Author: David

Planter Box House / Formzero

Very innovative large concrete blocks and plants! -------------------------- Designed as a house for a retired couple who are passionate in growing foods, the plants filled Planter Box House appears less defined, as its appearance oscillates between garden, farm and house, anticipating for a redefinition of contemporary...

Containers used in a commercial high rise. ----------------------------------------- Drivelines Studios is a residential building in Johannesburg, SA. Located in Maboneng, an area of recent urban transformation and renewal, it responds to the post-apartheid generation’s desire to repopulate the city’s downtown through new models of urban living. Link...

Pilgrims’ House in Vastseliina / KAOS Architects

Modern Simplicity, you know we love CoreTen ------------------------------------- Architect Sami Rintala described the Pilgrims’ House as follows: ‘The building feels very integral by how it appears in the landscape when it is approached and by the view of the surroundings as seen from the inside. From...

Loves seeing the corten and concrete e used in a multi-family apartment designs. ----------------------- Astor is a 4 storey apartment complex is located in the North Sydney suburb of Crows Nest. The design contains 50 units. The surrounding area is an exclusive leafy suburb thus...

This Puget Sound eco cabin is made almost entirely from reclaimed materials

Yet another great reuse building from  Olson Kundig! --------------------- Activist and artist Anna Hoover collaborated with architect Les Eerkes from Olson Kundig Architects to build the Scavenger Hut – a beautiful, low-impact cabin hidden in the idyllic landscape of the Puget Sound. The design for the 693-square-foot compact cabin called for both affordability and...

This ship-like hidden retreat is cloaked in the forests of Spain

Great use of Glass and Steel! ------------------------- This ship-like pavilion in Spain reconciles the openness of glass architecture and the need for privacy. Penelas Architects designed the Hidden Pavilion as a quiet retreat that protects its occupants not through the use of curtains or blinds, but by treating the surrounding forest as...