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A Formal Round-Up So let’s dive straight back into it, shall we? Suits When it comes to the jacket, make sure that it hugs your shoulders, is slim in the body and that it covers your bottom. The trousers should be slim, not skinny, and have a break that suits…

Nothing screams elegance like formal attire, but often occasions don’t call for a full suit. With the smart casual dress code being admired by many, how does a man pull it off? Recent advice has often made things confusing but I’m here today to strip it right down for you, giving you…

Virgil Abloh showcases one of his biggest inspirations in his next collection, the Royal style icon In the 20th year since Princess Diana’s tragic death, there has been a slew of books, documentaries and tributes dedicated to the people’s princess. Now, Virgil Abloh is taking it a step further, as the first…

Five years after an avalanche destroyed a chapel belonging to a group of farmers in the Austrian alps, local firm Innauer-Matt Architekten has completed a replacement featuring a steeply pitched roof and concrete walls inset with flat stones. The chapel is located in the Bregenzerwald valley in western Austria, where the transhumance farming method... Read more
Wedge-shaped chunks are carved out of the marble-clad volume of this house in Bangkok, Thailand, which was designed by local studio Openbox Architects. Openbox Architects chose white marble panels to clad the upper brick structure of the building, to gives the appearance of a solid volume. It also offers weather protection to prevent overheating in Bangkok’s... Read more
Visitors to Norway’s Skjervsfossen waterfall can watch the Storelvi river rush by through a glazed floor panel in the restrooms of this service building, which is clad in local stone to accentuate its connection with the surrounding landscape. Bergen-based architecture studio Fortunen designed the small service building containing two restrooms and a technical... Read more
Paredes Pedrosa Arquitectos has converted three houses within the walls of a 15th-century castle in the foothills of Spain’s Sierra de Gredos into a pair of brightly lit homes for a brother and sister. The houses sit within an arcade built by a former resident to link Toledo’s Oropesa castle with the neighbouring Nuestra Señora de... Read more
A prominent art dealer has turned an estate once owned by infamous drug baron Pablo Escobar into luxury accommodation filled with items from his collection. Located in the Mexican beach resort of Tulum, Casa Malca was renovated and turned into a hotel by New York-based Lio Malca – who deals contemporary works by the... Read more
This pared-back holiday home on the Swedish island of Gotland provides a retreat for three generations of a family and was designed by Tham & Videgård Arkitekter. The Stockholm studio – arguably best known for its mirrored Treehotel – designed Atrium House on the coast of the island, which is surrounded by the Baltic Sea. As the... Read more
Black and white tiles, brick arches and wooden furniture all help to create a welcoming ambience at this social space in Monterrey by Mexican studios Communal and OTRA Arquitectura. The 340-square-metre Salón Sociedad was created for employees of drinks corporations FEMSA, which is the world’s largest bottler of Coca-Cola, and Heineken México, formerly known... Read more
Japanese studio Tomomi Kito Architect & Associates has renovated the interior of an 1970s house in Tokyo to provide a open-planned home for multiple generations of the same family. The Tokyo firm wsa tasked with remodelling the two-storey timber structure to house the  young family, as well as the wife’s parents and her grandmother in a project it named House... Read more
A cluster of timber-clad boxes are set at varying angles to ensure optimal daylight reaches the interior of this house and artist’s studio in the Japanese town of Oasa. Architect Jun Igarashi gave the project the name Bending House because of its irregular floorplan, which twists and folds along a plot in a residential... Read more
This house in the Hollywood Hills, by Los Angeles firm Struere, promises to “renew the modern living promise” by extending the indoor spaces to the exterior. The single-bedroom residence was built on the same site as an existing house by modernist architect Milton Caughey. Its two volumes are connected by... Read more