Junya Ishigami, ‘How small? How vast? How architecture grows’

Junya Ishigami, ‘How small? How vast? How architecture grows’

Maybe this is a slightly strange format for a post today, I’m not sure, but the works definitely inspired me and I had an idea of how I could string something together. I don’t usually highlight exhibitions that have been and gone, since you good folks reading won’t actually be able to experience it in person, so it seems a little counterproductive to highlight something out …

Design by John Pawson

Design by John Pawson

Sometimes you just come across those designers that have that extra special something, one of them happens to be John Pawson, who I’ve been an admirer of for many years. I talked about him nearly a year ago regarding his design for ‘When Objects Work’, if I remember rightly I pointed out John Pawson’s website as a big source of inspiration. I’m one to float back and forth between different inspirations from the past, so last night, to my …

Louis Kahn Visual Archive by Naquib Hossain

Louis Kahn Visual Archive by Naquib Hossain

Wow, some incredible captures of buildings designed by the great architect Louis Kahn, photographed by Naquib Hossain. In fact Naquib has a small website dedicated to Louis Kahn which he has coined a “Visual Archive”, quite fitting for this particular series. If you’ve not seen it before I’d recommend having a browse here, it’s basically a homage to Louis Kahn and his works through a collection of photographs. Interestingly enough …

Santa Julia House by Emilio Marin Studio

Santa Julia House by Emilio Marin Studio

Emilio Marín studied at the University of Chile, opening his studio, Emilio Marin Studio, in 2005. Two years later Juan Carlos López joined the project. One thing I like about them both is their conviction when defending their work philosophy; they enjoy the day to day, doing what they want to, when and with whom they want to, and taking as long as they want to do it. Santa Julia House, presented here in this imagery above and below …

Architecture and Furniture by Alejandro Sticotti

Architecture and Furniture by Alejandro Sticotti

Ever since I discovered Alejandro Sticotti, a leading residential architect and furniture designer from Buenos Aires, Argentina, I’ve really been fascinated by his work. He studied architecture at the University of Buenos Aires before establishing his own line of furniture, NET, twenty-five years ago. Ever since the beginning, Alejandro has expressed his preference for simple lines and their affinity with the funcionalist ideology. For him …

Inspirational Structures by Takeshi Hosaka Architects

Inspirational Structures by Takeshi Hosaka Architects

Usually we’re known for highlighting lesser-known independents who work on smaller scale projects. Takeshi Hosaka is quite the opposite of that, being a much bigger architecture firm who’ve worked on some big projects over the years, they’re also recognised internationally for their good work (recently winning quite a few awards and being posted quite a lot around the web). Takeshi …

Interior Spaces and Details by Takeshi Hirobe Architects

Interior Spaces and Details by Takeshi Hirobe Architects

As they say, “it’s all in the details”. Takeshi Hirobe Architects proves this statement true with their awe inspiring houses, I’ve never come across interior spaces with such precision and individuality. I’d like to point out a few things to start off this post, firstly check out the above picture with the wonderful lines and quirky shapes throughout. The stairs for example are just terrific, I like the relationship …

A Look Inside Le Cabanon by Le Corbusier

A Look Inside Le Cabanon by Le Corbusier

What a place! Le Corbusier’s retreat called Le Cabanon which sits on a wooded cliff overlooking the Mediterranean. It’s the only house that Le Corbusier actually designed for himself, a quaint little cabin which is miniature in scale and could be classed as a one-room cottage. He didn’t design a kitchen in this specific house since his friend owned a restaurant near by, his basic needs were fulfilled via the use of a combined space. This …

Collector’s House by Andersson-Wise

Collector’s House by Andersson-Wise

At the moment I’m going through the idea phase of a new web design for this site, it’s been fun developing the one that we have now but ever since the addition of the shop I’ve had a strong interest in integrating the two a bit better. The goal is to sell more limited items which are design led, basically informed through the blog, in the store and do something creative/different with our aesthetic. Obviously we’ll be following the same sort of …

Hiroshima House from Suppose Design Office

Hiroshima House from Suppose Design Office

The Japanese designers never cease to amaze me when it comes to architecture because of the sheer lengths they will go in order to connect their homes to the surrounding environment. This innovative house from the quirkily named “Suppose” design office attempts to bring the outside inside, implementing an interior sand floor with raised beds that form the traditional areas of the home. At a first glance it’s hard not to question the practical …