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  • MPavilion 2019 – Glenn Murcutt AO

    Melbourne, Australia: MPavilion 2019, designed by Australia’s only Pritzker Architecture Prize recipient Glenn Murcutt AO, opened this week in the Queen Victoria Gardens. Internationally influential for his environmentally responsible designs with a distinctive Australian character, Murcutt’s MPavilion heralds a milestone in the architect’s fifty-year career as his first civic city design. Initiated and commissioned by the Naomi Milgrom Foundation with...
  • Sculptural LIGHT FALLS house

    The LIGHT FALLS house is an extensive redevelopment of a Victorian terraced house in the London’s Borough of Kensington, including the almost complete demolition and reconstruction of the existing dwelling and the addition of a basement and a double-height rear extension. The project features an entirely new organisation that revolves around a new interior courtyard acting as a visual centre...
  • Villa in the Dutch countryside

    The Villa in the Dutch countryside near Vught gives a contemporary twist to the local farmstead out buildings. Traditionally, the Dutch ‘hoeve’ is an ensemble of farmhouses and living quarters loosely clustered around a courtyard. The central open space is protected, yet open to the surrounding landscape. Designed by Mecanoo, this spatial arrangement guided the design of the Villa. The...
  • Himalayan salt block chair

    New York-based designer Gregory Beson has crafted a magnificent sculptural chair made from 76 pink Himalayan salt blocks, in an attempt to examine how humanity exploits natural resources. The piece mimics the design of Louis Kahn’s Californian research facility and modernist architectural icon, the Salk Institute. Beson was motivated to make the chair as a way to comment on our...
  • I was born – the existence of the earth

    At Rokko Meets Art 2019, Hajime Yoshida Architecture and Yoshihiro Mikami created an art installation that changes the way we see the earth. The land art piece, dubbed ‘I was born’, was created for Rokko Meets Art 2019 festival in Rokkosan, Japan. The artists cut a hole in the ground and covered it in a bold red. The installation sits...
  • Prefabricated stilt homes – Bali

    Bali-based architect Alexis Dornier has developed a concept for prefabricated homes that could easily be taken apart and reassembled in a new location. The innovative Stilt Studios are small homes on stilts, which could be erected in a variety of different places without causing any damage to the landscape. The design champions the principles of the circular economy, which calls...
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