The residential complex hidden in the landscape

The residential complex hidden in the landscape

Giulia Guido · 4 months ago · Design

From the tourist and populated Fira overlooking the caldera, we move to the other side of the island of Santorini, more precisely to Vourvoulos. It is here that Kapsimalis Architects has designed a residential complex of two houses for private clients. The initial request was to create a residence consisting of two structures that would be completely surrounded by nature, but from which to enjoy a wonderful view of the Aegean Sea. 

In order to create a house completely integrated into the landscape, the architects thought to simulate erosion of volcanic rock: the central building looks like a huge piece of rock that has detached from the wall and is about to start tumbling down to the sea. To make the effect even more plausible, on the outside the concrete remained visible, with all its imperfections and leaving the surfaces rough. 

Inside, on the other hand, to give the feeling of really living in a cave dug out of the mountain, cement has been chosen to cover the floors and walls, but it also alternates with the use of natural wood and different types of rocks. 

The complex houses on the main floor a living room, a dining room, a bathroom and a bedroom, while where the ceiling is lowered to create an attic there is another bedroom and another bathroom. 

Where the building seems to break away from the rock you can find a secondary entrance for cars that leads to a small garage. Also on the ground floor, next to the garage there is a cistern to collect rainwater, essential for life on the island. 

It could not miss a swimming pool and a courtyard that joins the two structures, surrounded by typical vineyards and prickly pears, from which you can enjoy a panoramic view of the sea. 

To discover other projects by Kapsimalis Architects go to their site

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“Safe House”, Keer’s work inspired by Christo and Jeanne-Claude

“Safe House”, Keer’s work inspired by Christo and Jeanne-Claude

Emanuele D'Angelo · 3 months ago · Art

Inspired by the great couple Christo and Jeanne-Claude, Leon Keer, one of the most important artists in the world of anamorphic street art, has recently created “Safe House”.

His latest work presents a gift box in trompe l’oeil on the tympanum of a building.
“It is not obvious for everyone to have a roof over their head, your home is precious and gives you comfort and protection, a gift for the necessary needs of life.”

“Safe House” is a packaged house, artfully crafted with a great optical illusion is a tribute to Christo and Jeanne-Claude, it was made for MX29 Graffiti Tour 2020 organized by Ateliers du Graff.
The Dutch artist wants us to reflect on the importance of having a roof over our heads, something that we very often take for granted, but which, as he says, is fundamental.

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Harry Greb’s mural dedicated to Ennio Morricone

Harry Greb’s mural dedicated to Ennio Morricone

Giulia Pacciardi · 3 months ago · Art

In the heart of Trastevere, more precisely in Via delle Fratte di Trastevere, on the corner of Via dei Fienaroli, the Roman neighborhood where Ennio Morricone was born and grew up, a new mural dedicated to him stands out since yesterday.
It is the work of the prolific street artist Harry Greb, who is no stranger to this type of tribute. Over the years, in fact, he has titled walls to leading Italian figures of our times such as Alberto Sordi, Anna Magnani and Rino Gaetano.

In Greb’s vision, Morricone looks fixedly at us through his glasses, with a luminous crown resting on his head, the Academy Honorary Award in his left hand and his right hand busy mimicking the gesture of silence.

The opera dedicated to the Roman composer appeared yesterday afternoon, just a few hours after his death which shook the hearts of most.

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Glen Martin Taylor and his reconstructed ceramics

Glen Martin Taylor and his reconstructed ceramics

Giulia Guido · 3 months ago · Art

Among the most famous and fascinating artistic techniques, the ancient Japanese art of Kintsugi undoubtedly stands out. It is a practice born from the idea of transforming an imperfection, a damage or a wound into something even more beautiful and perfect. Basically, this technique consists in repairing ceramic objects, even those of daily use such as cups and plates, using gold or cast silver to weld the shards. The final result gives the object a unique look and, what is no small thing, a much higher value than the original. It is precisely from the art of Kintsugi that the artist Glen Martin Taylor was inspired for his works. 

Like the Japanese, Glen Martin Taylor repairs ceramics of all kinds, some made by him and others bought but replacing precious metal with everyday objects, from twine threads to metal elements. 

If in Kintsugi’s art the only important part is that of repair, for the artist the act of reassembling objects is as important as that of destroying them. Through these two phases, the artist frees his emotions and confronts them by creating objects that will eventually have lost their primary purpose, but not their importance. 

Discover all the works by Glen Martin Taylor on his Instagram profile

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The Old Man and the Sea 2.0, Aero new mural

The Old Man and the Sea 2.0, Aero new mural

Giulia Pacciardi · 3 months ago · Art

Commissioned by Les Ateliers du Graff, in the context of the second edition of the MX29 Graffiti Tour Festival 2020, The Old Man and the Sea 2.0 is the latest work by French artist Aero in the city of Morlaix.

The mural, which occupies the facade of an entire building to a size of 70 square meters, is a tribute to the short novel by Ernest Hemingway that the artist had wanted to realize for many years and that in 4 days, in the rain and with all the attention required by the current situation, he completed.

Characterized by the realism typical of most of Aero’s works and the use of black and white, the mural shows in the foreground the portrait of Santiago, the old sailor protagonist of the novel that earned Hemingway the Pulitzer Prize in 1953, and in the background the stormy sea that the man faced to prove to himself and others that he was still able to fish.

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✨✨"The old man and the sea 2.0"✨✨ Performance of 4 days betwee the drops… – ➡️ Since the time I wanted to illustrate this wenderful novel by Ernest Hemingway, or rather what results from it, @mx29_graffiti_tour gave me the opportunity to invite me to @ville_de_morlaix (FR) to paint this 70m2 size building wall. A big thanks to @zag_artist_official and @anje.lag for the invitation and the organization at the top despite a complicated post-confinement recovery, @lesateliersdugraff @plastigraff, to Maud, Kyllian and Loùfor their hot welcome, to the staff of the Taylor Coffee (Ermate guys), to @kristof_kiger for the beautiful pictures, to Morlaix city and especially to the Morlaisiens for their smiles and their kindness!!! Special respect to Jeanne and Alexandre to whom I dedicate this painting, owner of this wall, aged 88 and 90 respectively, who offered me their facade and their confidence without asking for a model beforehand… A beautiful lesson… ❤️ Great meeting of @akhine.art, keep the vibes bro and hope see u soon! Big up to @sock.wildsketch, @leonkeer, @jeanrooble and @kaldea who have already worked superbly and to @sweo_5.7crew, @mister_copy, @artisterast, @nikita_5.7crew and @marko93darkvapor coming soon!!! – – – #aero2020 #graff #graffiti #graffitiart #aerosol #streetart #streetartist #spray #spraycan #spraycanart #mural #muralism #photorealism #photorealistic #photographer #hemingway #sailor #sea #birds #atlanticpuffin #zion #baiedemorlaixtourisme

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All pictures by: Kristof Kieger

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