March 31, 2008


French architect Jean Nouvel has become the 2008 Pritzker Architecture Prize Laureate. His practice Ateliers Jean Nouvel is often associated with the Institut du Monde Arabe, the Foundation Cartier, and more recently the Reina Sofia in Madrid and the Le Musée du Quai Branly in Paris. He's the first, actually the second, French architect to win the award.

March 27, 2008

New Work ::: Anadyr Cultural Centre

The facade faces the Black Sea, and is designed to withstand the harsh winds. The brief for the building desired it to be an internationally recognisable symbol for Russian culture. By Erginoglu & Calislar Architects
10 years ago, Rem Koolhaas created the Maison à Bordeaux a mechanically alluring houses. The house is a wonder of engineering with moving walls, lifting bedrooms, platforms and automated windows designed to allow complete free movements to its owner, a man who bound to a wheelchair after a near-fatal car accident. Now captured in a film by Ila Bêka and Louise Lemoine, Koolhass Houselife is showing across America - part monograph, part science fiction.

March 26, 2008

March 25, 2008

looking back

Originally uploaded by architechnophilia.
Review of my recent architectural work in Montserrat

blog wunderlust: 25 March 2008

Furniture from Brazil | Dyson to build vacuum cleaner design school | Foster in Kazakhstan - is it world domination? | Holl going for Gold | Proposal for the Eiffel Tower expansion | Death Stars: Jimmy debates | 10 most beautiful bridges | Olympic Solar games | Retrofitting your skyscrapers: gardens in the sky?

March 19, 2008

random landscaped images to make you smile

World Habitat Awards

Architects worldwide are invited to participate in the twenty-third edition
of the World Habitat Awards. These awards recompense practical, innovative and sustainable solutions to housing problems today. The awards ceremony will take place during the celebrations of the United Nations 2008 World Habitat Day.

Participation conditions and further information concerning these prizes is available on the web site:

Candidatures must be submitted before the 1st June 2008

March 14, 2008

blog wunderlust: 14 March 2008

fit versus fat camp | the Esherick house by Louis Kahn for sale | Business Week's perspective on urban expansion | Our right to see the trees by Richard Rogers | Architecture critic/writer Martin Prowley has died at the age of 70 | from print to web: blueprint magazine | FAT is in the news | Zaha in Madrid

March 12, 2008

I rarely get personal with this blog, believing instead to project thoughts and attitudes regarding design and architecture near anonymously. That said however I need to say this...I love Hella Jongerius. Architects unfortunately don't follow designers as they do the lives of starchitects - but they should. So consider this designers 101.

Hella Jongerius

dezeen has more on her recent release of architectural lighting
an interview by designboom
she was featured in ICON 055
and she's been awarded an IDA for this

consider yourself informed

March 11, 2008

blog wunderlust: 11 March 2008

Marcel Breuer versus the trailer, here and here | a tale of bottled water | More Marcel Breuer | Decoding Kings College | Furniture by architects | Linked Hybrid by Holl underway | architectural photography and more | Things we could never have built without CAD | FOG analysis | Koolhaas does eco | Abu Dhabi World Trade Center by Foster | more in Abu Dhabi

March 4, 2008

blog wunderlust: 4 March 2008

space creation - lofty ideas | Ken & Barbie do mid century modern | VW shows the way forward | Architecture Foundation scraps Zaha designed headquarters | the world's tallest naturally ventilated building planned for Russia | You may require some therapy after seeing these images of apartments in Hong Kong by Michael Wolf

March 3, 2008

Watercube opening

0802 watercube opening 1015_1
Originally uploaded by chrisbosse.
the spectacle has begun. China 2008
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