Gulliver House by Be-Fun Architects

Considering the Christmas break it would seem this week is finishing before it’s begun, since today has been our first full day back in the office. Nevertheless it’s always good to clear the decks and come through with a fresh line up so I’ve been on the hunt for a little architecture to compliment the film and ceramics that have reached your screens in the past few days. I found exactly the sort of project I was looking for out in the Japan …

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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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Transparent House photographed by Tim Van de Velde

Talking upon architecture we quickly learnt that the best source for finding great photographs is the photographers themselves, opposed to the actual firms that create each project. This perhaps sounds a little obvious but when you’re constantly on the lookout for content you soon become wise to the fact that most firms present very small images of their work online. With their websites often …

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Collection of work from Robin & Lucienne Day

From a personal perspective I can’t think of anything more heartwarming than coming across the entire life’s work of a creative couple. British designers Robin and Lucienne Day are a prime example of two different styles intertwining and complimenting one another, for those that haven’t been inspired by these two already they worked away in the post-war period as furniture and textile designers respectively. I’ve really enjoyed learn …

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Mimic Shelf by Kairi Eguchi

I think well designed shelving can subtly add that much needed structure to a minimal and open plan home, keeping all your essentials neatly tucked together. Not surprisingly Dieter Rams shelving system for Vitsoe would be the go to unit for most of us, however I was impressed with the work of young Japanese designer Kairi Eguchi today who has recently fabricated his own take on the shelving form, which I’ve brought across for all …

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Villa Frenay by 70f Architects

We head to Holland now, Lelystad to be specific through the work of 70F architects and this minimalist Villa that their team built two years back. I can’t say I’ve come across their work previously but I really enjoyed this project all the same, browsing over their portfolio that spans twelve years back it would seem they often opt for a boxy exterior with large windows being the prominent feature of each build. The open plan interior was …

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Casa de Lavre by Nuno Merino Rocha

I felt it was about time we brought across some architecture that was more recently constructed, yet just as considered as those we’ve been highlighting from the past. My search landed me in Portugal where architect Nuno Merino Rocha has undertaken this functional, understated build which looks to blend into it’s environment and offer its owner a less is more approach to living amongst nature. Through the use of a flush shutter sys …

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Furniture by Joaquim Tenreiro

I’ve always (and I’m showing my age here) recognised Brazil mainly for their sporting achievements, having grown up watching the Rivaldo’s and Ronaldinho’s of this world with much amazement. It got me thinking this morning that I must research more into the designers that originate from this wonderful country, and in doing so I stumbled across a collection of furniture made by Joaquim Tenreiro. Before going into any detail on …

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