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VM Houses

p p The VM Houses are two residential blocks formed as the letters V and M. The blocks are formed as such to allow for daylight, privacy and views. The vis-à-vis with the neighbour is eliminated by pushing the slab in its centre, ensuring diagonal views to the vast and open, surrounding fields. All apartments have a double-height space to the north and wide panoramic views to the south. The logic of the diagonal slab utilized in the V house is broken down in smaller portions for the M house. In this project, the typology of the Unite d’ Habitation of Le Corbusier is reinterpreted and improved; the central corridors are short and receive light from both ends, like bullet holes penetrating the building. The VM Houses offer more than 80 different apartment types that are programmatically flexible and open to the individual needs of contemporary life - a mosaic of different life forms. (via ArchDaily) p

Livio De Marchi

Contemporary Italian sculptor Livio De Marchi carves everyday items out of wood. Whoa. Thank you Cory for the link!

(X) for ORDOS 100

Casa (X) for ORDOS 100, Inner Mongolia, China. Design by *Multiplicities. Click here for the link. p

Loren Schwerd

p p " My artistic practice includes site related installations, wearable art, video and sculpture. At first glance these bodies of work may seem disparate; however, they are inspired and shaped by a shared impulse to transform familiar forms into metaphorical constructions and paradoxical observations. I investigate the multiple associations that are present in a material, site, image, or gesture, seeking to identify and enhance points of connection and tension between these suggestions. I favor found materials that contribute their function, cultural value, and a trace of their mysterious personal history to my design. All of my projects demonstrate a dedication to craft. I employ basic methods of connection such as tying, weaving, and stitching, imbuing my work with a feminine sensibility, and whose meticulous labor evokes a sense of time, memory, and obsession. Permeating all of my creative endeavors is a slightly dark humor and a fascination with awkward beauty. " - Loren Schwerd p

Basque Health Department Headquarters

p Hi. You are looking at Basque Health Department Headquarters in Bilbao, Spain by Coll-Barreu Arquitectos. Photos by Aleix Bagué. p p

ROSO

p p ' ROSO has launched a major art installation at Clark Shoes Headquarters in Street Somerset, South England. This was commissioned by Mr Lance Clark and is the first phase of two, of the art work situated in the communal court yard in the heart of Clarks office buildings. ' Stunning. p

Probarious

p p Probarious: An Exhibition at Diesel Denim Gallery Aoyama Tokyo by Swedish Designer "PMKFA" and Japanese multidisciplinary architecture firm "assistant". Link here. p

Rundle Lantern

' The Rundle Lantern is a unique canvas that uses computer controlled LEDs to illuminate 748 square panels to deliver a platform for digital art. It will operate each night from dusk until midnight, with hours extended for special events. '

Izola Social Housing

Izola Social Housing in Slovenia by the OFIS architects. O man it's sooo pretty. p p

Kipi Ka Popo

p Kipi Ka Popo is home to the lovely illustrator, designer, plush toy maker Lydia Lapinski. Links here, here and here. p p