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  • Thomas Heatherwick reveals Zeitz MOCAA art galleries carved out of Cape Town grain silo


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    Wow, love that, a kind of Sagrada Família for the industrial age?!
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    Šugarska Duliba

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  • I love that^
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    Alabama architecture students convert historic bank into library for rural town. Source
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    beautiful! looks proper long, too hehe i could walk along that for hours.
  • Simple but effective, yes ...and benefiting from being photographed in that lighting/time of day but lovely.
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    pH+’s latest project sees an apple packing station in kent, england transformed into a vibrant five-bedroom family home and live/work space complete with a triple height yoga studio, photography workshop, pool and children’s secret hideaways. the design was subject to strict conditions by the planners requiring the visual integrity, scale, structure and agricultural character of the original fruit packing station be retained.
  • That's bloody awesome :!:

    I'd like that please.

    ...hope they've got plenty of sound-proofing for the tin roof!
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    by BAT Architecture -

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    The project involves the refurbishment of an old, traditional Basque house to convert it into a two-family residence. The project’s main aim is to strip out the property internally and to adapt it to the new occupiers’ needs, always respecting the architectural characteristics of this superb historical dwelling. There are no external modifications.
  • That's nice. I wonder what they're using the mezzanine for.
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    plans suggest 'living room' (salón) , but i agree that it looks a little empty in these photos hehe
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    this reminds me of a very colourful swimming pool i saw recently, too. i'll have another look for that one now...

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  • Love that basketball court!
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    Not sure where this is but images are by a Mathias Mattéo
  • shark gill roof from ooiio architecture -

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    kinda amazed at the amount of light in there.
    OOIIO Architecture developed a deep refurbishment in a cattle farm, located in a privileged enclave of the fields of Castilla, to adapt it to sports facilities for the training and care of jumping competition horses.
  • and a vimeo which probably wont play inline...
  • That Kimo Hut... <3
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    casa planar, from studio MK27 - sooooo nice.
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    Nice, and rather like this one of theirs too (some similar themes I guess).

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  • Yeah, I think I like pretty much everything on their site heh!
  • sweeeeeet! hope it has blinds hidden in those frames :D

    or the cool electro-opacity thingies.
  • Yes, you've got a point there!

    ...unless they are exhibitionists – eww!
  • A sustainable off-grid building making good use of wood was a delight to visit. The care in the design and in the building of this house makes it an exemplar of its genre.

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    Pro: Lochside in Scotland
    Con: No wifi
  • Pro: No wifi :D
  • That's great! Is it a holiday let!?

  • «Smart Slab»: half as heavy as a conventional concrete slab

    Researchers at ETH Zurich have fabricated an 80 m2 lightweight concrete slab at the DFAB House, making it the world’s first full-scale architectural project to use 3D sand printing for its formwork.
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    Pioneer Village Station

    Developed in a joint venture led by IBI Group, LEA and WSP, and in consultation with Will Alsop

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    dat corten steel, though, hnng.
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    http://www.rebelodeandrade.com/pt/projects/casa-3000_6

    The Herdade da Considerada is an extension of arid land, with 500 hectares, about seven kilometers from Alcácer do Sal, where cork oaks and meandering pines dominate. The resulting landscape is uniform in all directions and, as Archer Luís Rebelo de Andrade discovered on a preliminary visit, it is easier to lose the car at Herdade da Considerada than in the parking lot of a hypermarket.

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    From this experience came a central idea that presided over the whole project: in the absence of the geodesic landmarks, in the Herdade da Considerada, it is the architecture that makes up the reference points that from primitive ages guided the men, complemented the landscape with a building of comprehensive visibility. The house itself and the agricultural warehouse were designed to minimize the time and cost of construction and to give priority to energy sustainability.

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    The solar panels and thermo-collectors allow the house to produce more energy than the one that consumes, being the house averse to waste of energy.

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    With two waters, doors and windows, the exterior design of the house looks as childlike as those children begin to make even before elementary school. This apparent simplicity is actually based on a collective and romantic imaginary that we all share: that of the house on the prairie, that of the lives of the pioneers and conquerors of the American West, so often portrayed in the westerns and that they persist in our constitutive memory, despite of the time and of the intentional awareness that we may have of them.

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    bad translation courtesy of google inc. ;)
  • https://www.designweek.co.uk/issues/3-9-december-2018/airbnb-is-set-to-design-and-build-its-own-houses/

    Airbnb has announced it will be designing its own homes, in a bid to encourage the construction industry to be more “socially responsible”.

    The initiative is called Backyard and is a new project from Airbnb’s experimental product development team, Samara.

    The project will explore how the use of new manufacturing techniques and technology, such as smart-home devices, can be used to sustainably create new buildings “without filling landfills with needless waste”, according to Joe Gebbia, co-founder at Airbnb.

    Gebbia also says that the team’s design of new homes will consider the movement of people, particularly how the inhabitants of homes may change over time, and how homes may be shared by many people.

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  • beautiful #sneckdowns
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    i always upvote (gl)ass.
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