Category: ARCHITECTURE

Jun 15, 2010

Picture of the Day – Endless Sprial

Picture of the Day – Endless Sprial

ENDLESS SPIRAL Photograph by Philipp Klinger This incredible sculpture was designed by Olafur Eliasson. It’s a 9-meter high double spiral staircase made of steel. It is located at the entrance of the KPMG office building in Munich, Germany. The stair is called Umschreibung (Rewriting), and was completed in 2004. via Philipp Klinger on Flickr

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Jun 7, 2010

Remember Jenga? This is the House Version of It

Remember Jenga? This is the House Version of It

Remember Jenga? The game of wooden blocks, steady hands and wobbly structures? Japanese architect Sou Fujimoto has designed a space that closely resembles the classic childhood pastime. Through strict use of only 350mm (14 inch) beams, Fujimoto has created a fascinating space where inhabitants ‘discover, rather than be prescribed; the functionalities of the space’. Photograph…

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May 25, 2010

I’m On A [House] Boat – Floating Home in Lake Union, Seattle

I’m On A [House] Boat – Floating Home in Lake Union, Seattle

Photograph by Ben Benschneider Remember the Tom Hanks classic, Sleepless in Seattle? More importantly, do you remember the house he lived in? It was a floating home on Lake Union in the heart of Seattle. Sure he was restless, but that place was awesome! Fast-forward to reality and check out this actual floating home in…

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May 12, 2010

Picture of the Day – May 12, 2010

Picture of the Day – May 12, 2010

REFLECTION ETERNAL Photograph by Feng Li / Getty Images The night scene at the China Pavilion, left, and the Expo Axis, right, on the opening day of the Shanghai World Expo on May 1, in Shanghai, China. The Shanghai World Expo will be held from May 1 to Oct. 31, and is expecting 70 million…

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May 11, 2010

Industrial Chic – Modern Cabin with Giant Window for a Wall

Industrial Chic – Modern Cabin with Giant Window for a Wall

Photograph by Ben Schneider You have a beautiful cabin on a beautiful lake. The weather today is perfect and you want to bring that slice of perfection inside. Wouldn’t it be swell if you could just temporarily remove that wall facing the water and enjoy the cool breeze and sounds of nature? Olson Kundig Architects…

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May 4, 2010

Picture of the Day – Books for Giants

Picture of the Day – Books for Giants

Photograph by Jonathan Moreau The Community Bookshelf is a striking feature of Kansas City’s downtown. It runs along the south wall of the Central Library’s parking garage on 10th Street between Wyandotte Street and Baltimore Avenue. The book spines, which measure approximately 25 feet by 9 feet, are made of signboard mylar. The shelf…

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Apr 29, 2010

A Townhouse in the Sky

A Townhouse in the Sky

It has been a few months since I’ve posted a real estate jaw-dropper from the mecca of insane property values that is New York City. This time I shift focus from the artsy SoHo district, to the ultra-swank neighbourhood of TriBeCa; which Forbes listed as New York City’s most expensive area code in 2006. Check…

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