‘ Dan Brill Architects of the UK are among 12 international practices shortlisted to design a pedestrian footbridge for Trestles Beach, a surf spot in southern California. The Safe Trestles design competition, organised by Architecture for Humanity, sought designs that give provide surfers access to the beach from the road on the bluff above, carrying them safely across a railway line while protecting the fragile dunes. ‘ (Continue reading…)
Designed by Gudmundur Jonsson, Casa G is located in the outskirts of The Countryside, Iceland.
Nendo, a crew of designers based in Japan came up with the The Tokyo Baby Café located in Aoyama.
Called The Interlocking Puzzle Loft, architect Kyu Sung Woo have created a surprisingly spacious two-bedroom palace crammed into 700 square feet. How did he do it? By using his creativity, he built two stories into a one-story apartment.
On a 6,000 square meter UK Pavilion site sits the Seed Cathedral carefully centered. The Seed Cathedral is 20 meters tall and is formed from 60,000 slender transparent fiber optic rods. Each fiber optic rod is 7.5 meters long and encloses one or more seeds at its tip. During the day, they draw daylight inwards to illuminate the interior. At night, light sources inside each rod allowing the entire structure to glow. When the wind blows the optic “hairs” gently move as they create a dynamic effect for the viewers. Inside the darkened inner chamber of the Seed Cathedral” the tips of the fiber optic filaments form an apparently hovering galaxy of slim vitrines containing a vast array of embedded seeds.” (via Yatzer)
House 01 model by Ryuichi Ashizawa Architects – image courtesy Ryuichi Ashizawa Architects – Photo by Kaori Ichikawa – Japanese firm Ryuichi Ashizawa Architects have designed house 01 in Osaka, which is currently under construction. The house created for a couple is situated on a 30m2 site. (via Designboom)
This house in Matsubara was designed by Ken’ichi Otani Architects. ‘ The project is a small residence for a young couple, located in a dense residential area of suburban Tokyo, where exterior walls and walls of dwellings built to along the site boundaries prevent any human relationship between dwellings and the street. It should be noted that vacant lots, before they build a house or external walls possible new flows in the neighborhood.’
The 3.1 Phillip Lim flagship store is located in Cheongdam-Dong, Seoul’s premiere fashion district. Elaborating on the concept established in the brand’s Los Angeles flagship (2008), the design incorporates a 40-foot facade surfaced in a supple gradient of pillow-like concrete tiles. The flowing interior is a sequence of intimate spaces which frame the clothing in tactile materials. These material “linings” create a narrative of atmospheres for unexpected and curious encounters between the client and the clothing. Custom wallpaper inspired by ancient Korean ceramics is the result of an ongoing collaboration with artist Wook Kim. Other wall treatments include a conical wall texture which erodes into a constellation of brass stars, leather herringbone tiles, and a oak floor that slowly transitions through a gradient of grey tones. The perimeter of the interior is lined in mirror creating a “inkblot” effect by doubling the sequence of spaces. Designed by Leong Leong Architecture.