It's sleeveface for buildings in Brixton.
Perhaps if UK developers could move towards designs like this, we might actually see new homes that enable the communities they're built in to stay beautiful, and become more sustainable and economically viable in the future.
I came across this development a few weeks ago while I was researching for the interactive prospectus CD thing that we're working on at Uni at the moment (I mentioned that last week). As someone who'd quite like a house of their own one day, and someone who likes the idea of terraces and community, I went...
Inhabitat has posted a small feature on a Brazilian artist called Henrique Oliveira, who works with colour, shapes and three-dimensional bent-plywood. The inspiration apparently came from deteriorating hoardings around construction sites in his native São Paulo, and while the sites were being completed and the barriers removed, he used the wood to create the beautiful sculptures you see here....
You may have already heard that this year's Stirling Prize 2008 has been awarded to Accordia in Cambridge. Photograph copyright Tim Cook, sourced from dezeen I used to spend quite a bit of time in the 'bridge and noticed that a lot of their new buildings seemed to be of a much higher standard than...
A while ago I remember seeing a nod to this flikr group. 'Rich People Rooftops NYC' features some awesome shots of roofs I would love to own, especially in the great weather we've had here all summer. It seems like unless you have access to one of the few community garden spaces on empty building...
I've not seen many of Gehry's works, only the 'Ginger and Fred' building in Prague, and at the time I didn't really know much about him. I wrote a first year essay about his works though, considering the underlying similarities with the concepts behind many modernist architects, so I've had the opportunity to view a...
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