A stone house in Mallorca, Spain

This 200-year-old two-story town house, once a wine cellar, is in Binissalem, a village famous for its wine-making in Mallorca, Spain.

The owner is selling the property for 1,150,000 EUROS ($1.57 MILLION). Someone of my followers is up for it?

Anyway,  you can have a view of the house in the picture show on the nytimes.



Longing to feel rooted in nature

Not far from the Andalusian village of Casares in Andalucia, Chris and Lisa Stone have their mountainside vacation home. The couple asked the American architect John Onken to create a home that merged with its natural surroundings. No trees felled or large rock outcropping were to be removed, and they  wanted their home to resemble a pueblo blanco in miniature.

They got it, and it has been a pleasure to visit them on a nice Autumnal day. See the slide show

The Transformation of a Family Home

Joan Badia, Mireia Cerdဠand Pau at home.

Joan and Mireia had grown up in the picturesque Catalonian village of Arbúcies, about 50 miles northeast of Barcelona. After five years of dating decided to move in the ancient family home of him. They asked to Alejandro Saez, an architect in Barcelona how they could renovate the upper three floors and create a roomier home with a contemporary look. You can see the solution on the New York Times

A frame house made to live in

Quico Ortega’s home appears to float above the mountain of Montserrat, in Catalonia, north Spain. The house is winner of the Sustainable Architecture Award 5Bav’ 2009. Please, have a look at the slide show on The New York Times.

In Ibiza, a House on Stilts

Enrique Polanco’s second home in Ibiza. The design was created by Andrés Jacque to have as minimal an impact as possible on the surrounding landscape.

Here there is the slideshow to see on The New York Times. Thanks Enrique for your hospitality and kindness on the insel.

How a museum changed a town

Last week I visited the Guggenheim Museum in Bilbao to shoot a story for the Helsinki Sanomat.

Editor Kaisa Heinänen investigated on how with the opening of the museum Bilbao was changed.

In fact the Guggenheim Foundation considers to open a new museum in Helsinki (Finland).

Stephanie’s home at Marrakesh

Stephanie Giribone, a jewelry maker from Paris, and her partner Mohamed Zefifene, a French Algerian entrepreneur, live in Tougana, a Moroccan village closed to Marrakesh.

I visited and shot their place just before Christmas. They offered me a traditional Moroccan chicken Tagine. In the picture, Mohamed and Stephanie seated with Paula, 4, and Numa, 4 months old.

See the pictures on The New York Times

A House of Concrete I-Beams and Steel Girders

Anton García, an Madrid architect shares the house with his partner, Débora Mesa, an architect who worked on the design, and his children, Antón, 8, and Alejandro, 1. Anton has designed his place that is built out of infrastructure pieces. See the slideshow on the Nytimes: http://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2010/11/11/greathomesanddestinations/20101111-location.html?ref=greathomesanddestinations