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Issue # 11
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cover Apartamento Magazine issue #11

Spring/Summer 2013

Featuring: François Halard, Michael Stipe, Apichatpong Weerasethakul, Bob Gill, Anton Henning, Marlene Marino, Jeff Rian, Tony Cederteg, Maurice Scheltens & Liesbeth Abbenes, Adrià Cañameras, Ricardo Bofill, Elfie Semotan, Tenko Nakajima, Michael Smith, Santi Caleca, Dike Blair, Lovis Caputo, Lars Müller, Alexander Schärer, Henry Roy, and Jeremy Liebman. With a selection of proverbs illustrated by Mirko Borsche & Gian Gisiger and a comic by Andy Rementer & Margherita Urbani.


  • François Halard Learning to See Originally published in Apartamento Magazine Issue 11, 2013 Interview by Nacho Alegre Photography by François Halard Arles: As I drive to Arles I realise I don’t know much about the person I’m going to meet. Of course I know his work extensively; he’s one of the most prolific photographers in the world, THE...

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  • Michael Stipe Sad to leave Originally published in Apartamento Magazine Issue 11, 2013 Text by Michael Stipe Photography by David Belisle New York City: When people ask me how long I’ve lived in NYC, I never know what to say. I first fell in love with the city in 1975, when as a 15-year-old, New York...

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  • still life Clay Originally published in Apartamento Magazine Issue 11, 2013 Concept by Ana Dominguez & Omar Sosa Photography by Nacho Alegre  

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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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  • apartamentos The Bunker Originally published in Apartamento Magazine Issue 12, 2013-14 Text by Maria Gerhardt Photography by Ada Bligaard Søby Copenhagen: Have you ever compared your routines to those of others and wondered how Bohemian your life is? Sara Sachs and Frederik Jacobi are the most Bohemian couple I know, they’re laid back, but make absolutely...

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  • Santi Caleca When chance turns into history Originally published in Apartamento Magazine Issue 11, 2013 Interview by Rujana Rebernjak Photography by Sean Michael Beolchini Milan: When Santi Caleca first opened the door of his Milanese apartment, shared with his wife Aurora and their two kids, he uncovered a magical world to me. His is an apartment that witnessed...

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  • Michael Smith The inadequate spectator Originally published in Apartamento Magazine Issue 11, 2013 Interview by Francesco Spampinato Photography by Ye Rin Mok Austin: A native of Chicago, Michael Smith emerged in New York in the late ‘70s, performing in both non-profit art spaces like The Kitchen and Artists Space, and in small nightclubs and cabarets. Smith...

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  • Michael Smith The inadequate spectator Originally published in Apartamento Magazine Issue 11, 2013 Interview by Francesco Spampinato Photography by Ye Rin Mok Austin: A native of Chicago, Michael Smith emerged in New York in the late ‘70s, performing in both non-profit art spaces like The Kitchen and Artists Space, and in small nightclubs and cabarets. Smith...

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  • Dike Blair New York, New York Originally published in Apartamento Magazine Issue 11, 2013 Interview by Jeff Rian Photography by Henry Roy New York City: I met Dike Blair in college, in the western United States. He looked like a New-Yorker: short hair, white T-shirt, khaki pants, cigarette—an artist. He moved to New York City several years...

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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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  • 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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  • conversation Time for yourshelf Originally published in ApartamentoMagazine Issue 11, 2013 A conversation chaired by Daniel MorgenthalerIllustration by Jordy Van Den Nieuwendijk   Zurich: Once we’re all up in the cloud, what will become of our books? Lovis Caputo, one half of design-slash-art duo Kueng Caputo; Lars Müller, publisher of books on design, architecture and other things;...

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  • apartamento Life in a waffle Originally published in Apartamento Magazine Issue 11, 2013 Text by Tenko Nakajima Photography by Tony Cederteg I live with my mum in this small apartment with tatami floors. We moved to Tokyo two years ago when I was 14, from Berlin where all the apartments are huge and cheap. Therefore it...

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  • front section Acartamento Originally published in Apartamento Magazine Issue 12, 2013-14 by Jonathan Olivares ‘What year is that?’, a man in an adjacent car asked through his window and into mine. Before the lights changed I answered, ‘2011,’ and then pulled off. In traffic, the neighbours are always changing, which provides plenty of people watching...

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  • apartamento The Elegance of Lightness Originally published in Apartamento Magazine Issue 11, 2013 Text by Ute Woltron Photography by Katarina Šoškic There are houses which, seen from the outside, appear small. Then you go inside and it is as if you have stepped through an enchanted doorway. Behind the door, everything is vast. Inside, the seemingly small house...

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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 Hot in the city Originally published in Apartamento Magazine Issue 11, 2013 by Amanda Maxwell Every night I save the water from my daughter’s bath and carry it bucket by bucket to the backyard, where I transfer it into a watering can and do my best to soak our lawn. The lawn is...

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  • front section Welcome to our home Originally published in Apartamento Magazine Issue 11, 2013 by Ramdane Touhami Allowing journalists into your home is never a simple matter. Has it ever happened to you? We’ve actually become specialists on this topic. Once you’ve worked in fashion for quite some time and you always have people over,...

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  • front section The pleasures of living Originally published in Apartamento Magazine Issue 07, 2011 by Andy & Elsa Beach For too many people, being happy at home is pretty much an abstract idea, something they can’t know or imagine, until it appears on some taste maker’s must-have list, or in a magazine, or reposted on...

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  • front section The dominatrix Originally published in Apartamento Magazine Issue 11, 2013 by Karley Sciortino I ask the dominatrix if she ever brings the men she dates back to her apartment. ‘Here? Oh God, no,’ she says. ‘I mean, just look at the place. I couldn’t. Any man in his right mind would run for...

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  • front section Faces and places Originally published in Apartamento Magazine Issue 11, 2013 by Anna von Löw Like most people, I don’t know a lot about my brain and how it actually works and I’m not sure that I want to. I think that even neuroscientists don’t know that much about the brain. They can...

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