LUXURY NOW / THE ART OF LIVING WELL

THE ART OF LIVING BY MARCIO KOGAN

Jaw-droppingly sexy houses in a visual language that defines the notion of tropical modernism are the signature of Brazilian architect Marcio Kogan. We tour his latest Sao Paulo residence, Casa P.

CASA CUBO BY ISAY WEINFELD

We tour an art-filled Sao Paulo residence created by Brazilian architect Isay Weinfeld for a couple of collectors who requested a structure that could accommodate private quarters as well as spaces for exhibitions.

THE JAMES TURRELL HOTEL: A LIGHT INSTALLATION YOU CAN LIVE IN

We check-in at The House of Light, a little-known James Turrell work in Tokamachi, Japan, where guests can stay overnight to watch sunrise and sunset framed through one of the artist’s signature holes-in-the-ceiling.

CASA LEE BY MARCIO KOGAN

The sculptural linear construction of Mario Kogan's latest Sao Paulo residence is the epitome of the new Brazilian architectural aesthetic for sexy, minimal and elegant houses. We take a tour of the spectacular Casa Lee.

THE EXBURY EGG: STEPHEN TURNER'S FLOATING ART INSTALLATION

Is it a boat? A floating home? No, The Exbury Egg is part of a year-long art project that will see artist Stephen Turner live in a specially constructed floating studio where he will create art inspired by the marine environment.

THE DESERT NOMAD HOUSE

For a San Francisco-based art collector, architect Rick Joy constructed a weekend home in the Arizona desert that comprises of a village-like compound of just three separate steel cubes, each with one wall of glass.

RICHARD NEUTRA'S HAILEY RESIDENCE

It's the ultimate trophy home for architecture aficionados and design connoisseurs: the 1959 Hailey Residence by master of mid-century modernism Richard Neutra. We make a virtual visit to the Los Angeles house.

STORK NEST FARM BY SGL PROJEKT

A giant bird's nest or the farm of the future? Stork Nest Farm in the Czech Republic countryside is neither. The unusual business conference retreat features an explosion of oak logs that form a riding arena at its center.

THE PUNTA HOUSE BY MARCIO KOGAN

Brazilian architect Marcio Kogan brings his distinct brand of tropical modernism to the countryside of Punta del Este, Uruguay, where his Punta House is a lesson in elegant lines, framed views and considered volumes. We take a tour.

CONTEMPORARY CABIN

A remarkable microstructure by architect Pieta-Linda Auttila manipulates wood like never before to become a striking hotel suite or the ultimate weekend cabin retreat.

EDUARDO SOUTO DE MOURA: 2011 PRITZKER PRIZE WINNER

The most prestigious award in architecture, the Pritzker Prize, has unexpectedly been awarded to the little known Eduardo Souto de Moura. Discover the architect and his most important projects.

CHECKING-IN: FASANO LAS PIEDRAS

Rustic structures that blend seamlessly into the rugged landscape are complemented by the signature sleek boxes of Brazilian architect Isay Weinfeld on the vast estate of the Fasano Las Piedras hotel, Punta del Este, Uruguay.

SCHAULAGER: REDEFINING ART STORAGE

Neither a museum, gallery or traditional art storage facility, the Schaulager, near Basel is a unique contemporary art institution designed by Herzog & de Meuron. We showcase its pioneering approach to "visibly storing" art.

ISAY WEINFELD'S VILLA PIRACICABA

The work of influential Sao Paulo-based architect Isay Weinfeld is instantly recognizable for its infinite lines, dramatic outdoor living areas and ingenious balance. The spectacular Villa Piracicaba encapsulates his signature style.