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OLEPANGI FARM

A soulful, special place in the foothills of Mt Kenya

Olepangi is a farm of animals and vegetables and flowers and fruits but, above all else, of ideas.

Aesop

Nothing is known, everything is imagined

From among the distinctive features of the space, Emiliano underlines the importance of the large ceiling light set on a slight tilt and with a printed underside to create a quasi-clinical effect, and a window design that, despite the products, also conceals the sink and the more functional part.

Design with a Positive Impact

Ihana Lamp

Pproduced by Marset, the Ihana lamp is a modular lighting system that allows you to add up to fourteen screens.

Robert Rieger

A Language To Tell A Thousand Stories

Robert Rieger speaks a language that is his, only, but that he shares, image by image, with the world.

Can Feliz

The Beauty of Life on Earth

On the south-eastern tip of Mallorca, between pine forests and the Mediterranean Sea, sits Can Feliz.

Maison Louis Carré

The Spirit of the Fifties and Nature’s Mystique

Designed by Alvar Aalto, Maison Louis Carré seems to appear from nothing, thanks to a skilfully orchestrated staging in space.

Life in its purest sense

Eva Natasa

It was in Bali, in 2013, that Eva Natasa’s devotion to design as a means of creating spaces in careful harmony.

The Freewheelin’ Ileana Moro

Ileana Moro tells me how she adores those dark colors, how they are like the universe when other things light it up.

Maniera Gallery

Contemporary Design Piece

The PAD was the first design fair in the world and after 23 editions remains today the leading event for international design collectors.

Margaret Howell

Dressed in Feeling

Howell is a hands-on designer; references to nature meld with descriptions of fabric frequently.

A Burst of Happiness

Tina Frey Designs

A halo of spirituality and social responsibility surrounds everything Tina Frey touches.

Bea Mombaers

The inner life of every item

The new Brussels home of the renowned interior stylist and designer installed exclusively for Openhouse.

Villa Benkemoun

A seventies icon defined by light

Villa Benkemoun is still a place to live in, but it is also a laboratory for artistic experimentation.

A Dialogue with Álvaro Siza

MOR Design

Alcântara has been defined by Siza as “a comfortable, restful armchair, though not as comfortable as a sofa.

Atlas, Album, Place

Introducing Issue Nº17

This issue of Openhouse positions between ‘atlas‘ and ‘album’: ‘A book to stay and one to go.’

AGORA OF DESIGN

Studio Fenice

Studio Fenice represents ceramicists and rug weavers, stone carvers and makers of Murano glass.

The Space as a Personal Affair

10am lofts

Set in the heart of Gazi, ‘10AM Lofts’ aims to become an “open creative window with views to Athens”

A Symbol of Modern Architecture in Granada

In 1914, Rodríguez-Acosta returned to Granada and embarked on the construction of his carmen.

An Urban Tropical Oasis

About Villa Arce

One of the other main elements that makes Villa Arce unique, is the mural created by artist Elvira Solana.

Enric Miralles

The enfant terrible of Spanish architecture

Known as an architect with a great creativity, Enric Miralles was defined as the enfant terrible of Spanish architecture.

Piet Oudolf’s Gardens

Stars and flowers

Walking through this garden with Oudolf is an exercise in looking and not knowing where to start.

In Praise of Light

Fondation Maeght

Built on the ruins of a Romanesque chapel, Fondation Maeght is actually a mausoleum.

Sunrise in Vejer

The sun has long since risen, and the sun bathes Vejer.

Finding Pani

Searching for a house of Mario Pani in Mexico City

For Mario Pani, the beauty of architecture was in the details.

Time Standing Still

At Dalí’s house in Portlligat

Time stood still and the domestic staff kept it just as it was until the Dalí Foundation set it up as a museum in 1997.

Homage to Montecito

Tina Frey Designs

TF Design Montecito features the first and only comprehensive collection of Tina Frey Designs.

Elvira Solana

A revolution in the form of a work of art

Elvira began to understand that her training as an architect was not entirely unrelated to her approach to murals.

Sheltering the Imagination

The Olive Houses

The Olive Houses capture our imagination, even through their images circulating in the architecture ethernet.

