Posts filed under 'Architecture'

Tue 2.1.

Saint Joseph In The Woods by Messner Architects

Posted by Walter Phillips on 02.01.2018 - Tagged as:

Saint Joseph In The Woods by Messner Architects

Photographer: Davide Perbellini


The church in Stella is an appreciated spiritual place for people from far and wide, not least because it is located along the popular Sigmund Freud path in the alpine woods at 1300 m.a.s.l. (more…)

Fri 29.12.

Apple Orchard Road by Foster + Partners

Posted by Walter Phillips on 29.12.2017 - Tagged as:

Apple Orchard Road by Foster + Partners

Photographer: Nigel Young

Apple Orchard Road is the first Apple Flagship in Singapore, highlighting its role as a global centre for creativity. Its design reflects the vibrancy and innovative spirit of the city-state. The project is another example of the close collaboration between Foster + Partners and the design team at Apple led by chief design officer, Sir Jonathan Ive and Angela Ahrendts, senior vice president of Retail and Online Stores. Located along the tree-lined avenue, Orchard Road – at the heart of the garden city – the flagship aims to create a new social focus, while working with nature. It blurs the boundaries between inside and outside. (more…)

Thu 21.12.

Lane 189 by UNStudio

Posted by Walter Phillips on 21.12.2017 - Tagged as:

Lane 189 by UNStudio

Photographer: Eric Jap

Lane 189, located in the Putuo district in central Shanghai – opposite Chang Shou Park and close to the Jade Buddha Temple – is designed to provide a lifestyle destination for Shanghai’s young professionals. Lane189 combines retail, restaurant and office spaces in an organisation that rearranges the typical mall into a vertical city centre and provides opportunities for shopping, strolling, eating, gathering and relaxing. The design incorporates elements of ‘old Shanghai’ through geometry, pattern and materialisation and combines these with a contemporary urban experience, thereby creating a destination with a distinctly Shanghai feel (more…)

Mon 18.12.

Guna house by Pezo von Ellrichshausen

Posted by Walter Phillips on 18.12.2017 - Tagged as:

Guna house by Pezo von Ellrichshausen

Photographer: Pezo von Ellrichshausen

Hemmed in between a steeply sloping hillside and a wood of eucalyptus trees, the narrow plot of land compels one to cross the garden to arrive, descending, at the small bay of a lagoon. Overlooking the landscape, a monolithic prism of concrete attempts to articulate the contradictions of the topography with a square top floor measuring 20m on each side balanced on top of a compact bottom floor measuring 8.5m on each side. (more…)

Fri 15.12.

Cabin Kvitfjell by Lund Hagem Architects

Posted by Walter Phillips on 15.12.2017 - Tagged as:

Cabin Kvitfjell by Lund Hagem Architects

Photographer: Sam Hughes

Our design process was inspired by the client’s desire to have “a summer cabin in a winter landscape”. (more…)

Saucier + Perrotte Architectes

Photographer: Olivier Blouin


The project site is situated between the existing Émile Legault School and Raymond Bourque Arena, both of which are horizontal in form and neutral in character. For this project, it thus became vital for the design of new sports complex to create a visual and physical link between the Marcel Laurin Park (to the north of the site), and the projected green band that will run along Thimens Boulevard. (more…)

Tue 12.12.

Jiaxing Island by AIM Architecture

Posted by Walter Phillips on 12.12.2017 - Tagged as:

Saint-Laurent Sports Complex by Saucier + Perrotte Architectes

Photographer: Dirk Weiblen


Jiaxing Island, a mixed use building designed by Shanghai-based offices AIM Architecture and MORE Architecture, challenges the traditional notions of urbanisation in China. By literally placing public space in the centre of their project, the architects created a truly people-oriented architecture. (more…)

Fri 8.12.

Olson Cabin by Olson Kundig Architects

Posted by Walter Phillips on 08.12.2017 - Tagged as:

Olson Cabin by Olson Kundig Architects

Photographer: Kevin Scott

In 1912, Jim Olson’s grandparents built a summer cottage on a forested site on Puget Sound. Olson spent summers and many weekends there as a child. When he was eighteen years old and a first-year architecture student, his dad gave him five hundred dollars and said, “Go build a bunkhouse.” This was Olson’s first great opportunity. Nestled amidst the trees of this waterside forest and raised on stilts, this tiny cabin sat respectfully on the landscape. When his grandparents’ cottage was destroyed by fire in the 1960s, the bunkhouse was left as the sole structure on the property. (more…)