Architecture

Reality and Desire

Casa de Blas by Campo Baeza

Two opposing elements, a glass box resting on a concrete volume, both parts blend seamlessly into the landscape.

Pierre Jeanneret

Chandigarh Belongs to Him

It is his cousin that usually takes the credit for this city, but immersing yourself in the life here you realise it is Jeanneret to whom the city really belongs.

James Goldstein’s Ever-Expanding World

If there was ever a man acclimated to construction, it’s Goldstein. For forty years, almost half his life, he’s been surrounded by it.

Frugal Luxury at La Fábrica

Ricardo Bofill found this mighty building in 1973 and transformed it into both a family home and the headquarters of the Ricardo Bofill Taller de Arquitectura.

A Modernist Masterpiece Opens Up

The Margaret Esherick House was built by an American master, and its splendor cannot be understated. A recent renovation and gracious new owners have once again made it a welcome destination.

Van Doesburg Studio-House

Coup de coeur

While relaxing from an intense year of work, Daniëlle van Ark & Thomas Raat immersed themselves into the world of Dutch artists Theo van Doesburg & his wife Nelly van Moorsel, founders of this house turned artistic residency.

George Nakashima Woodworkers

The Soul of a Woodshop

George Nakashima, the preeminent American designer and master craftsman, made furniture out of a philosophical and spiritual reverence for trees.

César Manrique

An Uneasy Nature

In the conviction of beauty’s power and the importance of aesthetics in the social cultures, his art interventions represented a whole new turning point on Lanzarote.

Cap Moderne

The Life of Eileen Gray

Between Monaco and Menton, Cap Moderne has witnessed the complicated relationships of several seminal figures in the history of architecture.

More Than a House

A morning with Xavier Corberó

He lights a cigarette; the smoke is dense and it curls among the sculptures that surround him.

Els Comellars

John Pawson and Claudio Silvestrin

A towering and meditative villa nesting amongst the trees yet striking in contrast to the backdrop of the sky, it was designed and built by John Pawson and Claudio Silvestrin.

At Home With Mies Talks & Dinner

Launch of Issue No. 9

Openhouse celebrated the launch of issue Nº9 with a private dinner and hold a series of talks with great names in architecture, art, and design.

Between the Rocks

Casa Pedregal

When Barragán first walked into El Pedregal, a barren land of volcanic rocks in the suburbs of Mexico City, a utopia came to mind.

A house of light and history

Vila Tugendat of Mies van der Rohe

It’s June in Brno and we are outside the Vila Tugendhat, Mies van der Rohe’s modernist house in the leafy neighbourhood of Èerná Pole, not far from the centre of town.

Breaking the Boundaries of Convention

Solo Office

Ideas are intangible. They have led us to design cities and establish ways of life from the beginning of time.

At Home With Mies

Exhibition by Openhouse & USM

Openhouse together with USM transformed the Barcelona Pavilion by Mies van der Rohe into a house.

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.

Casa Wabi

A wall uniting art and community

A line drawn across a piece of paper turned Casa Wabi into a reality when Tadao Ando first sketched.

Masseria Moroseta

New traditions

Sharing the local traditions and Italian passion for simple living and quality of life.

Solo Houses

Building houses with Christian Bourdais

We drove for two hours through the grape vines that surround either side of the highway down to Tarragona, ascending the the mountain range and the Parc Natural Els Ports.

The home of Philip Johnson

The Glass House

The property and the décor capture the original design, including the daybed designed by Mies Van Der Rohe.

In residence at Can Lis

The home of Architect Jørn Utzon

This building is modern, yet had the feeling of a roman bath house, ancient, and set to its cliff top position.

Numeroventi

Unifying Past and Present

There has never been such a place in Florence where artists and visitors have flowed in and out of the cradle of the Renaissance.

La Ricarda

Casa Gomis

Designed by architect Antonio Bonet Castellana, disciple and collaborator of José Luis Sert and Le Corbusier, for Agnes Bertrand and Ricardo Gomis.