Weekend Links July 31

Tentacle Building Installation Dezeen’s top ten most-viewed Stories About Schools. The Ramp House is a skate-able house designed by Archivirus. Wireless remote controlled LED Light-Bulbs. Beautiful Wall Mounted Speakers that provides precision and clarity to your home theater system. Architectural Absurdities is a collection of drawings by artist Tom Ngo. Original violin and piano Shaped Building. vaughshannon studio talks about their inspired creations. Some Photos Read more […]
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Book Review: Installations by Architects

Recently I received a new book from Princeton Architectural Press. I couldn’t resist and had to look inside Installations by Architects right away. The complete title of the book is Installations by Architects. Experiments in Building and Design. As you imagine the book features a bunch of temporary artworks that invites the public to touch, enter and experience the work, whether it is in a gallery, on city streets or in the landscape. A great book to get inspired and introduce art that Read more […]
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House in Mallorca by Joan Riera & Francisco Barceló

Joan Riera & Francisco Barceló projected a beautiful house located in a magnificent plot near the coastline, which suggested the creation of ample resting places. The house is projected as two independent buildings with a courtyard in the middle protected by walls. The building accessible from the street contain the garage and the service area. The other building, accessible from the beach, contain the living areas and the bedrooms. To protect the house from the intense sun, the sea facade Read more […]
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Soon in Tokyo by lagranja

Soon in Tokyo, a new communication agency located in Barcelona, commissioned lagranja to design a versatile space where offices can live together with a musical and gastronomic ambient. The project retains the disposition of the exterior volumes and the facade of the existing industrial warehouse, but completely reformulating the articulation of the space. The search for natural light, by means of courtyards, skylights and terraces, and the visual communication among the different spaces becomes Read more […]
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Sports Center Llobregat by Alvaro Siza

Alvaro Siza projected the Sports Center Llobregat using a group of large interlocking volumes of white concrete in the Barcelona suburb of Cornella, Spain. Each one of this concrete boxes express the primary programmes within: a rectangular box is used for the 2.500 seat sport hall, an oval drum for the swimming pool and a long bar for the ancillary facilities. Two skylights cut into the ceiling fill the souther end with a soft glow, drawing you down towards the swimming pool entrance. Read more […]
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Out of the Box House by Cadence

Cadence designed a residence in Bangalore, India, which features cast-concrete external walls decorated with perforations. Taking the classic diagram of the traditional courtyard house, they moved the court to the corner to create new spatial and formal effects. Incorporating the “outside” inside, the living room and the bedrooms feel much bigger and have a sectional relationship with the open to sky court. The courtyard is further articulated by placing a sculptural elements that would Read more […]
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House at Sobral da Lagoa by Bak Gordon Arquitectos

Bak Gordon Arquitectos designed the house in a silent way using soft colors that talk about privacy and tranquility. The house, a white volume filling the void left between two houses, is located in a rural vernacular village near the west coast in Portugal. One facade facing the access and another facing the fields. In both cases, it’s the character of the colored window openings that animates their composition. The roof extends the house perimeter to the depth of the adjacent houses and Read more […]
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Church Conversion by multiplicity

multiplicity transformed this amazing church into a house respecting the interior and landscape sanctity of space. So that nothing is lost by the process of conversion, the embodied energy and memory of the existing building is used to invigorate the new use. The elements inserted aim to amplify the beautiful light and space of the church. Read more […]
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Weekend Links July 17

Start looking up to admire the Stunning Ceilings. Breathtaking Zipper Lotus Pond located in the Juming Museum in Taiwan. A 32 meter-high sculpture to celebrate Audi’s Centenary. First photos of Spence Dock Bridge in Dublin. 30 emerging architecture practices create their Ideal Model Home. Julius Shulman, celebrated photographer of modernist architecture, has died. Read more […]
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CESDA Stand by Nacho Marti

Nacho Marti designed the stand for CESDA (Center for Advanced Studies in Aviation) at the Estudia Fair in Barcelona. A kind and seductive space is generated for the teenagers that want to become pilots, transmitting the glamour of the pilots world, like the credits of “Catch me if you can” movie. Read more […]
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