A new year means a new beginning, new adventures, new goals and one of our goals this year is to become more organized with our uploading schedule. So we decided to upload a new post once a week specially on Thursdays!! So be tuned to see more about our contents!
On today’s post we will talk about an amazing museum; the Zentrum Paul Klee Museum. This is a beautiful project located in Bern Switzerland, created by Renzo Piano; an italian architect. The building was created in homage to the great painter Paul Klee; one of the most influential artists of the 20th century.
The museum is located near Schöngrüng, northeast of Bern. In the middle of a meadow of green tranquility this museum looks like if it was implanted in the ground. There is a forest in the background and the Alps on the merits, in which the building tries to blend into.
The design of the museum is based on curves emerging from the ground forming an arch and arriving to the floor again, and the intention is to adapt the project to the surrounding environment.
The structure is made of steel girders, and the facades are made of glass, combining these materials in the exterior with grass and a diversity of vegetation; the principal materials used in the interior are combined with oak on the floor.
We think that good architecture is one that really adapts to the enviroment and Zentrum Paul Klee Museum achieves it!
Also known as the Green Island, São Miguel is the longest and most popular one in the Portuguese archipelago of the Azores. It was discovered in mid 14th century by Gonçalo Velho Cabral a Portuguese colonizer. The island received the name of São Miguel, who was a beautiful and loyal angel according to the Bible scriptures known as Archangel Michael.
This incredible island quickly captivated the Portuguese people who were in love with their natural architecture that’s why this natural paradise quickly began to be populated not only because of its beautiful lakes, sandy beaches, rolling hills, high mountains, green plains and blue ocean but for its fertile land.
São Miguel’s diverse scenery is a pleasant awakening to visitors; the natural architecture of the island is composed of two volcanic massifs separated by a central ridge. In the hilly part of the island there’s a large variety of volcanic crater lakes, within which are many hot spring births.
S. Miguel is also known for its award winning “Terra Nostra Park you can find many wonderful golf courses, lakes, beaches, majestic scenery, century-old architecture and most of all, its people.
Since the turn of the century architecture, the monuments, parks and cobble stone streets are interlaced with a modern marina, nice restaurants, shopping, bars, night-clubs, and ocean-front cafes.
São Miguel is unlike any other destination in the world. Once you have come you’ll always want to come back!