Architecture

Casa Bernal

A flower amidst the rubble

While the pool could be considered the true hero of the space, the way the entire project has evolved has made Casa Bernal a truly admirable creation.

De Cotiis

Architecture is a living thing

Murano glass chandeliers, decorated ceiling beams and terrazzo floors, elements that are in the private residence of the De Cotiis family.

Aesop by Mesura

Creative and local anastylosis

Formulated by Mesura for Aesop store on Avenida Diagonal, the term anastylosis perfectly matches the studio’s identity.

Casa Copas

The sanctuary of truth

“I've never been in an architectural space that replicates the feeling of taking a nap in the shade of a tree and feeling the breeze”.

Oostduinkerke apartment

A front-row seat to the North Sea

Founded in 2012 by Jakob Vyncke and Thomas Messchaert, TJIP interior architecture holds a special bond with the sea.

Palacete Soares Mendes

Unfrightened approach towards respectful renovation

João Pombeiro used his taste to design Soares Mendes Palacete for himself by bringing back its soul and reinstating the details.

Introducing Issue Nº21

In Praise of Folly

In his essay “Praise of Folly”, first printed in 1511, Erasmus of Rotterdam likened madness to the dawn of a new day, when warmth follows the chill of winter; to spring, when everything takes on a fresh visage, a new hue, and is once again imbued with youth.

From the borders of Hípico San Ramón to Whistlejacket

Monica Ledezma has pursued the structural excellence for the use of the space to achieve the settled goal for a perfect shelter for horses.

Delphine Cordie, “Utopia”

The irony of wall jewels

Imagine creating jewelry that you can admire every day. Jewelry that is very much precious, but that you can see in your daily life, while still taking care of it.

The Rudolph Tegner Museum

In covenant with my soul

Almost hidden in the solitude of undulating fields wrapped in deep purple heather, the Rudolph Tegner Museum breaks the otherwise idyllic surroundings seemingly like an impenetrable closed concrete monolith

Color, joy and intrigue

EstudioReciente

EstudioReciente's new work holds our hands to dream of new worlds. Worlds as fabulous, dreamlike, unreal, marvelous, and imaginative as that of Alice in Wonderland.

Officina Magisafi

Sought-after normality through precious simplicity

The architectural and design studio bases its designs on giving life to projects that measure up to the everyday reality of life.

Baxter Lago

A design temple over Lake Como

Baxter Lago, this house -or home- designed and arranged by the Italian brand that was originated by Luigi and Paolo Bestetti, acts as an authentic telescope on the lake.

Casolare Scarani

Sensitive modernity in an Apulian gem

Located in Carovigno, Casolare Scarani is a small villa that had the style of a local masseria, typical fortified farmhouses, in the white-washed city region of Puglia.

Casa Monte

A sculptural yet habitable space

Though it reads as a solid terra cotta mass, Casa Monte does not, ultimately, suggest a monolithic vision of Mexican design.

Façades of Brooklyn Heights by Robert Rieger

A snapshot of the old-world charm

Robert Rieger has managed to capture to the core in his new photography book called Façades of Brooklyn Heights.

Estudio Iturbide

A tower for looking inward

Graciela, a famous Mexican photographer who recently held an exhibition at the Cartier Foundation. Mauricio is an iconic Mexican architect, and Manuel is a well-known sound artist.

Gaston Eysselinck

The reasonable expectations (and reciprocating joys) of a vulnerable house: If you listen

In the decade since it “suddenly” became their house and their project, the Gaston Eysselinck house has revealed the character they noticed on the first day.

Santa & Cole

A dialogue between Sílvia Martínez Palou and Català-Roca

In the exhibition 'Retículas (6 arquetipos)', that can be visited until mid-november in Santa & Cole Gallery, Sílvia Martínez Palou coexists with the portraits that Català-Roca took of the most iconic buildings of Barcelona.

In the Air

Ira Kurlander House

The architect Ira Kurlander calls his home an “Airship” because the site was 20’ in the air on a 1908 building to take 2 more flats.

Casa Soleto

Shaping life through architecture

The path to transform the old frame into Casa Soleto was far from straightforward as they faced the twists and turns of the house's natural state.

