We are back on the grid

Serpentine Pavilion by Japanese architect Sou Fujimoto 2013 London

Serpentine Pavilion by Japanese architect Sou Fujimoto 2013 London Serpentine Pavilion by Japanese architect Sou Fujimoto 2013 London Serpentine Pavilion by Japanese architect Sou Fujimoto 2013 London Serpentine Pavilion by Japanese architect Sou Fujimoto 2013 London

Our first architectural exploration in London, the amazing Serpentine Pavilion by Japanese architect Sou Fujimoto, 2013 London / Photographs © Hovercraftdoggy.com

 

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We have a house

'House N' in Chiba, Japan designed by Hiroyuki Shinozaki Architects and photographed by Fumihiko Ikemoto / Hiroyuki Shinozaki and Sota Matsuura - have created a house that encapsulates a young family’s vision for both their present and their future. With its simple and perfect design, the building provides a subtle and comforting atmosphere. Clean not sterile, calm not cold, this home is a breath of fresh air, designed to be a living symbol of a family's life by utilizing its large roof and structure where shape, symmetry and quality materials take centre stage. 'House N' in Chiba, Japan designed by Hiroyuki Shinozaki Architects and photographed by Fumihiko Ikemoto / Hiroyuki Shinozaki and Sota Matsuura - have created a house that encapsulates a young family’s vision for both their present and their future. With its simple and perfect design, the building provides a subtle and comforting atmosphere. Clean not sterile, calm not cold, this home is a breath of fresh air, designed to be a living symbol of a family's life by utilizing its large roof and structure where shape, symmetry and quality materials take centre stage. 'House N' in Chiba, Japan designed by Hiroyuki Shinozaki Architects and photographed by Fumihiko Ikemoto / Hiroyuki Shinozaki and Sota Matsuura - have created a house that encapsulates a young family’s vision for both their present and their future. With its simple and perfect design, the building provides a subtle and comforting atmosphere. Clean not sterile, calm not cold, this home is a breath of fresh air, designed to be a living symbol of a family's life by utilizing its large roof and structure where shape, symmetry and quality materials take centre stage. 'House N' in Chiba, Japan designed by Hiroyuki Shinozaki Architects and photographed by Fumihiko Ikemoto / Hiroyuki Shinozaki and Sota Matsuura - have created a house that encapsulates a young family’s vision for both their present and their future. With its simple and perfect design, the building provides a subtle and comforting atmosphere. Clean not sterile, calm not cold, this home is a breath of fresh air, designed to be a living symbol of a family's life by utilizing its large roof and structure where shape, symmetry and quality materials take centre stage. 'House N' in Chiba, Japan designed by Hiroyuki Shinozaki Architects and photographed by Fumihiko Ikemoto / Hiroyuki Shinozaki and Sota Matsuura - have created a house that encapsulates a young family’s vision for both their present and their future. With its simple and perfect design, the building provides a subtle and comforting atmosphere. Clean not sterile, calm not cold, this home is a breath of fresh air, designed to be a living symbol of a family's life by utilizing its large roof and structure where shape, symmetry and quality materials take centre stage.

‘House N’ in Chiba, Japan designed by Hiroyuki Shinozaki Architects and photographed by Fumihiko Ikemoto / Hiroyuki Shinozaki and Sota Matsuura – have created a house that encapsulates a young family’s vision for both their present and their future. With its simple and perfect design, the building provides a subtle and comforting atmosphere. Clean not sterile, calm not cold, this home is a breath of fresh air, designed to be a living symbol of a family’s life by utilizing its large roof and structure where shape, symmetry and quality materials take centre stage.

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We build

'Master Plan' - sandcastles by Californian designer Chad Wright who in this fantastic artwork recreated a post-war suburbia on a beach by creating a plastic mould that could be filled with sand and lifted off to reveal simplified L-shaped bungalow forms. 'Master Plan' - sandcastles by Californian designer Chad Wright who in this fantastic artwork recreated a post-war suburbia on a beach by creating a plastic mould that could be filled with sand and lifted off to reveal simplified L-shaped bungalow forms. 'Master Plan' - sandcastles by Californian designer Chad Wright who in this fantastic artwork recreated a post-war suburbia on a beach by creating a plastic mould that could be filled with sand and lifted off to reveal simplified L-shaped bungalow forms. 'Master Plan' - sandcastles by Californian designer Chad Wright who in this fantastic artwork recreated a post-war suburbia on a beach by creating a plastic mould that could be filled with sand and lifted off to reveal simplified L-shaped bungalow forms. 'Master Plan' - sandcastles by Californian designer Chad Wright who in this fantastic artwork recreated a post-war suburbia on a beach by creating a plastic mould that could be filled with sand and lifted off to reveal simplified L-shaped bungalow forms.

