New Yacht Has Submerged Rooms

Design // Monday, May 11, 2015
For those of you that have more money than you know what to do with and could see yourself enjoying sleeping under water, well, this might be the perfect yacht to add to your collection. Kleindienst Group's "Floating Seahorse" debuted in Dubai (obviously) at the Dubai International Boat Show and is a marine yacht that has underwater rooms that potentially could have incredible views depending on what body of water you choose to float it in.

Tokyo Restaurant Decorated with Recycled Cables

Design // Friday, May 01, 2015
Designed by Japanese artist and architect Kengo Kuma, this bar-restaurant located in Kichijoji outside Tokyo is adorned withheaps of colored recycled cables. "We applied recycled LAN cables, which we call Mojamoja – to describe its shaggy, wooly look – and what is called acrylic ball (left-over melted acrylic byproduct pieces) to everything from interior materials to furniture. As the result, some amazing interior emerged, where form becomes invisible and only materiality and various colors appear as if floating in the air.

Illustrations of Architects' Buildings and the Animals They Look Like

Design // Thursday, April 09, 2015
If you've ever thought that the Eiffel Tower look a little bit like a Giraffe or that the Guggenheim could be a snail, then you're not alone. Federico Babina, whose architecture-influenced illustrations we've been enjoying for years, has a whole series of famous architects' classic buildings and the animals they look like!

Yes, We Too Want to See a Mirrored Skyscraper Hotel in the Swiss Alps

Design // Wednesday, March 25, 2015
We like the Swiss Alps. We think they are one of the most beautiful mountain ranges in the world, filled with wonderful resorts with classy coffee and treacherous ski runs. Hell, we would go to Zurich right now (not really the Alps, per se, but you get our drift). So we are very much into the creation of a 381-meter skyscraper hotel, built in Vals, Switzerland, designed by Morphosis Architects.

The Ferdinand Cheval’s Ideal Palace

Juxtapoz // Thursday, March 19, 2015
So the story goes, in 1879, during one of his rounds, Ferdinand Cheval, a rural postman, stumbles upon an odd stone and is immediately struck with a dream to build a palace. He then devotes the next 33 years of his life building a dream palace. During his daily country rounds of about 18 miles and with the help of a faithful wheelbarrow he would pick up stones.

Calvin Seibert's Sandcastles

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, March 11, 2015
Calvin Seibert, aka Box Builder, creates these cool and crisp architectural studies of archetypal urban planning, exploring classic forms, cubism, brutalism, mid-eastern mosaic forms and abstract mosaic forms, all just with a few simple tools and some sand!

An Exhibition of Jan Kaplický Futuristic Drawings

Design // Wednesday, March 04, 2015
A new exhibition at the Architectural Association in London presents work by the Czech architect and founder of Future Systems Jan Kaplický (1937-2009) – a visionary designer with a passion for drawing as a means of discovering, describing and constructing.

A Suspended Grass Walkway

Design // Monday, March 02, 2015
We're loving this suspended sculptural grass walkway in Poland by Zalewski Architecture Group. The structures is mounted and suspended above a courtyard, giving residents access to the outdoors without walking all the way down the stairs.

Ice Cube Celebrates the Eames

Design // Tuesday, February 24, 2015
The Eames loving, Ice Cube-listening, Los Angeles-appreciating staff at Juxtapoz somehow missed this video of Ice Cube celebrating the Eames... 

Constructing Worlds: Photography and Architecture in the Modern Age

Photography // Thursday, January 29, 2015
Among my all-time favorite photographs have always been Ed Ruscha’s aerial landscape shots of Los Angeles parking lots and stadiums. Flying high in commercial airplanes merely teases at the intricacies and structure that man has bestowed on earth, the geometric balance and spatial suburbanization of Southern California. That is what makes this book, Constructing Worlds: Photography and Architecture in the Modern Age, so stunning and historically relevant.
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