Architecture

Cloudy House

Cloudy House

Cloudy House is an extension to a house from the 1930′s. The extension was by designed LASC studio and it has a dark exterior that climbs all over the outside and extends into a nice patio. But it isn’t the outside that attracts my eyes but the floating wooden loft that ties to old house to the new on the inside. Not sure I would dare climb up the latter to the loft myself but it sure looks cool.

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Kongress Bar

Kongress Bar

Kongress Bar in Munich looks like the perfect 1950s dandy hangout, but the restaurant was opened just last year. The impeccable interior, as well as the wonderful identity, was designed by the German design agency Designliga. I’m really impressed with the details of Kongress Bar and it’s one of the best executed project I’ve seen in a long time. Next time I’m in Munich you’ll find me at the bar with beautiful bow tie around my neck.

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House O by Sou Fujimoto

House O by Sou Fujimoto

House O is designed by the almost legendary architect Sou Fujimoto. The house melts together with the hard rocks of the beach, incorporating it and its large panoramic windows into the coastline beautifully. The house is made out of wonderful gray concrete that has been cast leaving a thin wooden pattern on the inner walls and a bigger almost rock sized pattern on the outer walls. But I’m afraid that House O is no more. Chiba was hit hard by the earthquake and the following tsunami on March 11 and as you can see the house is very close to the water.

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Aesop

Aesop

It’s not often that you come across a a company that has such a well thought-out identity as Australian Aesop. The identity is not just limited to the packaging but the clean and beautiful style can also be found in their boutiques. After the jump you’ll find examples of the boutiques (designed by March Studio) and some more packshots (designed in-house).

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Loyal Luxe

Loyal Luxe

I’m usually not that fond of cute cats and dressed up dogs but sometimes I come across a pet accessory cross that is a successful. But it takes something extra for that to happen like in the case of Loyal Luxe’s two cardboard pet houses. I especially like the tipi but both small houses are inspirational, creative and well thought through from packing and up.

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Collector’s Loft

Collector’s Loft

Dutch UNStudio design for a loft in Greenwich Village is just wonderful. It’s perhaps the dream apartment for some of you, I mean, a loft apartment with a good address in NYC can’t only be one of my dreams? The loft is more than just a apartment though, it’s a meeting between a art gallery and living spaces. A meeting that could make the apartment feel cold and impersonal but I feel that the UNStudio’s design mixes the airiness of gallery with the living areas exceptionally and I would love in a space like it.

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Bridge School

Bridge School

In the small village of Xiashi in the Chinese province of Fujian you find a very interesting building project. The tantalizing building is a bridge but at the same time a school and social center for the village. The main concept of the building is to enliven an old village community and to sustain a traditional culture. Something I imagine is getting harder and harder in a ever faster growing Chinese economy/society. It’s a stunning building designed by Li Xiaodong Atelier.

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Break an old Christmas tradition

Break an old Christmas tradition

Most of us spend Christmas in the sanctuary of hour homes with our loved ones. But unfortunately the number of homeless keeps growing in Sweden and more than 5600 of the homeless can be found on Stockholm. Stockholms Stadsmission is a organization who works with the homeless and during this years Christmas they have launched a campaign under the moto “Help us break an old Christmas tradition”.

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House in Athens

House in Athens

I don’t write about unfinished houses that often but sometimes a 3D rendering is interesting enough for me to write about it. The three story villa in this post is under development by Greek mplusm and it will be completed by 2012 in Athens. The villa is well protected behind a long wall and from the looks of things, all socializing will conducted on the ground floor since the kitchen, dining room and living room is situated there. And flanked by a great pool! Let’s hope mplusm’s vision shines through when the building is completed.

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