Fondazione Prada Torre / OMA

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© Bas Princen. Courtesy Fondazione Prada © Bas Princen. Courtesy Fondazione Prada
© Bas Princen. Courtesy Fondazione Prada © Bas Princen. Courtesy Fondazione Prada

Text description provided by the architects. The 60-meters high Torre is realized in exposed white concrete. The new building further develops the repertoire of different exhibition conditions that together define the architectural vision of the foundation, characterized by a variety of oppositions and fragments.

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Dorte Mandrup to Design Her Third UNESCO World Heritage Wadden Sea Project

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Courtesy of Dorte Mandrup Courtesy of Dorte Mandrup

Denmark-based architect Dorte Mandrup has won her third UNESCO World Heritage Center project, with her design of the Trilateral Wadden Sea World Heritage Partnership Centre. The project was the winner in a contest to design a new headquarters for the Centre, an organization that aims to protect the Wadden Sea and is jointly run by DenmarkGermany, and the Netherlands.

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Rainforest Entry Experience and Lemurs Exhibit by Urban Initiatives

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Urban Initiatives (UI) were the lead consultants and exhibit designers on the $4.2M Rainforest Entry Experience Precinct at Melbourne Zoo. Located on the site of the former Ape Houses, the new exhibit now forms the main entrance to the Rainforest Experience in the south-western sector of the Zoo. The primary components of the Rainforest Entry Experience are […]
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Growing Up in a Glass House: What Is it Like to Be the Daughter of an Uncompromising Modernist Architect?

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Courtesy of Elizabeth W Garber Courtesy of Elizabeth W Garber

This article was originally published on Common Edge as "Growing Up in a Glass House: An Architect’s Daughter Explores Modernism’s Shadow."

Elizabeth W Garber’s new book, Implosion: A Memoir of an Architect’s Daughter (She Writes Press), tells the story of growing up in a glass house, designed by her father, Woodie Garber, once called “Cincinnati’s most extreme, experimental, and creative Modernist architect.” The memoir, which will be released in June, focuses on a family caught in a collision between modern architecture, radical social change, and madness in the turbulent 1960s in Cincinnati. Recently I talked to Garber about the book, the strictures of Modernism, and why she couldn’t live in a glass house today.

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Meditate In This Mobile Nature-Inspired Pinecone Gazebo

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Designed by Czech designers Atelier SAD and distributed by mmcité1, this mobile, nature-inspired gazebo is a playground must-have for children and adults alike. 109 waterproof, plywood scales are treated with resistant glaze and connected by galvanized joints to create a self-supporting, sustainable structure. 

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“During the design process, we were aiming to smash boundaries and move forward. The Pinecone project was a big challenge for us because it was more than just a one-dimensional product. Above all, it is a versatile structure which works in parks and schools alike. It is on the cutting edge of architecture and design, and can even serve as a meditation space,” said designer and owner of mmcité, David Karásek.

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“Future Space” Pavilion Salone del Mobile 2018 / Peter Pichler Architecture

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© Oskar Dariz © Oskar Dariz
  • Architects: Peter Pichler Architecture
  • Location: Biblioteca dell'Istituto di filosofia e sociologia del diritto della Facoltà di giurisprudenza dell'Università degli studi di Milano, Via Festa del Perdono, 7, 20122 Milano MI, Italy
  • Design Team: Peter Pichler, Gianluigi D´Aloisio, Daniele Colombati
  • Project Year: 2018
  • Photographs: Oskar Dariz
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RICA STUDIO

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RICA STUDIO
Periscope House . Torrelodones RICA STUDIO* The area in Torrelodones where the house is located is characterised by a rough topography. A very steep slope facing the skyline of the city is what makes the site unique. The house is split in three volumes in order to negotiate with the topography, create as much inhabitable … Continue reading RICA STUDIO
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Loft São Paulo / treszerosete

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© Ana Mello © Ana Mello
  • Architects: treszerosete
  • Location: São Paulo, Brazil
  • Architects In Charge: André Britto, Caio Ferraz, Kamal Yazbek
  • Area: 80.0 m2
  • Project Year: 2017
  • Photographs: Ana Mello
  • Collaborator: Acier Metálica
© Ana Mello © Ana Mello

Text description provided by the architects. The 80m2 loft should fit perfectly with the way of life of the client who is young and single. Another issue to be addressed was the fact that the property was rented. Considering these facts, we decided to design most of the furniture in the apartment, so that they could be reused in different ways elsewhere.

