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News: David Chipperfield Wins Project in Spain

David Chipperfield has won an international competition to masterplan an arts and technology quarter in Segovia, Spain.

Arts and Technology Quarter Winner David Chipperfield, from bd

Cabana Micro House

Modern Cabana a San Francisco based company, can provide clients with designer, pre-fabricated structures.

Cabana, $85.00/sq. foot, by Modern Cabana

UNStudio Theatre

Plenty of angles — the building’s envelope is composed of an overlapping multi-faceted surface that, because of perforations, creates a moiré effect.

Theatre Agora, Lelystad, Netherlands, by UNStudio

Waterfront Villas by Piero Lissoni

In addition to the Mandarin Oriental hotel, this private island in the Turks and Caicos will also offer a selection of villas designed by Piero Lissoni. Other well known architects, including Shigeru Ban, David Chipperfield and Zaha Hadid will also design neighborhoods. Paradise!

Piero Lissoni for Dellis Cay, Mandarin Oriental Hotel

TokyoHouse

The scale of a Japanese house is incredibly small by European or American standards. The solution is to maximize space while at the same time letting in more light and air. Three new concepts here push the boundaries for typical Tokyo lot configurations (each under 100 square meters)

TokyoHouse, by ”Unagi” Manabu Chiba/Chiba Manabu Architects “Hata” Yoshiharu Tsukamoto, Momoyo Kaijima/Ateleir Bow-Wow “Kado” Hitoshi Abe/Ateleir Hitoshi Abe. More (in Japanese): Tokyo House

Architecture: Villa on the Côte d’Azur


An exceptional villa in the south of France by Atelier Barani. Rigorous refined monumentalism overlooking the Côte d’Azur. 

Reminiscent of Le Corbusier and John Pawson, the massive walls and overhangs shade and help to cool the building during the summer. Perfectly proportioned horizontals, and understated simplicity on the hills overlooking Cannes.

Villa in southern France, by Marc Barani (no company website)

Terminal 3 in Beijing

Beijing International Airport’s Terminal 3, by Foster and Partners

Organic Marquee for Moët

Constructed entirely out of Lycra, this space is perforated by small holes that allow the sunlight to filter in to the stand for Moët.

Marquee, for Moët & Chandon, by Chris Bosse

Zaha Hadid Sculpture

 

(from top to bottom) Dubai Dancing Tower, Dubai Marina Bay Tower, Architecture Foundation London, price on request, by Zaha Hadid, at Rove

Books: Julius Shulman Photographer of Modernism

More photographs uncovered from the Julius Shulman archive. Tashen pays tribute to residential and commercial buildings that had slipped from public view in this three volume set.

A resident of Los Angeles since 1920, Julius Shulman has been documenting modernist architecture in Southern California and across the globe for nearly eight decades. His images of Pierre Koenig’s Case Study House No. 22 (1960) in Los Angeles and Richard J. Neutra’s Kaufmann House (1947) in Palm Springs are among the most recognizable and iconic architectural photographs of the 20th century.

Buy it here: Julius Shulman, Modernism Rediscovered

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