House in the Landscape by Kropka Studio

26 November 2014 {1} Comment

Situated in the picturesque hills of the Polish Jura, this small family house designed by Kropka Studio is covered with gabion cages filled with local limestone, referencing the ruins of ancient castles still standing in the surrounding area. [...]

Três Marias Loft in Lisbon by AVA Architects

20 November 2014 {2} Comments

Playfully blending the old with the new, architecture studio AVA has renovated an apartment in Lisbon, Portugal, which is situated in a 1893 building and boasts spectacular stucco ceiling decorations. [...]

Ribja Brv: The Bridge that Was 100 Years Late

15 November 2014 No Comments

The master-planner of Slovenia’s capital intended to build a footbridge next to the city’s Fishmarket Square, but never actually managed to do so. Nearly 100 years later, studio Arhitectura D.o.o. have now completed the old master’s plan, with an elegant and non-intrusive design that from afar appears paper-thin. [...]

Pocinho High Performance Rowing Centre by Álvaro Fernandes Andrade

12 November 2014 No Comments

Situated next to the river Douro, this high-performance training facility for rowing athletes in Pocinho, Portugal by architect Álvaro Fernandez Andrade is defined by local traditional architecture and climate. [...]

A Contemporary Caretaker’s House in Douro Valley, Portugal

29 October 2014 {2} Comments

Casa Do Caseiro, a charming gatehouse designed by Sara Antunes Mário Ferreira Arquitectos, can be found on Quinta da Boavista, a vintage wine producing farm in Mesão Frio in Portugal’s spectacular Douro Valley. The new building is a reinterpretation of the farm’s vernacular typology. [...]

The Cheerful House of Architect Chad Oppenheim in Miami Beach, Florida

15 October 2014 No Comments

A sense of event and openness permeates the unique Villa Allegra in Miami Beach, designed by architect Chad Oppenheim as his own family home. [...]

Why Eileen Gray Matters

11 October 2014 {4} Comments

The 2014 Architecture & Design Film Festival will celebrate its sixth season in New York City with the world premiere of a new Eileen Gray documentary. Directed by Marco Orsini and aptly titled Gray Matters, the documentary tells the intricate story of one of the 20th century’s most prominent and pivotal modernist designers. [...]

Architect’s Jewellery by Diego Delgado-Elias

09 October 2014 No Comments

Architect and interior designer Diego Delgado-Elias finds inspiration in the basic tools that every architect uses in model design and construction in these refined silver rings. [...]