Juxtapoz // Friday, March 29, 2013
Takashi Kobayashi is the carpenter and architect of 120 houses all over Japan. As a self-taught designer Takashi has aimed to erode the boundaries between man and nature. His collective, treehouse peoples, have worked to develop tree structures that avoid stunting the tree's grown and balance on the limbs.
Juxtapoz // Thursday, March 21, 2013
Working with a team of students from MIT, American studio Christina Parreno Architecture constructed this chandelier of cardboard tubes at ARCOMadrid using a mesh structure of wires and cables to hold the canopy. The varying topography was created by cutting the tubes at different lengths.
Juxtapoz // Wednesday, March 20, 2013
London architecture collective Softkill Design has announced plans for a plastic dwelling, the world's first 3D printed house. Printed in sections off-site, the structure could be snapped together on site in a single day. The strange looking web-like structure is eight meters wide and four meters long. The future is here...
Street Art // Friday, March 15, 2013
The ambitious designs created by the architectural firm, Zaha Hadid, for the Changsha Meixihu International Culture & Art Centre in China have been revealed and they are quite impressive. The three buildings, a Grand Theatre, a Contemporary Art Museum, and a Multipurpose Hall, will each offer various creative activities and different experiences. The facilities are intended to offer both indoor and outdoor exhibitions, with additional amenities such as bars and restaurants for visitors.
Juxtapoz // Thursday, March 14, 2013
The residents of this four-story complex on top of a Manhattan skyscraper don't have to use the stairs, they get to swoop down a shiny steel tube. Designed by New York-based architect David Hotson in collaboration with designer Ghislaine Vinas, the slide includes glass bridges, wall climbing fixtures and an incredible geometric design.
Juxtapoz // Wednesday, March 13, 2013
Paris-based firm Atelier Zundel Cristea won a competition to transform the Battersea power station into a museum. The concept behind the project was to make it a 'fun' place that would attract people of all ages and display architectural information in addition to allowing people to explore, experiment and share ideas. Paris-based firm Atelier Zundel Cristea won a competition to transform the Battersea power station into a museum. The concept behind the project was to make it a 'fun' place that would attract people of all ages and display architectural information in addition to allowing people to explore, experiment and share ideas. (via designboom)
Juxtapoz // Wednesday, March 06, 2013
The brand new 'Port Vieux' pavilion in Marseille, France is a 46x22 meter canopy made from polished stainless steel that reflects the pedestrian area of the harbor and surrounding wharf. Designed by Foster + Partners, the pavilion is part of a move to reclaim civic spaces over the water.
Juxtapoz // Monday, February 18, 2013
Architect Max Gunawan designed this portable light that folds up into a book and becomes illuminated when opened. The light is magnetic so that it can be mounted on several different types of surfaces and remains charged for up to 8 hours. Watch a video after the jump...
Juxtapoz // Thursday, February 14, 2013
Robert Young Architects designed this 10,000-square-foot "Art Barn." Featuring a "green screen" that "creates a living skin over the majority of the concrete-block structure." The building contains two large multipurpose galleries with high ceilings and concrete floors. In addition to a commercial-grade kitchen there are several smaller rooms for studios, offices, exercise and sleeping rooms.
Juxtapoz // Tuesday, February 12, 2013
Located in the South of Spain and designed by Paris-based firm Jesús Torres García Architects, the 'Non Program Pavilion' was built to disappear in the landscape and be a part of its beautiful surroundings rather than an intervention. The large transparent glass face reflects the landscape during the day and glows at night.