Little Houses by the Sea

Casa Volta, Casa Cosmos & Casa Liebre

Puerto Escondido has become a place to relax, where you can find yourself with enough time and space to read and enjoy endless walks on the beach.

Villa Magnan

A Divine Idyll

The whimsical feel of Villa Magnan begins with the Neo-Romantic gateway in the style of an ancient ruin.

Saulo Studio

Root Values

Saulo expresses his vision through design, painting, photography and creative direction.

Ricardo Fasanello

In the name of authentic craftsmanship

Ricardo Fasanello’s free-spirited imagination was boosted by his genuinely artisanal creative process.

Pablo Picasso

A timeless love with Barcelona

Picasso had a multifaceted relationship with ceramics from the beginning.

Introducing MOR Design

3 days of design

Last edition of 3 Days of Design was a special one for the brand MOR Design.

Casa Balandra

Dropping Anchor

Casa Balandra seeks to symbolize the idea of a boat that sails along, visiting different lands.

James Plumb

The Lightest Touch

Shortly before the pandemic took its hold, the pair found themselves in need of recalibration, a pause to exhale, and so scaled down.

Hauser & Wirth Menorca

An island within an island

The midday sun plays with the Louise Bourgeois spider, tracing the insect's body in shadow on the floor and making it crawl up the walls as the hours go by.

Espacio Micus

The Indispensable

The German artist Eduard Micus visited Ibiza for the first time in 1968, but it was not until 1972 that he chose it as the location that would allow him to dedicate all his time to living and creating.

Vincenzo de Cotiis

The essence of time

“All homes convey feelings,” the De Cotiises explain, “and the ones we choose to live in are places where we get a feeling of well-being.”

Ideal Scenario

Hotel Scenario offers the perfect atmosphere for a restful evening after a busy day on the streets of Rome.

Natural Sophistication

MOR Design

Creative director and partner of MOR, Pedro Sottomayor and Keiji Takeuchi are just two of the creators behind the MOR brand's designs. Alvaro Siza, Daniel Schofield, Julien Renault, Depping & Jørgensen, Hugo Passos and Marta Cruz have also created their signature pieces.

Trial Without Error

Hernán Cortes

The architect Hernán Cortés has begun to take on his own renovation projects where he manages all their different stages: from the acquisition of a space to its complete refurbishment.

Taking in the View

Introducing Issue Nº16

In this issue of Openhouse, “view” seems to appear over and over: 10AM Lofts scan a multi-millennial horizon, while Fondation Maeght’s view is closely focused through the lens of objects.

Une folie entre deux

SHON MOTT

The Mediterranean sea, the greenish blue hues born from the dialogue of colour between the water and the sky, its misty humidity and northern wind, are part of the creative journey of SHON MOTT.

A Hymn to Freedom

Weekend Max Mara

In this house, which played host to huge concerts in the 50s, 60s and 70s, today you can hear only birdsong.

Times are changing

Tina Frey Designs

For Tina Frey, using her hands and being in direct contact with the product are key when creating her pieces.

Visiting the Louise Amstrong House Museum

January 18, 2021

The empty rooms are quietly composed; still, soundless. In the elegant living room, modernist geometries of furnishings. Luxuriously silver-threaded draperies organize proportions of gracious repose.

In the Mood for Cask

Expormim & Norm Architects

Norm Architects wanted to strengthen the iconic presence of each piece so they together will stand as one collection but would be also free as singular icons.

Casa de Vidro

The house of Brazil’s “civilizing architect” Lina Bo Bardi

It makes it difficult to imagine that when architect Lina Bo Bardi bought this piece of land back in 1950, it was then a shaved ground lot from a tea estate, free of any type of tree or construction for miles around and without access to water, gas or electricity networks.

The House at Flat Rock

by Billy Maynard

The private commission for a house in Bendalong was tantalising in many ways: the first, as familiar site intimately known through numerous surfing holidays.

Thresholds

by Frida Escobedo

Frida Escobedo has always lived between boundaries, either temporarily or permanently.

NEW DIRECTIONS

Cadogan Contemporary

The work of the gallery is changing, but it is still key in the art industry.

UNDER A DOME

at Cadogan Contemporary Gallery

‘Under a Dome’ is a first for artists Lorenzo Brinati and Leonardo Anker with Cadogan Contemporary, curated by Martino di Napoli Rampolla.

