August 26, 2013

blog wunderlust: 26th August 2013

Architecture tends to consume everything else, it has become one's entire life.
Arne Jacobsen

Architect Student Converts Old Bus into Comfy Mobile Home Complete with Repurposed Gym Floor | House made from 50,000 beer cans | Could This Cardboard Furniture Replace Your Ikea Chairs And Bookshelves? | Earthships: The Amazingly Innovative Completely Off-Grid Home | Los Angeles’s Endangered Modernist Homes | Brazil Cuts the Ribbon on Mineirão Stadium's New $16.1m Solar Roof |

last word: National Housing Trust of Jamaica Rolls Out First Step Homes for less that $10k

August 23, 2013

open house a transforming public theater

An abandoned house that transforms into a public theater designed by Matthew Mazzotta

August 19, 2013

blog wunderlust: 19 August 2013

I consider it unlikely that architecture & planning will match the contribution that Hush Puppies have made to society today
Cedric Price

Is The World’s Greenest Skyscraper Green At All? | Spanish skyscraper missing elevators in monster goof: ‘Standard for the Future’ or sign of current decline? | An interview with Indonesian architect Andra Matin | The Seven Deadly Sins Of Postmodernism | An Illegal Mountain Constructed Atop a 26-Story Residential Building in Beijing | Why are so many women leaving architecture? | Worrisome trends in architecture education

last word: Restoring buildings, preserving heritage and securing legacy

August 16, 2013

Rotate House

In March of 2013 Dwell and the Lincoln Motor Company launched the Hello, Again contest: Re-imagine a midcentury home for the modern world. The design community voted on the many entries received and Ralph Tullie was selected as a finalist.

IKEA ::: Park[ing] Day

In the 2014 IKEA catalog reference is made to the annual event Park(ing) Day. The parklet concept, turning parking spaces into landscaped gathering places is scheduled on Sept. 20 worldwide.

August 14, 2013

House of the Week 169: House Gepo

images (c) Tom Janssens

From the untethered landscape of the rear garden, House Gepo appears as a floating concrete box. The openness of the glass clad communal level integrates the interior of the ground floor with the site. Designed by Open Y Office, the material use inside serves to divide the spaces into private and public areas, whilst on the exterior softens an otherwise industrial aesthetic of steel, concrete and glass.

August 12, 2013

blog wunderlust: 12 August 2013

Architects today tend to depreciate themselves, to regard themselves as no more than just ordinary citizens without the power to reform the future.
Kenzo Tange

I want to live in a baugruppe | In urban L.A., developers are building trendy homes on tiny lots | Could Computational Design Go Mainstream? | Marina Abramović Gives A Virtual Tour Of MAI | Where Modernity Frames Tradition | The List: 10 things Eb Zeidler, the influential architect behind the Eaton Centre, can’t live without | Fil-Am architect's 'Living Walls' breathe and fight pollution | The Drama Of Postwar Concrete Churches

last word: Portmore’s time! - Developers secure US$171-m loan for hospital

August 9, 2013

8 Design Projects done in less than a minute each

A series of design projects done in less than a minute by Pierre Lota.

August 7, 2013

blog wunderlust: 7th August 2013

On Henry Ford's 150th Birthday, a Look Inside His Failed Utopia | Can Detroit’s Architectural Past Inspire It to Claw Back to Greatness? | An Architect Whose Work Stood Out, Even if She Didn’t | Zimbabwe's surprising bid to preserve its colonial past | LEGO® Architecture Studio now in stores | Tips for being an Architect AND a Regular Person | New life for Gregory Ain house in Silver Lake | Crisis-proof Urbanism

last word: Design Contest For Crafters To Boost Development

August 2, 2013

Modern Addition | Renovation in New York, pt.2

On the Boards: Windhover Contemplative Centre

The Windhover Contemplative Centre designed by Aidlin Darling Design was conceived to promote quiet reflection and personal renewal. Located in front of Roble Hall at the campus of Stanford University, the building will be accessed through a long, private garden sheltered from its surroundings by a line of tall bamboo and adjacent to a natural oak grove. The 4,000 ft2 spiritual retreat will be constructed of thick rammed earth walls and finished in natural wood surfaces.

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