Hélène Binet Captures a Hidden Architectural Gem in Cyprus

The Swiss photographer explores the untouched family home of modernist designer Neoptolemos Michaelides

The modernist work of the late Cypriot architect Neoptolemos Michaelides fuses Brutalism, ancient architecture and the leisure of Mediterranean living. Michaelides studied under great architects like Gio Ponti and Bruno Zevi in the 1940s, but his distinctive style remained relatively unknown to the international public. An exhibition at Nicosia’s Point Centre for Contemporary Art is changing that. “We wanted to focus upon the outstanding work …

Word of Mouth: Nicosia

Tap into the humming art and café scene bubbling up from Cyprus' ancient capital

by Emily Millett While the newly appointed government of Cyprus struggles to save the island’s economy with another bailout plan with the EU, deep in the heart of the tiny capital of Nicosia, a pulse still beats loud and strong. Pounding to the rhythm of determined non-conformity and anti-establishment nonchalance, this energy fuels the campaign for urban revitalization and cultural evolution, helping to make Nicosia …