Zaha Hadid passed away unexpectedly, suffering a heart attack in a Miami hospital where she was being treated for bronchitis. She was 65.
It would be disingenuous for me to claim I was an admirer of Hadid’s oeuvre. Doubtless she was an important figure within contemporary architecture,...
Era un día, como cualquier otro. Yo estaba pensando en mis cosas cuando fui asaltado visualmente por una ducha en este hotel. (Así es… asaltado.)
La mayoría de la gente, probablemente no se habrían dado cuenta. Seguro se ducharon y continuaron a la siguiente parte de su día sin...
Being an Architect is Hell
his was a day, just like any other day. I was minding my own business when I was visually assaulted by a shower in this hotel. (That’s right … assaulted.)
For most people, they probably wouldn’t have even noticed. They would have taken their shower and moved...
When you break your leg, it eventually knits itself back together. Osteoblast cells produce minerals that create the structure of new bone, turning fragments back into a whole.
Why, thought microbiologist Henk Jonkers, can’t buildings do the same thing?
Inspired by the human body, Jonkers,...
The property on which this house stands enjoys a unique position in a quite cul-de-sac in Tamboerskloof. Bounded on one side by a pedestrian stair and pathway it is this subtle factor that unlocks the potential within the property and the phenomenal vistas experienced from nearly all aspects...
The house is set on a secluded, tranquil stand surrounded by established trees. The main house consists of two wings: the living wing and the bedroom wing. Both wings have long, low roofs which appear to float over and past them. These roofs are supported on external steel posts, as all of...
Nestled on a knoll top within an expansive West Marin ranch, this compound creates a gathering place for an extended family. The cluster of buildings shapes a courtyard that frames a view back to Mount Tamalpais. The courtyard shields the strong winds and creates a warm sunny spot for the...
This pristine contemporary home is located on the west coast 90kms north of Cape Town – bordered by a nature reserve adjoining the ocean. Sites like this don’t come much more spectacular. Taking full advantage of the ocean views and responding to the coastal dune context, Gavin Maddock...
Architects: Fearns Studio
Location: Sydney, Australia
Project Team: Matt Fearns
Area: 260 m²
Photographs: Tom Ferguson
Builder: Promena Projects
Structural Engineer: Andrew Derbidge – Partridge Partners
Hydraulic Engineer: Michael Frost and Associates
A renovation of an inner...
Waterproof and water-resistant products have nothing on NeverWet. The superhydrophobic coating, now available in stores, repels liquids like you’ve never seen before. To bring NeverWet to the masses, developer Ross Nanotechnology licensed the product to Rust-Oleum, which recently...
Apart from Antonio Gaudí, who would have turned 161 today, both Robert Venturi and Pritzer Prize Winner Alvaro Siza also share a birthday today.
Portuguese architect Siza, who in fact decided to study architecture after an inspiring trip to Barcelona (where Gaudí’s influence left its mark...
Kyushu Geibunkan (main building) – Kengo Kuma – Japan
Architect: Kengo Kuma and Associates
Location: Fukuoka, Japan
?Type: Communication center, Cafe, Park
In this project we propose a gate, or roof-centered cultural facility, which could replace...
The Ramus M1 by Design Studio IL HOON ROH
Designer: Design Studio IL HOON ROH
Material: carbon fibre, Aircraft grade aluminium alloy and stainless steel components with toughened glass top
Colour and finish: carbon fibre with different pattern dimensions, silver carbon, carbon with Kevlar...
Illusion Table, hand made in Germany by Essey
Designer: John Brauer
Illusion is a timeless statement of beauty, simplicity and functionality.
As with many great designs inspiration is often derived from a story in order to create another:
“One day I was passing a Café...
PARKROYAL on Pickering Hotel – Woha – Singapore
Client: Parkroyal Hotels & Resorts
Area: 15.000 m²
Park Royal Hotels has officially opened its latest property, the stunning PARKROYAL on Pickering in Singapore. The new PARKROYAL is a masterpiece...
Daeyang Gallery and House – Steven Holl – Korea
Architect: Steven Holl Architects
Location: Seoul, Korea
Year: 2008-June 2012
Program: residential and art gallery
Floor area (SQUARE): 10.703 sf
The private gallery and house is sited in the hills of the Kangbuk...
CIPEA No.4 House – AZL architects – China
Architects: AZL architects
Location: Nanjing, Jiangsu Province, China
Architect In Charge: Zhang Lei
Design Team: Zhang Lei, Jeffrey Cheng, Wang Wang, Wang Yi
Collaborator: Architectural Design & Planning Institute, NJU
Area: 500 m²
Naturescape – Kengo Kuma & Associates – Italy
Architect: Kengo Kuma & Associates
Location: Milano, Italy
Project type: Showroom
In this showroom, the clean and pure pietra serena stone is used so as to recreate a topography that, as in real landscapes,...