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Can Manuel d’en Corda

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Can Manuel d’en Corda is located on a plot of 19,060 m2 of rustic nature in the area of the Vénda des Cap de Barbaria, in the west of the island of Formentera. The most significant pre-existing conditions, which have been maintained and enhanced through the project, are a small forest of pines and junipers located in the west area of the estate and the old house Can Manuel de’n Corda, which reflects the scheme type of the domestic vernacular architecture developed in Formentera between the late eighteenth and mid nineteenth century.
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Tree in the House

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via knstrct.com
 

Buried in the trees of Kazakhstan’s sweeping Almaty forest is a cylindrical glass structure designed to help one with spiritual and creative development. At the moment, the four-story greenhouse designed by Architect Aibek Almasov, founder of A.Masow Design Studio, is still in early conceptual phases. Soon, the realized home will be a tranquilizing escape from the bustling of Almaty – Kazakhstan’s largest, most developed and culturally diverse city.
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Bacoc Hacienda, Yucatan Peninsula

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This 19th century hacienda has spent many hard years in abandonment and disuse. In the last few decades, its main house stood with preserved stone masonry without a roof, just an empty shell of what it was over 100 years before. Recently, a new owner purchased the hacienda with the dream of restoring it into a traditional-meets-contemporary residence. The old masonry still stands, but a remarkable work of modern architecture rises around it.
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オリヴィエ・ポルジュ : シャネル新専属調香師

OLIVIER POLGE

via International Flavors & Fragrances | Photo © Hajime Watanabe
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数年前、オリヴィエ・ポルジュがいずれ父の後を継いでシャネルの専属調香師になる可能性を仄めかしたが(記事参照)、その時はそうなったとしても10年先のことだろうと思っていた。先日7月5日にシャネルは、オリヴィエ・ポルジュを次期専属調香師として迎えることを発表した。話し合いから発表までに要した時間が3週間という驚くべき早さに、シャネルの機密保持への周到な配慮を伺うことができる。若干38歳にしてシャネルの看板を背負うに充分な力量と才能を持った調香師であることは疑いもないが、まだ5年ぐらいはIFFにいるだろうと思っていたから思わぬ早さの就任である。

シャネルがどのようなオリヴィエ・ポルジュの公式ポートレートを用意するのかが楽しみであるが、このオリヴィエ・ポルジュの写真は、フォトグラファーの渡邉肇氏(ホームページ)が7年前に撮影したものだ。写真が苦手なオリヴィエ・ポルジュが唯一気に入っているものであるらしい。以下は、この写真に関するオリヴィエ・ポルジュのコメントである。

I never like photographs of myself. They are often a bit too “cosmetic.” It feels like someone is trying to make me look like a movie star, and I am afraid I can’t live up to that. There’s nothing artificial about this one though, so that’s good. I look a bit serious, don’t I? I get tired of seeing people smiling all the time in photographs… If I had been able to choose, I would have stood further away from the camera, not right in front of it, with my hand in front so that I fade into the background…
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