Archive for the ‘architecture’ Category

Architecture meets type

Friday, November 4th, 2011

 

“The new Adidas Laces R&D building at the corporation’s headquarters in Herzogenaurach, Germany, is Kada Wittfeld Architektur’s latest project. In addition to the innovative communicative architectural ‘laces’ theme with criss-crossing connecting walkways — a metaphor for the Adidas sports shoe as well as the networked communications of the corporation — the ‘turbocharged’ typographic signage system by Büro Uebele leaps across walls, doors, and handrailings throughout the center. Words identify places as well as becoming colored surfaces and sculptures.” Taken from the CollabCubed blog

Pave bike shop in BCN by Joan Sandoval

Thursday, May 12th, 2011

Hands down the best looking bike shop I’ve ever seen. Marked for my next Barcelona trip:. More pics over at Dezeen

Six architects

Tuesday, March 29th, 2011

Series of posters on this great Flickr set: check the rest here

MINIMALISM. MI GUSTA

Monday, February 14th, 2011

The project is based on a attentive reading of the life of a very specific kind of community, a sort of a micro-society with its own rules. It is a program, somewhere in between a hotel and a hospital, that seeks to comprehend and reinterpret the combination social/private, answering to the needs of a social life, and at the same time of solitude. Independents unities aggregate into a unique body, whose design is expressive and clear. The reduct mobility of those who will live in the building suggests that any displacement should be an emotive and variable experience. The distance between the independent units is measured and drawn to turn the idea of path into life, and its time into form.

The building, designed path, is a wall that naturally rises from the topography: it limits and defines the open space, organizing the entire plot.

More here

NIO ARCHITECTEN’S JEDI STARFIGHTER BRIDGE IN HOLLAND

Monday, November 1st, 2010

more here: http://www.fastcodesign.com/1662570/crazy-bridge-takes-cues-from-jedi-starfighters-and-other-weird-stuff

SUBWAY STATION UNDER CONSTRUCTION… WOW

Monday, October 18th, 2010

This underground railway station with criss-crossing concrete beams is by Hungarian firm Spora Architects and currently under construction in Budapest.

The Canadian Pavilion at the Shanghai World Expo 2010

Tuesday, September 7th, 2010

Just saw this at The Contemporist: Montreal-based Saia Barbarese Topouzanov Architects designed the Canadian Pavilion at the 2010 World Expo in Shanghai, China. Looks amazing!

Get it twisted!

Wednesday, September 1st, 2010

It’s been a while since I lasted posted some architecture. The Galilée office building in Toulouse, France, by Studio Bellecour.
More pics of the project here: http://www.contemporist.com/2010/08/25/the-galilee-office-building-by-studio-bellecour/#more-18851

Living small, livin’ large

Friday, May 7th, 2010

Addicted to all things limited… It’s in my mission statement so you know I had to love this. When space is limited, as is the case in most big cities, one has to rely on creativity. Architect Gary Chang redesigned his small family appartment to fit all his needs. 24 rooms in 1 appartment! ”In der Beschränkung zeicht sich erst der Meister” as Goethe put it.

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AR house

Sunday, April 25th, 2010

Found this on the What We Do Is Secret blog. Loving the minimalism from Katsufumikubota Architects. Japan, 10 points from Belgium!