Design and Architecture by Hermann Kaufmann

Searching through all these different architecture portfolios can get a bit samey, often the builds look very similar to all the others out there. Alongside my goal to discover new and interesting architects, I’m also on the hunt for technical details that showcase how the builds are constructed, importantly how they are developed and designed. Videos can be good, you can see construction …

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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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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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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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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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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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360 House by Subarquitectura

Apologies if you’ve come across this project before but this Madrid based build and it’s concept really intrigued me when browsing around today. The design of the 360 House, which was realised three years ago by Subarquiteura firm, is something I’ve not come across before, the house is looped back on itself offering the owner two directions in which to reach their desired destination within the home. It’s a really bold piece of architecture and one …

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Case Study Imagery by Vitra Design

This morning I enjoyed having a browse through the Vitra website which always showcases some great furniture, I think they’re one of the better websites to have a look at and they seem to take great care over their web presence. Obviously inspiration isn’t always readily available on these more corporate sites due to the fact that they keep their photography shot in a professional studio with a white background, not …

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Alvar Aalto: In the Master’s Home

You may have seen me mention Alvar Aalto before, whether it be here or on my personal website, and over the weekend Nowness created this fantastic feature showcasing photography of the interior and exterior of the Alvar Aalto house in Helsinki, Finland. Alvar was a Finnish architect and designer, and was probably the most important Finnish architect of the 20th century. Not only did he design buildings, he …

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This Must Be The Place, John Coffer

A new series of short films by Ben Wu and David Usui of Lost & Found Films exploring the idea of home, what makes them, how they represent us, and why we need them. They began with Byun, a multi-media artist based in Brooklyn, NY. But I specifically picked out this one with John Coffer, an individual who left his normal day job to live off his own land in a simple and humble way. Students can pay to visit his workshops just …

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