Langen Foundation by Tadao Ando

There are some fascinating connections between different projects that have made it up on the site, I often look back at older articles in each category and notice little details that link them all together. Strangely enough my taste has stayed quite consistent over the years and, although I know it will mature and develop, I can’t see it changing too much in the future. One designer that I’ve mentioned many times over the last few years …

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Studios Houses and Single-Family Homes by Peter Kunz Architecture

These studio houses and homes by Swiss Peter Kunz architects are absolutely superb, a fantastic mix of glass and concrete, with the stripped back white walls inside adding a unique contrast. All of these builds are light traps, designed with the big glass windows to really let the light penetrate the wide open spaces. But it’s also interesting to note the numerous shadows created by the dark …

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Aspirational Architecture by Kidosaki

Aspiration is an interesting subject to explore, especially in the field of architecture. When I saw these magnificent structures by Kidosaki architects in Japan it reminded me of our will as human beings to build homes that are not only necessary to sustain life, but also to represent ambition and future goals. Good architecture encourages fantasy, it links the past (what we hold important and want to remember) with the future. It does …

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Room 606: The SAS House and the Work of Arne Jacobsen

If you’re a regular reader of this site you’ve probably realised that we don’t do things by halves. Often I delve deeply and get obsessive about a particular subject, so much so that I really like to go in to detail. This post promotes that way of thinking and doesn’t just focus on the major elements, something that’s a real pet hate of mine. Actually, I’ve been wondering whether I should …

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Lighting and Details by Fuse-atelier Architects

I’m very disappointed by the lack of architecture on the site at the moment, usually we’re brimming with inspiration and creativity on that front, but lately I’ve been pursuing other avenues of design. Yesterday I watched a small but concise documentary on a build by a couple that broke through numerous barriers to build their so called “dream home”. It was a modernist retreat that had three floors, one was sunken in to the ground …

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Kazimir Malevich and El Lissitzky, ‘Suprematism’

I watched quite an inspirational documentary on Zaha Hadid in the week, which included her extraordinary architecture. I’m very much in awe of the fantastic structures that look almost impossible to both build and conceptualise, actually it becomes apparent that a lot of the shapes Zaha uses are too complex for the human mind to even generate. As with any highly acclaimed designer …

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Le Corbusier’s Cité Radieuse into MAMO by Ora Ito

Sometimes when I come across news and updates from the design world I’m disheartened by the way they’re put together, in no way do we get the full story, often we’re left wondering what the article was actually about. Don’t get me wrong, I’ve seen a few places showcase this particular work that I’m discussing today, but I felt like it didn’t get that much of a spotlight, whether that be that the …

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Architectural Projects by Case Design Studio

Much like other facets of design, possibly other parts of life as well, I find obscure and odd things interesting. My main interest resides in the details, I often look deep into all aspects of life and like to study things with intense thought. I guess this could be a downfall, but I also like to find positives in this thinking by delving deeper than anyone else and really pulling back anything that’s not necessary or getting rid of ‘noisy’ elements. In …

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DISCIPLINE – Living With Mario Bellini

I’m always on the lookout for a series that can inspire me on a more consistent basis, today’s post features world renowned Italian architect and designer Mario Bellini. The short film was produced for Discipline who are a new brand that I’ve not come across before, but they seem to be promoting an interesting array of designs in their online shop, also representing different designers in a more foreword thinking manner. Making the education …

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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 …

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Buchner Bründler Architekten

Although I’m no architect, I do find I have a good sense when it comes to structures and interiors, saying that, I’m not always sure what makes me tick. Usually it involves a lot of open space, a minimal layout, also a mixture of materials, from natural to man made. I always find you need that balance. It’s also come downs to the art of reduction. One quote that I highlighted on twitter and in our weekly newsletter is by French writer …

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Interior, Details and Spaces by Ian Shaw Architects

After an unusual post yesterday, an object inspired by a real world use that had been made in to a smaller form, I thought I’d look for an architect that’s a little closer to home. Some people might say that I get caught up in Japanese culture and often showcase creatives, designers, and makers from this part of the world exclusively. As one can imagine when you live on the opposite site of …

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