Tag Archives: design

Chop Stick by Visiondivison

Visiondivision was commissioned by the Indianapolis Museum of Art to create an innovative concession stand for the 100 Acres: The Virginia B. Fairbanks Art & Nature Park. The design is based on the universal notion that you need to sacrifice something in order to make something new. Every product is a compound of different pieces […]

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.”

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 […]

The Sea Tree: An Urban Supplement

This past January, Waterstudio.NL released their concept of the Sea Tree. They claim that an undisclosed client is already interested and they plan to have the structure realized within two years. The idea for the Sea Tree came to solve the urban density crisis. As our cities become denser, the difficulty and cost to set […]

Eco Friendly and Chlorine Free: The True Potential of Swimming Pools

After spending three dark months shivering, I think I’m just about ready to bask in the sun and waste away my afternoons swimming. While fairly common in Europe (such trend setters), these pools are just starting to catch on in the U.S., and it’s a good thing too, because my hair is tired of the […]