The Public Records Office is the collective memory of the political, economic and cultural life of a canton. Of central importance is an adequate urban location and appropriate architectural expression.
The current location, of the existing building amidst smaller and larger residential buildings cut off from the town centre by the railway line, hardly allows the public character of the institution to be expressed.
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Ceramic artist Karin Widnas lives in a artist village south west from Helsinki, Finland. Her gorgeous house / atelier is built and decorated in a modern Finnish style. The simple forms are similar to the Japanese style of architecture and decorating. The ceramic wall, separating living room and dining room, is created by Karin herself. Chair “Diamond” from Harry Bertoia (Knoll), a design icon from the 50’s, serves as a bedside table in the (serene) bedroom. Every object in the bathroom is simply beautiful. Also in the kitchen beautiful ceramic tiles (here in black) cover the wall. Despite the cold weather, there is a large outdoor living area. Isn’t that wooden table gorgeous?! via: Style File
(images from Marie Claire Maison)
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18th century house located in the French Basque country. The timber framed construction has been restored and turned into a high-end guesthouse with 5 rooms. Modernity and tradition go hand in hand; in the architecture, the interior and the cuisine. via: Style Files
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