House R by Bevk Perovic Architekti

Bevk Perovic Architekti designed this cottage that combines a contemporary style inspired by traditional forms with the typical alpine house. The house has an external wooden skin with sliding panels that reveal large and small openings to maximize the entry of natural light. The minimal white interior has a central staircase that connects the three levels. Via Arkinetia Read more […]
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Wettingen School Cafeteria by :mlzd

The old cafeteria of the Wettingen School was too small, due to constantly raising pupil number, so :mlzd projected the new cafeteria according to the typology of the existing buildings. The new cafeteria has a rural character and part of a the conceptual and formal analogy with the traditional farm, which makes the volume, types and structural features of the interior space. The building envelope, composed of a homogeneous coverage of black anodized aluminum sheets, plays with the light Read more […]
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House of Ruins by NRJA

This unusual house, designed by NRJA, is located in the Latvia on the coast of the Baltic Sea. It is a new family house build inside the 19th century ruins of a traditional Latvian barn. The architects used the idea of contrast where wind from the sea is opposed to the warmth of the family, and perfection of glass is set against rough surface of the old stone. The house provides both, modern life comfort and quietness of the nature. Organized in one level, it also contains a small courtyard Read more […]
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Monday/Weekend Links February 23

Satellites by Amy Casey Design Miami Chat Show: Ted Noten. Great project of a Fantastic Boathouse. Fire Ravages Renowned Building designed by Rem Koolhaas in Beijing. A plane turned into a low-cost, fully-furnished Jumbo Hostel. The History Chess is a wooden chess set with 32 unique carved figures, each representing a historic moment or icon from the last century. Oops! Somebody really screwed up… Watch the video of the Sliding House designed by dRMM. The new Read more […]
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NORTH Office by Skylab Architecture

NORTH is a team of designers, writers, creative directors, film and music makers that asked Skylab Architecture to help them to create a space that is not an office. The design responds to alternative social interactions that inspire creative work. Workstations are replaced with modular structures, furniture and equipment defined around activity. Pine paneling, raw steel and a carpet tile mural on the floor are the predominant interior features. Like an expedition that collects equipment Read more […]
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M House by architecturew

Responding to limited street access and a cliffside site, architecturew designed the residence making the most of its unique site. The house has a top floor living area, cantilevered over the entry. The north and south facade is enclosed by sliding glass walls that allow the space to open to the sun, breezes and distant views afforded by the site. Via Contemporist Read more […]
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Top 10 Reasons Why to Date an Architect

1. All night long, all night strong. 2. We are damn good with our hands. 3. If we can commit to chipboard, relationships should be easy. 4. You should see the things we erect. 5. Use to doing things over and over again. 6. Finishing early never happens. 7. We know the true meaning of interpretation. 8. Creative positioning. 9. Work well in groups. 10. Entry and passage are always exciting.
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Tsai Residence by HHF Architects

HHF Architects, in collaboration with Ai Weiwei, designed the Tsai Residence for two young art collectors. The design reflects their request for a simple and abstract looking piece, almost without scale sitting on top of the site, which is located two hours upstate from New York City. The whole outside of the house is wrapped with corrugated metal panels. Inside, the living room focuses on the different light conditions needed for an existing?and future art collection, while the great view Read more […]
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HBO Shop by Gensler

Gensler designed the HBO Shop located in New York, where the emphasis is on the visit and the brand as much as the purchase. In the spirit of HBO’s tagline “It’s not TV, it’s HBO”, the new HBO Store is a bold and unique brand experience, imaginatively designed utilizing a mere sliver of well-placed real estate in HBO’s existing lobby. Read more […]
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Private Residence by ODOSarchitects

ODOSarchitects designed this private residence located in Wicklow, Ireland. Set at the foot of a steep escarpment in the wicklow hills, this house, with itís elevated living accommodation, allows the fluidity of the surrounding landscape remain uninterrupted, whilst also giving the occupant a raised vantage point from which to engage with nature. A forest of red columns has been inserted below the cantilever, which conceptually grow out of the hillside and guard a pedestrian route that Read more […]
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