Thursday, 28 February 2013


Smout Allen Venice at RIBA

Bartlett Lecturers Mark Smout and Laura Allen in collaboration with Geoff Manaugh of BLDGBLOG have launched a new project – the ‘British Exploratory Land Archive (BELA)’ – which is now on exhibition at the RIBA having returned from the Venice Architecture Biennale.

See a video of BELA by Smout Allen

See a video of the British Pavilion, Venice Takeaway by Crane TV

See SMOUTALLEN on the web

6pm tonight at the AA on Bedford Square.
Don't miss it!


Svensk Standard LAWN MOVER

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Architects Added a Concrete Extension to a 1930s Brick House

Dutch architects has added a concrete extension to a 1930s triangular brick house in Holland. “The single-storey extension projects from the rear of the 1930s house and is slightly more tapered on one side to create a subtly asymmetric shape.The architects also removed partition walls inside the building, creating an open-plan ground floor that opens out to the garden. ” (more here on WOOHOME thank you)

via   Dezeen 

Wednesday, 27 February 2013

White is the new black - Moleskine ®

The classic black rectangle has shed its dark coat for a range of white Moleskine notebooks, which are now available on official Moleskine e-stores.
In complete contrast to black with an absence of color, white often acts as the base on which ideas are built, personalities are expressed, concepts conveyed. It's a universal tone that plays a crucial part in the palette of many artists. 
Great works have been created on white, such as The White Album by The Beatles, so called because the sleeve features no title, just an embossing of the band's name. The White on White canvases of Suprematist painter Kazimir Malevich are simple yet powerful examples of modern art. White has also had an impact on architecture: Le Corbusier's vision for modern living is embodied in his iconic white structures which went on to inspire a whole movement.
And today many digital devices are designed as white rectangles, which the white  Moleskine   notebook sits next to quite comfortably. A white elastic band runs along the side, and a white bookmark ribbon waits among ivory pages. 
Do you have a favorite white item that you always use, wear or carry around? Upload it to myMoleskine with the hashtag#favoritewhite.
Bring your ideas into the light. The Moleskine white notebook is your blank canvas. 
Now available only on the Moleskine Store Europe and US. On shelves from July.

Y1_2012 Ellie Samson Building Project


Gridshell structure formed in a four day workshop.

"the design was developed and analyzed to minimize material waste while maximizing its architectural presence in the space."

Michael Johansson


Objects from the storage room; tv, tools, equipment, boxes, etc.
Dimensions: 4.7 x 1.7 x 0,6 m.
Installation view: Vårsalongen 2009, Liljevalchs Konsthall, Stockholm (S)


Furniture, cabinets, refrigerator, electric piano, boxes, sofa, etc.
Dimensions: 1,6 x 10 m.
Installation view: Witte de With Straat Festival, Rotterdam (NL)

Recollecting Koganecho, 2012
Furniture, household items.
Dimensions: 4.5 x 1.8 m.
Exhibition view: Koganecho Bazaar 2012, Yokohama (JP)

Tuesday, 26 February 2013

TYIN tegnestue Arkitekter
Safe Haven Library

TYIN was established in 2008 and has built projects in poor and underdeveloped areas of Thailand, Uganda, Sumatra and Norway. Solutions to fundamental challenges call for an architecture where everything serves a purpose, an architecture that follows necessity.

In January 2009, TYIN invited 15 Norwegian architect students from NTNU to participate in a workshop at the Safe Haven Orphanage, Thailand. Associate Professor Hans Skotte and architect Sami Rintala led the workshop.

The most pressing needs at the orphanage was a new sanitary building and a library. TYIN worked on the sanitary building, together with the Karen workers from Noh Bo. While the workshop participants focused their efforts on the library. With the assistance of TYIN and NTNU professors the Safe Haven Library was completed in only two weeks.

Read more:

Galvani House by christian pottgiesser

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ORDOS 100 project by NAO

from here on ARCHDAILY... thank you!

Monday, 25 February 2013

Chrysalis III by Andrew Kudless

Andrew Kudless, Matsys, Chrysalis III, 2012 

Exhibited at the Centre Pompidou (May 3 → August 6, 2012) 

"By concentrating on three central themes: Generating — Manufacturing — Representing — these projects bring together the proposals of researchers in architecture and design, based on computational design and innovation models, with new processes for creating forms and structures."
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Sunday, 24 February 2013

Chapelle Notre-Dame-du-Haut

Who: Le Corbusier
What: The Chapelle Notre-Dame-du-Haut, a shrine for the Catholic Church
Where: Ronchamp, eastern France
When: Completed 1954

Ref Books: The Chapel at Ronchamp - Ezra Stoller. ISBN 1-56898-184-8 ,
Le Corbusier, The Chapel at Ronchamp - Daniele Pauly. ISBN 978-3-7643-8232-2

The Chapelle Notre-Dame-du-Haut, is an exciting building built for a reformist Church looking to continue its relevancy by renewing its spirit through embracing modern art and architecture.

The building sits atop a gentle hill, with the horizon visible on all four sides. Le Corbusier’s bell-shaped plan for the chapel was conceived in a series of rapidly drawn sketches made on his first trip, driven by his response to the site. “Taking as a starting point the four horizons, ... the design is conceived in conformity with these horizons - in acceptance of them, ” he wrote.

The chapel reflects Le Corbusier’s intention to create a lyrical, plastic space to serve as “a vessel of intense concentration and meditation”. To this aim, the building features sprayed untreated concrete whitewashed with plaster to leave a rough surface, to which the chapel’s sweeping airfoil-inspired, earthen-coloured roof contrasts in both colour and texture.

Even before the chapel was opened, it was met with harsh critique, to the extent that the town had refused electricity and water to the building. It was critisized for being a highly irrational building, and provoked a torrent of controversy. It took time, but the once hesitant town eventually opened up to the chapel, and would be regarded in history as a manifesto of Le Corbusier’s work.

Saturday, 23 February 2013

The Belly of an Architect (Film)

The belly of an architect is a film directed by Peter Greenaway. It is about an American architect, Stuouley Kracklite, who arrives in Rome with his young wife in order to arrange an exhibition on a visionary French architect, Etienne-Louis Bullee. 

Peter Greenaway himself went to Rome in a difficult moment of his life. The movie was filmed right after his severe nervous breakdowns. Throughout the movie, Peter Greenaway effectively controlled one’s dramatic emotional breakdown using music, architecture and art.

Year: 1987
Runtime: 108 min
Director: Peter Greenaway
Writer: Peter Greenaway
Soundtrack: Wim Mertens
Cast: Brian Dennehy, Chloe Webb, Lambert Wilson, Sergio Fantoni, Stefania Casini

More informations:

ORDOS 100 by Rafi Segal

Architect Rafi Segal: villa, located in plot #03 of the project.

from here on ARCHDAILY thank you

Thursday, 21 February 2013

Wednesday, 20 February 2013

Boat house by MHM architects

facade closed
image © paul ott

opening doors within facade
image © paul ott

more here on DESIGNBOOM thank you!

Tuesday, 19 February 2013

'house in monzennakacho' by LEVEL architects


the 'house in monzennakacho' is a private single-family residence designed by japanese firm LEVEL architects  

more here on DESIGNBOOM thank you!

Friday, 15 February 2013