Great. Another cool camper to drool over (this time in Dutch, though). The nice thing about the Tonke is that the caravan part can be detached from what I think is just a standard flatbed van, and used as an office or spare bedroom. Tonke Campers
This sentiment from Lebbeus Woods, on the meaning and purpose of architecture really resonates with me when it comes to thinking about technology. He’s talking about how people should adapt to space, rather then space be totally pre-conceived with use and purpose in mind. I think the same can be true with technology. STONEHOUSE «
Another sculptural building, the photos of which look suspiciously devoid of people. Come on architects! Show us what it’s like to LIVE in your buildings! “one of the most recent additions to the cities landscape is the health department headquarters designed by coll-barreu arquitectos. the young firm’s creation is most recognizable for its cubist façade
Another great list from WebUrbanist, this time of 7 abandoned cities and places in Asia. This North Korean hotel particularly caught my attention. The first shot makes it look like the deserts are swallowing it up, but there it sits in the rest of the shots, right in the center of Pyonyang. “The Ryugyong Hotel
Not sure why I want to cram my family into this, but it is rather cool looking, and could help alleviate my Airstream envy…
An amazing collection of amazing houses from around the world, organized thematically. I’m particularly fond of number 2. Amazing Houses 1: Beach and Lake HousesAmazing Houses 2: Cliff and Mountain HousesAmazing Houses 3: Condos and TownhomesAmazing Houses 4: Cheap and Crowded HousesAmazing Houses 5: Greenhouses and Glass HousesAmazing Houses 6: Haunted Houses and HotelsAmazing Houses
There have been a bunch of buildings built recently out of shipping containers, but the new Travelodge hotel in Uxbridge, just down the road from my house, is the first I’ve seen that is using them purely for flexibility and speed of construction, and not to make an aesthetic statement. I THINK that’s a good
Shannon and I are big Steven Holl fans. At least, we love St. Ignatius Chapel in Seattle. We wanted to get married there originally, but we were neither Catholic nor students of Seattle University, where the building is located, so that was that. MOMA in New York are planning to exhibit some of Holl’s sketches
Nice and eccentric island construction. reminds me of some of the islands out in the San Juans, only the space around this one seems even tighter. “The process of renovating the house, abandoned since the 1940s, was formidable, and the weather can be rough; we read, for instance, that “untethered doors at Clingstone are quickly
It’s not just me! Finally, someone else who thinks that Zaha Hadid may be a little too focused on the sculptural qualities of her buildings and objects, and not enough on the human scale. “She may have won the Pritzker, but Hadid is also the ringleader of a disturbing new brand of architect—the computer gamer.
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