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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!
GOLLY ± BOSSY DESIGN HOSTEL, Split, Croatia
クロアチアのスプリトは、アドリア海を臨むダルマチア最大の都市。そこに昨年オープンしたのがこの GOLLY ± BOSSY という、おしゃれな宿屋。もともとデパートだった建物を三ヶ月でホステルに改装してしまったそうだ。
GollyBossy is a boutique hostel in the centre of Split, Croatia.
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 »
installation by Bik Van der Pol
Bik Van der Pol, Museo D’Arte Contemporanae Roma
The new installation by Bik Van der Pol – a house with hundreds of butterflies inspired by Mies van der Rohe’s popular Farnsworth House – is the work chosen to inaugurate the new wing of the MACRO museum.
(4 December 2010 – 13 February 2011)
Read the rest of this article @ Design News »
木村信也氏（チャボ エンジニアリング代表）の動画とストーリが Yatzer™ に — ええこと言うてはる。
V.O.W N°4 // Enjoy a ride with Shinya Kimura
The qualities of a great craftsman begin way beyond their first interaction with the tool. In many instances, the education begins with vision. Growing up around the smell of oil and steel, Shinya Kimura has always been fascinated by motorcycles.
Enjoy the video and story @ Yatzer™ »
Interview with Piergiorgio Robino (Studio Nucleo)
Nucleo is a joint project developed by three artists under the direction of Piergiorgio Robino. Founded in Turin in 1997, Nucleo works collaboratively on interdisciplinary projects that bring together contemporary art, design and architecture. “Today,” says Robino, “Nucleo’s goal is to create projects that may be entirely devised and managed in our studio. We are art designers who ask themselves questions, in other words: we are ‘problematic artisans’.”
Read the rest of this article @ Lancia Trendvisions »