architecture
New book: The Monocle Guide to Better Living

New book: The Monocle Guide to Better Living

Monocle, one of the most successful magazines to be developed in the past decade, are about to launch their first-ever book: The Monocle Guide to Better Living. In the book the editorial team looks at one of their core themes: how to live well. You can read The Monocle Guide to Better Living as a...
A house with a bend

A house with a bend

Swedish design and architectural firm Claesson Koivisto Rune has recently designed a bent house for one of their Swedish clients. The gross building allowance had to be fully exploited in order to create a large enough home for the growing family. The stipulated distance to the property line of course limited the positioning from the...
Energy-producing shell covered with hairs that can extract wind energy

Energy-producing shell covered with hairs that can extract wind energy

Belatchew Architects presents a visionary idea called STRAWSCRAPER, the first project to come out of their  business called Belatchew Labs. STRAWSCRAPER is an extension of the south tower on Södermalm in Stockholm with a new energy-producing shell covered with hairs that can extract wind energy. What was originally meant to be 40 storeys became only...
Harpa wins Mies van der Rohe Award 2013

Harpa wins Mies van der Rohe Award 2013

The new Reykjavik Concert Hall and Conference Centre Harpa, wins the 2013 European Union Prize for Contemporary Architecture – Mies van der Rohe Award. The building is designed by Henning Larsen Architects, Batteríið Architects and Studio Olafur Eliasson in collaboration. The building has helped to transform and revitalise Reykjavik harbour and brought the city and...
Villa Bloemendaal interior design by i29

Villa Bloemendaal interior design by i29

i29 interior architects worked on the interior of a villa called Villa Bloemendaal, designed by Paul de Ruiter architects. Villa Bloemendaal is a sustainable home that follows a minimalistic design and shows respect for man and nature alike, in a unique residential area where the existing flora and fauna are given full rein. The large...
A new interactive game that expands our exploration of privacy and public space

A new interactive game that expands our exploration of privacy and public space

The urban think tank, community center and public gathering space BMW Guggenheim Lab has just launched Public/Private a new interactive game that expands our exploration of privacy and public space. Go ahead and try – it only takes 60 seconds to share where you find privacy – then you can see how your city compares with the...
The Serpentine Gallery Pavilion 2013 by Sou Fujimoto

The Serpentine Gallery Pavilion 2013 by Sou Fujimoto

Japanese architect Sou Fujimoto is the 13th architect to accept the invitation to design a temporary structure for The Serpentine Gallery in London. Previous architects that has been invited include Herzog & de Meuron and Ai Weiwei, Frank Gehry, Oscar Niemeyer and Zaha Hadid. In his architecture Sou Fujimoto is trying to re-inventing our relationship with the built environment.  He...
Concrete in architecture

Concrete in architecture

Concrete has been used in architecture for more than a century. This raw material can be used in many different ways. Just like Archilover put together a selection of building skins last week, they have now brought together a collection of buildings made of concrete. Follow the link to read the full story. Casa Costa...
Building skins

Building skins

Archilovers has just put together a collection of “building skins“, advanced technical solutions for facade design. Collected from around the world. Some of the buildings below, check out the complete story at Archilovers. House and atelier in Holland designed by Angie Abbink (Abbink X De Haas architectures. Rapperswil-Jona municipal museum in Switzerland by :mlzd. The...
Relief wall tile made of Soft Concrete

Relief wall tile made of Soft Concrete

Relief is a wall tile designed by the architect Eva Kai-Larsen. It is made of a very special concrete material, called Soft Concrete. The wall tile is primarily intended for public decoration in entrances and similar premises. The tile has a square shape with one or two corners cut, so that sloping planes are formed....