Posts tagged Architecture

khalifaabubakar:

Mural Tribute to Oscar Neimeyer (2013) - Eduardo Kobra
This is probably the most impressive piece of street art I’ve come across! Totaling 52m in height this mark of respect for Brazilian born, Modernist architect, Oscar Neimeyer, uses a skyscraper as a canvas.

khalifaabubakar:

Mural Tribute to Oscar Neimeyer (2013) - Eduardo Kobra

This is probably the most impressive piece of street art I’ve come across! Totaling 52m in height this mark of respect for Brazilian born, Modernist architect, Oscar Neimeyer, uses a skyscraper as a canvas.

Maracana House, Sao Paulo - Terra e Tuma

Concrete has been made cosy in this sunken house in Brazil. There are some really nice elements at play here, particularly concerning the connection to greenery and the outside.

khalifaabubakar:

Louvre Lens - SANAA

Kazuyo Sejima & Ryue Nishizwa (of SANAA) are a duo, whose work I’ve admired for sometime now. Pictured here is one of their most recent cultural projects, situated in Lens, Northern France, a  city known for its UNESCO World Heritage Coal Piles. The gallery building was commissioned by the Louvre Museum, and carries on an emerging and noteworthy trend by major cultural institutions in Paris, of decentralising the Parisian choke-hold on French cultural artifacts.

The building and landscape have been designed to be sensitive to site, SANAA’s response is a uniquely seamless and transient building, almost ‘non-existence’ in character, that distracts little from the surrounding context.

“In order to visually and physically open up the site, the main glassed area features a hollow in the core of the building. This delicate glass box serves as an entry hall to the museum and is a genuine public space for the city of Lens. It is transparent and opens up to several directions of the site, and it can be crossed through to get to different quarters of the city. The spaces are contained by a façade of anodized, polished aluminium that reverts a blurred and fuzzy image of the site’s contours, reflections that change as one strolls by depending on the landscaping and available light.”  SANAA via DETAIL Online

The use of building suits SANAA’s refined and subtractive approach to architecture very well. The firm has an acute knowledge of detailing and minimalism that I can sometimes find too lifeless for private residences, but particularly apt for cultural/ commercial projects.

khalifaabubakar:

Harold Street Residence - Jackson Clement Burrows Architects

This project in Melbourne, is yet another good housing project by an Australian practice…they really have a mastery of one-off residences Down Under.

Husteca Archive (Renovation)
Architects: Ana Moron Hernandez, Rayomond Bambo Naya & Pedro Lafuente

Husteca Archive (Renovation)

Architects: Ana Moron Hernandez, Rayomond Bambo Naya & Pedro Lafuente

Jewish Synagogue and Community Centre, Ulm

Architects: ksg

ilikearchitecture:

The general design of the Fuencarral-El Pardo Police Station is in response to its environment. The building is set back from the property line, leaving a free public urban space that allows pedestrian access. 

ilikearchitecture:

The general design of the Fuencarral-El Pardo Police Station is in response to its environment. The building is set back from the property line, leaving a free public urban space that allows pedestrian access. 

L-House, Japan: Secluded in context and design, timber meets concrete, in this raw interpretation of architecture…we’re very much fans of the materiality and honesty of this project!
Architects: Florian Busch Architects 

L-House, Japan: Secluded in context and design, timber meets concrete, in this raw interpretation of architecture…we’re very much fans of the materiality and honesty of this project!

ArchitectsFlorian Busch Architects 

A well executed conversion of a dilapidated 1960’s office block in Milan.

ArchitectsPark Associati

designismymuse:

Hanging Home by Chris Briffa Architects (via contemporist)

Perforated hexagons wrap this house and studio by Dutch designer Chris Abel.

Perforated hexagons wrap this house and studio by Dutch designer Chris Abel.

rcruzniemiec:

TK139A

Architects: AT 103 Photographer: Rafael Gamo

A piece of wooden mastery by Giles Miller, marks the entrance to the main venue at this years Clerkenwell Design Week in London.

A piece of wooden mastery by Giles Miller, marks the entrance to the main venue at this years Clerkenwell Design Week in London.

Platform 5’s glass extensions to a house in Dalston…

Platform 5’s glass extensions to a house in Dalston…

Finally its here!! Many of those familiar with London, will know all about the redevelopment going on at the cities prestigious King’s Cross Station…Well… finally it has been completed and is due to open next week…can’t wait until im back in town!! 
Project Architects: John McAslan & Partners

Finally its here!! Many of those familiar with London, will know all about the redevelopment going on at the cities prestigious King’s Cross Station…Well… finally it has been completed and is due to open next week…can’t wait until im back in town!!

Project Architects: John McAslan & Partners