Waiheke kitchen wins top design award

Richard Property News

New Zealand kitchen designer Mal Corboy has just returned from London after being announced the winner of a prestigious international design competition. Mr Corboy is widely recognized as New Zealand’s most awarded kitchen designer, who has garnered an international stage for his eye-catching interiors and his custom furniture design. He has just won a top award for a kitchen he …

Crescent Moon Tower: Future Skyscraper to Light up the Sky in Dubai

Richard Property News

Dubai has accustomed us to fantasy construction developments to say the least. This moon shaped building, which literally cuts  across the skyline with its beautiful form certainly succeeds in exceeding our high expectations. The tallest skyscraper in the world Burj Khalifa ,and the huge shopping center Dubai Mall are respectively found in Dubai. The Crescent Moon Tower is the latest …

Chinese President Xi Jinping: ‘No More Weird Architecture’

Richard Property News

Chinese president Xi Jinping is fed up with his country’s fascination with what he calls “weird architecture,” the state-run Xinhua news agency reported. Speaking at a literary symposium in Beijing last week, Xi’s two-hour speech took shot at Chinese architects and artists who have designed avant-garde style buildings. Instead, he said that art should “be like sunshine from the blue …

Graeme Hart launches superyacht in Norway (Video)

Richard Yachting News

A Norwegian nautical secret has been revealed – New Zealand billionaire Graeme Hart is the owner of a new ship launched at the weekend. Norwegian media say the 107-metre long “expedition yacht”, launched at Ulsteinvik, north of Oslo, cost about 400 million kroner ($78 million). Hart, complete with a nautical-monogrammed blazer, and wife Robyn were at the Kleven Verft shipyard …

The eleMMent Palazzo, a $3m land yacht

Richard Yachting News

Announcing the world’s most expensive anything is a surefire way to attract attention, but when the thing is a $3m motor home, questions arise beyond the obvious “Why?” After all, designers create all manner of prototypes, and mythical potentates from Dubai are always rumoured to be buying them. Yet in this case, the factory is up and running and ready …

AlDar HQ – The world’s first circular skyscraper – Abu Dhabi 2010

Richard Property News

This is extracted from a beautiful highly recommended National Geographic documentary titled, “Can it be Built? Circular Skyscraper”. It is the world’s first circular skyscraper. In the documentary, Engineers talk in gorgeous and generous detail about the innovations and obstacles that went into designing this piece of art which went hand in hand with building it in a record 30 …