House Rambed by Quim Larrea & Katherine Bedwell

Quim Larrea & Katherine Bedwell designed a house inspired in those Californian homes designed by Richard Neutra. The house is located nearby a natural park 3 kilometers of Barcelona, Spain. Surrounded by pine trees, oaks and holm oaks, the house with a V-shape plan, levitates on the site in order to simulate weightlessness. The materials chosen, limestone, wood and steel, integrate with the surroundings, selecting only sober and neutral tones that blend seamlessly with the site’s natural background Read more […]
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Greenhouse by Verdickt & Verdickt Architecten

Located in Asse, Belgium, the Greenhouse, designed by Verdickt & Verdickt Architecten, stands out because of its affordability and heat trapping ability. The structure is framed by a ready-made steel structure and encased in an alternating series of super-insulating transparent glass and translucent polycarbonate plates. Extra insulation is also added at the back of the glass walls to shield certain areas of the house from the public eye. The house is furnished minimally with whites and Read more […]
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The Apifera Window Installation by Matthew Plummer Fernandez

The Selfridges & Co store in London asked Matthew Plummer Fernandez to create a window installation. The name Apifera is a botanical term given to flowers that are specialized in attracting bees. With this in mind he adopted design traits from flowers to make the window as dynamic and “alive” as possible. Via yatzer Read more […]
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Tenue de Nîmes Boutique by Anothercompany

Tenue de Nîmes opened a brand new Denim Inspired Boutique in the centre or Amsterdam, trusting in the aesthetics of Anothercompany to design the conept of the store. Tenue de Nîmes represent a natural blend of carefully selected items which all shall embellish life, reason why the boutique is a raw, unprocessed, downtown shop with fashionable items with denim as an initial concept. Everything between the walls of the denim boutique are interconnected and have an underlying connection with Read more […]
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Hof House by Studio Granda

The Hof house designed by Studio Granda is located less than 100 km from the Artic Circle. Externally the house rises from the tufted site as a series of sheer cedar and concrete walls that will weather according to the vagaries of the elements. The displaced grass of the fields is reinstated on the roof and the surrounding meadow is cut and folded in earthworks of turf and stone that opens ways to the entrance and terraces. Telegraph poles were used as a sun/privacy screen to south-facing Read more […]
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Mid-Century Modern House by Jessica Helgerson Interior Design

Jessica Helgerson remodeled a once run-down split-level ranch house into a mid-century modern house. The project involved removing the existing kitchen entirely to create a bright, airy great room. The existing master bath was removed as well and relocated to the back of the house where it now opens on to a lovely garden. The color palette is extremely restrained throughout with dark ebonized floors, white walls, and splashes of various shades of green. All the furnishings are vintage finds Read more […]
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Fallas 2009

It’s time again for the Fallas! That means mascletas, fireworks, music and color in every corner of the city of Valencia until March 19th. For those who are not familiar whit this festival… It all starts on March 1st with the first mascleta (an explosion of firecrackers) in front of the City Hall. This event is repeated every day until March 19th. Sunday 15th was the Planta, when they raise the impressive Fallas monuments in almost every puplic square and crossroads of the city. The Read more […]
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Weekend Links March 14

The Architecture of War along the coast of the San Francisco Bay area. BBC presents Marc Newson: Urban Spaceman. The Armani Store on 5th Avenue with its Sculptural Staircase. Architecture designed In the Name of GOD. Semi-Automatic is a vending machine designed by Mari Balestrazzi for the Morgans Hotel Group that sells a variety of luxe items. High Polished Steel Pieces photographed in the middle of Berlin. Droog opens its First Store in SoHo New York. Container Origami Read more […]
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House W by Kraus Schönberg Architects

Kraus Schönberg Architects projected this prefabricated, low energy house for a young family. The house is one big connected space, separated by an upper and lower part. The common space is organized by staggered volumes of structures without being interrupted by partitions. The volume of the house is created by rooms of various heights, corresponding to their individual function. The lower part rest below ground level creating a direct view into the garden while standing up and a privacy Read more […]
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Olisur Factory by GH+A

GH+A designed a building clad in wood and glass for olive oil manufacturers Olisur, located 200 km south of Santiago, Chile. The simple forms of the closed principal volume are complemented by a smaller volume made of wood and glass which houses the offices and services. The building employs sustainable technologies such as geothermic energy, natural lighting and natural ventilation, creating a favorable mood for work and the production of quality olive oil. Photos by Read more […]
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