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8 Dwellings in Gracia / Raimon Farré Moretó

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© José Hévia © José Hévia
  • Architect: Raimon Farré Moretó
  • Location: Carrer de Taxdirt, 19, 08025 Barcelona, Spain
  • Design Team: Marta Besora, Anna Comas, Octavio Puente, Sergio Carrás.
  • Area: 672.0 m2
  • Project Year: 2017
  • Photographer: José Hévia
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A-Hole Design: Subreddit Highlights Intentionally Frustrating Products & Ads

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[ By SA Rogers in Design & Products & Packaging. ]

There’s design that’s just plain crappy, and then there’s design that’s maliciously terrible because the creator just wanted you to suffer. They’re related, yet distinct, which explains the existence of two separate subreddits collecting all the worst design the internet has to offer, r/crappydesign and its highly specific offshoot, r/assholedesign.

Whether we’re talking about user experience, packaging or entire buildings, poor design is a whole lot more frustrating when we realize someone’s trying to trick us, shame us, cheat us or just delight in being a giant a-hole for reason.

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Kamikatz Public House / Hiroshi Nakamura & NAP

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© Koji Fujii / Nacasa and Partners Inc. © Koji Fujii / Nacasa and Partners Inc.
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Vil·la Urània. SUMO Arquitectes

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Fotografías: Aitor Estévez
Vil·la Urània es una pequeña residencia de finales del siglo XIX que fue hogar del reconocido astrónomo Josep Comas y Solà. La villa es uno de los últimos ejemplos urbanísticos que persisten de lo que fuera en su día la ciudad jardín del Farró, en el distrito de Sarrià-Sant Gervasi en Barcelona. La re-densificación del barrio dejó el edificio y el pequeño jardín circundante encajonado entre dos grandes medianeras.
El nuevo complejo de equipamientos asume el reto de dar una nueva vida al edificio y a los jardines existentes incorporándolo a un edificio de nueva construcción.
Un centro cívico, un casal infantil, una sala polivalente y una sala de exposiciones forman el programa del nuevo complejo de equipamientos.
La villa rehabilitada se convierte en un lugar de encuentro, un espacio diáfano polivalente equipado para realizar todo tipo de actividades propias de un equipamiento de este tipo.

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Issey Miyake Kyoto by Naoto Fukasawa | Shops

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On March 2018, Issey Miyake Kyoto store open in the evolving historic city of Kyoto. Japanese traditional “Machiya” (townhouse) and ISSEY MIYAKE’s spirit of making things are harmonized together in the space designed by Naoto Fukasawa. In the “KURA” (storehouse) gallery behind the two-storied main house, a new communication space will be born to connect ISSEY MIYAKE’s making things with cultures and people of the East-West, centering Kyoto. “KURA” will deliver diverse trials, keeping with the changing hues of seasons. During the opening period, a special exhibition of the 3rd series of “IKKO TANAKA ISSEY MIYAKE” will be held. <b>Space Design</b> A new “space” is born, where Kyoto’s historic Machiya and ISSEY MIYAKE’s spirit of making things are beautifully coordinated. The charcoal gray plaster creates a tranquil and elegant atmosphere, where the beauty of tradition and innovation meet and become one. The store, a renovated 132-year-old Machiya, holds a gallery in the backyard,… continue

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Tijucopava House by AMZ Architects | Detached houses

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Tijucopava House is signed by AMZ Arquitetos led by the Brazilian architects Pablo Alvarenga and Adriana Zampieri. Located in the coast of São Paulo (Brazil), Serra do Guararu, the house opens up to its surroundings - the Atlantic Forest - keeping a constant dialogue between the interior of the house and its exterior exuberant landscape. Exploring the advantages of its lot accentuated slope, the house was raised to the tree tops, providing all main spaces a full view of the beach. To facilitate relocation, due to the steeply sloped site, a light and easily assembled construction method was chosen. A prefabricated cumaru wooden structure (measuring 4.5 x 3.75 m), profiled by a glass frame, was attached to a 5 meters tall concrete base. The house program was divided into three levels. The first level consists of the garage where the concrete base covers it while giving shape to the narrow pool on the upper plane. This concrete volume then serves as a support for the wooden structure… continue

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Yellow & Terrazzo by Francesca Perani Enterprise | Detached houses

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A subtle yet contemporary architectural restauration reinterpreting the character of local 1970’s residential buildings. Architectural Restyling of a Villa in Bulciago (Lecco), Italy. The setting is the Brianza area, Italy, on the hills around Lecco. Here the building landscape is clearly marked by 1970s residential construction methodologies. The building restoration remodelled both distribution and composition, however maintaining the local character. This project grants a new lease of life to the originally horizontal duplex building through a new vertical dimension, which offers both units individual panoramic views and aspects of the garden, at one time limited to one or the other apartment. One ground floor apartment facing north east and, on the south west, a second, larger apartment on multiple levels alternate and develop, embracing both ground and first floor. In the larger unit, on two levels, space distribution begins with the new staircase, which completely redefines… continue

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