Inspired by the early style of Corbusier and ideas on Mediterranean architecture espoused by the likes of Bernard Rudofsky and Josep Lluís Sert, a younger generation of architects found the perfect conditions to explore the future of the Mediterranean house in Cadaqués—a small fishing village on the Spanish Costa Brava that was also home, or the summer meeting ground, for some of the past century’s greatest artistic figures, including Dalí, Picasso, Miró, and Duchamp.
In this new book, photos from the period show the distinctive style and environment of Cadaqués and 22 homes designed by Federico Correa, Alfonso Milà, José Antonio Coderch, Francesc Joan Barba Corsini, Peter Harnden, Lanfranco Bombelli, Oscar Tusquets, and Lluís Clotet. Edited by Nacho Alegre, it features an introduction by Oscar Tusquets and also tells of the friendships and influences that existed between this group of architects, and how their architecture came to be.
The World of Apartamento: ten years of everyday life interiors
Apartamento is widely recognized as today’s most influential interiors magazine. International, well-designed, and simply written since 2008, it is an indispensable resource for individuals who are passionate about the way they live. Apartamento breaks the traditional magazine boundaries that separate home design from homeowner, and offers readers a glimpse inside the lived-in, often cluttered homes […]549 SEK
Architecture - Design
Apartamento Architecture Series: Praxis, Agustín Hernández
Born in 1924, Agustín Hernández came of age as an architect in Mexico as modernist ideas coalesced with a renewed pride in the country’s past. He was a frontrunner in combining the symbols, myths, and urban planning principles of pre-Columbian civilisations to create imposing architectural monuments that even today retain their avant-garde nature—from the military […]349 SEK
Architecture - Design
Apartamento Architecture Series: The Kamala House, BV Doshi
‘Having worked with Le Corbusier on Villa Shodhan and Villa Sarabhai, the images of their flowing spaces, quality of naturally reflected light, varied volumes, and their connection to nature passed through my mind. I remembered Le Corbusier’s words: “Follow my spirit, but evolve in your own way, even if it is wrong. There is no […]349 SEK
Design - Interior Design
Berlin Living Rooms by Dominique Nabokov (Apartamento)
Berlin Living Rooms is the third and final instalment in a trilogy of works, following in the footsteps of Nabokov’s widely acclaimed publications Paris Living Rooms (2002) and New York Living Rooms (1998). The project began when the then editor-in-chief of the New Yorker magazine, Tina Brown, commissioned Nabokov to create a series of photographs. […]475 SEK