Issue 14

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.

Koks Restaurant

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.

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.

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.

Tezontle Studio

Mexican Semiotics

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.

Satoyama Jujo

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.

The Charm of the Imperfect

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.

YAECA

On Top of Kamakura Mountain

Tetsuhiro Hattori and Kyoko Ide, founders of Yaeca, found a hidden gem on the top of Kamakura mountain.

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.

Studiopepe

and its multidisciplinary workings

Even before Milan Design Week was cancelled, the founders of Studiopepe were already working on a digital project for the occasion.

Functional, Rationalist and Elegant

R+D.LAB

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

Matière Première

Lambert & Fils

The Lambert & Fils team strive to create and build objects that are not just useful, but also poetic and meaningful.

ENRIC MESTRE

Touch Ceramics

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

Perception and Change

Numeroventi

After spending so much time focused on international artists, we need to look at our local resources—at our own community.

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.

Studio IMA

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.

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.

Respite, Connect and Escape

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.