Friday, July 29, 2011

Yoyogi House

A small house in Tokyo by frontoffice architects.

link for part 2

Letting The Light In

Most shanty towns consist of corrugated iron shacks with no easy source of direct sunlight. Liter of Light, a sustainable lighting project, aims to fix the problem using old soda bottles

Thursday, July 28, 2011

~October's Very Own OVOFEST 2011 Collection~

Made in Canada exclusively for OVOFEST 2011.
Tour Jacket Made In Canada by Roots for October's Very Own.
Available 6:30pm July 31, 2011 Molson Amphitheatre, Toronto.

The Beauty of Design

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.

Made in Canada

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

House of the Week 119: Containers of Hope

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.

Monday, July 25, 2011

blog wunderlust : 25th July 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.
John Ruskin
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,

Thursday, July 21, 2011

On the Boards: Aegean Breeze

A master plan and concept design for a 37,000 m2 beachside resort in Alaçati, Turkey designed by 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.


On the Boards: Water as the 6th Borough

The competition called for ideas for the NYC Blue Network and E3NYC, The World Largest Clean Tech Expo. The propositions ranged from: expanding waterborne transportation, linking the five boroughs with transit hubs, incorporating ferries, water taxis, bike shares, electric car-shares, and electric shuttle buses, as well as providing in-water recreation, educational events, cultural activities, pavilion halls, and climate resilience.

The competition drew 256 people in 86 teams from 18 countries and four continents. Click to see the shortlisted entries

Beach Chair

Hexagonal Pewter Stool from Max Lamb on Vimeo.

A video of designer Max Lamb building his one-of-a-kind furniture using simple methods, made at his favorite childhood vacation spot.