For Eileen Gray, a piece of furniture had to be practical and comfortable; it was never the mere carrier of an idea or an aesthetic. At the same time her furniture was never purely functional. She always added a touch of humour or irony to her design.
One of the most extensive architecture books featuring Portuguese vernacular architecture, geography and population, published in the 1980s. Algarve region.
The built work of Alberto Ponis in Sardinia, where he has lived since 1964, is extraordinary in its sensitive understanding of surrounding. Built work by Ponis is among PIONIRA architecture favourites for its extreme dependency on the immediate topography and environment. Not only are raw materials essential in the exterior building process, but they also largely define the special interiors.
Local building materials and techniques are discussed in this Portuguese classic book: Dialogos de edificaçao. This chapter focusses on adobe construction.
One of the most extensive books on Portuguese architecture, geography, geology and population form the 1980s. Alentejo region.
The Sea Ranch was built by Charles Moore and MLTW Architecture partnership in California, USA, in the 1960s. A PIONIRA architecture favourite due to its careful feeling for the surrounding landscape, due to the sustainable use of wood for construction and facade cladding and the overall masterplan, dominated by a low building typology, in accordance with the horizontal lines of nature along the ragged edges of the Sonoma Coast.
Local sustainable building materials and techniques are discussed in the Portuguese classic book: Dialogos de edificaçao. This chapter focusses on rammed earth construction.
One of the most extensive architecture books featuring Portuguese vernacular architecture, geography and population, published in the 1980s. Central zone.