Posts tagged ‘architecture’

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

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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 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 13, 2009

Philip Lim flagship store by Para-project

facade

philip lim flagship store by para project: facade

Located near the Melrose shopping neighborhood, the new 3.1 Phillip Lim store and showroom announces the designer’s west coast debut with the transformation of 5000 square foot auto body shop into a flowing interior.
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By Para-project. read on for rest of project description and project fact sheet

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December 14, 2008

The “aaah” factor

I just don`t know what is it that distinguishes good design from bad, beautiful spaces from not such, good art from bad art. Milions of critics tried their best at it, and I suppose it is the driving force behind theories of art, architecture or design: to destinguish good from bad, and to make systems to clarify these destinctions.

What striks me, after all the years of formal and unformal education, is how fickle and eludive this “quality” in good designs, art, architecture is.

Still, I hold my breath each time I see a good photograph, or a specific peace of art.

This picture below inspired me to think of how little we still know about what lies beyond our ways of percieving.

For me this space pictured was just beautfiul. I`ll call it the “aaah” factor 🙂

the front of a former argentinian monastery

the front of a former argentinian monastery

via  NY TIMES