Archive for January, 2009

January 29, 2009

Casa LO by anonimous-LED architects

exterior view

Casa LO by anonimous-led: exterior view

interior coutryard view of Casa Lo

interior coutryard view of Casa Lo

“Two boxes – night and day – separate and then open towards a yard. They connect by a slow movement green tunnel.”

Anonimous- led (Laboratorio Experimental de Diseño) is a multidisciplinary/ comprehensive architectural workshop located in Queretaro, Qro (Mexico). Established since 2006 by Alfonso Jimenez, Marco Velazquez and Jorge Plascencia. It was product of the fusion of two architectural firms: Anonimous and Laboratorio Experimental de Diseño.
see more at the anonymous-led site

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January 29, 2009

Lorcan O`Herlihy makes life shimmering in condos

Interior view of the stairs - Willoughby 7917, Lorcan Oherlihy Architects

Interior view of the stairs - Willoughby 7917, Lorcan O'herlihy Architects

outside of WILLOUGHBY house, by LOHA

outside of WILLOUGHBY house, by LOHA

A beautiful example how great efects can be achieved even with modest means. The project statement declares: “Willoughby 7917 led to a series of studies investigating how we could re-invigorate the loft typology and create new opportunities for living within the extremely tight economic and spatial parameters associated with speculative housing.” see more at LOHA site

interlaced outdoor and indoor spaces at Willoughby house

interlaced outdoor and indoor spaces at Willoughby house

January 29, 2009

Alpine bliss – the Rigi house, by afgh architects

view from living room, rigi house by afgh

view from living room, rigi house by afgh

another view of Alps, house rigi by afgh

another view of Alps, house rigi by afgh

Feast your eyes on this alpine beauty, and check some more pictures at the afgh architects site here

January 28, 2009

Swimming pool at Quintay, Tomás García de la Huerta

A view of the pool, Tomás Garcia de la Huerta

A view of the pool, Tomás García de la Huerta

This amazing swimming pool at Quintay, by Tomás García de la Huerta, struck me for it`s chaotic elegance and use of the constraints the elevation provided. The materials used are very unpretentious, but striking in their combinations – eg. the contrast between the light, rough wood slats and the dark, smooth granite ceramic tiles. This is what “modern” is for me.

part of the pool by Tomás Garcia de la Huerta

part of the pool by Tomás García de la Huerta

through plataformaarquitectura

January 27, 2009

SP Sideboard by Emiliano Godoy

SP Sideboard, Designed by Emiliano Godoy with Alejandro Castro

SP Sideboard, Designed by Emiliano Godoy with Alejandro Castro

The SP Sideboard construction is based upon Pirwi’s trademark of birch plywood with exposed edges, while also generating a striking contrast between the walnut veneer and the sliding, colored glass doors.

see more at Emiliano Godoy`s site, or at producer`s site: Pirwi.

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January 26, 2009

Kindergarten – 70°N arkitektur, Norway

© Ivan Brodey

© Ivan Brodey

© Ivan Brodey

© Ivan Brodey

Kindergarten for the community of Tromsø in Norway, project by 70°N arkitektur, is as playful a modern building as one can immagine. The colourful walls from the inside burst outisde trhough various window oppening, of which the round windows apeal to our immagination the most.

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January 26, 2009

Zaha Hadid Architects wins competition for Library&Learning Centre in Vienna

Library & Learning Centre - University of Vienna

Library & Learning Centre - University of Vienna - Zaha Hadid Architects

Zaha Hadid Architects wins competition for the Library and Learning Centre at the University of Economics & Business, Vienna, Austria
Zaha Hadid Architects have been selected as the architects of the Library and Learning Centre (LLC) at the University of Economics & Business, Vienna. The new Library and Learning Centre will be the centerpiece of the University’s new campus and provide a significant upgrade to the University’s services.

Library & Learning Centre, University of Vienna - rendering

Library & Learning Centre, University of Vienna - rendering, Zaha Hadid Architects

interior perspective, © Zaha Hadid Architects

interior perspective, © Zaha Hadid Architects

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January 19, 2009

The Indian kick: DoshiLevien

"My beautifull backside" by DoshiLevien for Moroso

"My beautifull backside" by DoshiLevien for Moroso


the "mosaic" range for Tefal became a sucsess
DoshiLevien studio formed by Jonathan Levien and Nipa Doshi has been around for couple of years, and still they are counted among the “next generation”  designers, or “the designers of tomorrow”. This constant fascination with their design work is surely due to it`s freshness. I was surprised to see how they engage in economic, social and cultural transformation of modern India. I was furthermore bedazzled to find out how play-like and deeply investigated their work is. See the web site.
The “principessa” (Italian for “princess”) is among my favourites (below)
"Principessa" - a daybed consisting of many thin mattress layers
The idea for rounded cushions of “My beautifull backside” came form this picture from ancient Indian text “the garden of life”
the-garden-of-life