On the cherry blossom

January 21st, 2011

This house in Tokyo is called “On the cherry blossom”, and that is its biggest downside. It was designed by A.L.X. and it’s on my “buildings to visit when I ever get to Tokyo” list.

Nowhere but Sajima

December 7th, 2010

Nowhere but Sajima” is finally a house in Japan where I actually could go to and stay for a few days. It’s vacation rental residence located in Yokosuka-City, just outside of Tokyo. It was designed by Yasutaka Yoshimura Architects.

found at what we do is secret

After Effects

November 25th, 2010

Daniele Del Nero made a series of architectural scale models with black paper, which he then covered with flour and some small samples of mold. After some time they started to look like this. Beautiful!

found at The Fox Is Black

Conical Intersect

November 22nd, 2010

Gordon Matta-Clark was an American artist known for this site-specific artworks like his series of building cuts, where he removed sections of floors, ceilings, and walls in abandoned buildings. “Conical Intersect” was one of his project which he did during the Paris Biennale in 1975. You can find a video about it here.
You might also want to have a look at Turning the Place Over by Richard Wilson.

found at kiameku

Riverbank House

November 11th, 2010

This is the Riverbank House in Kikugawa, Japan. It was designed by Atsushi and Mayumi Kawamoto.

found at what we do is secret

Human Landscapes

October 7th, 2010

These are a few satellite images which The Big Picture collected of residential development in SW Florida.

found at archinect

Tokyo Apartment by Sou Fujimoto

September 23rd, 2010

The Tokyo Apartment building by Sou Fujimoto consists of five dwelling units. Each one of them has two or three independent rooms in a prototypical “house” shape. I’m not sure that I would like to climb a ladder each time I want to go to the other room. But I would definitely like to visit this building.
Photos by Iwan Baan.

Family Chapel

August 27th, 2010

EXiT architetti associati were asked to design a family chapel in Padova, Italy. Although this is normally not a place where you would feel comfortable, they managed to design it in a way where you could go to think, meditate, concentrate and, above all, allow yourself precious time to stay close to your loved ones.

found at ArchDaily

Minimalist House

August 2nd, 2010

The Minimalist House in Itoman-shi, Okinawa, Japan, was designed by Shinichi Ogawa & Associates / Urbanist Architect. Just have a look a the floor plan and you’ll understand why it’s called the minimalist house.

found at ArchDaily

The Narrow House

June 21st, 2010

You might have noticed that I’m a huge fan of Japanese architecture. But I’m very impressed by The Narrow House designed by Bassam El-Okeily in Bilzen, Belgium. The facade is looks like a sculpture.