PALACE #22 highlights the merits of living in a penthouse or loft space; the tangible rewards of enjoying skyline views of the city below, or a picturesque vista of seas and/or mountains. Nothing is more edifying than living in a penthouse or loft-style apartment, especially in key cities such as London, and New York. Even Phuket, Bangkok, Melbourne, Penang and Kuala Lumpur brim with penthouse gems that deliver their expansive, enviable vistas to engage discerning homeowners.
Our 30-page Special Report covers the most discerning destinations in the world where penthouse projects are located. Olha Romanuik, our architecture-trained writer, delves into trends and features that current penthouses offer. She talks about the architectural points that can make life easier and sweeter when living in these grand spaces. Our eye on London properties means we highlight some of the best in real-estate options, so do check out One Crown Place – a sophisticated UK project whose EC2A 2ER address is nearby to Liverpool Street and Moorgate stations while its amenities rank among the best in London.
Our Features section is rife with ideas on green living and new architecture projects: In Urban Oases, Steve Huyton explores the fascinating Singapore domiciles that welcome nature while providing functional spaces; In Finding Purpose, Olha Romanuik investigates unique conservation projects in Hong Kong, Vietnam and Singapore that fuse old and new architecture to create attractions for people; In Eco-Luxe Living, Philipp Kristian Diekhoener presents striking properties that incorporate “green lungs” into its environments.
PALACE #22’s cover story – our editorial team had the honour of meeting the men behind Revolution Precrafted; one of the Philippines’ richest men – Robbie Antonio. We photographed and styled him when he came to Singapore in July. Check out our two-page interview, Prefab King, where we spent 15 minutes with the CEO and Founder of the firm, and how his revolutionary prefab processes are shaking up the building/construction industry the world over. In Radical and Revolutionary, we showcase some wunderkind prefab-projects from this fast-and-rising firm – home designs created by world-renowned names such as Jean Nouvel, Christian de Portzamparc, and Zaha Hadid. For investment-focused articles, our new section, Wealth, offers an article Citizenship by Investment Programme, penned by our Executive Editor Robbie Wilson. Robbie sheds light on how to use your money to gain citizenship in countries such as Malta and Cyprus. Further afield in real estate, our Market Roundup section zooms in on burgeoning Birmingham in the UK where new projects are spicing up the market there. Our roving Editor-at-Large Sophie Kalkreuth reveals some property gems in Australia and United States despite the slowdown. Even with nullified market factors, we prep investors in making the right investment choices.
Our beloved section PALACE Lifestyle is always a favourite among our readers all thanks to colourful topics. In Japanese Touch, we showcase the modernist and adaptable Harbor sofa designed by Naoto Fukasawa for B&B Italia. Next, dive into the furniture trends we spotted at Salone del Mobile 2018 with our eight-page, pictorial report Magical Milan and get inspired to redecorate and reimagine your space.
We are sure this riveting issue is destined to spur you to want to own your first penthouse and enjoy the tangible benefits. Happy reading!