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Architecture & Interior Design

A hybrid dream: the Yavuz Sultan Selim Bridge on the Bosphorus

A hybrid dream: the Yavuz Sultan Selim Bridge on the Bosphorus

Something new has appeared in the fascinating landscape of the Bosphorus Strait. Slender, soaring while at the same time powerful, contemporary, reaching out to the future, this is the Yavuz Sultan Selim Bridge, the new

Louvre Abu Dhabi, Dialogue du vent et de la mer

Louvre Abu Dhabi, Dialogue du vent et de la mer

The Louvre Abu Dhabi is finally opening after 11 years of delays and painful changes and is the first of the Abu Dhabi's "wanna be" cultural district's architectural marvel to see its launch, but nobody

Billboards. Two projects by Maurizio Montagna

Billboards. Two projects by Maurizio Montagna

Architecture, city, device, time: all of these issues are taken into account by the Milanese photographer Maurizio Montagna. A keen interpretation of places in their anthropic and cultural transformation emerges from all his works.

GCC Building Construction and Interiors Market

GCC Building Construction and Interiors Market

The GCC interiors design and fit-out industry is propelled by huge building projects across the region. In 2017, US$ 74,836 million worth of GCC building projects are expected to be completed.

Mexican minimalism: the Camino Real Hotel Polanco by Ricardo Legorreta

After half a century of operation, the Camino Real Polanco Hotel in Mexico City is still a dense and stimulating architecture. In July 1968, the hotel, designed by the Mexican architect Ricardo Legorreta, opened its doors. It was the first project executed by the architect for the Camino Real Hotel chain, which also includes the buildings of Ciudad Juárez (1966), Cancun (1975) and Ixtapa (1981). For the realization of the Mexico City hotel, Legorreta counted on the advice of the architect Luis Barragán, the artist Mathias Goeritz and on the collaboration of other professionals.

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C33 Editorial:
Living the Interiors

This issue of Compasses – 33, symbolic in many respects – comes out six months later than the expected date of  March 2020, due to a health emergency that has kept (and still keeps) the whole world in check. As we write, in fact, most countries are experiencing the gradual recovery of activities after three long months of lockdown, but the near future of over seven billion people on Earth, in terms of life, work, leisure, still appears uncertain.

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