Architecture

Azab replaces partitions with theatrical pale-blue curtains in a Bilbao apartment

Architecture studio Azab designed a family home in Bilbao that plays with humor and surprise. Renamed the Ready-made home, the two-bedroom apartment is located in a 1960s building overlooking a square with generous windows that go from North to South. Instead of being a limiting feature, the unusual semi-circle plan and radial partitions led the architects to conceive a flexible and open-plan ...

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César Manrique’s must visit architectures in Lanzarote

Last May I visit Lanzarote for few days and fell in love with this island. Lanzarote is the most northeastern island of the Spanish Canary archipelago, the fourth largest and the third most populous. You'll love the lunar landscapes and the black color of its land covered with volcanic ash. Lanzarote has in fact 300 volcanic cones and the big eruptions that took place between 1730 and 1736 ...

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The wallpapers of Le Corbusier

Le Corbusier died more than 50 years ago but his legacy and his work continue to be a source of inspiration for many designer and architects. Charles-Edouard Jeanneret-Gris, better known under the pseudonym of Le Courbusier, was one of the most influential and famous architects and designers of the 20th century and, together with Ludwig Mies van der Rohe, Frank Lloyd Wright and Alvar Aalto, a ...

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Optical glass house: a zen oasis in the heart of Hiroshima

The house I take you to visit today (virtually!) left me breathless! Do you know the Netflix series "The world's most extraordinary homes"? I love it! It’s a series in which, in each episode, they bring us to discover 4 houses with original and interesting architectures and each episode is dedicated to a country. Despite the fact that I like almost all the houses, the one I saw in the episode ...

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A spanish apartment where art nouveau and contemporaneity coexist.

Designed by CaSA (you can see another project here) and Margherita Serboli, this apartment in an art nouveau building in the Eixample district of Barcelona has been completely renovated to make it a holiday home for an Italian family. The original distribution of the narrow and long appartment was completely revised to create a living area with kitchen and three bedrooms in 97 sqm. The goal ...

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