The Images of Architects15/04/2013
For his new book, The Images of Architects, Valerio Olgati asked architects to submit important images that show the basis of their work. Images that are in their head when they think and show the origin of their architecture.
Made up of 44 individual "musées imaginaires" some of the most unique architects living today present up to 10 images to explain the autobiographical roots of their oeuvre.
The Oyler House Documentary10/12/2012
Directed by filmmaker Mike Dorsey, The Oyler House is a soon-to-be-released documentary that focuses on a house designed by the late modernist architect Richard Neutra. Built in 1959, The Oyler House is set amidst the stunning Long Pine desert of California and was a comparitively humble commission in relation to many of the architect's other projects. Featuring interviews with the original owner of the house, as well as with Neutra's sons and other notable figures, the film looks to provide insight into the work of the remarkable visionary behind its design.
La Maison Radieuse. Le Corbusier's Unité d'habitation, Nantes, France.23/11/2012
The Swiss master of modern architecture Le Corbusier began his Unité d'habitation project with the opening of the first complex in Marselles on 1952. The 1955 Nantes version was widely viewed as a refinement of the original version, and construction of this 300 room habitation cost one quarter of the price to build as did its older sibling in Marseille.
Goulding Summerhouse by Scott Tallon Walker15/11/2012
Originally designed for Sir Basil Goulding along the Dargle Valley, a great gardener and art collector, the summerhouse was listed for preservation in 2000 and architect Scott Tallon Walker was subsequently commissioned to restore it. Internationally, it is considered a modernist icon and continues to inspire with its recent inclusion in the design and architecture book ‘The Iconic House’ by Thames & Hudson.
Tom Schutyser: Caravanserai - Traces, Places, Dialogue in the Middle East02/10/2012
For centuries, caravanserais - roadside inns found along ancient caravan routes - have populated and serviced the Silk Road that connected the Middle East and Central Asia. Providing accommodation to traders, pilgrims and other travelers, the caravanserais served as vital points of reference and supply to a global culture - effective in servicing an expanding overland trading system.
Playboy Architecture 1953-197901/10/2012
Combining sex, architecture and design, 'Playboy Architecture 1953-1979' takes a detailed look at the role architecture and design played in the Playboy Magazine, studying how the erotic publication introduced modern architecture to the mass public during an era of political unrest and social change.
“Guesthouse” by Ai Weiwei & HHF Architects31/08/2012
Located in upstate New York, the Guesthouse is a unique project which saw Ai Weiwei and HHF Architects combine. The chinese artist known for his outspoken activism shows his talents spread broader than we already knew. The Guesthouse is a simple "Y" shaped, single bedroom property. The design blends into its environment - its's materials ensure it continues to blend over time.
Source - ArchDaily
Frank Gehry to design new Facebook Campus25/08/2012
You might think Facebook's Mark Zuckerburg would be feeling the stress at the moment, with pressure on his CEO position at the social network he founded, but he seemed pretty relaxed and happy today when he gave details through the site of the new Facebook campus to be designed by the great Frank Gehry. This is likely to be yet another reason Facebook will not be forgotten in a hurry.
Save David Wright House Petition23/08/2012
One of Frank Lloyd Wright’s more unusual architectural accomplishments, the David Wright House (designed for his son), is at risk of demolition by developers. Once described as “one of Frank Lloyd Wright’s most innovative, unusual and personal works of architecture”, the house is an insight into the architect's development. Its circular spiral plan, concrete-block detailing and interior design all make this one of Wright's most remarkable works.
Freaks Freearchitects Interview
In 2007, three young French architects began to work alongside each other on a number of interesting projects, a talented collective who were to eventually become FREAKS Freearchitects. Guillaume Aubry, Cyril Gauthier and Yves Pasquet possess just the right amount of drive, good humor and an impeccable eye for design that has seen them rise to the forefront of their field, whilst simultaneously exploring new and exciting territories; namely, installation.