Tag Archives: Architecture

Chichu Art Museum

    a site rethinking the relationship between nature and people.   The museum has a large area and is deliberately labyrinthine. We go through dark corridors, we find ourselves in bright rooms, you climb the stairs in a skylight, it soon descends a slope obscure … It was designed by architect Tadao Ando and opened its doors […]

HÖNSHUS-1

Hönshus-1 is a wooden chicken coop designed and built by Torsten Ottesjö on the west coast of Sweden. The house was designed to mimic the way a mother hen spreads her wings to protect its young and is programmed to reproduce natural lighting conditions.  The structure also clings to the rocks in the same manner as the chickens […]

A look into Frank Lloyd Wright’s Textile-Block Houses

“What about the concrete block? It was the cheapest (and ugliest) thing in the building world. It lived mostly in the architectural gutter as an imitation of rock-faced stone. Why not see what could be done with that gutter rat? Steel rods cast inside the joints of the blocks themselves and the whole brought into some broad, practical scheme of general treatment, why would it not be fit for a new phase of our modern architecture? It might be permanent, noble beautiful.”

In Order to Raise Your Eyes to the Heavens

These wonderful images from David Stephenson give us a tour of the most famous cathedrals of Europe. Instead of the usual view of an altar or of a century old array of organ pipes, Stephenson offers us a focused view of the real money shot!

Mies Van Der Rohe and the Google Doodle

126 years ago today, the great Ludwig Mies Van Der Rohe was born. To mark the special occasion Google has used Crown Hall at the Illinois Institute of Technology, where he was the head of the school of architecture, as today’s doodle. Naturally this is sending a buzz through the internet. So in honor of the birthday boy […]

Not Your Typical Landscape Fence

When Heri met Salli, they created a very interesting architectural duo. Take for instance the Landscape Fence project.  Don’t be fooled by the nonchalant title. Vienna-based architects, Heri & Salli, find harmony with form and function. I’d like to imagine the scenario went a little like this: Client: Hi, we’d like you to design a fence. Yes, […]

Underground Eco Home

Bolton Council in the United Kingdom may soon see the construction of its first zero-carbon underground home. Designed by Make Architects for green enthusiast and British football  (aka Soccer) star Gary Neville, the one-story, nearly 8,000 sq ft structure has been designed to be beautiful and functional while keeping energy consumption to a minimum.   […]