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Desert Courtyard House

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Desert Courtyard House

Desert Courtyard House

Desert Courtyard House

Desert Courtyard House

via dezeen.com

Rammed earth walls built using soil from the desert site are wrapped in a protective weathered steel shell at this courtyard house near Phoenix by local firm Wendell Burnette Architects. The Desert Courtyard House was designed by Wendell Burnette Architects as a second home in a development on the outskirts of the city, where it is surrounded by granite boulders and tall cacti.
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THE BUCKET BOARD

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via vimeo.com

Do the Green Thing has teamed up with World Wildlife Fund-UK to curate the ‘Everyday Things’ collection: fifteen artists from around the world were asked to repurpose daily objects and show how creativity can lead the way in encouraging people to live a greener lifestyle. When artist Mac Premo was asked to contribute to the collection, he partnered with Sanford Shapes to create skateboard decks made entirely out of material lifted from a dumpster. Mac then made this film which shows the process and inspiration behind the Bucket Board.
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House for Mother

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House for Mother

House for Mother

House for Mother

via designboom.com

‘House for Mother’ by Förstberg Arkitektur Och Formgivning (FAF), is located in Linköping, Sweden, and is part of the Linköpingsbo 2017 Housing Exhibition. The dwelling is divided into two parallel volumes slightly shifted from each other, thus creating spaces both in front of and behind the building.
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Barn Conversion by Thomas Kröger Architekt

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Barn Conversion by Thomas Kröger Architekt

Barn Conversion by Thomas Kröger Architekt

Barn Conversion by Thomas Kröger Architekt

via yatzer.com | photos © Thomas Heimann

The architectural reconstruction and conversion of antiquated buildings, particularly in instances where their use is obsolete or outmoded, is a sublime art form. The architect’s creative expression is arguably tested to a much greater extent when he/she is presented with the dilemma (and challenge) of improving and repurposing an already existing historic structure. Retaining and augmenting the connection between past and present is an important premise, especially in a world where the new is all too often coveted and the old repeatedly disposed of.
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Kitchen Kulture – Gestalten

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Kitchen Kulture

Kitchen Kulture

via ignant.de | photos © Studio Pitari (top), Hannes Henz (bottom)

We love good food and we love to cook, so naturally we were thrilled when we discovered that Berlin-based publisher Gestalten released a new book entitled Kitchen Kulture that celebrates the kitchen as the new living room, a space for social gathering, collaborative cooking, event hosting, and communal dining.
The room that used to be a service area relegated to the back of the house is now the multi-functional hub of the home. Who needs some inspiration on how to transform their kitchen into a lively space should definitely dip into this book. It offers creative kitchen solutions for any size and budget, uncovering the full potential of today’s kitchen.
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Melbourne house extension by Andrew Maynard

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Melbourne house extension by Andrew Maynard

Melbourne house extension by Andrew Maynard

Melbourne house extension by Andrew Maynard

via dezeen.com | photos © Fraser Marsden

The residents of a house in Melbourne have allowed architect Andrew Maynard to reveal their living spaces to passers-by, with a timber-framed extension that slots into the perimeter fence. The extension to a 1930s property on Della Torre Crescent, in the city’s Ivanhoe neighbourhood, was designed to provide a new kitchen, dining room, living area, bedroom and bathroom for a family of five.
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