Architecture

Axel Vervoordt

How the Story of a Style Evolves

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

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.

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.

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.

The Hidden Dimension

Manuel Cervantes

With the invention of the concept of a house and studio, a new approach to indoor living emerged.

Finding Beauty In The Unadorned Wall

John Pawson

Minimalism is a term that is often misconstrued in this day and age.

A Summer Afternoon in the Pavilion of Dreams

RCR

The second day of the RCR Summer Workshop begins with a project review to a group of outstanding experts: Rafael Aranda, Carme Pigem and Ramon Vilalta.

The Pebble and the Round Pond

Fernando Caruncho

As I walk, I heed the spherical pattern traced on the ground…my mind is engrossed in circular trains of thought…

Refreshing Glance for a Contemporary Paradise

Not far from Barcelona, by the Catalan village of Sant Feliu de Codines, a unique family home lies over ancient hills and pine tree forests.

Casa Poli

On the Verge of Plunging into the Blue Yonder

After several months coordinating my visit to Casa Poli, I meet up with Mauricio Pezo and Sofía Von Ellrichshausen at Casa Cien, where they live and work.

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.

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.

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.

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.

A House for my Family

Rose Seidler House

He was only twenty-five when Harry Seidler built his first house, bringing Bauhaus modernism to Sydney’s North Shore.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

Villa Tugendhat of Mies van der Rohe

It’s June in Brno and we are outside the Villa 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.

Masseria Moroseta

New traditions

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