Month: October 2014

Hortus Conclusus | art of isolation (poetica dell’isolamento)

Alberto Campo Baeza and the portuguese masters of architecture reinterpreted the concept to pave the way for a poetic image of separation, born from the Hortus Conclusus.

Aires Mateus - House in Fontinha

House in Fontinha (Portugal) | Aires Mateus

Aires Mateus has the gift of being able to capture the underlying essence of a piece of land. This house, like many more that he’s built, looks like it’s been on that hill forever.


PRE-EXISTING | Building within history

The pre-existing has always been a complex theme. Both architects and artists have struggled around words such as monument and ruin.


Maggie’s Center Lanarkshire | Reiach and Hall Architects

The latest Maggie’s Center for cancer care is wrapped in glass and nature. Light and life get also inside the building, thanks to the several internal courtyards.


Archiwindows >>> (Illustration) Architects pose with their windows

Architects pose with their windows


Biennale di Venezia 2014 | FUNDAMENTALS | Elements of Architecture

“The exhibition is a selection of the most revealing, surprising, and unknown moments from a new book, Elements of Architecture, that reconstructs the global history of each element. It brings together ancient, past, current, and future versions of the elements in rooms that are each dedicated to a single element”
(Rem Koolhaas describing “Elements of Architecture”, Fundamentals, Biennale Venezia 2014)


Fondation Louis Vuitton, Paris | Frank Gehry

Designed by Gehry Partners, the Fondation Louis Vuitton will open to the public on 27 October with an exhibition showcasing the architecture of the building. The Fondation louis Vuitton will provide a permanent centre for the charitable organisation centred around the promotion of contemporary arts both in France and internationally.

Christian Kerez . House with one Wall . Zurich (1)

One wall house – Christian Kerez

One wall house – Christian Kerez: a house with only one wall shaping its interior and organizing the circulation.


Endless possibilities >>> an Athenian “Capriccio” shows imagined versions of the city

Greek architects Point Supreme visualize a “could have been” version of Athens, showing they are able to blend a strong theoretical and provocative work with beautiful eye-catching images and inspired architectural design.