The Paris firm headed by Carl Fredrik Svenstedt (Stockholm, 1967) designed this winery of petrous facades, made of blocks weighing a ton each, for the Château de Selle estate in Taradeau, in France’s Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur region. Extracted from a nearby quarry dating back to Roman times, the stone is cut into blocks measuring one by one meters by fifty centimeters thick. Forming a curved surface, the blocks are piled up in tiers, rising 10 meters, while the distance between blocks gradually increases to give shape to massive walls with pores that bring in daylight and air as well as providing views. The winery and visitor center are partly embedded into the hill to capitalize on the site’s natural slope and the constant internal temperature that is optimal for winemaking. The main entrance is marked by a row of columns that frames views of the vineyards.
analyzes in each issue a theme related to a city, a country, a tendency or an
architect, with articles by leading specialists complemented by commentary on works
and projects illustrated in detail. Published bilingually, with Spanish and English
texts placed side by side.
covers current topics, taking stock of recent trends in set sections: cover story,
works and projects, art and culture, books, technique and innovation. From 2013
on, monthly and bilingual, with Spanish and English texts printed side by side.
is the third member of the AV family: a bilingual publication essentially focussed
on design projects (with special attention on competitions and construction details),
heretofore only laterally dealt with in the other two magazines.