Category Archives: Architecture

ReActor: Performance Architecture by Alex Schweder and Ward Shelley – Faith is Torment

http://www.faithistorment.com/2016/08/reactor-performance-architecture-by-Alex-Schweder-and-Ward-Shelley.html Artists Alex Schweder and Ward Shelley latest work entitled ReActor is a house that rotates 360 degrees on a concrete column and also tilts in response to the artists movements, exterior forces, and interior conditions. Commissioned by OMI International … Continue reading

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Twenty-One Colorful Cubes Compose Denmark’s Newly Opened Lego House | Colossal

After four years of construction, Denmark’s colorful LEGO House has finally been unveiled to the public in the company’s native land of Billund. The building, designed by the Copenhagen and New York-based design firm Bjarke Ingels Group (BIG), is composed of … Continue reading

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‘I’m dumbfounded!’ … Neave Brown on bagging a RIBA award for the building that killed his career | Art and design | The Guardian

It was late, over-budget and ended his career. But 40 years on, Neave Brown has just won British architecture’s top award for the Alexandra Road estate and similar masterpieces of social housing Source: ‘I’m dumbfounded!’ … Neave Brown on bagging … Continue reading

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How co-operative architecture has shaped Britain’s skylines – Co-operative News

On World Architecture Day, we take a look at some of the brick-and-mortar icons of the the UK’s co-operative movement Source: How co-operative architecture has shaped Britain’s skylines – Co-operative News

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An Historic Cape Town Grain Silo Converted into 80 Cylindrical Art Galleries | Colossal

Housed in what was once Cape Town’s tallest building is the newly unveiled Zeitz Museum of Contemporary Art Africa (Zeitz MOCAA), created by London-based architect Thomas Heatherwick. The institution’s 80 gallery spaces were converted from 42 historic grain silos, storage … Continue reading

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A Secret Work Studio Suspended Below a Highway Overpass by Fernando Abellanas | Colossal

Spanish furniture designer Fernando Abellanas has carved out a new creative home in a section of Valencia that isn’t the typical artist neighborhood: he’s built a studio affixed to a highway underpass. The workspace is complete with a desk and chair, as … Continue reading

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How a sketch on a piece of paper became an £85m rail bridge – The i newspaper online iNews

It began with a series of simple, hand-drawn sketches on a piece of A4 paper and became an £85m rail bridge. These rough pencil drawings were an architect’ Source: How a sketch on a piece of paper became an £85m … Continue reading

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A Starbucks Inside a 100-Year-Old Converted Teahouse in Kyoto

Situated along the historic Ninenzaka street in Kyoto, this new Starbucks, which opened on June 30, is located inside a 100-year-old converted Japanese teahouse where visitors can remove their shoes and sit on tatami mats on the 2nd floor of … Continue reading

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Kayashima: The Japanese Train Station Built Around a 700-Year-Old Tree | Colossal

In the Northeast suburbs of central Osaka stands a curious train station unlike any other. Kayashima Station features a rectangular hole cut into the roof of the elevated platform and, from inside, a giant tree pokes its head out like … Continue reading

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The Prism: A Pyramid-Shaped Cabin by Lou Andréa Lassalle

Located at the edge of lake La Blanche in an urban area of Bordeaux, France, this cabin in the shape of a pyramid was designed by visual artist Lou Andréa Lassalle and built by Zebra3 as part of the Refuges … Continue reading

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