Architecture

Oct26

Bartlett School of Architectural Fiction and Wizardry

If architecture school had been half as fun as these videos suggests, I’d have coasted straight into an MArch graduate program after finishing my undergraduate studies....

Feb25

First Look: Torre Telefonica by Enric Massip

The headquarters of one of Spain’s telecommunications giants is aggressively vertical — especially in contrast to the Herzog & De Meuron Forum Building next door — and much more transparent than one might expect from such a corporate entity.

Feb23

Khadakvasla House

The Khadakvasla House is a tropical paradise, a home that blurs the lines between shelter and nature, blue skies above and water below.  Located in western India, the Khadakvasla House takes advantage of the lush tropical environment...

Feb09

Outpost by Olson Kundig Architects

The Outpost Residence is centered around a main living space from which you can access the bedroom from a narrow staircase. From the outside, the building looks minimalistic and made of concrete blocks and a large window.

Jan27

Gehry & West 8 in Miami

The commentary on Frank Gehry’s new symphony space, and of the larger complex it sits in, the New World Center, has been overwhelmingly positive – at least in proportion to the kind of criticism Gehry’s projects generally draw out.

Jan08

Ribbon House: Project of the Day

This home by G2 Estudio is sited in one of the most beautiful locations in the world: San Carlos de Bariloche, in Argentina. At the foothills of the Andes. Surrounded by lakes, creeks, and canyons. At the base of one of the best ski resorts in South America. Sitting at the confluence of a whole set of volatile forces of nature that clearly informed the dynamics of the massing. Check it out.

Jan07

A look at the Sagrada Familia

The Temple Expiatori de la Sagrada Família, often simply called the Sagrada Família, is a large, privately-funded Roman Catholic church that has been under construction in Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain since 1882 and is not expected to be complete until at least 2026. A portion of the building’s interior is scheduled to open for public worship and tours by September 2010.Considered the master-work of renowned Catalan architect Antoni Gaudí (1852–1926), the project’s vast scale and idiosyncratic design have made it one of Barcelona’s (and Spain’s) top tourist attractions for many years. The church is to be consecrated and proclaimed a Basilica by Pope Benedict XVI on November 7, 2010, during his visit to Santiago de Compostela and Barcelona.

Jan06

The Broad Museum: Unveiled

Major developments for Los Angeles today, where a press conference at Frank Gehry’s Disney Concert Hall just wrapped up. LA Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa and architect Liz Diller unveiled finalized plans for the 114,000-sf, $130 million Broad Museum, set to open in 2013. The Museum will represent the legacy of mega-collector Eli Broad, who has been working closely (too closely?) with Diller Scofidio + Renfro since he awarded them the commission last year.

Jan06

Letterbox house by McBride Charles Ryan Architects

There is a clear hierarchy in this house. Contrasting to the raked timber wall that stretches from the letterbox to become the westerly verandah, the remainder of the house appears as a simple modernist expression akin to many of the houses of the region. On approach, the raked timber wall appears to have morphed from out of the diminutive letterbox. Yet from other perspectives the house appears to have been carved away. The two techniques are conceptually contradictory.

Jan06

Dream Home : Urban Townhouse by Peter Gluck and Partners

Even for the concrete jungle that is New York City, a modern five-story townhouse masked behind a gleaming façade made of perforated aluminum is still something of a novelty. Especially when it’s the only one in a row of traditional brick-lined houses. Squarely set on a narrow 1,322-square-foot plot of land in lower Manhattan, this stunning urban home designed by the noted firm Peter Gluck and Partners Architects is a cutting-edge standout that goes against the grain of the townhouses typically seen around the city.