Art Library

Ghigos Ideas designed this library in Maxxi, Rome, introducing some contemporary art. Project description: Is it possible to put contemporary art in alphabetical order? Can you file it? How tell it to an exhibition audience? Perhaps thinking of an exhibition that is also an archive, a special archive, like an artwork into artworks which allows to approach art in a different way. It is an open and generous archive, where you can live a learning experience according to personal Read more [...]
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Weekend Links March 28

Academy of Art University introduces the School of Landscape Architecture. Kaohsiung Port Station Urban Design competiton. Stockholm Design Week 2011 video. Barbican announces major OMA Exhibition. Increasing Architects’ Credibility report. Vallecas Public Housing by Estudio.Entresitio video. The indicator: The Next Architecture, part 3. Creative Energy at The Green Building video. SCI-Arc Lecture featuring Mohamed Sharif. Interview with Brit Insurance Design Read more [...]
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San Telmo Museum Extension

Interview with spanish architecture firm Nieto Sobejano Arquitectos about the San Telmo Museum Extension in San Sebastian, Spain. The Museum of San Telmo, in its present condition, represents the result of a long process of successive modifications which has partially altered its physical and functional character over the years. Its location on the fringe where the urban structure meets the topography of Monte Urgull is a reflection, on the other hand, of an urban problem very characteristic Read more [...]
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Angry Monkey Offices

Jensen Architects designed this office located in San Francisco with custom mobile workstations to allow employees to easily relocate. Each desk has a formed polycarbonate privacy screen. Other elements in the office include a two-story-tall plant wall that screens the glare from eastern windows, a tunnel-shaped room that takes its form from the vertical bicycle storage, and a dining counter for lunch and meetings. Built-in upholstered banquettes provide extra seating and give the space a Read more [...]
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Satellites House

Studio LOOP designed this 11 meter high house located on a narrow urban area in Chiba, Japan. Project description: The initial idea of this house has started with studying to solve a local zoning and planning laws distinctly limited possible form. Within the complex zoning framework, we imagined fairly tall structure as compared to the neighborhood, and an irregular pitched roof has shaped to provide a maximum interior space and floor area. The facade with this triangle shaped roof facing Read more [...]
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AUTOBOX Pop-Up Store

Studio Guilherme Torres designed this original pop-up store for an asian car assembler in Londrina, Brazil. Project description: The client, a franchisee of an asian car assembler, comissioned a project that would gather the following features: easy assemblage, low costs and high visual impact. Studio Guilherme Torres proposed an idea that would satisfy the client’s needs of agility adding the sustainability aspect to the project. Making a direct reference to car imports, shipping Read more [...]
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City Apartment Upside Down

This luxurious city apartment is designed by COEN! to create a harmonious whole. A perfect combination of robust, warm and pure materials like wood, stone, glass and marmoleum. The use of sober colors with colorful accents make it a timeless and stylish residential. All the furniture, colors and materials are well thought combined by COEN!. If there was a piece of furniture not exactly suitable for this place, COEN! made a design and had it produced. For example the grey furniture in the studio, Read more [...]
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Clancy’s Fish Bar City Beach

Paul Burnham Architects Pty Ltd designed Clancy’s Fish Bar City Beach, the third of the quirky and family friendly Clancy’s Fish Pubs in Perth, Western Australia. Here is the project description: The project was the theatrical transformation of a former restaurant building located on the sand dunes at the popular City Beach. The owners took possession of the former restaurant building in late November 2010. To bring about the earliest possible relaunch within the remaining Perth summer, Read more [...]
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Carrara House

Andres Remy Arquitectos designed this house on an irregular lot with rustic and crafted stone that defines and separates the entry zones from the living spaces. A blind and evocative entrance makes a strong impression on the house. The white of the carrara marble dominates the interior architecture. With the white walls and ceilings, the house appears to arise from within the water. The touches of color are used for small details and decorative objects, dominating the white color and the Read more [...]
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Weekend Links March 14

All Nighter Original Architectural Record Announces Winners of 2011 Good Design is Good Business Award. Design Meets Fashion in Stockholm. Skyscraper Craze Rages On and Climb Ever Higher. The indicator: The Next Architecture part 1. Le Dauphin by OMA video. Foster + Partners win bid for West Kowloon Cultural District. Le Corbusier Homme de Lettres book. Will Architects Exist in 2025? report by RIBA. 2011 TED Prize Winner JR talks about his inside out project. University Read more [...]
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