We continue our trip in Porto, at the visit to the over 100 year old book shop Lello e Irmão. Founded by the brothers José and António Lello in 1906, the book shop is famously know world wide for its incredible fantasy like charm. As the centerpiece in the bookshop is the charismatic staircase, that leads you to the second floor, with magnificent views of the beautiful stained glass window with the families motto ‘Decus in labore’ – which means ‘dedication to the work’. This is truly a stop worth while for any kind of book lover.
Archipress M went on a small study trip to beautiful Porto in Portugal, from which we want to share some inspiring moment from. We will start by zooming in on one of the very distinctive characteristics from Porto: beautiful patterned tiles.
As Christmas is soon around the corner we thought of sharing with you, this lovely recipe for Zdenka’s Ischl Medals ideal for the Christmas table. The Medals can be found in Marianne’s new architectural cookbook ‘The Architect’s Meal / Arkitektens Måltid’. It has a strong appeal to the senses, showing several correlations between cooking and architecture. Read also unique anecdotes for each recipe that ties the recipe to a specific architectural setting. Go grab yours in the shop! And with that, we wish you a Merry Christmas!
What you will need is:
350g of butter
125g of sugar
500g of flour
225g of blanched and ground almonds
½ tbsp of cinnamon
7 tbsp raspberry or apricot jam
Stir the butter with the rest of the sugar. Little by little, add the flour and vanilla.
Gather the dough into a ball and allow to stand for ½ hour. Roll out on a flour covered table. Cut out round biscuits with a diameter of 5-6 cm.
Make a hole in half of the biscuits of 2 cm in diameter. Bake for approx. 10 min. at 200 degrees.
Take the biscuits out and allow to cool. Put into cake tins. Spread a thin layer of jam on the biscuits and place a complete biscuit on top just before eating.
Then sprinkle icing sugar over.
NB: These biscuits can also be made with walnuts or hazelnuts.
This year, three more waves were added to the ‘Bølgen’ in Vejle thus completing the project. Yesterday we went to visit it and it is safe to say that this is a one of a kind project! ‘Bølgen’ is also featured in ‘Global Danish Architecture No. 1’, which is an easy-to-wrap present and fits perfectly underneath the Christmas Tree. Go grab yours on the shop.
A big thanks to all who came and participated in our panel discussion about the senses and architecture in connection with the launch of our architectural cookbook ‘Arkitektens Måltid / The Architect’s Meal’. Also a big thanks to the panelists Kim Utzon, Frantz Longhi and Kristine Jensen. And finally very(!) big thanks to Paustian for a great collaboration!
Arkitektens Måltid / Sansernes Rolle i Arkitekturen
I forbindelse med lanceringen af den nye arkitektoniske kogebog ’Arkitektens Måltid’ og markeringen af året, hvor Jørn Utzon ville være fyldt 100 år, inviterer Archipress M og Paustian til et spændende lanceringsevent. Aftenen indledes med talk af arkitekt Kim Utzon, hvorefter der vil være paneldebat med Kim Utzon, direktør og medejer af Paustian, Frantz Longhi, arkitekt Kristine Jensen og arkitekt Marianne Ibler. Herefter er der reception med vin og smagsprøver fra ’Arkitektens Måltid’.
Arrangementet finder sted i Paustians Hus i Nordhavnen, Kalkbrænderiløbskaj 2, 2100 i København, tegnet af Jørn Utzon:
Torsdag den 22. november kl. 16-18
Antallet af deltagere vil være begrænset – tilmelding senest 16.11 via firstname.lastname@example.org
A very(!) big thank you, to all who came to our book launch last Friday with ‘News in Nordic Architecture – Textures + Materials’. We had a great time introducing our newest book at Danish Architecture Center in BLOX, and we hope you did too! The book is now available in stores and in our online bookshop!
On the 26th of October, we will be realizing our latest publication ‘News in Nordic Architecture – Textures + Materials’ at BLOX in collaboration with Danish Architecture Center. A more detailed program is to find HERE