Portraits

  • OPEN DOOR: Inside Troye Sivan’s Victorian-Era Melbourne Home

    OPEN DOOR: Inside Troye Sivan’s Victorian-Era Melbourne Home

    Unpretentious yet expertly decorated, Troye Sivan collaborated with designer David Flack of local firm Flack Studio to bring the vision of his sunny, soulful home to life. An erstwhile brick factory and handball court, the property was transformed into a residence in 1970 by architect John Mockridge, preserving the essence of its Victorian-era origins. Today,…

  • OPEN DOOR: Inside RuPaul’s Fabulous Beverly Hills Mansion

    OPEN DOOR: Inside RuPaul’s Fabulous Beverly Hills Mansion

    When RuPaul, the ‘Drag Race’ star, and husband Georges LeBar acquired their home they enlisted esteemed AD100 designer Martyn Lawrence Bullard and architect Christopher Hatch McLean to help bring their 1980s palazzo to life. Together they transformed the property into an enchanting homage to Old Hollywood injecting the glamor of 1930s regency throughout. Production: Architectural…

  • OPEN DOOR: Inside Lenny Kravitz’s Brazilian Farm Compound

    OPEN DOOR: Inside Lenny Kravitz’s Brazilian Farm Compound

    Lenny Kravitz takes us on a tour of his incredible Brazilian farm compound. Built on an 18th-century coffee plantation, his home is set on a working farm that feeds every guest that comes through. Featuring a Brazilian barbecue, a full-sized football field and 19th-century Portuguese colonial-style farmhouses and outbuildings, it’s a wonder Lenny ever wants…

  • Portrait of MATTHIEU ROMANCANT

    Portrait of MATTHIEU ROMANCANT

    Matthieu Romancant is a French architect and urban planner who lives in Rio de Janeiro (Brazil) since 2007. He acquired an old stone house surrounded by nature and with an exceptional view, in which he wanted to rediscover certain ties thanks to objects found at flea markets. He tells us about a hotel he has…

  • Portrait of DORTE MANDRUP

    Portrait of DORTE MANDRUP

    Dorte Mandrup is a Danish architect who founded her studio Dorte Mandrup Arkitekter in 1999. She imagines architecture in the context of its environment. Out of conviction and ethics, Dorte Mandrup refuses to work in autocratic countries. She has gained worldwide renown for the projects she builds on particularly fragile sites. In 2022, her studio…

  • SUSTAINABLE CITY, Dubai – UAE

    SUSTAINABLE CITY, Dubai – UAE

    When we think of Dubai, we don’t really think of sustainability. And yet, that’s the challenge Diamond Developers has set itself by searching around the world for solutions to make real estate more sustainable and applying those solutions in Dubai. They have created a community in which every aspect has been thought out from a…

  • 1996, Pierre Hebbelinck (La Biennale di Venezia)

    1996, Pierre Hebbelinck (La Biennale di Venezia)

    The cellule.architecture of the Wallonia-Brussels Federation, Wallonia-Brussels International and the Cultural Institute of Architecture Wallonia-Brussels (ICA), in collaboration with CAVIAR.ARCHI, present a series of 6 videos on the curatorship of the Belgian Pavilion at the Venice International Architecture Biennale (La Biennale di Venezia) from 1996 to 2018. In this video, Chantal Dassonville (Architect, Manager of…

  • BOGDAN & VAN BROECK : Portrait of Oana Bogdan

    BOGDAN & VAN BROECK : Portrait of Oana Bogdan

    Oana Bogdan is architect at Bogdan & Van Broeck, an office she co-created with Leo Van Broeck. In this portrait, she explains her professional career and the vision of architecture that the studio develops within its Brussels agency. With Oana Bogdanwww.bogdanvanbroeck.com Technical sheet of this architecture video clipJournalist: Emma C. DessourouxCameraman: Emma C. Dessouroux (Les…

  • SUNSOAK DESIGN: Portrait of SunSoak Design

    SUNSOAK DESIGN: Portrait of SunSoak Design

    Sunsoak Design looks at renewables with an architect’s eye. Jean-Didier Steenackers and his teams manufacture solar machines that maximize solar radiation. We will find their achievements at Tour & Taxis, on the BotaSolar building in Brussels. The company also works well in Belgium with architectural offices such as ASSAR architects and architectesassoc. and also with…

  • EVENTS @ TOUR & TAXIS, Brussels – Belgium

    EVENTS @ TOUR & TAXIS, Brussels – Belgium

    This video shows the diversity of activities offered on the Tour & Taxis site: drive in, food trucks, food mall, salsa lessons ans also an urban park to stroll, play sports or relax with friends. Events at Tour et Taxis take different paths: outdoors or indoors, a basketball or volleyball court can be set up, a…