The Oyler House: Richard Neutra Documentary by Mike Dorsey

I’m a big believer in the idea of great design being long lasting, which is why we often highlight classic work next to those projects that are slightly more contemporary and recent. The two will always feed into one another in my opinion and it’s somewhat fascinating to look back and see how the great designers and makers of the past would have done things. One individuals who’s also been bitten …

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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 …

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Mixed Architectural Imagery by Artechnic

I always have mixed feelings towards architecture, especially when I put together an article here on the site. It’s hard to come across works that really entice me and usually the ones that do have already been written about. Another problem is the ‘new modern’ trend that seems to be spreading across the richer parts of the world, particularly in the cities that are expanding such as Shanghai and Tokyo. I like it when architects build humble …

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David Adjaye Speaks on Race & Heritage

I wanted to share this film today as it really gets behind the personality and persona of an established architect, which for me is the most important element of architecture. The people that will use these buildings each day and how they will interact, make connections and hold the designed spaces in their memory. British architect David Adjaye recently had a conversation with the good folks at Crane TV to highlight all these things …

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Fray Leon House by 57 Studio Architects

I thought I’d begin the week with a slice of architecture as I’ve not come across too much myself since thursday’s film with the one and only Jen’s Risom. Today I’ve opted for more of a recent build with this contemporary design from Chile, created by architectural firm 57 Studio. I felt what really made Jens’ home was the careful selection of interesting objects around the home within quite an understated and simplistic house design …

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Jens Risom’s Block Island Retreat by Gary Nadeau

Short film has been a little thin on the ground this week for the subjects we typically like to discuss here, so I’m pretty relieved to come across Gary Nadeau’s latest project on behalf of Dwell, as they caught up with mid-century maestro Jens Risom. The iconic Danish designer took some time out to recall a prefabricated project he designed with a great deal of affection in the late 60’s, which his …

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Volga House by Architect Peter Kostelov

Russia isn’t somewhere that we’ve typically turned to in terms of showing architecture here on the blog, however I came across the work of Peter Kostelov earlier and was really impressed with the way he was using reclaimed materials within his projects. He’s a former winner of the International Architect Award and has claimed a great number of prizes in his own country for the way he is able to repurpose what has been cast aside by others …

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Atrium House by BFS Design

I thought I’d come through with a little architecture for you all today as a means to balance up what we’ve got lined up already on the platform from the past few days. I’m sure many of you don’t even give this a second thought but we are often weighing up what to bring in next and whether we are too one sided to a particular subject or topic. What’s great about the areas we do speak upon is that they all intertwine, I like to think we offset …

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Tadao Ando Photographed by Donata Wenders

I’ve not talked about a highly acclaimed designer in a while so I thought I’d buck the trend today and bring you something slightly different. As you can imagine I regularly go through phases of inspiration, just like everyone else, so when I came across this brilliant photography matched with a superb architect I had to bring it across to showcase to you all. Although I’ve singled out one specific …

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Strick house by Oscar Niemeyer

Time for some more modernist architecture I think. I’ve been on the browse since wednesday when we highlighted Marion Berrin’s collection of Le Corbusier photos and luckily this morning I came across another beautiful build, this time by Oscar Niemeyer. I say architecture, and of course it is, because Oscar did design and create the building we have here, however the set I’m bringing across today does lean towards more interior design …

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Marion Berrin photographs Le Corbusier’s La Radieuse

Today I’ve been around the houses in search for content, as my first preference is always to try and find a short film as I feel that these best convey a project, especially if they involve some kind of interview with the creative minds behind each. A handful of topics however, like architecture for example, rarely get regular documentation via a film, so I’ve turned my attention to photography …

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Garance Dore Photographs Russel Wright’s Home

After sharing the work of the late great sculptor Constantin Brancusi yesterday I felt compelled to search out another master if you will that is no longer with us. Given we’ve featured a good number of names that the history books won’t let us forget, I found myself searching over a few that we’d visited before to see if we could unearth any further context to these select marvellous minds …

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