Art & Culture

Chillida Leku

How Profound is the Air

People visiting Chillida Leku can wander about the space, guided by their own intuition and following the fragrance —in the artist’s own words— of the works.

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.

CADOGAN CONTEMPORARY

Next Generation of Artists

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

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.

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. 

Galería Albarrán Bourdais

Beyond the White Cube

Pioneering and passionate, Christian and Eva have been working with the key players in architecture and art for over fifteen years. 

JERWOOD GRIDSHELL

The Conservation of Art

Located at the Weald & Downland Living Museum,The Jerwood Gridshell building is used as a conservation workshop for the museum's extensive artefact collection.

ENRIC MESTRE

Touch Ceramics

For Enric Mestre, ceramics allow him to delve into three essential dimensions: colour, shape and texture.

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.

Georgia O’Keeffe’s Abiquiú Home

Field of Vision

American Painter O’Keeffe was an immensely private figure who carefully crafted her persona & shaped a perimeter between her public & private worlds.

Daylesford Longhouse

Living with a Light Touch

An alternative living experiment to stimulate the senses and nourish the soul.

Castello di Potentino

A Return to Tradition

Tucked inside a secret valley in one of the last undiscovered corners of Tuscany sits an ancient stone structure.

Kanaal

The Art Manifesto of Axel Vervoordt

Kanaal represents the philosophy that Axel Vervoordt began to develop in the late 1960s and it is an important milestone in his life.

Hydra Art School

by Dimitrios Antonitsis

The Hydra School Projects showcase the work of up-and-coming, young Greek as well as international artists alongside those already well established.

Kumano Kodo

An ancient Japanese pilgrimage road consisting of a series of sacred routes that put you in touch with the strength of the Shinto nature.

Villa Kultur

Villa Kultur is a project to make a new kind of home and platform for cultural creators and talents.

Palazzo Monti

Classically Contemporary

From a first floor window of the Palazzo Monti, a brilliant gold square appears out of nowhere, as though suspended from the blue Brescia sky.

Pocoapoco

The research residency of Oaxaca

During my trip to Mexico, I visited Pocoapoco, the community of artists that Jessica Chrastil hosts in Oaxaca.

NUMEROVENTI IN RESIDENCE

Cary Fagan

As I walked in our courtyard the day after his arrival, our chairs were already getting stacked in different corners of the space, initiating a conversation, just like deers roaming through a park.

I-House

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

Wooden Craft

Passing along the tradition of boatbuilding

Nurturing the craft of wooden boat building and located on the waterside of Newport, is The International Yacht Restoration School, or IYRS.

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.

Golden Hour at Armando Mesías’ Studio

Nestled in the midst of vibrant Raval neighborhood, Colombian artist Armando Mesías’ studio is a haven of peace inside the bustling streets of Barcelona center.

Casa di Marco

A place is but a place, yet home is wherever we feel like it to be.

The Earth is Only a Little Dust Under Your Feet

The book singed by the Spanish artist Bego Antón talks about her travel to Iceland and the magical world of The Elf School of Reykjavik.

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.

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.

Miquel Alzueta

Rationalist Passion

Miquel Alzueta welcomes me to his Barcelona home in a white shirt, braces and baggy corduroy trousers, all suggestive of a highly original personality.

Arno Declercq

Modern Black Totems

Arno Declercq designs seem to possess a certain mythical and totemic quality that departs from the presence of the object in the space.

Your Lab

One, No One and One Hundred Thousand

Andre and myself created Your Lab as a place to slow down, to see everything with new eyes and to become more connected to yourself and the things around you.

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.

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.

Transformations in the Clouds

Saddle Peak House

Nestled on top of the Santa Monica Mountains overlooking the Pacific, Saddle Peak House is a haven for city escapists seeking serenity and transformation.

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.

The Iron Lady

Aging=Beauty

Dutch artist Birgitta de Vos transformed an old dry bulk carrier into a unique houseboat, a place to reflect, an art gallery and a work of art in itself.

The Baldwin Gallery

Creating Meaningful Collaborations and Conversations

The Baldwin isn’t merely a commercial gallery in an elegant apartment in Blackheath, London. It is more than that.

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.

Schloss Hollenegg

Mixing Heritage

The beautiful courtyard that opens the view onto stairs and round arches with medieval gangways covered in ivy exceeds all expectations.

A Salon to Call Home

Nes Creative

Where does work life end and home life begin? For Natalie Shirinian and Elizabeth Baudouin there is no answer.

LaPenya24

The Stage Makes a Comeback

As the staircase rises, the house becomes a theatre, concert venue, flamenco tablao, or whatever it needs to be.

Kyodo House

The Art of Living

In a Tokyo suburb this Kohei Nawa-inspired family home is a living statement on art, environmentalism, and a return to Japan's communitarian values.

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.

Luca Longobardi and the House Concert

The group turned into an audience by the simple fact of sharing the wait for the music, winds up exchanging opinions, drinking and reading short stories.

A Home for all in the Heart of Oxford

In 2007, a group of Oxford University students launched Student Hubs Oxford, a charity that enables students to volunteer and make a difference.

Casa Canvas

We are open

Thayse Viegas & Maurizio Bergo decided to turn their private home into a innovative art gallery & design studio aiming at promoting emerging talents.

Thread, Senegal

Threading Cultural Bridges

Thread was set up as a dynamic artist residency program where International and Senegalese artists can meet, exchange and create.

Kettle’s Yard

A Way of Love

In Cambridge, close to the University, four tiny cottages were meld together in 1957 by painter H.S. Jim Ede and turned into a beautiful house-art gallery.

House of Toogood

Faye Toogood

House of Toogood resides on a once neglected corner plot, where now this home has taken root as a place of nurturing under the care of a very special design family.

Brick by Red Brick

Gutshaus Rensow

With the aid of animals and friends alike, Knut and Christina cook up a storm in the tiny village of Rensow, changing the world in the process, brick by red brick.

Joana Biarnés

A Keen Photographic Eye

Truly great people tend to stand out for their humility. At least that is the case of Joana Biarnés, Spain’s first female photojournalist.

The Varda Artists Residency Program

SS Vallejo

Carla, Tolo, and their cat, Tora Prince Rama, host this program at the S.S. Vallejo, a floating incubator for the radical ideas of Ginsberg and Kerouac at the height of the counterculture hippie movement of the 60s.

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.

TAGOMAGO

Collected Life

Far from dogmatism, Valérie and Vincenç's home is a true reflection on what is a collection, what it serves, and how to bring it to life.

O Apartamento

Too Close Is Never Close Enough

A place where artists from anywhere in the world, who wish to know Lisbon better, come to stay and share the city from this unique point of view.

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.

HK Farm

Farming Wildness at Hong Kong

The passion for nature of Michael Leung reminded me that there are things we are obliged to care about as humans.

An Artist’s Life at Villa Lena

The contrasts of Villa Lena are both in its life and its design, serenity and wildness in equal measure, whichever you require.

Casa Helsinki

A Home from Home

After months dealing with fear of the new and the unknown, I decided to allocate the spare room I had o accommodate travellers.

Cinema Flora

Catching a film with Attilio and Paola

Apart form the orange sign above the door you wouldn’t think at all that is a cinema.

NIKI ROBINSON

Her home, her Work, her Parties

Niki and her boyfriend Joe have a wonderful house in Raval, that regularly rents out rooms, but this is no ordinary stay.

Jo Nagasaka’s

Happa in Nakameguro

This Japanese architect set up the space named Happa in Nakameguro, Tokyo, where he has his own studio and very special shares mates.