Florian Nagler speaks about a suitable and economical use of natural resources, how old construction techniques influence contemporary architecture and the beauty of distinct materiality.
Vero is a pioneering woman in the field of sculpture with hemp lime as a material - commonly used in other industries, such as architecture. Next to her studies of architecture she works in her studio in Lichtenberg, Berlin.
Bosna Quilt Werkstatt is real cross-border teamwork: Lucia designs the quilts in Bregenz, Austria and 11 women in Bosnia stitch them together by hand with the most beautiful patterns. The project originated in 1993 in a refugee home in Vorarlberg, during the Bosnia War and has grown ever since.
Rudolf Plochmann explains contemporary forestation methods, the many qualities of wood and the beauty of the forest's atmosphere to us.
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.
Local building materials and techniques are discussed in this Portuguese classic book: Dialogos de edificaçao. This chapter focusses on adobe construction.
Local sustainable building materials and techniques are discussed in the Portuguese classic book: Dialogos de edificaçao. This chapter focusses on rammed earth construction.
A Portuguese architecture classic: Dialogos de edificaçao. This chapter focusses on construction with locally fabricated bricks.
Female pioneers Anahory Almeida re-value traditional crafts in their architectural practice, transforming Portuguese culture from tradition to innovation.
Emilia's energy immediately fascinates the curious onlooker, passing on her rare knowledge about tapete de Arraiolos, a traditional Portuguese rug technique.
One of the most extensive architecture books featuring Portuguese vernacular architecture, geography and population, published in the 1980s. Central zone.
Hand painted tiles date back to the mid 16th Century in Portugal, one of the most traditional factories Viúva Lamego explains their relevance today.
One of the most extensive architecture books featuring Portuguese vernacular architecture, geography and population, published in the 1980s. Algarve region.
Mizette Nielsen preserves a piece of Portuguese cultural history by keeping alive regional weaver patterns for textile manufacturing with remixed colours.