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The one and only reason I haven’t posted any of Thibaud Herem‘s work before is because when I first saw it it was on a multitude of other blogs. I was late to the party, but now Herem has updated with a few new illustrations and was kind enough to tell us about it. So before the inevitable deluge of his new work spreads its way over the internet I am going to get in early and post it here… enjoy.

Tree hotel anyone? By Tham & Videgård Arkitekter. Cool.

Pictured is the “Shell” residence by Japanese architect, Kotaro Ide of ARTechnic. The project concluded its works in 2008; the sculptural shell-like structure was built in the forest of Karuizawa, located in the Nagano prefecture of Japan. Hell yeah!

“This year—the Serpentine’s 40th Anniversary—the Serpentine Gallery Pavilion is designed by world-renowned French architect Jean Nouvel. This 2010 Pavilion is the 10th commission in the Gallery’s annual series, the world’s first and most ambitious architectural programme of its kind. It will be the architect’s first completed building in the UK.

The building consists of bold geometric forms, large retractable awnings and a sloped freestanding wall that stands 12m above the lawn. Striking glass, polycarbonate and fabric structures create a versatile system of interior and exterior spaces, while the flexible auditorium will accommodate the Serpentine Gallery Park Nights and Marathon and the changing summer weather.”


Narrated by Dustin Hoffman, Visual Acoustics celebrates the life and career of Julius Shulman, the world’s greatest architectural photographer, whose images brought modern architecture to the American mainstream. Shulman, who passed away this year, captured the work of nearly every modern and progressive architect since the 1930s including Frank Lloyd Wright, Richard Neutra, John Lautner and Frank Gehry.

His images epitomized the singular beauty of Southern California’s modernist movement and brought its iconic structures to the attention of the general public. This unique film is both a testament to the evolution of modern architecture and a joyful portrait of the magnetic, whip-smart gentleman who chronicled it with his unforgettable images.




“Designed by loriane m. icibaci of forma-i, the ananda clinic is meant to accommodate young patients who need treatment from three different specializations: orthodontistry, physiotherapy and pshycology. The main idea behind the project was to provide space for work and amusement for the main users (the children) and to avoid the conventional concept of a clinic. for children’s use, the walls and flooring have been finished in washable surfaces.” Super cool. Via


I was disappointed when the High Line wasn’t open in January when I visited New York, it was due to be, but like most construction jobs, it over ran. Section one of this 1.45 mile long public park finally opened on Monday. Its such a great idea in a city of such little space. The way it cuts through the city underneath buildings and weaves over the top of busy traffic is inspiring. Can’t wait to go back and see it! View it’s starting point live from the Standard Hotel’s webcam. Visit the High Line Website to and see all the historical, architectural, construction and completion images. Wonderful.



Monolab created the ambitious contemporary residence ‘body house’ in rotterdam, near the harbour. The architects designed the home with the sleeping and bathing spaces in a concrete plinth, while the living, dining and cooking spaces float in the void above, suspended by a steel frame. I’ve pulled out of the last house, I’m moving in here instead.




“Architect adam kalkin combines 12 shipping containers inside a larger structure to create the adriance house in northern maine. The home uses the containers partially for structure, supporting a glazed glass structure that envelops the home.” When can I move in?? Awesome!


This is the first of 3 volumes to be released by Taschen covering the career of the great Frank Lloyd Wright.

Written by Bruce Brooks Pfeiffer, Director of the Frank Lloyd Archives, this is 584 pages of work and ideas that defined the modern era of architecture and his influence still endures 50 years after his death.

£120 well spent and available from the Taschen online store




Located within a grassy plain between the ocean and mountains, the weekend house is surrounded by a landscape with a beach and sport facilities.The grass/soil was cut into and lifted up to produce an in-between space for the house. Amazing! Designed by japanese architectural firm Hiroshi Nakamura and NAP architects.



“Frederic Chaubin, born in Cambodia, is chief editor of the French magazine Citizen K, and also a photographer who has been attracted by strange architecture in the former Soviet Union. The photos he takes in countries like Lithuania, Ukraine, Russia, Belarus and Georgia, reveal an extraordinary, almost sci-fi world.” Amazing architecture!

Reet good. Via RIBA

Now this is what I call an aquarium! Inspired by the whirl streams of the sea, shoals of fish, and swirling starlings turning the sky black, 3XNs winning proposal is called ‘Whirlpool’. More here

Kraanspoor—The reuse of an old crane dock. A new glass office building, with a climatic façade of double glazing, motorized louvers on the outside and full length windows on the inside, hovers above the old dock. The result of the architect Trude Hooykaas of OTH bicycling by and forseeing the opportunity for a new office, this project evolved from much determination and perseverance, as a developer had to be found and the authorities convinced.

Pretty Damn Amazing!!!!

I hear Damon Albarn’s got one of these in his back yard. They start at around 25 large, and are undeniably cool. They might even be the best garden shed on the market.

Richard Rogers has had the most remarkable career in British architecture. Beginning with an extraordinary family house in Cornwall, then changing the shape of post-War architecture with the Pompidou Centre, he now heads up an international office that is busier than ever.

Exhibiting from April 25 at Design Museum London.

“Armed with the belief that Architecture has much to learn from its related design disciplines, Commonwealth is a studio focused on research and collaborative unions within the broad spectrum of design fields” — In other words, they do S+++ Hot work like this!


MOS is an interdisciplinary practice focusing on architecture and design through research and the production of multivalent architectural objects. The work engages issues ranging from typology, digital methodologies, the physical context of structure, fabrication, materiality, and use; to the larger networks of social, cultural, and environmental. This process of radical inclusion and experimentation allows MOS to participate in design at a multiplicity of scales: from product design to exhibition design, from residential architecture to cultural centers.


Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners have collaborated with George Wimpey to create a development of 145 of these beauties in Milton Keynes, an endeavour which has since gained them well deserved recognition in two categories of the Housebuilding Innvoation Awards — and yes, of course I want one.