Indonesia Sabbatical Break by Joana Ferreira

From October to December I've been in a Sabbatical break.

I've been able to travel through Indonesia, experience new visions, to get to know how the local artisans live daily and project their designs. To create an amazing project called Meliki based on local crafts and design and go through a awesome ceramic workshop at Gaya Ubud!

I've been able to rest, think, smile often and remind myself we are all just humans and all we have in life is love, respect and gratitude.

Thank's to all that made my trip amazing, and of corse to my partner in crime Vitor who is an amazing photographer and made this beautiful shots from our trip. Now it's time for new beginnings and I'll let you know soon about my new 2017 project.

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The Peratallada Castle, located in Catalonia, Spain, is included in the list of Cultural heritage of the country for it’s long history that appeals to the early mediveal ages. Garden surrounding the castle is dated from the 10th century a.c. Main goal of the architects consisted in repurposing the garden and castle in order to use this historical property as a private summer villa. The main protagonist of the intervention is the pool, that let the surroundings play in the reflection of the water, creating a magic atmosphere. Idea of sustainability of the garden was achieved by integrating a rainwater collection system, that is used to water all plants of the garden. External pavement is composed of blocks of Turkish white stone that are well combined with vertical concrete walls with wood texture finish. The mechanical, electrical, and plumbing engineering have been perfectly integrated in building, like the lighting and the plugs are built-in the stone bench, or in the stair lighting is built-in the steel rail section.


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Jungle House by MK27 by Joana Ferreira

"Casa na Mata (Jungle House) by Marcio Kogan’s Studio MK27 is located on the edge of the Brazilian rain forest, on a block of land surrounded by dense vegetation. The objective of the project was to optimise the connection between architecture and nature, maximising the privileged view across the ocean, while harnessing the spectacular sunlight within the internal spaces."


Aerial Abstracts by Joana Ferreira

Discover this aerial abstracts from the Salt Fields of Western Australia shot by Australian photographer Brooke Holm. The way we see things it's what moves us.

See more of Brooke's beautiful images here.


"This recently opened boutique hotel comprises 45 single villas located in 15 minutes from Siem Reap. Parisian architects AW2 who worked on this project have been inspired by Khmer architecture and traditional Cambodian design. So the buildings have stilted foundations, extensive timber construction, pitched roofs with open trusses, palm leaf and bamboo criss-cross cladding, and generous open-air living terraces. Renovated 100 year old farmhouse serves as a restaurant that offers international cuisine and cocktail & cigar lounge. A yoga pavilion, fully-equipped fitness room and 50m outdoor infinity pool complete the resort’s leisure facilities."

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At home in Mumbai by Joana Ferreira

Architect: S+PS Architects
Design team: Pinkish Shah, Shilpa Gore-Shah, Mayank Patel, Gaurav Agarwal, Shrutika Nirgun, Divya Malu, Manali Patel, Ved Panchwagh, Priyadarshi Srivastava
Liasion architects: Sopan Prabhu Architects
Structural engineers: Rajeev Shah & Associates
Services consultants: Arkk Consultants
Landscape consultants: S+PS Architects


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