Aesop Armadale Shop by Ryan Russell

Aesop’s new store in Armadale, Australia, has been designed by Ryan Russell. The store is a small space that offers enormous potential thanks to the use of light, color and texture. Like the Aesop Shop in Sydney, one of the largest walls of the shop is used to display Aesop’s products. Via yatzer Read more […]
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House in Montepríncipe by Estudio Nomada

Photo by Ángel Baltanás Estudio Nomada projected this spectacular house in Madrid for an art dealer that needed a vast space to nest his art collection. The central hall, illuminated by a big skylight becomes the heart of the house. Most of the 700 square meter located on the ground floor include the main rooms, all oriented to the bright garden that merge with the interior. Left photo by Ángel Baltanás Photos by Belén Imaz Read more […]
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Casa Sacerdotal Diocesána by Miguel de Guzmán, Andres Jaque Arquitectos & Enrique Krahe

Miguel de Guzmán, Andres Jaque Arquitectos & Enrique Krahe renovated an abondoned seminary in Plasencia, Spain, into a residential house for retired priests. They transformed a 15th century building with an 19th century extension into a gorgeous and frisky place where debate and participation within and without the religious community can take place. The residential house is colorful, has an undeniable sense of humor and is downright iconoclast under several aspects: old washing machine Read more […]
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Weekend Links May 08

Here&There a Horizonless Projection in Manhattan The T-Energy Installation presented at the Interni Design Energies Event. Amazing Interactive Wall created by Festo. The image of the LTL 1000 Banknote on a 10-Story Building in Lithuania. Leo Fabrizio has photographed the most Interesting Bunkers in Switzerland. Dutch design company Moooi’s Large Space in Superstudio. The New Academy of Art in Hangzhou, China, where tradition and modernity merge. Barbie Takes Over Kartell Read more […]
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Kolumba Art Museum by Peter Zumthor

The new Kolumba Art Museum designed by Peter Zumthor transfers the sum of the existing fragments into one complete building. The Kolumba Art Museum in Cologne’s city center, holds a secret garden, stone ruins, a uniquely dense archaeological site that are the most impressive symbol of the city’s almost complete destruction during the Second World War. The warm grey brick of the massive building unite with the tuffs, basalt and bricks of the ruins. Inside the building a peaceful courtyard Read more […]
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House of Diffusion by FORM / Kouichi Kimura Architects

FORM / Kouichi Kimura Architects designed a minimal residence for a young couple located in Shiga, Japan. The client desired an open and varied space connected with the outward world while closed inward to protect privacy from neighborhood. Reason why the windows of the home are positioned to afford views of the nearby hills but restrict views of the immediate neighborhood. Inside, the “diffused space”, which is neither single nor too much divided, provides to the owner a variety of living Read more […]
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Book Review: Le Corbusier And The Maisons Jaoul

About a week ago I received a new book from Princeton Architectural Press called Le Corbusier And The Maisons Jaoul. I was really pleased when I saw the book because I studied the main buildings of Le Corbusier but I never heard of the Maisons Jaoul. Weekend houses build of brick, concrete, stone and timber, that are the antithesis of everything commonly referred to as “Corbusian”. A radical change in Le Corbusier’s direction that may change your assumptions and prejudices about the most Read more […]
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