CHEZ GEORGE

Music House on the Hill

Built in the 1970s by Carioca architect Wladimir Alves de Sousa, this stunning villa encapsulates Brazilian modernism and brutalism.

Garden House

An Experiment In Ecological Integration

In the outer woodlands of Melbourne, Australia, a crystalline structure sits camouflaged amid the timeworn bush.

Openhouse at 3 DAYS OF DESIGN

Openhouse will be at one of the most interesting design events in Europe presenting MOR Design and nanimarquina.

Memories of ARCO 2021

Ever since ARCO first opened its doors, Spanish art has been and remains today a mainstay of the most important art event of the year in Spain.

In the Core of Artigas Family

A wooden sign that reads “Fundación J. Llorens Artigas”, the foundation created by the sculptor Joan Gardy Artigas as a tribute to his father Josep.

Es Bec d’Àguila

Contemporary Tradition

The story of Es Bec d’Aguila began in the 19th century when a family of Menorcan traders built their weekend getaway high up on a hill surrounded by rural landscape.

Chasing the Horizon

Weekend Max Mara

Dressed in my favourite Weekend Max Mara garments, I feel the salt caress my shirt while my skirt performs a contemporary dance.

Terme Berzieri

A Sanctuary of Health

The oasis of Terme Berzieri nestles in Parma, a city in the region of Emilia-Romagna in Northern Italy; its thermal baths and spa treatments free the strains of the city life, rely on research to alleviate ailments and mark Parma as a spa town on the map.

Jean Prouvé

Avant tout J'ai été un industriel

All Prouvé's work was geared towards a single goal: mass production and the industrialisation of construction so that his designs could reach as many people as possible.

ARCO

The Act of Experience Art

The 40th annual ARCO fair aims to mark a turning point that will relaunch and reactivate the contemporary art market.

Benjamin Clementine

A Disarming Voice

Benjamin places one foot on the stool and removes his sneakers, as if playing such an impressive instrument were a matter of connection where there is no place for barriers of any kind.

M Y K I T A

The Pioneering Spirit

Mykita is an international eyewear label that strives to set new standards in design and manufacturing with purposeful products that combine handcraft and high technology. 

Youkobo Art Space

Overlapping Tendencies

In a sepia photograph of a 1950’s building site, a young boy leans his barely contained energy towards the camera, as it in turn captures the rural features of Tokyo.

Atelier Vime

The Luxury of Time and Material

Atelier Vime is the intertwined journey of the duo Anthony Watson and Benoît Rauzy, whose artistic vision and environmental commitment has, since its creation, fed the project. 

Design by Frama

Emphasizing the Natural

With an emphasis on natural materials, simple geometries, and uncompromising quality, Frama's work connects the imaginative with the practical, resulting in a uniquely warm and honest aesthetic.

Carl Hansen & Søn

A seamless visual coexistence with Corberó

Within this labyrinthic work of art, Carl Hansen & Søn and Hans J. Wegner’s vision, craftsmanship and everlasting design dialogue with Corberó’s universe in an almost metaphysical visual stunt.

Signature Design by MOR

MOR is a Portuguese brand that aims to become a leading international name in the design of furniture, lighting accessories and décor through the creation of elegant, long-lasting products.

Tres Outdoor Collection

nanimarquina

With the Tres Outdoor, we go out into the open air to enjoy the warm breeze, kicking off our shoes and revelling in the soft woven fabric of a rug able to withstand the elements.

A Decisive Time for Design

R+D.LAB

For Jay Vosoghi, the main challenge during this period was to carry the project through, ensuring the necessary quality and the collaboration of the artisans who helped to bring it to fruition.

Galería Pelaires

The Art in Essence

Pelaires is one of the first modern art galleries in Spain and in Majorca – the island whose strong creative heartbeat is found within it.

Casa Alfarera

Reviving the Colonial Craft

Founded by Ysabela Molini, Casa Alfarera is a ceramics workshop dedicated to the highest expression of the craft in the heart of the Colonial City of Santo Domingo.

Charlotte Taylor Editorial

From the real to imagined

Although Charlotte interests are ever changing and adapting, something rather constant in her work is the amalgamation of materials, forms and eras of design.

