i think one of the most beautiful thing about casa ugalde, by jose antonio coderch, is that on first glance it could be a typical white mediterranean house nestled in amongst the pine trees. just 30 minutes north of barcelona, this house is a surprising array of shapes, spaces and views, simple yet complex in the forms and volumes. paradise. via : afasia/manuel valls : casa ugalde .
via : nicholas noah
this amazing 40 square meter holiday home for a family of 5 was designed by crosson clarke carnachan. located on a piece of paradise on new zealands coromandel peninsula, the home can be easily moved to any part of the beach or onto a floating barge. this is an openhouse. read more at this is paper. all photos : crosson clarke carnachan
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via : casa
we held the first openhouses event on saturday, a visit to la ricarda by antonio bonet castellana. trying to organise a group of around 30 people and many different cars to visit the house just outside of barcelona, close to the beach, took some doing. but we all got there without any problems and started our tour by eleven am. i have owned a book about la ricarda for many years, but being lead around by marita gomis, own of the daughters of the family, who grew up there from when she was young was an amazing experience. all her stories about her family the architect and the building itself made you feel you were in living history. never have i been in a home that felt so perfect, in every dimension and in its beauty.this is how we should live. this is an openhouse. thank you to all those who came on saturday. all photos : andrew trotter
the most wonderful thing about living in barcelona, is that within an hour or so you have magnificent places to visit. just one hour south near the town of la mora, you have a forrest and 3 hidden coves, and because it takes near 30 minutes to walk there, you are sure to be away from the crowds. then if you go with a pair of japanese girls, and one columbian, you are sure to eat well… and note how they wrap up the lunch boxes, you can’t get any more japanese than that!!