Through House


Nestled between a park and a hill, this house for a Catholic family is a vessel that channels views in from the front and rear, and where they meet in the middle, bridges them across. Flanked on 3 sides by other houses, it finds itself in the middle between a small park in front and a hill further behind. The house uses this position to set up a distant dialogue between the 2 green spaces. http://architizer.com/

Small Homes for Sale in New Zealand

Have you been dreaming of living in New Zealand? It could happen sooner than you think, and for far less money that you ever imagined. Would you believe me if I told you that you could buy a tiny house in New Zealand for less than US$7500? I know, it sounds too good to be […] http://ift.tt/wrwfQc

Repurposed Architecture: Finding New Meanings in Abandoned Factories, Monasteries and Homes


More often than ever, architects are concerning themselves not with building things, but with re-building them — rethinking, redesigning and repurposing existing structures to meet new needs. These needs may include concerns about sustainability, lack of resources, legal restrictions or even historic preservation. Rather than hindering creativity, however, recycling old buildings offers architects opportunities to reanimate unique spaces, engage with architectural traditions, and build off the legacies of established sites. Repurposed architecture can play a role in revitalizing communities, as well. Increasingly often, old factories and other industrial structures are becoming the centers of new economies or — ironically — sites of leisure. Repurposed buildings are not simply reincarnations of their former selves; an arts center does not have the same relationship to a community as a factory. But these projects do not act as replacements or departures from what preceded them, either. When architecture is successfully repurposed, it does not hide its history, but instead becomes a relic, projecting its identity into a new age, and embodying the contradictory qualities of tradition and innovation, of preservation and progress. Finally, the repurposing of architecture is nothing new. The Hagia Sophia has been rebuilt, redesigned and redecorated many times in its … http://architizer.com/

Rainbow Chapel


Building upon the credo that developing an art space should nourish a city and its communities, we created the Rainbow Chapel – a wedding chapel intriguingly placed inside the G+PARK in Shanghai. Designed around the Shanghai Museum of Glass, the G+PARK recently celebrated its 4 year anniversary and unveiled a lifestyle addition to its premises, pinning a new first for China: the inclusion of a wedding chapel into a museum park. The newly open chapel stands as an alternative to classic wedding venues on the Chinese market, attracting young, creative couples. http://architizer.com/

Lillehammer Art Museum and Cinema Expansion


Twenty-two years after completing the first expansion to the Lillehammer Art Museum, Snøhetta is honored to expand the project yet again, creating a holistic expression for both the art museum and the adjacent cinema. Integration of art plays a central role in all aspects of the project, from the landscape to the program to the buildings themselves. The Lillehammer Art Museum and Lillehammer Cinema were first established in an Erling Viksjø–designed building in 1964, which is considered today a definite representation of the architectural style of its time. http://architizer.com/

The Slice Planner: A Cool Digital/Paper Organizer


While we do love digital, there’s nothing quite like the raspy feel of sharp pencil on textured paper. It feels more personal, somehow, and creative in a connected, direct way. The company behind the Slice Planner has devised a nifty system that unites old-school paper with digital bells and whistles so we can appreciate our favorite elements of both worlds. Read more…

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Designers Go Out on a Limb with the Legs Jacket


Cycling or walking to work always sounds like a great idea on a balmy, sunny day. But when it’s blowing up a storm and raining cats and dogs? Not so much. Cue the Legs Jacket by VEAR, rain pants that are windproof, waterproof, breathable and lightweight. VEAR, a company based in Denmark, decided it was high time to offer commuters a high-tech solution to the wet pants problem — and a stylish solution, to boot. Read more…

http://dornob.com

Lillehammer Art Museum and Cinema Expansion


Twenty-two years after completing the first expansion to the Lillehammer Art Museum, Snøhetta is honored to expand the project yet again, creating a holistic expression for both the art museum and the adjacent cinema. Integration of art plays a central role in all aspects of the project, from the landscape to the program to the buildings themselves. The Lillehammer Art Museum and Lillehammer Cinema were first established in an Erling Viksjø–designed building in 1964, which is considered today a definite representation of the architectural style of its time. http://architizer.com/

Farmhouse Grubbehoeve


Jeanne Dekkers Architecture has renovated and extended a brick farmhouse in the Dutch village of Banholt, adding contemporary additions clad in horizontal spruce battens that enclose a cobbled courtyard. The traditional farm has been transformed into a home with a studio, exhibition hall, holiday accommodation and a carport. The property is situated on the edge of the village in the agricultural Limburg region and originally featured an L-shaped plan lining the edges of a courtyard. http://architizer.com/