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Mobile furniture and giant hammocks allow work and play inside a Russian home

Mobile furniture and giant hammocks allow work and play inside a Russian home Monday, September 1st, 2014

A mezzanine hammock, an adaptable seating cube on wheels, and a combined staircase and bookshelf have been added to this play and study space for a brother and sister, designed by Russian studio Ruetemple (+ sli…

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Mobile furniture and giant hammocks allow work and play inside a Russian home

Mobile furniture and giant hammocks allow work and play inside a Russian home Monday, September 1st, 2014

A mezzanine hammock, an adaptable seating cube on wheels, and a combined staircase and bookshelf have been added to this play and study space for a brother and sister, designed by Russian studio Ruetemple (+ sli…

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UIA World Congress Reveals Architecture’s Other Side

Monday, September 1st, 2014

With the International Union of Architects (UIA)’s World Congress taking place last month, the eyes of the architecture world were on South Africa where - according to Phineas Harper of the Architectural Review - the conference was full of architects of all backgrounds with “irrepressible energy,” sharing ideas on how architecture can be used for social good with an urgency that is somewhat unfamiliar in the Western world. ”Whoever said architecture was stale, male and pale should have been in Durban,” says Harper. You can read the full review of the event here.

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Trucks N’ Football

Trucks N’ Football Monday, September 1st, 2014

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Start Up C.I.

Start Up C.I. Monday, September 1st, 2014

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Building of Construction Engineering Disciplinary Organization / Dayastudio + Nextoffice

Building of Construction Engineering Disciplinary Organization / Dayastudio  + Nextoffice Monday, September 1st, 2014

Architects: Dayastudio, Nextoffice
Location: Qazvin, Iran
Architects In Charge: Parisa Alimohammadi, Alireza Taghaboni
Area: 2500.0 sqm
Year: 2009
Photographs: Parham Taghioff

Finishing Drawing Collaborators: Manizheh Sani, Farideh Aghamohammadi
Structural Consultant: Vahid Gharejhani nia
Structural Contractors: Javid Rah Co. (Hosein Zarabadi), …

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The Proliferation of “Cultural Genocide” in Areas of Conflict

The Proliferation of “Cultural Genocide” in Areas of Conflict Monday, September 1st, 2014

In an article for the London Evening Standard, Robert Bevan examines one of the many often overlooked consequences of conflict: the destruction of monuments, culture, and heritage. With heightened conflict in the Middle East over the past decade an enormous amount of “cultural genocide” has occurred – something which Bevan notes is “inextricably linked to human genocide and ethnic cleansing.” Arguing that “saving historic treasures and saving lives are not mutually exclusive activities,” case studies from across the world are employed to make the point that with the loss of cultural heritage, most commonly architectural, the long term ramifications will resonate throughout this century.

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Timber Dental Clinic / Kohki Hiranuma Architect & Associates

Timber Dental Clinic / Kohki Hiranuma Architect & Associates Monday, September 1st, 2014

Architects: Kohki Hiranuma Architect & Associates
Location: Minoo, Osaka Prefecture, Japan
Architect In Charge: Kohki Hiranuma
Area: 144.0 sqm
Year: 2014
Photographs: Satoshi Shigeta, Courtesy of Kohki Hiranuma Architect & Associates

Structural Design: Holzstr, Masahiro Inayama, Seiji Iwata…
Electrical Engineering:

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Kohki Hiranuma’s Osaka dental surgery features curvy corners and a twisted roof

Kohki Hiranuma's Osaka dental surgery features curvy corners and a twisted roof Monday, September 1st, 2014

A complex arrangement of overlapping wooden joists gives a twisted roof to this dental surgery in Osaka Prefecture by Japanese studio Kohki Hiranuma Architect & Associates (+ slideshow). (more…)

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Family house Kostalov / 3+1 architekti

Family house Kostalov / 3+1 architekti Monday, September 1st, 2014

Architects: 3+1 architekti
Architect In Charge: Plánička, Panenka, Páral
Area: 155.0 sqm
Year: 2013
Photographs: Pavel Plánička…

From the architect. Previously independent Košťálov is now part of village Jenčice. It lies at the southeastern foot of the basalt hill Košťál.

