Derived from the study of light, proportions and relationship between organism and environment, Michele Reginaldi created these beautiful series of mini architectural constructions. I would love to have this in my home..!
Nendo’s latest project is a bird apartment and human tree house hybrid that allows birds to experience the very human way of apartment building living, while at the same time allows for humans to experience the bird’s lifestyle of living in trees. Tiny holes between the two lets you peep at the birds to see what they are up to, and allows the birds to also spy on your cheeky shenanigans.
In architect speak:
To build a house for a poet. To make a house for dreaming, living and dying. A house in which to read, to write and to think. We raised high walls to create a box open to the sky, like a nude, metaphysical garden, with concrete walls and floor. To create an interior world. We dug into the ground to plant leafy trees. And floating in the center, a box filled with the translucent light of the north. Three levels were established. The highest for dreaming. The garden level for living. The deepest level for sleeping.
For dreaming, we created a cloud at the highest point. A library constructed with high walls of light diffused through large translucent glass. With northern light for reading and writing, thinking and feeling. For living, the garden with southern light, sunlight. A space that is all garden, with transparent walls that bring together inside and outside. And for sleeping, perhaps dying, the deepest level. The bedrooms below, as if in a cave. Once again, the cave and the cabin.
Dreaming, living, dying. The house of the poet.
A little too much post rationalisation it seems, but a pure, contemplative space nonetheless, by Spanish architects Alberto Campo Baeza.
Imagine having a drink in the stomach belly of a fossilized beast. The familiar images from the classic movie Aliens comes to life in this bar created by the same great mind, H.R. Giger. This H.R. Giger bar is located in Château St. Germain, Gruyères, Switzerland, took four full years to complete.
This is one architecture piece that I wish I had visited in Norway. Design by Snøhetta, the same people who did the beautiful the same Operahuset in Oslo, this Wild Reindeer Centre Pavilion is recently completed in Drove, Norway. The pavilion allows visitors to observe the beautiful creatures in one of their only remaining natural habitats on a plateau perched 1200m above sea level.Read More
By architects Henriquez Partners in Vancouver, this concrete staircase inside an atrium twists and turns its way up like the umbilical cord of the building, delivering people from one place to another, much like how an umbilical cord transfers nutrients from mother to child. via Contemporist
Set in the middle of the Lake Constance in Austria for the Bregenz Festival “Opera on the Lake”, this stage looks more like one of Dali’s artwork than a performance venue. Designed for “Andre Chenier” by Umberto Giordano, the figure of the head is from Jacques-Louis David’s 1793 painting, “The death of Marat”. Within the set design is also a 7-meter high golden mirror that acts as a venue for extras and stuntmen, as well as an old book held in the hand of Marat as a stage for the singers.Read More