Tag Archive: architecture

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MVRDV: Book Mountain

Posted on October 11th, 2012

There are a few architecture firms whose activities I monitor frequently as they always seem to be involved in innovative projects that transcend the day-to-day operations of the firm. Winy Maas’ MVRDV, one of the most interesting and inventive firms around, has emerged at the forefront of debates surrounding the nature of urbanism and the … (More →)

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Guest House by HHF Architects and Ai Weiwei

Posted on September 17th, 2012

It’s always a pleasure to see innovative architectural projects and although I haven’t seen this one in person I was immediately taken by the images of this structure designed by Ai Weiwei and HHF Architects. About 2 hours drive from Manhattan in Ancram, on a forested slope in upstate New York, sits the Tsai Residence, … (More →)

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Louis Kahn Exhibition, Rotterdam

Posted on September 13th, 2012

Louis Kahn is considered one of the most important architects of the twentieth century having influenced a long list of practitioners such as Aldo Rossi, Robert Venturi, James Stirling, Mario Botta and Tadao Ando. The Netherlands Architecture Institute has just mounted an exhibition exploring his work titled The Power of Architecture including drawings, photographs, watercolours, … (More →)

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BIG’s Museum of National History, Copenhagen Design

Posted on August 17th, 2012

Denmark’s Museum of National History is planning a new facility and administered an open international competition which attracted some of the world’s most interesting architectural firms. They’ve recently announced the sixth finalist out of the 40 firms that made the shortlist, and my personal favourite design comes from the rapidly rising architectural star, Bjarke Ingels … (More →)

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MVRDV Lego Towers Exhibition

Posted on August 15th, 2012

As part of this year’s Venice Architecture Biennale, MVRDV’s Winy Maas and his The Why Factory think-tank will construct and install 676 miniature towers at 1:1000 scale made of LEGO. The installation will be included in an exhibition designed to promote the notion that architectural discourse should be included in discussions around development policies in … (More →)

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Coast Modern Film

Posted on August 3rd, 2012

Travelling along the Pacific North West, from Los Angeles to Vancouver, in Coast Modern Mike Bernard and Gavin Froome turned their lens on the homes that exemplify West Coast Modernist Architecture. The spaces they visit span three generations and have a deep reverence for place, light and the natural environment that surrounds them. Dion Neutra, … (More →)

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Live in the House of Muji

Posted on July 11th, 2012

I first discovered MUJI almost 15 years ago when I lived in London for a summer. I walked down the King’s Road and into a shop bursting with an astonishing range of merchandise from housewares to office supplies to clothing where each item was most minimal in its design, none of the objects were branded … (More →)

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Richard Meier Monograph by Phaidon

Posted on June 23rd, 2012

The American architect Richard Meier, renowned for his white rationalist structures, is receiving the comprehensive Phaidon monograph treatment in a tome due out in August. More than 600 pages long, with more than 450 colour illustrations, it will chronicle an impressive 90 architectural works dating between 1965 and 2002, including information on all his best-known … (More →)


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