Photos: Marc Cramer.
Exquisitely made and impeccably detailed, the Beaufort House cuts through design superfluity like a freezing wind feels to cut through the body.
Located in a mixed-use neighbourhood, consisting of industrial and residential buildings, the Architect Henri Cleinge, chose to eschew the usual typology of ground and first floor apartments in favour of a taller building with apartments on the ground and second, and on the second and to third floors, allowing solar exposure on three sides of each dwelling.
Photos: Gomez De La Torre and Guerrero architects.
This house is conceived by Gomez De La Torre and Guerrero architects in 2009 as something like an ascetic retreat, though granted, not one that a famous ascetic such as St Francis of Assisi might understand!
The design relies on sliding walls and surfaces, to create a reconfigurable series of spaces that constantly play with the threshold of indoor and outdoor. Read more
Photos: David Chipperfield Architects.
Keeping with the commercial theme for today, I thought it would be interesting to compare my earlier post, the Amasçati, retail complex in Turkey by Tabanlioğlu Architects, with the Peek & Cloppenburg flagship store in Vienna by David Chipperfield. They are not a like for like comparison as Tabanlioğlu’s project is an edge of town development, Chipperfield’s a city centre building. But the comparison does highlight the different responses necessary by virtue of the context. Read more
Photo: Hiroshi Ueda
A dental clinic in Fukuyama City by UID Architects is an essay in materiality, light and views. Users of the building appear led through from one intriguing space to the next by tempting glimpses of what lies beyond, like a glutton might follow the aroma of freshly baked bread. Read more
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