Posts Tagged ‘Architecture’

Village In The City: Asian Variations Of Urbanisms Of Inclusion

Village In The City: Asian Variations Of Urbanisms Of Inclusion

The series UFO: Explorations of Urbanism aims to fill a gap in the contemporary debate concerning urbanism. Each contribution aims to the series is a case study and an exploration in urbanism (the science of the city) as well as an exploration of urbanism (the discipline that acts upon the city). As such, the book …

The Tree Snake House

The Tree Snake House

The long narrow bodies of snakes inspired the shapes of this pair of matching woodland hideaways that stretch out between the trees of a park in northern Portugal. Luis Rebelo de Andrade and Tiago Rebelo de Andrade created this Tree Snake House. The idea was to get an object that would be far away from …


The Tronc Creux By Bruit Du Frigo

The Tronc Creux By Bruit Du Frigo

The Tronc Creux by Bruit du Frigo is part of a series of shelters spread around Bordeaux that have been constructed by zébra3/buy-sellf. "The original idea came up with the project of making a hiking path all around the city, connecting waste land, parks, forests and giving as such the possibility to anyone to make short …

Ufogel - Extraterrestrial House In East Tyrol

Ufogel – Extraterrestrial House In East Tyrol

Explore the difference of architecture in the house Ufogel in the picturesque Nußdorf, East Tyrol. The exclusive and bizarre Ufogel has an unusual architecture, which is made almost entirely of larch wood. It is built on stilts and floating above the meadow in a peaceful and unspoiled nature. The panoramic windows offers a unique view …

Lee Mawdsley's Architectural Patterns

Lee Mawdsley’s Architectural Patterns

British photographer Lee Mawdsley's instinctive feel and eye for detail and his ability to render even alien environments human is just as inspiring as his brilliantly rounded portfolio. Besides portrait and commercial photography his architectural detail series are great to look at. Especially his exterior photography where Mawdsley takes advantage of available daylight. In many …


Topsy-Turvy World By Frank Kunert

Topsy-Turvy World By Frank Kunert

Topsy-Turvy World (Hatje Cantz, ISBN 978-3-7757-3583-4, $30) gives us an insight into the new creations by the master of the absurd, 1963 German born Frank Kunert. Something strange is going on in Kunert's images: the table set for two has been so cleverly built around a corner that neither of the diners has to see …

Sibling Sleeping Pods

Sibling Sleeping Pods

As current housing markets continue to simultaneously marginalise potential homeowners and renters; and transient living patterns become more widespread- there grows a need to investigate alternative living arrangements which sit outside of this market economy. There is an urgency to test out other models. Sibling created these Sleeping Pods with the urban dweller in mind. …

Time Tilings By Pablo Valbuena

Time Tilings By Pablo Valbuena

"Architecture is judged by eyes that see, by the head that turns, and the legs that walk. Architecture is not a synchronic phenomenon but a successive one, made up of pictures adding themselves one to the other, following each other in time and space, like music," once said Le Corbusier. Created by Pablo Valbuena, Time …


Fabiano Rodrigues's Self-Portraits Highlight São Paulo's Architecture

Fabiano Rodrigues’s Self-Portraits Highlight São Paulo’s Architecture

Fabiano Rodrigues was born in Santos, São Paulo in 1974. The Brazilian multi-talented artist approached photography through skateboarding. In search of a language capable of accomplishing his expressive and performatic ambitions, Rodrigues has been developing since 2010 his own research of self-portraits, all clicked through his skateboard performances. And unlike other action photography self-portraits, though, he shares …

Never Modern – The Unique Approach Of The Members Of 6a Architects

Never Modern – The Unique Approach Of The Members Of 6a Architects

Never Modern (Park Books, ISBN 978-3-906027-24-1, $29) explores the role of narrative, history, and appropriation in the works of the London-based firm 6a Architects, founded in 2001 by Tom Emerson and Stephanie Macdonald. This book examines the unique approach of the members of 6a, wherein they avoid style and signature in favor of a pre-modern …

Cool Studio In A Converted Tin Shed

Cool Studio In A Converted Tin Shed

Raffaello Rosselli transformed an an iconic Australian structure, a window-less two-storey tin shed into a light-filled office and studio in Sydney, Australia. "The project was to re-purpose an existing tin shed at the rear of a residential lot. The shed in its current state was dilapidated and structurally unsound. The original tin shed was disassembled …


