Posts Tagged: Modernism


Respectfully Austere

The extensive renovation of this modernist home remains sympathetic to the original design with much of the existing façade remaining unchanged, and only small increase to the building footprint. Hemlock diamond clad joinery adds bold texture and warmth to a refined and playful material palette. The addition of a below ground cellar and swimming pool […]

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Murray Hotel, Hong Kong

The Murray Hotel, a former government headquarters, has been re-imagined and designed by Foster + Partners, a British architectural design and engineering firm with extensive experience in conservation works worldwide.  The Murray, converted from the previously known Murray Building, is one of several historic landmarks under the Conserving Central Initiative Project to celebrate the 20th […]


The Line Hotel, Los Angeles, US

The Line is a Los Angeles collaboration by The Sydell Group (NoMad NY), Chef Roy Choi (Kogi, A-Frame, Sunny Spot), the Houston Brothers (No Vacancy, La Descarga, Pour Vous), designer Sean Knibb and Art and Design Collective, Poketo.  A fabulous fusion of the American and Korean culture.     Owner and developer, the Sydell Group […]


Studio Building at Bauhaus Dessau, Germany

Visit the Bauhaus School in Dessau, Germany, which now operates as a museum. Tour the campus, and spend the night in one of the 28 1920s-style dorm rooms that housed some of the Bauhaus greats during their student and junior professor days.     The Bauhaus was founded by Walter Gropius in 1919 in Weimar, transferred […]