Dec 2, 2008
I have a thing for this kind of stuff.
” Phoebe Washburn recycles discarded industrial materials in large-scale installations that transform exhibition spaces into visually compelling architectural environments. Washburnâ€™s favored materials are cardboard boxes and wood that she scavenges from Dumpsters, sidewalks, and businesses near her Brooklyn studio and Lower Manhattan home. She cuts the material into roughly uniform pieces that she ships to galleries and then assembles into loosely designed constructions, sometimes incorporating items found on-site as well. ” (via Whitney Museum of American Art)
Nov 27, 2008
Gazing at buildings is one of life’s great joys, for me at least. Check out this Menzis (health insurance company) office building by Cie in Groningen, Netherlands. Looks goodness.
Nov 26, 2008
With a length of 80 meters and 15 meters high, The Sequence is a sculpture, mounted in just 12 days by designer Arne Quinze and his team, which connects the Flemish Parliament with the House of Representatives by a Flemish majestic bridge orange wood and concrete. Link here.
Nov 24, 2008
” Malaysia is no stranger to iconic buildings. Two of the tallest buildings in the world, the Petronas Twin Towers, are located in Kuala Lumpur, the countryâ€™s capital. So it comes as no surprise to us that a stunning new residential development is planned for the Putrajaya waterfront known as Precinct 4, just 30km south of Kuala Lumpur. The design, however, is a refreshing and original with unique, marine-inspired structures – which also draw from traditional Islamic designs – arranged in a permeable, radiating block of bioclimatic architecture. ” (via Inhabitat)
Nov 3, 2008
Los Heroes Building made by Murtinho y Asociados in Santiago, Chile.
Oct 26, 2008
This house is completely build by just stacking 350mm square logs by the Sou Fujimoto Architects (Japan) ‘ There are no separations of floor, wall, and ceiling here. A place that one thought was a floor becomes a chair, a ceiling, a wall from various positions. The floor levels are relative and spatiality is perceived differently according to oneâ€™s position. Here, people are distributed three-dimensionally in the space. This is a place like an amorphous landscape with a new experience of various senses of distances. Inhabitants discover, rather than being prescribed, various functionalities in these convolutions. ‘ Link here.
Oct 13, 2008
Strata Hotel (Extension to Residence KÃ¶nigswarte) in Sesto, Italy. Photographs by Cristobal Palma. Click here for more pictures.
Oct 11, 2008
” The Lilypad, by Vincent Callebaut, is a concept for a completely self-sufficient floating city intended to provide shelter for future climate change refugees. The intent of the concept itself is laudable, but it is Callebaut’s phenomenal design that has captured our imagination. ” Read on… (via Inhabitat)
Sep 30, 2008
Check out these installations by Brad Downey- an American artist currently based in Berlin, Germany. ‘He uses film, sculpture, painting and drawing to reflect on concepts about the Establishment versus the audience’.