Book Review: The Phaidon Atlas of 21st Century World Architecture

The Phaidon Atlas of 21st Century World Architecture, published by Phaidon, will bring together, in a single volume, over 1.000 of the most outstanding works of architecture build since 2000. The book include every imaginable building type from around the world will be featured in the book, from small single houses, cafes and wineries, to museums, airports and embassies. Buildings will be generously illustrated by color photos and drawings, and divided into six world regions. An incomparable Read more [...]
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The White Rabbit Restaurant by Takenouchi Webb

The White Rabbit, designed by Takenouchi Webb, is a restaurant and bar housed in an awe-inspiring and beautifully-restored old chapel located off the Dempsey area in Singapore. The primary goal was to restore as many of the existing details as possible, drawing a clear line between the old and new parts of the building through detaching the new elements away from the existing. Natural materials such as copper, steel, marble and timber, treated as raw as possible to complement the patina of Read more [...]
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Luckenwalde Library by FF Architekten

The railway station of Luckenwalde, Germany, has been reconverted into a library by FF Architekten. The eye catcher of the project is the shiny golden cube attached to the old station. Inside the old station the classic walls and ceilings coexist with new designed furniture, while inside the golden cube a modern interior holds a modern children library and a youth center. Via Judit Bellostes Read more [...]
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Parr House by Pezo von Ellrichshausen Architects

Despite the lack of information about the house in Pezo von Ellrichshausen Architects’ website, I really like the concept of the house and I want to share it with all of you. The house is made from one rectangular piece with a lot of holes that serve as internal courtyards. I also love the pointed roofs with the skylights on top, creating a beautiful internal effect. This two facts create a house full of light. Photos by Cristobal Palma Read more [...]
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Light House Cinema by DTA Architects

Light House Cinema commissioned DTA Architects to combine the insertion of four art house cinema volumes into existing basement voids with the creation of an informal circulation “route” providing a dramatic experience for the public. The conceptual approach originated from the desire to express the individual cinema forms creating an increased tension between surface and void. The contrast between the insertions and the existing enclosure is achieved through the expression and separation Read more [...]
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Kenzo Parfums Sales Space by Nendo

Nendo designed the sales space for Kenzo Parfums in the department store Printemps in Paris, France. Kenzo’s image is known for its particularly refined yet warm style. This duality is part of the essence so they used it as the basic concept behind the space design. First, they deconstructed the Kenzo logo, and rebuilt its pieces into random patterns that adds an iconic duality in the combination of light and shadow that filters through the pattern. The choice to use different materials,steel Read more [...]
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Bahia Azul House by Cecilia Puga

Cecilia Puga designed this unusual house located in Los Vilos, Chile, overlooking the sea. The structure is about three monolithic containers of simple bay in reinforced concrete were designed with a layout of perforations in series, in which repetition and intervals allowed for versatility. A spiral staircase made of prefabricated cement was incorporated to vertically connect the upper volume that contains the living room and the kitchen-dining room. As the house had to accommodate a numerous Read more [...]
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Weekend Links November 15

Cartoon by arch.Maaik The Latest Projects of La Mamba Studio. Some amazing and inspirational Undulating Brick Walls. Droog Headquarters in exclusivity at Yatzer. Campana Brothers Interview. Beautiful photos of Resampled Spaces. Patchwork in the Park by Cigler Marani Architects. The Field of Light at the Eden Project. Read more [...]
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Country House in Mallorca by Herreros Arquitectos

Herreros Arquitectos designed this unusual country house in Mallorca, Spain, with a steel shell that protects the house. The house uses an existing stone wall from an old house. The house is divided in two parts: one part is oriented north and contains the kitchen, the bedroom and the bathroom; the other part is oriented south and contains the living room and the studio. Read more [...]
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