Music House on the Hill
Built in the 1970s by Carioca architect Wladimir Alves de Sousa, this stunning villa encapsulates Brazilian modernism and brutalism.
Openhouse will be at one of the most interesting design events in Europe presenting MOR Design and nanimarquina.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Read us on the Screen
The Openhouse team takes one step further by creating a DIGITAL VERSION of OPENHOUSE MAGAZINE: a new way to offer our readership even more content in a dynamic and easy way.
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.
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.
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'.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
By Bea Mombaers
Two words that exemplify how Bea Mombaers world is formed by her innate fascination for objects that tell an extraordinary story.
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.
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.
Next Generation of Artists
Cadogan Contemporary celebrates its 40th anniversary with the announcement of Laurence Leenaert’s first UK solo exhibition.
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.
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.
Weekend Max Mara
With the Pasticcino Bag as luggage in each escape, this travel companion must contain everything necessary for living beyond any limits.
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.
At Arm’s Length
It is amazing to see the Brancusi sculptures in situ. These vignettes from an artistic life offer intimate sculptural conversations.
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 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.
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.
In the Shadow of Bo Bardi
A virtual house that sits between this delicate and airy essence and a more brutal and primitive aspect.
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.
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.
In the path of designing our new 'open house', we’ve worked with brands that have strengthened bonds with the magazine over time.
Going Back to Local
Proudly in its 10th year, Voo Store has decided on an in-house redesign of its Kreuzberg concept store.
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.
Contrary to the design sector’s current voracious consumer trends, R+D.LAB advocates select sober looks, with no unnecessary frills, focusing instead on functional, rationalist, elegant designs
Lambert & Fils
The Lambert & Fils team strive to create and build objects that are not just useful, but also poetic and meaningful.
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.
The Design Award
The Archiproducts Design Awards has announced this year’s Winners within an edition that was launched with even more enthusiasm than ever.
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.
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.
Amaryllis Jacobs and Kwinten Lavigne are the founders of the Belgian gallery Maniera, which displays furniture in the privacy of their own home.
Beyond the Usual Practice
Maniera gallery commissioned Studio Mumbai to develop furniture and objects for use offering them an excursion beyond their usual practice.
The Culinary Studio of Julia Heifer
Should gastronomy be considered an art? For Julia Heifer, the answer is yes.
After spending so much time focused on international artists, we need to look at our local resources—at our own community.
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.
Presence and Present
Bettina has reinvented the concept of a showroom: IMA is a mix of a cultural venue, art gallery and design studio located in her apartment home in Mexico City.
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.
At this moment we can take time to reflect on what it is to be home, to take care of our loved ones, and to really appreciate what we have.
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.
A place to start a interior journey and discover ourselves through movement, mediation, breath work, exploring creativity in Deià, Majorca.
All the Design in Just One City
We visited the last edition of 3 Days of Design, Denmark’s Annual Design Event, to discover and experience new ideas within the realm of lifestyle.
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.
Living with a Light Touch
An alternative living experiment to stimulate the senses and nourish the soul.
TF Design is a California based design and fabrication company dedicated to timeless designs and craftsmanship.
Simon Architecture Prize
Simon opens the call for the Third Edition of “Living Places, Simon Architecture Prize”.
The new chapter in the design history of MENU is written by Norm Architects and the Eave Collection is the main character.
by Camila Gutiérrez
Simple but beautiful moments that you sometimes forget when you live in a City like New York in a constant rush.
And the Weight of Words
Through writing to our friends and family, we find the touching feelings, love, and tranquility between the lines, showing them our most sincere feelings and finding back the culture of writing.
Chasing the Light
Behind an object, especially those concerned with light, there is a clear intention to attempt to improve the quality of life of the user and take care of the space in which the light is found.
Five Years of Design
After five years, valerie_objetcs mission has remained the same: blend everyday objects with unique signature styles.
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.
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.
Passion and Traditional Care
The new Agape Outdoor Collection blurs the boundaries from the traditionally functional definitions of the environment.
Expormim has built on a close-knit combination of personal and professional experience, guided by an ethical, social and cultural commitment.
From a Clear Height
The water had gone cold and my fingertips were furrowed with tiny wrinkles. Even so, I lingered in the bathtub gazing at the endless myriad of colours.
Silhouette by nanimarquina
Silhouette stands out for its highly original, bold, carefree, flowing design.
Villa Kultur is a project to make a new kind of home and platform for cultural creators and talents.
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A. Lange & Söhne
From the moment we are each ushered into this life, we are groomed to seek out a sense of balance.
It was only a question of time for Persuade boutique to pay tribute not just to Martin Margiela but to one of the most important eras in the history of fashion.
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.
A Caravan, Caterina and Me
We spent hours and hours in silence, watching the wind drawing new and constantly changing tracks over the stony terrain from the shelter of our caravan.
Openhouse + Nimu
The Nimu + Openhouse beach towel is inspired by the Mediterranean light and the tiles that were used at Masseria Moroseta.
After a long drive through the dry fields of grass and olive trees in the smouldering heat of the deep south of Italy, we finally reached our destination.
The streets were so full of cars. The drivers changed lanes, some in the opposite direction, and then there she was: a cow in the middle of everything.
A Family Affair
Although El Celler de Can Roca has three Michelin stars and was twice voted into the number one spot by the jury of the Worlds 50 Best, the Roca brothers remain reassuringly down-to-earth, a quality they attribute to never having erred too far from their roots.
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.
Kissed by the Light of Salento
Antonio Ludovico Scolari and Christian Pizzinini are two eclectic souls brought together by nomadic life and their passion for art and design. Their life is a creative journey made of light and the celebration of beauty.
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.
The Palace of the Winds
The uncompleted fort whose construction came to a standstill in 1845 when its owner Maharaja Balwant Singh was murdered, lives a new life.
In Praise of Simplicity
A minimalist architect’s paradise to unwind and take a break from the fast pace of modern life with other guests, friends and locals.
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.
Staying in a one-room cabin at the edge of the Mojave Desert in California is not a retreat; it is an opportunity to consider assumptions about how to live, instead.
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.
From the moment we wake, there is a quiet rhythm that conducts our every movement. It is the thread that has sewn humanity to the fabric of every era.
Miquel Alzueta welcomes me to his Barcelona home in a white shirt, braces and baggy corduroy trousers, all suggestive of a highly original personality.