Archifest to explore creativity in architecture

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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

Modern Rectangular House with Pool in Australia

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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

House in Senzoku-Ike / Monolith / Kidosaki Architects Studio

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House in Senzoku-Ike / Monolith / Kidosaki Architects Studio Save this picture! © 45g Photography - Junji Kojima + 25 Save this picture! © 45g Photography - Junji Kojima Text description provided by the architects. The creation of a building in which the space is simplified to the utmost limit and the people could have … Continue reading House in Senzoku-Ike / Monolith / Kidosaki Architects Studio

Shanghai C&D Building / gad

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Shanghai C&D Building / gad Save this picture! © Jinrong Huang + 26 Architects Location No.32 Qinhuangdao Road, Yangpu District, Shanghai, China Lead Architects Xiaohua Liao Area 52341.0 m2 Project Year 2017 Photographs Jinrong Huang Save this picture! © Jinrong Huang Text description provided by the architects. In the morning at the Qinhuangdao Road Ferry … Continue reading Shanghai C&D Building / gad

Showhouse clubhouse: Reinventing the showroom

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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

The Benedict Canyon Residence By Whipple Russell Architects

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  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

Lake Wendouree House / Porter Architects

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Lake Wendouree House / Porter Architects Save this picture! © Derek Swalwell + 24 Save this picture! © Derek Swalwell Text description provided by the architects. When Tom and Meeghan McInerney bought a 1940s house in Lake Wendouree it was, despite its age, anything but a renovator’s delight. Previously owned by two sisters who had … Continue reading Lake Wendouree House / Porter Architects

Urban Design Observations, Los Angeles Edition: More from the Hollywood Hills

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We're back from the Hollywood Hills, which is a topographically crazy place to build houses. Each one sits on a precious lot that has been carved into a slope. Enter a caption (optional) L.A. being a city of cars, parking is obviously at a premium here. These two parking spaces, hemmed in by unattractive cinderblock … Continue reading Urban Design Observations, Los Angeles Edition: More from the Hollywood Hills

Hufft Architects' Kansas City residence is influenced by Marcel Breuer

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The mid-century-modern architecture of a nearby Marcel Breuer residence provided cues for a family home by Hufft Architects in Missouri. Encompassing 6,500 square feet (604 square metres), Baulinder House is located in Mission Hills – a residential neighbourhood of Kansas City. The home was built near a project by well-known Bauhaus architect Breuer, who was … Continue reading Hufft Architects' Kansas City residence is influenced by Marcel Breuer

Rural Meets Contemporary at Bejing Cottage Refurbishment by Christian Taeubert + Sun Min.

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The pull of the big city life has left a good portion of Chinese countryside a little worse for wear. ‘Urban agglomeration’ is the pretty dreary term that describes the phenomenon – young people abandon the provincial life for the excitement of the bright, lucrative city, leaving villages and towns without inhabitants of a working … Continue reading Rural Meets Contemporary at Bejing Cottage Refurbishment by Christian Taeubert + Sun Min.

Devon Auditorium / Pickard Chilton

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Devon Auditorium / Pickard Chilton Save this picture! © Alan Karchmer + 17 Architects Pickard Chilton Location Oklahoma City, United States Lead Architect Jon Pickard FAIA, RIBA; William Chilton FAIA, RIBA, Rodney Nelson, Maegen Michael McElderry AIA, Mohamad Hafez AIA, Russell Wilson AIA, John Lanczycki AIA Architect of Record Kendall/Heaton Associates Development Manager Hines Client … Continue reading Devon Auditorium / Pickard Chilton

Never-before-exhibited watercolours by Steven Holl go on display in Milan

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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

Studio Gang’s “Solar Carve Tower” Tops Out in New York City

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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

Space of Engraving Lights / J.R Architects

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Space of Engraving Lights / J.R Architects Save this picture! © Yu-Chen Tsao + 31 Architects J.R Architects Location Tainan, Taiwan Architect in Charge Cho-Jen Huang Design Team Wan-I Lin, Tzu-Yin Yang Area 130.0 m2 Project Year 2018 Photographs Yu-Chen Tsao Manufacturers Loading... Save this picture! © Yu-Chen Tsao Text description provided by the architects. … Continue reading Space of Engraving Lights / J.R Architects

Tree-ness House: An Urban Jumble of Concrete Volumes & Terraces

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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

Lucia's Garden / studio_GAON

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Lucia's Garden / studio_GAON Save this picture! © Youngchae Park + 36 Architects studio_GAON Location Gongju-si, South Korea Architect in Charge Hyoungnam Lim, Eunjoo Roh Project Team Seongwon Son, Minjung Choi, Sangwoo Lee, Sungpil Lee, Hanmoe Lee, 
Jinwook Kim, Hyebin Kwon Area 35.44 m2 Project Year 2013 Photographs Youngchae Park Save this picture! © Youngchae … Continue reading Lucia's Garden / studio_GAON

Barcom Terrace by Arent & Pyke

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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

napp studio proposes a cathedral of light in central london for future festivities

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looking way way way ahead to the festive period, hong-kong based architecture and product design group napp studio have come up with an architectural concept made entirely out of lights. the design proposes to recreate a huge cathedral covering some of the most populous areas of london. napp studio looks to london’s iconic st. paul’s … Continue reading napp studio proposes a cathedral of light in central london for future festivities

level up! updating a japanese lake house for fun on every floor

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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

This New Building Features Wood That’s Been Framed Inside Glass Panels

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