Fine food, fragrances, flowers, and literature come together under an eclectic two-story house designed by Norwegian architect Alejandro Christophesen in 1927 known now as Casa Cavia. Casa Cavia is a new concept in Buenos Aires and the brainchild of creative force Guadalupe Garcia Mosqueda updated by design firm KallosTurin.
The result portrays the design firm’s affinity for sleek & clean lines. A grey palette takes over enhanced by a beautiful moss green, accentuated with marble, brass, & velvet.
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Architecturally, this is a wonder, incorporating a bookstore within a 13th century Dominican cathedral in Maastricth, Holland is just magnificent. Since libraries are supposed to be quiet and serene, this sacred environment provides exactly that. According to MyModernMet, the architects at Merkx + Girod jumped at the opportunity to fuse the old with the new and created a design for Selexyz Dominicanen Maastricht that integrating a thoroughly modern bookstore within the preserved historic structure. The problem lies, however, in the fact that libraries may soon be a place not many people will want to visit!
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