EmbryoCare Clinic by MABarchitects

MABarchitects redesigned the interior of a flat having in mind a positive and calm environment for the gynecological clinic specialized in assisted reproduction. The 200 square meter flat is divided into two doctor offices/examination rooms, two waiting rooms, two wash closets, a kitchenette, a reception, an accounting office, and a conference room. The choice of the material and their cellular-like structure subconsciously makes reference to the nature of the work performed in the surgery Read more [...]
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Wooden House Extension by Wim Goes Architectuur

Wim Goes Architectuur designed the beautiful extension to this residence located in the tiny hamlet of Bachte-Marie-Leerne, in the Flemish district of Belgium. The wooden addition sits above a new wine cellar and extends partly over the pond. The intentional, unpretentious simplicity with functional clarity, results in stark beauty with Japanese-Finnish undertones. An elegant facade made form slim strips of wood encompasses both visual and structural grace. Via The Cool Hunter Read more [...]
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Visual Acoustics. The Modernism of Julius Shulman

Visual Acoustics is a documentary film narrated by Dustin Hoffman that celebrates the life and career of Julius Shulman, the world’s greatest architectural photographer, whose images brought modern architecture to the American mainstream. Shulman, who passed away this year, captured the work of nearly every modern and progressive architect since the 1930s including Frank Lloyd Wright, Richard Neutra, John Lautner and Frank Gehry. His images epitomized the singular beauty of Southern California’s Read more [...]
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Guest Post on Vidafine

Vidafine invited us to participate in their amazing blog that talks about ideas, concepts and products from around the world. We thought that the best way to introduce CoolBoom to their readers is by sharing our Architectural Picks of the Year. The picks are based on: the one that I really like, the one that’s most popular at the moment, and the one that made me go crazy. Check out CoolBoom’s Guest Post on Vidafine. Read more [...]
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Weekend Links September 25

Most Original Image Treatment Winner at the 2009 Archtiectural 3D Awards Meyer May House makes it to 100, thanks to Steelcase. The Egg Chair gets a New Look with Tord Boontje’s patterns. 10 Breathtaking Modern Monuments of Brazilian architecture. Selection of images of the Portraits + Architecture exhibition. Nika Zupanc describes her wook as punk elegance and techno chic. Architecture Graffiti at the streets of Lisbon. The Tennis Mania of Hugh Hayden. The Tournament, Read more [...]
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Dutch Profiles

Dutch Profiles is a series of short documentaries about architecture, graphic, product and fashion designers in the Netherlands. Dutch Profiles focuses on the conceptual, context-oriented and research-based practices of Dutch designers and includes interviews with among others: MVRDV, 2012 Architects, Jurgen Bey, Claudy Jongstra, Gerard Unger, Paul Mijksenaar, Marlies Dekkers, Alexander van Slobbe and G-Star. Read more [...]
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Livraria da Vila by Isay Weinfeld

Livraria ad Vila is this unique bookstore designed by Isay Weinfeild located in a refurbished house in Sao Paulo, Brazil. The hermetic volume with a pivoting bookshelf facade, contains an interesting space distributed over three levels. The inclusion of the basement allowed for an entire floor exclusive for children, in addition to a small auditorium, to hold courses and lectures. Voids connecting one floor to the next invite customers to enter and explore the store. Photos Read more [...]
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Westside Shopping and Leisure Centre by Studio Daniel Libeskind

Studio Daniel Libeskind projected a new center for leisure and shopping in Bern-Brünne, Switzerland. With its 55 shops, 10 restaurants and bars, hotel, multiplex cinema, fun bath with wellness center and housing, this mixed-use program radically reinvents the concept of shopping, entertainment and living. The concept of Westside is to create a public space with day and night facilities, a self-enclosed district offering endless amenities and services, almost like a city within a city. The Read more [...]
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White House by Jarmund/Vigsnaes

Jarmund/Vigsnaes designed this house situated in a quite dense suburban setting in the city of Strand in Norway. The house twists dynamically between sheltering for privacy and opening up for angles of views. The central space of the house stretches between the morning light between the pines towards east, and the wetter horizon of the Oslo fjord. The house is clad with painted wooden panels, outside and inside. Walls and ceilings on the first floor are finished in oak, while floor and Read more [...]
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Artek at the Venice Biennale

Artek was honored to be the sponsor of La Biennale di Venezia and realized part of the furniture and furnishing for the premises of Palazzo delle Exposizioni della Biennale. The assignment included a bookshop, a cafeteria and additional furniture elements for an educational area, that were submitted respectively by three artists, Rirkrit Tiravanija, Tobias Rehberger and Massimo Bartolini, all selected for the 53rd International Art Exhibition. Tobias Rehberger was awarded with the Golden Read more [...]
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