Ecology, Free Energy

Grand Park Kodhipparu, Maldives

Sometimes it seems there is barely a resort in the Maldives that isn’t paradise on Earth. And indeed, the Grand Park Kodhipparu on the North Male Atoll – with dreamy villas and over-water bungalows set amidst white powdery sands and crystal clear waters – feels like it has dropped straight from heaven. Whether framed by lush greenery […]

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Utopian Green

Small, Seductive Whitewashed House in Comporta

Tucked away in the chic coastal village of Comporta, on Portugal’s Troia peninsula, this dazzlingly white vacation home is the kind of place dreams are made of: comfortably rustic and discreetly on-trend. Designed by Lisbon-based studio Pereira Miguel Arquitectos, the tranquil country retreat is in perfect harmony with the environment, blending traditional architectural elements with simple contemporary aesthetics. […]

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Projects

Tokyo’s Nikunotoriko Restaurant is an Artistic Masterpiece

Dining is a multisensory experience at Nikunotoriko restaurant in the stylish Roppongi district of Tokyo. Envisioned by Japanese architect Ryoji Iedokoro, the establishment serves yakiniku (grilled meat) cuisine in two distinct, mind-blowing spaces designed to reconnect patrons with nature and their primordial origins. The cave-like setting on the first floor revolves around a long smoked-glass table, with a […]

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Utopian Green

The Lodge at Feline Fields

Nestled in the middle of the Kalahari wilderness, in the far north-west of Botswana, The Lodge at Feline Fields is a gloriously remote 5-star retreat designed to immerse guests in the culture and natural beauty of Africa. Its beautiful architecture blends traditional materials with eco sensitivity, and amenities seems straight out of a luxury hotel. The property […]

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Architecture

Organic Roots

The John Lautner foundation has donated almost the complete archive that belonged to Architect John Lautner to the Getty Research Institute Special Collections. On the images above enjoy one of the most great houses designed by Lautner, the Chemosphere, the Reiner-Burchill Residence (“Silvertop”), Garcia House and Bob Hope Residence among others.   #organic roots #organic […]

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Architecture, Museum, Projects

Brick facade for Shanghai arts centre by Bricklaying

Chinese studio Archi-Union Architects programmed robots to construct the undulating brick facade of this art gallery in Shanghai’s West Bund district. The building is located on a site adjacent to the West Bund Art Centre, where old industrial buildings converted into galleries and events spaces exist alongside new cultural facilities.  

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Architecture

Tolila+Gilliland creates its new Paris studio

Tolila + Gilliland had outgrown its previous office space, so the 12-person team relocated to the attic space, which had formerly served as an atelier for several different businesses. To start with, the architects peeled back layers of drop-ceilings and office partitions to reveal the  “industrial bones” of the 160-square-metre space. They discovered the timber supports of a 4.5-metre-high pitched roof.  

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Utopian Green

ABC Carpet & Home showcases new rug collection in a famous cave

Inspired by nature’s “creative cycles”, each Alchemy rug is woven by artisans using excess sheared silk and wool salvaged from previously produced rugs. The unusual location of the shoot saw photographer Jason Madara travel 500 feet (152 metres) underground to create a campaign that imagines the rugs as newly discovered objects, naturally integrated into their surroundings.

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Architecture, Design, Factory

Forgotten Corners, by Andrew G. Fisher

Andrew G. Fisher is an artist who opens a constant relationship between two media, photography and illustration. Time is frozen in black and white snapshots, squared frames of a reality in which the human presence is absent at present time, but survives through its traces. The same scenes are reduced to a simpler geometry, traced […]

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Museum, Projects

“A Roman State of Landscape”

A ROMAN STATE OF LANDSCAPE Exhibition and talk curated by Mariabruna Fabrizi and Fosco Lucarelli (Socks-Studio / Microcities) Introduction by Gabriele Mastrigli.  Opening: Thursday 23rd of June 2016 – 6.00 p.m. Round Table and Talk: Thursday 23rd of June 2016 – 6.30 p.m. at Campo (www.campo.space), Via della Marrana, 94 – 00181, Rome With projects […]

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