AFTERWORD Architectural Presavation in LA Words : Matilda Bathurst Photos : Yoshihiro Makino   Notes from a conversation with Ryan Soniat, architectural preservationist. First, there is the learning of a language. A pattern passed between generations and spaces, rolled over surfaces and catching on hardware, snagging on door handles and flattened...

In 1964, Noguchi — now 60, world-famous and at the height of his powers — was ready to return to Japan on his own terms. He began looking for a second home, and an atelier capable of producing the monumental stone sculptures that would define...

Inside the Sublime World of Late Sculptor J. B. Blunk A stunning, handmade idyll where redwood, river stones, ceramic, and creativity reign Imagine living not only in the midst of pristine natural surroundings but actually feeling truly embraced by them, breathing in warm woody aromas as an...

Logically, Frankly THE HOME OF GALERIE 54 FROM A SEEMINGLY INFINITE SPIRAL STAIRCASE TO A MIRRORED HALLWAY, ELEMENTS OF CUBISM AND SURREALISM APPEAR AMONGST THE INTERIORS. Entering the 77-metre long rue Mallet-Stevens in Paris’s 16th arrondissement feels like walking onto a film set. Six expansive villas make up...

PERU The Salt of the Earth In Yoshihiro Makino’s photographs from Peru, we see that culture is made by place. This is a lesson we need to absorb. The earth matters. Colours and words arise from the dirt itself. Even as ideas and technologies blow across borders...

The Lovell Health House MEMORY OF MELANCHOLY I enter the Lovell Health House wearing a mask. Before the pandemic, the house was briefly open for tours – the inner corners of the famous casement windows scrubbed clean, the soft grey carpets vacuumed for the tread of...

Partners in life and work, Antonin and Noémie Raymond forged deep ties to Tokyo and Japanese craftsmanship. Here, just off the Meguro train stop, design historian Alexa Griffith Winton visits their design of St. Anselm’s Catholic Church, a Brutalist structure that combines modern construction with...

Traces of Dreams While there are several routes to access the White Sands of New Mexico perhaps the most known is from the south. Making your way up from El Paso Texas, up the old railroad and past the many ghost towns that occupy the land...