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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Architecture, Design, Factory

Forgotten Corners, by Andrew G. Fisher

Andrew G. Fisher is an artist who opens a constant relationship between two media, photography and illustration. Time is frozen in black and white snapshots, squared frames of a reality in which the human presence is absent at present time, but survives through its traces. The same scenes are reduced to a simpler geometry, traced […]

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Architecture, Design, Projects

Illustrating through Parallel Lines by Owen D. Pomery

Owen D. Pomery has an  educational and professional background in architecture and nowadays he works in pen and ink as a professional illustrator for architectural projects. Paralelly, he also makes editorial illustrations and narrative works. Some interesting sketches synthesize built forms through simple textures created with parallel lines and different spacing, others are inspired by the graphic […]

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Architecture

A Small, Rationalist Monument by Giuseppe Terragni (1934)

In 1934, while working on larger commissions and competitions, Giuseppe Terragni designed this small memorial for Roberto Sarfatti, son of Margherita Sarfatti on the Col d’Echele (Echele plateau) near Asiago in the Veneto region in Italy. Located in the place where Sarfatti died during World War I, the monument is composed of superimposed parallelepipedal stones, […]

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Utopian Green

CORREIA

CORREIA is a century old house facing a new chapter inside the same family. A house from the Porto bourgeoisie that during decades divided the space with a carpentry woodshop. Materials and heavy machinery quarreled with plaster walls, stucco works and marbleized paintings. The relation with the garden had been compromised ever since. Therefore it […]

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Utopian Green

NUCLEAR – landmarker for a waste isolation site

How do we design architecture with a message that could endure for millennia? Since the Cold War, one of the most challenging and urgent tasks facing governments around the world has been the disposal of transuranic nuclear waste. As a by-product from nuclear weaponry production, high-level waste is not only harmful, but also boasts a formidable decay process […]

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Utopian Green

“The Table Top Apartments” by Kwong Von Glinow Design Office

“The Table Top Apartments  uses a system of modules based on the form of stacking table tops to generate affordable housing as 4-story walk-ups, piers, towers with setbacks and cascading balconies, and even superblocks.  This table top system is not only flexible to accommodate the various lot sizes of New York City, but is also adaptable to […]

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Utopian Green

Glass floor in an Apartment design by Ateliers Michael Herrman

From Ateliers Michael Herrman: Sitting on the top two floors by Paris’s Place de la Madeleine, this 140 m2 (1500 ft2) residence was created by unifying 12 maids’ rooms on two levels. The result is a three bedroom duplex apartment that both preserves the character of the 200 year-old building in which it is located, yet is a uniquely loft-style space in […]

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Utopian Green

Carthage-Lost City

Located in present-day Tunisia, Carthage was founded by Phoenician colonists and became a major power in the Mediterranean. The resulting rivalry with Syracuse and Rome was accompanied by several wars with respective invasions of each other’s homeland, most notable the invasion of Italy by Hannibal. The city was destroyed by the Romans in 146 BC. […]

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Design, Utopian city

El Lissitzky

Russian avant-garde artist El Lissitzky, made a career of utilizing art for social and political change. Although often highly abstract and theoretical, Lissitzky’s work was able speak to the prevailing political discourse of his native Russia, and then the nascent Soviet Union. Following Kazimir Malevich in the Suprematist idiom, Lissitzky used color and basic shapes […]

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