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Our holiday home of the week, a cave house in Spain, is embedded in the foothills of the Sierra Morena mountains.

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Photography: David Vico

#thespacesilike: Maison du Bresil by Le Corbusier is one of the spaces that inspire our reader @clementevb.

Circular windows and cut-outs in @cosstores' new space on Istanbul's Bagdat Street are designed to echo byzantine domes.
Photo: Assaf Pinchuk

Sonic Spaces: as cultural real estate goes, it doesn’t get much rarer than this: a Grand Tier box inside London landmark the Royal Albert Hall has gone on sale for £2.5m.
Photo: Royal Albert Hall

Photographer @balintalovits captures the shapes and shades of Budapest’s Bauhaus stairwells in his series Time Machine.
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Holiday goals: a modern retreat in Portugal’s Alentejo region by Manuel Aires Mateus.

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Photo courtesy of Casa no Tempo

@Prada turned its runaway into a maze-like bedroom for its FW17 Men’s and Women’s show in Milan yesterday.
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Photo: Agostino Osio

Dutch design practice @studiomodijefsky has turned an abandoned tram depot into @kanarieclub – an all-day destination in west Amsterdam where patrons can eat, drink and work.

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Photo: Maarten Willemstein

#thespacesilike: The Alhambra in Granada, Spain, captured by @acanthusmagazine.

Sacred Spaces: Saint Anne Chapel, Argentina, by Estudio Cella.

Photo: Ramiro Sosa

Where we’d like to spend our Sunday: at Casa Na Mata in Brazil, designed by @studiomk27.

Photo via Studio MK27


De Jonghe Residence – embedded in a ridge in the Hollywood Hills – was built for an actor by the son of Frank Lloyd Wright. The pavilion-like Los Angeles property, constructed in 1949, is now on sale via Crosby Doe Associates.
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Our book of the week, ‘@wheretheycreate: Japan’ by Paul Barbera, takes readers inside the creative studios of Japan’s top creatives offering a behind-the-scenes look at the ateliers of Tadao Ando, Kenya Hara, Toyo Ito and White Mountaineering.

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Kaibutsu’s studio in Tokyo, Japan, features in our book of the week ‘@wheretheycreate: Japan’ by Paul Barbera.
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Photo: Paul Barbera

Holiday goals: this glass and stone holiday home sitting on a remote peninsula in New Zealand’s south island.

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Photo: Simon Devitt

Empty spaces: California-based photographer Austin Irving captures ancient caverns turned tourist attractions, in his series ‘Show Caves’. Via @ignant

An enclave of Modernist-inspired holiday homes by @langarchitecture have hit the market in the Catskills, New York. Each property - from one to three-bedroom holiday homes – share an aesthetic based on combining contemporary cabin architecture with references to traditional agricultural structures to ensure they blend in with their natural setting.

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Photo: Deborah D

This converted Victorian chapel with 45-ft-high ceilings, has just hit the market in London via @knightfrank.

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Greenspiration: a leafy coffee shop in Los Angeles captured by @steffi_daydreamer.

House goals: this private residence in Belo Horizonte, Brazil, designed by Piratininga Arquitetos and JPG.ARQ.

Photo: Jomar Bragança

Shadows in spaces: light falls into the Pinacoteca do Estado de São Paulo, Brazil.
Photo: @leonardofinotti


Our property of the week, a mountain home in Colorado by @johnpawson, puts a crisp and contemporary spin on the mountain chalet.

On the market via @sothebysrealty
Photo courtesy of Sotheby’s International Realty

#thespacesilike: architect Rogelio Salmona's Bogotá studio by @juancamiloberlin

We asked our friends at global arts club @thecultivist to pick out 10 exhibitions not to miss across the world this year. Among their tips is a show dedicated to the extraordinary work of Pritzker-Prize-winning architect Wang Shu at Denmark’s @louisianamuseum (pictured) overlooking the Øresund. See the full 10 shows on

Photo: Louisiana Museum of Modern Art

Sacred Spaces: The Chapel of the North American Martyrs, USA, designed by firm Hodgetts + Fung.
Photo: Joe Fletcher.


Where we’d like to spend our Sunday: cosying up in this Norwegian retreat designed by studio Lund Hagem.
Photo: Ivar Kvaal


Greenspiration: the inner courtyard at @nonostantemarras in Milan captured by @mformarica.


Our book of the week, ‘Rooftops: Islands in the Sky’ by Philip Jodidio and Boyoun Kim, takes us on a journey through some of the most extraordinary rooftops across the world.
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The Louis Vuitton Foundation in Paris features in our book of the week ‘Rooftops: Islands in the Sky’ by Philip Jodidio and Boyoun Kim.

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The iconic spaces: the Art Nouveau interiors of the Horta Museum in Bruxelles.
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Dip into history at Roubaix’s La Piscine Musée D'art, where a defunct Art Deco swimming pool has been reborn as a cathedral for art.
Photo: Alain Leprince/La Piscine

Archi-texture: concrete panels inside the Sacred Museum in Adeje, Spain.
Photo: Simona Rota


Where we’d rather be right now: at Tempio del Valadier in Italy.
Photo: @8axel8

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