Hairywood by 6a Architects

6a Architects designed, in collaboration with Eley Kishimoto, a temporary public space and landmark. The tower creates a threshold into the new gallery space and offers an escape to watch the world go by. The small space at the top, lined with printed timber and upholstery, is like a fragment of private space open to the street. At night the tower is lit from within and glows like a lantern. Read more […]
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Courtyard House by Ripple Design

Ripple Design projected a courtyard in the middle of the house that reveals itself as a kind of plaza on a micro-urban scale ideal for relaxing or entertaining. The outside becomes the inside of the house when you open the courtyard doors, that regulate comfort via breezes and heat gain as well as diverse social interactions. The building reduces the ecological footprint thanks to the way in which the house is nestled into the hillside, the thickening of specific walls and ceilings, the Read more […]
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Utility System by Scavolini

The Utility System by Scavolini is the first kitchen system that offers the maximum accessibility without any sacrifice in aesthetics, transforming a normal kitchen into a fully usable and accessible space even for the disabled, the physically handicapped, and elderly persons with reduced mobility. In order to solve each user’s access problems, the Utility System is designed so that the elements can be modified and arranges in different positions depending on the user’s needs. One of the Read more […]
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T-Bone House by Coast Architects

Coast Architects projected the T-Bone house, a modest 150 square meters family home near the German town of Waiblingen. The house rises above glazed infills on the ground floor to a monolithic form above, while the kitchen and living ares a re set into the slope on the lower ground level. One glazed infill houses the 1974 Porsche Targa, venerated like an ancient icon, while the other houses the living room, allowing the greenery to infuse the space. Upstairs things are more introverted, Read more […]
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Weekend Links November 9

Be green! Exercise in Human-Powered Gyms, go out to the Sustainable Dance Club or propose the Crowd Farm System to power your building. Interesting and inspiring Material & Product Roundup. Some Smart Electrical Accessories. A new way to personalize your Furniture Handles using magnetic icons. If you need some inspiration for your bedroom, check out the Jupiter Hotel. How much does architecture really cost? The exclusive Nike Air Force 1 Store by Rorafu Architects which Read more […]
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Chapel House by Zecc Architecten

Like the Water Tower House, this is another great conversion by Zecc Architecten. This time they restored an old chapel located in Utrecht, Netherlands, into a spacious apartment. The character of the little chapel has been respected and enhanced were possible. The windows maintained the original stained-glass up on high, the firm only added one floor high window on the street side to increase daylight. The interior balcony, that hold the organ, define the different living areas such Read more […]
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Lookout Tower by Avanto Architects

Avanto Architects designed this lookout tower located on a cliff of the Korkeasaari Island with spectacular views of the sea and the city of Helsinki. The free form is inspired by its natural setting: it follows the existing low stone wall and skirts around a small birch grove. The load bearing grid-shell structure consists of 72 battens bent and twisted on site from seven preformed types. Over 600 bolted joints hold the shell structure together. Read more […]
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Material Database by Raw

Need some help choosing materials? Try Raw’s material database, it’s totally free. They inform designers, architects, product developers and producers about new as well as traditional materials and means of production. Raw is constantly updating it with new inspiring materials and production techniques. They also run a free magazine called Ravara. Read more […]
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