VILLA K IN THE MOROCCAN MOUNTAINS BY STUDIO KO

Originally posted on casalibrary:
The Villa K, Tagadert Berber Village, MarrakeshThe Villa K was designed with a true respect towards its landscape. The land, a long North-South stripe of rocks and sand, with a slope on both sides, gentle to the south and steep to the west, creates a strong matrix for the project. Located…

IN A 1567 HOME IN ANTWERP…WABI-SABI & ZEN PHILOSOPHY

Dans cette vieille maison de ville d’Anvers construite en 1567, le galeriste Boris Vervoordt (fils d’Axel Vervoordt dont je vous ai parlé) affine, avec talent, une approche intimiste de l’art contemporain. Lire l’article sur Côté Maison, riche d’informations sur le lieu et l’intérêt des Vervoordt pour l’art contemporain, l’esthétique wabi et la philosophie zen. Enjoy…

191O REHABILITATED FARM WITH AUTHENTICITY…

This farm dated 1910 is located in the beautiful countryside of Catalonia is that  has been rehabilitated by the studio Francesc Rifé. The owners wanted a place to exhibit their amazing collection of furniture from the 50s and 60s and their art collection. The creations of Jean Prouvé and Charlotte Perriand, among others, fit perfectly…

GRAANMARKT 13, ANTWERP – BELGIUM

The Apartment of Graanmarkt13 is probably one the place that would bring me back to the heart of a City. Designed by Vincent Van Duysen, the Architect is the one with Axel Vervoordt (Also from Antwerp) who know how to create the perfect places. (read previous post about Alex Vervoordt) Graanmarkt 13 is a restaurant, a…

WHITE-WASHED HOUSE ON NISYROS GREEK ISLAND…

Nisyros is a volcanic Greek island and municipality located in the Aegean Sea. It is part of the Dodecanese group of islands, situated between the islands of Kos and Tilos. A place of wild beauty, as Nisyros was formed by volcanic eruptions. The island is one of the lesser known of the Greek islands but it…

Casa wabi Fundation by Tadao Ando… Puerto Escondido, Oaxaca, Mexico

Lieu magique à l’ambition formidable… «Nous croyons qu’amener les enfants et les jeunes adultes de plus près à ce genre d’expériences sera une contribution aux outils essentiels qui façonnent leur éducation formelle, l’ouverture des portes à de nouveaux langages créatifs et expérimentaux qu’ils peuvent introduire dans leur vie quotidienne. » La fondation Casa Wabi est un…

SALVAGED INTERIORS, BASICS TO WABI-SABI AESTHETIC CONCEPT

Hello Folks, I wrote a post about Wabi-Sabi aesthetic concept last October (to read here) introducing the work of Axel Vervoordt at the Greenwich Hotel in Brooklyn. To go further, shall we have a look at what Wabi spirit really is? The concept depicts the imperfect beauty of craftsmanship and nature in the interiors. Japanese philosophy…

WABI-SABI by AXEL VERVOORDT

The most expressive sense of Wabi-Sabi for me: philosophy that embraces quietude and modesty The three-bedroom penthouse Vervoordt has built atop the existing hotel is designed in the spirit of wabi-sabi, a Japanese philosophy that embraces humility at its core; Vervoordt explains it as a way of saying “thank you” to nature (wabi means “sober refinement”…