Located in the Burj Khalifa district of Dubai (United Arab Emirates), the Opus building, designed in 2007 by Zaha Hadid, recently welcomed the last hotel of the “ME by Melia” chain. Entirely signed by the Iraqi-British architect, the establishment pays tribute to the special style of this great lady of architecture, who died in 2016, four years after the start of the work.
On the Spanish island of Ibiza, in the Balearic Islands, the architecture studio Marià Castelló has built an elegant family home. Nestled among pines and junipers, Ca l'Amo is a haven of peace open to nature.
Nestled in the meadow, La Petite Maison de 2M26 has nothing to do with the accommodation of Charles Ingalls and his family. A secondary residence lost in the countryside, the complex uses wood in a resolutely contemporary way. Back to a small building that has everything of a big one.
The “MA” project is first and foremost a family affair. The land, bought by those close to the architect in the early 2000s, was once a typical Vaucluse farmhouse blending into the landscape. Taken over by the Extra Medium teams 4 years ago, the house is thus transformed into a haven of peace where landscape, charm and design coexist in harmony.
“Leaning against the hill”, the house signed LumiPod from the Lyon company LUMICENE is not blue like the one sung by Maxime Le Forestier but… round. Covering an area of 18 square meters, this atypical habitat offers a 180-degree view of the surrounding landscape. A concept whose first application has just emerged in the south of the French Alps.
While it previously occupied the Palais de Rumine, the MCBA - Cantonal Museum of Fine Arts in Lausanne (Switzerland) now benefits from its own building, a monolith with brutalist overtones signed Barozzi-Veiga. Located in the city center, the complex aims to give birth to a new arts district: Platform 10, which will eventually bring together the MCBA, the Museum of Design and Applied Arts (MUDAC) and the Élysée Museum , an establishment dedicated to photography. An entire program !