Architecture by Shinobu Ichihara

There’s something so appealing about Japanese architecture, the open spaces and sense of purity is unique to anywhere else. To be honest, you don’t see it all that often in other parts of the world, but when you do it really stands out because of the surrounding houses or those that are close by. I guess that’s why these sort of builds are better in their own area, for example Philip Johnson’s Glass House that sits in the middle of its own piece of …

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A Modernist in Suburbia, Kenneth Wood Architect

Usually I try to find some sort of film to inspire me each week, it’s been a category on the site that we’ve enjoyed filling up over the years. It also seems like a lot of people respond to film in a positive way, I guess when you can see and hear at the same time all the senses come alive, even if you are looking at a computer screen. Hopefully you’ll admire and pick up some inspiration from …

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Richard Meier 2013 Architizer A+ Lifetime Achievement Award

Richard Meier seems to have cropped up a lot lately on the web, if you’ve been checking our twitter or facebook page you may have seen me linking to articles discussing his work and achievements. Lets face it, Richard is a master when it comes to architecture, he’s spent over 50 years dedicating his life to the craft and he’s always on the pursuit to further his skill level …

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Architecture and Interiors by Hiroyuki Shinozaki

Architecture hasn’t been a feature on the site as of late, so I’m making a conscious effort to slot some in to the mix. In fact, I’ve had a few draft posts saved of locations around the web that have inspired me but I hadn’t been able to string something together as such, so today we’re going to have a quick look at some works by talented Japanese architecture firm Hiroyuki Shinozaki. To be honest you might have come across a few …

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Frameworks by Studio Mieke Meijer

Secretly I’ve been saving up for a gift, a treat for myself that I’ve been umming and arring over for some time. To be honest, I don’t know why I’ve been debating as it’s a worthy investment, and it was designed by one of my favourite designers, so that’s a definite seller for me! The “thing” is the Vitsoe shelving system. I’m hoping to buy a few shelves and some rails to start off with and then develop from there, I think it’s fantastic how …

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Interior Spaces by Kouichi Kimura Architects

I’m often stumped when it comes to architectural websites, usually the photography’s not quite there in terms of size or quality, which means I can’t showcase it on the blog (my standards are pretty high). Last week I decided to start a Pinterest of our own, follow us here if you’re on Pinterest yourself, with my sole intention being to create a mood-board type set-up for the website. This would give me an ideal place to group photos from …

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Architecture by Alberto Campo Baeza

Today I found some much needed architecture inspiration, it’s been a little while and I’ve been that way inclined for some time. In fact, as I’m not a trained architect myself I often learn things through general research, films, and other informative material on the subject. My bookshelf is stacked full of publications on famous architects and architecture, from the likes of Le Corbusier, Alvar Aalto, even a newer generation like Norman …

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The Obayashi Collection, A Tour of Takeo Obayashi’s Yu-un Guesthouse

We’ve been extremely spoilt here on the site with different documentaries and short films, today I’m taking the time to showcase another one thanks to Philip Dolin of Particle Productions, the man behind the Collections series for VIP Art. One that caught my attention was a piece on ‘The Obayashi Collection’, with owner Takeo Obayashi giving us a guided tour of the businessman and art collect …

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Architectural Photography by Ippei Shinzawa

When it comes to architecture most just snoop around design firms websites, checking out the houses and admiring the images in different portfolios. But I seem to find myself looking more and more at the credits section where they associate each photographer with a specific house or collection of photographs, it gives me a chance to search up this creative and see what else they have on offer. Often the photographers selection …

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Architectural, Interior & Furniture Inspiration at Al Que Quiere

Looking for some wacky and wonderful inspiration in the design field? Look no further than Al Que Quiere, it’s been my go to site for a little while and I always seem to end up there through my reader. Although some of the designs and photographs are slightly off-beat for my personal style, you can’t help but admire and chuckle at some of these shots that are both vivid in colour and ironic …

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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 …

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Abstract Architectural Details by Photographer Yusheng Liao

Wow, this has been an extremely hard post to construct. I’ve been scouring through photographer Yusheng Liao’s website titled ‘Figure and Find’ and I had to whittle it down to a summary of photographs which was near on impossible. Over the years he’s amassed a substantial amount of photographs in his portfolio, mainly architectural and travel related. Straight away I was drawn to …

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