June 30, 2007

June 27, 2007

Architects KWK Promes from Poland
If you have designed an interesting private house that has, or will be completed during 2007 why not enter it for the WAN Awards now?

Following on from the success of last year's inaugural "House of the Year" award embraced by international news media as well as specialist design magazines including Blueprint, announcing the launch of this year's award.

International panel of architects will judge entries on:

Form and spatial quality
Client report

June 26, 2007

casa pavillion

casa pavillion by archipelago.dblc
construction pictures here

June 25, 2007

The Fertigstellung by BFM Architects
Treehugger reports that Andrew Maynard has begun construction of the Borogrove House, using his Quon Modular prefabricated system.

to article

June 24, 2007

June 23, 2007

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Slow Home

The Slow Home is an alternative to standardized, cookie cutter housing. The Onion Flats a project, aims to be a "critique of contemporary architectural and building ... practice."


June 22, 2007

The Glass House by Phillip Johnson is now open to the public

June 21, 2007

blue ant studio, a design blog.

June 20, 2007

Rise of the beachside megalopolis

Intelligent Coast* is a center of research on coast and tourism. It aims to develop new qualified coast systems with the help of thinkers and experts coming from different fields to debate about new models of development for coastal territories, as a privileged land of tourist economy and new society.

The debate, organized over 3 days, focuses on an emergent European phenomenon, the shifting of the Spanish Mediterranean coast into the next & the first European megalopolis, similar to Tokyo, Mexico City and Shanghai.

Museo de Arte de Puerto Rico (MAPR)

The Museo de Arte de Puerto Rico involved the modification of a 1920’s neoclassical building by architect William H. Shimmelphening, part of municipal Hospital in San Juan. The modern wing designed by architects Otto Reyes and Luis Gutiérrez in 2000, blends harmoniously with the historic building, featuring a a massive atrium in the Great Hall and with the historical face now serving as the main face to the museum.

June 19, 2007

The works of Anshen + Allen displays a rich understanding and interpretation of the modern vernacular, not often seen in commercial practices.

Not Metric

A map showing those countries that do not use the metric system


June 18, 2007

the WestLake Townhomes by design-build practice PB Elemental

June 17, 2007

More on Thomas Heatherwick, Dezeen features the recently completed East Beach Cafe with photographs by Steve Speller

June 16, 2007

Industrial sculpture

A ventilation vent by Heatherwick Studio. BBC's Imagine is also airing an episode on Thomas Heatherwick

The Modular Transition Growth Housing by the Phillippe Barrier Collective

via Prefab Friday

this is so melon

June 15, 2007

June 14, 2007

Floating Podium added to the sidebar.

'An inordinate desire to seek the horizon is present in the architecture that I create...There is in my architecture something of the nature of whisky and of the succession of sensations, both subtle and explosive, which invade the palate at its approach.'

- Odile Decq

New book on the French Architect. Odile Decq’s practice (Odile Decq Benoit Cornette or ODBC) is unique in having won the DuPont Benedictus Awards® twice – once in 1995 for the Banque Populaire de l’Ouest in Rennes and again in 1999 for two University Buildings in Nantes (both in France).

This tiny cottage in France, by Atelier d'Architecture Correia packages the basics of living under one roof.

June 13, 2007

Taylor Architects added to the side bar under Regional Architects

An urban housing development in East Port of Spain, Trinidad by Taylor Architects. The practice focuses on responding to climatic and cultural conditions, whilst experimenting with the creation of modern yet meaningful and inspiring spaces.

June 11, 2007

And a link to the Bruder-Klausen by Zumthor

more here
Solitary Refinement an article on Peter Zumthor


June 10, 2007

Inhabitat's pre-fab Friday (8th June 2007) features the Container City in Trinity Buoy Wharf, London by Urban Space Management

shamrock 0306

by the Hiroshi Shoji Building Workshop

June 8, 2007

A proposal for a winery north of Madrid by Foster & Parnters

Lee Chin Crystal - Art meets architectural genius

Naysayers wondered why not donate the sum to something equally needed in Jamaica. The thousands of persons who saw the finished Michael Lee Chin Crystal.... will now no doubt agree, it was a donation well made. The new addition to the ROM will resonate with everyone (including Jamaicans), for decades to come.

Article on the opening on the Royal Ontario Museum by Daniel Libeskind

Timber louvers on the facades of a technical high school and an embassy building in Germany and Japan respectively by MGF Architects

June 7, 2007

rocco's buildings (5)

rocco's buildings (5)
Originally uploaded by super.heavy.
random findings...
UNI architects' Clifton Street condominiums are also featured in the May 2007 issue of Architecture Review
Previously featured UNI-Architects have changed their website address; and are the winners of the Young Architects Forum from Architectural League New York 2007

June 6, 2007

Stadiums of EURO 2004

The Estadia de Lieira, renamed the Dr. Magalhães Pessoa Stadium designed by architect Tomás Taveira and the Estádio da Luz in Lisbon by HOK Sport below

See link for the José Alvalade Football Stadium

thanks for the correction

"The strength of his vision was rooted in a desire to reconnect architecture to the physical world — the shifting nature of light, the reflective surfaces of water, the texture of materials — and an atavistic love of craft."

New York Times article on Steven Holl's Nelson Atkins Museum of Art

June 5, 2007

New York Times article on Senan Abdelqader

Mashrabiya Apartments by Senan Abdelader

June 4, 2007

Rotterdam fetes architecture

Dutch city celebrates architecture

Moonlight Head

Article on Glenn Murcutt's eco-luxury resort in Moonlight Head, Australia


June 3, 2007

civic intervention

A proposal for the Chomutov City Center by architecture practice Aukett


A few years later, the fetish aka architechnophilia, celebrates its 1001 post. Kindest thanks to those that have assisted to this development

Urban Proposal by Fernando Iribarren via Architectural Videos
Waterfront proposal for a cultural island in Dubai by LAB Architecture, containing museums and restaurants. The design of the facade is made up of an interpretation of arabic geometry.


June 2, 2007

University Library by King Roselli Architects

June 1, 2007

New Rendering of the MCA Denver by David Adjaye
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