The two architects of the studio Gnocchi+Danesi Architects have reinterpreted the traditional idea of shelter by designing and realizing The Mountain Refuge.
It is a small, modular, prefabricated cabin with a simple, minimalist shape reminiscent of huts. The basic structure is made up of two modules that form a 24 square meter dwelling, but the architects added the possibility of incorporating an additional 12 square meters structure, reaching a total surface area of 36 square meters.
The modular nature of The Mountain Refuge allows it to be built anywhere and on any surface, however, although the cabin does not need foundations, the architects specified that in the most extreme places it is recommended to place the structure on a concrete slab.
Outside, the hut is completely covered with a layer of black pine cement, which not only gives it a mysterious, dark air, but also makes the structure waterproof; inside, on the other hand, the choice of leaving the plywood exposed immediately transforms The Mountain Refuge into a warm and welcoming place. The pride and joy of the project is the huge window that allows you to live in contact with nature while remaining safe both during the day and at night.
The Metropolitan Museum of Art, often referred to as “The Met”, is one of the largest and most important museums in the United States. Its headquarters is located on the east side of Central Park in New York City, along what is called the Museum Mile.
The Met building is about 450 meters long and occupies an area of more than 180,000 square meters, a place that oozes art and history from all sides, where you can always find something new or something that has escaped in recent visits.
Thus John Kerschbaum undertook the arduous task in 2004 of illustrating to visitors a condensed but no less detailed map of the objects on display at the MET. A feat not for everyone, the artist also had to deal with some modifications, as the museum added and removed exhibitions and pieces in the following years, but the guide is still valid for people visiting the institution.
“One of the biggest challenges was keeping up with the museum itself. Every time I visited, it was different than my previous visit,” says the illustrator. Taking inspiration from a 1976 poster of Manhattan by artist Tony Graham, the whimsical, colorful map that was completed in 2007 has humored visitors ever since. Starting with the Egyptian wing in the bottom right corner, and stretching to include sights like medieval armor, Renaissance portraits, and Grecian sculptures, the Where’s Waldo? compactness of the guide features a hidden scavenger hunt along its borders.
While waiting for the Metropolitan Museum of Art to reopen, all you have to do is leaf through the very long and complicated map designed by John Kerschbaum so that you can get ready for a new tour.
Warm and cozy colors, from yellow to green, sinuous and clean shapes that outline beautiful bodies immersed in Caribbean nature. What we find in the paintings of Bianca Nemelc, a young American artist, are her origins, but also a place to take refuge, to be in the company of free women in their bodies, where there are no limits or restrictions.
For Bianca Nemelc art is a way to express herself, to share her thoughts and experiences, to express feelings that could not be described in words. The time she paints is the time she dedicates to herself and the more she creates the more she discovers about herself.
The representation of female figures intersects and merges with that of nature and, through her works, Bianca Nemelc presents to the public a universe devoid of preconceptions, in which modern society does not exist and with it there are not even rules and inequalities.
Looking at Bianca Nemelc’s paintings you will have the feeling that everything, finally, is in the right place: the woman free to be a woman, immersed in a nature that is not an enemy, but home.
Sho Shibuya, in this particular moment where we are overwhelmed by bulletins and news flashes, offered us an escape route by painting the panorama of her window in the front pages of the New York Times.
The graphic designer born in Japan but raised in New York, during this quarantine created his particular series: “Sunrises from a small window”.
What started out as a way of documenting the days spent at home during isolation has grown into a captivating series that tells the colors of the sky per day.
From graduated shades of blue to explosions of bright pink and warm orange, Sho Shibuya with its tones and colors from its window provided a relaxing contrast to the strictly covered titles of the day.
From the ending of Cable Girls to the new movie The Old Guard, this July Netflix doesn’t really want to bore us.
Deadwind 2: The cases of the acclaimed Finnish series are back at the beginning of the month. Also in the second season, we’ll follow the events of policewoman Sophia Karppi and her colleague Sakari Nurmi struggling with disappearances, chases and murders. The 8 episodes of the second season of Deadwind will be available from Wednesday, July 1st.
Unsolved mystery: The original creators of Unsolved Mysteries and the Producers of Stranger Things invite you to solve new mysteries. The protagonists of this docuseries will be ordinary people who have experienced paranormal and unique experiences, such as ghost encounters or UFO sightings. The first six mysteries will be available from Wednesday, July 1st.
Cable Girls: In July it’s time to say goodbye to one of Netflix Spain’s flagship series. The girls of the switchboard will finally find a resolution, maybe bitter or maybe happy. The second part of the final season of Cable Girls will be available from Friday, July 3rd.
Stateless: The paths of four diverse strangers: a woman on the run, a refugee, a civil servant and a father in distress, intersect at an immigration detention center in the Australian outback. Stateless is a miniseries based on a true story coined by Oscar-winning Cate Blanchett. The six episodes of this fascinating series will be available from Wednesday, July 8.
The Old Guard: Led by a warrior named Andy (Charlize Theron), a covert group of tight-knit mercenaries with a mysterious inability to die have fought to protect the mortal world for centuries. But when the team is recruited to take on an emergency mission and their extraordinary abilities are suddenly exposed, it’s up to Andy and Nile, the newest soldier to join their ranks, to help the group eliminate the threat of those who seek to replicate and monetize their power by any means necessary. The Old Guard will be available fromFriday, July 10th.
How to Sell Drugs Online (Fast)2: Moritz, Lenny and Dan quickly became famous with their online shop MyDrugs and after earning a million euros they decided to close their shack and puppets. More or less. The second season of How to sell drugs online (fast) will be available from Tuesday, July 21.
The Umbrella Academy 2: When the second season of The Umbrella Academy was announced, fans of the series literally went crazy. With this second season, we’re taking a step back into the past, to Dallas in 1960, and we’ll follow the story of the superhero protagonists who, this time, will find themselves separated from each other. The second season of The Umbrella Academy will be available from Friday, July 31.