lunes, 18 de mayo de 2015

Tato / House in Rokko, Kobe 2012

martes, 12 de mayo de 2015

Srinagar, Kashmir and Aru Valley / Brian Ferry

"Srinagar, Kashmir and Aru Valley in Pahalgam, South Kashmir.  
Outtakes from the series of photos I made there in October 2014, while on assignment for Condé Nast Traveler. I’m working on a new project with these photos" Brian Ferry

lunes, 11 de mayo de 2015

The Prendiparte Tower

Imagine sleeping in a 900-year-old tower in the heart of a medieval town in Italy. You can fulfill this fantasy in Bologna, where the Prendiparte Tower, one of the few remaining towers in town, has been converted into a bed & breakfast consisting of one multi-level suite. It sleeps up to four people but it is generally reserved by couples, especially to celebrate an anniversary or a birthday or simply to spend aromantic night in a magical building suffused with history.
“It is a place that emphasizes feelings, that allows you to dream, to test the sensitivity of your partner, his or her attention to the peculiar, the historical, the beautiful,” saysthe tower’s owner, Matteo Giovanardi, a jovial Bolognese man who inherited the tower in 1972 from his father, who had bought it both to make an investment and to fulfill his passion for historical buildings. Giovanardi himself lived in the tower before transforming it into a B&B. “Living in such a place allows you to completely isolate yourself from the outside world, to really be alone with yourself. It amplifies your senses. Protected by the thick ancient walls, your emotions are more easily released.”

jueves, 7 de mayo de 2015

Peter Vetsch

Peter Vetsch attended public school in Sax, Switzerland, from 1950 to 1956. He then attended an agricultural school in Cernier until 1962, where he graduated. Afterwards he was an apprentice in structural design in Winterthur and worked for an architecture office in St. Gallen. In the following years, Vetsch attended the academy of arts in Düsseldorf, Germany, where he graduated in 1970. After his diploma he worked for architecture offices in Germany and Switzerland.

Peter Vetsch runs his own architecture office in Zurich (Switzerland). Since the late 70's, Peter Vetsch has made a name for himself with his earth house architecture. To date he has built over 90 earth houses in Switzerland and other countries throughout the world. Earth houses by Peter Vetsch are based on the interpretation of an environmentally conscious, ecological and progressive architecture. Next to the earth houses, Peter Vetsch also builds conventional houses. 

With his technology (sprayed concrete constructions) he manages to create building shells which encompass maximum space volume with a minimum of surface area, an ideal form for energy saving. These constructions eschew right angles and their spatial diversity overcomes the the monotony of traditional normed designs. They remind us of Antoni Gaudí's organic forms as well as Jugendstil architecture.  via erdhaus

miércoles, 6 de mayo de 2015

martes, 5 de mayo de 2015

Marco Evaristti

Marco Evarist­ti, the artist who dumped red dye into the geyser Strokkur last week, says he is now going to take the matter to court. The artist says he sees the negative reaction he has received as a positive sign that Icelanders care about the environment.
“I didn’t go to Iceland with the intention of committing vandalism,” Marco posted on Facebook, RÚV reports. “But it always makes me happy when art opens people’s eyes. I can confirm for you all that the colouring I used was a harmless fruit colouring, and Strokkur was back to normal by three o’ clock the same day, when the police came to visit.”
Marco also took a positive outlook on the numerous complaints and criticisms the action received, saying that it proved Icelanders care about the environment.
“After being questioned by police, I was charged with damaging Strokkur,” he added. “But as I believe my harmless intervention didn’t harm Strokkur, I intend to take the case to court.”
When previously questioned about the incident, Marco raised the point that he was trying to convey an environmental message.
“I want people to see what is happening to the environment,” he told reporters. “I want them to realize that the soap they buy in stores harms the environment. All these cars and buses that go to the Geysir area every day damage the environment, not the food colouring I use.” words: Paul Fontaine
via grapevine