[March 28 2018] : TravelView the gallery
Built by the prolific Rechter Architects, the Harlington Hotel (previously Holiday Inn Ashkelon) is perhaps one of the most underrated buildings from the firm’s oeuvre. Appearing at the end of the boardwalk of the coastal city of Ashkelon, the futuristic domed edifice stands in sharp contrast to the generic buildings that typify the surrounding urban landscape. The budget hotel makes up for its lack of stars in ingenious creation, from its rounded half-moon exteriors to its curving ramps and internal courtyards. The decaying relic of late-90s Israeli modernism is situated on the edge of a cliff overlooking the beach and Mediterranean Sea.
Text and photo Andrew Wasserstein
[March 9 2018] : ArchitectureView the gallery
The 8 House is located all the way south, at the last stop of M1 metro line in Ørestad, a suburb of Copenhagen. Beyond, nothing but high grass and cloudy skies, moving slightly in the wind, cinemagraph like.
The playful residential buildings’ individual units are connected by a long, external figure 8 shaped access ramp, resembling a slot car race track. It might as well be a setting for a futuristic sci-fi movie, with its occupants portraying members of a stranded Hygge tribe.
Ørestad is a planned city area which until today has still not reached even half of its’ capacity. The emptiness is clearly present. It seems like a very serene, calm dwelling environment. Maybe that is exactly what its creator,... Read More
Text and photo Ada Hamza
[February 27 2018] : TravelView the gallery
Photo Laia Benavides
[February 26 2018] : TravelView the gallery
Photo Julia Laird
[January 25 2018] : TravelView the gallery
“I had come to Yugoslavia because I knew that the past has made the present, and I wanted to see how the process works.” Rebecca West, Black Lamb and Grey Falcon (1940).
Historically, the Balkan peninsula has been a hotbed of political upheaval. It has been traditionally seen as the buffer between the East and the West, and, as a result, it has been conquered, re-conquered and influenced by the Ottomans, the Hapsburgs, and the Russians. (To date, Serbian municipalities in Kosovo sport banners of President Vladamir Putin.) The assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand in Sarajevo jump-started WWI. Following WWII, communist leader Josip Broz Tito united the countries of the former Yugoslavia until his... Read More
Text and photo Brigitte Hamadey
[January 5 2018] : TravelView the gallery
Text Amira Asad and photo Prod Antzoulis
[November 29 2017] : TravelView the gallery
Photo Andrew Wasserstein
[November 24 2017] : TravelView the gallery
The Egyptian tour guide told me this is a “once in a lifetime” trip. That made me think about the passing of time and death. Pharaohs built their tombs in the form of Pyramids when they were alive. The enigma is still there, it follows you while traveling on a cruise trough the Nile from Luxor to Aswan or spending hours in a van heading to Abu Simbe through the desert. I hurried to take pictures of every temple, disappeared civilizations and statues of gods sitting on stones of muted power.
Text and photo Virgili Jubero
[November 22 2017] : TravelView the gallery
Designed by Stojan Batič, Boris Kobe and Ive Šubic in 1977, the memorial is a great example of Brutalist architecture dedicated to fallen fighters and victims of fascism in the battle of Dražgoše, Slovenia.
Photo Sasa Stucin