Hotel Viura, Rioja, Spain
…how wine producers are using architecture to seduce consumers
Although the Phoenicians first bled wine from the river Ebro’s environs, Rioja’s image only recently got a makeover. Motivated by worship of wine, inspired by the edificial dynamism of crowded Napa and showcasing Spain’s purveyors of new wave gastronomy in their chic restaurants, the region’s enlightened bodegas, shimmering sharply and curvaceously in concrete, glass and steel, represent an affluent confidence.
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installation by Bik Van der Pol
Bik Van der Pol, Museo D’Arte Contemporanae Roma
The new installation by Bik Van der Pol – a house with hundreds of butterflies inspired by Mies van der Rohe’s popular Farnsworth House – is the work chosen to inaugurate the new wing of the MACRO museum.
(4 December 2010 – 13 February 2011)
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Photo © Nelson Kon
São Paulo rocks!
Volume B’s raw concrete finish has been my favorite since it opened in 2007. IMO, it transcends the impeccable finish of Ando’s concrete, period.
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Sequential Photos © Shinichi Tanaka（タナカシンイチ）
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Photo © Daici Ano
A new house in Shiga, Japan designed by Kino Architects whose other projects can been seen here and here Continue Reading
© Noriyoshi Morimura Architects
The owner of this house runs a steel beam construction company. We can see that he has combined his resources and skills together Continue Reading
Photo © Koji Sakai
An urban home with a sense of privacy in a less than ideal location.
© TORAFU ARCHITECTS
The making of an iconic house in Yokohama, built in 2008.