‘Master Plan’ – sandcastles by Californian designer Chad Wright who in this fantastic artwork recreated a post-war suburbia on a beach by creating a plastic mould that could be filled with sand and lifted off to reveal simplified L-shaped bungalow forms. / Photographs by Lynn Kloythanomsup

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We align

aligned brick walls / Through the arches of the Balcombe viaduct. Extraordinary early 19th century architecture.  Photo taken in West Sussex, England,

Through the arches of the Balcombe viaduct. Extraordinary early 19th century architecture.

Photo taken in West Sussex, England, by skipnclick

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We change

Barcode Room by 'studio 01' - Alex Knezo and Akinori Hamada who designed a studio apartment made for a single resident and allows itself to be transformed into a space where one can live and friends can gather. Furniture-walls move freely from side to side on a track. storage is embedded within these bars, permitting the resident to customize the size of space to fit a variety of uses.Barcode Room by 'studio 01' - Alex Knezo and Akinori Hamada who designed a studio apartment made for a single resident and allows itself to be transformed into a space where one can live and friends can gather. Furniture-walls move freely from side to side on a track. storage is embedded within these bars, permitting the resident to customize the size of space to fit a variety of uses.  Barcode Room by 'studio 01' - Alex Knezo and Akinori Hamada who designed a studio apartment made for a single resident and allows itself to be transformed into a space where one can live and friends can gather. Furniture-walls move freely from side to side on a track. storage is embedded within these bars, permitting the resident to customize the size of space to fit a variety of uses. Barcode Room by 'studio 01' - Alex Knezo and Akinori Hamada who designed a studio apartment made for a single resident and allows itself to be transformed into a space where one can live and friends can gather. Furniture-walls move freely from side to side on a track. storage is embedded within these bars, permitting the resident to customize the size of space to fit a variety of uses. Barcode Room by 'studio 01' - Alex Knezo and Akinori Hamada who designed a studio apartment made for a single resident and allows itself to be transformed into a space where one can live and friends can gather. Furniture-walls move freely from side to side on a track. storage is embedded within these bars, permitting the resident to customize the size of space to fit a variety of uses.Barcode Room by 'studio 01' - Alex Knezo and Akinori Hamada who designed a studio apartment made for a single resident and allows itself to be transformed into a space where one can live and friends can gather. Furniture-walls move freely from side to side on a track. storage is embedded within these bars, permitting the resident to customize the size of space to fit a variety of uses.

Barcode Room by ‘studio 01’ – Alex Knezo and Akinori Hamada who designed a studio apartment made for a single resident and allows itself to be transformed into a space where one can live and friends can gather. Furniture-walls move freely from side to side on a track. storage is embedded within these bars, permitting the resident to customize the size of space to fit a variety of uses. (via designboom)

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Inside Out

The ARK Booktower by Rintala Eggertsson as part of the '1:1 Architects Build Small Spaces' exhibition back in 2010 at the Victoria and Albert Museum (V&A) in London, UK. The structure consisted of a timber tower with walls of books enclosing a spiral stair case and a central core. The central core was ergonomically scaled to create generous knooks to indulge in one of the many books that made up the walls. The ARK Booktower by Rintala Eggertsson as part of the '1:1 Architects Build Small Spaces' exhibition back in 2010 at the Victoria and Albert Museum (V&A) in London, UK. The structure consisted of a timber tower with walls of books enclosing a spiral stair case and a central core. The central core was ergonomically scaled to create generous knooks to indulge in one of the many books that made up the walls. The ARK Booktower by Rintala Eggertsson as part of the '1:1 Architects Build Small Spaces' exhibition back in 2010 at the Victoria and Albert Museum (V&A) in London, UK. The structure consisted of a timber tower with walls of books enclosing a spiral stair case and a central core. The central core was ergonomically scaled to create generous knooks to indulge in one of the many books that made up the walls.The ARK Booktower by Rintala Eggertsson as part of the '1:1 Architects Build Small Spaces' exhibition back in 2010 at the Victoria and Albert Museum (V&A) in London, UK. The structure consisted of a timber tower with walls of books enclosing a spiral stair case and a central core. The central core was ergonomically scaled to create generous knooks to indulge in one of the many books that made up the walls.

