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Tag Archives: Architecture
This cubic wooden house is made by Panorama Arquitectos. It’s situated in Matanzas at the top of a cliff. The house is structured within a square volume of 9 by 9 meters. Inside intersects another volume at a higher level, which is rotated 45 degrees in relation to the floor plan, allowing double heights and the arrangement of spaces in the first floor.
To the side, facing north, the terrace is partly enclosed, allowing the users to go outside during days of extreme wind.
Such a cool shelter!
The Tronc Creux by Bruit du Frigo is part of a series of shelters spread around Bordeaux. The original idea was to create a hiking path all around the city, connecting waste land, parks and forests, letting everyone spend a short holiday short holidays in their own neighborhood while exploring the area.
The Tronc Creux features an undulating facade of cut-out windows and black wooden details marking its exterior, the structure is atypical to most mountain refuges. However, it still provides a similar atmosphere and purpose, and on the interior there is enough space to sleep for 9 people. Reconnecting to a simple life, there are no lights and no water, just family and friends in a peaceful setting.
Situated in the residential area of Havstein in Trondheim, Norway, this compact geometrical shaped family house is overlooking the fjord and city of Trondheim. The house was designed by JVA.
It sure is square and extremely raw. But wow, is this ever awesome.
Located in Buenos Aires, this home exudes a rustic feel, even though the new construction is minimal and as contemporary as they come.
I’m a huge fan of beautiful architecture and wood work. And this combination is awesome.
The Suburbia Wall Storage is designed by Note Design Studio. By Seletti.
Suburbia is a clever interpretation of the classic wall storage unit. When Suburbia is laid flat on a table or shelf, the architecture of small neighborhood complete with homes, fences, trees, and even a swimming pool emerges. Hang it on the wall and each building becomes a storage compartment, the trees become hooks, the swimming pool becomes a mirror and a paper clip and small cork memo board are revealed. This useful and versatile unit can find a home for all the sundries in kitchens, bathrooms and offices.
You can buy one for yourself right here.
So beautiful! I absolutely love this.
This is “The Ufogel“. No matter where you are in the 45 m2 multi-functional Ufogel, you always have a view to wood and the sky – offering the sense of security and openness at the same time. It’s truly a wooden retreat – made by Peter Jungmann and located in Lienz, Austria.
Awesome! I absolutely love installations like this. I wish I lived in a home big enough to create 10 different kind of useful installations like this one.
In this public library Madrid-based creative studio PlayOffice came up with the perfect idea to get the kids to stay longer – a giant, tightly woven net attached to the railings on the second level of the library.
The Saturnia Bench is made designer Phillippe Nigro. It has a completely irregular shape and features a central strip of grass and a number of protruding geometrical shapes to sit on. Love it!
This beautiful cabin stands out in the woods in Austria – with its unique exterior. Maybe this is where the owls of the forest keep their books.
I have to admit; The Underwater Room at The Manta Resort on the Indian Ocean island of Pemba is too claustrophobic for me to spend a night in. But it still looks fascinating.
Check out the prices here, if you’re interested.
+Green organic restaurant near Komazawa Olympic Park was created by the innovative, Tokyo-based firm Sinato. Residing on the street level, this modern restaurant encompasses three levels of winding, curvaceous, light-injected design and is rooted in simple materials of brick, concrete and wood.
This extraordinary wooden staircase is found in this office lobby in the Dutch town of Hoofddorp. It’s created by Amsterdam architects Studioninedots.
They were challenged with renovating an entire 1970s office building. The architects began by removing an existing staircase and enlarging the space around it to create a void that visually connects a communal area on the ground floor with the levels above.
The staircase acts as the focal point of this large atrium and was made by cladding a steel structure in plywood sheets to create a series of bridges and access points to the various floors.
“The staircase as a tool for communication, lends the building a collective identity,” the architects says. “As a vertical lobby that offers views of all floors, it tells occupants that they are part of a larger world.”
The architects of the UNStudio based in Amsterdam, Shanghai and Hong Kong designed in 2011 the single family house ‘Haus am Weinberg’ in Stuttgart, Germany.
‘Haus am Weinberg’ is located in a setting that is at one hand rural, yet suburban. The location of the villa affords pastoral views of the stepped terraces of an ancient hillside vineyard on one side and cityscape vistas on the other. The architects arranged a panoramic view over the city through large sized windows.
The sky blue installation ‘Pretty Vacant’ encourages visitors to take a fresh look at the empty spaces of the Centraal Museum in Utrecht, Netherlands. The blue window literally and figuratively sheds a new light on the space and complements the architecture of this medieval chapel.
The window is based on the ‘negative spaces’ of RAAAF’s earlier installation Vacant NL, which was the Dutch submission for the Venice Architecture Biennale in 2010. The installation in the Gerrit Rietveld-designed pavilion in Venice showed the enormous potential of 10,000 disused public buildings in the Netherlands from the seventeenth to the twenty-first centuries.