Lijiang Xu House Li Xiaodong Atelier
PoohTown is based in 1920’s Slough, England, and uses 'Winnie the Pooh' to reflect on the potential of today’s cities in prescribing policies of happiness alongside familiar amenities. This speculative proposal is a device to enable the potential of a happily-ever-after to be explored beyond the limitations of Slough’s industrial sprawl ambitions in the 1920s.
Bruno Barbey (b.1941, Morocco/France)
"Most of the time I take photographs to document for posterity, traditions and cultures rapidly vanishing as a result of changing consumer attitudes." Born in Morocco, Bruno Barbey studied photography and graphic arts at the Ecole des Arts et Métiers in Vevey, Switzerland. Over four decades, Bruno Barbey has journeyed across five continents and numerous world conflicts, though he does not consider himself a war photographer, he nevertheless covered the civil war in Nigeria, Vietnam, the Middle East, Bangladesh, Cambodia, Ireland, Iraq and Kuwait. His work has appeared in most major magazines in the world. A prolific author who often exposes and expresses himself in book form, Barbey is especially known for his free and harmonious use of color and has frequently worked in Morocco, the country of his childhood. He has been exhibited internationally and his photographs are in the collection of numerous museums.
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Binh Thanh House. Vo Trong Nghia Architects & Sanuki & Nishizawa architects. Ho Chi Minh City. Vietnam. images source (c) Hiroyuki Oki
The house is composed of two different spaces positioned alternately. Spaces for modern lifestyle are allocated in three floating volumes wrapped by concrete pattern blocks. And the spaces between these three volumes are widely open to the exterior and allocated for the natural lifestyle where the residents enjoy wind, sunlight, green and water. (archdaily)
Ptuj Performance Center, Slovenia by ENOTA
The Dominican monastery in Ptuj boasts more than 800 years of history, which is, in various degrees of apparentness, expressed in its building structure. The Dominicans came to Ptuj in the early 13th century, when they were given a plot within the city walls, at the very edge of the west corner. Alongside the existing Romanesque buildings, they began the construction of the monastery and the church, whose transformation of its Romanesque configuration to the current Baroque form had several interim Gothic phases. The rest of the monastery complex shares a similar fate also; however, much more of the Mediaeval, Gothic structure is preserved there.
Le Corbusier, Couvent Sainte-Marie de la Tourette, Eveux, France, 1953. Photographed in 2007 by Hèléne Binet.
City Reflections Andrea Stone
"While visiting Portland, Oregon in the summer of 2011 I became consciously aware of the incredibly beautiful abstract patterns reflected in the windows of the Downtown. I started to associate to the way metal and glass, like structure and openness, represent the tension between elements in modern architecture. While the metal framework demands conformity, the glass reflections seem to explode, almost in defiance of this structure and, in the end, seem to transcend their captors."
the unexpected beauty of oil panning curtain wall
Archive : Subtle piece
Stills from an unofficial music video for the song, “Subtle Piece,” by Belgian instrumental hip-hop duo, 40 Winks. Shot in Brittany, September 2013. The overexposure gives these photographs a pastel, dreamy quality … instant nostalgia for carefree summer days.
Photographer: Margaux Roy
OMS Stage Winnipeg 5468796 Architecture Inc.
"‘The Cube’ is an open-air performance venue situated in Old Market Square, an iconic green space and summer festival hub in Winnipeg’s historic Exchange District. In 2009, 5468796 won an invited competition with a multi-functional design that throws out the old bandshell concept on the grounds that when a conventional stage is not in use it looks forlorn - especially through the city’s long winters."
Brazil 2014 World Cup Stadiums André Chiote