Sep 30, 2010
‘ Being a summer house, the main idea is not only creating the interior spaces of the house, but distribute all outer space. The interior spaces seek good relations with the outside world, colonizing their surroundings and their views. Inspired by the typical Menorca “tanca”, stone walls divisions of the realm. The plot is organized from a space frame, fully passable, based on a trace orthogonal, combining floors, platforms, water, trees, plants, tanca, pergolas, walls and the house itself. By combining these elements we are encountering this approach in which each piece is delimited and acquires its own identity and use within a harmonious whole. The diversity of outdoor stays provides the site a space balanced richness. ‘ (via ArchDaily)
Sep 28, 2010
The Nogg is a modern chicken coop that has been designed in the shape of an egg. Urban chicken keeping has become a growing trend, and The Nogg is designed to house 2-4 chickens in an aesthetically pleasing coop to compliment any garden. (via Contemporist)
Sep 27, 2010
‘ Broadcasting Place is a mixed use development close to Leeds city centre. Conceived as a public/private partnership for property group Downing and Leeds Metropolitan University, it provides approximately 110,000 square feet of new offices and teaching spaces together with 240 student residences in a landmark building rising to 23 storeys. A new Baptist Church completes the scheme on its northern edge. ‘ Broadcasting Place by Feilden Clegg Bradley Studios
Sep 24, 2010
Montreal-based Saia Barbarese Topouzanov Architects designed the Canadian Pavilion at the 2010 World Expo in Shanghai, China. Link here.
Sep 22, 2010
This house is a result of story cabin remodeling designed by Vandeventer + Carlander Architects in Vashon Island, Washington, USA. Vashon is a census-designated place (CDP)which covers an island alternately called Vashon Island or Vashon-Maury Island, the largest island in Puget Sound south of Admiralty Inlet. (Continue…)
Sep 17, 2010
Finnish architects Anssi Lassila and Teemu Hirvilammi of Lassila Hirvilammi with Jani Jansson of Luonti have completed this slate-clad church with a separate steeple in Jyväskylä, Finland. Called Kuokkala Church, the project has a laminated wood structure and the interior is finished with spruce, ash and lime wood. (via Dezeen)
Sep 1, 2010
Centro Abierto de Actividades Ciudadanas in Cordoba, Spain is a project by ParedesPino Architects. ” Its location close to the railway station of the AVE high speed train in Cordoba city can take advantage of this gap as a unique opportunity, giving the character and scale necessary to assume as a new focus of interest not only confined to the neighborhood, but as a magnet in conjunction with the city. We opted for a solution that allows a wide variety of uses. It offers a covered area, protected from the weather, which will house a temporary market two days a week and other activities at other times. It therefore poses a solution based on prefabricated circular elements that vary in height and diameter and arranged in a flexible manner to allow a similar vision of an urban forest of shadows. On each day the parasols are mounted on platforms at work and then rise about three units. The parasols also solve the artificial lighting in the same item and allow drainage of water inside. The provision at different heights (4 to 7 meters) and diameters (7 to 15 meters) and deck the different colors (7 colors), allows assessment of different behaviors compared to light and air movement between parts. ”
Aug 30, 2010
The Number House located in Osaka, Japan designed by Matsunami Mitsutomo. Click here to view more images.
Aug 25, 2010
Japanese designer Chikara Ohno of Sinato has created the ROLLS installation at the Diesel Denim Gallery Aoyama in Minato-ku, Tokyo. (via Contemporist)
Aug 24, 2010
The recently opened Malmö outpost of Sweden’s Museum of Modern Art, from Stockholm studio Tham & Videgård Arkitekter, is both challenging, and beautiful, thanks to the new extension’s jaw-dropping, eye-popping, façade – all clad in shocking, perforated orange metal. Inside, the former electricity station – dating back to 1900 – has been completely refurbished to meet International museum standards and the theme of perforated metal is continued through to the ceiling of the grand turbine hall. Contemporary, unique and so very stylish, Malmö’s new museum provides the city with an exciting new icon… Link here.