Fast Track – A 170 Foot Long Trampoline

Fast Track – A 170 Foot Long Trampoline

Fast track is a integral part of park infrastructure–developed by estonian architecture Studio Salto for the Archstoyanie festival–it is a road and an installation at the same time. It's a 170 foot long trampoline in Russia and challenges the concept of infrastructure that only focuses on technical and functional aspects and tends to be ignorant …

Soviet Modernism 1955-1991: Unknown History

Soviet Modernism 1955-1991: Unknown History

While Constructivism and Stalinist architecture are familiar to a specialist audience, knowledge of postwar Soviet Modernism in architecture is very limited. Much of the former Eastern Bloc’s architecture is regarded as monotonous and uninteresting. Yet a closer look reveals that hardly any linear development of a formal architectural vocabulary can be ascertained. In a ground-breaking …


Patterns And Layering – Japanese Spatial Culture, Nature And Architecture

Patterns And Layering – Japanese Spatial Culture, Nature And Architecture

In Japanese art and textile printing, the use of patterns has a long tradition. In Japanese architecture, layering is an established technique that has already inspired the likes of Frank Lloyd Wright and Mies van der Rohe. Now, the laboratory of renowned architect Kengo Kuma has developed a technically sophisticated methodology that unites patterns and …

The Next Generation Of Big Buildings

The Next Generation Of Big Buildings

Evolo Skyscrapers (ISBN: 978-0-9816658-4-9, $120, 1.200-page publication, 300+ innovative skyscrapers) which was sold out in only two months after its initial release and praised by the Wall Street Journal, will be available as reprint for a limited time! Evolo will take orders for the second printing until May 31, 2012. Books ordered will be delivered in …

Beyond Geoffrey Bawa: Tropical Modernism

Beyond Geoffrey Bawa: Tropical Modernism

The Sri Lankan Architect Geoffrey Bawa is now regarded as having been one of the most important and influential Asian architects of the twentieth century. Bawa's early works were houses that artfully married vernacular styles and responses to climate and site with a modern architectural vocabulary. The Geoffrey Bawa Trust writes about his body of …


DeskShell - Personal Desk Space Within An Open Environment

DeskShell – Personal Desk Space Within An Open Environment

The proliferation of open working environments has brought about a reduction in our levels of privacy. DeskShell by architecture and design studio Kawamura-Ganjavian is an individual enclosure that guarantees a comfortable and personal desk space within an open environment. It is light, stackable and upholstered in sound absorbing fabric. I would not mind having one …

Empty And Abandoned Music Boxes

Empty And Abandoned Music Boxes

Music Boxes is a photographic project by Luis Diaz Diaz that has been selected for for Brussels photography and architecture Biennial back in 2010. Diaz revisits the open air stages used for orchestras and concerts during the yearly local festivals in rural Galica, in northern Spain. "These simple constructions, put in place by the people …

How Much Does Your Building Weigh, Mr. Foster

How Much Does Your Building Weigh, Mr. Foster

“How Much Does Your Building Weigh, Mr. Foster?” is a beautifully-shot, thoughtful look at the life and work of premier architect Norman Foster. The film shows Norman Foster’s journey from Manchester to a global practice, discussing architecture, why it matters, and how difficult it is to do it well. Norman Foster has rewritten the rules …


Sinatra House in Los Angeles - Limited Edition

Sinatra House in Los Angeles – Limited Edition

B-Side by Charlie Grosso is a collection of original, limited edition photographic works that are not part of a larger series, offered at an affordable price for the emerging art collector. Grosso says, "I have yet to kiss a pirate or climb Mt Killimanjaro. But I have traveled to many far away places and logged …

You'll be Surprised!

You’ll be Surprised!

A trip to Amsterdam is not complete without a visit to a world-renowned museum, a boat cruise along the charming canals or a sampling of the local delicacies. I recently shortlisted on my Amsterdam-to-visit-list the Inntel Hotel in Zaandam town centre, designed by WAM Architects. Zaandam town centre is being radically revamped on the basis …

Apple-Based Digital Hotel Entertainment

Apple-Based Digital Hotel Entertainment

Sofitel So Bangkok, opening early 2012, is an urban haven of designer accommodation inspired by 5 elements of nature and debuting a new generation of urban hotels. It features 238 exquisite rooms with Apple Mac Mini solutions and luxurious facilities such as So SPA, So FIT, outdoor pool, restaurants, bars, meeting rooms … If you …