TheAddresses: Casa Um, Algarve coast, Portugal

TheAdresses is a new hospitality concept, a locally based, design-led business that offers homes to rent in Portugal.

Casa Um is an idyllic destination, nestled between the city, mountain and sea, the perfect spots to recharge among Portuguese local traditions and architecture.

Situated in the Algarve coast, amongst an archetypal Mediterranean landscape of orange groves, carob, olive, mastic, and almond trees and against the region’s mountains in the distance, the house offers long views of the surrounding nature.

The property has been renovated by Atelier Rua and is a modernist take on Portuguese traditions, a minimalist and contemporary space which is as homely as it is glossy-magazine stunning.

The original farmhouse has been converted into a modern kitchen and living room, the former stables at the opposite end of the house is now a dining room with views of the swimming pool and over to a meadow area

The structure is composed of a cluster of well-defined, smaller, interconnected volumes. Painted white. The interior is populated with a mix of contemporary furniture and items that draw on the country’s crafts traditions.

FAB Cinema x Zhongshuge Bookstore, Xi’an, China

Shanghai-based design and architecture studio X+Living has teamed up with FAB cinema and Zhongshuge bookstore to design this cross-brand space located in Taiyuan IF Center, Xi’an, China.

The project aims to create a fresh experience for film-lovers while expanding the features of a traditional cinema to appeal to our rapidly changing society.

The program includes a cinema, a bookstore, a reading hall, a children’s area, and a café.

The collaboration features hugely cinematic design, arched corridors, a glut of bookshelves. the space almost looks like a visual effect, with mirrored floors, reflective planes and ceilings coupled with sleek linear lighting.

Besides the movie hall, a plethora of bookshelves clad almost every inch of the vertical surfaces, with recessed lighting augmenting their outlines and placement that reflect off the horizontal ones, produce fantastical graphic quality that complements the warmth of the wood lined interiors, giving it cityscape visual


Hotel Canopy by Hilton, Zagreb, Croatia

Canopy by Hilton launched in 2015, with properties in a variety of markets including London, Miami, Washington, D.C. and more.

Canopy brand hotels aimed at both leisure and business travelers, and combine the most appealing facilities of a select-service with the services and features more common at higher-end hotels.

The design inspiration of all the canopy by Hilton hotels comes from the local culture where each hotel is located.

Canopy by Hilton Zagreb opened at the end of 2018 and offers a comfortable stay for guests looking for authentic experiences in the center of Croatia's capital.

The hotel embraces Zagreb's mix of history and modern style, Canopy is all about being local, through design, food and beverage, art and knowledge.