Tag: architecture

The Frank Lloyd Wright Dog House

The story about a boy who asked a famous architect for a favor. He had a paper route, he said, and hoped that the architect might design for Eddie, his black Lab, a house “which would be easy to build and would go with our house.” His father had commissioned Wright to design a house…

Garden & House

Bringing the indoors outdoors, and the outdoors indoors; I think I found Jack’s new dream home! The Japanese architect Ryue Nishizawa designed this “Garden & House” in Tokyo on a very small lot of just 8 x 4 m. It doesn’t really have a facade or walls: vases, planters, concrete benches, plexiglass railings, full-height windows…

Garden Facade

2012 Architecten gives us a great example of how to creatively use an area, that others might see as worthless, and give the community a beautiful, lively space! The architects were asked to design a public artwork that would span the expanse of the building facade while repairs were made and a secondary building we…

The Patient Gardener

Stockholm-based VisionDivision conducted a week-long workshop at the Politecnico di Milano, in Milan, Italy, in which guest professors conducted an exploration for students to consider the impact of the fast-paced lifestyle on ecology and environmental issues in architecture. The result was “The Patient Gardener“, a structure consisting of ten Japanese cherry trees which is the…

Simplifying the 5th Ave Cube

Apple is currently updating their iconic 5th Ave store. What was 90 panes of glass will soon be reduced down to just 15, creating a sleeker look. The grand unveiling will be in November. Via The Gothamist

Single Hauz

Front Architects have quite a unique take on the concept of compact living spaces! Inspired by a billboard it is designed as an object that can easily fit into almost any place on Earth. Particularly recommended to locations with extra-ordinary landscape conditions: forest, sea, lake, mountains, meadows; yet a sideway of a city thoroughfare. Via…

The Man Who Designed Apple’s Glass Cube Store

It’s incredible to think that the “glass cube” Apple Store on Fifth Avenue was Peter Bohlin’s first retail space and now his iconic structure is the “5th most photographed landmark in the city and 28th worldwide.” “How do you motivate people to come down into a space like this?” Bohlin wondered. The answer was to…

Falling Down the Guggenheim Museum Hall

Oh, how I would love for this to exist! Instead of contemplating the void of the Guggenheim Museum’s central space, JDS architects have proposed an experience which sees a trampoline net spiraling down the institution’s rotunda. This idea plays on Frank Lloyd Wright’s original scenography for the guggenheim in which he envisioned patrons visiting the…

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