Inspiring buildings, interiors and architecture in general.
If you thought that paper notes blocks could not become a form of art, the Japanese will prove you wrong with the Omoshiro Block. These average looking paper note cards reveal stunning tiny paper sculptures as you remove the paper. These innovative stationary designs are created using laser-cutting technology, they reveal various architectural beauties, such as Kyoto’s […]
This minimalist chapel in Japan may have ugly benches and a boring external shape, its internal wooden structure is pretty amazing. Using tree-like units for the structure of the pendentive dome, Yu Momoeda architects created a stunning effect that will wow any visitor.
Ever discussed with your designer friends about which countries have the best designers? This kind of argument will always be heated as pretty much any point of view will be biased. Now, thanks to the World Design Rankings, we have a statistic base to discuss upon. The World Design Rankings provide a listing with the ranking […]
In the times of the Turkish Ottoman Empire, birdhouses were no joke. To go along with the city of Istanbul’s buildings, the administrators had little palaces built for birds instead of simple birdhouses. On the side of some buildings in the city, you can discover some gorgeous bird palaces that resemble the imperial time’s architecture.
Somewhere between architecture and art, this project by Michael Hansmeyer and Benjamin Dillenburger takes advantage of both 3D printing and algorithms. This Grotto was commissionned by the Centre Pompidou in Paris for an exhibition about 3D printing. It displays an interesting look at the type of new architectural structures that 3D printing could bring to […]
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 […]
If you take a walk in the Swiss Alpes, you’ll get the chance to see stunning landscapes, some animals, and traditionnal chalets. However, not all chalets were made equal. Some of these mountain houses are actually not what they seem. With their fake front walls and roofs, some chalets were just made to hide some […]
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 […]