Kapsimalis Architects and the dream house in an old vineyard

Kapsimalis Architects and the dream house in an old vineyard

Collater.al Contributors · 5 months ago · Design

Kapsimalis Architects operate and implement another architectural modification to the beautiful hills of Santorini. This time the architects have designed a house located in a vineyard in the central part of the island. The house overlooks the sea to the east and Fira, the capital, to the west. As long as it was harmonious with the surrounding landscape, the land was incorporated into the design of the residence for a fabulous result.

To give the illusion of an immaculate environment, the architects cut a part of the land, reworking it as a sort of platform on which all the liveable areas of the house develop. The result is a material volume that imitates the forms of natural erosion of volcanic rocks and traditional caves.

The ground floor, at the level of the surrounding ground, intends to blend in with the landscape. There is a living room and dining room, a kitchen, a double bedroom and a bathroom. From here you enter an outdoor courtyard with a rectangular swimming pool which is on the east side of the house, while the main entrance is on the west side of the ground floor, as well as access to the attic and basement.

The roof itself houses an attic which makes room for an office, from which you can enjoy a spectacular view. A real garden has been created in the roof, which is in perfect harmony with all the surrounding elements, with a small vineyard, the plants and the land itself. Because of its massive nature, the designers have carved vaulted roofs, pyramidal shapes, and slit openings to bring natural light into the spaces of the ground floor.

To counteract the body of the ground floor, the exterior walls were covered with sliding mirror frames, visually removing this part of the building from the context. The play of contrasting materials creates the illusion that the upper floor floats in the air.

Obviously, the colour palette, with which the whole complex was made up, is also inspired by the surrounding environment. The colour of the plaster and ceilings, as well as the industrial concrete floors, imitate the external tones. The walls are clad in natural oak and the furniture blends in with the materiality of the building.

What do you think?

Text by Elisa Scotti

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Digital works by Denis Sheckler aka @pills_for_skills

Digital works by Denis Sheckler aka @pills_for_skills

Giulia Guido · 5 months ago · Design

Born in 1994, Denis Sheckler is a digital artist from Moscow. His passion began in 2012, when he discovered the world of Photoshop and began to manipulate reality, ordinary and no longer trendy. That’s how he started to make himself known, especially on Instagram, under the name @pills_for_skills

His work always starts with photography, but to make it more attractive and shocking he starts to change its light, colors, exposure until he adds and removes elements at will. 

His favorite subject, or at least the most present in his profile, are the female faces that never lose their sensuality but acquire mystery and, sometimes, strangeness. The elements of water, of the universe, of the sky, of the stars, create a common thread among all his graphics, creating a dialogue between one face and another. 

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The Ibis Styles Sarajevo connects the past and the future

The Ibis Styles Sarajevo connects the past and the future

Giulia Guido · 5 months ago · Design

In recent decades the capital of Bosnia and Herzegovina has rediscovered half of tourism, in fact, contrary to what you might think, Sarajevo was not wiped out by the war in Yugoslavia in the 90s. On the contrary, it has managed to get up and has managed to make its multicultural and religious heritage, its architectural beauty and its history in general shine and stand out. One of the fundamental and turning points of this city were the 1984 Winter Olympic Games. It was precisely this event that inspired the design studio MIXD to create the interiors of the Ibis Styles Sarajevo

The hotel has recently opened and has found its space occupying both an existing building and a brand new skyscraper and developing on fifteen floors that house 192 rooms. But the special feature of the Ibis is the common spaces, where everything is connected to the Winter Olympics, from the portrait of the wolf Vućko, the official mascot, above the fireplace, to the illustrations of the Polish Karol Banach. Even the use of materials is not accidental, and so we see rough concrete surfaces that contrast the exposed ceiling, but also with the furniture in handcrafted wood. A real touch of class are the seats made from snowboarding boards hung from the ceiling like swings. 

Discover the Ibis Styles Sarajevo in our gallery.

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With The Taable the ordinary becomes creative

With The Taable the ordinary becomes creative

Collater.al Contributors · 5 months ago · Design

The taable is a multidisciplinary hub created by Axel Oswith and Amanda Kusai, both Indonesian art directors and designers, who devote themselves to photography and the artistic direction of minimalist works in still life.

The creative duo enjoys turning the ordinary objects into something better and intelligent, to tell what the words can’t do.

Bright colors and a mix of different elements create sensational images that you can find below.

Text by Giordana Bonanno.

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Daniel Forero’s strange visual associations

Daniel Forero’s strange visual associations

Giulia Guido · 5 months ago · Design

A computer with two keyboards and no screen, a plumb soldier on the skateboard and a small goldfish swimming happily inside a bottle of Chanel n.5. Absurd, you might say, but for art director and graphic designer Daniel Forero this is normal. 

The Instagram profile of the Colombian graphic designer welcomes us into a strange world, out of the ordinary, completely extraordinary, where everything is out of place, wrong and fascinating at the same time. 

Daniel’s passion for the world of graphics began as a teenager and grew up with him, taking him first to Argentina to study Art Direction and then to Stockholm, where he still lives and works today. Conceptual art inspires him more than anything else, so when we look at one of his works we have to go beyond what our eyes see, we have to dig deep to find unusual connections. 

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