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A second home on a rocky outcrop at the start of the western ghats (highlands), Khopoli, in Maharashtra, India. An area of high precipitation in the monsoons, and equal heat during the summers, the site changes remarkably from March to July, with the onset of the south westerly monsoons.
This piece of land, located in the middle of a coastline dotted with “All Inclusives,” would have to be transformed into a box that contained its own sea –practically its own air– given the happy circumstance that the universe had created a desert joined to the sea along a horizontal line. It was the purest, most minimalist landscape a horizon could have drawn.
Spaces and buildings with a public purpose create the most noticeable and distinctive majority of the world's archaeological corpus. And the maintenance level of public spaces is still a relevant indicator of a society's civilization level.
The primary aim of the project is to propose solutions to encourage diverse methods of using the building, corresponding to the multiple schematic points and interests of the client. An entrepreneur in the restaurant and hospitality industry. But also individuals with countless interests and ongoing initiatives.
Aires Mateus, together with the owners João and Andreia Rodrigues, transformed an old family farm into a modern retreat in the rural landscape of the Alentejo region, Portugal.
Located in the city of Tel Aviv, Israel, this elegant duplex penthouse apartment was designed by Pitsou Kedem Architects for a client who is an art collector. On entering the space, the first thing to capture your attention is the amazing panoramic view, a vast cityscape which merges into the blue Mediterranean on the horizon.
From a listed farmhouse in a ruinous estate, located in the Natural Park of the Volcanic Zone in the region of Garrotxa, it is rebuilt and extended the farmhouse Can Calau.It is rebuilt the main building with masonry stone walls taken out from the existent ruin, impregnated with the time footprints.
This boutique hotel quietly dwells in a local neighbourhood that enjoys moderate distance yet convenience to the bustling CBD while offering an authentic Hong Kong experience with local eateries, market, old buildings, temples and scenery of the Hong Kong Island along the tramways.
Wildly inventive, the Campana brothers, Humberto and Fernando, are the celebrated São Paulo design team who made the famous Banquete chair (2002), composed of stuffed toys, and then created its acclaimed opposite, the Favela armchair (2003), constructed of scraps of wood like the homemade shacks in Brazil’s slums.
Based in rural spain,Francesc Rifé Studio have renovated an old farmhouse. ‘empordà house’ is a project that combines old with the new in the most subtle manner. the owner’s interest in furniture by jean prouvé and charlotte perriand influenced the interiors while the extension itself stems from their respect to the local, rural architecture of the empordà.