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Issue # 1
Archive stories

Cover Apartamento Magazine issue #1

Spring/Summer 2008

Featuring: Elein Fleiss, Mike Mills, Åbäke, Alexandre Bettler, Martino Gamper, Ye Rin Mok, Paula Yacomuzzi, Gunnar Knechtel, Joan Morey, Luiza Sá, Skye Parrott, Linus Bill, Paul Schiek, Hugo de la Rosa, Arquitectura-G, Aya Yamamoto, Enrique Giner de los Rios, Laboratorium, Elsa Fischer, Nolaster, Mystery Jets, Annette Merrild, Benjamin Sommerhalder, Giacomo De Poli.


  • Making dens, now for real London: Being one of the most genuinely interesting, talented and deserving bands of the contemporary British music scene, Mystery Jets have received, or better yet, haven’t received nearly as much press nor attention as those Myspacer-one-hit-wonders usually get nowadays… And thank the Queen they didn’t! As other bands were quickly coming...

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  • Conversation with Nolaster and Ekhi Lopetegui Interior design magazines tend to be the perfect setting for degrading architecture into something mediocre. In the name of decorators and interior designers, architecture is painted up and disguised to become just another piece in a vulgar game. Architecture is everything. In other words, it is understood as a...

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  • Four days long. Enough time for boredom to happen. No plans. Nap on the couch during the day. Josephine Baker. Walking in Griffith Park. Walking in Central Park. Hyde Park in London. The big park up from the Louvre in Paris. Glendale Narrows section of the LA River. Mocking Bird Wish Me Luck, by Charles...

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  • The house we live in is in the beautiful city of Bienne. We are about 6-8 friends living in it, among them my girlfriend and Eliot. It’s a nice old house and rent is cheap. Around us they are tearing down the other houses and build new ugly ones. So it’s only a matter of...

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  • still life Concept & Styling by Elsa Fischer      

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  • The discreet Language of Living Rooms 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 result: The Room Project, a work that draws upon our curiosity for others’ houses and that primal need to...

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  • Mallorca: The first time I went sailing I was eight or nine years old. It was during summer and my parents had brought me to a sailing school where I was taught how to sail a small type of dinghy called an Optimist. For the three following years I kept going sailing each summer before giving it up, until 2013 when...

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  • A Parisian view If you were asked to think of someone that influenced your vision in the way you work and look at things around you, for me one of these persons would be Elein Fleiss. I still remember clearly the first time we met in Paris some time ago, when I visited her apartment...

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  • Text by Enrique Giner de los Ríos

    My dream house

    When I was a kid, a friend of mine used to live in a golf community just south of Mexico City. We used to hang out there a lot and take his dog for walks. She was a collie and we’d call her “Attila” in a real loud voice, hoping to spook some of the...

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  • ‘You’re nobody in L.A. unless you live in a house with a big door.’ – L.A. Story (1991)      

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  • I lived in Paris for five years, and for the last couple of years I thought all the time about how much I wanted to come home to New York. I would imagine the apartment I would have here: a brownstone in Brooklyn, wood floors, windows that looked out over backyards, a spider plant, a...

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  • I have lived in this space for about a year. I have lived everywhere in Oakland about three times over and this is by far the cheapest place I have ever lived. It’s essentially squatting since it’s an artist space. but I built walls and added a sink and made it pretty nice. I have been...

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  • Celui qui regarde du dehors à travers une fenêtre ouverte, ne voit jamais autant de choses que celui qui regarde une fenêtre fermée. Il n’est pas d’objet plus profond, plus mystérieux, plus fécond, plus ténébreux, plus éblouissant qu’une fenêtre éclairée d’une chandelle. Ce qu’on peut voir au soleil est toujours moins intéressant que ce qui...

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  • Have fun! Getting ready for Halloween            

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  •   Laboratorium began as a nomad atelier, later setting up its base of operations in Florence. It has since relocated to the third floor of an old building in the historic city centre. It is neither an industrial space nor a loft, as is frequently seen in the architectures of graphic design studios and communication...

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