© LEVEL Architects
We asked the architects what the biggest challenge was to design this house with a slide — or more precisely, ‘the slide house’.
“When we first met our client, their foremost request was to have a slide included in the design,” says Kazuki Nakamura, co-founder of LEVEL Architects in Tokyo.
Sequential Photos © Shinichi Tanaka（タナカシンイチ）
Imagine you were a kid living in a house like this. Everyday would be a party, don’t you think?
Every company should have a courtyard like this for employees. Oh well… only in our dreams.
Fashion designer Elie Tahari hired MVVA to add a soothing landscape to a windowless suburban “box” he was renovating to relocate 300 warehouse and accounting staff. Mr. Tahari’s work spaces in New York City are renowned for their sensuous materials and unusual uses of landscape; he sought to recreate that feel in an otherwise hostile suburban building.
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Photos © Shinichi Tanaka（タナカシンイチ）
Photo © Fernando Gomulya
Wallpaper*のインタラクティブ フロアプラン… 便利なもんやね。
Designed by ID-EA, headed up by Elsye Alam, this house is not only a comfortable and elegant family home but a highly functional and inventive one too. Built for the Los Angeles-based designer’s family in Jakarta, Indonesia, the Alam Residence hosts two generations and three households in a single three-storey building.
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In modern day architecture a growing number of houses are constructed of concrete, despite the quantity, to some concrete seems like an impersonal construction material which portrays an element of remoteness and coldness. Concrete House II by A-Cero Architectural Studio is here to persuade those hard to convince that a modern concrete residence can be a warm, welcoming residence with everything that every resident could ever dream of wanting.
Enjoy the tour of the house @ Yatzer™ »
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』が 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!
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.
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