Quinta do Portal Winery

The Quinta do Portal Winery commissioned Álvaro Siza to design a project aimed at turning their winery into a landmark destination on wine tourism routes. The result is an enclosed space which fits perfectly into its natural surroundings.

Views of the project overall.

A french Pigeon Loft

To change with the times or die. This, surely, was the idea that motivated the members of the La Défense pigeon fanciers’ club to join the Fondation de France’s Nouveaux Commanditaires programme, which, in turn, put them in touch with the designer Matali Crasset. With a view to promoting the uncommon custom of breeding and training pigeons, Crasset submitted the idea of “Le pigeonnier, capsule”, a futurist loft in which both birds and trainers can feel completely at home.


Ron Arad: Walls, no thanks!

In a search to symbolically contradict the existence of separating walls and bunkers throughout the borders of his country, Israeli Ron Arad’s architectural office has created a series of hierarchically placed winding slabs that embrace Holon’s Museum of Design, luring the visitor into the metallic structure in a somewhat futuristic experience. The building is conceived as a sculpture thus acquiring an inventive and poetical character inherent to the concept of design.