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  • Spread @3:37AM, 2016-09-11
    Tags: architecture, open minds,   

    Open architecture to nurture young minds 

    To some kids, school already feels like a prison; architecture shouldn’t reinforce that mind-set. See how AIA-award-winning schools that embody the elegant side of educational design do it.

    Here Co.Design

  • Titus Toledo @1:56AM, 2014-10-01
    Tags: architecture, building, cabin,   

    House of Windows 

    In 2012, Nick Olson and Lilah Horwitz quit their jobs and set off to build a glass cabin in the mountains of West Virginia.

    Nick is a photographer who specializes in tintypes taken with a camera he made himself. He currently works for a landscape company in Milwaukee designing one-of-a-kind objects and spends his off time travelling the country looking for adventure.

    Lilah is a designer. She has made several clothing lines, each one coinciding with the a city/place she inhabits. She currently sells her work in New York boutiques and also works for a landscaping company in Milwaukee Wisconsin. —Via HalfCutTea

  • Spread @1:37AM, 2014-03-31
    Tags: architecture, cabins, , renzo piano   

    Diogene, a “cabin” designed by Renzo Piano and RPBW for Vitra, is not an emergency accommodation, but a voluntary place of retreat. It is supposed to function in various climate conditions, independent of the existing infrastructure, i.e. as a self-sufficient system. The required water is collected by the house itself, cleaned and reused. The house supplies its own power and the necessary platform is minimised. We live in an age in which the demand for sustainability forces us to minimise our ecological footprint.



    —Via Vitra

  • Spread @7:14AM, 2014-03-25
    Tags: architecture, pritzker, Shigeru Ban   

    Shigeru Ban 

    “Architecture generally involves creating monuments to permanence from substantial materials like steel and concrete. Yet this year, the discipline’s top award is going to a man who is best known for making temporary housing out of transient materials like paper tubes and plastic beer crates. On Monday, the Japanese architect Shigeru Ban was named the winner of this year’s Pritzker Architecture Prize, largely because of his work designing shelters after natural disasters in places like Rwanda, Turkey, India, China, Haiti and Japan.”

    Read the rest in The New York Times




    —Images courtesy of http://shigerubanarchitects.com and the NYTimes

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