Comporta – Portugal’s secret

September 28th, 2020

Most people know of the Algarve, a region of gorgeous sandy beaches and coves backed by golden sandy cliffs, azure waters and a climate and culture not unlike that of the Costa del Sol, but a little further north, not too far from Lisbon, there is a secret natural paradise that lies as yet undiscovered. Read the rest of this entry »

Going circular – the rise of the dome house

September 24th, 2020

From Japan to the USA and the Alps, round ‘domed’ homes are a hot new trend in architectural design. Besides fitting right into a new paradigm of construction and sustainability, they offer a fresh perspective on living, vacationing and even working that is taking the world by storm and coming to our shores as well. Read the rest of this entry »

Andalusian getaways and retreats

August 3rd, 2020

The enticing Andalusian interior, land of natural beauty and cultural fascination, beckons just beyond the coastal mountain ranges. Now, more than ever, this region of endless vistas, ancient agricultural traditions, fine food and open spaces appeals to those confined in urban spaces. Read the rest of this entry »

Organic architecture – mankind and nature in harmony

July 29th, 2020

We see it all around us; urban jungles of concrete, glass and steel that look impressive on the drawing board, imposing when first delivered shiny and new, but ultimately sad and neglected as they form part of a growing collage of rusting, rotting structures that require constant maintenance and investment or else they add to the desolate landscape we’re creating. Detroit, Mexico City, Sâo Paulo and Moscow, the examples are many, but you needn’t look too far to spot the concrete rot and urban decay, for it surrounds us in many cities and exists even in the most picturesque. Read the rest of this entry »

Jacques Cousteau – opening a window to new worlds

April 28th, 2020

Whole generations grew up with the images brought to us by marine explorer Jacques Cousteau, as he introduced new worlds to a global audience. Today his work and legacy live on in the Cousteau Society.

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