Category: ARCHITECTURE


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Staging Space: Scenic Interiors and Spatial Experiences, edited by Robert Klanten, Lukas Feireiss and Sven Ehmann (available on amazon UK and USA)

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From the architect. On a heavily wooded site adjacent to a lake in Milwaukee’s western fringe, Robert Oshatz was asked to design a home for a growing family. The site originally contained a house that was unsuitable for the family’s needs and was demolished. The owners recognized the site’s natural beauty, however, and stressed the importance of retaining all of the trees that existed on the site. The clients wanted a building, constructed from natural materials, which acted as one with its environment and provided unobstructed views and connections to the surrounding landscape.

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RING – Mirrored cubes installation – Place Vendôme, Paris. 2012
Dimensions :  h 45 x l 50 m

“Ring” is an installation which takes into consideration the urban space networking : the rhythm, flow, organization and spatial hierarchy. The installation embodies a visual effect that is to connect all of these interactions through the implementation of an optical effect: the repetition of an cubic mirror to break the perception of the place.

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Northern California – Designed by ObjecktCreative architecture studio

Infinite Staircase Olafur EliassonThe Infinite Staircase sculpture titled Umschreibung designed by Olafur Eliasson.

The swirled shape connects to itself, creating a continuous structure that looks more like an optical illusion. Hard to contemplate for a long time without getting a bit dizzy, the 9-meter tall staircase seems to be going upwards and downwards at the same time. This never ending spiraling staircase is located right outside the KPMG accounting firm offices building in Munich, Germany, making it convenient for co-workers to go for a stroll or get a quick workout in on their lunch breaks without having to stray too far away.

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Photo taken by C. Krieglsteiner.

Let’s take a look back on the gorgeous work of Mickey Muennig in the 70s.

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Muennig says on his website that “Architecture is more than a shelter; it bonds a continuous and worldwide mystery to its inhabitants,” which certainly holds true for the Greenhouse in Big Sur (California).

Using stone, timber and other natural materials, the master of organic design created a fantasy home that creates an instant communication between the occupant and the breathtaking landscape. A loft bed is suspended at the top of the small space, which is warmed with a glass roof, while a vent promotes natural ventilation.

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TuboHotel by T3arc is a simple concrete structure built out of recycled tubes from construction. The rooms at Tubo are built in modules of 3, where one is stacked in a pyramid form and the user climbs a ladder to get to their bed. With nothing much more to it than just a concrete tube and some glazed facades, the construction process only took 3 months!

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A giant web has landed amid the ruins of Marrakech’s largest mosque. The gossamer installation, by Berlin-based Barkow Leibinger Architects, is part of the fourth Marrakech Biennale, during which the city plays host to a rich mix of literature, film, music and art events.

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Photograph by Don Snyder from his book Aquarian Odyssey (1980*)

(Scan, via sighsandwhispers)

The Tropism Well by UK-based Poietic Studio is a modernized take on the water fountain. Sensing the approach of an individual the well begins to lean automatically as water is pumped into the stem, pouring enough water to fill a glass. The motion of the fountain is really quite elegant and certainly puts a twist on a common functional object.

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