All posts tagged “Restoration

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Living archive

  A Neo-Gothic former archive in Cologne reborn as a Bauhaus boutique hotel: Michael Kaune, editor of QVEST Magazine (a publication devoted to “fashion, culture & attitude”), spent two years meticulously renovating the 1897 building, preserving structural elements like the dark-oiled parquet floors and marble… Read More

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Fez perfection

Twenty-five craftsmen spent two years resuscitating a 600-year-old residence in the ancient medina of Fez, Morocco, a painstaking labor of love led by husband and wife Iraqi architect Alaa Said and Norwegian graphic designer Kate Kvalvik. The result: The Dar Seffarine guesthouse, a seven-room showpiece… Read More