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Jordi and Africa’s home, Mallorca, Spain by TEd’A arquitectes.

"A book is made from a tree. It is an assemblage of flat, flexible parts (still called “leaves”) imprinted with dark pigmented squiggles. One glance at it and you hear the voice of another person, perhaps someone dead for thousands of years. Across the millennia, the author is speaking, clearly and silently, inside your head, directly to you. Writing is perhaps the greatest of human inventions, binding together people, citizens of distant epochs, who never knew one another. Books break the shackles of time ― proof that humans can work magic."

- Carl Sagan (via pyramidrome)

TNA - Square house, Karuizawa 2009. Photos (C) Daici Ano. 

hans christian hansen, architect: tagensbo kirke / church, copenhagen 1966-1970. ceiling. by seier+seier

(via Architecture That Doesn’t Only Live in Nature But Is Made of It)
Inspired by bird nests or vanishing building techniques, architecture based on natural materials is an expanding focus in both sculpture garden and urban landscape. The 2007 Natural Architecture book compiled some of the practitioners of bamboo building and structural weaving, and this month Natural Architecture Now: New Projects from Outside the Boundaries of Design by Francesca Tatarella continues the dialogue.

Brasilia, Oscar Niemeyer, Brazil
More info via Phaidon.

Green-filled, high-ceiling windows and warm colors of the coverlet.  Bedroom sanctuary.