Photos: Marcello Mariana.
Garden sheds are often wonderful places where people can tinker and work in a modicum of solitude without feeling disconnected from civilization. What ideas have been given form in these unlikely laboratories for the human mind and soul. Traditionally however, they have tended to be wooden sheds, informal, makeshift, leaky and strewn with gardening tools.
The Italian practice Act_Romegialli has converted an old car garage into a shed that they call Green Box. Externally it is difficult to see what, if anything, they have done as creepers and other plants have totally enveloped the structure. Of course this is no accident, but it charmingly appears as though the garage has been subsumed in nature. Read more
Images: Sou Fujimoto.
One of London’s summer delights, architecturally speaking, is the the Serpentine Pavilion. This year it will be designed by the young Japanese architect Sou Fujimoto. Read more
Photos: Takumi Ota.
The Architecture Foundation in London is hosting an exhibition titled “Tangling” by the young Japanese architect Akihila Hirata. In celebration I thought to explore two of his projects in today’s posts. The Bloomberg pavilion, is the subject of this post. The second is considers the speculative project “Architecture farm”. Read more
Building sexy cars, or any other volume produced product, is one thing. A lot of time and effort can be spent polishing every aspect of the object before it goes into production. But creating a sexy building, a one-off masterpiece is, as every architect knows, another thing altogether!
Porsche certainly design and make beautiful and refined cars. To celebrate and show them off in style, it has also commissioned a very special building in its new pavilion at the Autostadt in Wolfsburg. When the company became part of the VW Group it needed a bold and exciting presence alongside the pavilions of Audi, Bentley, Bugatti and Lamborghini. This pavilion by Henn Architecten gives the brand its due. Read more