January 31, 2013 image © xavier antunes

Topos atelier de arquitectura: house in Alcobaca, portugal

The client’s bewilderment with the natural Portugese countryside led local architecture firm topos atelier de arquitectura to design the ‘house in alcobaca’ with the lowest possible profile that would bring out the beauty of the horizontal landscape. The approach to the site reveals little more than subtle orthogonal elements embedded into the ground, suggesting a trail over a cultured […]

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January 29, 2013 central tree roots 
image courtsey of the artist

Tree roots emerge from the ceiling in an installation by Giuseppe Licari

Rotterdam-based Sicilian artist Giuseppe Licari presents a network of tree roots hanging from the ceiling like foreign, organic chandeliers. His site-specific installation titled ‘humus’ –  which refers to the soil layer that is essential for the growth of trees and plants – features the extended prickly roots of trees affixed to the top of a constructed ceiling, transforming the […]

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January 28, 2013 Villa Savoye Poissy-sur-Seine, France. 1929-31. Wood, aluminum, and plastic. / Le Corbusier; The Museum of Modern Art, New York. Purchase. © 2012 Artists Rights Society (ARS)

MoMA presents ‘Le Corbusier: An Atlas of Modern Landscapes’

Mark your calendars! MoMA has plans for the new exhibition, Le Corbusier: An Atlas of Modern Landscapes which will be centered around Le Corbusier‘s worldview of architecture. It explores both his most famous architectural projects, as well as the means by which he was able to realize them. Through a collection of early watercolors, drawings […]

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Surfside House by Stelle Architects

Stelle Architects have designed the Surfside House in Bridgehampton, New York. Architecture and nature have been fully integrated in this light-saturated, oceanfront setting that includes guest quarters, a garage and a two-story house clad in horizontal slats of Alaskan yellow cedar and anodized aluminum windows. The natural dunescape was restored with beach grass, bayberry and other […]

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