Residential Care Unit by Sou Fujimoto Architects

The residential care unit designed by Sou Fujimoto Architects is located on a gently sloping hillside overlooking Hokkaido, Japan, and provides accommodation for up to twenty mental health patients. Through an ingenious manipulation of modular plans and elevated forms, the architect has created a settlement with its own striking identity, embodying the landscape. Adopting the contemporary interest in applying a single cladding material to both walls and roof, the building are simply articulated Read more [...]
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Meltin’ Pot Store by Fabio Novembre

Meltin’ Pot, the italic denim brand, just openned a new store in Milan. Fabio Novembre designed this monochromatic interior in an old industrial building with two levels. Angled surfaces covered with mosaic start at the lower level and last in the upper forming skylights on the lounge. Read more [...]
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Tattoo House by Andrew Maynard Architects

Andrew Maynard Architects projected this beautiful extension to an existing three bedroom house in Fitzroy North, a suburb in Melbourne, Australia, to provide new living and kitchen space for a growing young family. The form is a simple box, were every element needed to perform multiple functions for maximum return, hence the kitchen bench becomes part of the stair. The supergraphic tree creates playful and ever-changing shadows across the interior spaces and is composed of images taken Read more [...]
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Fisterra Cementery by Cesar Portela

César Portela designed the Fisterra Cementery located in A Coruña, Spain, following the slope of the hill, without any fences, with the ever-present expanse of the sea in the background. The cemetery is made of small concrete constructions grouped together along an existing route. The project imitates the way nature produces its own architecture, but it also reflects the way the local inhabitants produce theirs. Read more [...]
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Herringbone Houses by Alison Brooks Architects

The design of the Herringbone Houses, projected by Alison Brooks Architects, seeks to integrate the houses with the wooden setting through a continuous herringbone patterned timber surface. The wooden shell generates an apparent lightness to the houses. The living rooms are recessed behind deep overhangs that provide shade, direct views to the south-east and shelter the ground floors entrance areas. The two-level halls are located in the center of the houses with a sculptural oak staircases. Via Read more [...]
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Weekend Links December 14

Another interesting and inspiring Material and Product Roundup. Philippe Starck talks about design at TED. Domestic launched a collection of mirrors designed by various designers. Download some Free AutoCad Human Figures. Illustrations of Iakov Chernikov’s 101 Architecgtural Fantasies. Architecture Photos by Plataforma Architectura. Read more [...]
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