Today Architectural Digest takes you to Washington, D.C. for a walking tour of Georgetown with architect Nicholas Potts, highlighting historical architectural details hidden in plain sight. Georgetown’s founding predates that of Washington, D.C. and it wasn’t incorporated into the nation’s capital until the 19th century. Nick demonstrates how vestiges of Georgetown’s origins remain to this day, explaining how the neighborhood has retained its distinctive feel.
Imbued with a sense of tranquillity, Hidden Garden House is a minimalist residence with a restrained materiality. Designed by TRIAS in collaboration with the clients, the home emerges as a peaceful ode to simplicity.
Video timeline: 00:00 – The Local Project’s Print Publication 00:15 – Introduction to Hidden Garden House 00:40 – The Surrounding Neighbourhood 01:01 – A Walkthrough of the House 01:43 – Views from the Upper Level 01:54 – The Hidden Garden 02:13 – The Creative Clients 02:35 – Hand Made House Features from the Client 03:09 – Warmth Through Material Selections 04:17 – Taking Pride in the Project 05:09 – The Architects Favourite Features 05:38 – Subscribe to The Local Project’s Print Publication
Located in the Sydney suburb of Darlinghurst, Hidden Garden House celebrates small living on the fringe of the CBD. A house tour of the property elucidates its floor plan. Entering the home, the living room leads to an elevated dining room, which in turn flows to the kitchen space. The kitchen wraps around a courtyard garden and upstairs, the bedroom and bathroom are separated by blocks of joinery. As one of the occupants of Hidden Garden House is a ceramicist, their influence is apparent throughout the home. Terracotta floor tiles line the kitchen whilst white tiles in the lightwell bounce sunlight into the home. Brass hardware and elegant furniture also testify to the quality of the client’s work. TRIAS uses natural materials to establish a sense of warmth in Hidden Garden House. Bagged brickwork proposes a feeling of tactility, while timber floors and joinery visually soften the interior. Smaller details such as pendant lights and brass finishes speak endearingly to the idea of careful consideration. Refined and minimal, Hidden Garden House stands as a timeless residence; a ceramicist’s own home. Working closely with the clients and embracing their unique contributions, TRIAS translates a joint vision into an architectural success.
Over the 144 pages of our latest issue dedicated to the Greek capital, we‘ve pulled together our best tips for city experiences, new arrivals, urban havens offering respite from the summer heat, and upcoming events.
We also guide you through the neighborhood of Kypseli and the Attica basin’s fabled Tourkovounia hills; present the trendsetters bringing something new to the Athenian experience; and discuss some hot debate-worthy topics: How much tourism is too much? What is going on with the Parthenon Marbles? Where should we eat?
Egypt, a country linking northeast Africa with the Middle East, dates to the time of the pharaohs. Millennia-old monuments sit along the fertile Nile River Valley, including Giza’s colossal Pyramids and Great Sphinx as well as Luxor’s hieroglyph-lined Karnak Temple and Valley of the Kings tombs.
Video timeline: 0:00 Khafre with Pyramid 0:08 Karnak temple 0:15 Cinematic view of Hatshepsut temple 0:21 Sphinx with blue sky 0:29 Cinematic view of Pyramids 0:37 Tomb ramses of Hieroglyphs 0:44 Edfu temple 0:53 Pyramids in Egypt 0:58 Sphinx Giza valley 1:05 Ancient in egypt 1:12 Sphinx in egypt 1:17 Obelisk pillar 1:24 big balloon in Luxor, egypt 1:27 Nile river 1:34 Cairo mosque 1:39 Beautiful Hieroglyphics 1:50 Aswan philae 1:58 Sea in El Gouna 2:06 Ocean in Hurghada 2:10 Sphinx with blue sky 2:13 Hieroglyphs 2:17 Pyramids 2:21 Hieroglyphs 2:29 Animated ancient 2:36 Sphinx with Pyramids 2:43 Pyramids in egypt 2:48 Great sphinx
The capital, Cairo, is home to Ottoman landmarks like Muhammad Ali Mosque and the Egyptian Museum, a trove of antiquities.