Farnsworth House by Ludwig Mies van der Rohe

After my long stint of Ludwig Mies van der Rohe posts I’ve decided to write a short article on the Farnsworth House which caught my eye as I was reading a book about him last night. As the book ends it’s quite disappointing to think my research might come to a halt here, hopefully I’ll purchase several other books to compliment this one that I’ve got already, next up from my ever growing …

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Exploring the Life and Works of Charlotte Perriand

Console by Charlotte Perriand, 1958. Metal and Laminated Wood Top. Today I thought I’d bring across some of my favourite pieces designed by french creative Charlotte Perriand, this also gives me a chance to dig up some information on her life and how she became one of the most important furniture designers of the mid 20th century. Charlotte in my eyes doesn’t get the credit she …

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Selection of Work from Akio Kamiya Architect & Associates

Browsing over the portfolio of the Akio Kamiya studio earlier today I was really blown away by the way they’ve transformed a traditional Japanese aesthetic to incorporate modern elements. These projects I’ve brought across today really optimise why I get so inspired by architecture, the combination of structure, texture, lighting and unity within each builds environment is simply breath …

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Chapelle Notre Dame du Haut by Le Corbusier

Exterior shots of the Chapelle Notre Dame du Haut taken by Paul Koslowski for Foundation Le Corbusier in 1997. Through my own research on Tadao Ando it’s been interesting to see the link between his concrete structures and Le Corbusier’s buildings and architecture. It all made sense when I saw this chapel as it linked a lot of the elements that Tadao uses in his buildings, it also seems ironic how he has undertaken a lot of chapel …

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Architecture and Details by Tadao Ando

I’ve been meaning to write a short article on the brilliant Tadao Ando for a little while now, he’s an amazing architect with a classic eye for form and structure. I’m not sure how I actually came across his works in the first place but I’ve had quite a fascination with materials and the contrast you get from mixing man made and natural elements into one space, even if you incorporate it into object or environment. Another thing I also admire about …

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The InBetween House by Koji Tsutsui Architects

Built as a mountain retreat from the hustle of Tokyo this “InBetween” home designed by Koji Tsutsui architects sits flawlessly into it’s surrounding topography and neighbouring culture. Constructed using locally sourced and prepared larch wood Koji Tsutsui opted to incorporate traditional Japanese wood construction methods in the build. This way local craftsmen where able to skillfully create …

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The Barcelona Pavilion by Ludwig Mies van der Rohe

On the hunt this morning for content something just popped into my mind, the thought of a Ludwig Mies van der Rohe post really attracted me for some reason. Maybe because we haven’t really explored his works before here or maybe because I’ve been reading up on this famous designer a fair bit. So off I went bumbling around the Mies Society homepage to construct a piece on ‘The Barcelona Pavilion …

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Architecture and Interiors by Takuro Yamamoto

Over the weekend I stumbled across the website of architecture firm Takuro Yamamoto who design beautiful buildings and also wonderful concepts. They focus on creating buildings that will stand the test of time, not wanting to be pinned down to a specific era or time-state. What I thought was interesting as well is how the firm want to be “classless” in terms of social class, they want …

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Knoll Space

This weekend I’ve been taking some serious inspiration from Knoll and a section on their website titled “Space”. It’s basically an interactive tour of inspirational residences which feature classic and new designs from Knoll, showcasing ideas on how to make the most out of your space. Knoll was originally founded in 1938 and the company is very much rooted in design, working with like minded individuals and …

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Set of Imagery from Felix Odell

Felix Odell is a photographer who’s talents we’ve celebrated before in the past, so last weekend as I was looking for a little inspiration I took a revisit to his webpage to see what he had been up to. As always Felix didn’t disappoint and I’ve brought across a series of imagery he put together for Monocle not too long ago. The selection we have here highlights a beautiful home which sits within an isolated archipelago in …

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North Bay House by Prentiss Architects

We couldn’t reach wednesday without a little architecture to satisfy our creative cravings, so I’ve sourced a recent build by Seattle based studio Prentiss Architects which will hopefully cater for everyone’s needs. This home is actually quite deceptive as it’s a lot larger than it looks here, I don’t however think we can criticise the studio for this, in fact it’s more of a compliment as the last thing you want a house to do …

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A Look at the Latest Work from Poteet Architects

I’ve been keeping an eye out for a little architecture recently but until now I’ve yet to find anything that really stood out to me. So when I was browsing through our own backlog of posts I found a few leads and I came across this great selection of work from Poteet Architects who are based out of San Antonio, Texas. Last time we spoke upon Jim Poteet’s brainchild it was more focused around a single project whereas this …

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