Brazil Cuisine

Dekton - 28.05.2020

Brazil Cuisine RCB

Neutral textures by Cosentino fill the spaces in the restaurant designed by RCB. Located in the Museum of Image and Sound (MIS) of São Paulo, Pipo Restaurant offers a gastronomic experienceduring which the clients can follow and enjoy the reparation and plate presentation process of the menu designed by famed chef Felipe Bronze, distinguishedwith two Michelin stars. The architects Renata Castilho and Camila Buciani, of the São Paulo-based studio RCBArquitetura, were commissioned to design this open-plan space, connected with nature, sunlight, and the fresh breeze. Both the countertops of the grill area and the main wall are clad with Dekton Orix, a tone included in the ‘industrial’ collection and that gives a neutral image, in contrast with the colorist decoration signed by the artist TOZ. Along the same line, the walls and countertops are covered with Dekton Nilium, which reproduces a natural texture scattered with golden and gray metallic dots. Thismaterial is highly resistant to UV light, so it can also be used on the terrace, creating

Interpretation Centre of the Romanesque

Architecture - 14.05.2020

Interpretation Centre of the Romanesque

Spaceworkers

A facility designed to show visitors the ties between Portuguese Romanesque and current architecture. Spaceworkers is a studio in Paredes, in northern Portugal, that likes to work out connections between emotion and forms through contemporary architecture. One project it is known for is the Information Center of the Romanesque Route, near the town of Lousada. Through its play of volumes the building maintains the town’s urban continuity, tying in closely with the church and square – the Church of Senhor dos Aflitos and the Praça das Pocinhas. It also tries to forge a link between current architecture and the Portuguese Romanesque tradition. Volumes varying in dimensions form a unity while showing the diversity of features typical of Romanesque style. Each one contains a distinct exhibition space and is entered from an inner courtyard, the roof of which is a glass structure that ensures natural lighting and further unifies the complex. Inside, the monumentality of the space and the finishes, with the ceilings of the various volumes taking on the forms of Romanesque roofs, all contribute to t

Stockholm

Travel - 11.05.2020

Stockholm

Sweden

Main home of the Nobel prizes, the Swedish capital extends the pursuit of excellence to fields like design, ecology, and cuisine.  59.327450,18.054346 Architecture Stockholm City Hall The subtle delicacy characterizes the Swedish romantic style is reflected in the town hall building -designed by Ragnar Östberg between 1909 and 1923- with a towerthat offers views of the Old Town or Gamla Stan Hantverkargatan 1, 111 52 Stockholm, Sweden stadshuset.stockholm +46 8 508 290 00 59.343402,18.054749 Modern Architecture Public Library Generously filled with toplight, the municipal library – designed by Gunnar Asplund between 1918 and 1927 – is an emblematic example of refined classicism and was the first in Sweden to include open bookshelves. Sveavägen 73, 113 80 Stockholm, Sweden +46 8 508 309 00 59.326809,18.071618 Monument Royal Palace Located by the water in Stockholm’s city center and organized around a square-shaped courtyard, the Royal Palace (or Kungliga slottet) is the official residence of the King and Queen of Sweden.  Slottsbacken 1, 111 30 Stockholm, Sweden kungligaslotten.se +46 8 402 61 00 59.273754,18.

Landaburu Borda

Architecture - 23.04.2020

Landaburu Borda Jordi Hidalgo Tané

Jordi Hidalgo Tané merges old and new in Landaburu Borda, a country house to rest in and relish the landscape. The owner of an old farmhouse on the slope of a mountain close to the town of Bera, in Navarre, joined hands with the architect Jordi Hidalo Tané to give the place a makeover. While creating a dialogue of new and old, the project made a clear differentiation: the original building on one hand, and on the other a modern construction anchored to the slope, facing the breaktaking landscape of the Navarrese mountains.The preexisting stone caserío maintains its long-time relationship with the surroudings, cutting a figure in keeping with the architectural tradition of the area, but we are in for a surprise inside, where rooms for use by guests present new concrete walls and oakwood claddings. The other building becomes part of the mountain as it is embedded into it. Connected to the caserío by a glazed passageway, it contains a large living room and a kitchen with views of the exterior. Concrete and wood reappear in the bedrooms to reinforce the project's discourse, pursui