Architecture
  • The ultimate gearhead dream!

    18:47 | 01.Sep - publicēja: Kaspars Sarmulis - komentāri: 0
    This house might just be the ultimate gearhead dream! It's a 2 bedroom, 2 and a half bathroom house built around a 16 car garage with a fully stocked shop! How awesome is that?
  • PATRICK DEMPSEY'S WELCOMING MALIBU HOME

    06:21 | 04.Jun - publicēja: Kaspars Sarmulis - komentāri: 0
    Ti "We were looking for a little land and space, and a house with some architectural significance," the Of course, the structure’s metamorphosis from bohemian atelier to family domicile didn’t happen overnight. When the Dempseys discovered the Gehry house, the original façade and footprint were largely intact but the interiors had been renovated and the nearly five-acre grounds transformed by the previous owners,...
  • ArchiPlan Wins Competition to Design Kim Tschang-Yeul Art Museum

    06:21 | 04.Jun - publicēja: Kaspars Sarmulis - komentāri: 0
    ArchiPlan has won first prize in an international competition for a contemporary art museum designed solely for the work of Korean painter Kim Tschang-Yeul. Slated for completion in 2015 on the volcanic Jeju Island, a province in South Korea, the single-story museum is designed to be the physical manifestation of Kim’s philosophy regarding the water drop. “We spent a long time understanding [Kim] – understanding his...
  • The Right Angles

    06:21 | 04.Jun - publicēja: Kaspars Sarmulis - komentāri: 0
      For years, Sanjay Puri, principal of Auriga restaurant, where he created a mesmerizing, wood-clad room that “feels like the inside of a sculpture,” he says. For the second level of the nearly-4,000-square-foot restaurant, perched atop a nightclub on a tree-lined side street in the city’s Mahalaxmi neighborhood, “the client wanted a warm ambience, [so] we decided to use wood,” he says.   ...
  • Jeanne Gang May Be Headed West

    06:21 | 04.Jun - publicēja: Kaspars Sarmulis - komentāri: 0
    The architect behind Chicago's Aqua Tower is working with a developer on a potential new project in San Francisco. The San Francisco Chronicle's John King reported Thursday that Studio Gang Architects, lead by Jeanne Gang, FAIA, is working with Tishman Speyer in the city. An email to the Chicago-based studio this morning confirmed this, but the spokesperson would not disclose details about location or if the project will be...
  • Prefab Grows Up

    06:21 | 04.Jun - publicēja: Kaspars Sarmulis - komentāri: 0
    Remember those perfectly trim and modern modular designs that were supposed to revolutionize the home-building industry, and that seemed to appear every other month on the cover of certain shelter magazines?   Well, the prefab residential dream is still out there, battered but surviving, and seeming to cede none of the rhetorical high ground. Not long ago I saw an item about Pharrell Williams, the hip-hop impresario, teaming up with...
  • Q&A: Francine Houben of Mecanoo Architecten

    06:21 | 04.Jun - publicēja: Kaspars Sarmulis - komentāri: 0
    Last month, the District of Columbia Public Library system selected Dutch firm Mecanoo Architecten and Washington, D.C.–based firm Martinez+Johnson Architecture to renovate the capital's central library, the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library—a 1972 building designed by Ludwig Mies van der Rohe. The library has suffered from decades of neglect and deferred maintenance. Now, in addition to a renovation, it may also get a...
  • Lead Me Not Into Penn Station

    06:21 | 04.Jun - publicēja: Kaspars Sarmulis - komentāri: 0
    Penn Station is probably the most lamented of all the landmarks lost in New York. The vaulted steel and glass sheds that covered the train platforms lent drama and mystique to the routine act of arriving in a city by train. The stately, soaring interior of the McKim, Mead, and White terminal was an ode to civic architecture, conferring a kind of kingliness on the weary traveler and the workaday commuter. "It ennobles the act of daily...
  • D.C. Public Library Names Architecture Team for MLK Memorial Library Redesign

    06:21 | 04.Jun - publicēja: Kaspars Sarmulis - komentāri: 0
    Mecanoo Architecten and Martinez+Johnson Architecture are the winners of the design competition to renovate the Mies building.   At a press conference Tuesday morning, Washington, D.C. Mayor Vincent Gray named the architecture team that will spearhead the long-overdue renovation of the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library. The team—Netherlands-based Mecanoo Architecten and D.C.-based Martinez+Johnson...
  • The Right Move for the Wright House?

    06:21 | 04.Jun - publicēja: Kaspars Sarmulis - komentāri: 0
    The Bachman Wilson House will leave New Jersey for higher and drier ground on the Crystal Bridges campus in Arkansas.   When Frank Lloyd Wright designed a house alongside the Millstone River in Somerset County, N.J., he couldn’t have predicted that flooding would cause it to be shipped 1,300 miles away. Neither did homeowners Lawrence and Sharon Tarantino. But after years of floods, the Tarantinos—architects and...
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