Laberint d’Horta

A Neoclassical Oasis in a Modern Metropolis

Amongst all the concrete structures, Barcelona currently holds hidden oasis points scattered throughout the city. One of the most enchanting ones is the Laberint d’Horta Park.

Elegance and Eclecticism

The Home of Carlo Mollino

Perched on the banks of the River Po in the city of Turin, is the perfectly preserved Casa Mollino.

Biennale Architettura 2023: The Laboratory of the Future

Re-telling the story of architecture

The 18th International Architecture Exhibition was inaugurated on May 20th and will be open to the public until November 26th 2023.

Cédric Etienne

Building meaning through silence

Belgian designer Cédric Etienne has built a concept based on equal parts architecture and philosophy. In a 19th century listed maritime building in the harbor of Antwerp.

Casa Vagantes

We Are Moments

It’s five o’clock on a Sunday afternoon as we return from visiting the ruins of Uxmal with Fernando Gómez Vivas, architect and, together with Gina Góngora, co-founder of Casa Vagantes.

Los Durmientes

A composition of light and shadow

There’s a secret something tucked within the walls of Los Durmientes. It defines the building’s junctions and forms, fosters tension and warmth.

GOTA

Naked wines, small plates & records

“Naked wines, small plates, records” are the three pillars that sustain GOTA’s essence, and they are exactly what the customer should expect when coming in.

The Play and Plan of Casa Stella

Casa Stella seems to be a kind of negotiation, or invitation, between effort and release, perhaps originating in the formative “play and plan” of Ivan and Alberto.

Cork House

A sustainable cocoon in the middle of the London chaos

Cork House is proof that a logistics challenge can be turned into a design success through beautiful sustainability.

Vasto and Mesura

Symbolic Landscape

The personalities of both the Mesura architectural studio and that of the Vasto art gallery permeate this project and bring distinction to their respective brands.

“Within reach” at Casa Ponis

The Touching Proxemics of Alberto Ponis’ Architectural Practice

Alberto Ponis’ extensive project on Sardinia began early in his career, in 1963, and stretched over the next decades.

Casa Broner

Island of Creation

Erwin Broner came of age in the 1920s and early 1930s in Germany, where he was a part of the important artistic and cultural movements of the time.

Maison Brummell Majorelle

A major journey

Christian narrates the process that resulted in Barcelona’s hotel Brummell.

Casa Covarrubias

Unforgotten City

“They were ‘modernizing’ as far as they were concerned,” says Rafael Rivera, co-founder, along with his partner Javier Claverie, of Habitación 116.

VillaD Marrakech

Land of possibilities

VillaD offers a perfectly pleasant and out of time getaway, where architecture and nature blend together.

Villa Petricor

The calmness inside the wilderness

The construction in question is Villa Petricor, a seamless villa built around several existing tree clusters in 2022.

A Sanctuary Full of Symbolism

The Brion Tomb

Symbolism plays an important role in Scarpa’s architecture, particularly in one of his most significant works: the Brion Tomb.

Casa Agulló

Mediterranean Essentials

Benni began a sentimental relationship with Altea that is now intensifying with the purchase and renovation of Casa Agulló.

Schweikher House

An Integration of Eastern and Western Sensibilities

At the end of a gravel driveway on an empty field in Schaumburg, Illinois, an elongated wooden house sits shrouded in suburban terrain.

A Precious Casket

Villa Necchi Campiglio

Opened to the public in 2008, Villa Necchi Campiglio in fact houses three important collections donated to the FAI.

Iker Ochotorena

Perfect emptiness

The simple – but not banal – look of OOAA’s projects is a clear reflection of this Basque architect’s character.

Casa Carvajal

Of concrete and skin

Just like another member of the family, Carvajal House has held great sway over the Martínez-Rodríguez de Acuña family.

Getty Center

Magnificent Resolution

Paul Getty’s name is inescapable, but the Getty Center as an architectural space is synonymous with Richard Meier.

WithIn

El Divisadero

El Divisadero, roughly translated as “a place to perceive”, is a 3-building compound in the countryside of Jalisco.

Terrestre

Building with rather than on

Terrestre is the latest edition of Puerto Escondido’s design moment.

Villa Noailles

The steadfast modernity of the Noailles spirit

Villa Noailles continues more than ever to shine with steadfast modernity - a creative visionary liveliness.

