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Photobucket Photobucket Photobucket Photobucket '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. Photobucket Photobucket Photobucket

Synthetic Grass-Covered House

Photobucket Photobucket Photobucket Photobucket Family house in Frohnleiten, Austria, by architect Weichlbauer Ortis (ORTIS GmbH) covered in synthetic grass. Found here. Photobucket Photobucket Photobucket Photobucket Photobucket

‘Black Box’ Office Space

Photobucket Photobucket Photobucket Photobucket '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.' Photobucket Photobucket Photobucket

House in Senri by Shogo Iwata

Photobucket Photobucket Photobucket Photobucket 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. Photobucket Photobucket Photobucket

Asakusa Culture Tourist Info Center

Photobucket Photobucket 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) Photobucket

Moses Bridge

Photobucket Photobucket Moses Bridge by RO&AD Architecten is a sunken and seemingly invisible bridge that divides the water in Halsteren, The Netherlands. Very cool. Photobucket Photobucket

HWKN

Photobucket Photobucket Photobucket 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. Photobucket Photobucket Photobucket

242 Social Housing Units in Salburúa

Photobucket Photobucket Photobucket Photobucket 242 Social Housing Units in Salburúa, Vitoria – Gasteiz, Spain by the ACXT Architects. (via Archdaily) Photobucket Photobucket Photobucket Photobucket

Modular Sleepbox

Photobucket Photobucket Photobucket 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. Photobucket Photobucket

Main Point Karlin Office Building

Photobucket Photobucket Main Point Karlin has received appreciation for its distinctive sustainable architecture and high technological level. The building uses a number of approaches in its sustainable design, among them, use of the River Vltava’s water throughout the summer for building cooling, eliminating the need for compressors and chillers; cooling is further naturally regulated by the coloured fibreC elements on the facade which are not only aesthetic but serve to reduce heat gains from sunlight penetration. Photobucket Photobucket