Friday, July 29, 2011
Thursday, July 28, 2011
The Beauty of Design: a short artistic documentary directed by Brandon "Frank" O'Larey following the work and aspirations of two Seattle architects, Kevin Eckert and Andrew van Leeuwen co-founders of BUILD, LLC. The duo are infusing the architecture of Seattle with notes of Scandinavian design adding adding a dose timelessness throughout the city.
Wednesday, July 27, 2011
Images ©Benjamin Garcia Saxe
Located outside San Jose, Costa Rica this 100 sqm residential project was the result of a close collaboration between the architect Benjamin Garcia Saxe and clients Gabriela Calvo and Marco Peralta, who also acted as the contractors. The U$40,000 house is constructed of two inexpensive disregarded containers and with sections of recycled metal used to make the adjoining roof and windows. The result provides an airy openness and a passive alternative to air conditioning mitigating the intense tropical climate.
Tuesday, July 26, 2011
Monday, July 25, 2011
Better the rudest work that tells a story or records a fact, than the richest without meaning. There should not be a single ornament put upon great civic buildings, without some intellectual intention.
Snooze Towers by John Becker for Hypothetical Development Organization
The value of good design | FLW's Fallingwater, at 75 | Deconstruction: Z Table by Hellman-Chang | Living Large In Narrow Houses | Dave Degobbi's "Crawler Town" and Other Inhabitable Mobile Mega Structures | Child’s Play, Grown-Up Cash | Implausible Futures for Unpopular Places | Starchitecture High | RIBA Stirling Prize 2011 Shortlist Announced | nonLin/Lin Pavilion by Marc Fornes & TheveryMany |
last word: World-Architects has added the newest country profile, Indian-architects.com
Friday, July 22, 2011
Thursday, July 21, 2011
Leo A Daly. The design, which includes Hotel lodging, a spa & fitness/wellness centre, marine park, beach club and residential villa, emphasizes views of the sea from all site locations, while the composition of the hotel and villas lends way to the arid, rocky landscape.
The competition drew 256 people in 86 teams from 18 countries and four continents. Click to see the shortlisted entries