House in Atagoyama

a.un architects design office projected a wooden house for a couple and two active boys in a site located on a small rise of land in Mie, Japan. Here is the project description: Put a 30 degree-curved wooden box on the ground which is 1.8m higher from road. By curving a little, it builds up all-round view of ocean and sky from every single room. Needed life spaces for four family members are fitted in simple plan, as compact as possible. The interior space surrounded wood is preferable Read more [...]
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And the winner is…

I am sure you are as excited as we to know the name of the lucky winner. Lets announce it like the Oscars… And the $50 Amazon Gift Card goes to… Natalie Ayers from Canada! Congratulations to the winner and thanks to all of you for your participation. Have a great weekend!
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Weekend Links May 14

Chair Garden by Nendo Photos of the Richard Meier Model Museum on Cool Hunting and on A Daily Dose of Arhcitecture. A Fresh Green Structure for a terrace in Stockholm. Organic Bulinding clad with plant-filled pockets. Scratching the Surface of walls to obtain beautiful faces. A collection of iconic Eames LCM Re-Imagined by street artists. Airplaine Suite is an entire airplane converted into a single luxury suite. Sam Baron talks to Yatzer. Studio Banana TV Interviews Read more [...]
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Club Med Boutique

Ariel Rojo & Avril Daniel Cravioto projected the new boutique for Club Med Mexico located on one of the most prestigious avenues in Mexico City. Here is the project description & info: Designed by Ariel Rojo and Avril Daniel Cravioto Team, Ariel Rojo, Avril Daniel, Jose de la O. The project was divided in 3 zones: façade, boutique and corporate offices. The façade was an original idea of Ariel Rojo Design Studio. For its realization the first step was to analyze the actual space considering Read more [...]
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Brusselssprout Magazine

Brusselssprout is a free curatorial magazine on contemporary thinking and emergent art that aims to become an open, independent and alternative platform offering content related tot he artistic and cultural world. Their first issue, called “The Game Is Not Over” Dubai Manifesto 1/3, embarks on an extraordinary journey in search of the birthplace of the river of information, the source of Dubai. You can download the magazine from their website. Read more [...]
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Ella Dining Room and Bar

UXUS created a unique dining concept for Ella, located in California’s State Capital, Sacramento, that embodies the principles of Rustic Luxury. They were commissioned to create a complete restaurant concept, including an innovative new dining format, the interior restaurant layout and design, as well as, the branding and house style. The restaurant of 720 square meter include some special features like 500 pairs of antique shutters that form the interior wall of the main dining ares, a Read more [...]
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House on a Hill

Paterson Architects designed a timber clad extension to an existing farm cottage for a young family in Aberdeenshire, Scotland. The house is contextual and contemporary, with purposeful and appropriate spaces without profligacy or willfulness. The modern kitchen is the heart of the family home, it is a place where friends and family are entertained, and children are raised. Corner windows subvert the introverted nature of the simple and appropriately scaled volumes, tracking the sun throughout Read more [...]
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Weekend Links May 07

Cartoon by arch.Maaik The 20 Weirdest Apartments of the world. The Airstream Life of Andreas Stavropoulos. The world’s largest Chair Battle. Words and wistom from Craig Dykers of Snohetta. ArchDaily round up: Architecture Videos. Interview with John Christakos of Blu Dot. Philippe Starck’s Home on The Selby. Read more [...]
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Happy 1,000th Post + Give Away

It has been almost three and a half years since we started and we are really proud to announce that this is our 1,000 post published on CoolBoom. To celebrate we want give you the opportunity to win a $ 50 Amazon Gift Card. You just have to email your name, age, gender, occupation and country before May 14. The competition is now closed. The information you provide won’t be shared with anyone else, we just want to know our readers a little better. Read more [...]
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