SHOULD YOU VISIT DUBAÏ?

There is something fascinating at the heart of Dubai. Time is its standard as it chases after a kind of satiety. The city’s two creeds must be read in a kind of superlative bidding war, the highest or the greatest, combined with an eccentric dimension. Simultaneously a futuristic city with innovative architecture, global shopping center (e.g. Dubai Mall and its giant aquarium), super-kitsch or stylishly-designed holiday resort, or intercontinental hub, Dubai is the ultimate stage.

ESCAPE TO ABU DHABI

The 3 sisters   ME at the mosque   Kaleidoscope   Whiter than white   The new Louvre   Playing with light   Escape movement   Following the path The future of the desert   Minimalist Masdar The mirror vegetation   Floral arabesque   Golden talks Curve   Light and sky   Yas Viceroy Abu…

5 REASONS TO STOP AT ABU DHABI: FROM THE DESERT TO THE CITY IN TRANSITION

Abu Dhabi balances on a knife edge, between being anchored in a centuries-old tradition and a future yet to be built, and the two are not always compatible. Sitting on oil wealth that has its limits, the attraction exercised by imported international standards, the desert as a backdrop; the capital of the United Arab Emirates is located on a chessboard comprised of contradictions and juxtapositions that are to varying degrees both radical and unique. Five stops in the city show the main outlines and question the city in transition.

WIEN MOSAIK

  Between the monumental nature of its palaces and historical sites, and the need to reinvent itself and project itself forward into the future, Vienna is multifaceted. If order dominates, it invents disorder. If history is necessary, it creates lines of disruption. If tradition is too strong, it counters with a wind of freedom, amongst…

TOP PLACES TO VISIT ON YOUR FIRST TRIP IN VIENNA

The imperial or princely residences, such as the Hofburg and Albertina in the city center, the Belvedere Palace that lies further out, or Schönbrunn Palace on the city’s outskirts, are all representative of a political use of architecture. They have a dual function: to be an incarnation of the established order and to symbolize the cultural model of the dynastic and absolutist Europe of the 17th and 18th centuries. An elitist culture which is in complete opposition to popular culture.

MAKE THE MOST OF YOUR TRIP TO VIENNA

Here are some of our favorite sites: a mix of contemporary architecture, Grands Cafés from the Belle Epoque, the Jugendstil spirit, and unusual places. Exploring Vienna for a weekend means diving head first into a Mitteleuropa culture. If Vienna is comprised of multiple facets that lie beneath the surface, the puzzle and the spirit of Central Europe are revealed.

Airport 2.0 : Marrakech Menara

MARRAKECH, 2018 Version française en seconde partie The international airport of Marrakech subjugates by its aesthetic dimension. Playing on sensitive antipodes like full and empty, or geometric, straight lines and curves, it is like a pure diamond between the blue of the sky and the red ocher of the earth. A gigantic sphere of glass…

Escape from the Outside World in the Majorelle Garden

MARRAKECH, 2018 Between source of inspiration, a longing for elsewhere, or the search for fulfillment, the Majorelle Garden suggests the possibility of a perfect world. This enclosed space evokes to a certain degree the Garden of Eden as represented by the Flemish Primitives of the 15th century. Nature subtly meets the desire of man when…