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Scandinavian interior design

Let’s do something different this time and let’s talk about interiors. It’s something that I’ve always wanted to talk about but, I don’t know, maybe I’ve never found the right inspiration…but since I’ve seen this snug, warm, inviting Scandinavian apartment I’ve been really excited about it! Then this is exactly my kind of style, how I … Continue reading

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Colourful houses in London

To me the true icons of Notting Hill are its colourful houses rather than Portobello Road market. It’s amazing how all of them are painted in bright or pastel colours and make every street look like a multi-coloured rainbow that goes along with you on your walk. I don’t know if there’s a scheme, a … Continue reading

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BIG Architecture in Copenhagen

If you are an architecture lover then I’m about to tell you a great reason to travel to Copenhagen! This is the city of Bjarke Ingels, in every sense! He was born, studied here and designed many succesful buildings around the city. Moreover he’s the hottest architect ever, no one can deny it! I was hoping … Continue reading



Oh Norway! Best flight ever from Copenhagen to Oslo, I really spent an hour looking outside the window and taking pictures of the Norwegian coastline. The view was breathtaking!Oslo is a modern capital and one of Europe’s fastest growing cities. Its population is constantly growing and its appearance changing rapidly. In recent years, the city has … Continue reading

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NEO Bankside

Another nominee for the Stirling Prize 2015. After the new School of Architecture in Greenwich I went to South Bank (one of my favourite London’s districts) to have a look at the NEO Bankside complex which is located right beside the Tate Modern art gallery on the southern edge of the Thames. This is certainly not … Continue reading

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A new Architecture School in Greenwich

Talking about the Stirling Prize again, I opted, as first building to be seen, for the new Architecture School for the University of Greenwich, in London, designed by the Irish firm Heneghan Peng Architects. << They designed even the Giant’s Causeway visitor’s centre in Northen Ireland where there’s the best landscape I’ve seen so far. Some pictures … Continue reading

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RIBA Stirling Prize 2015

Interested by the RIBA Stirling Prize, topic that I touched on talking about the Peckham Library, I started to have a look at the 2015 shortlist and since most of the candidate buildings are in London or nearby I decided that my current mission is to visit all of them. That’s the only way I can judge … Continue reading

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Peckham Library: a pioneer of social architecture

Quick trip to Peckham, a district in south-east London, just to have a look at the local library. Is it weird? Maybe…but I’ve heard about this building at University and now that I live in London I thought that it deserved a visit, even because we are talking about a Stirling Prize winner (in 2000), the Oscar … Continue reading

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A day in Herne Bay |UK|

Let’s go to another nice seafront in Kent, really close to Whitstable and Canterbury. Here it is, Herne Bay. Perfect place for a day trip where you can just walk along the coast and find nice cafès, pubs, fish&chips bars, ice-cream kiosks and a pier of course. As usual for the typical British seaside lots of pastel coloured … Continue reading

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This is the first Serpentine Pavilion I’ve seen in 15 years of its history, in fact every summer a new temporary one is built in Kensington Gardens. Every year, since 2000, the Serpentine Commission gives the chance to an international renowned studio to design their first built structure in England. This year the Pavillon is designed by the Spanish … Continue reading

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Finally the first Sunday spent at the British seaside, thanks to the lovely summery weather. As you can see from the pictures it doesn’t even seems to be in England. The beach isn’t sandy so be prepared with proper shoes since you will walk on a pebbled and muddy ground. Of course don’t even think about … Continue reading

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Lines of light – HYLA Architects: no boundaries between interior and exterior

This terrace house with attic located in New York is an example of a beautiful residential project designed by HYLA Architecs.An entire side of the house fronts the street so in order to preserve the privacy but still allowing light and ventilation, a slatted timber screen covers the entire side elevation. At the front, an outdoor terrace … Continue reading

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The man behind Kikkoman soy sauce

Died at age 85, Kenji Ekuan, the inventor of the iconic bottle of soy sauce. The funnel shape and the red cap, now internationally recognized, were designed for the first time by Kenji Ekuan for the company Kikkoman. Ekuan had designed the cap with the two holes on the sides for Kikkoman in 1961. He explained … Continue reading

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Vipp Shelter: a livable industrial object

This minimalist and compact shelter is a prefab designed and built in Copenhagen by the Danish Vipp studio. With an area of 55 square meters and its transparent walls this shelter is perfectly integrated into the landscape and it offers stunning views that immediately puts the occupants in direct contact with nature. The house is designed … Continue reading

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Hiroshima Hut: metallic mesh and acrylic walls

A completely transparent house situated in a rural Japanese area: this is the Hiroshima Hut by Suppose Design Office. As you can see the house is made by see-through walls to promote the maximum interaction between the residents and nature. Both the interior and exterior walls are transparent: the architects chose curves of metal mesh to divide the interior … Continue reading


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