The ARK Booktower by Rintala Eggertsson as part of the ‘1:1 Architects Build Small Spaces’ exhibition back in 2010 at the Victoria and Albert Museum (V&A) in London, UK. The structure consisted of a timber tower with walls of books enclosing a spiral stair case and a central core. The central core was ergonomically scaled to create generous knooks to indulge in one of the many books that made up the walls. / photographs by Pasi Aalto

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Leaf

Gare des Guillemins, Liege by architect Santiago Calatrava

Gare des Guillemins, Liege by architect Santiago Calatrava / photographed by ‘Matam’

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Dotted Facade

The Design Hub - new design department headquarters of Melbourne's Institute of Technology, designed by Sean Godsell Architects in conjunction with Peddle Thorp Architects, featuring a facade made thousands of discs creating an almost honeycomb effect and functioning as automated sunshades. The Design Hub - new design department headquarters of Melbourne's Institute of Technology, designed by Sean Godsell Architects in conjunction with Peddle Thorp Architects, featuring a facade made thousands of discs creating an almost honeycomb effect and functioning as automated sunshades. The Design Hub - new design department headquarters of Melbourne's Institute of Technology, designed by Sean Godsell Architects in conjunction with Peddle Thorp Architects, featuring a facade made thousands of discs creating an almost honeycomb effect and functioning as automated sunshades. The Design Hub - new design department headquarters of Melbourne's Institute of Technology, designed by Sean Godsell Architects in conjunction with Peddle Thorp Architects, featuring a facade made thousands of discs creating an almost honeycomb effect and functioning as automated sunshades. The Design Hub - new design department headquarters of Melbourne's Institute of Technology, designed by Sean Godsell Architects in conjunction with Peddle Thorp Architects, featuring a facade made thousands of discs creating an almost honeycomb effect and functioning as automated sunshades. The Design Hub - new design department headquarters of Melbourne's Institute of Technology, designed by Sean Godsell Architects in conjunction with Peddle Thorp Architects, featuring a facade made thousands of discs creating an almost honeycomb effect and functioning as automated sunshades.

The Design Hub – new design department headquarters of Melbourne’s Institute of Technology, designed by Sean Godsell Architects in conjunction with Peddle Thorp Architects, featuring a facade made thousands of discs creating an almost honeycomb effect and functioning as automated sunshades. / Photographs by Earl Carter

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We will be back

'The London Eye' - a giant 135 metres (443 ft) tall Ferris wheel sitting on the banks of the River Thames in London, England.

‘The London Eye’ – a giant 135 metres (443 ft) tall Ferris wheel sitting on the banks of the River Thames in London, England. Captured by young German photographer Laszlo Schürbüscher

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We grow trees

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The Treehouse at Loch Goil, Scotland, as part of the 5-star hotel and popular wedding location ‘The Lodge’ / photographed by Craig & Eva Sanders

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We wave

From the series 'Metropolis' - the Metropolis Apartment Building in Copenhagen, Denmark by Future Systems and Danielsen Architecture photographed by Danish freelance architectural- and landscape photographer Kim HøltermandFrom the series 'Metropolis' - the Metropolis Apartment Building in Copenhagen, Denmark by Future Systems and Danielsen Architecture photographed by Danish freelance architectural- and landscape photographer Kim Høltermand From the series 'Metropolis' - the Metropolis Apartment Building in Copenhagen, Denmark by Future Systems and Danielsen Architecture photographed by Danish freelance architectural- and landscape photographer Kim Høltermand From the series 'Metropolis' - the Metropolis Apartment Building in Copenhagen, Denmark by Future Systems and Danielsen Architecture photographed by Danish freelance architectural- and landscape photographer Kim Høltermand From the series 'Metropolis' - the Metropolis Apartment Building in Copenhagen, Denmark by Future Systems and Danielsen Architecture photographed by Danish freelance architectural- and landscape photographer Kim Høltermand

