Posts Tagged: garden

Overarching Craft

[Originally published in The Architectural Review July/August 2018] Matola, a hamlet in the semi-desert of the southeastern Spanish province of Alicante, Valencia, is a tiny crossroads that sports a community centre, health club, hardware store, supermarket, bakery, and several bar-restaurants

Overarching Craft

[Originally published in The Architectural Review July/August 2018] Matola, a hamlet in the semi-desert of the southeastern Spanish province of Alicante, Valencia, is a tiny crossroads that sports a community centre, health club, hardware store, supermarket, bakery, and several bar-restaurants

Disappearing Act: Empúries Visitor Reception Centre by Fuses-Viader Arquitectes

[Originally published in Baumeister 9/2017] As the place where Ancient Greeks first set foot on the Iberian peninsula, the archaeological ruins of Empúries —from the Greek “Emporion”, meaning “trading place”— are a heritage site of European significance. Founded by colonists

Disappearing Act: Empúries Visitor Reception Centre by Fuses-Viader Arquitectes

[Originally published in Baumeister 9/2017] As the place where Ancient Greeks first set foot on the Iberian peninsula, the archaeological ruins of Empúries —from the Greek “Emporion”, meaning “trading place”— are a heritage site of European significance. Founded by colonists

Destination: Barcelona’s Renaissance Fira Hotel

[Originally published in Azure, May 2014] The elevator soars up the Hotel Renaissance Fira Barcelona, and my knees buckle beneath me as hundreds of palm trees and plants zoom past the glass cabin. What might be the fastest lift in

Destination: Barcelona’s Renaissance Fira Hotel

[Originally published in Azure, May 2014] The elevator soars up the Hotel Renaissance Fira Barcelona, and my knees buckle beneath me as hundreds of palm trees and plants zoom past the glass cabin. What might be the fastest lift in

Adam’s House in Paradise

A cluster of 1960s courtyard houses in Lambeth, London. The courtyard house may be ancient, but it is still contemporary and modern. This became apparent to me on a recent trip to London, during which I was fortunate enough to

Adam’s House in Paradise

A cluster of 1960s courtyard houses in Lambeth, London. The courtyard house may be ancient, but it is still contemporary and modern. This became apparent to me on a recent trip to London, during which I was fortunate enough to

Garden and Gaffe: A Hotel by Jean Nouvel

Leon Battista Alberti famously wrote: “The city is like some large house and the house in turn like some small city”. If there is one type of “house” that comes closest to Alberti’s “small city”, then surely it is the

Garden and Gaffe: A Hotel by Jean Nouvel

Leon Battista Alberti famously wrote: “The city is like some large house and the house in turn like some small city”. If there is one type of “house” that comes closest to Alberti’s “small city”, then surely it is the