Pierre-Yves Rochon’s Redesign of Hôtel Martinez Melds the Côte d'Azur's Past and Present

The grand chandelier made of bronze and parchment scales by Officina Luce is the main focal point of the front lobby. Photography courte...

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At first glance, the French Colonial buildings in Vietnam appear typically European: ornate balconies, porthole windows, wooden shutters. Yet furth...
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Michael Hsu Office of Architecture, headquartered in Austin, Texas, has launched a Houston studio inside a mid-century building encompassing 1,30...
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Cross-laminated timber ceiling panels run above linoleum and carpet in the bowling alley at Germany’s Kegelbahn Wülknitz, a sports ven...

Kettal Helps Rebuild Richard Neutra's VDL House into a Modern-Day Penthouse

VDL Research House. Photography courtesy of Paul Getty Trust, Getty Research Institute, Los Angeles.

After a 1963 fire devastated Richard Neutra’s VDL Research House, the renowned architect and his son Dion rebuilt their Los Angeles residence, adding a rooftop solarium. Now Kettal, under the supervision of the younger Neutra, has recreated the addition in VDL Penthouse, a 500-square-­foot enclosed structure, and VDL Pavilion, an open version without glass walls. The horizontally oriented replicas are inspired by traditional Japanese architecture, with structural columns set back 4 inches to give emphasis to the cantilevering roof, which appears to float over the shell. But while the concept is vintage, the deployment is futur­istic, as the penthouse is equipped with the latest smart-home technology—there’s even a small weather station in the chimney. Choose from 30 frame finishes and a host of custom options.

VDL Penthouse. Photography courtesy of Kettal.
VDL Pavilion. Photography courtesy of Kettal.
Photography courtesy of Kettal.
Photography courtesy of Kettal.

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Kinzo Maximizes Space for Publishing House Suhrkamp Verlag's New Headquarters

A leading European book publisher founded in 1950, Suhrkamp Verlag is a household name in much of Germany. Its literary portfolio includes such int...