From the series ‘Metropolis’ – the Metropolis Apartment Building in Copenhagen, Denmark by Future Systems and Danielsen Architecture photographed by Danish freelance architectural- and landscape photographer Kim Høltermand

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We garden

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In one of Tokyo’s densest neighborhoods Ryue Nishizawa has built House & Garden, a four-story study-residence for two writer-editors. The intention of the architect – Kazuyo Sejima’s partner in SANAA – was to come up with a transparent and totally permeable building. Rooms are joined with gardens, blurring the lines between interior and exterior, and spaces are fragmented. Climate comfort is achieved through fine glass walls placed at strategic places and with rails and curtains organizing everyday life. In an urban environment where lighting conditions are not ideal, the building seeks to bring in as much sunlight as possible by interspersing gardens with roofs on all floors, and creates a plant screen that protects the privacy of the inhabitants while allowing in daylight. / photographed by Iwaan Baan

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We step up

Beautiful black and white photograph of the concrete staircases at Estádio Municipal de Braga, Portugal by famous Portuguese architect Eduardo Souto de Moura

Beautiful black and white photograph of the concrete staircases at Estádio Municipal de Braga, Portugal by famous Portuguese architect Eduardo Souto de Moura / unknown photographer

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We dream of a new home

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Great view from the Centre Pompidou overlooking beautiful, classical Parisian buildings / photographed by Ryan Schude

 

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We are missing a piece

In the 1970s, art afficinados and Best founders, Sydney and Frances Lewis, contracted with architect James Wines and his firm, “Sculpture in the Environment” (SITE), to design several unorthodox, irreverent, imaginative and ironic retail showrooms. The basic, utilitarian, windowless box that was Best was having its façade manipulated, deconstructed, extruded, displaced and generally distorted. In the 1970s, art afficinados and Best founders, Sydney and Frances Lewis, contracted with architect James Wines and his firm, “Sculpture in the Environment” (SITE), to design several unorthodox, irreverent, imaginative and ironic retail showrooms. The basic, utilitarian, windowless box that was Best was having its façade manipulated, deconstructed, extruded, displaced and generally distorted.beIn the 1970s, art afficinados and Best founders, Sydney and Frances Lewis, contracted with architect James Wines and his firm, “Sculpture in the Environment” (SITE), to design several unorthodox, irreverent, imaginative and ironic retail showrooms. The basic, utilitarian, windowless box that was Best was having its façade manipulated, deconstructed, extruded, displaced and generally distorted. In the 1970s, art afficinados and Best founders, Sydney and Frances Lewis, contracted with architect James Wines and his firm, “Sculpture in the Environment” (SITE), to design several unorthodox, irreverent, imaginative and ironic retail showrooms. The basic, utilitarian, windowless box that was Best was having its façade manipulated, deconstructed, extruded, displaced and generally distorted.

In the 1970s, art afficinados and Best founders, Sydney and Frances Lewis, contracted with architect James Wines and his firm, “Sculpture in the Environment” (SITE), to design several unorthodox, irreverent, imaginative and ironic retail showrooms. The basic, utilitarian, windowless box that was Best was having its façade manipulated, deconstructed, extruded, displaced and generally distorted.

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We want a bathtub

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The Stedelijk Museum in Amsterdam, Netherlands designed by Benthem Crouwel Architects and photographed by Jannes Linders /// The Stedelijk Museum is internationally known and renowned for its commendable collection of contemporary art. Although its collection is equivalent with the international top museums in this field, the building was outdated. With the position on the Museumplein (Museum square) in Amsterdam, where the Rijksmuseum, the Van Gogh Museum and the Concertgebouw also are situated, this created a great opportunity to be back at the top of the museums hit-list with this fantastic expansion. It’s smooth white volume, made from fiber enforced composite is also known as ‘the bathtub’.

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New meets Old

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Convent de Sant Francesc remodeled by architect David Closes is a church located in Santpedor, Spain. Built between 1721 and 1729 by Franciscan priests the church was long abandoned and its convent complex was demolished in 2000. The church renovation began in 2003 and the original building that stood in ruins was enhanced with some modern elements yet the traces of time and wear were preserved as part of the building’s history. The church was turned into an auditorium, cultural space while the upper levels of the chapels are to be turned into a historical archive.

