02 September, 2011

Casa da Escrita - a literary abode

Great renovation project by Portuguese architect office João Mendes Ribeiro. We are in Coimbra, a city famous for its medieval university. This carefully restored historic building houses now an open literature archive and creative writing workshops. A place where writers can live for a while, learn, exchange ideas... and create.



via: ArchDaily

21 comments:

  1. I really like the stark contrast of the traditional architectural elements and the modern furniture.

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  2. Gorgeous!

    Love the ceilings!

    xoxox,
    CC

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  3. I love the purity of walls and floors in contrast with the dark furniture and the profile of Jacobsen's light

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  4. Love the contrast between the modern and traditional! Beautiful interiors!

    xx
    Mari

    atelierinbox.com.br

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  5. Wow, this is just a beautiful building!
    xx Marie

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  6. oh my, what an absolutely fantastic architecture and interior!!!!
    I might just have to reblog this from you ;)

    Thank you for your comment at my blog today. I soo agree with you regarding that it's easy to say "erase the rules". But isn't it true that in order to get a creative, uniqe and personal creative result, it's good to forget some of the rules and just experiment!?

    Have a great weekend.

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  7. Amazing space, love the shelves and the lighting is art.

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  8. What a great space!!
    Have a lovely weekend.

    Priscilla

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  9. One wishes to spend at least a few hours there, thinking, writing and creating. Beautiful post Anna! xx

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  10. ooooHHHH THOSE LOVELY CEILINGS AND FLOORS! AWESOME!

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  11. just crazy nice..and even more the library!!!!

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  12. wowzers, i really like this! it's very minimal and clean and would undoubtedly encourage the those pure reading-writing vibez. i think fill it with a bucket load of lit lovers and this would be creative mecca.

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  13. What an inspiring place to write & be creative its perfect.
    I have a little suprise for you over on my blog, I also have a give away to celebrate Finishing Touch Interiors 1st birthday so pop on over

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  14. I like this seat by the window, super!

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  15. Bonito espacio!!!
    Besos, desde España, Marcela

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  16. oh wow, that is gorgeous space!

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  17. Amazing spaces reinfored with modern furniture and white painting.

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  18. Cudowny ten kącik do czytania :)

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