House in Wakaura by Archivi Architects & Associates

Seiichi Kubo + Yoshinobu Kagiyama + Mine Muratsuji / Archivi Architects & Associates projected a residential quarter located in the east part of the Wakaura bay in the city of Wakayama, Japan. The shape of the house makes it possible to create a big garden in the center of the site. Nature is naturally taken into all the life scenes of the house. The Japanese cedar and cypress are used as main structure material, for the floors, siding and lattice. The interior ceilings and walls are covered Read more […]
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Weekend Links August 25

Drawing by Jessie Douglas Waiting for the End of the World an extraordinary Photo Collection of the interiors of bomb shelters. Inspired in Escher’s Waterfall, the Wrong Garden creates the illusion that water flows up the ramp before cascading. Bringing your Punch List into the 21st century. Beautiful Cemetery with pavement made of white marble waste pieces. Dissection of a Cathedral in Barcelona. Original Installation where a wooden bench is like a climbing plant. Interview Read more […]
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Book Review: The Good Life

During my Interior Design career we had to read The Good Life. A Guided Visit to the Houses of Modernity from Gustavo Gili. The book is like a fantasy tour of seven extraordinary houses created during the 20th century, stimulating the pleasure of thinking, planning and living intensely in a house that does not yet exist. If you have an interest or simply a curiosity in finding out about these archetypes and the form of living, you should get this unique book that studies The Good Life of Read more […]
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House in Mallorca by Alvaro Siza

Alvaro Siza projected a fragmented composition volume, inspired by the rock surrounding landscape, that extends over the hill to the sea. *UPDATED* Now with plans of the house and an elevation. The volume consists of three large blocks, which are subdivided into several smaller pieces. The connection between the separate volumes is made by crossing gap between them. The East Block contains the main entrance, the master bedroom, the guest room and a ladder. The West Block, that serves Read more […]
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Sighartstein Kindergarten by kadawittfeldarchitektur

kadawittfeldarchitektur designed this kindergarten located in Sighartstein, Austria, that merge with the surrounding landscape. The design of the building is developed from two horizontal layers that surround a central hall and courtyard. The two L- and U-shaped levels result in an open, multilayer structure. They become the floor, ceiling, roof and gallery for the rooms of the kindergarten, and outside they form a terrace and playground “ramp”. The spatial structure creates new views and Read more […]
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Cogeco Office by Waltritsch A+U

Waltritsch A+U projected the new office for Cogeco, a coffee company located in Trieste, Italy, one of the most important ports within the coffee trade market. The projects consisted in the interior renovation of the company office, under the two distinguishing factor: the worldwide relationships with the “exotic” names and the specific knowledge of the caffeine chemical formula. Photos by Marco Covi Via Architecture-Page Read more […]
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Private Residence by Garcia Tamjidi

Garcia Tamjidi transformed one of the first warehouse loft in the city of San Francisco into a private residence. The loft maximizes natural light provided by an exterior light court. Designed as a living gallery space, the architecture capitalizes on the openness and optimizes generous display surfaces. The interior stair connecting the ground floor from the loft becomes an artistic focal point and transition from the more public to the more private areas. Read more […]
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Weekend Links August 21

Cartoon by arch.Maaik Wooden Forest Apartment by Ikeda Yukie Architects. A bookcase Made of Used Tables. Mark Wentzel’s curious Fat Eames Chairs. YoungArchitect shares his Thoughts About the AIA. Tuft vs. Turf is an installation made with zip ties. A beautiful LED installation called Overture. Tiny and Detailed Trees cut from books, toilet paper rolls or disposable bags. The Firm Hands at Marcy Wong Donn Logan Architects. Read more […]
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Equestrian Center by Francisco Mangado

Francisco Mangado projected the equestrian center located in Ultzama, Navarra, in the middle of a valley with green pasture and oak trees. The buildings are formed of large unitary and isolated farm-like volumes that seem to touch, but compete with one another to show their bold architectural character. Beyond the materials or specific expressive configurations, the proposal was inspired by the desire to establish a relationship with the context through an exact, clear volume. The material Read more […]
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Fugas Lusas Shop by extrastudio

extrastudio was commissioned to create a concept for a Portuguese delicatessen shop that would also work as a cafe. The shop has a large shop window/entrance, near to a square where they have the terrace, that can be opened completely in the summer. Inside, shelves carved on the thick exterior walls, display a wide range of products. The bar, clad with typical Portuguese ceramic tiles, divide the working areas from the public space. The ceiling is decorated with laser cut plywood panels that Read more […]
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