalism.

'Developing long-lasting projects – this is truly ...

Simon Keane-Cowell


Patrick Lüth of Snøhetta discusses creating sustainable and site-specific hospitality: 'We want to create a unique, specific atmosphere derived from the physical location.' Watch the video to learn more…

'For me, the floor is always the layer where everything ...

Simon Keane-Cowell


Edward van Vliet discusses how he creates unique hospitality experiences from the ground up, arguing that 'when you start with the floor in a certain pattern, then you have done half of your work.' Watch the video to learn more…

'We cannot just base the experience on a chaise ...

Simon Keane-Cowell


Diego Gronda of Studio Gronda discusses designing for the guest experience and sustainable, adaptable interiors: 'We cannot keep on demolishing structures.'

'Interior spaces are the new public spaces': Jason ...

Simon Keane-Cowell


Jason Holley of Universal Design Studio discusses contrasting material palettes and commercial public space: 'Public spaces that are being created at the moment are private.' Watch the video to learn more…

Coffee break: new cafe design from Berlin to Belarus

Alun Lennon


In our selection of cafe projects, we look at some of the numerous approaches that an architect or interior designer can take in order to keep the coffee lovers coming back…

Gathering timber: wooden hotels in European mountain resorts

Peter Smisek


The longevity, versatility and sustainability of wood make it an excellent material for building in harsh climates. Add to that its natural beauty, and it’s easy to understand why timber is experiencing a renaissance in European mountain resorts.

Miniforms serves up the monolithic Plauto table

Dominic Lutyens


The fluid functionality of Paolo Cappello and Simone Sabatti's Plauto table for Miniforms takes sculptural inspiration from ancient monuments.

Patricia Urquiola’s Trampoline collection for Cassina is ...

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Patricia Urquiola's Trampoline collection for Cassina was inspired by a trip to Greenland. The result is an outdoor series that reflects a mix of playful childhood dreams and a sustainable spirit...

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