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  • Dominique Nabokov A vitrine to the world Originally published in Apartamento Magazine Issue 05, 2010 Interview by Anja Aronowsky Cronberg Photography by Dominique Nabokov New York City: At the Apartamento headquarters, Dominique Nabokov’s images have been a source of reference forever. Her photographs of empty living rooms, devoid of the usual trappings of an interior photograph, have...

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  • Andrea Zittel Originally published in Apartamento Magazine Issue 18, 2016 Interview by Alix Browne Photography by Ryan Lowry Joshua Tree, California: The artist Andrea Zittel lives in the desert in Joshua Tree, California, with a trio of dogs (Maggie Peppercorn, Mona Winona, Owlette), a pair of cats (Mood Cloud, Stripy Tiger Wolf), assorted fish, a burgeoning...

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  • Antoni Miralda Originally published in Apartamento Magazine Issue 19, 2017 Interview by Marta Riezu Photography by Nacho Alegre Barcelona: Life starts with food. When we are born, everything is blood and milk, he says. Nourishment is a crucial part of the growing process, but for the Spanish artist Antoni Miralda, food is a lot more than...

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  • Shirana Shahbazi   The geometry of family Originally published in Apartamento Magazine Issue 15, 2015 Interview by Daniel Morgenthaler Photography by Lukas Wassermann Zurich: Last time I was standing on the balcony of a flat in a neighbouring high-rise building I did actually hear lightning. A kind of hissing sound, followed by good old thunder that you...

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  • Alessandro Mendini Originally published in Apartamento Magazine Issue 19, 2017 Interview by Gianluigi Ricuperati Photography by Piotr Niepsuj Milan: Alessandro Mendini is the idiosyncratic, devilish, prismatic Marcel Proust of design—a living legend who’s played a crucial role in so many important adventures of Italian and international design, including the Alchimia and Memphis movements. Memphis was...

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  • Name of the Artist Title of the Story goes here Originally published in Apartamento Magazine Issue XX, 20XX Interview by ________ Photography by _____ New York City: The artist Raymond Pettibon lives in what has become a polarising structure on the Lower Manhattan skyline—Frank Gehry’s first residential skyscraper, simply called ‘New York’. Although he says he enjoys...

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  • front section A tale of two cities Originally published in Apartamento Magazine Issue 05, 2010 by Linlee Allen I’ve always had a soft spot for the words Charles Dickens wrote in 1859: ‘It was the best of times, it was the worst of times, it was the age of wisdom, it was the age of foolishness.’...

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  • front section Always never home Originally published in Apartamento Magazine Issue 08, 2011-12 by Victoria Camblin I work and sleep in Cambridge, England for what has come to be about six months of the year, but I don’t live there. It is becoming increasingly unclear where it is that I do live, however, and I...

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  •   Abdul Mati Klawein Originally published in Apartamento Magazine Issue 17, 2016 Interview by Luis Cerveró Images courtesy of the Klarwein Family It felt odd getting the assignment to write for Apartamento about Mati Klarwein, the man who once said, ‘The world is my apartment, and its cultures, the furniture’. Which is a pretty cool...

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  • front section A train is rolling Originally published in Apartamento Magazine Issue 13, 2014 by Cameron Allan McKean A train is rolling by outside. It’s very quiet here after dark. I’m lying on tatami mats, with the window open in a old wooden house in East Tokyo. Out there in the dark, small houses made...

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  • Aldo Ballo & Marirosa Toscani Ballo A true love Originally published in Apartamento Magazine Issue 07, 2011 Interview by Maria Cristina Didero Photography by Ballo & Ballo Milan: If the birth and subsequent explosion of Italian design in the second half of the last century is the stuff of history; if in that period, in only...

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  • front section A house of heart Originally published in Apartamento Magazine Issue 12, 2013-14 by David Torcasso I sit on the terrace and look out over the roofs of Bosa in Sardinia. On the floor I see the purple leaves of the Bougainvillea, and apart from their soft rustling, it’s very quiet. It’s always very...

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  • architecture A lifelong experiment Originally published in Apartamento Magazine Issue 10, 2012-13 by Arquitectura-G Photography by Richard Jensen Browsing through Marlene Acayaba’s book Residências em São Paulo: 1947-1975, we came across quite a surprise on the closing pages. The book centres on classic works by the Paulist School from the second half of the 20th...

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  • apartamento Classical New York City Originally published in Apartamento Magazine Issue 05, 2010 Text and photography by Marlene Marino Rachel Chandler’s building is a classically tiny New York City tenement walk-up, which is located in what is still a neighbourhood-y and charming part of Soho. Her building, she says, is inhabited primarily by old people who...

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  • conversation A view of the room Originally published in Apartamento Magazine Issue 08, 2011-12 A conversation chaired by Ken Miller Illustration by Jordi Labanda Buying a piece of furniture is a commitment that goes beyond the simple idea of decorating your own place. That’s why we asked New York based editor Ken Miller to sit down at the Tribeca gallery...

