The Exchange by Kengo Kuma

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!

Gjøvik House

This house! It’s called the Gjøvik House, situated an hour outside of Oslo, Norway and designed by Norm Architects. Stunning.

House DZ

What a lovely minimalist dwelling, called House DZ, designed by Belgian architecture firm Graux & Baeyens.

Escher-esque Chinese Bookstore

Mirrored ceilings and criss-crossed stairwells give this Chinese bookstore the feeling of an M.C. Escher Woodcut. Wow!

Gigantic Pivoting Door

Gah! This gigantic pivoting door of a modern home in Antwerp made me gasp.

This is Powerful

This light installation in a Scottish coastal town shows future sea levels. This is powerful. And scary.

Plans Matter

Blown away by Plans Matter, a site that lets you find architecturally stunning homes for vacation rentals, as well hotels.

Floating Farmhouse

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.

Entryway Mosaic Floor

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!

Ibizan Style Country Home

I’d be totally ok staying at this house. No problem.

Polka-Dotted House

Ingrid asked “Would you like to live in a polka-dotted house?” YES is my answer! YES! YES! YES!

Swiss Pavilion

Swiss Pavilion invites you to explore bland rental homes as if you’re Alice in Wonderland. I would love to see this in person.

(via Better Living Through Design)

This Room. This View.

This room. This view. A dream!

Massive Suspended Tape Structure

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!

Conversations with Renzo Piano

The first episode in a new documentary series reveals an extensive conversation between the Italian architect and Luis Fernández-Galiano

The Tianjin Binhai Library

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!

House Ourem

This house by Filipe Saraiva Arquitectos made me gasp!

An Inflatable Concert Hall

This gigantic purple balloon is in fact an inflatable concert hall, currently set up in Tokyo. Absolutely breathtaking.

Back Country House

This Back Country House by David Maurice took my breath away. Absolutely stunning.

Playful Architecture Photography


These playful architecture photos put the biggest smile on my face.

A Double Triangular House

This A-Frame inspired house made me gasp. It is by Jean Verville architecture and called the FAHOUSE. It’s a residence burrowed in the middle of a hemlock forest in Eastern Townships, Canada. Click through to design milk for more images.

Stampville

The Stampville rubber stamp set has what it takes to make your little ones feel like budding architects. Definitely marking this one as a fun birthday gift.

Tsumiki Stacking Blocks

Any architect will tell you that, structurally, a triangle is the strongest geometric shape. Architect Kengo Kuma has taken this wisdom and rendered it into a playful and interactive building set. I’d love to play with these.

Masseria Moroseta

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I want to sit at this table and think about life.