Frank Gehry gives the finger to all new buildings (except his)

Frank Gehry gives the finger to all new buildings (except his) The architect Frank Gehry, designer of the Guggenheim Museum, has declared that 98 per cent of modern architecture is “s**t”. The put-down came after a journalist suggested his buildings are “showy” and another asked whether “emblematic buildings” such as his own would continue to feature in modern cities. Peering stonily from a podium he raised his middle finger in a gesture of contempt and rudeness before declaring Read more [...]

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Stone House Transformation in Scaiano by Wespi de Meuron Romeo architects

Stone House Transformation in Scaiano by Wespi de Meuron Romeo architects The original substance of this historic stone house, in the core of the village of Scaiano, consists in a main building with a cellar with vault and two floors above with kitchen, living and sleeping spaces. A later added annex, also completely made in solid natural stone, contained on the ground floor a small grape brandy distillery, on the 1.floor a room with above an attic. An exterior stone stairs and some small walls Read more [...]

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Atelier 8000 tilts Kezmarska hut on its corner in Slovakian mountains

Atelier 8000 tilts Kezmarska hut on its corner in Slovakian mountains for an international competition aimed at the design of a lodge located in the high tatra mountains of slovakia,atelier 8000 has proposed a cube volume rotated onto one of its corners. known as ‘kežmarské hut’, the structure is intended to be a sustainable dwelling for high terrain adventurers during all seasons of the year, able to perform autonomously in regards to energy usage. the formal strategy is aimed Read more [...]

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House in Futrono by Cristián Izquierdo Lehmann

House in Futrono by Cristián Izquierdo Lehmann Located in Futrono, on the western shore of Lake Ranco, in the south of Chile, this vacation house has the capacity to host up to 18 people. The main challenge of the project was to make a compact villa composed by relatively independent parts. A villa implies a unitary figure made of adjoining rooms with short paths as circulation –gathering people together by reducing the external perimeter. A composition of separate parts entails an Read more [...]

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The 2nd Chamber of Amphipolis

The 2nd Chamber of Amphipolis   The second chamber, the one behind the two Caryatids, is 4,5 meters wide and 3,0 meters long. The chamber floor is covered with a pictorial mosaic in glorious colors and detail.   The mosaic covers the entire floor surface of the 2nd Chamber. The mosaic is in white, black, grey, blue, red and yellow and shows a chariot pulled by two white horses and two male figures. The Charioteer is a bearded man with a laurel wreath upon his head. Running ahead Read more [...]

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