OUTSTANDING ARCHITECTURE IN COPENHAGEN

Copenhagen is a city you must visit for many reasons. You will easily notice that everything is on a human scale, at least during summer you can see people enjoy the 3 Bs – beers, bikes and boats -, Danish fashion style looks just so effortless and minimalist but always sleek and elegant in its own cozy … Continue reading

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

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

AMAZING ARCHITECTURE IN OSLO |NORWAY|

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

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

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

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

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

SERPENTINE PAVILION 2015 |LONDON|

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

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

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

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

Outdoor relaxing bathrooms

Who wouldn’t love to have one of these outdoor bathrooms? Whoever enjoys nature would like to add some nature elements in the interior design of his house or… why don’t we take a shower in the backyard!? Surrounded by palms and exotic plants, stone or bamboo canes walls or maybe you prefer a more relaxed, … Continue reading

A Starbucks coffee by Kengo Kuma

In the new Starbucks café near Fukuoka designed by Kengo Kuma the interior set up is a mixture of recalls from the Japanese architecture and the spatial concept of a cave. The supporting structure disappears and just a very thin frame is visible from the ouside in order to completely focus on the interiors. Kengo Kuma used a woven wooden structure … Continue reading

CEBRA Architects – A place like home

The Children’s Home is a pioneering project by CEBRA architects and built in Kerteminde, a small Danish community. It is a reception center open 24 hours a day and it is destined to accommodate children from homeless families. The structure is designed as a set of separated volumes so they have their own functional independence but they still … Continue reading