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Naruse House by Kiyotoshi Mori & Natsuko Kawamura / MDS, photo: Masao Nishikawa

Naruse House by Kiyotoshi Mori & Natsuko Kawamura / MDS, photo: Masao Nishikawa

On undulating land on an irregular lot in a suburb of Tokyo, Kiyotoshi Mori & Natsuko Kawamura of MDS have created a house with walls at unexpected angles.

 

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'Solo Office' by Office KGDVS

‘Solo Office’ by Office KGDVS

The Solo Houses project, a collection of villas in Spain by international architects, has unveiled ‘Solo Office’, a house designed by Belgium’s OFFICE Kersten Geers David Van Severen.

 

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Akatsuka House by Kiyotoshi Mori & Natsuko Kawamura / MDS, photo: Toshiyuki Yano

Akatsuka House by Kiyotoshi Mori & Natsuko Kawamura / MDS, photo: Toshiyuki Yano

Located between rural and urban areas on the edge of Tokyo, Akatsuka House by Kiyotoshi Mori and Natsuko Kawamura / MDS is designed to shelter its inhabitants from noise of the city yet connects with the surrounding environment.

 

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turnOn by AllesWirdGut

turnOn rotatable housing module by AllesWirdGut

The MAK, the Austrian Museum of Applied Arts/ Contemporary Art in Vienna, has acquired turnOn, a living-utopia object by Austrian architectural studio AllesWirdGut.

 

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Thu 4.9.

Hy-Fi at MoMA PS1 by David Benjamin (US)

Posted by Walter Phillips on 04.09.2014 - Tagged as: , ,

Hy-Fi at MoMA PS1 by David Benjamin

Hy-Fi at MoMA PS1 by David Benjamin

Plant life is growing and the eco-bricks at the bottom of the Hy-Fi tower at PS1 have begun the early stages of composting. This week the tower is beginning its final breakdown.

 

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Mon 1.9.

Social-housing and Offices Le Marais by Atelier du Pont (FR)

Posted by Walter Phillips on 01.09.2014 - Tagged as: ,

Social-housing and Offices Le Marais by Atelier du Pont, photo: Frédéric Delangle

Social-housing and Offices Le Marais by Atelier du Pont, photo: Frédéric Delangle

Atelier du Pont has reconstructed a building within the perimeter of the Plan to Protect and Restore the Marais (PSMV), a social-housing and offices complex not far from the Centre Pompidou in Paris.

 

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Sun 31.8.

Thermal versatility

Posted by Walter Phillips on 31.08.2014 - Tagged as: , ,

R-House in Tokyo blends privacy and transparency

R-House in Tokyo blends privacy and transparency

New architect-designed homes in Tokyo are often impenetrable from the street. However, this house, in an exclusive enclave, takes the opposite approach. Designed by Riccardo Tossani Architecture, the house is almost entirely glazed, with fine aluminium blades creating just a veil of privacy. “We wanted to capitalise on the views over a nearby park, as well as maximising light,” says architect, Riccardo Tossani, who worked closely with his partner, Interior architect, Atsuko Itoda. Arup Engineers also formed part of the team. “Many new homes turn their back on neighbours,” says Tossani. “The density in Tokyo often favours this approach.” (Text by Stephen Crafti)

 

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Mon 25.8.

London – Generator of Architectural Impulses for the Modern World?

Posted by Walter Phillips on 25.08.2014 - Tagged as:

The Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) opened its renovated gallery with ‘The Brits who Built the Modern World’ (exhibition poster)

The Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) opened its renovated gallery with ‘The Brits who Built the Modern World’ (exhibition poster)

London is not only the capital of Great Britain, it’s also the largest city in Europe and one of the strongest economical powerhouses worldwide, attracting more than 30 million visitors annually (2008). Many of them no doubt visit Tate Modern (Herzog & de Meuron) – some probably by crossing the Thames via the Millennium Bridge (Foster + Partners). Considering all the first-class tourist attractions it has to offer, one wonders if visitors will remember London as a future-oriented city, or if most of them identify it primarily with the glory days of a bygone empire – with Queen Victoria and Victorian buildings, or Harrods and Selfridges. They may, with some irony, reach the conclusion that while they’re grateful for the wonderful time they’ve had thanks to intelligent and long-term investments made in architecture 150 years ago, it remains to be seen, when looking at some of the newer buildings, whether their grandchildren will still want to visit London. (by Klaus Leuschel)

 

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