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Phyllis Richardson: Superlight - Lightness in Contemporary Houses

Touching Earth Lightly

40 projects that show us how to find lightweight solutions for residential architecture that are not only beautiful but have ecological sensibility, stylistic unobtrusiveness and minimal impact on our environment. The projects in “Superlight” combine two strands of thinking: that buildings can weigh less and have minimal impact on their environments, and that this lightness–visual, […]

Future Living: Collective Housing in Japan

Eye-Opener: Future Living

New collective housing in Japan offers a radical and inspiring perspective on the use of space, materials and daylight – far from most concepts of co-habitation where cost-efficient solutions seem to be the only merit. > MORE Future Living: Collective Housing in Japan Features:    Be-Fun-Design + EANA, Sou Fujimoto, Hitoshi Wakamatsu, On Design & Partners, […]

a+t research group - 10 Stories of Collective Housing

Masterpieces? 10 Stories of Collective Housing

a+t research group: “This is neither a canonical list of buildings nor the top ten of collective housing. They were chosen as one chooses friends. Fault and all, they make everything worthwhile.” It’s a book on graphical analysis of inspiring masterpieces. > MORE a+t research group – 10 Stories of Collective Housing Author:    a+t research […]

Culture:City

Culture as a Force

Art and culture have in many ways become key motors of innovative and successful urban design and planning, without which the world’s metropoles would no longer be worthy of the name. > MORE How does culture leaves its mark on cities and architecture? ”Culture:City” opens up discussions on urban planning, cultural and educational policy and […]

Network Living / Netzwerk Wohnen - Architecture for All Generations

Network Living / Netzwerk Wohnen – Architecture for All Generations

It’s estimated that only 5% of the western hemisphere’s current housing stock is suitable for elderly residents. Should fulfilling senior citizen’s housing needs be a utopia?    > MORE . Network Living / Netzwerk Wohnen – Architecture for All Generations  Editors:    Annette Becker, Peter Cachola Schmal, Claudia Haas Text by:    Paul Andreas, Dietmar Eberle, Albrecht Göschel, […]

Rock the Shack - Architecture of Cabins, Cocoons and Hide-outs

Nature Calls: Rock the Shack – Architecture of Cabins, Cocoons and Hide-outs

Escaping from the complexities of urban life: Here’s a wonderful selection (including many from Scandinavia) of comfortable retreats & hideaways in for modern urban professionals.    > MORE . Rock the Shack – Architecture of Cabins, Cocoons and Hide-outs Features:    Todd Saunders, Aata architects, Sandell Sandberg, Crosson Clarke Carnachan, Cadaval & Sola-Morales, Ruinelli Associati Architetti, Koji […]

Le Corbusier's Pavilion for Zürich Model and Prototype of an Ideal Exhibition Space

Zürich Pavilion – Le Corbusier

Le Corbusier started to sketch on ideas for this building already in 1949. Although intended as a private home, it has served as a pavilion since opening in 1967. It was Le Corbusier’s last built work.   > MORE . Le Corbusier’s Pavilion for Zürich Model and Prototype of an Ideal Exhibition Space Features:    Centre Le […]