Inspiring buildings, interiors and architecture in general.
When you think of the ugly architecture that thrived in Soviet-era Eastern Europe, “playful” is probably not the first word that comes to mind. Zupagrafika decided that commie blocks could be fun, and released a book, “The Constructivist”, that lets you play with cutouts of Eastern blocks. The Polish design studio sells the book on […]
If you get the chance to go to Vaglia, Italy, you should head to the gardens of the Villa di Pratolino to check out the Appennine Colossus, a gigantic sculpture. The monument, which happens to also be a building, was designed by the Medici’s architect, Bernardo Buontalenti.
From the very beginning of his campaign, President Trump’s campaign has been very controversial. At the heart of the controversy, the accusations of sexism and racism targetting him. For the racism, his opponents saw it embodied by the wall he was promising to build between Mexico and the United States. He went as far as […]
German publisher Taube released a book that will rejoice people who like colorful architecture. Peter Ganser wrote about the work of Bolivian architect Freddy Mamani Silvestre, a self-taught architect who designed more than 60 buildings in El Alto, Bolivia, and found inspiration in the native roots of the country.
Despite being around for quite a while now, it’s still unusual to see the 3D printing technology being used in fashion or jewelry design. YAMA Jewelry took the leap and launched a stunning collection of jewelry designs that are printed in 3D. YAMA Jewelry was founded by Maya Shkedy, an architect, goldsmith, and designer, who decided […]
What if we didn’t evolve from monkeys, but from birds? Patrick Dougherty, an artist from North Carolina, seems to have evolved from a bird, as he constantly installs giant nests everywhere.
As the world become more and more urban, with people everywhere still moving from rural areas to cities, designers have to keep thinking about ways to make our cities nicer. Here are a few ideas that we could already implement. 1. The bench that includes a garden A great idea that also turns out to […]
As part of a competition for the design of a solar park in Italy, Solar Park South, architecture and urban planning studio Coffice presented this spectacular project that obtained the second prize. The idea is simple, the architects want to use the existing massive structures that are the viaducts to produce energy. For that purpose, […]
COP21 in Paris was a quite controversial event. Brutal arrests of militant ecologists were made and the least you could say is that freedom of speech wasn’t respected on that occasion. However, the purpose of this blog is luckily not political commentary, but observing good design in all its forms, so I will only share […]
Using small Swedish houses photography, Anastasia Savinova creates new architectural structures using elements of the architecture. The new structures digitally built through experimentation are probably a good take at what a folks’ cathedral could look like nowadays. You can view more of these on the artist’s website, on the page dedicated to the project. The digital […]
Studio AKB, based in Toronto in Canada, made a little open library for the people of the town of Newmarket. When closed, it looks just like a little box, but when the doors are open it turns into something much more inviting. The project, appropriately titled Story Pod, is meant as a place for book […]
If you are not too rich and live in a city, one of the problems you probably face is to find an appartment with enough space and a balcony. Most people don’t have access to a decent view of the sky from their home, and it’s kind of depressing when you think about it a […]
If you have the space in your garden, a root cellar can be a great alternative to a fridge and keep your food and drinks fresh without any electricity used. Talk about eco-friendly… However, root cellar have one major default, they will quickly be invaded by mice and roots if you are not extremely careful, […]
Brooklyn-based artist Oliver Michaels likes to play with architecture and create new structures in a project titled “Architectural Composites“. These buildings and structures are made by arranging together parts of different buildings captured in different areas. Made of different buildings and pieces of architecture, Michaels’ buildings are surprisingly pleasing and modern. In a single cube, […]
Typical of Beijing, but also found in other cities in China, hutongs are the traditional alleys that used to form the city. Most of Beijing’s hutongs have been destroyed to build large buildings for offices and appartments, but the city tries to keep the ones that are left. Some have already been transformed into hipster paradises, […]