Monday 21 April, 2014

Roof on the Hill / Alphaville Architects



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Monday 21 April, 2014

LEGO® Architecture’s Newest Edition: BIG’s Unbuilt LEGO® House



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Monday 21 April, 2014

Complex Residence Encouraging Family Interaction: Casa 31_4 Room House



A fruitful collaboration between Iredale Pedersen Hook Architects and Caroline Di Costa led to the development of Casa 31_4 Room House, a complex residential project. According to the description provided by the architects, all spaces contain elements of the past, often manifested as objects of intrigue: the sloping floor, the barge scrolls on the front fence, the roof tiles, the chimney as water collector and the up-cycling of former building elements such as decks, gates, architraves and furniture. The front deck engaging with the street reintroduces the role and value of the front garden as meeting place, a lost tradition in a modern society where privacy and security are key factors to consider when building a home.
This contemporary residence bursts with personality and constantly inspires family interaction: “The design enables our children and us to grow and evolve in a sequence of spaces that encourage engagement with each other and the dwelling and offers new ways of understanding and exploring family relationships and an understanding of space. Our house is simultaneous a memorial, playground, place of celebration, stage set, place of community interaction and most importantly, a home.” [Photography: Peter Bennetts]

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Monday 21 April, 2014

Constantly Satisfying a Cat’s Curiosity: CATable by Ruan Hao



The charming CATable was created by Ruan Hao from LYCS, an architecture firm based in Hangzhou and Hong Kong. Especially designed for cats to explore and sleep in, the project follows a worldwide trend: that of sharing your home with pets. The table features crannies and passageways, where your furry cat friend can happily roam stealthily.
According to the designer, people who lives with cats experience these two things: 1. Putting away the cat from your laptop is like a sentimental
ritual of temporary farewell. 2. A properly-sized hole is irresistible to cats; their curiosity is greatly satisfied through repetitively exploring the unknown path behind that hole. The design of CATable is a fusion of these experiences, as well as a creative place where the interaction occurs. “It is a table for us, and a paradise for cats“, concludes Ruan Hao. For more pet-inspired furniture, be sure to also check out the cat hammock we presented on Freshome!
 

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Monday 21 April, 2014

Mental Health in Architecture School: Can the Culture Change?



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Monday 21 April, 2014

Ciudad De La Justicia / Magüi González, José Antonio Sosa, Miguel Santiago



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Monday 21 April, 2014

Potlatch! / elii



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Monday 21 April, 2014

New Cemex Headquarters / Atelier Povetron



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Monday 21 April, 2014

Lecture: Bjarne Mastenbroek in Shanghai



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Monday 21 April, 2014

Timber treehouse hangs inside Oily Cart theatre headquarters by Hawkins\Brown



A wooden treehouse with circular perforations is suspended from the ceiling inside킠this space for a south London킠theatre킠company킠for disabled children, echoing round patterns on its facade킠(+ slideshow).

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