Weekend Links June 12

A Selection of Photographs by Duccio Malagamba documenting the work of Alvaro Siza. Special Edition of Mart Stam’s 43 Cantilever Chair in 11 colors to celebrate the 90th anniversary of the founding of the Bauhaus School. The Primavera Installation is a special celebration for Spring inviting 2000 clay swallows to return to Lisbon. Bushbunker is an architecturally designed bushfire safety bunker concept so that fire tragedies will never occur again. New Photos of the Moodwall, a Read more […]
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Dupon Office by Studio Ramin Visch

Studio Ramin Visch projected a new modern open office for Dupon, giving it light and space. Big open work spaces were created by knocking down as much walls as possible. Light colors were chosen for the walls, floors and office furniture. Thus not only creating space but also forming a neutral basis for the few brightly colored elements that were added. Acoustic panels on the walls were given such a bright color, as well as the reception furniture and a sofa in the management office. Circulation Read more […]
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House D by Bevk Perovic Architects

The House D, designed by Bevk Perovic Architects, is located in a prestigious neighborhood of the center of Ljubljana, Slovenia. The concept of the house was defined by the program required by the clients with a specific lifestyle. The couple wanted a house with one living room, one bedroom and a gymnasium. Despite the simplicity of the brief, the task was complex: too much program demanded for a relatively small plot of land. A large part of the house is therefore hidden in the ground Read more […]
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House in Chihuahua by PRODUCTORA

The house designed by PRODUCTORA is part of a golf club community in the desert of Chihuahua, Mexico. To balance the extreme temperature between day and night, they partially buried the house into the mountain slope to take advantage of the soil’s thermal mass. Since the plot is situated in a traditional style allotment where the rules state that at least 80% of the roofs have to be inclined, they reinterpreted that rule and made the complete roof as one continuous surface with different inclinations. The Read more […]
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Amaison Amsterdam by Concrete

In developing Amaison, Maison van den Boer’s new delicatessen, Concrete went back to the company’s origins, in which the emphasis was on the fundamentals of food. Concrete took a literal interpretation of the essence of Maison van de Boer: being at home in Grandma’s kitchen, preparing traditional meals of watching as they are made, tasting them and taking them home. The design that issued from this interpretation is a house-shaped building block, the core of every element of the Amaison Read more […]
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Book Review: Green Architecture Now!

Taschen just published this amazing book called Green Architecture Now! with a lot of eco-friendly architecture projects. The book talks about the ecological impact of new constructions and how they have become a crucial issue. As we all know, badly designed buildings guzzle natural resources and pollute their surroundings, reason why we need more sustainable, energy-efficient architecture. Featuring projects from renowned architects like Renzo Piano and Tadao Ando, the book explores ways Read more […]
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Writing Studio and Library by Andrew Berman Architect

Andrew Berman Architect projected a small structure whose primary function would be to serve as a study, with space enough for books and an area for watching movies and listening to music. A pleasant walk through the trees form the main house lead to the studio located on a very private border of the site. The studio first present itself in the landscape as a symbolic door to the woods. The east facade, the buildings front, is no more than a single wood framed glass door. Angled out from Read more […]
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Brauner Wegner Priehn Dental Practice by J. Mayer H. Architects

J. Mayer H. Architects projected the Brauner Wegner Priehn Dental Practice in Hamburg, Germany, dividing the space with plasterboard forms in blue and brown, and furnishing it with polyurethane foam chairs. Free standing core elements divide the open space into different programmatic zones. These elements host independent workstations, an x-ray room and different other medical facilities. One rotating element next to the waiting area transforms a closed examination room into a stage for a Read more […]
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Kvadrat Showroom by Ronan & Erwan Bouroullec

The Bouroullec Brothers have just completed the new Kvadrat showroom in Copenhagen. The minimalist, linear space displays a wall which features the tile concept clouds, adding a more organic and textured feel alongside the natural colors of the interior. The showroom boasts a large working area made from wood as well as a small seating area that provides clients with a place to relax and a view of the overall space. Photos by Paul Tahon and Ronan & Erwan Bouroullec Via Read more […]
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Sharon Fraser’s House

Architect Sharon Fraser designed her personal residence, which is situated in Byron Bay, Australia, with great detailing and a sense of bringing the outside in. The U shaped plan takes advantage of the surrounding views throughout the day, which acts as a key factor in the allocation of the interior spaces according to the day to day activities. The exterior area is designed to the family’s enjoyment of life outdoors, especially as the sun sets and the house is bathed in a magical glow. The Read more […]
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