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Anne Holtrop

Boutique Charlotte Chesnais . Paris

Studio Anne Holtrop . photos: © François Coquerel

Architect Anne Holtrop was her choice. She wanted an Experience, something natural but strange more than something simply beautiful. Those were her words. And Charlotte Chesnais found an answer to her questions in the work of this young Dutchman. A much more radical answer. When they first met, at home in Paris, he was holding that answer in his hands. It was a piece of acrylic material, like a block of ice, mysterious and futuristic. The result of his own architectural interrogations. But Anne had never tried making it transparent before.
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Anne Holtrop

Customs House Post Office . Manama

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Manama post office is one of the oldest buildings in the area of Bab Al Bahrain, dating back to 1937, where it served as Customs House for the port of Manama. Nowadays with the many land reclamations and building developments that have started in the 80s, the current building marks the center of the capital. Continue reading Anne Holtrop

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Anne Holtrop

Qaysariyah Suq . Muharraq

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Studio Anne Holtrop . photos: © Anne Holtrop

The Qaysariyah Suq and Amarat Fahkro played an important role in the pearling economy as it hosted coffee shops where some of the pearl purchasing deals took place, as well as the place where wood for building the pearling fleets would be received and stored. Continue reading Anne Holtrop