Olivetti Showroom in Venice by Carlo Scarpa. Photo by George X. Lin | Yellowtrace

Olivetti Showroom in Venice by Carlo Scarpa.

Overlooking Piazza San Marco in Venice, Italy, peaking out from the cloisters and watching the hustle and bustle of passers by, is Carlo Scarpa’s Olivetti Showroom. Typically Scarpa, typically Venetian and beautifully Italian, in...
Lemon shop by Lorenzo Capucci Lugo, Italia | Yellowtrace

Lemon Shop by Lorenzo Capucci in Lugo, Italy.

This project arises from the brief to transform the ground floor of a 20th century building into a commercial activity open to the public. The developer desired to emphasise the socio-cultural dimension as well as the commercial...
5m Wide Barcelona Home Refurbished by Josep Ferrando | Yellowtrace

5m Wide Barcelona Home Refurbished by Josep Ferrando.

I have a new found appreciation for small living spaces. Don’t get me wrong, I still love a vast countryside villa or an expansive estate as much as the next archinerd; but you have to be particularly crafty, imaginative and...
Frida Kahlo's Casa Azul in Coyoacán, Mexico | Yellowtrace

Frida Kahlo’s Casa Azul in Coyoacán, Mexico.

What a privilege it is to write about Casa Azul, where the great artist Frida Kahlo was born and lived out her remarkable existence. It will come as little surprise to any to learn that this house was as magical in design as it is in...