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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Why people Love and Hate Le Corbusier

Those that live their lives by strict ideals will always divide the crowds, to many Le Corbusier is the greatest architect that ever lived and to others his arrogance oversaw his talent. What cannot be denied or plainly ignored however is his contribution to global architecture and his legacy that continues to inspire and allure countless generations. Upon the 125th anniversary of Le Corbusier’s birth Swissinfo explore the background behind the …

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Adam Currie Photographs the Barbican

One of the things I love about what we do here is the connections we make, and the diversity that this presents. Some days we strive to preserve the legacy that an individual has left behind, others feature creatives in their prime, and today we highlight the handiwork of someone just starting out and experimenting with a style that they can call their own. Soon to be architect and avid film photographer Adam Currie enters into our ever …

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Alpine Hut by Ofis Arhitekti

One thing that always puzzles me about architecture, or perhaps architects more specifically, is the way in which many firms present their projects online. You would have thought being design led in their thought process we would see an abundance of imagery and in this case short film that is aimed to really captivate the viewer and get them thinking why traditional housing has its flaws. This void makes photographers like Leslie …

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Mies, Aalto and Le Corbusier Interiors Photographed by Mary Gaudin

New Zealand born photographer Mary Gaudin has been impressing me lately with a selection of photography over on her portfolio website, particularly a section of it which documents a variety of architects homes and builds. Three of my favourites feature here, Alvar Aalto, his home and and office in Helsinki, Mies van der Rohe, The Barcelona Pavilion in Spain, and Le Corbusier …

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Asserbo house by Christensen & Co Architects

The last two days I’ve been spending quite a lot of time dedicated to scouring Denmark to see what I can find in terms of craftsmen and women, be this ceramic, metal, glass, or wood workers so hopefully we can bring a few of these individuals to light here in the next few weeks. In the meantime whilst I was poking around the various creative networks in Denmark I landed upon this project by chance, a small holiday home that was built in …

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Craven Road Studio by Shim-Sutcliffe Architects

I’ve literally gone around the houses today, as I searched for a dash of architecture that would remind us the value of great design. I found myself quickly fascinated by the work of Toronto based partners Shim-Sutcliffe who have created a great number of mesmerising, highly functional, sleek dwellings over the years. I was became in awe of two projects in particular that I was hoping …

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Alvar Aalto Studio Outtakes by Leslie Williamson

One of the main things that keeps me constantly captivated and inspired is the small network we’ve been lucky enough to generate here. I love the idea that once we’ve shared the work of someone that isn’t always the end of the line, I like checking back and seeing how creatives works have progressed, it’s good to know people are getting the rewards and opportunities they deserve. Leslie William …

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A Look Inside Le Cabanon by Le Corbusier

What a place! Le Corbusier’s retreat called Le Cabanon which sits on a wooded cliff overlooking the Mediterranean. It’s the only house that Le Corbusier actually designed for himself, a quaint little cabin which is miniature in scale and could be classed as a one-room cottage. He didn’t design a kitchen in this specific house since his friend owned a restaurant near by, his basic needs were fulfilled via the use of a combined space. This …

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