September 25, 2007

Metropolis article on the social work of Peter Gluck (Peter L. Gluck & Partners)

September 23, 2007

The spatial works of artist Sarah Oppenheimer
TWBTA (Todd Williams Bille Tsien Architects) have been chosen to design the new Barnes Foundation Museum of Art in Philadelphia

Pharaoh Complex

It seems that on receipt of the French presidency, one becomes afflicted with the Pharaoh Complex. The need for French leaders to immortalise themselves in civic works and architecture and this peculiar disease always finds its epicentre in Paris.

thanks Israel

September 20, 2007

Shigeru Ban has recently released design proposals for a new condo development in Chelsea, via the New York Times. The project is riding on the heels of his other recent work in New York, an art museum that was temporarily installed on the banks of the Hudson River. Ban's new multi-story duplex apartment complex sets a departure from the architect known for his use of recycled material - this time seeking for the building to be covered in white perforated skin that can be completely opened to the elements. The apartments are expected to be hot ticket items sitting adjacent to the new Gehry building for the InterActive Corporation.

September 19, 2007

A mixed use facility at the University of Rennes by British architects Clash . The building contains the student union, a medical clinic for the school and a multi-purpose exhibition hall supported by a series of pilotis. The project was delivered from a competition and completed in 2005 in association with French architects Lanoire Courrian Poggi from Bordeaux.

September 18, 2007

Correction - yesterday's previous post listed HdM (Herzog de Meuron) as the architects for the Olympic Water Cube, it is in fact by Australian architects PTW. Oddly enough their website features ascending bubbles whilst it loads...

September 17, 2007

The corporate offices for the German technology, lifestyle and fashion company Leonardo by the multi-disciplinary (dubbed transdisciplinary) practice 3deluxe.

The elevations recall the National Aquatics Centre for the 2008 Beijing Olympics by Architects PTW, even bearing a similar title - the Leonardo Glass Cube. However the strands made up of window mullions on the exterior, extend onto the landscape and interior creating an agile interplay between structure and nature despite the building's boxtastic extrusion.

The website by 3deluxe is a simple monochrome web projection lost in an excess of technology, in this case Flash that renders casual viewing unlikely.

here's another link to check out

the blog: Schneiderism

the description: so much to read, learn and do... so little time.

this is a very intelligent and well written website on architecture, design, astrophysics and well a whole bunch of things. Take a look you might just learn something.

September 14, 2007

House K by Tham & Videgård Hansson
via architecture.mnp

September 13, 2007

Life Without Buildings directs us to this new urban development intended for New Orleans by architects Wayne Troyer. The project when complete will satisfy a mixed use function in a LEED gold certified facility.

September 10, 2007

guess what? Loud Paper is back! But from book to blog!!

re-imagining compact

Front Studio architects were recently asked by the New York Times to conceptualise a 380 sf studio as part of a new feature called Sketch Pad, where architects are asked to design hypothetical projects. The result a bunch of "little pieces [that] came together like a Japanese puzzle box."

September 9, 2007

A live-in studio and beauty salon with a hand painted mural depicting the company's logo

September 8, 2007

Nine projects received the Aga Khan Award in Architecture and include a sustainable residential tower in Singapore by WOHA Architects, and a technology university by Foster + Partners. Created by His Highness the Aga Khan, the awards recognize the impact of architecture on Muslim societies.

see full details

September 4, 2007

Social Housing Project by VBM Architects, Belgium

September 3, 2007

Johannes Norlander Architects
, Stockholm

You've heard of snakes on a plane, now experience fish on a train

less is more, keep it simple, keep it minimal

The Porch House by ArchTeam


top 50

The Guardian names the UK's top 50 in Art & Design. The list includes Cameron Sinclair, Thomas Heatherwick, Jonathan Ive of iMac & iPod fame, Jurgen Bey of Droog Design, Jasper Morrison among others

top 50

September 1, 2007

Thomas Heatherwick has updated their website
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