The Hill Country Jacal by Lake Flato Architects

We couldn’t go a whole week without including a slice of architectural inspiration in the format, it just wouldn’t feel right. So I’ve raided the archives of Texas based firm Lake Flato once again presenting this beautiful hill country home which is based upon a Mexican design concept called the Jacal. This type of construction is defined as a lean-to structure which is popular in hotter climates as it allows the flow of air within the build to circulate …

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Short Film on the Aluminium Chair by Charles & Ray Eames

Anyone fond of the Eames pair? Yes us too, which is why I was surprised to come across this fantastic film that documents the making of their iconic Aluminium Chair sitting with so few views over on Vitra’s Vimeo page. The duos design of this chair was put together in 1958 and looking back this was quite a significant 12 months for the creative couple. As the film below will soon exp …

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Selection of Work from Kengo Kuma & Associates

Browsing through their webpage today I was finding it a real struggle to pin down just one project that I wanted to share from Kengo Kuma & Associates architects. Their portfolio was too good not to be shared though, so as a solution I’ve pieced together a selection of work they’ve put together over the past few years, something which I’m sure will inspire many of you. I think sometimes it’s hard …

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Wright Auction House, Furniture by Alvar Aalto

Previously I put together a post on Børge Mogensen and his furniture, in-particular the pieces that have been showed at the Wright auction house based in Chicago, Illinois. This article follows the same line today but on a different creative, this time Finnish architect and designer Alvar Aalto. I’ve had a whale of a time over the last few months just drifting back and forward from the Wright website where they beautifully present these master …

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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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