Urban exploration is a project from Jared Lim form Singapore. He looks for patterns in architecture while travelling. Lim has a fantastic eye for architecture and beyond. The photos tend to look fake because of the extraordinary perfection. But if you look close enough, there are wrinkles in every pattern. Have a look at more of his work on his website.
A curving road wraps the coast of Rhodes, Greece, flanked by the ocean on one side and a pre-existing retaining stone wall on the other. German practice Hornung and Jacobi Architecture have proposed a single-family residence embedded into the fibers that make up the mediterranean context manifested as a contemporary vessel.
One hour away from Geneva airport in Switzerland, Whitepod offers a camp of 15 dome shaped pods with luxury bedding, fully-fitted bathrooms and an impressive view on the Alps. Each pod is made of a geodesic structure, anchored on a wooden platform which is naturally isolated from the cold and the snow. The pods are equipped with wood-burning stoves, organic bedding and fully serviced bathrooms. Each pod is decorated differently and extra cosy. The large bay windows and the private deck offer a stunning panorama. At the center of the 15 pods, stands a wooden chalet where guests meet for breakfast in the morning or gather in the evening around its central fireplace for drinks and socializing.
Carsten Witte from Hamburg, Germany has made some interesting photos between Central park and the financial district in New York. The funny thing is, it’s not really obvious what you see in some reflections. An incredibly smart view on architecture!
Take a look at the Ridge Road residence created by StudioFour and located on the Mornington Peninsula in Australia. “A simple brief and programming requirements, teamed with a dramatic site characterized by a steep slope and a single tea tree, enabled the design to become an exploration into enclosing the basic rituals of domestic life within restrained building forms… The form of the building becomes driven by the clients desire to separate the public and private zones of the residence.
Singapore-based firm FARM in collaboration with KD architects renovated an old local shop house in Singapore. The ‘Pool Shophouse’ aims to create a conversation between the existing building and the insertion of the new part. The linear pool accentuates the length and sleek design of the interior. The combination between the old brick walls and modern accents give the house a very retro look.
Google. It´s getting harder and harder to grasp the actual size of the company. The amount of technology going behind the ´simple´ search engine is huge. Not to mention all the services next to the search function. For the first time, Google opened a lot of doors. Enjoy a look into their world full of computers, servers and luckily, people.
Japanese Keitaro Muto Architects created this minimal home named ‘GINAN’ designed to give the owner an open and clear feeling as if they were in a garden. It’s contemporary look with gravel all around mimics the ground and produces a gravity defying and destortive effect.
A small town called Vežaičiai in Klaipėda County of western Lithuania may not be a place that most would think of for a cantilevered home that seems like it is more suited for a voyage on the ocean than a stable life on land. And yet the Utriai Residence conceptualized by Lithuanian studio G.Natkevicius & Partners makes for a lovely residence indeed.
The underground house is embedded in the moorland. De large glass facade allows the sun to warm the concrete shell. The thermal mass keeps this warmth and cools the house in the summer. The wooden cantilever regulates sun and is the only visible architecture in the landscape. The open structure of the house is filled in with a light set of rooms, giving it a flexibility to grow together with its owners.
A serie based on Franck’s work and exploration during 2009 to 2012. With this work he wanted to respectfully capture the essence of the architect’s mind in one photograph. Limited edition of the photographs are available on his website.
Chinese architecture firm atelier FCJZ has created ‘AUDI haus’, an installation consisting of glass partitions encompassing an AUDI vehicle inside. The glass panels are arranged to produce multiple reflections of the car, eventually blending into each other, creating the illusion of movement and rotation as the viewer walks around the display. The slices disperse from the corner, resulting in different intensities of light refraction. A diagonal pathway allows users to enter the pavilion and see the car from up close. While inside, the fragmented reflections are transfered onto the surrounding city, creating an obscure atmosphere and an intimate experience with the Audi.