Portuguese architect Ricardo Moreno designed his own home, refurbishing an old 1923 house. A challenge that connects past and present in the historical architectural envelope.
The outside walls of the 1923 home built from handmade bricks and stone marked the limits of Moreno’s work. These walls were coated with mortar mixed with shredded cork to improve the home’s environmental performance and its interior comfort.
Wood is used in all the common areas on the ground floor. Stairs from here lead up to the floor above, dominated by white volumes for the bedrooms. The interior went through a major overhaul, but all without changing the outside appearance of the house or even the openings in its facades.📍#saopedrodoestoril #portugal 📸: @ricardoliveiralves #architectanddesign
The trulli, limestone dwellings found in the southern region of #puglia, are remarkable examples of drywall (mortarless) construction, a prehistoric building technique still in use in this region.
The trulli are made of roughly worked limestone boulders collected from neighbouring fields. Characteristically, they feature pyramidal, domed or conical roofs built up of corbelled limestone slabs. 📸: @micheizzo #architectanddesign
@AbstractAerialArt is a project by two brothers who use drone photography to document the beauty of the ordinary found on Earth. JP and Mike Andrews use their drone to take astonishing abstract aerial photographs. Their aerial photos often play with shadows or natural formations that are pleasing to the eye.
“Aerial photography has opened our eyes to a whole new perspective of the planet and has literally changed our lives forever” said Andrews brothers. #architectanddesign