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  • front section A new box Originally published in Apartamento Magazine Issue 07, 2011 by Nick Currie At the start of November I left a dark apartment in Berlin, storing a lifetime’s accumulation of clutter in the cellar of an artists’ studio complex, and moved to an industrial neighbourhood of Osaka. The stark, bright, steep-staired box...

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  • cooking AUBERGINES Originally published in Apartamento Magazine Issue 8, 2011-12 by Adrià Cañameras &Ana Dominguez Spherical, and elongated. Bruised. A mixture of colours: black, white, purple, green, yellow or red depending on the variety. Smooth and shiny skin and, on the inside, white or green with a thick, sponge-like texture and soft small seeds. Its taste...

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  • Atsuki Kikuchi  Displace all things Originally published in Apartamento Magazine Issue 12, 2013-14 Interview by Cameron Allan McKean Photography by Taro Hirano Tokyo: Atsuki Kikuchi was born in Japan in 1974. He is a graphic designer, art director, and curator who works in Tokyo. He lives with his wife Izumi Shiokawa, a successful illustrator, in a...

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  • apartamentos A living museum Originally published in Apartamento Magazine Issue 12, 2013-14 Text by Kasia Bobula Biebrza National Park in north-eastern Poland is a land predominantly known for its marshes and forests. Late May is the busiest period here, because that’s when the bird watchers come, all wanting to catch that rare glimpse of a...

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  • Amèlia Riera Originally published in Apartamento Magazine Issue 25, 2020 Interview by Pere Pedrals Photography by Daniel Riera Barcelona: Amèlia Riera lived right in the centre of Barcelona, in a majestic building in Plaça de Catalunya that used to house well-off families, but nowadays is used as office space for several international companies. Despite the bustle...

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  • apartamento A borrowed place Originally published in Apartamento Magazine Issue 03, 2009 Photography by Carlota Santamaria It is said that there are magnetic cores of the earth, and similarly, in every story there also appears to be a vital centre. Houses, corners, a bench, the fifth floor of an office building, a bar, the road back...

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  • architecture A pre-classical house Originally published in Apartamento Magazine Issue 13, 2014 by Arquitectura-G Photography by Oscar Tusquets Blanca & Lluís Clotet  In the early ‘70s, Oscar Tusquets Blanca (Barcelona, 1941) and Lluís Clotet (Barcelona, 1941), two complex personalities who were then part of Studio Per, took on the task of designing and building a home...

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  • Andy Coolquitt Originally published in Apartamento Magazine Issue 25, 2020 Interview by Alix Browne Photography by Ryan Lowry Austin: Andy Coolquitt started working on his house in Austin when he was in graduate school at the University of Texas. Thirty years later, it’s still very much a work in progress. But life, as we all know, is...

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  • architecture Almost eight hectares Originally published in Apartamento Magazine Issue 12, 2012-13 Interview by Arquitectura-G Photography by Smiljan Radic This is the story of a family place. Something which the Chilean architect Smiljan Radic has built along with his wife, the sculptor Marcela Correa. It began as a half-hectare plot, which has expanded to one of...

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  • Anissa Helou On life & cookbooks Originally published in Apartamento Magazine Issue 13, 2014 Interview by Evangelia Koutsovoulou Photography by Kasia Bobula London: When I started researching for my imminent interview with Anissa Helou, it seemed obvious that the story would be mainly about cooking. After all, she’s an expert on Middle Eastern and Northern African food,...

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  • conversation A question of taste Originally published in Apartamento Magazine Issue 25, 2020 A conversation chaired by Madeleine Willis Illustrations by Marion Kadi Food, as a product, is tied to identity, status, notions of luxury and hedonism. It’s also a basic human need and deeply implicated in the environmental concerns shaping our future. In celebration it...

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  • Alexandrea Singh Tudor village in a warehouse Originally published in Apartamento Magazine Issue 03, 2009 Text by Michael Bullock Interview by Yasmine Dubois-Ziai Photography by Nacho Alegre New York City: On the outskirts of Brooklyn you find a world of enormous factory buildings, which some old timers refer to as the East Williamsburg Industrial Park. There is a...

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  • The Room Project The discreet Language of Living Rooms Originally published in Apartamento Magazine Issue 01, 2008 Interview by Paula Yacomuzzi Photography by Annette Merrild Annette Merrild photographed the living rooms of numerous middle-class apartments in Hamburg, New York, Copenhagen, Barcelona, Warsaw, Manchester, Tallinn, Istanbul and Lyon. She also penned some travel diary texts. The...

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  • apartamento africamento Originally published in Apartamento Magazine Issue 06, 2010-11 Text by Victoire and Ramdane Touhami Photography from the personal archive of Agnes Chemetov, Victoire and Ramdane Touhami In April 2008, we set off for Tangier. The initial plan was to stay there for one year. I knew nothing about the city, but Ramdane had a...

