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Issue # 3
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cover Apartamento Magazine issue #3

Spring/Summer 2009

Featuring: Alexandra Singh, Basel summer nights, Bless, David Amstrong, Nakameguro, Paulo César Pereiro, Jardim botánico do Porto, The joke, Ezra Koenig, Light patterns, A borrowed place, The advantage of living on a look, A.P.E, Boys in the bedroom, Some forest books, Geology of design, Juan Tessi, The zombie porn Factory, Plant portrait, Slaves, JD Samson. Plus: everyday life travel supplement with Geoff McFetridge, Lele Saveri & Giorgio Di Salvo, Jason Nocito, Ari Marcopoulos, Jocko Weyland.


  • JD Samson Simplicity Originally published in Apartamento Magazine Issue 03, 2009 by Luiza Sá New York City: For many people JD Samson represents a sweet mystery. All the fans of her bands and achievements (Le Tigre, Peaches band, Men, or any of the other many things she’s been involved with), or just her androgynous persona (I would...

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  • front section Under the bridge Originally published in Apartamento Magazine Issue 03, 2009 Text by Ezra Koenig Photography by Nacho Alegre I was born in Manhattan but my family moved to the suburbs of New Jersey when I was very young. We still spent a lot of time in the city, especially visiting friends on...

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  • Arquitectura-G The advantagesof living on a loop Originally published in Apartamento Magazine Issue 03, 2009 Conversation with Powerhouse Companyand Ekhi Lopetegi Our studio has recently been commissioned to transform a 16th century traditional Basque house into two dwellings. When you face a project of this kind, more factors than usual come into play. You rarely deal...

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  • binocolo Rolls Royce in the snow Originally published in Apartamento Magazine Issue 03, 2009 by Jocko Weyland Up early, eating a banana, walking over to Brownstones with its pirated (almost exactly like Starbucks) logo to say hi to the painfully sweet and smiling girls, the same two who worked there three years ago. Three years from...

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  • still life Paper Originally published in Apartamento Magazine Issue 16, 2015-16 Concept by Ana Dominguez & Omar Sosa Photography by Nacho Alegre  

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  • apartamento Basel summer nights Originally published in Apartamento Magazine Issue 03, 2009 Photography by Nacho Alegre & Marco Velardi We arrived in Basel on a rainy afternoon. We had been driving from Milan with Marco’s parents’ car and we were tired. Marco had arranged for us to stay on a couch of some friends’ friend’s place....

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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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  • 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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  • apartamento Light patterns Originally published in Apartamento Magazine Issue 03, 2009 Photography by Giovanna Silva Text by Valentina Ciuffi Flashing pink notes, quite hysterical, written here and there—‘THINGS TO DO’, ‘THINGS NOT TO DO’—all over yellow Post-Its. I’ve never thought of them as threatening, rather funny instead. Antonio and I had never met. He had left me...

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  • binocolo When you have to go to Japan stop in Hawaii Originally published in ApartamentoMagazine Issue 03, 2009 by Ari Marcopoulos I always try to stop in Hawaii before going to japan… It breaks the jet lag before hitting Tokyo in full stride. You have a chance to enjoy the ocean and the beautiful nature of Hawaii....

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  • binocolo Elevate me later Originally published in ApartamentoMagazine Issue 03, 2009 by Jason Nocito  

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  • Jean Touitou Ateliers de la Petite Enfance Originally published in Apartamento Magazine Issue 03, 2009 Interview by Marco Velardi Photography by Aya Yamamoto Paris: We all share memories of our childhood, though some of them prove to be more cherished than others. And throughout adolescence and into adulthood, we have certainly heard a few stories about our...

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  • Bless Horizons of temperamental design Originally published in Apartamento Magazine Issue 03, 2009 Text by Andrea Lissoni Illustration by Ricardo Fumanal Photography by Bless Berlin: It’s cold in Berlin. It’s very cold. The wind accompanies, gentle yet insistent, the slippery roads, made treacherous by a heavy and silent snowfall of very light flakes. In Italy they call them ‘i...

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  • Juan Tessi New old place Originally published in Apartamento Magazine Issue 03, 2009 Interview by Juan Ignacio Moralejo Photography by Gisela Filc The Argentinean painter Juan Tessi was born in Lima. He grew up in Chile, finished school in Buenos Aires and took his university studies in the US. He exhibited his work in Mexico,...

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  • Paulo César Pereio The celebrity of freedom Originally published in Apartamento Magazine Issue 03, 2009 Interview by Alexandre Fehr Photography by Richard Jensen The actor Paulo César Pereio has a huge participation in the Brazilian scenic arts. He has been a controversial person all the way back from the small city he originates, Alegrete, Rio Grande do Sul. He...

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  • apartamento David Armstrong’s Candyland Originally published in Apartamento Magazine Issue 03, 2009 Photography by Clarke Tolton Text by David Armstrong I came to Bed Stuy ten years ago because I’d taken the wrong train and I never left. I think that was in 1998. I’d lived in Manhattan since ’77 and had been to Brooklyn, at the most...

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  • apartamento Light patterns Originally published in Apartamento Magazine Issue 03, 2009 Photography by Giovanna Silva Text by Valentina Ciuffi Flashing pink notes, quite hysterical, written here and there—‘THINGS TO DO’, ‘THINGS NOT TO DO’—all over yellow Post-Its. I’ve never thought of them as threatening, rather funny instead. Antonio and I had never met. He had left me...

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  • conversation Geology of design Originally published in Apartamento Magazine Issue 03, 2009 A conversation chaired by Kris Latocha Photography by Aya Sekine This year sees the 20th anniversary of two of the most pioneering and influential design institutions in the world, which have both continuously redefined how we see, analyse and understand design. To mark the...

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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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  • binocolo London to Liguria Originally published in ApartamentoMagazine Issue 03, 2009 by Lele Saveri & Giorgio di Salvo A journey is a specific dimension that has different meanings, all correct. Usually a journey implies the place you’re aiming at, the place you’re going to. Not the moving, the transaction, or the road you’re going through to get...

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  • apartamento The zombie porn factory Originally published in Apartamento Magazine Issue 03, 2009 Photography by Marco Velardi Text by David Piper Among the more odious habits of the gang that live here is showering naked. Particularly Fat Fingers Miller (not to be confused with Footwank Miller and his brother Asterix), who really goes for it with the...

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  • front section The joke Originally published in ApartamentoMagazine Issue 03, 2009 Text by Enrique Giner de los Ríos Julio Iglesias is a fine artist that in the sixties decided to take on an ambitious project where he would embody a successful singer, always tanned and surrounded by curiosities such as the fact that by contract his left...

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  • front section Slaves Originally published in ApartamentoMagazine Issue 03, 2009 Text by Karley Sciortino My house is repulsive. If you saw it, you wouldn’t believe that any well-minded human being could inhabit a place so vile. The floors are lined with rotting garbage. Most of the windows are either smashed or covered in graffiti. There’s no...

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  • Paulo César Pereio  The celebrity of freedom Originally published in Apartamento Magazine Issue 03, 2009 Interview by Richard Jensen Photography by Alexandre Fehr The actor Paulo César Pereio has a huge participation in the Brazilian scenic arts. He has been a controversial person all the way back from the small city he originates, Alegrete, Rio Grande do...

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