Projects, Utopian Green

Tulum art gallery was created by Peggy Guggenheim

Much like the Guggenheim Museums around the world, a new art gallery founded by the great-grandson of Peggy Guggenheim is a true architectural showstopper. Santiago Rumney Guggenheim commissioned designer Jorge Eduardo Neira Sterkel to create IK LAB, a stunning arts gallery that opened late last month in Tulum, Mexico. Topped with a curved timber canopy, the nature-inspired space […]

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Architecture, Ecology, House

Makoto Suzuki’s House in Tokiwa

On the island of Hokkaido (Japan), the architect Makoto Suzuki has designed himself an abode known as House in Tokiwa. The residence includes a work space, along nearby with many other functions. House in Tokiwa sits in the rural area, just outside of Sapporo and features a series of timber clad volumes that also comprise of spaces […]

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Museum, Projects

The Waterdog / Klaarchitectuur

There would appear to be an inherent blasphemy in approaching God. Just think of the tower of Babel. To be honest, Babel was not just about man’s place, or miscommunication among humans as a measure of their distance from God. It also masterfully pitted architecture against the divine, defining, through this, certain initial terms of religious architecture. Since then, […]

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Ecology, House

UNA, 239 House, São Paulo

A house designed for a particular family, even when one always creates a project suitable to anyone. Tending to be more feminine than masculine, the house embraces a 50-year-old fruit tree (a Jabuticabeira) at the center of the plot. It shapes a small courtyard towards which every room opens: a porch, a living room, a dining […]

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House

HOUSE S

The new garden pavilion completes the historic renovation of a small villa built by the important Swiss architect Hans Bernoulli. The new structure is slightly sunken into the garden, offers a large terrace and a music room and builds a strong contrast to the beautiful house built in the early 1900’s.  

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Ecology, Free Energy

Grand Park Kodhipparu, Maldives

Sometimes it seems there is barely a resort in the Maldives that isn’t paradise on Earth. And indeed, the Grand Park Kodhipparu on the North Male Atoll – with dreamy villas and over-water bungalows set amidst white powdery sands and crystal clear waters – feels like it has dropped straight from heaven. Whether framed by lush greenery […]

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Utopian Green

Small, Seductive Whitewashed House in Comporta

Tucked away in the chic coastal village of Comporta, on Portugal’s Troia peninsula, this dazzlingly white vacation home is the kind of place dreams are made of: comfortably rustic and discreetly on-trend. Designed by Lisbon-based studio Pereira Miguel Arquitectos, the tranquil country retreat is in perfect harmony with the environment, blending traditional architectural elements with simple contemporary aesthetics. […]

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Utopian Green

The Lodge at Feline Fields

Nestled in the middle of the Kalahari wilderness, in the far north-west of Botswana, The Lodge at Feline Fields is a gloriously remote 5-star retreat designed to immerse guests in the culture and natural beauty of Africa. Its beautiful architecture blends traditional materials with eco sensitivity, and amenities seems straight out of a luxury hotel. The property […]

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Architecture

Organic Roots

The John Lautner foundation has donated almost the complete archive that belonged to Architect John Lautner to the Getty Research Institute Special Collections. On the images above enjoy one of the most great houses designed by Lautner, the Chemosphere, the Reiner-Burchill Residence (“Silvertop”), Garcia House and Bob Hope Residence among others.   #organic roots #organic […]

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Architecture, Museum, Projects

Brick facade for Shanghai arts centre by Bricklaying

Chinese studio Archi-Union Architects programmed robots to construct the undulating brick facade of this art gallery in Shanghai’s West Bund district. The building is located on a site adjacent to the West Bund Art Centre, where old industrial buildings converted into galleries and events spaces exist alongside new cultural facilities.  

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Architecture

Tolila+Gilliland creates its new Paris studio

Tolila + Gilliland had outgrown its previous office space, so the 12-person team relocated to the attic space, which had formerly served as an atelier for several different businesses. To start with, the architects peeled back layers of drop-ceilings and office partitions to reveal the  “industrial bones” of the 160-square-metre space. They discovered the timber supports of a 4.5-metre-high pitched roof.  

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Utopian Green

ABC Carpet & Home showcases new rug collection in a famous cave

Inspired by nature’s “creative cycles”, each Alchemy rug is woven by artisans using excess sheared silk and wool salvaged from previously produced rugs. The unusual location of the shoot saw photographer Jason Madara travel 500 feet (152 metres) underground to create a campaign that imagines the rugs as newly discovered objects, naturally integrated into their surroundings.

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