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Softening up a stiff and formal residence

IN the heart of the Embassy Area in Beijing is a three-hectare oasis that encloses the Polish ambassador’s residence and leads to a secret leafy garden — a rarity in central Beijing. Ambassador Tadeusz ...

July 27, 2014, Sunday


Looking for deeper interior meanings

WHO is he? Gennaro Postiglione is an associate professor of interior architecture at Politecnico di Milano-Italy. His research focuses mainly on domestic interiors, museography and preserving and diffusing ...

July 27, 2014, Sunday


Norwegian envoy proud of modernist home

THE Norwegian ambassador’s residence in Beijing’s embassy district stands out as one of the few modernist structures that depicts the essence of Scandinavian design in the city. The embassy was designed ...

July 13, 2014, Sunday


Designer takes a holistic approach to his projects

WHO is he? Marco Tortoioli Ricci is a designer who loves working with a total approach. He thinks that experimentation and design thinking can improve the world in which we live and offer a new perspective ...

July 13, 2014, Sunday


Envoy styles Beijing home in eclectic way

THE charm of this Beijing flat is the lifetime of stories layered on its walls and in every corner, as the interior of the artsy home reveals. The sense of space and calm, the natural daylight and the ...

June 29, 2014, Sunday


French architect finds passion in exploration

WHO is he? Jacques Garcia is a French architect, interior designer and garden designer, best known for his contemporary interiors of Paris hotels and restaurants. For his achievements, he was named commander ...

June 29, 2014, Sunday


Envoy’s artistic flair colors home

A historic residence has been transformed into a grand, art-filled city home through the magic “hands” of the Spanish ambassador to China, Manuel Valencia Alonso. The space shows the artistic soul of ...

June 15, 2014, Sunday


Creative projects stem from world experience

WHO is he? Christopher Jenner founded his eponymous studio in London in late 2010. Born in South Africa, he graduated from the University of Cape Town, from where he set off on a period of extended travel, ...

June 15, 2014, Sunday


Spontaneity sparks cafes full of fun ideas

WHO is he? Fabrice Canelle is an Italian interior designer whose strength is to create “new and fun concepts.” He likes to revamp existing things without demolishing or rebuilding. Tell us about some ...

June 1, 2014, Sunday


Peruvian art takes pride of place in home

BOLD and sophisticated, the Peruvian ambassador’s residence in Beijing’s Sanlitun Diplomatic Residence Compound takes a novel approach to using color. From the moment you step in, the eyes are drawn to ...

June 1, 2014, Sunday




 

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