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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Design in the Jacques Dupuis Archive

At the moment I feel like I have inspiration flowing at me from all different angles, one website that sums up this feeling nicely is that of Jacques Dupuis. Mr Dupuis was a Belgian architect who happened to be quite a major figure in the countries design and architecture scene, following mainly modernist ideals in the 1950’s. Although his architecture was, and still is, very well-known, like most designers of the time he didn’t just stay …

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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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Marcel Breuer – Design and Architecture

After receiving a few new books in the shop I decided to highlight one in-particular, that being a new publication by Vitra Design Museum titled ‘Marcel Breuer – Design and Architecture’. It’s a book that I highly anticipated myself as a lot of Marcel’s architecture has gone slightly unnoticed, we all tend to talk about his furniture but never his buildings. So this book amalgamates both, separating his work in to two sections and talks …

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Ray Kappe: His Home, Influences and Processes

I stumbled into a few pieces of content that revolved around architect Ray Kappe and his work, so it seemed right to capture them in one group and discuss some thoughts across the board. Whilst browsing on the Kappe+DU architecture page I came across their blog section that keeps you up to date with their ongoings, most of it is the usual information that firms write about such as event …

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Architecture and Furniture by Alejandro Sticotti

Ever since I discovered Alejandro Sticotti, a leading residential architect and furniture designer from Buenos Aires, Argentina, I’ve really been fascinated by his work. He studied architecture at the University of Buenos Aires before establishing his own line of furniture, NET, twenty-five years ago. Ever since the beginning, Alejandro has expressed his preference for simple lines and their affinity with the funcionalist ideology. For him …

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A Look at Alvar Aalto’s Muuratsalo Experimental House

To finish off the week I thought I’d highlight Alvar Aalto’s Muuratsalo Experimental House, a place that’s been on my mind for a while now. You may remember me mentioning my project for 2013 was to make a piece of furniture, well before I get to that point I’ve decided it might be worthwhile drawing chairs every night to get a feel for what I want. This will obviously involve replicating chairs that I …

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Bucky and Spaceship Earth by Carlos Carcas

Over the weekend I sat and watched Norman Foster in his film “How much does your building weigh, Mr. Foster?”, a documentary piece on the talented British architect that released late 2010. Don’t ask me why it’s taken me this long to watch it, I guess when there’s so much good material out there it’s sometimes hard to keep track of it all. I’m like a wandering turtle who tries to collect all this inspiration, luckily I’ve got this place to dump …

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The Tables of Carlo Scarpa

Today I thought I’d bring across some stark looking design for all of you to admire. This furniture by Carlo Scarpa is sure to hold well against the cold weather that we’re experiencing here in the UK, and it was the perfect remedy for me over the weekend. I decided to sit through a short film early Saturday morning that had been produced by SIMON last month, as it hadn’t got many views I wasn’t expecting anything spectacular but I was instant …

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Documentary on Architect Josep Lluis Sert

I felt it was about time architecture joined our creative content this week, so I went on the hunt earlier this morning to find either a recent build or a short film that would provoke a little food for thought on the subject. I’d not intentionally headed out with the modernist era in mind but once again I found myself marvelling at the talents of an individual creating in this period, someone we’ve not highlighted here before which is a bit of …

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Assorted Imagery from Fujiwaramuro Architects

I thought I’d lighten up the mood after a busy holiday period, bringing with me a concise selection of imagery from Fujiwaramuro architects who’re based out of Osaka. My little jibe with Japan continues as I’ve been coming across a variety of inspiration from that part of the world, the consistent ideology that seems to influence Japanese designers and craftsman alike is very …

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