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AfroditiKrassa’s Pentagon Pendant is clad in beveled mirrors

AfroditiKrassa's Pentagon Pendant is clad in beveled mirrors Monday, September 1st, 2014

Interior design studio AfroditiKrassa has created a pentagonal pendant light with casing made from mirrored and tinted glass (+ slideshow). (more…)

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Beret / y+M

Beret / y+M Sunday, August 31st, 2014

Architects: y+M
Location: Kagawa Prefecture, Japan
Photographs: Yohei Sasakura / Sasa no kurasya

From the architect.… The planning place is a lot of ten compartments for sale in an area that has an open field surrounded by mountains in Kagawa

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Elenberg Fraser Reveals Designs for Melbourne’s Tallest Residential Tower

Elenberg Fraser Reveals Designs for Melbourne’s Tallest Residential Tower Sunday, August 31st, 2014

Elenberg Fraser Architects have revealed designs for what is slated to be Melbourne’s tallest residential tower. The project seeks to reinvent the natural landscape of Australia’s Victoria state in an urban setting, through an optically transformative facade and botanical aesthetic.

Located at 452…

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Gabled Concrete Home Pays Tribute to Archipelago Landscape

Gabled Concrete Home Pays Tribute to Archipelago Landscape Sunday, August 31st, 2014

A long and narrow series of gabled volumes mimic the boathouse architectural typology commonly seen on the Stockholm archipelago in this modern residence by Swedish firm Tham & Videgârd Arkitekter. The striking line of five triangular roofs recall this shape yet subvert it by choosing hard, cold concrete as a main material rather than the […]

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Gabled Concrete Home Pays Tribute to Archipelago Landscape

Gabled Concrete Home Pays Tribute to Archipelago Landscape Sunday, August 31st, 2014

A long and narrow series of gabled volumes mimic the boathouse architectural typology commonly seen on the Stockholm archipelago in this modern residence by Swedish firm Tham & Videgârd Arkitekter. The striking line of five triangular roofs recall this shape yet subvert it by choosing hard, cold concrete as a main material rather than the […]

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Broombank house by Soup Architects planned as "two white sugar cubes" floating over a meadow

Broombank house by Soup Architects planned as "two white sugar cubes" floating over a meadow Sunday, August 31st, 2014

The wild rural landscape extends up over the roof of this riverside house in Suffolk, England, which was designed by British firm Soup Architects with walls built from handmade bricks (+ movie). (more…)

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This Whimsical Cage Redefines Public Space

This Whimsical Cage Redefines Public Space Sunday, August 31st, 2014

Folly is a word not often used in architecture. By definition, ‘folly’ is a lack of good sense, or foolishness. And in the realm of architecture, folly is used to describe an extravagantly ornamented structure with no practical purpose. Yet…

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Ban House / Zhang Dongguang + Liu Wenjuan

Ban House / Zhang Dongguang + Liu Wenjuan Sunday, August 31st, 2014

Architects: Zhang Dongguang, Liu Wenjuan
Location: Weinan, Shaanxi, China
Area: 80.0 sqm
Year: 2013
Photographs: Liu Wenjuan…

From the architect. Along with the trend of counter-urbanization, a growing number of city-dwellers intend to build houses in their home villages for

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Grzegorz Layer creates a menswear store inside a former sewing factory

Grzegorz Layer creates a menswear store inside a former sewing factory Sunday, August 31st, 2014

A concrete staircase ascends to a mezzanine office at this menswear showroom inside a former sewing factory in the Polish city of Katowice, which was renovated by architect Grzegorz Layer (+ slideshow). (more……

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Stick Insects: Create Your Own Furniture with Basic Components

Stick Insects: Create Your Own Furniture with Basic Components Sunday, August 31st, 2014

Have you ever fancied yourself a furniture designer, but lack the skills required to actually make anything? Many of us have found ourselves wishing we could custom-create the perfect item of furniture or lamp for a particular task that fits perfectly into a certain space or is just the right size and height. Polish designer […]

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