On the Yura River, in Japan, stands the second oldest city in Kyoto prefecture, Fukuchiyama. It flourished at the turn of the 16th century around the homonymous castle, built in the Warring-States period by General Akechi Mitsuhide.
Located in Porto, Portugal, the House in Rua do Paraíso by Fala atelier is a proper manifesto of the architectural firm of Filipe Magalhães, Ana Luisa Soares and Ahmed Belkhodja
The 30th edition of INDEX is coming. COMPASSES will be media partner of the event which from the Middle East connects the interior design community worldwide.
Also this year Compasses participated as media partner in the PIDA Award – Ischia International Architecture Award –, organized by the homonym association in collaboration with the Order of Architects, Planners and Preservers of Naples
Usually common people choose art pieces according to its colours, style and whether or not it matches their cozy sofa, but what happens when you put together an art expert and art-sensitive architects? The result is something special and unique, between a home and an art gallery.
After half a century of operation, the Camino Real Polanco Hotel in Mexico City is still a dense and stimulating architecture. In July 1968, the hotel, designed by the Mexican architect Ricardo Legorreta, opened its doors. It was the first project executed by the architect for the Camino Real Hotel chain, which also includes the buildings of Ciudad Juárez (1966), Cancun (1975) and Ixtapa (1981). For the realization of the Mexico City hotel, Legorreta counted on the advice of the architect Luis Barragán, the artist Mathias Goeritz and on the collaboration of other professionals.
On February 14th, 2005, Rafiq Hariri, the Prime Minister of Lebanon, was murdered in an attack in a time of tensions with the Syrian regime of Bashar al-Assad. The Lebanese people, deeply divided, forgot their disagreements during such tragic event.