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. [...]

The Rio de Janeiro Home of Alex Lerner by Arthur Casas

25 September 2014 {3} Comments

Another perfect example of Arthur Casas' intimate connection to horizontal scale. Built in the hills outside of Rio de Janeiro in Brazil, the three-floor home is fully integrated with its natural surroundings due to the choice of materials. But best of all, it has a very unexpected ocean view that is second to none. [...]

Shigeru Ban Wraps Up the New Aspen Art Museum

16 September 2014 No Comments

Set against the backdrop of Colorado’s Ajax Mountains, the new state-of-the-art Aspen Art Museum (AAM), entirely designed by 2014 Pritzker Architecture Prize winner Shigeru Ban, opened its doors last month. [...]

The N.B.K. Residence (2) in Beirut, Lebanon by Bernard Khoury/DW5

11 September 2014 {1} Comment

Situated on the line that used to divide Lebanon’s capital in half, this state-of-the-art residence by the architecture practice of Bernard Khoury features two beacon lights on the roof, and a singular ventilation piece in its impressive living room. [...]

Sculptor Matthew Simmonds Carves Realistic Interiors Into Marble and Stone

As a contemporary master of a time-honoured craft that is entwined with the history of European art and architecture, marble and stone sculptor Matthew Simmonds carves breathtaking miniature interiors inside chunks of stone. [...]