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Espacio de las Artes at Santa Cruz by Herzog & de Meuron

The newest Herzog & de Meuron building in Spain is the Espacio de las Artes at Santa Cruz, Tenerife. The building is a long volume intersected by a ramp that generates a triangular plaza. Along the facade, over 1,200 openings in 720 different shapes filter the natural light to the inside, while generating an amazing view during night.
With over 20,622 sqm, the building includes a public library, a contemporary art museum, photography centre, store, cafe/restaurant and several public use spaces for the community.

Espacio de las Artes at Santa Cruz, Tenerife, Spain, by Herzog & de Meuron Photos by: Iwan Baan
via: Arch Daily

Tsai Residence in Upstate New York by HHF

The Tsai Residence is a countryhouse designed for two young art collectors. The design reflects their request for simple abstract looking piece, sitting almost without scale on top of the vast property, which is located two hours upstate from New York City.

Tsai Residence, Ancram, New York, by HHF, in collaboration with Chinese artist Ai Weiwei.
via: dezeen

Brione House in Switzerland by Wespi de Meuron

The new building is located in a densely built-up villas on Locarno district, with view on the city, lake and mountains. Only two simple cut, mutually staggered stone cubes work out from the mountain. Additional light is taken in through courtyards. The water of the swimming pool, embedded in the valley facing cube, merges perfectly with the lake.

Brione House, Brione sopra Minusio, Switzerland, by Markus Wespi Jérôme de Meuron architects
via: Arch Daily

Ford Times—Future Home 1959

Charles Harper painted homes designed by Rudy Hermes as photomontage backdrops to introduce the 1960 Fords in November 1959′s Ford Times magazine… ‘the ultimate in prefabrication since it has no footings or foundation.’”
- Dwell

Ford Times, Homes by Rudy Hermes, via: But Does it Float

Philip Johnson Brick House New Canaan Conneticut

Everyone knows the Glass House, the weekend retreat that the architect Philip Johnson designed for himself in New Canaan, Conn. Much less well known is another house Johnson designed soon after—across the street. Because it was for a family, it doesn’t have the jewel-box quality of the Glass House. But it does have its famous predecessor’s cool geometry and considered relationship to the outdoors.

Hodgson House, New Canaan, USA, by Philip Johnson
via: The New York Times

Suntro House by Jorge Hernandez de La Garza

This house is located in a residential area of Oaxtepec, Mexico. Designed for cooling, the openings are placed for maximum air circulation. Daylight is filtered through the folds of the house.

Suntro House, Morelos, Mexico, by Jorge Hernandez de La Garza

Tokyo Photography Studio by Jun Aoki & Associates

A clean facade and composition for photography studio in Tokyo, Japan, designed by Jun Aoki & associates. There are 3 rental photo studios where two in the basement, one on the ground. Ground floor accommodates the car parking lots for studio users. The ceiling grid with fluorescent light allows ever-changing appearance of the space during the night.

Go-Sees Hiroo, Photography Studios, by Jun Aoki & Associates
via: + mood

Eames and Saarinen’s Case Study House #9 is For Sale

Charles Eames and Eero Saarinen’s Entenza House, otherwise known as Case Study #9, is on the market. The house, it seems, had been converted to a guest house or annex, while owner Barry Berkus built his oversized main residence adjacent to the Entenza House.
We’ll take the maid’s quarters any day.

Entenza House, Case Study House #9, by Charles Eames and Eero Saarinen, Los Angeles, USA, $14 million (including adjacent house)
via: Curbed LA

The house is remarkably well-preserved:

This house, planned as a project for the Case Study House program, was first published in the Dec 1945 issue of Arts and Architecture Magazine. Full series available here: Amazon

Model: River City II by Bertrand Goldberg

River City II: Model of Unbuilt Towers, 1986, by Bertrand Goldberg, (1913-1997), Permanent Collection Art Institute of Chicago

Dynamic House by dRMM Architects

London-based dRMM has designed a private house that features a sliding structure that fits over the static main house, guest annex and greenhouse. The mobile element, which is 28 metres long and weighs 50 tons, move along rails set into the ground.

Sliding House, Suffolk, UK, by Alex de Rijke, Joana Pestana Lages Goncalves, dRMM
via: dezeen

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