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Loft Cube, Live Anywhere Micro Home

Designed for those empty spaces on top of buildings, the Loft Cube, was meant to be a temporary living structure, but with a look like this, why not make the move permanent? The interiors are customized by client, as are the window treatments that decide whether you’re living in a glass house or in a glass house blinds.

Loft Cube, Starting from $111,000.00 by Werner Aisslinger, for Loft Cube

Model: Johnson House

J. J. Pieter Oud. (Dutch, 1890-1963). Johnson House, project, Pinehurst, North Carolina. 1930-31. Wood.

Permanent Collection MoMA

Transforming Tate Modern, by Herzog & de Meuron

Tate Modern is about to get an addition designed by Herzog & de Meuron, the new building will add a 65% increase in display space, to their already expansive facility transformed from a disused power station in 2000

New Development of Tate Modern, Bankside, London, United Kingdom, by Herzog & de Meuron, for Tate Modern

Casa Mirindiba, Brazil by Marcio Kogan

Marcio Kogan is one architect to watch. This urban house combines dark natural Brazilian hardwood, concrete and stone. The design is sensitive to the climate of Brazil, with the ablility to open and close walls and shades at will and the reflecting pools which offer natural cooling. 

Casa Mirindiba, São Paulo, Brazil by Marcio Kogan

Limes Hotel, Australia by Alexander Lotersztain

Limes is the first in Australia to be a member of Design Hotels, with only 21 rooms Limes is intimate and friendly.

Limes Hotel Brisbane, Australia, by Argentinian designer Alexander Lotersztain

Via: dezeen

Kivik Pavilion in Sweden by Chipperfield & Gormley

The pavilion, which was constructed in only two months, is a sculpture entirely in concrete. Formed of three interlocked 100 m3 volumes – ‘The Cave’, ‘The Stage’ and ‘The Tower’ – the pavilion offers three different ways of experiencing the nature and landscapes around Kivik.

2008 Pavilion, Kivik Art Centre, Österlen, Sweden, by David Chipperfield Architects and artist Antony Gormley.
Via: dezeen

White Chapel

White Chapel, by Aoki Jun

Urban Renewal — Diane von Furstenberg HQ

The headquarters building for fashion designer, Diane von Furstenberg (DVF) Studio, in a new, six-story structure built behind two landmarked facades in New York City’s Meatpacking District.

Diane von Furstenberg Studio, by Amale Andraos & Dan Wood, for WORK AC
Via: Yatzer

Leaf Chapel by Yamanashi Kobuchizawa

The Leaf chapel sits within the grounds of the Risonare hotel resort in Kobuchizawa, a refreshingly green setting with beautiful views to the southern Japanese Alps, Yatsugatuke peaks and Mt.Fuji.

Leaf chapel, Kobuchizawa, Yamanashi, Japan by Klein Dytham architecture

Zaha Hadid’s Oxford Extension Branded ‘Awkward’

Zaha Hadid’s proposed extension to the Middle East Centre at St Antony’s College in Oxford has been branded ‘awkward’ and ‘in constant competition with its neighbours’ by CABE, the commission’s design review panel.

We are not always fans of Hadid’s work but this solution seems entirely suitable, if a bit radical for this setting — better awkward than mediocre.

Oxford College Extension, Oxford, United Kingdom by Zaha Hadid, full story at Architects Journal

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