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Portland Hilltop House


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Designer: Olson Kundig

Categories: ArchitectureInterior 

Year: Present-2020

Overview: Situated on a hillside with views toward downtown, the design draws on classical proportions and scale to produce a sophisticated yet comfortable home. Continue reading →

Strand Craft 166 Xhibitionist Superyacht


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Overview: The 164 foot (50 metre) yacht has an unusual aesthetic for a boat, with an opening at the front very similar to a car grille, and along the sides the bodywork rises and falls like the curving wheel arches on a classic sports car.

Contributing to the sleek profile of the Strand Craft 166 Xhibitionist is the retractable flybridge and radar mast that retreat into the skin of the yacht when not in use. Both can be deployed independently of each other and are only visible when they are required. The helicopter landing pads also fold away. Additionally the Strand Craft 166 Xhibitionist features two concealed entrances, hiding the stairway to the upper aft deck as well as providing access to the garage, bar and lounge areas.

Concealed beneath the carbon fibre inlaid fore deck of the Strand Craft 166 Xhibitionist is a sun deck equipped with a large jacuzzi, featuring  a built-in bar. Access is through a vertically sliding glass door in the windscreen of the pilot house – where there is additional seating for 8 guests. The pilot house itself opens up to the lounge to provide connection between the driver and the main guest area, and at the same time letting in light from the main windscreen to the spaces below.

The Strand Craft 166 Xhibitionist also features a bit of a party trick. Down below is a large garage which houses a custom made supercar which has a 605 horsepower V8 – unfortunatley Strand Craft don’t go into any more detail than that. Alternativley – or additionally – the yacht’s garage is capable of holding a number of other supercars or other road vehicles for use when the vessel is docked.

The Strand Craft 166 Xhibitionist comes with the option of having upholstery made from an exclusive Japanese Samurai leather. This custom designed material is woven from a bullet-proof textile made of Vectran fibres. Optionally all walls can be covered in Samurai leather to make it a bullet proof yacht. Especially handy if you happen to be an evil genius as well as a yacht owner, and I’m sure there’s a fairly large crossover between the two!

Designer: Eduard Gray (Gray Design)

Najade


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Overview: Najade is a large, modern and fast vision of the actual decks house performance cruisers.

Important is clean, well-organized deck, all captive winches are covered under the main deck with an easy access for maintenance, anker and mooring gear is also hidden under the fore deck. A large tender is sheltered in the aft garage at the transom.

The decks house is not recessed as on many boats at that size. Here the main deck has one level. The amount of space differs from other yachts in her range that shows the main salon with its indoor/outdoor concept, providing as much as possible light into the salon by large, full height windows and an amazing sky light roof.
As a standard, the main helm station is on the sun deck, but if the captain needs to steer from inside, a fully equipped wheel house is in front of the dining area. Further the sun deck incorporates a 4 person jacuzzi and sun beds for lounging while enjoying the sail.

The inner general arrangement of the lower deck offers besides a spacious crew area four generous guest cabins with en-suite bathrooms, a luxurious owner’s suite with a dressing room as well as his and her bathroom. Furthermore a comfortable TV lounge and a gymnasium take care of guest entertainment on this deck. The interior of the main deck provides an airy salon area and a forward dining next to buffet and bar.
The unusual full height windows to both sides of salon and dining allow the surrounding elements of sea, wind and sunlight to flood the space and to complete the interior philosophy with its natural beauty.

Designer: Unknown