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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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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Projects

Tokyo’s Nikunotoriko Restaurant is an Artistic Masterpiece

Dining is a multisensory experience at Nikunotoriko restaurant in the stylish Roppongi district of Tokyo. Envisioned by Japanese architect Ryoji Iedokoro, the establishment serves yakiniku (grilled meat) cuisine in two distinct, mind-blowing spaces designed to reconnect patrons with nature and their primordial origins. The cave-like setting on the first floor revolves around a long smoked-glass table, with a […]

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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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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, Design

Cut-out Reality by Mike Lee

Mike Lee was born in Placentia, California and is currently based in New York City. He majored in Digital Media at Otis College of Art and Design and graduated in 2006.  Fortunate enough to find a job in his field right out of school, Mike has been working in the feature film and commercial illustration industry for […]

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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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