Architecture is a source of inspiration for designers from most design disciplines. The following posts are a tribute to the planning, designing and construction of buildings. The principles of visual design are all contained within the beautiful architecture from around the world.
Third annual event will be held Saturday Harold Bubil Real Estate Editor Emeritus @haroldbubil Good architecture has been said since the first century B.C. to be found in buildings that have commodity, firmness and delight. In other words, they are useful, strong and beautiful. Or at least they elicit some kind of emotional response. The … Continue reading Archifest to explore creativity in architecture
This rectangular house is an exercise in simplicity. Built on top of a hill in Portsea, Australia, the modern home is comprised of three parts that connect together and stretch into an elongated volume. Its exacting shape and sharp edges are a lovely, if unnatural, contrast to surrounding rolling hills and ocean. In a clever … Continue reading Modern Rectangular House with Pool in Australia
FIORANO MODENESE, Italy – Why is it that showrooms – designed for people – are often such empty, unwelcoming spaces? The result is as unsatisfactory as seeing clothes on a perfectly sized and proportioned mannequin, as opposed to actually touching the fabric and trying the fit. Architecture and interior design studio Area-17 departs from this indifferent passivity … Continue reading Showhouse clubhouse: Reinventing the showroom
Photography by William MacCollum Whipple Russell Architects have designed a modern house in Beverly Hills, California, that has views of the surrounding area. A spiral driveway leads to the house, that required a 10-foot high retaining wall to create a sturdy level pad for building on the empty lot. Photography by William MacCollum Upon arrive … Continue reading The Benedict Canyon Residence By Whipple Russell Architects
Architect Steven Holl and renowned Milanese gallerist Antonia Jannone first met in the late seventies. At the time Jannone was building her reputation for showing drawings, projects, models and prints by well-known Italian and international architects, the young architect meanwhile, was visiting the city and wanted to show Jannone his drawings. ‘At the time I … Continue reading Never-before-exhibited watercolours by Steven Holl go on display in Milan
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Studio Gang's "Solar Carve Tower" Tops Out in New York City Save this picture! Courtesy of Studio Gang Studio Gang’s 10-story commercial “Solar Carve Tower” has topped out in New York’s Meatpacking District. Officially named “40 Tenth Avenue,” the scheme responds to a perceived lack of site-specific design in New York, with Studio Gang prioritizing “intentionality and contextuality” … Continue reading Studio Gang’s “Solar Carve Tower” Tops Out in New York City
A maze-like tower of voids and projections looms above the streets of Tokyo, offering residents cascading outdoor spaces all along the building’s roof and facade. ‘Tree-ness House’ by Japanese architect Akihisa Hirata takes inspiration from nature for this unusual design of stacked concrete boxes full of inward-facing private rooms as well as outward-facing terraces. It … Continue reading Tree-ness House: An Urban Jumble of Concrete Volumes & Terraces
Just when we thought we had seen it all, we stumble across the Barcom Terrace by Arent & Pyke. Once a nine-unit boarding house, now home to a young family in one of Sydney’s most sought after suburbs. And let us say, mammoth is an understatement when trying to find the word to describe this … Continue reading Barcom Terrace by Arent & Pyke
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sugawaradaisuke knew it was time for this old typology to level up. they set out to upgrade the typical japanese lake house into something truly refreshing and modern. the result of much research and thought, this retreat has fun on every level — and there are more levels then you’d think. in this two story home, there … Continue reading level up! updating a japanese lake house for fun on every floor