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Colouring patterns

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‘Ecology of Color’ -beautiful, colorful building project located at the ‘Ecology Island’ in Dartford’s Central Park, UK / designed in cooperation with design studio Nous Vous and architecture practice Studio Weave (alongside Artlands, Dartford Council and Arts Council England.

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We slide

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Wooden Slide built into a small stepped home library in the ‘Panorama House, Chungcheongbuk-do, South Korea designed by architect Moon Hoon

A statement by the architect:

The basic request of upper and lower spatial organization and the shape of the site prompted a long and tin house with fluctuating facade which would allow for more differentiated view. The key was coming up with a multi-functional space which is a large staircase, bookshelves, casual reading space, home cinema, slide and many more…
The client was very pleased with the design, and the initial design was accepted and finalized almost instantly, only with minor adjustments. The kitchen and dining space is another important space where family gathers to bond. The TV was pushed away to a smaller living room. The attic is where the best view is possible, it is used as a play room for younger kids. The multi-use stair and slice space brings much active energy to the house, not only children, but also grown ups love the slide staircase…An action filled playful house for all ages…

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We want a townhouse

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Modern Townhouse in Gelukstraat, Ghent, Belgium by  Dierendonck Blancke Architecten. Designed as a small 89 sqm house extension on this very small plot in the centre of city, the architects came up with a very simple yet innovative design solution, featuring an only 2mm thick black PVC-film as outer cladding. / photographed by Filip Dujardin

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We decorate

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Photograph of a beautiful Georgian House in Notting Hill, London with its facade decorated with a vast amount of colorful flowers / photographed by Kevin Oliver

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We leave the light on

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Beautiful photograph of a large apartment tower in Gelsenkirchen, Germany by Munich-based Basti Arlt / Visit his website to see more of his work

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Monochrome Modernity

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From the series ‘U.A.E.’, a set of fantastic monochrome black and white photographs capturing the city of Dubai, United Arab Emirates, by Berlin-based photographer Ronny Behnert / Visit his website for many of his beautiful black and white photography,

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We left the window open

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Pirates Bay House – a beautiful all timber one-storey, 200 square-meter (2152 sq. ft.) home in Blairgowrie, on the Mornington Peninsula in Melbourne, Australia designed by Stephen O’Connor and Annick Houle, partners at O’Connor and Houle Architecture for themsleves and their two children.

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The Mad Men are Back

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Beautiful vintage color photograph of New York City in 1955. / unknown photographer

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Contrast

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Set of photographs of the beautiful black and white studio interior of Danish artist Tenka Gammelgaard / photographs from Elle Deco UK, Oct 2011.

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We get twisted

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Photo series from the famous Pavilion of Spain at the Expo of Shanghai in 2010, designed by Benedetta Tagliabue / EMBT.

// The pavilion was a steel structure covered with twisted wicker panels. The wicker covers were woven by Spanish handcrafters in different patterns and different colors of wicker. The panels finally were covered by a special waterproofing material. They were also contributing to the thermal comfort of the pavilion taking into account the local climate.

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We wanted to stay in bed

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Photographs showing the beautifully designed simple and elegant bedroom in the Lycabettus Penthouse by Athens based architects and interior designers ese studio / photographed by Ioanna Roufopoulou

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We layer

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Photograph series of the interior of the Design Republic Commune, located in the center of Shanghai, by Neri & Hu architects, photographed by Pedro Pegenaute. The project is situated within the historic relic of the Police Headquarters built by the British during the 1910s and it is meant to be a gathering space for designers and design patrons.

We stand out

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Yakisugi House (Charcoal House), a residence located in Nagano, Japan designed by Japanese architect Terunobu Fujimori and photographed by Edmund Sumner / The building is clad in charred cedar that was smoked in eight-metre lengths. Due to the length of timber used, the material warped during this process and the resulting gaps in the facade are filled with plaster. (via dezeen)

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We retreat

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Hawthbush Farm, Sussex Downs, England designed by Mole Architects

“In the place of an existing 1970s extension to the original 17th-century farmhouse, Mole Architects designed a new brick and steel structure that looks a little less jarring and out of place. Opting for a middle ground between ultra-modern radical and outdated rural pastiche, the new extension appears edgy and updated, while remaining sympathetic to the integrity of the old farmhouse. By combing natural materials like wood and copper with a barrel vaulted room featuring spectacular views of the landscape, this new extension brings new meaning to country-chic.”

