Jul 4, 2012
‘The Basic House is a temporary housing solution so portable it can be folded up to fit in your pocket. Created from a metalized polyester material, when unfolded it self inflates with body heat or from the heat of the sun to provide an instant shelter. ‘The Basic House was designed by Martin Azura, a Barcelona-based designer who works with minimal materials and seeks to use natural forms of energy or the environment to complete his work.’
Jul 2, 2012
‘Japanese studio Kengo Kuma and Associates has designed a small building in Odawara, a city located in western Kanagawa Prefecture, Japan. Completed in 2011, this 11,000 square foot building is characterized by its striking facade of pixelated aluminum planters.’ Link here.
Jun 29, 2012
Family house in Frohnleiten, Austria, by architect Weichlbauer Ortis (ORTIS GmbH) covered in synthetic grass. Found here.
Jun 21, 2012
‘Modern work spaces can be constructed or redesigned – this next project is part of the latter- a former machinery shed was redesigned to suit a modern office lifestyle. Named the Black Box, this black glass-covered volume was completed in February 2012. As a result of a fruitful collaboration between Tina Tziallas Architecture Studio and Factor Design, the Black Box in Wildes Meadow, Australia, was created for a software design studio. High-performance tilt doors open to reveal a powerful connection between indoor and outdoor spaces.’
Jun 11, 2012
Japanese architect Shogo Iwata designed the three-storey-high house in Senri, Osaka which contains a total of eight floor connected by sets of four or five stairs at a time. Link here.
Jun 1, 2012
This is the Asakusa Culture Tourist Information Center, in Tokyo by architect Kengo Kuma. The building has four conference rooms, a tourist information office, and an exhibition space. (via Japanese Design)
Jun 1, 2012
Moses Bridge by RO&AD Architecten is a sunken and seemingly invisible bridge that divides the water in Halsteren, The Netherlands. Very cool.
May 28, 2012
Aging in Africa sets out to be the first age-valued community on the African continent where the elderly can maintain a meaningful and healthy lifestyle in a comfortable and safe environment. It is a retirement community for Catholic priests that are excluded from the traditional, family based, model of elder care in Cote D’Ivoire. The architecture is shaped by deploying a holistic set of social, economic and environmentally sustainable theories pertaining to elder living and care. It is about architecture that does not just house caring, it is architecture as the caring device. Our hope is that it is an inspiration for a new breed of community that values the efficacy of spirit over efficiency of care.
May 18, 2012
242 Social Housing Units in Salburúa, Vitoria – Gasteiz, Spain by the ACXT Architects. (via Archdaily)
May 11, 2012
Russian architects M. Krymov and A.Goryainov of Arch Group,has designed a modular unit called “Sleepbox”, to provide immediate shelter. The Sleepbox base has ventilation and sockets for notebook and mobile phone chargers. Luggage goes under the bed.In addition to general lighting, Sleepbox has built-in LED reading lamps. Windows are equipped with electric-drive blinds for privacy. The first Sleepbox, a two-bed double version,was installed at the Aeroexpress terminal of Sheremetyevo International Airport, Moscow, Russia. Please see the video. Link here.