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Congrats, Matsunami-san!

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Photo © Mitsutomo Matsunami
 
松浪光倫建築計画室から嬉しいニュースが届きました。昨年当ブログで紹介させて頂いた『片山集合住宅』ArchDaily Building of the Year 2010 の集合住宅部門のファイナリスト(5点)のひとつに選ばれています。松浪さん、おめでとうございます! 大賞が選ばれるのはこの15日、皆さんも是非応援してあげてください。

Our friend Matsunami Mitsutomo’s “Apartment in Katayama” is one of the five finalists in the housing category of ArchDaily Building of the Year 2010. Take a look at our five-part article of the architecture and visit ArchDaily to vote if you like!

Wine’s Great Walls

Hotel Viura, Rioja, Spain
 

…how wine producers are using architecture to seduce consumers

Although the Phoenicians first bled wine from the river Ebro’s environs, Rioja’s image only recently got a makeover. Motivated by worship of wine, inspired by the edificial dynamism of crowded Napa and showcasing Spain’s purveyors of new wave gastronomy in their chic restaurants, the region’s enlightened bodegas, shimmering sharply and curvaceously in concrete, glass and steel, represent an affluent confidence.
Read the rest of this article @ glass magazine »

 

The Fab Lab House


via The Designer Pad
 

In my recent trip to Spain I came across this very interesting article about a solar house contest produced by the Institute for Advanced Architecture of Catalonia, where the Fab Lab House received the audience award for the best in its kind. Because of its organic shape some referred to is as the peanut home, cinnamon submarine, forest Zeppelin or even whale belly.
Read the rest of this article @ The Designer Pad »

 

ROLY by Bruno Erpicum

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Photo © Jean-Luc Laloux
 

This is a small outbuilding which has been extended and transformed into a house – now a bed and breakfast. The aim was to introduce steel sheets into the existing structure to create a mezzanine floor; the aim then was to extend these sheets outdoors in order to create a living room enclosed solely in glass which opens out generously into the natural surrounding environment Continue Reading