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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Santa Julia House by Emilio Marin Studio

Emilio Marín studied at the University of Chile, opening his studio, Emilio Marin Studio, in 2005. Two years later Juan Carlos López joined the project. One thing I like about them both is their conviction when defending their work philosophy; they enjoy the day to day, doing what they want to, when and with whom they want to, and taking as long as they want to do it. Santa Julia House, presented here in this imagery above and below …

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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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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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The InBetween House by Koji Tsutsui Architects

Built as a mountain retreat from the hustle of Tokyo this “InBetween” home designed by Koji Tsutsui architects sits flawlessly into it’s surrounding topography and neighbouring culture. Constructed using locally sourced and prepared larch wood Koji Tsutsui opted to incorporate traditional Japanese wood construction methods in the build. This way local craftsmen where able to skillfully create …

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