House of Vision by FORM / Kouichi Kimura Architects

To provide the privacy that the client demanded, FORM / Kouichi Kimura Architects decided to enclose the lot with the trench extended beyond the building and provide an interior courtyard as the center. The enclosed space clips images from the surrounding landscapes, creating a comfortable outdoor living room that in not exposed to the outside world. The position of each opening is carefully designed. Specifically the position and form of the opening of the living/dining room with kitchen Read more […]
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Stockholm’s Royal Opera House Restaurant by Claesson Kovisto Rune

Claesson Kovisto Rune created a new interior for Stockholm’s Royal Opera House without interfering with the ornately decorated 1895 interior, protected as cultural heritage. The strongest architectural component is a series of free-standing, giant, angled mirrors, defining the space and separating the passageway from seated guests. The gold-tinted mirrors are laminated with a film that controls the sector of vision, preventing you from seeing your own face clearly reflected. They also designed Read more […]
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Courtyard House by Studio Junction

Studio Junction designed an infill housing as an alternative urban typology. By converting a contractor warehouse in a mixed-use industrial neighborhood, the ambition was to create a modern, affordable home and studio for a family of four. The design of the house is generated by an emphasis on the views and activities of the interior courtyards, where all the windows look inwards. Photos by Rob Fiocca & Peter Tan Read more […]
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The Ocean Emerald Yacht by Foster + Partners

The super-yacht company YachtPlus launched The Ocean Emerald designed by Foster + Partners. The new concept private luxury yacht has four genuine deck levels offering more outdoor and indoor space than any yacht in her category. Special attention was paid to the quality of light and views, with all major areas of the yacht benefiting from forward-looking views, including the master suite that has two private balconies forward. The interiors have been created with an eye on beauty, function Read more […]
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Porsche Museum by Delugan Meissl Associated Architects

The Porsche Museum in Stuttgart, Germany, was conceived by Delugan Meissl Associated Architects as a dynamically formed organism, inviting new ideas on the use of gravity and space to establish a new basis in the foundations of architecture. The central draft concept was the translation of the versatile and vivid brand into the language of architecture. The museum is an open, clearly defined place which incorporates all brand specific qualities. Here, speed and passion find their spatial equivalents Read more […]
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Princi Bakery by Claudio Silvestrin Architects

Claudio Silvestrin Architects have completed the new Princi bakery in Via Speronia, in the heart of Milan. This significant project offers a new experience to the Milanese: a bread baked with organic flour, but without yeast, in a solid brick fire oven positioned in the bakery shop itself. A simple expanse of clear glass is all that separates the customers from the baking process, protecting them from the considerable heat of the exposed fire. The elements that are involved in the making Read more […]
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Black Pyramid House by Suppose Design Office

Suppose Design Office designed a black pyramid in Saijo, Japan, inspired by the earliest house in Japanese architecture called pit dwelling or “tateana jukyo”. A young couple and their three children wanted a unique house, in which the open public part would preserve privacy. The site which was formerly an open field was excavated and the house was sunk a meter into the ground. The soil from excavations was used to create a protective barrier around the perimeter of the site, and acted as Read more […]
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Weekend Links July 03

Knoll brings signature modernism to new Children’s Furniture Collection. Urban Seat creates seating space from urban elements. A collection of Spectacular Dams around the world. The incredible Hoover Dam Bypass Bridge slowly taking shape. Mega Churches by German photographer Christoph Morlinghaus. I.D. Magazine’s 2009 Annual Design Review Winners. A great interview of Jean Marie Massaud. The Beach Ball Lamp Shade that brings back may childhood memories. Winners Read more […]
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9th Andreu World International Design Competition

The challenge is to design a seat or table in which innovative design/styling contributions are made, bearing in mind the technical specifications in the briefing you can download from their website, along with the complete rules and regulations. There are two prizes, one of 4.000 and another of 2.000. The deadline for project presentation is 14 September 2009, so sign up now. Read more […]
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