May 22nd, 2013
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4D Type, 2011 by Lo Siento from Spain

“4D Typography is the result of intersectioning, in an orthogonal way in space, two extrusions of the same character, which allows the spectator to read it from, minimum, two different positions in space.

An observer searching to enjoy a particular architecture, is forced to move around and through it. The change in perspective generates new spaces in which light acts in different ways. In this case, it is the typography who makes the effort of abandoning its two dimensions to approach the architectural sense. It does not resign with a third dimension; a fourth one is necessary to complete the reading possibilities. By hanging the typography, the reader is allowed to surround the characters in order to understand all their shapes.”

via maybeitsgreat

Reblogged from The Inimitable Tiff
August 13th, 2012
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Nautilus Shell House by Arquitectura Orgánica:
Mexico City, 2006

This amazing house was built in 2006 by Arquitectura Orgánica.
A young couple with two children from Mexico City who, after living
in a conventional home, wanted to change to one integrated to nature.

The goal of this project was to make it feel like an internal inhabitant
of a snail, like a mollusk moving from one chamber to another, like a symbiotic dweller of a huge fossil maternal cloister.

(via bookspaperscissors)

And the best part is, if you put your ear up to the window it sounds just like the ocean.

Reblogged from
August 1st, 2012
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Tree Hotel | Harads, Sweden

Tham & Videgård Arkitekter's treehouse-inspired project has been voted to be one of five category finalists for the Archdaily’s 2011 Building of the Year Award.

February 22, 2012
ArchDaily Building of the Year Awards Finalist: Tree Hotel

A tree hotel in the far north of Sweden, near the small village of Harads, close to the Arctic Circle. A shelter up in the trees; a lightweight aluminium structure hung around a tree trunk, a 4×4x4 meters box clad in mirrored glass. The exterior reflects the surroundings and the sky, creating a camouflaged refuge. The interior is all made of plywood and the windows give a 360 degree view of the surroundings.  

To prevent birds colliding with the reflective glass, a transparent ultraviolet colour is laminated into the glass panes which are visible for birds only.  

The construction also alludes to how man relates to nature, how we use high tech materials and products when exploring remote places in harsh climates (Gore-tex, Kevlar, composite materials, light weight tents etc).

The functions included provide for a living for two people; a double bed, a small bath room, a living room and a roof terrace. Access to the cabin is by a rope bridge connected to the next tree.

Source: alecschao, ArchDaily

Whoa, fancy. I was immediately concerned about birds crashing into it, but then read the blurb about a transparent ultraviolet colour that’s laminated into the glass panes (only visible to birds). Ok, ok …sounds good. I wonder how expensive or sustainable the lamination is, or if it’s visible to other flying creatures who aren’t avian, such at bats.

Just curious. Poor bats. 

Otherwise, I’d sleep there for sure! Except for that one with no wall on the side, you can have that one. *smiles sweetly*  

July 31st, 2012
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Riddle: Why Does This Bookshelf Make Me Feel Sad?

Answer: Because there is no ladder. Where is the ladder?  OH HOW SAD. 

If you let me loose in this room, you’d likely find me climbing your shelves in a grand attempt to satisfy my (rather insatiable) literary curiosity. Do not worry. You might as well plan to toss me a hook and some rope, I’ll rappel back down when I’m ready. Do you mind putting some pillows in the windowsill? It looks like a lovely afternoon reading spot…

kateoplis:

Haus WKraus Schönberg Architekten

Reblogged from kateoplis
October 26th, 2011
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Legendary Cities / Fine Art Series

Created by atelier olschinsky of Vienna, Austria.

http://www.olschinsky.at/

Founded in 2002, atelier olschinsky is a small creative studio based in Vienna, Austria. Peter Olschinsky and Verena Weiss are operating in various fields such as graphic design, illustration, photography and art direction. In addition to their jobs for clients they also run several independent projects, always trying to develop and refine their work. 

"It is just so important to work as much as you can, to learn and to be open to new things. The journey is the award." 

March 31st, 2011
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2011 Pritzker Architecture Prize

Awarded To Souto de Moura

Eduardo Souto de Moura, a notably minimalist Portuguese architect who has worked mainly in his native country designing a major soccer stadium and numerous private houses, has been awarded the 2011 Pritzker Prize, architecture’s highest honor.

Mr. Souto de Moura, who lives and works in the northern Portuguese city of Porto, is deeply respected in the field but is not as well known internationally as many previous Pritzker winners. He is the second Portuguese architect to win the prize; the first, in 1992, was Alvaro Siza, for whom Mr. Souto de Moura worked at the beginning of his career.

The jury cited a number of works in its statement, including his 2004 stadium in Braga, Portugal, a 2007 office tower in Porto and his design for the Paula Rego Museum in Cascais, Portugal, completed in 2008.

The Pritzer Architecture Prize is awarded annually by a jury to a living architect who has made “significant contributions to humanity and the built environment through the art of architecture.” The winner receives a $100,000 grant. (Source)

March 24th, 2011
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Holy Glass Skyscraper, Batman.

This 56-storey residential tower (designed by Switzerland-based architecture firm Herzog & de Meuron) was started in 2008 and was slated for completion in late 2010. Unfortunately, in January 2009 skyscraperpage.com noted that construction of the building was suspended, due to financial problems.
I figured it out though; they just didn’t order enough curtains.Those are going to take awhile. 

Holy Glass Skyscraper, Batman.

This 56-storey residential tower (designed by Switzerland-based architecture firm Herzog & de Meuron) was started in 2008 and was slated for completion in late 2010. Unfortunately, in January 2009 skyscraperpage.com noted that construction of the building was suspended, due to financial problems.

I figured it out though; they just didn’t order enough curtains.
Those are going to take awhile. 

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