October 31, 2010

October 27, 2010

house of the week 89:Hill residence

The Hill residence is located on a wooded site adjacent to a natural lake in Texas. The house was created to work with nature and the architects - Japanese practice Studio Loop used a natural palette for the ceilings and floors to produce a home without losing that relationship with the outdoors.

photo credits Craig Kuhner

October 25, 2010

blog wunderlust : 25 October 2010

A designer is an emerging synthesis of artist, inventor, mechanic, objective economist and evolutionary strategist.
Buckminster Fuller

Norman Foster brings Bucky's car back to life | Frankfurter Lloyd Wright? | in praise of big cities | Award to artist who gives slums a human face | Prince Charles speaks about Chelsea Barracks controversy | architectural holograms? We have an app for that | Bjarke wins European Prize for Architecture | 1936 Moderne Triplex

call for papers: Fixed? Architecture, Incompleteness and Change

The blog wunderlust is a weekly round up summarizing the architectural highlights, news and web links, that don't otherwise fit the format of this blog. If you have any to share feel free to drop me an email

October 22, 2010

Studio Banana Tv ::: Ceramic materials

Studio Banana TV features six Spanish buildings made with ceramic material as well as interviews with their authors. It includes the Benidorm West Beach Promenade by Carlos Ferrater and Xavier Martí, Villa Nurbs by Enric Ruíz Geli, and the Santa Caterina Market by Enric Miralles & Benedetta Tagliabue among others

October 21, 2010

on the boards: Library ++

VMX architects were awarded a controversial first prize in a competition commissioned by the municipality of Utrecht. The mixed programme that combines a central library, a cinema, arts centre and 120 apartments.

on the boards: Lille Office Building

French architects LAN architecture have won a competition to design an office building for Sogeprom/Projectim in Lille, France. The project is part of the Euralille urban developement designed by OMA in 1994.

October 20, 2010

house of the week 88: Mill house

Located in south Sweden near the city of Malmö, the Mill house is annexed to a old farm house. Designed by Scandinavian practice Wingårdhs architects, the vacation house was built to celebrate the ritual of sauna and bathing.

house of the week 87: Ijburg House

A 285m² villa on the island of IJburg, Amsterdam designed by Gabriëls Webb architects. The clients, a family of four required a house that provided opportunities for living together but also independently. The house is spread over three levels that are demarcated on the façade with horizontal white bands and red cedar boards on the volume.

photos by Marcel Van der Burg

October 19, 2010

Interiors : Bar Basque

Bar Basque is the new restaurant located at the boutique hotel Eventi in Chelsea New York designed by Syd Mead, the visionary designer behind such iconic sci-fi films as Blade Runner, Aliens, and Tron along with Philip Koether architects. Designed for 40 guests with a view of the open kitchen, it also has a larger glass-enclosed lounge that doubles as an outdoor terrace with a retractable roof.

October 18, 2010

blog wunderlust : 18 October 2010

Architecture is like grafting, we are constantly inserting new objects into existing organisms (context) in hopes that they adapt, take life and add to their environment.
Chris Lopez (plan architectural studio)

7 cities about to sink | Architects profession remains in difficult territory - RIBA | the urban picturesque | Autodesk ships AutoCAD 2011 for Mac | Real-Life Design: erecting solutions to social problems | Living with Mies | What Recession? World's most expensive house built | Zumthor to design Serpentine Pavilion | Should you build your own home?

October 15, 2010

Light Architecture: Luminous Walls

The movie „Luminous walls: From clerestory windows to pixelated planes“, is a shortened version of the lecture that depicts different lighting approaches from backlit clerestory windows for spiritual enlightenment to changing pixelated planes based on LED technology.

October 11, 2010

blog wunderlust: 11th October 2010

Beauty is not caused. It is.
Emily Dickinson

Stoop & Balcony, Making It Right Pilot House | Park51 drawings prove how far 'Ground Zero mosque' claims are from truth | Small is Smart house | Sukkah City: a harvest of temporary shelters | Zaha Hadid wins Stirling Prize at fourth attempt | architecture so hot right now! | Swiss Army Knife Kiosk | How to study Jamaican architecture | Corb

October 8, 2010

Better Living Through Density

Better Living Through Density from Db+P, Architects on Vimeo.

on the boards: Oslo Central Station

Norwegian architects Space Group have been awarded the design for the new central train station in Oslo. Their proposal seeks to demolish sections of the existing structure to accommodate a 4 stories arcade.

October 4, 2010

blog wunderlust : 4 October 2010

architecture is culture's way of interpreting and shaping life; and the interpretation has no other existence beyond the representation
Henrik Oxvig

Build edits Arcade | DAi wins a Prince (Claus) | does minimalism matter? | Steve Jobs' new house | starchitect fail | Guggenheim to create Architect-Designed ‘Labs’ | John Pawson @ Design Museum, London | AutoCAD for iPad | LEGO for architects | Chechen capital Grozny in pictures | architects build an ark | US roadside buildings

Also if anyone is interested to sign the petition to save the Santa Fe Indian School ampitheatre designed by Paolo Soleri, founder of Arcosanti follow the link.

October 1, 2010

City short: Rotterdam

Studio Banana Tv ::: Nieto Sobejano Architects

A short film/interview on Nieto Sobejano Architects, designers for the Madinat al Zahra archaeological medieval town museum and foundation offices located about 5km from Córdoba, Spain.
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