The Local Project (February 24, 2023) – Located in the Victorian seaside suburb of Brighton, Brighton House is a sophisticated family home that maximises living space and the surrounding gardens. Responding to the clients’ briefs, Hecker Guthrie has imbued a sophisticated family home with hints of the clients’ tastes and world travels.
Video timeline: 00:00 – Introduction to the Sophisticated Family Home 00:35 – The Brief 01:02 – The Process and the result 01:19 – Split Between Heritage and Modern 01:36 – Appealing Aspects of the Home 02:04 – A Walkthrough of the Contemporary Part of the Home 02:24 – A Southern Italian Aesthetic 02:50 – Framing Nature Through Windows 03:30 – An Insight into The Staircase 04:29 – Proud Moments 05:00 – Evoking Joy
Melding the modern and historical together, the architects have divided Brighton House into two zones, keeping the heritage form at the front and the contemporary extension to the rear. From the front of the sophisticated family home, the interior design adds a layer of charm and character. The structure has been renovated with care so that the original elements shine alongside the contemporary additions. In the modern section, light and space is introduced through large windows and doors to the gardens.
Yet through its unique implementation, the natural light does not overpower the extensions but instead works with each design element. Drawing from the clients’ travels for inspiration, Brighton Residence is crafted from rustic materiality, limestone and timber joinery. In addition to wanting an extension of space, the clients also desired a level of connection to nature and the sky. Each window within the home provides glimpses of nature or skies above, connecting the owners to the outside no matter the weather.
Built in between the old home and new extensions, an American Oak staircase by S&A Stairs takes advantage of the double height void and shines through the home like a form of art. With its smooth curves, the staircase complements the soft and sophisticated interior design choices made by Hecker Guthrie and turns an otherwise forgotten part of the home into one of its most memorable moments. As a sophisticated family home, Brighton Residence is a home that offers its owners a space to find reprieve while being surrounded by all that they love.
Oculus Films (February 24, 2023) – Gwadar, town and seaport, southwestern Balochistan province, southwestern Pakistan. Located on the sandy Nuh headland that juts southward into the Arabian Sea, the town is an important fishing (sardines and sharks) and trade centre.
The main industrial concern is a fish-processing factory; salt is obtained by the evaporation of seawater. Gwadar became part of the sultanate of Muscat and Oman in 1797, and it was not until 1958 that the town and adjoining hinterland were given up by Oman to Pakistan.
The Week In Art Podcast (February 24, 2023): Nigeria heads to the polls this weekend; what are the implications for its museums and art scene?
Dolly Kola-Balogun, director of the Retro Africa gallery in Abuja, reflects on the candidates and discusses the importance of art, and culture more widely, to the country’s future. We also talk to Patrick Bringley, the author of a new book All the Beauty in the World: the Metropolitan Museum of Art and Me, in which he reflects on his experiences as a guard at the museum and coming to terms with the loss of his brother.
And this episode’s Work of the Week is Boats in Front of the Grotto in the Park at Méréville by Hubert Robert. It features in The Garden: Six Centuries of Art and Nature at the Nationalmuseum in Stockholm, whose curator, Magnus Olausson, tells us about the painting.All the Beauty in the World: The Metropolitan Museum of Art and Me, by Patrick Bringley, Simon and Schuster (US) $27.99, out now. The Bodley Head (UK), £20, 16 March.The Garden—Six Centuries of Art and Nature, Nationalmuseum, Stockholm, Sweden, until 7 January 2024.
Classic Driver (February 23, 2023) – The Lincoln Indianapolis concept was created in 1955 by Carrozzeria Boano, using the chassis and running gear from the 1955 Lincoln. The only time it was shown to the public as a new concept study was at the 1955 Turin Motor Show.
If you’re planning to hit The Ice St Moritz this weekend, prepare to be amazed at the sight of this unique Lincoln Indianapolis that’s likely to ‘out-jet’ anything that even the famous jet-set resort has to offer.
Hymer GmbH & Co. KG (February 24, 2023) – The HYMER Venture S defines an entirely new vehicle category – an innovative motorhome that satisfies the loftiest demands in terms of design and function. It sets new standards by combining a distinctive appearance and narrow body with generous interior space. As an exclusively equipped off-roader for two people, the Venture S promises freedom without compromise.
From Emily in Paris to Lupin, American productions continue to present a glowing vision of France. Tourism, real estate, and artisanal know-how are just a few of the French sectors that have benefited from the global reach of these shows. What’s more, their promotion of a certain way of life is rejuvenating the nation’s soft power.
HOLLYWOOD Puts France in the Spotlight
From Emily in Paris to Lupin, American blockbusters continue to present a well-groomed and rose-tinted vision of France. Tourism, real estate, and artisanal know-how are just a few of the French sectors that have benefited from the global reach of these shows. What’s more, their promotion of a certain way of life is rejuvenating the nation’s soft power.
February 24, 2023: We mark one year since the invasion of Ukraine with Kateryna Yushchenko, the country’s former First Lady. Plus: Nigeria heads to the polls, the day’s newspapers and the latest business news.
Ukraine has long relied on Russian weapons for its armed forces. Now it is scrambling to get Soviet-era ammunition for those weapons, with the help of manufacturers even in rural corners of Eastern Europe.