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  • short essay A telling mess Originally published in Apartamento Magazine Issue 15, 2015 Text by Koen Sels Photography by Mieke Verbijlen One greyish, delicately plain, and nuanced Wednesday afternoon, Mieke and I sit in what I believe to be Antwerp-based artist Guy Rombouts’ studio. Or kitchen, or dining room, or living room—it’s a bit unclear....

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  • Apichatpong Weerasethakul Through the trees Originally published in Apartamento Magazine Issue 11, 2013 Interview and Photography by Jeremy Liebman Mae Rim: Although his production studio Kick the Machine keeps its offices in Bangkok, Apichatpong Weerasethakul lives in rural Mae Rim, Thailand, a half-hour drive from the quaint but vibrant northern city of Chiang Mai. Apichatpong—‘Joe’ to his friends—has...

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  • architecture A tailor-made world Originally published in Apartamento Magazine Issue 11, 2013 by Arquitectura-G Photography by Adrià Cañamera Archival material courtesy of The Ricardo Bofill Taller de Arquitectura In the 1960s Ricardo Bofill set up the Taller de Arquitectura (Architecture Workshop) by bringing together a multidisciplinary group of architects, engineers, sociologists and philosophers to create...

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  • front section All together now Originally published in ApartamentoMagazine Issue 15, 2015 by Alix Browne In 1970, a writer working for the popular culture magazine Zygote visited the ‘Loft’, an experiment in alternative urban living in New York City. The article he would go on to write describes a group of 27 men and women (presumably...

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  • tutti frutti – interview It’s not hard to wash a salad! Originally published in ApartamentoMagazine Issue 07, 2011 Interview by Eva HagbergIllustration by Jordi LabandaPhotography by Courtney Utt When Michelle Obama was photographed on the White House lawn, digging into her brand-new organic garden, it was Alice Waters who felt the triumph. Waters, who has been...

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  • Aurélien & Jérémie Placed into abyss Originally published in Apartamento Magazine Issue 12, 2013-14 Interview by Emanuele Fontanesi Photography by Jeremy Liebman New York/Paris: Études is a Paris and New York-based think tank composed of Jérémie Egry, Aurélien Arbet, and the numerous others that gravitate around the project. As a creative studio, they have been designing and...

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  • apartamento Adanowsky’s temple Originally published in ApartamentoMagazine Issue 07, 2011 Text by Shelby DuncanPhotography by Adan Jodorowsky My house is more than a house, it’s my temple, my place to think, to hide, to create, to love. I’m always travelling, now I’m in Mexico, tomorrow I’ll be in Spain, and then Argentina. But when I...

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  • Bob Gill Across the pond and back again Originally published in Apartamento Magazine Issue 11, 2013 Interview by Leon Ransmeier Photography by Mark Mahaney New York City: It was a particularly cold and sunny January morning. I arrived a few minutes early. Not wanting to be a bother, I sat in the lobby and waited, allowing...

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  • front section A house of heart Originally published in Apartamento Magazine Issue 12, 2013-14 by David Torcasso I sit on the terrace and look out over the roofs of Bosa in Sardinia. On the floor I see the purple leaves of the Bougainvillea, and apart from their soft rustling, it’s very quiet. It’s always very...

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  • Alec Soth Originally published in Apartamento Magazine Issue 20, 2017-18 Interview by Paul Schiek Photography by Dru Donovan Minneapolis: The artist Alec Soth is profoundly interesting. The human being Alec Soth is perhaps even more so. He recently shared with me the reasoning behind his propensity to occasionally wear comically bright yellow sneakers: ‘On days...

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  • Antonioni’s Costa Paradiso Originally published in Apartamento Magazine Issue 17, 2016 By Arquitectura-G Images from the archive of Dante Bini On the afternoon of July 14, 1964, a young reporter was driving from Bologna to Crespellano to cover a beauty contest. On his way home around midnight, he saw a UFO-like grey mass nearly six...

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  • apartamento A nook in the sky Originally published in Apartamento Magazine Issue 09, 2012 by Marlene Marino Annabelle reminds me of a contemporary version of Doris Day, in a romantic comedy. Her apartment; small and cheery in its decor, is a nook in the sky. It’s like a small boat that’s been cast optimistically out...

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  • kinder Javier Mariscal Originally published in Apartamento Magazine Issue 08, 2011-12 Interview by Paula Yacomuzzi Photography by Nacho Alegre I come back from the overflowing archives in which I was quickly snooping around in to find Javier Mariscal has gone back to painting the world. The world has a diameter of around 70cm and is...

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  • Marlene Marino A rose is a rose is a rose Originally published in Apartamento Magazine Issue 12, 2014   Los Angeles: Passionate, lively, comedic, and deep. Those are the words that I would use to describe the beautiful actress turned director, Rose McGowan. Rose lives atop the Mount Olympus canyon in a modernist gem that...

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  • short essay A protest against disappearance Originally published in ApartamentoMagazine Issue 02, 2008-09 by Markus MiessenFilm stills by Anri Sala Books, magazines, newspapers and other forms of printed matter often become part of a space and truly represent the personality of the individual or group that inhabits it. To furnish something could be described as...

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