August 22, 2016 sunga-2

New Architectural Watercolors by Artist Sunga Park

Bangkok-based illustrator and graphic designer Sunga Park embraces the unpredictable nature of watercolors in her drippy depictions of architectural landmarks. In her extensive travels throughout Europe, Park stops to consider the finest details of Gothic cathedrals or the antennae-laden rooftops of residential streets in Croatia, but allows entire paintings to fade away into a wash […]

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July 29, 2016 bookstore-theatre-el-ateneo-buenos-aires-designboom-01

19th century theatre converted into el ateneo bookstore in Buenos Aires

‘el ateneo grand splendid’ in buenos aires opened in 1919 as a palatial theatre and has since been converted into a bookstore. originally designed by architects peró and torres armengol for empresario max glücksmann, it features expansive ceiling frescoes painted by italian artist nazareno orlandi, and caryatids sculpted by troiano troiani, resulting in a ecclesiastical […]

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July 25, 2016 philippe-starck-chai-les-carmes-haut-brion-france-designboom-01-818x542

philippe starck’s wine cellar for château les carmes haut-brion emerges as a metal blade

  emerging sharply from the water in the winery grounds of château les carmes haut-brion, bordeaux, philippe starck and luc arsène-henry together have realized a distinctive wine cellar that promotes the technical efficacy of the facilities, while putting the wine as the focus of the architectural project. described as a ‘raw metal blade plunged in […]

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July 23, 2016 1

Vasily Klyukin envisions color-changing ‘rose pavilion’ as a bouquet of flowers

Story via Design Boom whether they be in the form of a snake, sailboat or ancient greek statue, the architectural visualizations of vasily klyukin seek to defy ordinary structural standards. his most recent project translates a delicate and ephemeral element of nature into a striking and luminous building proposal for a cultural program in an urban […]

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July 22, 2016 1

OPA presents conceptual cliffside casa brutale on the aegean sea

‘casa brutale’ is an unclad statement of simplicity and harmony in contemporary architecture. the conceptual residence, by OPA (open platform for architecture), is a chameleonic living space that teeters on the high cliffs above the aegean sea. it is a study of aesthetics, structure, function and engineering, waiting hopefully to be built. ‘casa brutale’ draws […]

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July 10, 2016 lake-flato-hillside-house-austin-texas-designboom-04

Lake flato’s hillside house in texas overlooks downtown Austin

Story via Design Boom appropriately named ‘hillside house’, this elevated dwelling in texas offers sweeping views of downtown austin.conceived by architecture firm lake flato, the property reflects the owner’s desire to have an appropriately-sized sustainable home that embraces outdoor living. each area of the house has been designed to flow directly into the landscape, with […]

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