Architecture

To Fix Architecture, Fix the Design Crit

In architecture, the act of formally critiquing design is ubiquitous. The crit, as its called, is almost a rite of passage. And while the format of this practice is universal, its objective, goals and ultimate purpose are unfixed, beyond a broad and often vague imperative to make a given design better. This is a problem, […]

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Architecture, House

sergey makhno builds a japanese garden in ukrainian suburbs

architectural studio sergey makhno architects reveals its latest project located in the suburbs of kiev, the capital of ukraine. the private residence titled ‘oko house’ (in ukrainian oko stands for an eye) is a two-level structure overlooking the natural green landscape through its circular opening in the main façade, gridded with steel bars. walking through the terraced site, one would encounter with eventual sculptures […]

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Architecture, Factory, Utopian Green

Noma by BIG

Noma is a two-Michelin-star restaurant run by chef René Redzepi in Copenhagen, Denmark. The name is a syllabic abbreviation of the two Danish words “nordisk” (Nordic) and “mad” (food). Opened in 2003, the restaurant is known for its reinvention and interpretation of the Nordic Cuisine

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Architecture, Projects, Utopian Green

Cabins for Wildwood State Park

The final site plan was determined in situ: WXY’s designers staked the location of each cabin with flags and adjusted the composition in the rolling landscape to give the perception of diverse forms, while leaving the forest as untouched as possible. The cabin’s exteriors are simple, comprising unfinished cedar shingles, ipe decking, and galvalume roofing. […]

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Architecture, Ecology, House

Custom House Less Than 3,000 Square Feet

The Sonoma WeeHouse is, in fact, not one but two houses—one main house and one guest house—on a hillside site in Santa Rosa, Calif., just north and west of the vineyard-rich region that gave it its name. These small, impeccably detailed, minimalist, weathering steel-clad boxes were designed by St. Paul, Minn.–based firm Alchemy Architects for […]

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Architecture, House

House of Horns

“I like how it splits into individual elements that come together very well, but also break down the scale. The way it’s established on existing foundations that were extrapolated into something radically different is really powerful.” — juror Reto Geiser

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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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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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