Stuttgart is undoubtedly one of my favourite cities in Germany. It’s chemistry. :) On a sleepy Sunday morning we set off to take a stroll on the grounds of the Weissenhof Estate (1927), a showcase housing estate which has become one of the most predominant examples of standardized mass construction in the history of architecture. The 1920s saw the launch of several housing programs throughout the country with a double task of easing both the severe […]
It was a long but delightful journey to Italy. We had been anticipating for months before our visit the moment of re-discovering the long-lost memories of Italy we had cherished in our hearts. We set off on our ten-day honeymoon still intoxicated by our fascinating wedding and our first stop was wonderful Florence. The Florence that we had first laid eyes upon sixteen years before.
D esign furniture and contemporary architecture. The Swiss furniture company Vitra has created a Campus that is one of its kind. We can visit the buildings of Sanaa, Frank Gehry and Zaha Hadid – among others – through a guided tour, see a temporary exhibition (Making Africa, until 13-09-2015) in the museum, join a workshop or admire and even try the different pieces of furniture made by the company. Naturally, we can also place an […]
When driving past lake Balaton, it is quite difficult to miss the mementos of Hungarian concrete architecture from the period between 1945 and 1990. Most of these buildings fulfill their original function or take on a different role that was later appointed to them in quite an undeserving condition. They are patiently waiting for someone to recognize their timeless beauty beneath the „Mediterranian orange” paint and take action to save them.