TORAFU ARCHITECTSThe Kitaoji house by Japanese architecture firm Torafu is located in a quiet residential area in northern Kyoto. With a concrete outer shell, it features open ceilings and an indoor terrace for light and ventilation. Designed with wheelchair accessibility in mind, it has a large central space with individual rooms instead of narrow passageways.
Photography by Daici Ano
GRAANMARKT 13Occupying a three storey townhouse in the centre of Antwerp, Graanmarkt 13 is a restaurant, shop, gallery and apartment. Renovated by Ilse Cornelissens and Tim Van Geloven, the top two floors house a light-filled and pared-back space with four bedrooms, available to rent.
MASSERIA MOROSETAA white stone farmhouse nestled in the Italian countryside, Masseria Moroseta is a modern guesthouse designed by Andrew Trotter. Set around a central courtyard and surrounded by organic olive groves, the pared-back space embodies relaxed simplicity.
GABRIELE ROSSILiterole by Italian photographer Gabriele Rossi explores how the sea is experienced throughout the seasons. By tracing the transformation of the landscape, the image series conveys a sense of both solitude and life. www.gabrielerossifoto.com
BARKOW LEIBINGERDesigned by American/German practice Barkow Leibinger, the Fellows Pavilion is located in the American Academy in Berlin. Made from lightweight glass and steel, the geometric structure is illuminated to appear as if it is floating above the surrounding garden lawn. www.barkowleibinger.com
THE BOOK SOCIETYThe Book Society is a bookstore, cultural space and publishing platform in Seoul. Founded by Helen Ku and Lim Kyung Yong in 2010, it plays an important role in local culture, promoting independent art, design and publishing. Participating in many curatorial and editorial projects, The Book Society has published artists’ books as well as various titles with a focus on contemporary art, critical theory and design.
We have partnered with The Book Society to create a specially-curated bookstore, reading area and exhibition space at our Cheongdam store in Seoul.
Image courtesy of EHFind out more about the project here.
LAURENT KRONENTALSouvenir d'un Futur by photographer Laurent Kronental documents the lives of senior citizens living in the “Grands Ensembles” (large housing projects) in Paris. Highlighting the futuristic design and vast scale of complexes built in the 1970s and 1980s, the series presents modernist architecture and its residents in a striking new context. www.laurentkronental.com
BJARKE INGELSDesigned by architects Bjarke Ingels (BIG), La Maison des Fondateurs will house a new museum for Swiss watch manufacturer Audemars Piguet. Functional yet sculptural, the overlapping spiral structure lets in natural light and frames the panoramic views of the valley whilst blending seamlessly into the landscape. www.big.dk
ELLORYOpened in 2015 by Chef Matthew Young and Sommelier Jack Lewens, London restaurant Ellory serves up simple, seasonal cooking in pared-back surrounds. www.ellorylondon.com
CONSERVATORY ARCHIVESLondon-based store Conservatory Archives is home to a vast collection of house plants alongside an ever-changing selection of antique and mid-century furniture. Co-founded by horticulturist Jin Ahn and Giacomo Plazzotta, the diverse range of rare plants and homeware is hand-sourced from across Europe.
If you’re in London this week, you can view a specially-commissioned window installation by Conservatory Archives at our High Street Kensington store. www.conservatoryarchives.co.uk
SOU FUJIMOTOA literal realisation of high-density housing, the Tokyo Apartment block from Japanese
architect Sou Fujimoto consists of four homes stacked on top of one another.
Each different in size, the disconnected roofs form wedges of space that fill the homes with natural light.
Discover our collaboration with Sou Fujimoto for Salone del Mobile 2016 at cosstores.com/cosxsoufujimoto
COVER BOOKSFounded by Katie Barringer in 2015, Cover Books is located in Atlanta’s Westside neighbourhood. The light-filled store is home to a diverse collection of titles on art, design, food and travel, alongside local artist zines and international periodicals.
Discover a specially curated selection from Cover Books in the reading area of our newly-opened Atlanta store:
The Shops Buckhead Atlanta
3035 Peachtree Road NE www.cover-books.com