Need a place to work from during this pandemic? You have a backyard? Site Shack might be just what you’ve been looking for. It is a tiny prefab that sets up anywhere in a space. Site Shack is outfitted with a desk, storage, and wiring.
This futuristic looking mini home called Ecocapsule made me gasp. It’s a fully off-grid, smart, self-sustainable micro-unit, powered only by solar and wind energy. It allows you to stay in remote places out of reach of urban networks. It has room for one or two people usable as a cottage, pop-up hotel, caravan, mobile office, research station or anything you want it to be. You can read more here.
Japanese architect Kengo Kuma designed The Exchange, a multipurpose structure located at Darling Square in Sydney, and housing a library, food hall, restaurants and a day-care facility. Holy giant Swiss cow, this is breathtaking!
This house! It’s called the Gjøvik House, situated an hour outside of Oslo, Norway and designed by Norm Architects. Stunning.
What a lovely minimalist dwelling, called House DZ, designed by Belgian architecture firm Graux & Baeyens.
Mirrored ceilings and criss-crossed stairwells give this Chinese bookstore the feeling of an M.C. Escher Woodcut. Wow!
This light installation in a Scottish coastal town shows future sea levels. This is powerful. And scary.
Blown away by Plans Matter, a site that lets you find architecturally stunning homes for vacation rentals, as well hotels.
I am back at the Floating Farmhouse with team CreativeMornings to plan for the new year. Small team off-sites are magical in this place! Tom Givone, the owner, has a beautiful aesthetic. He adds, by taking away. My minimalist heart rejoices.
Last week I was invited to a friend’s house and this is the mosaic that greeted me at the entryway. What a stunning statement right at the entrance of a home! The masterpiece is by Sarah Donato. I learned from the owner Jules that they were inspired by Nick Misani’s work.
Now I am dreaming of one day renovating a home and being able to hire Sarah to make me a custom mosaic. One day! One day!
Ingrid asked “Would you like to live in a polka-dotted house?” YES is my answer! YES! YES! YES!
Swiss Pavilion invites you to explore bland rental homes as if you’re Alice in Wonderland. I would love to see this in person.
Visitors at the Des Moines Art Center are invited to crawl and slide inside this massive suspended tape structure. I would love to experience this!
The first episode in a new documentary series reveals an extensive conversation between the Italian architect and Luis Fernández-Galiano
The Tianjin Binhai Library, a 33,700m2 cultural centre, features a luminous spherical auditorium around which floor-to-ceiling bookcases cascade. The undulating bookshelf is the building’s main spatial device and is used both to frame the space and to create stairs, seating, the layered ceiling and even louvres on the façade. A stunning project by MVRDV. Mind blown! I want to see this IRL! I love architecture!