Acquasalata Store on Via Marx Carlo, 11 in Cattolica, a small town on the east cost of northern Italy, combines an edited palette of materials with clever use of coloured grids and strip lighting. Volumes large and small, finished in brushed stainless steel, combine grids featuring two dominant colours – yellow and orange.
The human spirit perpetually unfolds like a wavy veil, frail but confident, with a fragile but tenacious persistence in its sinuous movement. For every new part which is revealed through this curvy progression, another one becomes hidden, partially distorted and eventually forgotten, unreachable, such as the foregone realities of our origin.
The “Green box” project rises as the renovation of a small disused garage, accessory to a weekend house situated on the slopes of the Raethian Alps. A structure realized with lightweight metal galvanized profiles and steel wires wraps the existent volume and transforms it into a tridimensional support for the climbing vegetation.
1897. Oscar Wilde, villa host of the Judge in Posillipo, overlooking the Bay of St. Peter to the two brothers and breathes all the energy of a special place. From here you think to rebuild his life, which he calls a scandal, complete verses of the 'Ballad of Reading jail', writes aphorisms, takes Italian conversation lessons.
The various hybrid offspring of the mega hotel groups continue to spring up in unexpected places. The freshly minted Roomers is the latest property from the Marriott’s diffusion line, the Autograph Collection Hotels. Styled as Baden-Baden’s ‘first luxury lifestyle hotel’, it benefits especially from a terrific, hilly address with views of the adjoining Black Forest.
"I arrived in Rome in the New Year of 1956, and looking back now, it seemed like the end of a classical journey. Renaissance Italy means Europe, or even the West, which is exactly what I wanted. I could have continued on my way, but there was no need to go elsewhere. And due also to my character, there was no question of turning back".
Sum Of Us is not a gym where people show off their six-packs. Rather than that, it is a wellness centre dedicated to providing a sanctuary for enhanced wellbeing. Inspired by the concept of transformation and connection and designed by Melbourne-based We Are Huntly, The Sum of Us incorporates yoga, Pilates, treatment and a café.
It’s a bleak Norwegian vista. What appears from the outside as a series of dark grey cubicles suspended from a stone wall offers no relief from the aggressive landscape of grey rock and wilderness surrounding it. Both the landscape and the architecture feel isolated. Alone.
Large tunnels carve through Tadao Ando's concrete and glass theatre in Shanghai, which has been documented in these new images by architecture photographer Yueqi Jazzy Li. The Poly Grand Theatre is located between two man-made waterways in Jiading district, 12 miles northwest of Shanghai's centre, and is accompanied by a housing and office tower, also designed by the Japanese architect.
For the series ‘Fiction’, Stockholm-based photographer Stefan Bladh captured his surroundings while traveling to create an illusory atmosphere.
While away from his daily life, Bladh’s work depicts his encounters with different places and people in a documentary style