Pictures found in UGLY BELGIAN HOUSES, a blog dedicated to foul architecture which, apparently, Belgium is full of…
A flexible two-story residence / atelier (75sqm), designed for a young couple by Japanese studio Hiroyuki Shinozaki. The architects created a shifted box where funcions are distributed over the various levels, allowing visual connectivity and communication throughout all storeys of the house.
photos by Hiroyasu Sakaguchi and Tatsumi Terado.
A private residence designed by Japanese architect Hiroshi Nakamura, serves privacy and tranquillity in central district Hiroshima.
The architect used for the facade 6.000 glass blocks strung together by stainless steel, to raise a soundproof wall (8.6 x 8.6m) above the ground garage level. The glass wall, translucent or transparent depending on light conditions, animates the street and allows light and air to pass through the enclosed courtyard garden.
Permanent sculpture / small house with roof garden, on the seventh floor of Jacobs Hall, at the Jacobs School of Engineering, from Korean sculptor and installation artist Do-Ho Suh.
Documentary on people searching for simplicity, self-sufficiency, minimalism and happiness by creating shelter in caves, converted garages, trailers, tool sheds, river boats and former pigeon coops. Created by TV producer and Internet-video personality Kirsten Dirksen.
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Found here. Link to video.
Family house in Frohnleiten, Austria, by architect Weichlbauer Ortis (ORTIS GmbH).
Windows, doors and staircase elements are irrationally suspended (reminding M.C.Escher‘s lithographs) and nothing seems to be located where it should be: notice the water outlet that hangs from the orange trashcan at the patio.
All the hard and straight edged concrete walls have been packed in a velvety soft artificial turf, creating a surreal suburban dream house.
“Manifest Density!” is a rustic cabin installed as a parasite on a big building in San Francisco.
Created by Mark Reigelman (artist), Jenny Chapman (architect ) and Paul Endres (engineering consultant ).
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This is a beutifull single house in Canakkale in Turkey, beutifull becuase it fits perfectly the landscape without trying to imitate past vernacular forms. The main structure of the house is concrete and the other constructive walls are hand crafted stone.The window framing and aluminum shutters are made of low maintenance aluminium and filled with hand crafted reed, enabling natural ventilation and creating great shadow patterns in the interior.
Can someone please solve this for me:
How can someone whose whole persona is based on image and aesthetics, live in an apartment like the above?
This is Maddona’s Manhattan apartment as it was featured in Architectural Digest back in the early 1990s.
It looks like it’s inhabited by an affluent yet totally style ignorant 60 year old aunt. I strongly believe that Madonna herself is inhabited by that person too.
Click on images to enlarge them, I posted them small because mediocrity hurts my eyes.
The SN. House by Japanese atelierA5 is located on a narrow side street in a dense residential area in Tokyo. By enclosing the borders of the plot with perforated metal sheets the architects turned the otherwise unusable left-over space between the outside walls and the site boundary into entrance hall and service corridors on the ground floor and outdoor extension for the first floor living room. The metallic enclosure offers privacy but also filtered sunlight, wind and views. The rest of the floors are invested with different materials and are set back to adhere to local regulations create terraces for each level. Clever solution, isn’t it?