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We stretch

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Photograph of the stunning ING Building located at 20 Washington Ave. in Minneapolis that shows a modern interpretation of the Parthenon that emerged after the destruction of the 1960’s. The Seattle born architect Minuro Yamasaki is best known for the design of the Twin Towers in New York.

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We ran out of space

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Aerial photographs of the religious city of ‘Ben Isguen’ ,untouched by the modernization of the world, in the M’zab valley in the Northern Sahara Desert of Algeria. / unknown photographer

 

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We dream of a new home

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A beautiful, modern and simple apartment featuring a most elegant combination of white minimalism and the warmth of timber, designed by K-studio, in the district Plaka, Athens, Greece.

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We reflect

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Marseille Vieux Port Pavilion – a very literal reflection of the idyllic surrounding wharf. in form of this 46 by 22 meter canopy, made of highly polished stainless steel by London based architects foster + partners / photographs by © Nigel young / foster + partners (via designboom)

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We let the light in

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‘Lens House’ a modern 70 sqm office extension to an existing 400 sqm nineteenth century house in Islington, London by Alison Brooks Architects / photographed by Paul Riddle.

 

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We connect

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Galaxy Soho – a 330,000-square-metre retail, office and entertainment complex in Beijing comprising of four main domed structures, fused together by bridges and platforms between curving floor plates to create a fluid environment that surrounds a series of public courtyards and a larger central “canyon”/ by Zaha Hadid Architects, London, photoggraphed by Iwan Baan

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We want a bigger place

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Berber Grain Storage Houses in the form of vaulted adobe buildings in the city of Tataouine in South Tunisia (famously known from the original Star Wars Movies) / photographed by Alex Erkiletian

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We look up

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Beautiful black and white monochromatic series of architecture photography by Rotterdam based photographer Joel Tjintjelaar who looks up at buildings and without the use of color, wonderfully focuses on merely light and geometry to concentrate a sense of emotion in this pictures.

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Portuguese Panorama

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Villa Extramuros in , Portugal by Vora Arquitectura / photographed by Alexandre Gempeler and Adrià Goula . read more at archdaily

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We cool down

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Great photographs taken inside an abandoned cooling tower of an old power plant, taken by Utrecht based photographer Richard Gubbels, Netherlands

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Moses Bridge

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Moses Bridge in Halsteren,  Netherlands – an almost invisible construction sunken into the water / designed by RO&AD Architecten it is construted entirely out of wood and waterproofed with EPDM foil.

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We left the door open

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Photograph of the giant sliding hangar gates of Tempelhof Airport in Berlin, location of the Berlin Airlift of June 1948 / unknown photographer

 

 

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We are rounding things up

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The wonderful Teshima Art Museum with its open gallery space featuring a 25cm thick concrete shell with two elliptical openings open to the elements, designed by Tokyo-based architect Ryue Nishizawa and Japanese artist Rei Naito opened in 2010 for the Setouchi International Art Festival in the Takamatsu Port area of Japan.  / photographs by Iwan Baan

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See Through

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‘L’Observatoire’  a small timber lookout tower blending into the forest, design by CLP Architects for the Archi<20 festival of architecture in the Alsace region of France. / read more

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We take a stand

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The house of Luo Baogen and his wife who refused to accept an unfair compensation for relocating and stubbornly remained living in their flat as allowed by law, forcing developers to refrain from tearing down their side of this apartment building Xiazhangyang, a village in Zhejiang province, China and eventually building the planned 4 lane highway around the house itself.  / Photographs courtesy of AFP/Reuters/Getty Images

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We think big

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‘Dreaming of Dubai’ – incredible series of aerial photographs documenting the skyline of Dubai, United Arab Emirates and its balance between illusion and reality. Photographed by German photographer Johannes Heuckeroth.

 

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We fit in

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Photographs of the ‘Buda Art Centre’  – an old textile factory that has been transformed into an art center by 51N4E architects in Kortrijk, Belgium / photographs by Filip Dujardin

 

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Morning Shower

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‘Stone Creek Camp’ in Bigfork, Montana, USA by Andersson Wise Architects / photographed by Art Gray

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Work in Progress

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‘House SK’ – A couple of first concept / draft design images of our very first commission project for a weekend / holiday house for a small family in the Greek countryside. More to come soon!

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