April 30, 2007

house @ moose lake

Prefabricated house in Milwaukee by architects Kelly Denk and John Vetter [Vetter Denk Architecture]

Dr. Evil does it again

French architects Jean Nouvel has revealed an iconic (and rather phallic) proposal for a office tower in Doha, Qatar

check out the details here
Restaurant in Santa Monica, California by Architects Frederick Fisher & Partners

An artist has created a towering cathedral of light & shadow using nothing more than 2x4's & nails, and the help from an entire community. Erected & destroyed for the burning man festival held annually in the middle of the Nevada desert.

The work and the festival brings to mind the book Architecture Must Burn, by Aaron Betsky + Erik Adigard


April 27, 2007

Home of the Future

Nine practices have been shortlisted in the new Home for the Future category of the British Homes Awards, a competition intended to inspire homebuilders to reconsider the typical house type.


Proposal by Herzog de Meuron for Portsmouth Football Club

more images here


April 26, 2007

Design-build practice Cottam-Hargrave

April 25, 2007

The near complete Beijing Olympic Stadium by Herzog de Meuron on the front page of Kultureflash

April 24, 2007

The box-like façade of the Levent Loft in Instanbul, by Tabanlioglu Architects, recesses to create high level gardens within the 11 story residential block.

April 23, 2007

April 22, 2007

Happy Earth Day

In honour of Earth Day we are attempting to keep all the posts today green. That said I am a big believer that green and sustainable need not be in your face but achieved through simple yet life long changes in the way we live, work and play.

solar school

suggested reading

Here are some helpful resources towards sustainable practice

Cradle to Cradle: Remaking the way we make things by William McDonough

Strategies for Sustainable Architecture by Paola Sassi

Tropical Architecture: Sustainable and Humane Building in Africa, Latin America and South-East Asia by Wolfgang Lauber

April 19, 2007

Neumann Mendro Andrulaitis Architects

A proposal for a slanted 19 storey artists' loft building in New York by architects Lo-tek. The housing project is to be built of stacked containers with staircases at either end with some containers protruding randomly on the western face. The roof of the project has an array of solar panels.

Another article on Jacques Herzog


April 18, 2007

interview with architects Herzog de Mueron

Adjaye does Prefab

Building Design reports on a near complete prefabricated house in East London designed by architect David Adjaye. The external finish of engineered timber is said to improve thermal and acoustic performance.

"architecture is art on a civic scale"

Daniel Libeskind speaking about his unrealised vision for Ground Zero, his earlier architectural designs and other works.

Unbuilt project by the Design Office for Research and Architecture (DORA) for ranch with a unique water collection system. The site affords heavy snowfall during the winter but dry summers. The project proposed waterways to collect melted snow which were stored & filtered on the roof.


does anyone know if DORA has a website?

April 17, 2007

architecture online

NYT posts on the needed renovations to Frank Lloyd Wright's Guggenheim

April 16, 2007

33-34 Hoxton Square by Zaha Hadid

Karl Thorne Lecture

Architect Karl Thorne will give a lecture at the Caribbean School of Architecture this evening at 5:30.

The lecture is being done in association with the Jamaica Institute of Architects


Casa Poli

Casa Poli by Pezo von Ellrichshausen Architects


April 15, 2007

Architect of optimism | article on Oscar Niemeyer and then there is this and this not bad for a man of 99 years old

April 14, 2007

Las Palmas

Las Palmas residence by Sebastian Irarrazaval Architects

Philharmonie de Paris

architect Jean Nouvel has been chosen to design a new €200 million orchestra hall to be constructed in the capital's largest green, Parc de la Villette in northeastern Paris. The city has long been criticized for its lack of a proper music hall and when completed in 2012 with provide a state of the art 2,400-seat venue.

April 13, 2007

MoPo 2007 - Top 25 Architecture Blogs

Architechnophilia was featured in the MoPo 2007 - Top 25 Architecture Blogs at no.17

MoPo 2007 measures the popularity of architecture blogs by linking blogs (Technorati), subscribers (Bloglines), and hits (Google, and Google Images). The four parameters are objective figures and a way of representing popularity.

April 12, 2007

Interview with Tadao Ando

April 11, 2007

A rather personal article on architect on Will Alsop

Article on OMAs Ole Scheeren, in the April 2007 issue of W (page 56)

more OMA


A proposal for a solar powered revolving tower in Dubai by architect Glenn Howells. The 30-storey sustainable project will contain 200 apartments and is anchored by a 20m high base, visually recalling a classical column.

more here

April 10, 2007

minimalist chaise lounge by Jeanne Scandura


April 9, 2007

The Bard Daniel Arts Center at Simons Rock College by Architects Ann Beha


April 7, 2007

Russia seeks Starchitect

The Centre of Contemporary Architecture in Russia is announcing an open architectural competition for a new Museum in Perm city.

The jury is to be made up of Arata Isozaki, Ben van Berkel and Peter Zumthor among others


April 5, 2007

University Canteen by Jürgen Mayer H.
Europan 9 is Europe's foremost housing design competition for under 40 architects; its theme for Ireland is sustainable cities and new public spaces with two sites located in Cork & Dublin.

  • deadline for registrations: 31 May 2007
  • deadline for entries: 28 June 2007

Humana @ 25

Iconic building of the Post Modern movement nears 25 years, its architect Michael Graves is getting a chance to go it all over again...

high design meets recycling

Superuse is an online community of designers, architects and anybody else who is interested in inventive ways of recycling.

April 4, 2007

Will in US

Will Alsop has revealed the much-anticipated renderings for the Glenwood waterfront regeneration project. The Glenwood project will on completion be New York's first carbon-free building. The project will transform the old power plant switch house into a new contemporary art museum with residences, shops and restaurants hovering above the original building.

more images here, here & here

30th birthday gift options & ideas:

via Amazon
via DWR (Design Within Reach)

mines on the 12th April

April 3, 2007

Peppermint Bay is a wharfside cruise tourist centre in Hobart designed by Terroir a multi-disciplinary practice in Australia

April 2, 2007

De Bartolo Architects

The All Terrain Cabin

Cabin made from modified container from BARK

Tetris Haus

Each of the 5 units by Plasma Studio, are L-shaped in plan and section and are spatially interlocked to create the structure and resolve the multiple programmatic requirements.

April 1, 2007

The countries I've visited and consciously remembered (airports don't count) create your own

A desert house in Arizona by Steven Holl Architects

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