cabbagerose:

17br-house, singapore/ong&ong
via: contemporist

cabbagerose:

17br-house, singapore/ong&ong

via: contemporist

archatlas:

Moritzburg Castle  Nieto Sobejano Arquitectos

"The architectural proposal emerged from an intuition that marks every posterior decision: a new roof conceived as a large, folded platform, which rises and folds to emit natural light, and from which two new exhibition spaces hang. This operation frees up the western wing from the presence of the old ruin, which allows for the re-creation of a unique large-scale space, column-free, and offering different exhibition opportunities. A new roof landscape—clad in rigid aluminum panels—establishes a dialogue between its angular geometry and the irregular volumes of the sloping roofs of the castle. The pyramidal skylights, positive and negative, express through their variations that architecture is a combinatorial art; that our task, in the end, is to find the relative position of its elements. The new intervention in the Moritzburg Castle aims at protecting the ruins that have represented it for centuries. It does so by keeping the existing building intact, and superimposing a light structure that evokes the works displayed inside."

archatlas:

Åkrafjorden Snøhetta

"The hunting lodge is beautifully situated, alone beside a lake in the untouched mountain areas close to Åkrafjorden in the western part of Norway. It is accessible only by foot or horseback. The integration of the hut into the landscape has been an important part of the concept. The terrain is characteristic with grass, heather and rocks, and the hut’s shape, orientation, and materials are dictated by this. “

scavengedluxury:

Ljubljanski grad. Slovenia, September 2014.

scavengedluxury:

Ljubljanski grad. Slovenia, September 2014.

karlimac:

158 Cecil Street in Singapore. Green architecture at its finest, incorporating vertical gardens into the design to breathe new life into the building and create beautiful, meaningful space throughout the structure.

wonderingalex:

Lavish Gardens Sprout Up on Luxury Penthouse Roofs

Luxury homeowners living in urban penthouses and terraces are installing bespoke greenscapes as carefully curated—and sometimes as costly—as art collections.

thatssimplyamazing:

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sixpenceee:

Chicago’s newest attraction - a 1000ft-high viewing platform that offers spectacular downward facing views over the city. TILT is housed in 360 CHICAGO on the 94th floor of the John Hancock Tower and, as the name suggests, the enclosed glass and steel platform tilts visitors forward for a unique perspective of the city’s The Magnificent Mile. (Source)

sixpenceee:

Chicago’s newest attraction - a 1000ft-high viewing platform that offers spectacular downward facing views over the city. TILT is housed in 360 CHICAGO on the 94th floor of the John Hancock Tower and, as the name suggests, the enclosed glass and steel platform tilts visitors forward for a unique perspective of the city’s The Magnificent Mile. (Source)

ryanpanos:

Redevelopment of Industrial Area | Francesco Adobati | Via

isometrics:

// Architecture

Casa Corallo

By Paz Arquitectura

Photography by Andres Asturias

worclip:

Pobble House (2013) by Guy Hollaway Architects

Photographed by Charles Hosea

Location: Ashford, Kent, England

Owing to the site’s significance, local planning policy dictates that any new building must replace an existing one and is to be of similar scale and proportion to that of the original. The design response from GHA to the clent’s brief was to create an architecture that understands ‘place’. To this end a material palette was chosen that would enhance with age, inspired by Dungeness. Whilst being designed to an incredibly tight budget of under £250,000, the building has a very high quality and robust nature to withstand the harsh climate.

To reduce the building’s impact on the natural shingle, it sits on a series of pad foundations which elevates the house off the beach, suspended by half a metre (1.64 feet). The timber frame construction is sealed by a rubber waterproofing layer that acts as a whole house gutter, allowing the rain to fall through the batten over-cladding and down the building. The three modules of the building are each enveloped in separate materials, a Core-ten steel mesh, Larch, and robust cement fibre board that will each act as rain-shields. The building is extremely durable, an important aspect considering the harsh climate and exposed setting. The exposure will cause the larch and core ten to weather silver and red respectively, an echo to the natural landscape. The building has been designed to be as energy efficient as possible.