Huis Sonneveld

More Than a Machine to Live In

Sonneveld built it in accordance with Le Corbusier's statement 'A house is a machine to live in', a style that considered ornamentation to be 'criminal'.

Luis Barragán

The Poetics of Pragmatism

Barragán cultivated his persona as a poet of light and shadow—the image that has come down to use through the decades.

Héctor Barroso

From the secluded to the urban

Héctor generates proposals anchored in their surroundings using the resources specific to each place, whether they be the play of light and shade, vegetation or geographic features.

That Which is Handed Down

Issue Nº15

We gather the stories in this issue with the theme of “heritage”: a word built on concepts of ownership and value that distracts us with its implication of lineage and authority.

Feeling at home with knives designed by Hast

Hast's knives have a simple yet carefully thought out design, with none of the seriousness that is often associated with top-quality kitchen utensils.

The Time Accuracy by NOMOS Glashütte

Founded by Roland Schwertner in January 1990, just two months after the fall of the Berlin Wall, NOMOS Glashütte is today a leading example of the ‘Made in Germany’ label.

PrimeroTercera

45 days of lockdown from my balcony

The future was so uncertain that the only thing I think I could do was to photograph the past.

Villa André Bloc

Discreet Patterns

André Bloc's personal projects provided his own spaces of experimentation: his holiday house in Almería.

SHON MOTT

Shades of White

The fashion film of the 2021 Spring-Summer collection was shot in black and white, using an analogue camera to convey a profounder, more emotional message.

ITEMS & INTERIORS

By Bea Mombaers

Two words that exemplify how Bea Mombaers world is formed by her innate fascination for objects that tell an extraordinary story.

One Design Hidden Gem

Terme Luigi Zoja

Built in the 1960s to a design by Albini-Helg architecture studio, this spa showcases the democratisation of the well-being on the post-war economic boom.

Casa Pedregal

The Emotional Life of Architecture

This house does not have an intellectual effort; it is the emotional effort. This house, it is all about emotions.

CADOGAN CONTEMPORARY

Next Generation of Artists

Cadogan Contemporary celebrates its 40th anniversary with the announcement of Laurence Leenaert’s first UK solo exhibition.

St. Benedictine’s Church

by Dom Hans van der Laan

Dom Hans van der Laan completed the existing abbey in Vaals, which later became the new abbey for his own Benedictine order. 

Hotel Les Cabanettes

A Story of Beautiful Souls

This masterpiece happens to be the work of a local artist Armand Pellier, a stone carver from Nîmes graduated in Architecture at age sixty seven.

The Promise of a New Time

Weekend Max Mara

With the Pasticcino Bag as luggage in each escape, this travel companion must contain everything necessary for living beyond any limits.

Kahn Korman House

By Louis Kahn

On the night before his final trip to India and Bangladesh, Louis Kahn sat down at a baby grand piano in the living room of the Korman House and played.

Atelier Brancusi

At Arm’s Length

It is amazing to see the Brancusi sculptures in situ. These vignettes from an artistic life offer intimate sculptural conversations.

Koks Restaurant

Heritage, Survival and Hope

Koks Restaurant is located on the biggest of The Faroe Islands, an archipelago floating in the far North Atlantic about halfway between Norway and Iceland.

Tezontle Studio

Mexican Semiotics

Tezontle work on the Mexican semiotics mixes geological elements with the keys to the form-related construction of the Aztec country’s mental and physical identity.

Satoyama Jujo

In the Heart of Snow Country

A hotel looms in front of me, built 150 years ago with Japanese hardwood—made to bear the weight of the snow that falls four months of the year in this region.

CASA ATIBAIA

In the Shadow of Bo Bardi

A virtual house that sits between this delicate and airy essence and a more brutal and primitive aspect.

The Charm of the Imperfect

Telares by nanimarquina

Artisanal weavers cross the threads in an intuitive way and, through these movements, their work comes to reflect their state of mind.

YAECA

On Top of Kamakura Mountain

Tetsuhiro Hattori and Kyoko Ide, founders of Yaeca, found a hidden gem on the top of Kamakura mountain.

A Refuge at Morro Chico

This ranch founded more than 130 years ago seeks to preserve its ancestral natural, social and economic heritage by adapting it to the present of Patagonia.