archi-diary:

Herzog & de Meuron,

Messe Basel

wherearchitectureisfun:

WAÏF: Where Architecture helps people

Shigeru Ban, Pritzker Prize 2014

Paper Partition System(\PPS

The evacuees of the great Japan Earthquake and Tsunami are currently taking shelter in evacuation facilities such as gymnasiums. They are forced to live in this situation for a few months, before temporary housings are deployed. They suffer from the lack of privacy and high density, which could cause damage both mentally and physically. We are currently making simple partitions made of paper tubes and canvas curtains to divide each families.
This disaster relief endeavor will be financed with donations from around the world.

Congrats!

cjwho:

Abandoned Technicolor Castle, Italy by Palmerston Hotels | via

The Castle of Sammezzano, near Florence, set in its own magnificent park of 185 hectares, is to become a luxurious Sporting Resort, incorporating a Boutique Hotel, Apartments, Spa and Country Club with Golf, Tennis and various sporting amenities.

Palmerston Hotels & Resorts with its joint venture partners have obtained all necessary planning approvals.

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(Source: iubiree)

archiemcphee:

If you happen to find yourself about six miles east of Seoul, South Korea, be on the lookout for this awesome roadside attraction. Called The Dreamy Camera, it’s a two-story building designed to look like a gigantic Rolleiflex Camera. It’s a fully-funtional coffee shop and camera museum. We don’t think this enormous walk-in camera takes photos, but we love the idea of simply standing inside, looking out the lens window and taking a photo from the perspective of the giant camera.

Click here for additional photos and info.

[via Colossal]

cabbagerose:

metal: Residence/North Haven, NY/Lee H. Skolnick Architecture + Design Partnership
via: archinect

cabbagerose:

metal: Residence/North Haven, NY/Lee H. Skolnick Architecture + Design Partnership

via: archinect

cjwho:

Summer houses, Lysekil, Sweden by Mats Fahlander | via

The two summer houses are located between two Fjords on the Swedish, northern westcoast. The site is surrounded by a nationalpark, the nature characterised by rounded rocks and leaning trees, bent of an always existing wind. Other houses in the area are mainly from the -50s and are rather in a summerhouse typology than the traditional sort for the area.

The house on one of the highets points in thea area was designed for one of the sons in a large family, his part of the families own household and a place for guesting friends. The other, smaller house was built for his parents. Together wit the existing house tthey form a group facing west and the sea.

The ground was left untouched so the houses floats above the rocks. Also above the rocks is it possible to walk around the houses on outdoor bridges and platforms, hanged from the facade. The contrast between the sometimes rough climate and the easy summerlife was the guide to the design of the buildings. A construction of timber is covered with nearly maintenance free materials. Painted parts are white according to the tradition of the coast.

Photography: Åke E:son Lindman

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