Daniel Chadwick’s extraordinary Victorian mansion is a contrast of English charm and crisp modernism in white, complete with an all-white clad family.
CVDB Arquitectos have converted an old hospital in the tiny town of Arraiolos in Portugal, into a Tapestry Museum. The town is famed for the embroidered rugs and carpets it produces, so for the 3300 inhabitants that live there, the museum celebrates the local cultural identity. The exterior skin of the building remains largely intact, flowing seamlessly with the character of the surrounding streetscape. The only new external addition is the delicately crafted stair shaft, which hides quietly at the back of the site.
This Deliciously Curvalicious West Melbourne loft apartment by Adrian Amore is a knockout – that staircase, the articulation of light, the sinuous forms and fluid spaces… Everything about this project literally brought us to our knees. Emphasised by a monochrome white on white palette, the twisting, bending walls take centre-stage. Initially a much more square and conventional space, the interior took on a dynamic tone when the steel truss that cut through the space was removed. With much more room to play with, Mr Amore embraced the opportunity to create something more curvy and flexible.
Italian photographer Chiara Goia travelled to Dong Cheng, a small village in China where artists are responsible for producing imitations of renowned classical sculptures. I ache for the irony, the beauty and the bizarre nature of these images.
Everything is cool. You’re not still drunk from last night. No, you’re not losing your shit – the rooms here really do look like they are melting. You’re fine. Relax. ‘Le Cercle Fermé’ is a surreal art installation by Martine Feipel & Jean Bechameil which took place at 2011 Venice Biennale.
And so my obsession with all things Japanese continues. How’s a girl to move on when Japan keeps smashing out so much boundary pushing and obscenely beautiful work? This particular one deviates so far from my Western understanding of family living, it’s hard not to be both bewildered and amazed. Plus the ceiling has kindly given my eyeballs a nice little joy ride…