Photo © KOICHI TORIMURA
The architect may not have done much on the exterior, but he has given a completely new meaning to it. I like contrast and contradiction in general, and that is the first reason why I am intrigued by this apartment. And there is another reason, which may have more significance. Japan is notorious for demolishing structurally sound buildings and houses to build brand spanking new ones in a relatively short period of time. Although remodeling and renovation have grown considerably in recent years, many Japanese architects consider those as sideline businesses. There are still so many houses and buildings worth to be renovated rather than torn down and replaced, and it is time to preserve what is still recyclable. Here, a typical middle-class single family house from the 1980s, which had not been inhabited, has undergone a magical transformation into a two unit apartment house. HANEGI G-House, designed by Makoto Yamguchi (whose most recent project I FIND EVERYTHING was shown here a week ago) recently, is a perfect example what more architects of his generation should be doing Continue Reading
Strong visual contrasts between the Iron Ore Dock’s stained exterior, the clear water of Lake Superior and the subtle growth of grasses and plantlife, provide inspiration for the potential transformation of what this domineering structure may become. (Brook McIlroy Urban Design + Planning)
Standing within the Iron Ore Dock’s belly proves an overwhelming experience; while the stream of light at the structure’s terminus provides magnificent views onto the ‘Sleeping Giant’. (Brook McIlroy Urban Design + Planning)
Photos © Mike Lalich
One of the 2010 summer exhibitions at Harbourfront Centre on Toronto’s waterfront is an exhibition which investigates how we can re-imagine or re-purpose abandoned, under-utilized industrial spaces and structures to create revitalized landscapes Continue Reading
Photo © KOICHI TORIMURA
We just received the images of I FIND EVERYTHING (I.F.E.) Continue Reading
A bit different architecture for Sunday morning Continue Reading
Hong Kong architect Gary Chang’s shoebox apartment transforms into 24 rooms!
© Abre Etteh
We have always been fascinated by light. It has been seen as a symbol of goodness and knowledge.
This experiment is envisaged in a 1950’s, 4 bed roomed, former city council house in Leeds, UK to serve as a place to sleep, work and read.
Two roof lights and a window are fitted with converging lenses on blinds that project the changing textures of the sky unto the muted surfaces of the room.
The vividness of the projection depends on the strength of the light at a certain time of day.
As the sun traces a path across the sky, the different apertures project an image into the room in stark contrast with its flat planes.
This proposal is an attempt to pull the user into the depths of the sky.
This is my dream.
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