October 28, 2013

blog wunderlust: 28th October 2013

The great thing about being an architect is that you can walk into your dreams
Harold E Wagoner

(c) Juliusz Sokolowski
Keep Talking Kanye: An Architect’s Defense of Kanye West | Breaking Architecture Out Of The Echo Chamber: Submit Now To Star In Architecture Reality Show | Science takes architectural history to another dimension | A house with a drive-thru art gallery: It's actually a thing | London Architect Designs a Family of Sci-Fi Looking Superyachts | Erich Remash opens Midcentury home to the forest | Scent and the City |

last word: Setting The Tone - [Architect] Robin Baston Speaks About Designing The Set Of A Father Ho Lung Production

October 25, 2013

Beach Creatures: Theo Jansen and his Strandbeests

Dutch artist Theo Jansen makes kinetic sculptures called Strandbeests that walk on the beach.

October 23, 2013

House of the Week 173: Real del Mar house

Designed by based architects Garcia Studio, Real del Mar is located on a triangular site in a seaside development in Tijuana, Mexico. Walls of sliding glass blur the inside from the outside whilst the rendered concrete walls conceal views helping to create a narrative for the living areas to embrace the landscape and vistas of the Pacific Ocean beyond.

October 21, 2013

blog wunderlust: 21st October 2013

I think that my architecture is changing. I am going through a cleansing process. [...] for several years I did much to please clients and created fashions - but I am through with doing that. I am now doing what I want to do and doing it honestly.
Fida Ali
First 1K House prototype built in China | Buildings, No we mean Blobs are taking over the world and Why Our Brains Love Curvy Architecture | What Starbucks Gets that Architects Don’t | Were Brutalist Buildings on College Campuses Really Designed to Thwart Student Riots? | A Famous Person’s 5-Step Guide to Becoming an Architect

last word: Small is Beautiful / Architecture Without Architects - The Barbadian Chattel House

October 18, 2013


Paul Aferiat of architectural firm Stamberg Aferiat + Associates highlights how they approach use paint and colour to enhance the sculptural qualities of a home.

Buildings That Breathe | Doris Sung's Living Architecture

Using responsive thermo-bimetals that "breathe" to heat or cool a building, Doris Sung is making architecture more lifelike and environmentally friendly.

October 17, 2013

On the Boards: Electrawinds Headquarters

The proposed offices for the Electrawinds Headquarters in Ostend, Belgium designed by OYO (Open Y Office)

October 16, 2013

House of the Week 172: Cocoon House

In a sense this is an anti-social building. It makes no attempt to blend to blend with it's environment [...] the intent was to demonstrate that harmony between the work of nature and the work of man can be brought about by clearly differentiating between the two
Paul Rudolph

The two bedroom, one bathroom cottage designed by Paul Rudoulph for a client H. R. Healy in 1950 sits on the edge of the river banks of Siesta Key in Sarasota. The concave roof was designed to drain rainwater and was constructed using a built-up spray-on process typical of cocooning disused US naval ships.

October 14, 2013

blog wunderlust: 14th October 2013

Architecture is a political act. It's an honor to serve and to represent the industry.
Cameron Sinclair
(c) Annabel Tarrant
Controversy builds as footage emerges of 'completed' Sagrada Familia in Barcelona | Japanese architects rally against Zaha Hadid's 2020 Olympic Stadium | San Francisco Architect: Better Bike Lanes = Higher Land Value | Drive-In Theatre made of wrecked cars has screen built from salvage wood | Stay in a classic dorm at the Bauhaus, tuition-free | For Sale at $50M: Bob Hope’s John Lautner designed Mansion

last word: 12 Great Forts in the Caribbean

October 11, 2013

Mid-Century Modern Architecture in Film

DESIGN IN FILM: THE MODERN HOUSE from James Munn on Vimeo.

Architects in Love

In this pilot episode Robert Slinger talks about the Kreuzberg Tower, where he lived on the eighth floor for more than eight years. The project which consists of a tower and its two wings was a social housing project-cum-student-residences built by the architect, educator and poet John Hejduk.

October 8, 2013

2014 Glenn Murcutt Architecture Masterclass

Applications are now being accepted for the fourteenth annual Glenn Murcutt Architecture Master Class to take place in Australia next July at 'Riversdale', the Boyd Education Centre on the shores of the Shoalhaven River south of Sydney. The now famous event has attracted practising architects, academics, postgraduates and some senior students from 70 nations around the world since its inception in 2001. The two-week residential program consists of a design based studio, led by Pritzker Prize Laureate Glenn Murcutt and other eminent architects and teachers Richard Leplastrier, Brit Andresen, Peter Stutchbury and former Dean of Architecture at the University of Newcastle, Australia, Lindsay Johnston. The studio program is supported by tutorials, lectures, and guided tour visits to significant buildings by the 'masters'.

The Architecture Foundation Australia is a not-for-profit organisation.

October 7, 2013

blog wunderlust: 7th October 2013

happy world architecture day!
Architecture strives to find the balance between the outward beauty and the inner significance of the world in which we live.
Hilari Jones

Sarasota Boasts Treasure Trove of Mid-Century Modern Architecture | Q&A: Architecture With ‘Midwestern Pragmatism’ | Architecture: Beyond just construction | The Brown Palace through a leading architect's eyes | Mid-Century Modern Homes by Famous Architects Star in Short Film | Why architect Santiago Calatrava cast as a villain in Valencia? | Architects keep foreign players out | Mind meets architecture

last word: Creating a Sanctuary for Spiritual Energy

October 4, 2013

Advances in Architectural Geometry - MIT

The MIT Centre for Art, Science & Technology (CAST) and the MIT Department of Architecture co-sponsored this video on the emerging field of Architectural Geometry that uses geometrical principles to approach current design challenges with a renewed mathematical rigor.

2026 We build tomorrow

An animation documenting the final stages of Gaudí's masterpiece, the Sagrada Familia

October 2, 2013

House of the Week 171: Zero Cottage

The Zero cottage is an 1,150 fts free-standing extension composed of a workshop with living spaces set over it. The living space includes a two-bedroom flat, studio apartment and storefront space. Designed by David Baker and Partners, Zero Cottage presented an opportunity to explore advanced sustainable design, construction techniques, materials and technologies, with a goal of achieving Passive House and Net-Zero Energy certification - the first of its kind in San Francisco.
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