Villa André Bloc

Discreet Patterns

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

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.

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.

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.

Finding Pani

Searching for a house of Mario Pani in Mexico City

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

Garden House

An Experiment In Ecological Integration

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Placing Biography

Diego Rivera and Frida Kahlo House-Studio Museum

In Mexico City, Juan O'Gorman's 1930s Rivera-Kahlo House-Studio is almost an architectural proposal of how to live apart-together.

VILLA CARDO

A House of the Simplest Form

Crafted by Andrew Trotter, this modern-day villa was made to blend with the nuances of Puglia’s idyllic landscape and pay homage to the culture that envelopes it. 

HACIENDA XUCÚ

A Recomposition of Place

In the Yucatán Peninsula of southeastern Mexico, an age-old hacienda sits hidden within the confines of the sprawling jungle.

HOTEL MARTEL

Economies of Art and Life

Hotel Martel has been restored and conserved by its owner, Eric Touchaleaume, being the most complete example of Mallet-Stevens’ residential work.

Studio Mumbai

The Art of Consideration

Jazz is likely to be the most apt metaphor in relationship to Bijoy Jain’s work. Jazz is interactive and improvised.

Keeping Toward the Light

At Potter's House

Talking with Luciano is itself like being in a garden; there are points that catch one’s imagination and vibrant connections; afterwards, ideas continue to grow.

VILLA RA

A Modern Approach to Rural Dwelling

Atop the rugged cliff sides of the Calabrian coast, a contemporary structure roots firmly to the sun-baked dirt.

VVD II RESIDENCE

A Sanctuary and a Refuge —a Place Where Time Stands Still

Like a physician swearing the Hippocratic Oath, architect Vincent Van Duysen takes his role in creating spaces very seriously.

The Krane

Post-industrial Luxury

The Krane, a one-room hotel and spa in Copenhagen’s Nordhavn, epitomises the concept of a hideaway.

LIVING IN

Modern Masterpieces of Residential Architecture

Our first book, edited in collaboration with gestalten, is the outcome of curatorial research into thirty homes with architecture typified by its strong emotional appeal.

Frey House II

Thinking on the Ledge

In the shadowed interior, barely visible as an irregularly curved silhouette, but instantly recognizable, is the iconic rock, around which the house was built.

Memory and Modernism

Villa Cavrois

Home is more than a place that provides shelter. It’s a private space where life finds its personal expression.

Living Places

Simon Architecture Prize

Simon opens the call for the Third Edition of “Living Places, Simon Architecture Prize”.

Palehua House

Vladimir Ossipoff and Hawaiian Modernism

Chris Mottalini traveled to Honolulu to shoot the work of Vladimir Ossipoff, the foremost practitioner of Hawaiian Modernism, and visited the architect’s most celebrated buildings.

Casa das Canoas

Quintessence of the Brazilian House

Late morning of October. Blue sky and sweaty weather typical of the beginning of the summer in Rio de Janeiro.

Max Cetto

Life of the Rocks

By 1949, Max Cetto had become famous in Mexico and was known affectionately as “El Hombre del Pedregal”. He had built and lived in the first house in Pedregal.

Pedro Reyes & Carla Fernández

A Space to be Read

Seen from the street, the house of fashion designer Carla Fernández and artist-architect Pedro Reyes appears to have descended from the skies.

Axel Vervoordt

How the Story of a Style Evolves

We share a weekend with Axel Vervoordt to discuss travel, collecting and style.

Isla Lebe

An Endemic Marker in the Landscape

A journey to Chile's Chiloé Archipelago to discover the wonderful project of Guillermo Acuña in Isla Lebe.

I-House

A vision of mutual understanding through cultural exchanges among the people of Japan and the world.

Villa Empain

East, West, Time Machine

The gardener and I greet each other. The leaves that he prunes fall on top of and in between the pebbles. Many times before, he has seen the impressive beauty of Villa Empain.

Heaven Knows

Fernando Higueras

Man has sought refuge below ground throughout history, from prehistoric caves as protection from the dangers of the natural world.

Kandinsky/Klee House

Bauhaus Dessau

The East German town of Dessau seems unassuming at first glance.