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Architects / Designers
Is it serious ?

Is it serious ?

  “My sculptures cause an uproar, astonishment and put a smile on your face, » says Florentijn Hofman the artist. « They give people a break from their daily routines. Passers-by stop in front of them and enter into conversation with other spectators » Hofman’s famous giant duck has floated in waters around the world, in cities like...
I love Airports !

I love Airports !

I don’t know if it’s because I need some vacations, but I love airports. When I was a kid, I remember that what a place crowded with busy and elegant people going who knows where… One of my best wishes at this time : pick a departure, any departure and fly away ! Here are...
Architects, they love block plays !

Architects, they love block plays !

Just like kids, architects still love playing with blocks and cubes. Here are some awesome cube shaped houses all over the world. Share This:
Poetic Bridges

Poetic Bridges

Usually bridges have a specific function : helping people to pass from one bank  to another… They are designed by very serious people,  engineers who have studied those superstructures in order they will resist for years, even with the worst weather conditions or unforeseen safety problem… In this selection bridges are quiet different… « Pont de...
10 most Inspiring Libraries

10 most Inspiring Libraries

All around the world, architects have imagined the most amazing projects for students, books lovers or simple readers. Let’s make a tour among these truly inspiring libraries.   2/ IN CHINA 3/ IN THE NETHERLANDS 4/ IN GERMANY 5/IN NORWAY 6/IN BREZIL   7/ IN FRANCE  8/ IN JAPAN 9/ IN SWEDEN   10/IN KAZAKHSTAN...
Let's the garden come inside

Let’s the garden come inside

  It could be very easy to go overboard on forest/nature inspired creations. Since years nature had already inspired painters, designers and creators in different ways. Still, when I see these beautiful furnishings, I think that we could definitively let trees, flowers and plants of all kinds totally overrun our houses ! PicNYC table by...
Glass Houses

Glass Houses

Would you dare to live in one of those transparent houses ? Situated on a hill overlooking Atami, Japan southwest of Tokyo, Water Glass House By Kengo Kuma. Philip Johnson Glass House : the first one : designed 1945-48 Glass house by Carlo Santambrogio and Ennio Arosio. Created as a concept to showcase Italian company...
Pool Houses

Pool Houses

Spa-House by Metropolis Design via Arch Daily First Crescent Villa by SAOTA Nettleton 199 by SAOTA  via ArchDaily Natural Mountain Home By Bohlin Cywinski Jackson The Paraty House by Marcio Kogan Architects via Contemporist Pierre Cardin Bubble House by Antti Lovag Tangga Hous by Guz Architects via Home DSGN Surfside residence  by Steven Harris Architects...
Take a Look at my Balcony!

Take a Look at my Balcony!

Designed by Hong Kong architect James Law, this distinctive project in Mumbai, India, originated from the idea of adjacent forestry and trees. Using nature as an inspiration, the development encapsulates the natural form of indigenous trees and how it grows and lives symbiotically hosting other life forms.It will house over 200 apartment units, each with...
Museum in the middle of nowhere

Museum in the middle of nowhere

In the middle of Gobi desert stands Ordos a brand new city as a result of a bureaucraty’s’ utopia. An ideal city built in six years in Inner Mongolia evolving from a rural culture into a glistening (and strangely underpopulated) vision of the future Shaped like a large undulating blob, the Ordos Museum has been...
A tribute to the pioneers of the High Alpine Road

A tribute to the pioneers of the High Alpine Road

Is it a sculpture ? A rock ? A bunker of a new kind ?  The new Pass Museum is part of the Timmelsjoch Experience designed by italian architect Werner Tscholl, and is located in the mountains of Austria. A road, once a mule track, links the Passeiertal valley and the Ötztal valley.  Architectural sculptures...
The transparent steel church

The transparent steel church

  This beautiful church made out of 100 stacked layers of steel and 2000 steel column plates is signed by architects Pieterjan Gijs and Arnout Van Vaerenbergh, partners behind the firm Gijis Van Vaernbergh.  The project is entitled « Reading between the Lines ». Through these installation they’re stating that, though something cannot always be seen clearly,...