Treehouses by Takashi Kobayashi

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.

Drawings and Sketches by Italian Architect Aldo Rossi

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, March 27, 2013
During Italian architect and designer Aldo Rossi's lifetime he accomplished the unusual feat of achieving international recognition in four distinct areas: theory, drawing, architecture and product design and winning the Pritzker Prize in 1990. 'His work combined unabashedly grand forms with the most reductive geometric shapes.' View a collection of his sketches and drawing after the jump...  

Paper Chandeliers by Cristina Parreño Architecture and MIT

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.  

A 3D Printed House by SoftKill Design

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...  

Design for Changsha Meixihu International Culture & Art Centre

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.

This Modern Home has a Multi-Story Indoor Slide

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. 

Power Plant Architectural Museum by Atelier Zundel Cristea

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)

Floor Plans of Famous Television Shows

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, March 13, 2013
Spanish-based interior designer Iñaki Aliste Lizarralde may spend too much time watching sitcoms but it allowed him to create incredibly detailed floor plans (including furnishing details) of households from The Simpsons, Dexter, Friends, Seinfeld, and many others.  

Mirrored Canopy in Marseille by Foster + Partners

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. 

Lumio, The Folding Light

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...

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