Coast Modern

Coast Modern is a documentary film created by Michael Bernard and Gavin Froome that will take you on a journey through three generations of modernist movements on the West Coast of North America. From Rudolf Schindler and Richard Neutra’s 1920s Hollywood, through to the second wave of post WWII America to today’s current modernist renaissance. This film speaks with the architects and their patrons and asks if Modernism’s time has finally come or did it ever really go away. Via Contemporist Read more [...]
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Loft in Porquera de los Infantes by Jesús Castillo Oli Arquitecto

Searching for some new projects to post I found this amazing ruin that looks abandoned, but if you look closer you see its not, just like House of Ruins by NRJA posted in February. Jesús Castillo Oli Arquitecto created a cozy home inside this ugly ruin located in Porquera de los Infantes, Palencia, Spain. Photos by Ángel Baltanás Read more [...]
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Leffot Store by Front Studio

Front Studio projected the renovation of this corner retail space in New York for the luxury men’s shoe store, Leffot, that began with an unusual idea for displaying shoes: a dining table. In the center of the space sits a hand crafted ash dining table. Hanging above the table is a chandelier delicately constructed as an organic metal bramble of branches. A glossy ebony branch wallpaper pattern rises out of classic black painted wainscot panels. Various shades of inky blacks provide a dramatic Read more [...]
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Flake House by OLGGA Architects

Flake House is a two-piece, transportable log cabin designed by French architects OLGGA , that will be exhibited at the Festival Estuaire 2009 in Nantes, France. The house, a nomadic, road-gauged dwelling, has been conceived to clad the places wherever it lands, as to transpose them in an unusual vision. The interior finish is smooth and stripped down as to contrast with the traditional look of the external log cladding. Photos by Fabienne Delafraye Via dezeen Read more [...]
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Quinta da Serra by Adam Richards Architects

Located in the mountains of southern Portugal, this project is the restoration and conversion of a traditional stone Quinta by Adam Richards Architects. It involves the radical re-ordering of the building’s internal spaces to meet the client’s needs. The house has been comprehensively rebuild and extended, with exterior stonework sensitively restored, and married to a dramatic contemporary design that opens it up to the light an the landscape. Two narrow strips forming a cross in plan, Read more [...]
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Weekend Links May 21

More than 100 years making Barcelona’s Exquisite Sagrada Familia Cathedral. Marmol Radziner & Associates Win Professional Landscape Award. Fears for British Ground Zero Designs. Adam Kalkin demonstrates his Push Button House 1. Photographer Jason Hawkes returns with Human Landscapes from above. The LightScraper, a custom built aluminum structure that acts as a giant musical instrument. Maximilian’s Schell is a temporary outdoor featherweight shade structure created by Ball Read more [...]
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Grey Goose Bar by Puresang

Puresang designed a full operating bar in the headquarters of Grey Goose in Brussels. The design became a very exciting play of blue mirrors, cut in triangles and mounted in 3d against the wall to create more depth and tactility in the rather small space. Grey Goose asked for a high-roller drinking environment that could also be used as a meeting room. That’s why the lightstructure is custommade for this project and reflects the sparkles of ice. The wall at the end of the bar gives the Read more [...]
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House in Las Rozas by MoRE Arquitectos

MoRE Arquitectos projected this 460 square meter house located outside Madrid on a sloping lot with South access. The program of the house is divided in three different spaces: private area, household servants and guest rooms. The project is created around the fold of a plane and the creation of spaces. A horizontal plane, white, is adapted to the rise of the lot, resting gently and evolving the program. This plane, folds and unfolds generating transitions and relationships. The second Read more [...]
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Aesop Store in Notting Hill

After opening the first Aesop London Store in 2008, Aesop decided to open a new one in the cosmopolitan district of Notting Hill. Located in an old jewel-size store, they decided to change little, respecting its classically understated elegance, inherent warmth and hearteningly abundant light. Photos by Malou Burger Via yatzer Read more [...]
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Box House by Alan Chu & Cristiano Kato

Alan Chu & Cristiano Kato projected this small construction with a simple program located on an island of the North coast of Sao Paulo, Brazil. The old existing one-story house becomes a new building with 2 floors. The 3×5 meters white box is supported on one side by an existing retaining wall and on the other by a wall built with stones, a characteristic of local constructions. The wood used on some doors, windows, staircase, shelves and furniture are leftovers used to mold the white box Read more [...]
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